MLB Predictions for June 8, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 6-6 SU (50%) – 3 games cancelled
In 2013: 507-392 SU (56%)

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MLB Predictions for June 8, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Marlins 37% 2 +195
Mets 63% 4 -215
Pirates 47% 3 +107
Cubs 53% 4 -117
Cardinals 46% 4 +145
Reds 54% 5 -155
Phillies 52% 5 +110
Brewers 48% 4 -120
Padres 49% 4 +120
Rockies 51% 5 -130
Giants 49% 2 +100
Diamondbacks 51% 3 -110
Braves 52% 4 -138
Dodgers 48% 3 +128
Rangers 57% 5 -160
Blue Jays 43% 3 +150
Indians 47% 4 +128
Tigers 53% 5 -138
A’s 52% 5 -130
White Sox 48% 4 +120
Orioles 53% 5 +102
Rays 47% 4 -112
Yankees 49% 3 -128
Mariners 51% 4 +118
Astros 45% 4 +170
Royals 55% 5 -190
Angels (Game 1) 42% 3 +135
Red Sox 58% 4 -145
Twins 41% 3 +165
Nationals 59% 4 -180
Angels (Game 2) 44% 4 +140
Red Sox 56% 5 -150

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-Hometown:Copenhagen, Denmark
-Favorite Sport: Soccer
-Favorite Sports Team: FCK – Danish soccer team

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-New York Mets over Miami Marlins

-Boston Red Sox over Los Angeles Angels

-Kansas City Royals over Houston Astros

-Texas Rangers over Toronto Blue Jays

-Washington Nationals over Minnesota Twins

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June 2013 – Seventh Inning Stretch

 

June’s Seventh-Inning Stretch
By Allyus Fritz

Baseball is now in full swing. Contenders have begun to emerge, however the playoff picture is still as unclear as one of Alex Rodriguez’s drug tests (I’ll get to that later). Soon basketball and hockey will be over, leaving baseball to rule as the king of summer. Summer time… and the livin’s easy. Dust off your mit and grab your bat. Here’s June’s Seventh Inning Stretch.

Miguel Cabrera vs. Chris Davis

It looks like a two horse race for MVP in the American League… and for the Triple Crown. Migy and the Orioles’ Chris Davis have had monster seasons, and neither one looks to be slowing down. Cabrera, fresh off winning the Triple Crown last season, is leading the AL with a .373 batting average and 66 RBI’s. Davis is second in both of those categories, but is leading in home runs with 20. If Cabrera can find a way to beat Davis in home runs, which he is only down by three, he will win another Triple Crown. That would be one of the most incredible feats in the history of sports. Stay tuned.

Young Guns

The future is here, and it is oh so bright. Youth has taken over all across the majors, causing a changing of the guard to occur right before our eyes. Domonic Brown leads the NL in home runs with 18 and has overshadowed Ryan Howard in Philadelphia. The D’back’s lefty Patrick Corbin leads the NL in wins (9), has zero losses, and has a 2.06 ERA. Paul Goldschmidt, who also makes his home in the desert, now leads the NL with 54 RBI’s. Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore is tied for the most wins in the AL with 8. Soon Wil Myers will be in the bigs for the Rays, which will no doubt be an extremely exciting moment for that franchise. Combine the names that I just mentioned with Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Manny Machado, Mike Trout, Matt Harvey, Starlin Castro and Yasiel Puig, and we have ourselves the stars of tomorrow. Get used to all of these names.

The most young guns on any team belong to the St. Louis Cardinals. Injuries have allowed the mind-boggling amount of talent in AAA Memphis to seep up into the majors. Starting pitchers Shelby Miller, Michael Wacha, Tyler Lyons, and John Gast have all performed well at the major league level. Miller leads the NL in ERA and has been a vital component to the Cardinals’ success this season. Combine those starters with all the youngsters in the bullpen and in the field, and you have yourself the NL’s best team. Oscar Taveras, or “Little Vlad” as some call him, will be starting in right field next season and might be brought up before then. One thing each Cardinals fan can assure themselves of is this: St. Louis is guaranteed to be a winning team for the next decade.

PEDs

Why can’t this topic just go away? The MLB is now seeking to suspend all players related to the Biogenesis clinic in Miami that was run by Anthony Bosch. How about this Bosch guy huh? He’s now testifying against all of these players in order to get out of trouble. In fact, rumor has it that Alex Rodriguez owes him thousands of dollars, which Bosch may have attempted to blackmail Rodriguez into paying him. In the words of Tony Kornheiser, “do I think he may be a bit of a sleazebag? Yes.”

Players who may be suspended pending this investigation are A-Rod, Ryan Braun, Melky Cabrera, Gio Gonzalez, and Nelson Cruz, to name a few. What a hit to baseball’s collective psyche. I understand what the commissioner’s office is trying to do. Bud Selig wants players to know that there is zero tolerance for steroid use in baseball. If you cheat, you will get caught. I’m not saying their crimes should be forgotten about, but at the same time, baseball loses credibility every time this topic is brought up. Hopefully someday people will stop trying to blatantly cheat the system.

My All-Star Picks

Let’s get back to more positive topics, shall we. Here is my current starting all-star team for each league.

