Odds/Numbers for 6/13

MLB

951 HOUSTON ASTROS (L) Happ, J 8o10 8o10 / 6.5o10 6.5o15 +1.5(-130)
952 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (R) Cain, M -210 -210 / -200 / -210 -220 -1.5(+120)
TV: FS-Houston, Comcast (Bay), DTV: 678, 696, 748, 749
953 WASHINGTON NATIONALS (R) Strasburg, S -140 -145 / -150 / -155 -150 -1.5(+110)
954 TORONTO BLUE JAYS (R) Drabek, K 9u13 9u13 / 8o10 / 8o15 8 +1.5(-130)
TV: MASN, SN1, DTV: 640, 721, 722
955 PITTSBURGH PIRATES (R) Correia, K 8.5o13 8.5o13 / 9u13 9u15 +1.5(-153)
956 BALTIMORE ORIOLES (L) Matusz, B -135 -135 -140 -1.5(+141)
TV: ROOT (Pittsburgh), MASN2, DTV: 641, 659, 723, 724
957 BOSTON RED SOX (L) Doubront, F -110 -110 +1.5(-194)
958 MIAMI MARLINS (R) Nolasco, R 9.5u13 9.5u13 / 8.5o15 8.5o20 -1.5(+178)
BOS-CF-Jacoby Ellsbury-OUT | TV: NESN, FS-Florida, DTV: 628, 654, 729, 730
959 CLEVELAND INDIANS (R) Lowe, D 8o10 8o10 / 9.5u13 9.5u15 +1.5(-163) betting closed
960 CINCINNATI REDS (R) Latos, M -140 -140 -1.5(+150)
Overnight Pitching Change: Cincinnati – M. Latos for M. Leake | TV: SportsTime Ohio, FS-Ohio, DTV: 661, 662, 731, 732
961 NEW YORK YANKEES (R) Kuroda, H 8o10 8 / 8o15 / 8o20 8o25 +1.5(-192)
962 ATLANTA BRAVES (R) Hudson, T -125 -125 -120 -1.5(+176)
TV: YES, FS-South, ESPN, DTV: 206, 631, 646, 727, 728
963 NEW YORK METS (R) Dickey, R 7u18 7u18 7u20 +1.5(-165)
964 TAMPA BAY RAYS (L) Price, D -160 -160 / -165 -160 -1.5(+152)
TAM-3B-Evan Longoria-OUT | TV: SNY, SunSports, DTV: 639, 653, 725, 726
965 ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (L) Miley, W 10u10 10u10 10u15 +1.5(-137)
966 TEXAS RANGERS (L) Harrison, M -175 -175 / -180 / -175 -170 -1.5(+126)
TV: FS-Arizona, Southwest, DTV: 676, 686, 733, 734
967 DETROIT TIGERS (R) Porcello, R
968 CHICAGO CUBS (R) Garza, M -130 -130 -120
TV: FS-Detroit, WCIU, DTV: 663, 735
969 MILWAUKEE BREWERS (L) Wolf, R -110 9.5u17 9.5u20 +1.5(-190) betting closed
970 KANSAS CITY ROYALS (L) Sanchez, J 9.5u17 -110 -1.5(+174)
Overnight Pitching Change: Kansas City – J. Sanchez (L) for L. Hochevar | TV: FS-Wisconsin, Kansas City, DTV: 669, 672, 736, 737
971 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (L) Hamels, C -165 -165 / -160 -165 -1.5(+110)
972 MINNESOTA TWINS (R) Walters, P 8u13 8u13 8u15 +1.5(-119)
PHI-1B-Ryan Howard-OUT | TV: Comcast (Philadelphia), FS-North, DTV: 668, 738, 739
973 CHICAGO WHITE SOX (R) Peavy, J 8u15 8u15 8u20 +1.5(-180)
974 ST LOUIS CARDINALS (R) Lynn, L -130 -130 / -135 / -130 -125 -1.5(+165)
TV: Comcast (Chicago), FS-Midwest, DTV: 665, 671, 740, 741
975 OAKLAND ATHLETICS (L) Milone, T 10.5u10 10.5u10 10.5u15 betting closed
976 COLORADO ROCKIES (L) Outman, J -115 -115
Overnight Pitching Change: Oakland – T. Milone (L) for B. McCarthy | TV: Comcast (California), ROOT (Rocky Mtn), DTV: 683, 698, 742, 743
977 LOS ANGELES ANGELS (L) Wilson, C -135 -135 -140 -1.5(+123)
978 LOS ANGELES DODGERS (R) Eovaldi, N 6.5 6.5 +1.5(-133)
LAD-CF-Matt Kemp-OUT | TV: FS-West, Prime Ticket, DTV: 692, 693, 746, 747
979 SAN DIEGO PADRES (R) Marquis, J 8u10 8u10 / 8u15 / 8u20 8u15 +1.5(-163)
980 SEATTLE MARINERS (R) Noesi, H -160 -160 -155 -1.5(+150)
TV: FS-San Diego, ROOT (Northwest), DTV: 687, 694, 744, 745
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Odds/Numbers for 6/11

