Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cy Greinke

Another day, another dollar, that's the story of this week! We won 1 unit on Monday, pushed on Tuesday, and won 1 unit again yesterday, so the slow growth model continues to hold steady. We're back up roughly 13 units on the season, which won't blow anyone's mind EXCEPT THAT we've been playing every game at 1 unit. So for those who want to play 3 units on everything, we'd be up closer to 40 units, but that's just not how the Roundup believes in gambling. If you're playing 3 units on EVERY game, then your 3-unit bet should really be your 1-unit bet. It's just simple math. Ah well, onward and upward!

NL
Kosuke Fukudome
- Fuk-u-do-me is 3-for-6 with a homer off Dave Bush this season, and 5-for-12 lifetime.
David Wright - Seems like he's on here every day, despite the clown helmet: Wright is truly the only Met with good career numbers against Jair Jurrjens as he's 3-for-6 this year and 5-for-14 overall with a homer and 3 RBI.
Jair Jurrjens - Jurrjens is having one of the best seasons of anyone in the Bigs, and he takes aim at a Mets team that he's faced 3 times this year with a 1.83 ERA and a 2-0 record against.
Alberto Gonzalez - He was 0-for-3 against Hamels coming into this season, but in 2009 Alberto is a perfect 4-for-4, and you get the feeling he has figured out how to hit against Hamels.
The Phils, Hamels Included - In Ross Detwiler's one previous start against Philly, he allowed 5 runs in 4 innings, as the Phils hit him for a .455 average. Hamels is on a bit of a role, and he's getting more grounders, which, combined with his dominance of Adam Dunn, should make for good results.

AL
David DeJesus, Mitch Maier, Zack Greinke
- The two Royals position players have put up some decent numbers against Edwin Jackson, with DeJesus 2-for-5 this year and 4-for-11 overall, and Maier 3-for-4 this season with 2 runs batted in. Greinke should continue his Cy Young campaign, as he's 2-1 against Detroit this year, having thrown 31 innings and allowing the Tigers to bat an absurd .176 against him. He has 39 K's and only 7 BB's, and his ERA against Detroit is a microscopic 1.16.
Gerald Laird, Placido Polanco - These two Tigers have collected a few base hits against Greinke, but little else: Laird is 5-for-12 off him this year, while Polanco is 5-for-14 in 2009.
Jose Lopez - Coming off a solid win last night, Lopez gets to face another Bleached Sox pitcher he eats up, John Danks; Lopez is a beefy 7-for-13 in his career against Danks...his teammates? Not so much.
Carl Crawford, Evan Longoria - Crawford, after getting out some aggression screaming at Pat Burrell (probably deserved it...) takes aim at spot-starter Mark Hendrickson, against whom Crawford is 4-for-9. Longoria is 5-for-10 with 2 homers and 3 RBI lifetime off the tall lefty.
Michael Aubrey - I have a sneaking suspicion this lesser-known Oriole will get some playing time tonight, given his career 4-for-12 (4 HR) off young Rays starter Wade Davis.
Torii Hunter, Howie Kendrick, Maicer Izturis - Hunter is the real damage-dealer against Josh Beckett, posting a 5-for-11 mark over the last 5 years. Kendrick and Izturis are both batting in the mid-300's off Beckett over 16 and 26 at-bats, respectively.
Victor Martinez, David Ortiz - V-Mart's still out, so his .500 career average against Ervin Santana be damned, but Papi's with the team, so he can put his 5-for-12 to the test.
Justin Masterson - Masterson tossed 7 scoreless frames against the A's earlier this year, and if he can throw strikes, there's very little reason to think he can't do it again.

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