The Betting Corner: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

alg-cliff-lee-pitches-jpg4-8-13 Recap:

LOSS: 1 Unit – NY Mets at Philadelphia (-112)

LOSS: 1 Unit: Cincinnati at St. Louis (-110)

Season YTD: 11-6 +4.36 Units

MLB Futures Watch:

.5 Units: Pittsburgh Pirates Under 77 (-110) 2-5

1 Unit: Houston Astros Under 59.5 (-110) 1-6

1 Unit: Atlanta Braves Over 87.5 (-110) 6-1

1 Unit: Seattle Mariners Over 77 (-125) 4-4

1.5 Units: Cleveland Indians Over 77 (-110) 3-4

Been slipping back to reality the last couple days after our hot start to begin the season.  Tough 0-2 day having to watch the bullpen implode in St. Louis after taking a lead into the 8th inning.  With Philly, I was optimistic after watching Halladay’s first inning of work, but it was all downhill from there.  Halladay’s gonna have to do some serious soul searching because it’s not just these first two starts; he struggled all last year as well.  It will be interesting to see his next couple starts and whether he’s able to make the necessary adjustment to get back to his old dominant self.

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1 Unit – NY Mets at Philadelphia (-1.5) (+125)

Not a big write up for this one.  The Phillies have never, and I repeat, NEVER, lost 3 straight games started by the trio of Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay, and Cliff Lee.  Cliff Lee pitched an 8 inning 2 hit shutout against Atlanta last week; expect more of the same this week.  Philly knows they’ve come out of the gate slow this year, and it’s obvious Hamels and Halladay have struggled mightily.  Cliff Lee is exactly who I’d want on the mound in this situation.  I feel bad for Dillon Gee (who has a 6.46 ERA in his career against Philly) in this situation, because he can pitch great like Medlen did last week against Lee and still come out with the loss.

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1 Unit: LA Dodgers at San Diego (-140)

Still not sold on San Diego.  In their home opener, runs are going to be even harder to come by now that they’re out of the mountains and beachside in sunny San Diego.  Even though Clayton Richard has faired decent against LA in the past, he didn’t look good against New York in his first outing.  Becket on the other hand threw decent against the defending World Champs.  He’s also 5-2 in 7 career starts with a 2.09 ERA against SD.  I’ll lay the chalk in this one and take the favorite.

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