MLB

951 WASHINGTON NATIONALS (R) Jackson, E 8 8 / 8o09 8o15 +1.5(-150)
952 TORONTO BLUE JAYS (R) Morrow, B -145 -145 / -155 / -160 -156 -1.5(+130)
TV: MASN, SN1, DTV: 640, 721, 722
953 NEW YORK YANKEES (R) Nova, I -107 -108 / -110 / -115 -110 -1.5(+140)
954 ATLANTA BRAVES (R) Delgado, R 9u07 9u07 / 9u16 9u15 +1.5(-160)
TV: YES, FS-South, DTV: 631, 646, 723, 724
955 BOSTON RED SOX (R) Beckett, J -105 -105 / -104 / -115 -106 -1.5(+145)
956 MIAMI MARLINS (R) Johnson, J 8 8 / 8u16 / 8u15 8u20 +1.5(-165)
BOS-CF-Jacoby Ellsbury-OUT | TV: NESN, FS-Florida, ESPN, DTV: 206, 628, 654, 725, 726
957 LOS ANGELES ANGELS (R) Richards, G 7o10 7o10 / 7o15 / 7o20 7o25 +1.5(-230)
958 LOS ANGELES DODGERS (L) Capuano, C -118 -130 / -125 / -120 -107 -1.5(+190)
LAD-CF-Matt Kemp-OUT | TV: FS-West, Prime Ticket, DTV: 692, 693, 727, 728

NHL

11 NEW JERSEY DEVILS 4.5u15 4.5u15 / 4.5u20 4.5u15 +1.5(-240)
12 LOS ANGELES KINGS -170 -170 / -165 -170 -1.5(+200)
TV: NBC, CBC, RDS

Odds/Numbers for 6/10

MLB

901 SAN DIEGO PADRES (R) Bass, A 8o10 8o15 / 8.5 / 8.5u15 8.5 +1.5(-150)
902 MILWAUKEE BREWERS (R) Gallardo, Y -154 -154 -160 -1.5(+130)
TV: FS-San Diego, Wisconsin, DTV: 669, 694, 737, 738
903 NEW YORK METS (L) Niese, J 9u07 9u07 / 9o06 9 +1.5(-130)
904 NEW YORK YANKEES (L) Pettitte, A -175 -175 / -190 -180 -1.5(+110)
TV: WPIX, YES, TBS, DTV: 247, 631, 721, 722
905 DETROIT TIGERS (L) Smyly, D 9u06 9u06 / 9u15 / 9u20 8.5o15 +1.5(-180)
906 CINCINNATI REDS (R) Bailey, H -125 -125 / -130 / -135 -130 -1.5(+160)
Time-change to 08:05pm EDT | TV: ESPN, DTV: 206
907 TAMPA BAY RAYS (R) Shields, J 7.5u10 7.5u20 / 7.5u15 / 7.5 7.5o15 +1.5(-210)
908 MIAMI MARLINS (R) Sanchez, A -122 -120 / -115 / -120 -115 -1.5(+175)
TAM-3B-Evan Longoria-OUT | TV: SunSports, FS-Florida, DTV: 653, 654, 723, 724
909 TORONTO BLUE JAYS (L) Romero, R -113 -125 / -115 / -120 -108 -1.5(+145)
910 ATLANTA BRAVES (R) Teheran, J 8.5o07 8.5o07 / 8.5o15 / 8.5 8.5u15 +1.5(-165)
Overnight Pitching Change: Atlanta – J. Teheran for T. Hudson | TV: SN1, FS-South, DTV: 646, 729, 730
911 KANSAS CITY ROYALS (L) Chen, B 7o13 7o15 / 7o20 / 7.5u15 7.5u20 +1.5(-210)
912 PITTSBURGH PIRATES (R) Burnett, A -130 -130 / -135 / -125 -115 -1.5(+175)
TV: FS-Kansas City, ROOT (Pittsburgh, DTV: 659, 672, 731, 732
913 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (L) Lee, C -125 -140 / -145 / -140 -144 -1.5(+110)
914 BALTIMORE ORIOLES (R) Hammel, J 8u09 8u06 / 8 / 8o15 8o25 +1.5(-130)
PHI-1B-Ryan Howard-OUT | TV: PHL 17, MASN2, DTV: 641, 725, 726
915 WASHINGTON NATIONALS (R) Zimmermann, J 9u10 9u10 / 9u15 9 +1.5(-155)
916 BOSTON RED SOX (L) Lester, J -138 -140 / -145 / -150 -153 -1.5(+135)
BOS-CF-Jacoby Ellsbury-OUT | TV: MASN, NESN, DTV: 628, 640, 727, 728
917 HOUSTON ASTROS (R) Harrell, L 9.5o13 9.5o13 / 9.5o15 9.5o20 +1.5(-145)
918 CHICAGO WHITE SOX (R) Humber, P -154 -154 / -160 -155 -1.5(+125)
TV: FS-Houston, Comcast (Chicago), DTV: 665, 678, 735, 736
919 CHICAGO CUBS (R) Dempster, R 8o13 8o13 / 8o15 8o20 +1.5(-170)
920 MINNESOTA TWINS (L) Liriano, F -110 -120 / -125 / -130 -135 -1.5(+156)
TV: WGN (America), FS-North, DTV: 307, 668, 733, 734
921 CLEVELAND INDIANS (R) Jimenez, U 9o15 9o15 / 9.5u08 / 9.5u15 9.5u20 +1.5(-203)
922 ST LOUIS CARDINALS (R) Kelly, J -122 -117 / -125 / -115 -120 -1.5(+186)
STL-LF-Matt Holliday-Doubtful | TV: SportsTime Ohio, FS-Midwes, DTV: 662, 671, 739, 740
923 LOS ANGELES ANGELS (R) Santana, E 10o13 10o25 / 10.5 / 10.5o15 10.5o20 +1.5(-184)
924 COLORADO ROCKIES (L) Friedrich, C -106 -105 / -110 / -115 -120 -1.5(+169)
TV: FS-West, ROOT (Rocky Mountain), DTV: 683, 692, 741, 742
925 TEXAS RANGERS (R) Ogando, A -123 -123 / -135 -150 -1.5(+124)
926 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (R) Lincecum, T 7.5o18 7.5o18 / 7.5o15 7.5o20 +1.5(-134)
TV: FS-Southwest, Comcast (Bay), DTV: 676, 696, 743, 744
927 OAKLAND ATHLETICS (L) Blackley, T 9.5u10 9.5u15 / 9.5u20 / 9o15 9o20 +1.5(-149)
928 ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (L) Saunders, J -136 -136 / -145 -150 -1.5(+137)
TV: Comcast (California), FS-Arizona, DTV: 686, 698, 747, 748
929 LOS ANGELES DODGERS (R) Billingsley, C -113 -113 / -125 -120 -1.5(+165)
930 SEATTLE MARINERS (R) Beavan, B 8u13 8u13 / 8u15 8u20 +1.5(-180)
LAD-CF-Matt Kemp-OUT | TV: FS-Prime Ticket, ROOT (Northwest), DTV: 687, 693, 745, 746

