Tuesday, May 23, 2017

HOUSTON ASTROS(McCullers) -1.5(-115) over Detroit Tigers(Zimmerman)----Tigers SUCK.  Tigers have the weakest,  most hapless,  pathetic offense I have EVER seen.  Its a fucking obscenity.  Why even play if you suck as bad as the Tigers do?

Monday, May 22, 2017

DETROIT TIGERS(Fulmer) +131 over Houston Astros(Peacock)-----You always take Fulmer as a dog.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS(Ray) over San Diego Padres(Perdomo) parlayed with SEATTLE MARINERS(Gallardo) over Chicago White Sox(Pelfrey) +206------Arizona has not won with Ray in his last 4 starts.  Ray is interesting so far this year in that he's K'd 59 batters in 45 innings and held batters to a .235 average,  both excellent statistics.  Yet he's allowing all these runs----Oh,  I see,  he's walked more than 1 every 2 innings.  So his ERA is 4.57.   Perdomo was not good last year but is allowing a .266 average against and has walked 1 every 3.4 innings.  Diamondbacks offense has been one of the better offenses in baseball and did score 10 runs yesterday.   Padres offense is clearly the worst in baseball and so, whoever is pitching,  -114 seems a good price----offense to offense----for Arizona,  although SD is at home here.   Although the CWS have a couple guys who are hitting,  I see the door wide open for the Mariners here as their offense has clearly moved ahead of White Sox'(because:  Pelfrey),  even tho Mariners didn't win----or get more than 1 hit----yesterday against Quintana.

Friday, May 19, 2017

LA ANGELS(Nolasco) +146 over Ny Mets(deGrom)-----degrom is clearly better but.......I'm gonna go with Ricky in New York today.....price is decent....and im not sure if a name like Granderson is gonna be held in particularly high esteem right now.(Lose 3-0)

RAYS(Ramirez) over Yankees(Severino) parlayed with ORIOLES(Tillman) over Blue Jays(Sanchez) +300-----Give Orioles one more chance to support Tillman here and, while yanks are definitely Murders Row this year, we'll give a chance to a home team in Florida.(Win 5-4 and 5-3.......Evan Longoria:  4-5 w/ GWRBI, now hitting .249.  For Orioles,  Welington Castillo goes 3-5 w/ 2HR including GWHR..........Mark Trumbo 3-5)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

DETROIT TIGERS(Fulmer) -139 over Baltimore Orioles(Jimenez)(Win 5-4)
DETROIT TIGERS(Fulmer) -1.5(+140) over Baltimore Orioles(Jimenez)------Tigers are 8th best in baseball at taking walks.  Pretty good.  And Jimenez has........walked 20 in 33 innings,  which is terrible.  Are Tigers hitting?  Well they scored 11 yesterday so its hard to say they're not.(Lose 5-4........Tyler Collins raises his average to .238 by going 3-4 with 2 HR and 4 RBI)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS(Greinke) -1.5(+125) over New York Mets(Milone)-----Greinke's been dominating so.........Az should be able to do this.(Lose 5-4..........Greinke allows 4 ER,  something he had not done in his last 5 starts.  Mets only get 5 total hits.)

Monday, May 15, 2017

WASHINGTON WIZARDS +186 over Boston Celtics------By eyeballing these teams,  I think most people would conclude that the Wizards are the better team.   Yet,  near the end of some of these games,  Isiah Thomas often hits some of these...........like,  impossible shots----WAY lucky.  And so this series has gone to 7 games.(Lose 115-105..............Shortly before this game began(like,  15 minutes prior to game-time),  the WASHINGTON Post posted the following article....
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-to-russian-foreign-minister-and-ambassador/2017/05/15/530c172a-3960-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-banner-main_trumpintel-0504pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.0af7d248a136
(By Greg Miller and Greg Jaffe May 15 at 7:45 PM
President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister.......

