The Cincinnati Reds are quickly turning into the Rodney Dangerfield of baseball, as “Nobody gives me (us) respect.” Despite winning five games in a row and 12 of 14, they are down over 25 cents on the money line as favorites at Houston. The Cardinals Adam Wainwright roller-coaster season has bettors skittish about St. Louis chances against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, having fallen 10 cents. Finally, San Francisco is up 15 cents as they face division partner San Diego again. As always, review the tasty trend nuggets at the bottom of the page.
MLB – (903) MILWAUKEE at (904) PHILADELPHIA 7:05 EDT FSWI, WB17
When it comes to the Brewers, no lead is safe whether they have it or the opposition does. Philadelphia rallied with four runs in the bottom of the ninth to win 7-6 and essentially stamped Milwaukee as a –seller- before the trade deadline. One of the Brew Crew’s most valuable commodities is Zack Greinke (9-3, 3.57 ERA), who pitches tonight, possibly for the last time in a Milwaukee uniform. Greinke will face Cliff Lee (1-6, 3.72) who’s not received many runs when he’s pitched. Though the Brewers right-hander is not as effective away from Miller Park (4.41 road ERA), baseball bettors are not enthused about the Phillies and taken them from -150 to -130. Talk about a stopper, Greinke is 9-0 if the Crew is off a defeat. (Brewers record) 3DW Position – Philadelphia wins
MLB – (905) WASHINGTON at (906) N.Y. METS 7:10 EDT MASN, SNY
The Mets are quickly falling out of wild card contention with 1-9 record since the All-Star break. New York will turn to their ace R.A. Dickey (13-1, 2.84) to stop this runaway train. Those betting on baseball are of the opinion Dickey can be a stopper and shifted the Mets from +100 underdogs to -110 home favorites. In their way is Gio Gonzalez (12-5, 3.32) and a Washington club that feels right at home at Citi Field, having won seven of eight at this building. Gonzalez has returned to prior form with a 4.93 mark in his last nine outings, supplying hope for a New York squad that is 8-1 when their knuckle-ball pitcher throws at home. 3DW Position – New York wins
MLB – (917) OAKLAND at (918) TORONTO 7:07 EDT CSCA, RSN (side and total)
The surging Oakland A’s are 14-2 in July and have thrust themselves into the playoff picture with the lowest payroll in baseball. Toronto is 2.5-games behind Oakland for the last postseason seat and can take matters into their own hands this series. Oddsmakers sent the Blue Jays out as -115 faves and they have been bet up to –125 or higher with Brett Cecil (2-2, 6.34) taking the mound. The left-hander has a 2.79 ERA in four career starts against the Athletics, splitting four decisions. Toronto batters terrorized Boston pitching over the weekend scoring 28 runs in a series sweep and are 27-12 after scoring eight runs or more. The total may have fallen from 9.5 to 9, but the Jays are 13-3 OVER vs. AL teams allowing 3.7 or less runs a game the last two years. (Average score 12.5 total runs a contest) 3DW Position – Toronto wins
MLB – (925) MINNESOTA at (926) CHIC. WHITE SOX 8:10 EDT FSNO, WCIU
Chicago ended their five-game losing streak last night and is just one game behind streaming Detroit in the AL Central. After plating just nine times in those setbacks, the White Sox exploded for seven runs against Minnesota on Monday and will look to continue to do damage. Cole De Vries (2-2, 3.95) will be the Twins starter and hardball sports bettors are of the opinion the Pale Hose can score runs against him and lifted the total from 8.5 to 9. The Sox are 15-4 OVER at home vs. AL teams scoring 4.7 or less runs a game, while the Twinkies are 12-4 OVER facing ordinary bullpens whose ERA is 3.75 to 4.50 this season. 3DW Position – Play Over
3Daily Winners Nuggets
MLB Money Line Nugget
R.A. Dickey and the Mets are 7-0 vs. teams whose hitters draw three walks or less a game this season.
MLB Totals Nugget
Doug Fister of Detroit is 12-2 UNDER after giving up two or less earned runs in his previous two outings since last year.
MLB Run Line Nugget
Madison Bumgarner and the Giants are 11-2 on the RL vs. a NL team with a batting average of .255 or worse in the second half of the season the last three seasons.