Odds/Numbers for 6/9

NBA

727 BOSTON CELTICS 180 179 / 178.5 / 178 178.5 +350
728 MIAMI HEAT -7.5 -07 -8 -05 / -7.5 -05 / -7.5 -8 -450
TV: ESPN, DTV: 206

MLB

951 SAN DIEGO PADRES (R) Cashner, A 8.5 8.5 / 8.5u15 / 8.5 8.5o15 +1.5(-170)
952 MILWAUKEE BREWERS (R) Fiers, M -139 -139 -140 -1.5(+150)
TV: FS-San Diego, Wisconsin, DTV: 669, 694, 735, 736
953 CHICAGO CUBS (R) Samardzija, J 8o20 8o20 8o15 +1.5(-170)
954 MINNESOTA TWINS (L) Diamond, S -115 -115 -122 -1.5(+150)
TV: Comcast (Chicago), FS-North, DTV: 665, 668, 721, 722
955 TEXAS RANGERS (R) Feldman, S -103 -103 / -106 / -109 -105 -1.5(+155)
956 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (R) Vogelsong, R 8 8 8u20 +1.5(-175)
TV: FS-Southwest, Comcast (Bay), DTV: 676, 696, 724, 725
957 WASHINGTON NATIONALS (L) Gonzalez, G -104 -104 / -120 / -110 -110 -1.5(+145)
958 BOSTON RED SOX (R) Matsuzaka, D 8.5o15 8.5o15 / 8.5o20 8.5o25 +1.5(-165)
BOS-CF-Jacoby Ellsbury-OUT | TV: MASN, NESN, DTV: 628, 640, 727, 728
959 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (R) Worley, V
960 BALTIMORE ORIOLES (R) Hunter, T
PHI-CF-Hunter Pence-? | PHI-1B-Ryan Howard-OUT | TV: Comcast (Philadelphia), MASN2, DTV: 641, 725, 726
961 TORONTO BLUE JAYS (R) Hutchison, D 8.5u20 8.5u20 / 8.5u25 8 +1.5(-165)
962 ATLANTA BRAVES (R) Hanson, T -145 -145 -140 -1.5(+152)
TV: SN1, FS-South, DTV: 646, 729, 730
963 DETROIT TIGERS (R) Verlander, J -143 -143 / -141 / -145 -150 -1.5(+118)
964 CINCINNATI REDS (R) Arroyo, B 7.5u15 7.5u15 +1.5(-128)
TV: FS-Detroit, Ohio, DTV: 661, 663, 737, 738
965 LOS ANGELES ANGELS (R) Haren, D -134 -134 / -130 / -140 -145 -1.5(+117)
966 COLORADO ROCKIES (L) Francis, J 9.5 9.5o15 / 9.5o20 / 9.5o25 10o15 +1.5(-127)
TV: FS-West, ROOT (Rocky Mountain), DTV: 683, 692, 731, 732
967 HOUSTON ASTROS (R) Lyles, J 8.5u15 8.5u15 +1.5(-105)
968 CHICAGO WHITE SOX (L) Sale, C -205 -210 / -220 / -230 -240 -1.5(-103)
TV: FS-Houston, WGN (America), DTV: 307, 678, 733, 734
969 NEW YORK METS (R) Gee, D 9.5u20 9.5u20 / 9.5u15 / 9.5 9.5o15 +1.5(-144)
970 NEW YORK YANKEES (R) Hughes, P -150 -150 -155 -1.5(+133)
TV: FOX
971 KANSAS CITY ROYALS (R) Mazzaro, V 7.5u20 7.5u20 7o20 +1.5(-168)
972 PITTSBURGH PIRATES (R) Mcdonald, J -155 -155 / -165 -155 -1.5(+155)
TV: FOX
973 CLEVELAND INDIANS (R) Masterson, J 8.5o20 9u20 / 9 / 9u15 9 +1.5(-168)
974 ST LOUIS CARDINALS (R) Lohse, K -138 -138 / -136 -145 -1.5(+155)
TV: FOX
975 TAMPA BAY RAYS (L) Moore, M 7.5o15 7.5o15 +1.5(-208)
976 MIAMI MARLINS (R) Zambrano, C -135 -131 / -140 / -135 -130 -1.5(+190)
TAM-3B-Evan Longoria-OUT | TV: FOX
977 LOS ANGELES DODGERS (L) Kershaw, C -135 -135 / -133 / -145 -140 -1.5(+129)
978 SEATTLE MARINERS (L) Vargas, J 6.5u15 6.5u15 / 6.5 / 6.5o15 6.5 +1.5(-140)
LAD-CF-Matt Kemp-OUT | TV: FOX
979 OAKLAND ATHLETICS (R) Parker, J 9u20 9o15 / 9u15 / 9 9o15 +1.5(-162)
980 ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (R) Cahill, T -140 -140 -1.5(+149)
TV: Comcast (California), FS-Arizona, DTV: 686, 698, 739, 740