...according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.)
     Cable-TV stations immediately celebrated and broadcasted the "news" in this article as this game began,  resulting in a losing result for the WASHINGTON WIZARDS.......
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-to-russian-foreign-minister-and-ambassador/2017/05/15/530c172a-3960-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-banner-main_trumpintel-0504pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.0af7d248a136
    (“This is code-word information,” said a U.S. official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies)
     As is obvious to anyone who begins to read it,  the article contains no real facts,  just "template facts",  creating the effect of innuendo and naked slander......
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-to-russian-foreign-minister-and-ambassador/2017/05/15/530c172a-3960-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-banner-main_trumpintel-0504pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.0af7d248a136
    (The Post is withholding most plot details, including the name of the city, at the urging of officials who warned that revealing them would jeopardize important intelligence capabilities.)
     While naming no "officials" or what it calls "plot details",  The Washington Post puts a dagger into the side of any valorized concept of standardized "journalism" and gives itself,  its profession and its city over to the Dark Ages of partisan slander,  vicious rumor-mongering and treacherous "crypto-news",  the consequences of which,  considering the magnitude of the profits which the Wizards could have provided me had the Washington Post not committed this monstrous crime against journalism, will be nasty,  brutish and long.)

LA ANGELS(Chavez) -1.5(+100) over Chicago White Sox(Pelfrey)-----These offenses have similarly below-average this year.  But Pelfrey.................you know,  he's just never been very good.  His lifetime record is 65-94 so..............I guess that's been factored into this line.   I'll lay it;  Angels at home here.(Win 5-3...........HRs by Calhoun,  Maldonado and Trout)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

MIAMI MARLINS(Volquez) -127 over Atlanta Braves(Teheran)------These teams are about equal.   Wow,  Volquez has walked 22 in 28 innings.  Don't really see how anyone can walk people like that and still win.  However,  Eddie Butler had a nice 6inning W for the Cubs yesterday.  So Edinson.(Lose 3-1.........Volquez only walked 2 and allowed 4 hits in 6 innings.  But he's now 0-5.....because Miami couldn't handle Teheran.  Nick Markakis went 3-4 for Braves)

BALTIMORE ORIOLES(Tillman) +107 over Kansas City Royals(Karns)-----Karns has had some good games and batters have hit only .231 against him this year.   Tillman has only had 1 start,  which was good.   But KC has had the worst offense in baseball this season;  they hit for the lowest average and have scored far fewer runs than anyone else.(Lose 4-3........I guess the reason one would bet Tillman is that he often gets big run support.  But he's like...............hittable;  allows 8 hits in 4inning in this game.  Karns had 12 K's in 5 innings, which doesn't reflect too well on the flailing Orioles.  (12 of the 15 outs he got were K's).  Brandon Moss had the game-winning HR for KC........
http://www.kplctv.com/story/35429701/update-student-accidentally-shot-in-classroom-at-moss-bluff-elementary-no-other-students-in-danger
(MOSS BLUFF, LA (KPLC) -
Calcasieu Parish officials say the shooting of a student at Moss Bluff Elementary in Louisiana Monday morning was accidental.

A 7-year-old boy was shot in his classroom......
"The investigation reveals a first grader brought a loaded gun to school in his backpack. The gun fell out of the backpack in the classroom and another student picked it up. The gun accidentally fired, hitting another student."

"He had absolutely nothing to do with this," Mancuso said. 


The child who brought the gun to school can't be charged, Mancuso said.)
   With all the historical vandalism being done in New Orleans,  I suppose Louisiana had this coming.  It certainly won't be the end of it if they touch that Robert E. Lee memorial.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/harford/aegis/bs-md-ha-bus-crash-20170515-story.html
(A charter bus carrying students from their Pennsylvania school on a field trip to Washington, D.C., crashed on Interstate 95 in Havre de Grace Monday, injuring more than two dozen passengers and causing delays to travelers in both directions, Harford County fire officials said......

One child was flown to Nemours duPont Hospital in Delaware and a woman was flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma center in Baltimore. )
    That's..........probably close enough to Baltimore to be relevant.   America is in a...........really 'severe' state right now due to government attacks on Confederate heroes,  in addition to the "normalized",  continuing,  genocide being perpetrated on Arabs in the middle east.)

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS(Walker) -146 over Pittsburgh Pirates(Williams)----Williams has had 1 start and bullpen innings.   Arizona crushed last night.   Although the last time I bet on Walker didn't work out,  there's a really big offensive differential between these teams based on what they've done this season.(Lose 4-3............Stone cold boot of a routine ground ball by Brandon Drury at 2nd base allows the unearned run in the 4th inning that decided this one-run game.  Nick Ahmed his 2 HR,  pretty surprising,  for Arizona and it wasn't enough.  Williams dominated Arizona.)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

