Monday, August 19, 2013

MLB Monday

55-34-1 +27,970

Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins
L.A. rolling and if you don't know you have no clue as to what's happening in Baseball. Vegas odds have L.A. going all the way and it wasn't that long ago when the Dodgers were rated 100-1. Stranger things have happened in baseball and it's fair to say the odds will move again before October. Well, the Dodgers did lose that last game in Philadelphia and it was a game where L.A. started with the lead. L.A. had been absolute money when drawing first blood, not just winning, but taking the RL money as well. Today the Dodgers are in Miami taking on the lowly Marlins. L.A. is favored with Hyun Jin Ryu taking the mound. Ryu is making money at 12-3, team record 17-6, on the road with Ryu on the mound Dodgers are 8-4. So if you love the Dodgers your in luck because the line has come down from the opening. If the public loves the Dodgers and the line is coming down the big play is on Miami and the Marlins will send their top pitcher Jose Fernandez. You might think this is a good pitching duel, but Ryu's road numbers are not impressive. He did  go deep in St Louis and pitched well at home against New York which covers some of his unmemorable starts on the road like 8/2 Chicago Cubs lasting 5 innings giving up 11 hits, but Cubbies only cashed in 2 runs to lose or 7/22 Toronto 5 innings 9 hits 4 runs, but L.A. exploded for 14 runs or 7/10 Arizona 5 innings 7 hits 5 runs, but again L.A. offense answered. Now L.A. offense has started to cool and late inning rallies wearing off. L.A. coming off a loss in very winnable game in Philadelphia set's up Jose Fernandez to mow down this Dodgers line up in their tail end of the road trip.

MIAMI MARLINS FIRST 5 INNINGS -0.5 at +135 for 1 unit(W)
The Dodgers load the bases with no outs in the top of 5, but Fernandez strikes out Puig and Gonzales to end the threat.

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