NHL

9 LOS ANGELES KINGS 4.5o10 +104 / +103 / -105 -110 +1.5(-380)
10 NEW JERSEY DEVILS -115 4.5o10 / 4.5o15 4.5 -1.5(+280)
Time-change to 08:20pm EDT | TV: NBC, CBC, RDS

Top 10 Rants in Sports of All-Time

There is honestly nothing better than seeing a coach or player just go bananas on the media after a tough loss or just an outrageous question. These moments create some of the best in sports, and can help create a culture around a player or coach. When you look at most of these coaches and players they seem like calm, collected people. But when they get angry, watch out! They might turn green and you know what happens after that. 

I thought I’d take a look at these moments and rate the top 10 rants of all-time. From baseball to college football, to woman’s college basketball, the list is complete with some of the most hilarious moments of all-time in sports rants. Just looking back at some of these makes me want to become a coach someday. I can see it now: an umpire makes a bad call in my son’s little league game, and I come flying out of the dugout like George Brett and just go Lou Piniella on their ass.

10) Joh McEnroe “You can’t be serious!”

A class act who was always good for one or two rants every time he was on the court. You could make an entire list of his rants and rank them 1-10. One of my favorite outbursts of his is when he made the cameo in Big Daddy. Also check out the hair and headband look, just excellent.

9) Mike Gundy “I’m a Man! I’m 40!”

One of my favorites, not only because of what he says but because it is the most recent on the list. Gundy goes off on the media after they attacked his players in the press earlier that week. I like how he was supporting his players, that definitely got him some brownie points.

8) Herm Edwards “You play to win the game!”

As long as I’ve played sports I was always told that you always try to win. Herm was just reminding us all of that fact. He didn’t like the question from the reporter so Edwards proceeded to explain that winning is why you play football in the first place.

7) Hal McRae “Put that in your pipe and smoke it!”

He was just sick and tired of the reporters dumb questions, I get that. What I didn’t get was why he threw half of his desk across the room, it looked like some pretty nice stuff.

6) John Chaney “I will kill you!”

John Chaney explodes at a press conference with the then-babyfaced, still cheating, John Calipari. Chaney tries to fight through a mob of reporters as he “tries to kill” Calipari. He even goes as far as to threaten to have his players go after Calipari’s.

5) Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson one of the most quotable athletes of all time, even though you couldn’t understand him half the time. Tyson was asked a question but decided to talk about what he wanted to talk about. And when he was asked a second time, he again didn’t care and talked about God knows what. Great stuff.

4) Allen Iverson “Practice?!”

Possibly the greatest sports sound bite in history, ever. Iverson will be know not just for his ability to play basketball, but his ability to talk about not a game, but practice. Any basketball fan will never forget this one.

Another classic NFL coach getting fired up taking questions from the media.

3) Jim Mora “Playoffs?!”

Possibly the most popular out of the bunch, Mora came in a little upset to his press conference that day. Many people today only say “Playoffs” the way Mora does in this video and it never once gets old. Just a gem.

2) Bob Knight fires a chair

Known for his craziness and short fuse, Knight doesn’t disappoint with this one. Apparently, Knight was a little upset with a call the ref had made, so he decided to fire a chair at him while a player from the other team was shooting free throws. Just classic.

1) Phil Wellman loses his skull

This guy is just insane. Should be in a mental asylum or something. He truly went bananas. He brought out all the stops. The coach’s tirade has to go down as one of the most comical displays by anyone in managerial history. I would also like to remind you this is in a minor league baseball game, imagine being there, seeing that, absolutely worth the price of admission.