CHICAGO WHITE SOX(Holland) -119 over Minnesota Twins(Hughes)------Holland is good enough now that you wanna bet on him.   While the Twins offense is better,  both offenses are weak.  Hughes is hittable and the White Sox have the Team Revenge against Hughes at home here.(Lose 7-6.....Holland strikes out Sano on a 3-2 pitch right down the middle in the 1st inning.  However,  HP ump Jerry Layne forgets to call it a strike..........so Sano walks.  Then a double-play ball is hit and a near perfect relay throw to 1st baseman Jose Abreu results in..............Abreu dropping the ball for an Error.  Catching the ball would have ended this inning----the 1st inning.   Instead,  4 unearned runs are scored in the 1st inning.  And yes,  this obviously affected the outcome of this 1-run game)

LA DODGERS(Ryu) -123 over Colorado Rockies(Hoffman)------Ryu is decent,  not great.  And the Dodgers' offense isn't any worse than Colorado's.  (In fact,  the Dodgers have taken 39 more walks this year).   But Hoffman is quite questionable;  he's pitched 1.1 innings this year and he had 6 starts last year in which............he sucked.(Lose 10-7..........Hey,  Chase Utley 3-5 raising the average to .183-----Great,   NOW WHAT ABOUT THE FUCKING ERRORS??! Hoffman sac bunts in the bottom of the 2nd and Austin Barnes throws to second base where Seager,  with his glove all the fuck over the ball,  somehow can't CATCH it.  Error on Barnes for the throw...and then 5 unearned runs are scored in the rest of the bottom of the 2nd inning.  Dodgers win the game 7-5 if we subtract those unearned runs.   All in all,  two BCLI games today and 9 total unearned runs make me lose both games.)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

STL CARDINALS(Lynn) +106 over Miami Marlins(Koehler)-----------Cardinals on a 5-0 run and Lynn's been dominating.(Win 7-5.........Lynn walks 4 and gives 4 ER in only 4inn.......Jedd Gyorko 3-4)

Rays(Archer) vs Royals(Hammel) UNDER 7.5(-103)---------Hammel is not too good this year,  but Tampa's offense is a joke.   Archer's pretty good and I think he'll take this one Under today.(Lose 12-1........well,  I guess the Rays have Colby Rasmus,  who's hitting .320,  and Dickerson who is hitting .328..........but Norris and Rickie Weeks,  who are hitting below .220 went a combined 4-7 with an HR in this game.  11K's and 0 ER allowed for Archer)

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

COLORADO ROCKIES(Freeland) +132 over Chicago Cubs(Lackey)------Freeland has done a lot better than Lackey has this year........Rockies are 21-12,   yet they are an underdog at home in this game.(Lose 8-1...........Lackey's best start this year and............Freeland kinda sucked,  walking 4)

SEATTLE MARINERS(Miranda) +105 over Philadelphia Phillies(Eickhoff)-----Miranda looks improved;  he deserves a chance here.(Win 10-9............Miranda got rocked..........but so did Eickhoff........Ben Gamel 4-5 HR...........Jean Segura 3-4.........GWRBI Taylor Motter..........Robinson Cano 2-3, HR..........Nick Vincent got the W)

CINCINNATI REDS(Adleman) -105 over New York Yankees(Sabathia)------Yankees offense seems way better---though Reds put up  a couple of double-digit run games lately.  Sabathia not good in his last 3 starts.(Win 5-3)

Sunday, May 07, 2017

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS(Walker) +104 over Rockies(Chatwood)----Chatwood's had 1 Complete Game.  But all his other starts have been.............pretty poor.(Lose 5-2..........3 Total Hits for Arizona;  Piss-poor offense by Arizona........Chatwood dominates Arizona.........Walker was Ok)

WASHINGTON NATIONALS(Roark) -109 over Philadelphia Phillies(Hellickson)----Even tho Nationals are 21-9,  this is actually a revenge game;  Hellickson beat Roark on April 15th.   Looks like Harper's not starting---but is he injured?  I don't know.  But however good Hellickson might be,  -109 is a good price for Nats offense,  which has been,  this year,  the best offense by about 27 Runs scored.(Lose 6-5........Error by Trea Turner in the 4th let in 2 unearned runs..........Nationals had a 5-2 lead in the 7th before Matt Albers gave the game-tying HR to Aaron Altherr...........Werth was 4-5 with 2HR......Roark gave up only 2 hits............Nationals still lose)

