Hello players! We've
entered our first MLB only week of the summer from the 13th to the
19th of June; let's see how things went for the bettors and the
book. Did you play smart or were you on
a few losing plays?
Neither the Cubs nor the White Sox look like
playoff contenders at the moment but tonight’s game between the Chicago teams in
the City Series will still have a postseason feel to it.
Bob Melvin’s squad travels east to continue interleague action
with a three-game set against the New York Mets, who went 1-2 against the Los Angeles Angels in the
first three contests of their present homestand.
Indians are running hot right now and come into this game on the back of a
three win streak, however they host the Rockies and Colorado is one of only a
handful of teams that are worth a look when on the road.
pitching matchup has a battle of left-handed starters slated, with Houston’s
J.A. Happ (3-8, 4.95 ERA) opposing Texas’ Derek Holland (5-2, 4.78
ERA). The books opened the MLB betting with the Rangers -170 faves.
Following a pair of
one-run victories the Yankees broke out the big bats for a lopsided win over
the Cubs on Sunday. Now the Bronx Bombers visit Cincinnati to begin a three-game
series at Great American Ballpark with the first pitch set for 7:10 PM ET.
It seems like it
just a few short years ago that Brad Penny was the ace of the Dodgers pitching
staff. Now the hard-throwing right-hander will face his former team this time
as a member of the Detroit Tigers.
The Texas Rangers snapped a five-game losing streak with an impressive win over the Braves on Friday. Now the defending AL Champions will try to make it two in row when the teams continue their interleague series this afternoon.
Both foes enter the series after extra-inning battles from
Thursday night’s MLB slate. Texas was edged out, 3-2 against the New
York Yankees, while Atlanta won 9-8 in their game against the Mets.
Wrigley Field, Chicago will host an interleague series with
the Cubs and Yankees.
The San Francisco
Giants go for a sweep of their closest pursuer in the National League West when
they close out a three-game series against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field in
Thursday night’s finale between the foes has the New York Mets with right-hander
R.A. Dickey (3-7, 3.98 ERA) slated to square off against Atlanta Braves and their southpaw, Mike
Minor (0-2, 4.50 ERA).
beaten from pillar to the post, the Cardinals will be out for a measure of revenge
when they conclude their series against the Nationals in D.C. First pitch is set
for 7:05 PM ET at Nationals Park.
rematch between these foes has the Kansas City Royals' right-hander Luke Hochevar (4-6, 5.04 ERA)
opposing lefty Josh Outman (1-1, 4.15 ERA) of the Oakland Athletics.
The battle between
the top two teams in the NL West continues tonight in Phoenix with
the Diamondbacks hosting the Giants at Chase Field. San Francisco (38-29) will
be after its third straight road victory.
Most of the talk Tuesday entering Game 1 of the series
between the Texas Rangers and Yankees was about New York shortstop Derek
Jeter. A calf injury suffered in Monday's
1-0 loss to the Indians landed Jeter on the disabled list just as he was
closing in on his quest to become the 28th major leaguer to reach the 3,000-hit
Thanks to a multi-homer night from Vernon Well the Angels took the opener of their series against. Tonight they’ll try to make up even more ground in the division race when they battle the Mariners at Safeco Park.
Two the top teams
in the American League Eastern Division square off tonight in Tampa Bay as the
Rays host the first-place Red Sox who have a nine-game winning streak. Game
time is 7:10 PM ET at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
New York enters this series 3-4 in the first seven games of their
current home stand.
Wrigley Field is the venue and on the mound the monday night pitching matchup has Brewers southpaw Randy Wolf (4-4,
3.49 ERA) slated to oppose Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster (5-5, 5.96
Arizona goes for a
series victory when they host the flailing Florida Marlins in the finale of a
four-game set at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Arizona will send Zach Duke to the mound while the slumping Marlins will counter with Ricky Nolasco.
Frustration and a perhaps a little bit of reality is
starting to set in for the Cleveland Indians.
Losers of three straight, and off to a 2-9 start in June, the Tribe hopes
to avoid the Yankees' brooms on Monday when the clubs finish out a 4-game set
in New York.
Two months into the season, the San Francisco Giants are
where we expected to find them, in first place of the NL West Division. And just as we expected it's their pitching
staff that is the club's strength with a weak offense holding the Giants back
from running away with the division.
Jair Jurrjens and
the Braves go for a sweep of the sinking Marlins when the teams wrap up their
three-game series at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Atlanta is just three games
behind first-place Philadelphia while Florida has dropped five games off the
Wednesday night’s finale between the foes has a duel of
right-handed starters slated, with Tampa Bay’s James Shields (5-4, 2.77 ERA)
opposing Los Angeles’ Jered Weaver (7-4, 2.14 ERA).
A contrast in pitching styles is on tap Wednesday in the
Bronx where the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox continue their third series
meeting of the season. Veteran
knuckleballer Tim Wakefield is slated for Boston while New York counters with
the hard-throwing AJ Burnett.
Houston will be out to snap a pair of
losing streaks when they host St. Louis in the opener of a
three-game series at Minute Maid Park.The Astros have lost four in a row
against the first-place Cardinals.
After suffering a rare home sweep at the hands of
the Milwaukee Brewers, the Marlins look to get back on track when the host the
Atlanta Braves in the opener of a three-game series at Sun Life Stadium.
The Nationals go from the frying pan into
the fire as they continue their tough West Coast road trip.
A run of 7-3 in their last 10 games has moved the
Mariners into second-place in the AL West race. Manager Eric Wedge
and company will look to keep the streak going when they visit the White Sox
tonight at U.S. Cellular Field.
There's good news for the Dodgers as they begin a 3-game
series at the Phillies.
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