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Game: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays Apr 6 2012 3:10PM
Prediction: New York Yankees
Grade: Loser (-130)
Reason: For a number of different reasons I believe the value in this contest is on the visitors: The Yankees open the season not too far from their Grapefruit compound and even though this is Tampa Bay's home debut, it will play out like a semi-home game for the pinstripes, lets just say Yankee fans not only travel well, but they are EVERYWHERE. Yankee's are not holding back throwing out their #1 starter on the road, where he went 8 innings in one start at Tampa last season only to take the loss in a 2-1 nailbiter. Sabathia also threw his only shutout of the season last year against the Rays at Yankee Stadium. Yanks/Rays split the season series down the middle last year 9 wins each. Since coming to New York three seasons ago, CC Sabathia has been a lock for 230 innings pitched, around 200 K and at least 19 victories. A big part of this is the luxury of playing behind the murderer's row known as the Yankees 1 through 9 batting lineup. Anytime you can get low juice with a stud pitcher like this you take it, you know there will be starts this season where in order to back CC (and the Yankee offense) you will be laying wood in the high 200 or 300 range. Jump on it now and start off your Easter long weekend win streak early. *8* play on the NEW YORK YANKEES!
Game: Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles Apr 6 2012 3:05PM
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: For a number of different reasons I believe the value in this contest is on the "over": A sellout is expected in Camden Yards Friday afternoon as the Twins take on the home town Orioles. Expect the electricity of the 48,000 plus crowd to ignite the Orioles offense and push the total over 9 in the process! The probable pitching matchup has 36 year old veteran Carl Pavano taking on young up and comer Jake Arrieta. Pavano is coming off a rough last season where he went 9-13 with a 4.30 ERA. In spring training he had a record of 0-3 with an ERA of 6.17. Pavano is on the back end of an up and down career with a lifetime record of 106-102 over 14 seasons with a career ERA of 4.33. He has been able to scrape out a decent career as a big leaguer despite opponents having a career average of .280 against him. Look for Pavano to go deep into the game Friday however he will give up runs along the way. In two seasons, Jake Arrieta is 16-14 with an era of 4.88. In four grapefuit starts he went 1-0 with an ERA of 6.14. He is coming off elbow surgery to have bone spurs removed. The Orioles have high hopes for their opening day starter, but at the end of the day he is 26 and still unproven. The Twins offense will be kick started having their two leaders and former American League MVPs Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer back in the lineup. Morneau is finally healthy after two injury riddled seasons and has heated up to end the spring batting .394 with 3 home runs and 12 RBI in his last 10 games. Mauer is a career .323 batter in 8 seasons in the majors. Look for Mauer to get on and Morneau to drive him home. The Orioles are led offensively by Mark Reynolds, Adam Jones and Matt Wieter wiith 84 home runs combined between the three of them in 2011. The team as a whole ranked fourth in the Majors in home runs with 191 this past season. Look for the Orioles to play long ball with Pavano who has given up 47 jacks in the past two seasons. *8* play on the OVER!
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres Apr 6 2012 10:05PM
Grade: Push (0)
Reason: For a number of different reasons I believe the value in this contest is on the "over": Probable pitching matchup for Friday nights game has Chad Billingsley vs. Corey Luebke. When I see an over/under line of 6, I'm expecting to see the likes of a Roy Hallady or Justin Verlander to be in the pitching matchup. Billingsley has had a decent career in 6 seasons in the big leagues going 70-52 with an ERA of 3.68 and WHIP of 1.37. In the past 3 seasons however, he has seen his numbers tail off after going 16-10 with a 3.14 ERA in 2008. Since then, his total innings pitched has dropped every season and in 2011 his ERA of 4.21 and WHIP of 1.45 were the highest in his career. Corey Luebke is coming off a rookie campaign last season where he started 17 games for the Padres going 6-10 with an ERA of 3.29 and a WHIP of 1.07. He went 0-2 vs the Dodgers last season with an ERA of 4.15. In spring training this season he had an ERA of 5.75. While Luebke has very high upside potential according to most baseball analysts, he has still has plenty to prove in the big leagues. The Dodgers are led by offensive juggernaut Matt Kemp who absolutely destroyed the stats line last year with a .324 batting avg, 39 homers, 126 RBI, 115 runs and 40 sbs, there is not a more complete offensive player in the game right now in my opinion. Look for the righty Kemp to put up crooked numbers against the lefty Luebke all day long! The Padres offense has plenty of speed in the top of the lineup with Cameron Maybin and Will Venable. Look for San Diego to get on base and play small ball to kick start their offense. If Billingsley can't keep the ball down in the zone, young Kyle Blanks has sick power and can easily send a Billingsley mistake deep out of the yard to left field. With this pitching matchup "over" 6 is like giving money away, cash in and win! *8* play on the OVER!