Odds/Numbers for 6/8

MLB

901 SAN DIEGO PADRES (R) Volquez, E 7.5u15 7.5u15 / 7.5 / 8 8o15 +1.5(-150)
902 MILWAUKEE BREWERS (R) Marcum, S -150 -150 / -155 / -160 -165 -1.5(+138)
TV: FS-San Diego, Wisconsin, DTV: 669, 694, 738, 739
903 KANSAS CITY ROYALS (R) Hochevar, L 7.5u20 7.5u20 +1.5(-176)
904 PITTSBURGH PIRATES (L) Bedard, E -150 -150 -145 -1.5(+162)
TV: FS-Kansas City, ROOT (Pittsburgh), DTV: 659, 672, 725, 726
905 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (R) Blanton, J 9.5u20 9.5u25 / 9.5u30 / 9 9o15 +1.5(-182)
906 BALTIMORE ORIOLES (R) Arrieta, J -125 -125 -1.5(+167)
PHI-1B-Ryan Howard-OUT | TV: Comcast (Philadelphia), MASN2, DTV: 641, 721, 722
907 NEW YORK METS (L) Santana, J 8.5u15 8.5u15 / 8.5 8.5o15 +1.5(-188)
908 NEW YORK YANKEES (R) Kuroda, H -130 -130 / -135 -135 -1.5(+173)
TV: SNY, YES, DTV: 631, 639, 723, 724
909 WASHINGTON NATIONALS (R) Strasburg, S -130 -125 / -115 / -112 -110 -1.5(+153)
910 BOSTON RED SOX (L) Doubront, F 8 8 8o20 +1.5(-166)
BOS-CF-Jacoby Ellsbury-OUT | TV: MASN, NESN, DTV: 628, 640, 727, 728
911 DETROIT TIGERS (R) Porcello, R 9 9 9o15 +1.5(-160)
912 CINCINNATI REDS (R) Arroyo, B -140 -140 -1.5(+147)
TV: FS-Detroit, Ohio, DTV: 661, 663, 731, 732
913 TAMPA BAY RAYS (R) Hellickson, J 7.5 -105 -1.5(+170)
914 MIAMI MARLINS (R) Nolasco, R -115 7.5 7.5o15 +1.5(-185)
TAM-3B-Evan Longoria-OUT | TV: SunSports, FS-Florida, DTV: 653, 654, 729, 730
915 TORONTO BLUE JAYS (R) Drabek, K 8 8 8o20 +1.5(-134)
916 ATLANTA BRAVES (R) Beachy, B -175 -175 / -180 -175 -1.5(+124)
TOR-3B-Edwin Encarnacion-Probable | TV: SN1, FS-South, DTV: 646, 733
917 HOUSTON ASTROS (L) Rodriguez, W 8.5 8.5 / 8.5u20 / 8.5u15 8.5u15 +1.5(-175)
918 CHICAGO WHITE SOX (R) Floyd, G -145 -145 -140 -1.5(+161)
TV: FS-Houston, Comcast (Chicago), DTV: 665, 678, 736, 737
919 CHICAGO CUBS (L) Wood, T 8.5 8.5o15 +1.5(-177)
920 MINNESOTA TWINS (R) Walters, P -140 -140 / -135 -130 -1.5(+163)
TV: WGN (America), FS-North, DTV: 307, 668, 734, 735
921 CLEVELAND INDIANS (R) Tomlin, J 9u25 9u25 +1.5(-156)
922 ST LOUIS CARDINALS (R) Westbrook, J -155 -155 -150 -1.5(+144)
TV: SportsTime Ohio, FS-Midwest, DTV: 662, 671, 740, 741
923 LOS ANGELES ANGELS (L) Wilson, C -150 -150 / -145 -150 -1.5(+115)
924 COLORADO ROCKIES (R) White, A 9.5 9.5 9.5o15 +1.5(-125)
TV: FS-West, ROOT (Rocky Mountain), DTV: 683, 692, 742, 743
925 OAKLAND ATHLETICS (L) Milone, T 9u20 9u20 / 9 / 9o15 9 +1.5(-161)
926 ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (R) Hudson, D -160 -160 -155 -1.5(+148)
TV: Comcast (California), FS-Arizona, DTV: 686, 698, 744, 745
927 LOS ANGELES DODGERS (R) Eovaldi, N -115 -115 -110 -1.5(+169)
928 SEATTLE MARINERS (R) Millwood, K 7.5u20 7.5u20 +1.5(-184)
LAD-CF-Matt Kemp-OUT | TV: FS-Prime Ticket, ROOT (Northwest), DTV: 687, 693, 746, 747
929 TEXAS RANGERS (L) Harrison, M -135 -135 -1.5(+129)
930 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (L) Zito, B 7.5 7.5 / 7.5u20 7.5u15 +1.5(-140)
TEX-3B-Adrian Beltre-? | TV: TXA21, NBC (Bay), DTV: 696, 748

Daniel Bard sent down to Triple A PawSox

As if none of us saw this coming, SP Daniel Bard of the Boston Red Sox, has been sent down to Pawtucket to try and maybe begin to throw something that lands over the plate. As I like to call him, Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn, Bard has been breaking records (not literally) for walking or hitting batters in his past few starts. As one of my friends has said about having Bard on his fantasy team, ” Bard could give up one run but score −13 points because he walks just about every batter he faces.” He wasn’t lying when he said it, Bard, who normally throws up around 95+, has been struggling with velocity and hasn’t seen a strike call since ‘nam.

