Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Turning to Religion (The Padres?)

Yesterday we smashed open the sportsbook's piggy bank and posted a clean sweep (3-0), with 2 dogs for a profit of 3.66 units...remembering, of course, that the Roundup plays 1 unit on every bet. For the first half of yesterday, we appeared to be the only thread recommending a play on Seattle. Well, it paid off in spades (and nuggets)! It's going to be awfully tough to follow up that performance, but we'll do our best. What follows, as always, are some key notes on favorable player-matchups occurring in tonight's games, and of course, PLEASE check out the Pregame thread - the more the merrier over there!

NL
Matt Diaz
- Diaz is 6-for-13 off John Lannan, but zero power numbers to speak of.
Ryan Church - The Braves "outfielder-swap" might come in handy tonight, as Church is 4-for-11 lifetime off Lannan with 2 homers and 5 driven in.
Kelly Johnson - Another Brave position player with an average against Lannan in the dangerous zone, Johnson is 6-for-15 (.400) with a homer and 3 RBI.
Nate McLouth - Finally, we end the list of Braves who have hit Lannan hard. McLouth is 4-for-9 overall, and 2-for-5 this year.
Hanley Ramirez - Big time numbers against Roy Oswalt, a .421 average in 19 AB with 2 homers.
Jeremy Hermida - Another Marlin who has hit Oswalt hard, Hermida is 5-for-12 with a pair of longballs.
Rich Harden - There are very few teams Harden has dominated more than the Phils, going 2-0 against them in his career with an ERA under 1. Of Phillies regulars, only Jimmy Rollins has a batting average over .222 against Harden.
Adrian Gonzalez - 6-for-15 with 2 homers career against Braden Looper, and he went 0-for-3 against him in San Diego, so Gonzo's hungry.
Paul Janish - Janish has faced Mitchell Boggs (most likely in the Minors), and is 5-for-8 against him with a dinger.
The Rox - The Rockies put up 6 runs in 5 innings off Ohlendorf earlier this season, hitting him at a .429 clip as a team. Brad Hawpe went 3-for-3 in that game with a homer and 3 RBI
Edgar Renteria - Renteria is batting .412 off Randy Wolf in 17 career AB with 2 RBI.

AL
Adam Lind
- Lind is 4-for-8 off Joba Chamberlain, though Joba seems to be a man possessed since the All Star break.
Miguel Olivo - Yes, Royals are allowed on here, too. Olivo is 5-for-10 off Nick Blackburn with not 1, but 2 homers.
David DeJesus - Another Royal, figured I'd make a habit of it today, he's 5-for-11 off Blackburn.
Jason Kubel - One of the Twins scary lefties, Kubel is 5-for-11 off Kyle Davies, with 3 driven in.
Carl Crawford - .381 BAA Ervin Santana in 21 AB.
B.J. Upton - If Upton ever hopes to move back up in the batting order, he'll have to get things straightened out right now. Fortunately, he's 7-for-15 career off Ervin Santana.
Jose Lopez - A solid 6-for-10 lifetime off John Danks, another White Sox pitcher that has been shellacked by the Mariners.

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