Friday, May 05, 2017

SAN DIEGO PADRES(Chacin) +144 over La Dodgers(Maeda)------At 12-18 the Padres aren't good.  But they are at home here and Maeda has been..........pretty mediocre.(Lose 8-2...........Padres have bases loaded and 1 out in the bottom of the 6th.........and they can't get a run home.  That's unacceptable.  But still,  as the 7th inning began,  the Padres had a 2-1 lead.  Jose Torres comes in and allows 4 Hits and 2ER in 2/3 of an inning.  That's poor.  Jose Torres.......
http://www.10news.com/news/torrey-pines-high-school-students-mourn-after-deadly-police-shooting
(6:13 PM, May 7, 2017
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - TORREy Pines High School students are learning 15-year-old Jacob Peterson was the boy who died in this weekend's police shooting..........
San Diego police said it started with a welfare check at the school around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday. They later learned Peterson was likely the reporting party who pretended to be someone else......
Officers shot him, then tried to save him with CPR.


As kids went to the school to mourn, they were met by several police protestors.)

...........and then we have another despicable police shooting----just hours after Torres blows the game----at.............TORREy Pines!  And yes this is the 2nd time the Padres have lost for us this year-----you know,  Chacin did fine:  only 1 ER in 5innings.   There's a common denominator with Jacob Peterson and Peter Selis........perhaps more than one.   The Revolution is really coming out in San Diego.)



NEW YORK METS(Montero) -108 over Miami Marlins(Koehler)------Both teams are 12-15....Met really not hitting.  Montero's been horrendous in his 6.2inn this year........He has not had a start yet.  Its an "improvement" bet----the notion that someone knows that Montero can't possibly be as bad as his stats this year show.(Win 8-7............Montero gets rocked again----why do they keep putting him out there?  Mets had to come back from 7-1............Wilmer Flores got the game-winning Walk)

Tigers(Fulmer) vs A's(Triggs) UNDER 7.5(-108)----------Tigers have bullpen issues,  but both offenses here seem to have holes(Kinsler,  for instance,  is hitting .206)(Lose 7-2...........2 Unearned runs in the 3rd on the Adam Rosales Error.  Tigers just hit too much.  only 1 ER off Fulmer in 8innings)

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

WASHINGTON WIZARDS +170 over Boston Celtics--------Wizards blew a 16-0 lead last game so.........there's clearly no problem with the team itself.........

https://sports.yahoo.com/news/adam-jones-says-taunted-racial-slurs-fenway-park-043212836.html
(Jones, who remains one of baseball’s most well-spoken and thoughtful players, told Bob Nightengale of USA Today and Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe:

“A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me,” Jones said, “I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome.
“Very unfortunate. I heard there was 50 or 60 ejections tonight in the ballpark. It is what it is, right. I just go out and play baseball. It’s unfortunate that people need to resort to those type of epithets to degrade another human being. I’m trying to make a living for myself and for my family.
“It’s unfortunate. The best thing about myself is that I continue to move on, and still play the game hard. Let people be who they are. Let them show their true colors.”

   Jones said he’d been called the N-word at Fenway before, but the stadium was more hostile Monday night.

Steve B 1 hour ago
Do I need to point out that Boston is one of the most liberal cities in America?
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     Some say:   "Boston == Liberal",  with the implication that Liberal cannot equal Racist.   But the facts shown above are facts from 2017.   In other words,  this is not Jim Rice saying Boston is racist.  2017 facts PROVE that Boston is still the most racist city in America.
      Of course,  racism sometimes wins(Note the NE Patriots somehow being allowed to win the Super Bowl this year).   But we're gonna take a stand against virulent Boston racism.   So this is the BCLI ANTI-RACISM Game of the Year. 
     And I'm guessing Washington DC was never an "incoming-slave" port.(Lose 129-119..........Why am I losing GOYs??  How big was the lead the Wizards blew?  No help........thought Trump was gonna label Chyna Thomas a currency manipulator.)

TORONTO BLUE JAYS(Latos) +250 [LIVE] over New York Yankees(Tanaka)------Latos' last start was good;  he's not really that bad,  is he?(Lose 11-5.........yup he is.   Steve Pearce hit 2HR and went 4-4 for Toronto..........and they still lose by 6.   Yankees destroyed Latos: 10 H and 7 ER in 4 innings)