In his first full season as a starting pitcher for the Red Sox, is 5-6 with a 5.24 ERA. While he has struck out 34 batters in 55 innings pitched, with a mind-blowing 37 walks. I mean 37 walks?! For gosh sake’s I could throw a have less walks then that, mind you I may let up some moon shots, but jeez louise, 37 walks! I know that Bard has been struggling as of late but he has the ability to be a great pitcher. Last season, Bard was spectacular in a setup role for closer Jonathan Papelbon. In 73 innings, Bard finished with a 3.33 ERA and a WHIP of 0.96. He had the ability to shut down batters with his electric stuff. When his fastball and slurve are on point, Bard has the ability to be an absolute stud on the bump. His inconsistency has been his biggest problem though.

Bard’s most recent start, a 1 2/3 inning effort against Toronto Sunday, was what made the decision an easy one. Bard allowed six walks, five earned runs and a home run, along with two hit batsmen, before Bobby V. finally pulled the plug on him.

Unfortunately, baseball is probably one of the most mental games you can play. As Tim Kurkjian says in his book, Is this a great game, or what?, “Dante Bichette was a really good hitter for nearly ten years, but he had told me, ‘Everyday I came to the park wondering if it’s the last day I’ll be able to hit in the big leagues'”. Bard told the Boston Globe after his start against Toronto he may have changed some things that made him successful as he made the transition from the bullpen to the rotation.

“I allowed something to happen when I switched roles,” Bard said. “I think it’s just maybe that we just tried to turn me into a starter rather than just take the same pitcher I was out of the pen and move that guy to the rotation, which is probably what should have been done.”

I also heard Bard say that when he is able to get his arm under the ball in a 3/4-type of release, he can get more velocity on the ball but he has no clue where the ball is going. And when he is throwing more over the top of his shoulder, he loses velocity but has more control. Whatever the issue may be Bard needs to figure it out, for his sake and for the Sox’ sake. The Red Sox, who now have an empty spot in their rotation, might turn to Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is nearly done with his rehab after Tommy John surgery on his elbow last season. Matsuzaka has made five starts for Triple-A Pawtucket, and has 18 strikeouts and just three walks in 27 innings.

Who I’m Voting Into The 2012 MLB All Star Game

The Major League Baseball All Star Game is easily my favorite all-star game event in professional sports. Not that it has great competition or anything. In the NBA no one plays defense until the last minute of the game. In the NFL no one even plays in the game. In the MLB at least the game means something. Players are joined together from their respective leagues to win a nine inning game to capture home field advantage in the World Series. I also love the moves that have to be made by the managers throughout the games and the switching of positional players/pitching decision making. This year’s Major League Baseball All Star Game is being held in Kansas City, home of the Royals. With the game about a month away and voting already taking place for starting lineups I have put together my starting lineup for each league. I know this won’t end up being the exact lineup because it always becomes a popularity contest but here are the guys that deserve it.

American League All Stars

C: Jarrod Saltalamaccia, Bos, .271 avg., 10 HR, 25 RBI

1B: Paul Konerko, CHW, .376 avg., 11 HR, 33 RBI

2B: Ian Kinsler, TEX, .281 avg., 6 HR, 23 RBI

3B: Miguel Cabrera, DET, .315 avg., 9 HR, 42 RBI

SS: Derek Jeter, NYY, .339 avg., 5 HR, 19 RBI

OF: Josh Hamilton, TEX, .367 avg., 21 HR, 57 RBI

OF: Adam Jones, BAL, .317 avg., 16 HR, 34 RBI

OF: Josh Willingham, MIN, .277 avg., 10 HR, 35 RBI (Stat to note: .403 OBP)

DH: David Ortiz, BOS, .323 avg., 13 HR, 37 RBI

SP: Justin Verlander, DET, 2.54 ERA, 5-3 record

National League All Stars

C: Yadier Molina, STL, .329 avg., 8 HR, 22 RBI

1B: Joey Votto, CIN, .330 avg., 8 HR, 30 RBI

2B: Jose Altuve, HOU, .315 avg., 3 HR, 18 RBI

3B: David Wright, NYM, .366 avg., 5 HR, 31 RBI

SS: Rafeal Furcal, STL, .328 avg., 4 HR, 23 RBI

OF: Carlos Gonzalez, COL, .335 avg., 14 HR, 35 RBI

OF: Ryan Braun, MIL, .310 avg., 14 HR, 36 RBI

OF: Melky Cabrera, SF, .376 avg., 4 HR, 26 RBI

DH: (I know the NL doesn’t have a DH but they will need one in their lineup), Giancarlio Stanton, .302 avg., 13 HR, 40 RBI

SP: Gio Gonzalez, WAS, 2.04 ERA, 7-1 record

 

Odds/Numbers for 6/2

NBA

713 SAN ANTONIO SPURS 202.5 202 / 202.5 / 202 201.5 +155
714 OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER -4 +02 -3.5 -05 / -3 -05 / -3.5 -05 -3.5 -175
TV: , DTV: 245

