Good morning, Pregamers. The last thing we want is for the games that we have 'capped so diligently to go to extra innings, as all of our work goes straight out the window. In most cases, the game is then basically reduced to a coin-toss....some you win and some you lose. Our team (the one we 'capped to win) did not do the job or we wouldn't be playing beyond nine. You'll never hear any "crowing" about extra-inning wins because I don't view them the same as a regulation win. On to today's card. GET 'EM, FOLKS!
Baltimore Orioles/Cleveland Indians Over 9 (-120) - Hunter (another pitcher I rarely fare well for or against) owns a 6.81 (.323) road ERA and shouldn't disappoint here. Masterson experienced serious control issues last outing walking seven. Usually takes more than one start to iron that problem out. One negative in that Hunter has not allowed a HR to a LH batter on the season My bad, he hasn't HIT a LHB. But they have hammered him to the tune of 12 HRs (one every 4 innings. Good for the Over, not so much for the O's) however he should also be touched up for several runs via the small-ball. No side at this point, but at +145 I would actually lean to the O's. Expect lefties Davis and Markakis to also have an impact. No great trends. Over is 8-3-1 in Masterson's last 12 starts as a favorite. Over is 16-7-1 in Hunter's last 24 starts.
Milwaukee Brewers/Philadelphia Phillies Over 7½ (-125) WIN (+1.0) - Doc is not the Halladay of old, so expect him to give up a few. He suffered from a lack of RS earlier this season, but Wolf allowing RH hitters to bat .330 should help. Oh, that and his stingy 6.86 road ERA and .356 BAA. If he does, by chance, pitch well there's always the Brewers' bullpen. Phillies as a home favorite of -175 to -200 are 1- 8 this season. Haven't been many opportunities, but they have failed miserably in this spot. Hope they can win one for the "Doc". Over is 18-7-1 in Phillies' last 26 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5
Chicago Cubs (+131) - Too much value for me to pass up. No play as yet, but a heads-up that the Cubs have won their last 4 starts against LHP. Bedard has not been dominant lately. JeffSam seemingly rounding back into form. Pirates are 1-5 in Bedard's last 6 starts. Cubs are 13-5 in their last 18 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Atlanta Braves/Miami Marlins Over 8 (+100) - Johnson/Minor may go Over early. JJ allowing LH hitters to hit at a .307 clip. Not good against the Bravos lefty-laden line-up. On the other hand, Minor is good for the long one on the road and walks a few too many. For all intents and purposes, it appears the Fish have quit. I'll be staying clear of them until I see otherwise. Over is 4-1 in Braves' last 5 games vs a right-handed starter. Over is 4-1 in Braves' last 5 games as a road underdog of +110 to +150. Over is 15-4 in Marlins' last 19 games vs a left-handed starter
Boston Red Sox (+125)- Hard to believe that a couple of short years' ago, I thought Feldman was to become one of MLB's premier pitchers. Not so...prone to the big fly and I expect the Sox to take full advantage. Doubront has been tough on lefties all year and is 5-1 (.220) on the road. Also Rangers' first back. Sox swept at home, but not for lack of hitting. Red Sox are 7-1 in Doubront's last 8 road starts. Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs a team with a winning record. Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 vs a team with a winning record. Rangers are 0-5 in their last 5 games vs a left-handed starter. Rangers are 2-7 in Feldman's last 9 starts.
Colorado Rockies/Arizona Diamondbacks Over 9 (-125) - Let's see......Sanchez....LOL. Kennedy who allows all opposing hitters to bat .307 at home? Snakes also slice and dice LHP. Should be easy. No Colorado Over trends....hard to believe. Over is 7-2 in Kennedy's last 9 home starts. Over is 6-2 in Diamondbacks' last 8 games vs a left-handed starter
San Diego Padres/San Francisco Giants Under 6½ (+100)- Vogey is a flat-out stud at home. Richard holding LHB to a .189 BAA and 1 HR. With weak Pads' bats, where will the runs come from? Under is 4-0 in Richard's last 4 road starts. Under is 6-0 in Giants' last 6 games with the total set at 6.5 or lower. Under is 5-0 in Giants' last 5 home games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.
One last note for those on the Yankees; Be warned, Millwood is not the type of pitcher that New York relishes. Very few walks and fewer HRs. Kuroda on the other hand can be hit or miss. Not endorsing a Mariners' play......just sayin'
Gonna have to call this the Pussy Parlay (13/2) because I believe three of these teams win outright tonight;
Chicago Cubs +1½ (-170)
San Diego Padres +1½ (-165)
Boston Red Sox +1½ (-170)
Seattle Mariners +1½ (-125)
Howlin' Dogs ~ 4-5 (+226)
All lines from The Greek
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Good luck Bruno
Thanks, LJ. Get 'em!
Looks near final. Slay the book, folks!
Nice card. BOL to you today Bruno
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Thanks, Jeff.....that is why I proofread....LOL. BIG mistake on Hunter's stats. I knew it didn't look right. Great for the play, though. Get 'em!
Also good for a Tribe play where the line also seems to be moving incorrectly. I would put more stock in the O's 5 game streak if it hadn't been against the Twins and Indians.
Good luck bruno and i am riding that Colo/Ariz. over train with ya!!!
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Bol Bruno love the reading material .
Thanks, brothers. Best of luck to all tonight!
Good luck bruno.
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