Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2014 04:48 PM
Braves are 11-0 in their last 11 home games.... Everyone seems to be cray about Dan Haren's last-out win over Angels--but he was miserable the five games previous, losing them all. (Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then.) Of course, the Braves' starter, Mike Minor, has been a train-wreck lately, too. Still, I think odds favoring Braves (-126) might be a tell.
Since I live inSoCal, I pay partic attention to locals, and I have to smirk at C.J. Wilson being -200 at home vs. Phils tonight--and I don't even know how Phillies have been doin' ately. But CJ has been downright Double-A the last month--just hideous. (I'd suggest he focus more on pitching than his nasty TV ads.)
Plus, the Halos have gone majorly south since they dropped 3 of 4 to the Dodgers. I can smell at least 1.5+ plus on Phillies, and I wouldn't touch Haren with a 10-foot-pole never mind buy his dandruff goop. Just saying.
P.S. Who else thinks Oakland and Lester are too much of a slam-dunk. Yes. he's been CyYoung-worthy since joining A's and even beat Royals twice since his move, but other guy on bump, Guthrie, ain't no bottom-feeder, just threw his first CG, and the Royals have won 8 in a row and are playing in their friendly confines--still miss Harry Caray! Can you smell a trap-ola?....
Stay thirsty, my friends! Remember, The Most Int. Man has never said, "My bad." (Maybe I will later tonight, but I got t... [More]
Posted Tuesday, July 08, 2014 06:31 PM
Verlander is 22-2 with a 2.56 ERA in 29 career interleague starts, including an 11-0 mark and 1.78 ERA in the last 13.He's never lost to an NL team in Detroit, going 13-0 with a 1.83 ERA in 14 starts, and owns a 1.23 ERA in winning his last six at Comerica Park.
But, on the other hand, the Dodgers' starter Ryu, 6-1, has a 1.62 ERA in eight road games. The left-hander is 3-3 with a 4.66 ERA in eight home starts.The Tigers have won 13 of their last 15 interleague home games, while the Dodgers have won nine of 10 on the road against AL teams. Pick this one at your own peril!
Stay thirsty, my friends, and if you'dead-set on taking an LA team, go with the Angels, who are shooting for a record 15th straight home win.
Posted Sunday, June 01, 2014 06:08 AM
Acc. to Covers, "The Angels are a
remarkable 10-1 in their last 11 games against the A's with Weaver
Under bettors can rejoice as well because
Weaver's domination of the A's shows up on the scoreboard too. In the
past 11 starts against the A's, Weaver has allowed only eight runs and has
pitched at least 7.0 innings on eight occasions. Weaver has only given
up an average of 5.7 hits per game and .7 runs per game in that
stretch....Predictably, the Halos and the A's have gone under in 20 of Weaver's past 26 starts.... "For what it's worth; stay thirsty, my friends!
Posted Thursday, October 10, 2013 06:03 AM
- Tigers are 1-10 in Verlanders last 11 starts.
- Tigers are 1-10 in Verlanders last 11 starts on grass.
Taken from Covers. Not sure this game is going to be a replica of yesterday's new-kid-on-the-bump vs. a-king-of-the-hill.
Not gonna touch this one, and my condolences to those of you who had Bucs/Cards under 6.5--which is the current number of this one.
Posted Sunday, September 22, 2013 08:26 AM
Plus, he's won his last 9 (and with 17 wins, is only behind Scherzer),and the Angels are 6 and 0 in Wilson's last 6 starts. Plus, a textbook example of the offense supporting a pitcher is the Halos' scoring for CJ. They've scored 66 runs in last 10 games he's pitched.
Yes, King Felix is pitching for Seattle, but the Angels eat him alive. The only difference this time is that Felix hasn't pitched in 20 days; maybe he's come up with a strategy to stop the bleeding vs. the Angels.
The Over/Under is only 7, which is one of those very-fishy numbers. But I'm going Over since it been bery, bery good for me when CJ's on the bump.
Posted Thursday, September 19, 2013 04:57 AM
Tampa Bay's Matt Moore is 7-0 with a 1.90 ERA in last 10 starts.
Texas has lost Yu Darv's last 6 starts. But that's why they play
Posted Tuesday, September 03, 2013 08:20 AM
Might hink twice before taking moderate favorites in two AL West Coast games:
Tampa Bay (-131) vs. Angels--
--Angels starter Jason Vargas beat the Rays on Thursday with seven
innings of two-hit shutout ball. Los Angeles has won five consecutive
games and nine of its last 10, while Tampa Bay’s loss in the opener was
its eighth in nine games.... Moore hasn't pitched in over a month--always a dicey prop.
--Moore allowed four runs and eight hits in four innings in a rehab
start for Triple-A Durham on Thursday. He had won six consecutive
decisions before suffering the injury that led to a stint on the
disabled list. (Realize minor league prep games usually mean nothing.).... .Moore
will run into an Angels (64-72) offense that has finally clicked during
an underachieving season.They recorded 16 hits in Monday's win and have
scored 50 runs while winning nine of 10.
--Vargas has allowed one run in 13 1/3 innings while winning back-to-back
starts. He gave up one run and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings while beating
Seattle before handcuffing the Rays in his ensuing outing.
--Vargas is 3-1 with a 1.32 ERA in his last four starts against the Rays.
Rangers vs. the Oakland Colons (-140)
--Cold pitching stat: Athletics right-hander Bartolo Colon is 0-2 with a 6.11 ERA over his last four starts.
--Rookie Perez is going for his sixth consecutive win overall and fifth
straight on the road. The 22-year-old... [More]
Posted Sunday, September 01, 2013 09:07 AM
1) Yankees--Pettitte owns O's, and he and Yanks are as hot as Baltimore is cold.