MLB

901 ATLANTA BRAVES (R) Beachy, B 6.5u20 6.5u20 / 6.5 6.5o15 +1.5(-190) betting closed
902 WASHINGTON NATIONALS (R) Strasburg, S -130 -127 -1.5(+165)
Overnight Pitching Change: Washington – S. Strasburg for G. Gonzalez (L) TV: FS-South, MASN, DTV: 640, 646, 725, 726
903 MIAMI MARLINS (R) Nolasco, R 7.5 7.5 7.5u15 +1.5(-160)
904 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (L) Hamels, C -165 -165 / -160 / -150 -153 -1.5(+140)
PHI-1B-Ryan Howard-OUT TV: FS-Florida, Comcast (Philadelphia), DTV: 654, 727, 728
905 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (R) Lynn, L -135 -130 / -125 / -120 -105 -1.5(+150)
906 NEW YORK METS (R) Dickey, R 7o20 7o20 / 7o25 / 7.5 7.5u15 +1.5(-170)
TV: FS-Midwest, WPIX, DTV: 671, 735, 736
907 LOS ANGELES DODGERS (R) Harang, A 10.5u20 10.5u15 / 10.5 / 10.5o20 10.5o15 +1.5(-155)
908 COLORADO ROCKIES (R) Nicasio, J -135 -135 / -140 -138 -1.5(+135)
LAD-CF-Matt Kemp-OUT TV: FS-Prime Ticket, ROOT (Rocky Mountain), DTV: 683, 693, 729, 730
909 PITTSBURGH PIRATES (L) Bedard, E 7.5u20 7.5u20 / 7.5u15 / 7.5u20 7.5u25 +1.5(-170)
910 MILWAUKEE BREWERS (R) Marcum, S -160 -160 / -155 / -150 -140 -1.5(+150)
MIL-LF-Ryan Braun-quot;?quot; TV: No scheduled television
911 CHICAGO CUBS (R) Garza, M 6.5u20 6.5u20 / 6.5u25 6.5u30 +1.5(-170)
912 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (R) Cain, M -165 -165 / -160 -157 -1.5(+150)
TV: FOX
913 ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (R) Hudson, D 6.5 6.5 / 6.5u20 6.5u15 +1.5(-240)
914 SAN DIEGO PADRES (R) Volquez, E -120 -120 -110 -1.5(+200)
TV: FOX
915 CINCINNATI REDS (R) Latos, M -120 -120 / -125 -124 -1.5(+125)
916 HOUSTON ASTROS (L) Rodriguez, W 7.5 7.5 / 7.5u15 / 7.5u20 7.5u25 +1.5(-145)
TV: FOX
917 BOSTON RED SOX (L) Doubront, F -115 -115 / -120 -108 -1.5(+145)
918 TORONTO BLUE JAYS (R) Drabek, K 10 10 / 10u15 10u20 +1.5(-165)
BOS-CF-Jacoby Ellsbury-OUT TV: NESN, SN1, DTV: 628, 721, 722
919 OAKLAND ATHLETICS (R) Mccarthy, B 8o20 8o20 / 8 8o15 +1.5(-180)
920 KANSAS CITY ROYALS (R) Hochevar, L -115 -115 / -120 -125 -1.5(+160)
TV: Comcast (California), FS-Kansas City, DTV: 672, 698, 723, 724
921 BALTIMORE ORIOLES (L) Matusz, B 8u20 8u25 / 7.5 / 7.5u15 7.5u20 +1.5(-165)
922 TAMPA BAY RAYS (R) Hellickson, J -170 -165 / -160 / -150 -144 -1.5(+145)
TAM-3B-Evan Longoria-OUT TV: MASN2, SunSports, DTV: 641, 653, 733, 734
923 SEATTLE MARINERS (R) Noesi, H 9 9 / 9u20 9u25 +1.5(-155)
924 CHICAGO WHITE SOX (R) Floyd, G -165 -175 / -170 / -160 -144 -1.5(+135)
TV: ROOT (Northwest), WGN (America), DTV: 307, 687, 731, 732
925 NEW YORK YANKEES (R) Kuroda, H -125 -125 -107 -1.5(+140)
926 DETROIT TIGERS (R) Porcello, R 9.5 9.5 9.5u15 +1.5(-160)
Time-change to 07:15pm EDT TV: FOX
927 MINNESOTA TWINS (R) Walters, P 9 9 / 9u15 / 9u20 9u25 +1.5(-170)
928 CLEVELAND INDIANS (R) Tomlin, J -125 -125 / -130 / -140 -136 -1.5(+150)
TV: FOX
929 TEXAS RANGERS (R) Darvish, Y -125 7.5u15 7.5u20 -1.5(+155)
930 LOS ANGELES ANGELS (L) Wilson, C 7.5u15 +105 / +100 / -105 -107 +1.5(-175)
TV: FS-Southwest, West, DTV: 676, 692, 737, 738

NHL

3 LOS ANGELES KINGS -109 4.5o10 4.5o15 -1.5(+290)
4 NEW JERSEY DEVILS 4.5o10 +101 / -105 / -110 -115 +1.5(-390)
TV: NBC, CBC, RDS

