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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES at SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
NLCS Game 4, San Francisco leads series 2-1
Wednesday, 7:55 p.m. EDT
Sportsbook.com Betting Odds: San Francisco -108, Philadelphia -102, Total: 7.5
San Francisco looks to take a commanding three-games-to-one lead when it sends Madison Bumgarner (7-6, 3.00) to the mound in Game 4. Philadelphia counters with Joe Blanton (9-6, 4.82 ERA).
Bumgarner picked up the win in the series-clinching Game 4 of the NLDS against Atlanta, throwing six innings and allowing two runs on six hits while striking out five. The southpaw is 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA over his past three starts. Bumgarner struggled a bit at home this year, going 1-3 with a 4.60 ERA. By contrast, his ERA on the road during the regular season was 1.91. Wednesday marks his first career start against Philadelphia.
Blanton makes his first playoff start of the year in Game 4. The right-hander hasn’t pitched since September 29 where he went seven innings, surrendering only an unearned run and three hits in a 7-1 win over the Nationals. The Phillies have won Blanton’s past seven starts and 10 of his past 11 outings. He struggled a bit on the road this year, going 4-4 with a 5.31 ERA. Blanton hasn’t fared very well against the Giants in his career either, taking a 2-3 mark and a 4.73 ERA into Wednesday’s matchup. However, his lone 2010 start against San Francisco was encouraging. Blanton picked up the win after scattering eight hits and two runs over 6.1 innings.
According to this key baseball betting trend, those betting on the Giants appear to be on the right side:
Play On - Home teams when the money line is +125 to -125 (SAN FRANCISCO) - cold hitting team - batting .225 or worse over their last 5 games against opponent starting a pitcher who gave up <=2 earned runs in his last 2 outings. (125-78 over the last 5 seasons.) (61.6%, +49.3 units. Rating = 3*).
Now that you have the key numbers for tonight’s MLB Playoff games, head over to Sportsbook.com to place your bets.
MLB: A.L. a -122 favorite to extend All-Star reign
Other than a tie in the 2003 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Milwaukee, the American League has won every year since 1996. Since the advent of the rule giving home field advantage in the World Series to the winning league, the A.L. is 7-0, going on to win the Fall Classic four times. It’s been said that not only does the N.L. want to win on Tuesday, it NEEDS to. Oddsmakers at Sportsbook.com expect the streak to continue however, installing the Junior Circuit as -122 favorites with a total of 8.5 OV-115. Let’s take a look at the all-important contest, with first pitch scheduled for a little after 8:30 PM ET.
Looking to finally break through after four consecutive one-run losses and rule the Midsummer Classic for the first time since ‘96, the NL appears well stocked for the challenge of claiming World Series home-field advantage at last for its league champion. In this year of the pitcher, the National League is downright loaded, even for an All-Star game, with the best of the best coming to Orange County on Tuesday night.
Coincidence or not, the N.L. has not won an All-Star game with Derek Jeter of the Yankees in the opposing lineup. Jeter will again be the American League’s starting shortstop on Tuesday night, hitting second in the batting order.
The A.L. reign is starting to wear on players from the Senior Circuit. “This should be the year for us to go out there and hopefully end this drought,” Phillies’ 1B Ryan Howard said. “I’m getting tired of hearing about the American League winning and how long they’ve won, every year for the last 13 years or whatnot. Basically go out there and try to change it up.”
Howard is confident though, specifically because of the pitching that his team will have ready. There’s Colorado 15-game winner Ubaldo Jimenez starting at Angel Stadium. In the bullpen: Marlins ace Josh Johnson, Mr. perfect Roy Halladay and two-time reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum. And so on.
“We know everyone’s here to have a good time but at the same time our priority is to win the game,” Jimenez said. Jimenez, 15-1, has a 2.20 ERA in 18 starts and 127 innings for the surging Rockies.
The AL run is one of the more perplexing streaks in sports. Is it simply a quirk, or evidence of true dominance? The American League has ruled interleague play for several years, and also done well in the World Series, winning four of the last six titles.