Monday, May 01, 2017

TEXAS RANGERS(Cashner) +199 over Houston Astros(Mccullers)----the line is right; napoli and mazara are bringing this ranger offense down and cashner is walking too many. But mccullers has been hittable.  We'll need some luck, but it could happen.(Lose 6-2.........Ranger get only 6 total hits.......Napoli goes 2-4 w/HR to raise his average to .161.  Rangers make 3 Errors.  Tony Barnette gets the BS with 3ER allowed in 1/3 of an inning.  Cashner only allowed 3 hits and 3 walks)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS(Greinke) -130 over Colorado Rockies(Anderson)(Lose 7-6)
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS(Greinke) -1.5(+160) over Colorado Rockies(Anderson)-----Pretty well balanced offense for Arizona right now.(Lose 7-6..........Arizona blows a 6-1 lead.  They led 6-4 in the 9th when usual suspect Fernando Rodney gives up 2H, 2BB and 3ER to lose the game.  Felt pretty good to win...........for a month.   This is April 29th?  Yeah.  Ok.  This is where my season starts to go to Hell.   So what happened ?
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/05/07/isis-chief-in-afghanistan-killed-in-april-raid-army-says.html
(A statement by U.S. Forces, Afghanistan confirmed that Sheikh Abdul Hasib, described as the Emir of ISIS in the Khorasan Province (ISIS-K), was killed in the April 27 raid in southern Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan.)
    .........Yeah,  April 27th.   Leave it to fucking America to ruin my life again.   Long Live the honorable Sheikh Abdul Hasib,  an Emir of innocence.......and death to America,  those murderers.  goddamit.   )

PITTSBURGH PIRATES(Nova) +123 over Miami Marlins(Straily)-----Pirates offense woke up yesterday vs Adam Conley.   Doesn't mean they'll necessarily continue in wakefulness but.......Straily had 14 Ks in 7 innings last start and pitched a 5 inning no-hitter before that......and he got rocked once before that.   Nova's a nice pitcher this year:  1 walk in 27 innings.  (Win 4-0)

Friday, April 28, 2017

WASHINGTON WIZARDS +2.5 over Atlanta Hawks-----I don't know why this series has taken so long;  Atlanta is a barely-above .500 team this year and.........I thought the Wizards could have put them away by now.   The Washington Nationals completed their 3rd consecutive double-digit offensive win in Colorado yesterday and its time for the Washington Wizards to start dominating like that.(Win 115-99)

SAN DIEGO PADRES(Perdomo) +152 over San Francisco Giants(Samardzija)-----Both teams have only won about a third of their games this year----these pitchers haven't done good.  Based on this season's activities,  neither team deserves to be favored.  Perdomo has the Pitcher Revenge.(Lose 4-3.........GWHR Christian Arroyo)

NEW YORK METS(DeGrom) +141 over Washington Nationals(Scherzer)----At 16-6,  the Nationals are way out in front on the winning percentage and.......could afford to lose a game.  Technically,  the Nats are an offensive massacre machine right now..........but these are both good pitchers and......could be  a close game.  Mets have sucked,  but they have the Team Revenge against Scherzer and DeGrom has the Pitcher Revenge----even tho he K'd 10 vs Wash previously----because he lost to them.(Win 7-5...........Travis d'Arnaud 2HR,  5 RBI........TJ Rivera 2-4, 3R.........Jeurys Familia looked shaky,  giving up 3 hits but Josh Edgin saved it with 2/3 innings........DeGrom had 12 Ks)

DETROIT TIGERS(Boyd) -125 over Chicago White Sox(Pelfrey)(Lose 7-3)
DETROIT TIGERS(Boyd) -1.5(+170) over Chicago White Sox(Pelfrey)----Boyd has actually had a couple good starts and has the Pitcher Revenge at home today.   Tigers are off 2 home losses which came after their 19 run game........(which showed that their replacement hitters are decent).  Pelfrey has had only 1 start this season.(Lose 7-3...........Boyd pitches 7inn and gives up only 3 ER.........so it wasn't his fault.   2 consecutive Errors charged to Tigers' 3rd baseman Nick Castellanos in the 8th inning----tough hops it looked like but..........White Sox bullpen shut Tigers down)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Orioles(Bundy) vs Rays(Cobb) UNDER 8(-102)----------Orioles are 13-6 but they're not hitting and are last in the league in taking walks.   While Cobb has been getting hit,  he really doesn't walk people this year---nor does Bundy.(Lose 5-4..........This game was 3-3 going into the 10th innings,  and of course should have finished 4-3,  getting me the win.  For Tampa,  Alex Colome and Danny Farquhar combined to give up 3 walks and 2 ER........and they walked in the winning run.  But Bundy and Cobb did fine.)