Odds/Numbers for 6/1

NBA

711 MIAMI HEAT 179 179 / 179.5 180 +105
712 BOSTON CELTICS -1.5 -03 -1 -05 / -1 -07 / -1 -1.5 -125
MIA-F-Chris Bosh-OUT TV: ESPN, DTV: 206

MLB

951 MIAMI MARLINS (L) Buehrle, M -103 -108 / -105 / -107 -105 +1.5(-213)
952 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (R) Kendrick, K 8.5u08 8.5u08 / 8.5u15 8.5 -1.5(+195)
PHI-1B-Ryan Howard-OUT TV: FS-Florida, Comcast (Philadelphia), DTV: 654, 727, 728
953 ATLANTA BRAVES (L) Minor, M 7.5u20 7.5u20 / 7.5u21 / 7.5u20 7.5u15 +1.5(-137)
954 WASHINGTON NATIONALS (R) Strasburg, S -171 -171 / -180 / -175 -170 -1.5(+126)
TV: FS-South, MASN, DTV: 640, 646, 725, 726
955 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (R) Wainwright, A -103 -103 / -106 / -108 -106 -1.5(+154)
956 NEW YORK METS (L) Santana, J 7o17 7o17 7o20 +1.5(-167)
TV: FS-Midwest, SNY, DTV: 639, 671, 733, 734
957 CINCINNATI REDS (R) Leake, M -116 -116 / -120 -125 -1.5(+136)
958 HOUSTON ASTROS (L) Happ, J 8.5o13 8.5o13 8.5o20 +1.5(-147)
TV: FS-Ohio, Houston, DTV: 661, 678, 735, 736
959 PITTSBURGH PIRATES (R) Correia, K 8o17 8o17 / 8o20 8.5 +1.5(-165)
960 MILWAUKEE BREWERS (L) Wolf, R -130 -132 / -136 / -135 -145 -1.5(+152)
MIL-LF-Ryan Braun-Doubtful TV: ROOT (Pittsburgh), FS-Wisconsin, DTV: 659, 669, 741, 742
961 LOS ANGELES DODGERS (L) Capuano, C -103 9.5o10 9.5o15 +1.5(-195)
962 COLORADO ROCKIES (L) Outman, J 9.5o10 -103 / -106 / -108 -105 -1.5(+179)
LAD-CF-Matt Kemp-OUT TV: FS-Prime Ticket, ROOT (Rocky Mountain), DTV: 683, 693, 743, 744
963 ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (L) Miley, W 6.5o13 -116 / -125 / -120 -125 -1.5(+139)
964 SAN DIEGO PADRES (L) Richard, C -113 6.5o13 6.5o15 +1.5(-151)
TV: FS-Arizona, San Diego, DTV: 686, 694, 747, 748
965 CHICAGO CUBS (L) Maholm, P 7u23 7u23 / 7u25 / 7u30 7u20 +1.5(-143)
966 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (L) Bumgarner, M -155 -155 -165 -1.5(+132)
TV: WGN (America), Comcast (Bay), DTV: 307, 696, 749
967 BOSTON RED SOX (R) Buchholz, C 10u16 10u16 10u20 +1.5(-168)
968 TORONTO BLUE JAYS (R) Alvarez, H -122 -122 -130 -1.5(+155)
BOS-CF-Jacoby Ellsbury-OUT TV: NESN, SN1, DTV: 628, 729, 730
969 NEW YORK YANKEES (L) Sabathia, C -150 -150 / -160 -175 -1.5(+102)
970 DETROIT TIGERS (L) Crosby, C 8.5 8.5 8.5o20 +1.5(-110)
TV: YES, FS-Detroit, DTV: 631, 663, 721, 722
971 MINNESOTA TWINS (R) Pavano, C 8.5o17 8.5o17 8.5o20 +1.5(-153)
972 CLEVELAND INDIANS (R) Lowe, D -140 -140 / -145 -150 -1.5(+141)
TV: FS-North, SportsTime Ohio, DTV: 662, 668, 723, 724
973 BALTIMORE ORIOLES (L) Chen, W 7o21 7o21 7o20 +1.5(-140)
974 TAMPA BAY RAYS (L) Price, D -160 -160 / -170 -165 -1.5(+129)
TAM-3B-Evan Longoria-OUT TV: MASN2, SunSports, DTV: 541, 653, 731, 732
975 OAKLAND ATHLETICS (R) Colon, B 8 8 / 8u15 8u20 +1.5(-159)
976 KANSAS CITY ROYALS (R) Paulino, F -137 -137 / -145 / -150 -145 -1.5(+146)
TV: Comcast (California), FS-Kansas City, DTV: 672, 698, 737, 738
977 SEATTLE MARINERS (R) Hernandez, F 7o14 7o14 / 7o17 7o20 +1.5(-172)
978 CHICAGO WHITE SOX (R) Peavy, J -130 -130 -140 -1.5(+158)
TV: ROOT (Northwest), Comcast (Chicago), DTV: 665, 687, 739, 740
979 TEXAS RANGERS (R) Lewis, C -119 -119 -130 -1.5(+135)
980 LOS ANGELES ANGELS (R) Williams, J 8.5o16 8.5o16 / 8.5o20 8.5o15 +1.5(-146)
TV: TXA21, FS-West, DTV: 692, 745, 746