You’d think the NL might have caught a break at some point in a span of more than a decade, just getting one ball to bounce its way.
In 2008 at Yankee Stadium, the National League had 15 innings to make it happen and came up short. The previous year in San Francisco, a crazy ball off the wall gave Ichiro Suzuki the first inside-the-park home run in All-Star game history.
“This will be Charlie’s second straight year to try to beat that stupid American League jinx,” Phillies chairman Bill Giles said of the Philadelphia and NL skipper, Charlie Manuel. “Charlie, your job’s on the line, man.” The A.L. is led by Yankees' skipper Joe Girardi.
Tampa Bay lefty David Price will start Tuesday for the AL. Price is 12-4 with a 2.42 ERA.
The NL players believe it’s their turn to finally turn the page on this decade-old drought. Beating the AL will be a daunting task indeed. Big swings often decide the game. Still, with the likes of Albert Pujols and Howard on the NL side, it would look pretty even. Not according to oddsmakers though. Again, the N.L. is a +112 underdog according to Sportsbook.com. Perhaps that can serve as motivation above any other.
“Now with what’s at stake,” said NL coach Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants, “the National League needs to stop this.”
Here are the starting lineups:
1. I. Suzuki, RF, SEA
2. D. Jeter, SS, NYY
3. M. Cabrera, 1B, DET
4. J. Hamilton, CF, TEX
5. V. Guerrero, DH, TEX
6. E. Longoria, 3B, TB
7. J. Mauer, C, MIN
8. R. Cano, 2B, NYY
9. C. Crawford, LF, TB
SP: D. Price, LHP, TB
1. H. Ramirez, SS, FLA
2. M. Prado, 2B, ATL
3. A. Pujols, 1B, STL
4. R. Howard, DH, PHI
5. D. Wright, 3B, NYM
6. R. Braun, LF, MIL
7. A. Ethier, CF, LA
8. C. Hart, RF, MIL
9. Y. Molina, C, STL
SP: U. Jimenez, RHP, COL
The mid-summer classic might be the only baseball game of the year that compares to the NFL’s Super Bowl when it comes to betting options available. Take a look at some of what’s available for tonight from Sportsbook.com:
TOTAL RUNS+ HITS + ERRORS BY BOTH TEAMS COMBINED
TEAM TO SCORE FIRST
NATIONAL LEAGUE -140
AMERICAN LEAGUE +110
EITHER TEAM SCORE IN THE FIRST INNING
TEAM TO HAVE MORE EXTRA BASE HITS (2B, 3B, HR)
NATIONAL LEAGUE +105
AMERICAN LEAGUE -135
TOTAL NUMBER OF HOMERUNS HIT BY BOTH TEAMS
OVER - 1˝-170
UNDER - 1˝+140
PLAYER TO HAVE MOST TOTAL BASES (TOTAL BASES ARE COUNTED IN THE AT BAT HITS ONLY)5:20 PM H RAMIREZ -130
D JETER EV
PLAYER TO HAVE MOST TOTAL BASES
A PUJOLS -105
J HAMILTON -125
PLAYER TO HAVE MOST TOTAL BASES
D WRIGHT -125
E LONGORIA -105
PLAYER TO HAVE MOST TOTAL HITS
R BRAUN -105
I SUZUKI -125
The list goes on and on. Be sure to check Sportsbook.com or your favorite book for the available. As for the game, the A.L. has the stronger hitting lineup, the N.L. the better pitching staff. Which wins out? It probably makes little sense to fade the streak. Prediction: A.L. 5, N.L. 3
MLB: Braves favored over fading Phillies
A masterful pitching performance over the weekend briefly masked the Philadelphia Phillies’ troubles, but right now the reigning NL champs are far from perfect. The Phillies have scored 10 runs in their last nine games while ceding first place to the Braves. Tim Hudson will look to add to Philadelphia’s misery while extending Atlanta’s winning streak to seven Tuesday night at Turner Field. The hosts are -131 favorites according to Sportsbook.com.
