Monday, June 25, 2012

MLB Monday

(41-31 +13,590 )
Got the Monday blues? Not to worry MLB season in full swing and we look to build our bankroll! So sit back, relax and take in the American past time. We're gonna rock your world.

Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia the city of Brotherly Love. You know the Phillies were the gate keepers to NL East Championship holders of that title for 5 consecutive years, NL Champion 2008 & 2009 and 2008 World Champs. I say were because they're nowhere near what they were right now.
Philadelphia dropped two in a double header with Hammels and Lee, the big guns, they have not been effective in June, Lee can't win at all. Good thing coming into this game is both pitchers went pretty deep saving the pen and Joe Blanton who has also been eating innings has backed the Phillies winning 3 out of 4 June starts. June 14th at Minnesota he threw a gem, 9 innings 1 run win then he turned around on June 20th against Colorado giving up 5 with 3 HR's amazingly he got a ND with Phillies winning. The problem with Joe giving up multiple HR's, which is a telling sign of his sinker not working, the tendencies seems to linger as flat sinkers getting whacked has gone from May 14th for 8 games in a row. This spot will also feature the return of Jeff Karstens from DL , went 1 inning at Arizona on April 17th and he was done, who skipped the rehab game at the Minor level and coming straight into this game after throwing a good bullpen session. He maybe on a short leash, but even if he only throws 5 innings the Bucs pen looks good to go. Pirates have been on a surge all June looking very much a contender. Offense has responded well in June after a low scoring loss of 2 runs or less winning 3 out of 4 in such situations and also generating Over in all those games. Like the Pirates and like the Over.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES +134 for 1 unit(L)
PIRATES at PHILLIES OVER 8 at -110 for 1 unit(W)

LA Dodgers at SF Giants
LA in SF you know the chant will be "beat LA" One of my favorite stadium AT&T Park and what you need to know here is the freakish wind which is 23mph blowing out to the center and left field. In this condition this park has produced O/U record of 9-24. Barry Zito gets the call and he is on 3 game slide since Texas at home June 8th, got bit worse against Houston and blew up at LAA. He really can't do worse and I think he will improve. Dodger starter Nathan Eovaldi has been pitching well he's just been on the wrong side of low scoring 1 run losses. Let's look for him to take one in AT&T Park against Zito searching for his form. I expect the G-men to make this a game, but back to the senior circuit LA will not be denied.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS +107 for 1 unit(L)
DODGERS at GIANTS UNDER 7.5 at -105 for 1 unit(L)
1-3 -2,050

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