Pettitte has won eight straight
regular-season decisions against the Orioles and hasn't lost to them in
the Bronx in over 14 years as he tries to help the Yankees complete a
three-game sweep Sunday.... Pettitte is 8-0 with a 2.99 ERA in his last
11 starts against the Orioles (71-63), not including a loss in Game 2 of
last year's division series. He's 9-0 with a 2.44 ERA in his last 11
home starts against them since July 5, 1999.... Wei-Yin Chen (7-7, 3.76)
is hoping to bounce back in September after going 1-4 with a 6.00 ERA
in five August outings
left-hander Andy Pettitte has won three consecutive starts while
surrendering just one earned run over 19 2/3 innings in that span. The
Yankees are 10-1 in Pettitte's last 11 home starts against Baltimore,
and Yanks are 10 and 1 last 11 home games.
2) St. Louis Cardinals--
Joe Kelly is 6-0 with a 2.24 ERA in nine
starts since joining the rotation July 6, and he's allowed three runs on
two homers over 18 innings while winning three straight outings
overall.... Kris Johnson is slated to make his first career start for
the Pirates in the finale. (Tough team to make MLB starting pitcher
right-hander Joe Kelly has won six consecutive decisions and has allowed
two runs or fewer eight times over that stretch.
Posted Saturday, August 17, 2013 06:26 PM
Way earlier today, I posted that Clayton is best pitcher in beisbol, but the Phillies give him phits; 0 and 4 in 8 starts, with an ERA of 4.31. One of 2 NL teams he hasn't beaten....
I added that LA has best streak in decades, 41 of 49, and has won 19 of last 20 road games--so I'm taking runline. Got hammered by a couple Stevie Wonders who wondered why I could possibly go against CK. I wasn't!...
Why do Angels continue to be major faves at home against inferior teams!? They are disgraceful, and wiseguys must be making big bucks against them.
Angels are 6 and 15 last 21 versus teams below .400 win %. And they've lost their last 5 at home. Yet Vegas makes Halos -195???
Best bet, tho, is Over 8. When you've never heard of either pitcher--Keuchel/Richards--a good strategy is take Overs. This game may end up with a higher score than some NFL games tonight!
Good Luck and Stay Thirsty My Friends!
Posted Saturday, August 17, 2013 08:42 AM
Clayton could well be best pitcher in beisbol, but no thanks to Phils, who love to see him on the bump. 0 and 4 vs Phils in 8 starts with a 4.31 ERA. One of 2 NL teams CK has not beaten. Yeah, I know LA has won 19 out of last 20 road games and has the best MLB in several decades, winning 41 out of last 49--so maybe Phils might make a good runline bet at least.
I know Chris Sale has righted his ship, but his mound foe, Twins' Andy Albers has been fantastic. Only 6th pitcher in MLB history to throw 8+ shutout innings first two starts. Shut out Indians, then gave up 4 hits in 8.3 innings against much-improved Royals. Another good runline at very least.
Good luck--and Stay Thirsty My Friends. Personally, I'm on Reds ML, which is a very fair price considering Latos has been lights out since All-Star break--and their excruciating bottom of 9th come-from-ahead loss to Brewers.
Posted Thursday, August 15, 2013 09:48 AM
LAA/NY 8.5 Heck, Soriano and Trout may account for virtually all the runs needed in the first 5 innings!
Not a big fan of Overs/Unders; much prefer to pick sides--and, by the way, my upset of day is CWS over Twins, with Sox newcomer Rienzo on the bump. He's been lights out on his 2 road starts (2 runs to Detroit, and 3 to Cleveland--both Quality Starts, and Vegas is giving him no respect, tho line is falling as I type.
About 6 or 7 times a year, I get a feeling that I'm on a can't miss, and the Yankee game is one of these. I don't use O/U much on Streak Survivor, but did for this game.
Two guys on the bump today aren't ones you want to use in an Under situation. Phil Hughes has been a Home Run Derby pitcher most of year, and CJ Wilson has done all right lately, but he's good to give up 3 or 4 runs--against "normal" teams.
The Yankees' hitters, tho are hotter than ScarJo in a thong, and nothing wrong with Angels' hitters lately; the pitchers, even The Weave yesterday, put them way behind early--and they should
feast on Hughes. Any other Yanks' pitcher, and blazin' NY would be more than just -115.
Good luck my friends and Stay Thirsty!
Posted Tuesday, August 06, 2013 07:52 PM
Not only did Wade Miley shut-out TB last week in Fla, 7 to 0, but he's facing same pitcher, Jeremy Hellickson, at home tonight. And you guessed it--not only are Rays faves (-118), but 15 of 18 Covers Experts on Tampa Bay.
Oh, well, on further review, I can see why. "Miley improved to 4-1 with a 1.85 ERA in his last five
by allowing 2 hits over 6 1/3 innings in Wednesday's 7-0 win at Tampa
Bay. He struck out 8 and walked 5.The left-hander has held opponents to a .198 average in his last 5 outings." And Rays have scored 7 runs in last 4 starts.
Before betting trailer house on D-Backs, in the interests of full disclosure, Hellickson going for 5th straight road win and Rays best team in interleague play this season, 12 and 3.
Posted Tuesday, August 06, 2013 07:26 PM
Hiroki given up 2 runs in last 33 innings, and only given up runs in one game of last 5 on the bump. 4-1 over last 9 starts.
Opposing pitcher, Chris Sale, is no dog, but he's 1 and 9 last 10, and CWS won its first game in 11 starts last night.
Over/Under is 6.5. No argument with that, but hard to buy Sox as faves (-118) even if slight. Yes, the Alex Circus is in town, but I think it's about time for Grandy to light a fire under teammates.