Roy Halladay’s perfect game Saturday night at Florida stole the major league spotlight, but the Phillies’ prolonged offensive drought is becoming a big story in its own right.
Philadelphia (28-22, -3.2 units) hit .187, totaled 10 runs and delivered just one homer in going 2-7 to end May, and it’s surprising ineptitude caught up with it in the standings Monday. Chipper Jones and Troy Glaus homered as the Braves (29-22, +3.4) cruised to a 9-3 win and took over first place in the NL East.
The Phillies hadn’t been out of first place since May 1. “Frustrated? Yes, we’re frustrated,” said left fielder Raul Ibanez, whose team is 5-14 after five straight games where they had less than 10 hits. “But we’re not down. This is a team of guys that are going to fight and scratch and claw.”
Jones, a .340 career hitter versus Philadelphia who has more homers against the Phillies (44) than anyone, doesn’t believe the slump will last much longer. “At some point they’re going to break out of it,” Jones said. “You just hope it’s not against you. We’ve been fortunate.”
The Braves’ six-game winning streak is their longest since a pair of seven-game runs in September and has been victorious in 16 of last 20 overall. Hudson (5-1, 2.24 ERA, 1.135 WHIP) seems like an ideal candidate to continue holding Philadelphia’s powerful lineup at bay.
Yet Hudson’s experience in recent years against the Phillies suggest it may be his own offense who has a rocky day at the plate. The right-hander is 0-5 with a 4.01 ERA in his last nine starts versus Philadelphia, as Atlanta has backed him with an average of only 1.70 runs of support.
Hudson gave up two runs over six innings when the Phillies visited April 21, but got no help in a 2-0 loss. The former Oakland A’s hurler is 1-6 at Turner Field of late against teams with a winning record. (Braves record) That’s the only time the former 20-game winner has suffered a defeat in 2010. Hudson finished May 4-0 with a 1.59 ERA, though a rain delay cost him a win Thursday at Florida, as he didn’t return despite holding a 3-2 lead after four innings.
The best bet to help the Phillies emerge from their slump might be Ryan Howard, even though he’s 4 for 31 (.129) over his past nine games. The 2006 NL MVP is a .361 (13 for 36) hitter with five homers and eight walks against Hudson. Nevertheless the Phils are 14-23 with an on-base percentage of .285 or worse in their last five outings.
The 2008 World Series MVP, meanwhile, had a rather impressive past month. Cole Hamels (5-3, 3.82, 1.414) was 3-1 with a 2.45 ERA in May, though he fell victim to Philadelphia’s offensive struggles Thursday. Hamels held the New York Mets to two earned runs over 6 1/3 innings in a 3-0 loss.
The left-hander gave up three runs over five innings in a 5-3 home win over Atlanta on May 9, but beating the Braves is nothing new to Hamels. Since losing his first two outings versus Atlanta, he’s 8-2 with a 3.70 ERA in 13 starts. Hamels has not been the streak-stopper his team needs and is 9-14 after a loss over the last two seasons. (Phillies Record) He hasn’t had an easy time with the entire Braves’ roster, however. Jones is 9 for 22 (.409) against Hamels, while Brian McCann is 11 for 32 (.344). Twelve of their 20 hits have been for extra bases.
Sportsbook.com has Atlanta as -131 money line favorites to stay hot with total of 7.5. The Bravos are 17-4 as home favorites in 2010 and 16-4 UNDER after batting .290 or better over a 20-game span since 2008. Despite offensive woes, Philadelphia is 22-9 in road games vs. NL teams scoring 4.8 or more runs a game since last season and is 24-10 UNDER in visiting gray uniforms after two or more consecutive losses.
ESPN will have Game 2 of this NL East conflict with the teams having split four in Atlanta this season, but Philadelphia 15-7 the last three years in Georgia. The StatFox Power Line shows Atlanta -135, thus a very sharp price is set up for this contest. Where’s the value?