American                                                  National

Pitcher- Clay Buchholz, Bos                Pitcher- Adam Wainwright, STL

Catcher- Mike Napoli, Bos                   Catcher- Yadier Molina, STL

1st Base- Chris Davis, Bal                    1st Base- Paul Goldschmidt, Ari

2nd Base- Robinson Cano, NYY           2nd Base- Matt Carpenter, STL

Shortstop- J.J Hardy, Bal                      Shortstop- Troy Tulowitzki, Col

3rd Base- Miguel Cabrera, Det               3rd Base- Pablo Sandoval, SF

Left Field- Alex Gordon, KC                Left Field- Carlos Gonzalez, Col

Center Field- Adam Jones, Bal           Center Field- Carlos Gomez, Mil

Right Field- Kendrys Morales, Sea   Right Field- Carlos Beltran, STL

Honorable Mention: Buster Posey, C, SF

Domonic Brown, LF, Phil

National League

The NL Central continues to impress. If the season ended today, three NL central teams would find themselves in the playoffs. The surprising Pirates would be making a trip to Cincinnati for the one game wildcard playoff, and the winner would then travel to St. Louis to take on the birds. The rivalries here would be wonderful to watch, especially considering there is bad blood between Cincinnati and St. Louis. Hopefully this would happen again.

The Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants are both running in to the same problem: injuries. Bryce Harper, Ross Detwiler and Stephen Strasburg are all on the DL for Washington, while Ryan Vogelsong has hit the DL for the Giants. The fact that Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, and Madison Bumgarner are all ice cold either hasn’t helped either. Starting pitching injuries hit every team during the course of a season, but these two teams are having problems coping with them. One team that isn’t having that problem: St. Louis. I already talked about the best farm system in baseball (shout out to Pittsburgh and Minnesota as well), so I’ll move on.

American League

The Kansas City Royals have gone from pre-season darling to the cellar. The Royals have been disgraceful at the plate. Alex Gordon leads the team with 6 home runs, and is legitimately the only field player having a stand out season. Mike Moustakas is hitting a sickening .180 and Billy Butler has only hit 5 homers, which just doesn’t cut it for the all-star caliber player that he is. Something needs to change in Kansas City if they want to prove all the positive pre-season columns that were written about them right.

The Oakland Athletics are not having any problems with winning. The A’s are now a half game out of first place in the AL West and have won 8 of their last 10. Somehow they just keep on trucking even though the casual baseball fan could probably only name one or two players on the team. That one player would probably be Coco Crisp.

The AL East continues to be the AL’s strongest division. Boston, New York, Baltimore, and Tampa Bay all are in the running. Like I predicted, the Rays are back in the saddle and have won 7 of their last 10. They are just 4 games behind the first place Red Sox and are on the rise. If David Price comes back off the DL and brings his Cy Young caliber stuff with him, the Rays turn in to one of the most dangerous teams in baseball.

Obscenely Early Playoff Scenario

National League

1. St. Louis Cardinals vs. wildcard winner: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds

2. Atlanta Braves vs. 3. Arizona Diamondbacks

American League

1. Boston Red Sox vs. Wildcard winner: New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics

2. Detroit Tigers vs. 3. Texas Rangers

Hopefully this wouldn’t happen in the Yankees at Athletics game. Talking to you Jeremy Giambi.

See ya in July.

*All numbers and figures as of Friday, June 7th.

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MLB Predictions for June 7, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 7-3 SU (70%)
In 2013: 501-386 SU (56%)

MLB Predictions for June 7, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Pirates 46% 4 +100
Cubs 54% 5 -120
Marlins 38% 2 +195
Mets 62% 4 -210
Cardinals 53% 4 -120
Reds 47% 3 +110
Phillies 55% 4 -140
Brewers 45% 3 +130
Padres 42% 4 +155
Rockies 58% 5 -175
Giants 44% 3 +125
Diamondbacks 56% 5 -140
Braves 46% 3 +102
Dodgers 54% 4 -112
Rangers 51% 5 -110
Blue Jays 49% 4 +100
Indians 39% 4 +175
Tigers 61% 6 -185
Orioles 47% 4 -102
Rays 53% 5 -108
Angels 41% 4 +125
Red Sox 59% 6 -145
Astros 43% 3 +190
Royals 57% 5 -205
A’s 48% 3 +113
White Sox 52% 4 -123
Yankees 54% 5 -155
Mariners 46% 4 +145
Twins 48% 3 +125
Nationals 52% 4 -135

Today’s spokesmodel is Victoria Vertuga.

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Our FREE MLB Picks for June 7, 2013:

-Boston Red Sox over Los Angeles Angels

-Kansas City Royals over Houston Astros

-Philadelphia Phillies over Milwaukee Brewers

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MLB Predictions for June 6, 2013

 

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Yesterday: 4-11 SU (27%)
In 2013: 494-383 SU (56%)

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MLB Predictions for June 6, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Mets 34% 3 +165
Nationals 66% 4 -175
Diamondbacks 42% 4 +162
Cardinals 58% 5 -172
Phillies 48% 4 +108
Brewers 52% 5 -118
Padres 45% 4 +128
Rockies 55% 5 -138
Braves 48% 3 -105
Dodgers 52% 4 -105
Rays 31% 2 +167
Tigers 69% 5 -177
Orioles 51% 6 -155
Astros 49% 5 +145
Rangers 44% 5 +127
Red Sox 56% 6 -137
A’s 53% 4 -127
White Sox 47% 3 +117
Twins 48% 3 +119
Royals 52% 4 -129
Yankees 48% 4 -121
Mariners 52% 5 +111

Today’s spokesmodel is Ilona.

Ilona1More about Ilona:
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-Favorite Sport:  Yoga and Boxing
-Favorite Sports Team: Miami Heat

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-Detroit Tigers over Tampa Rays

-Washington Nationals over New York Mets

-St. Louis Cardinals over Arizona Diamondbacks

 

 

MLB Predictions for June 5, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 10-5 SU (67%)
In 2013: 490-372 SU (57%)

MLB Predictions for June 5, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Pirates 52% 4 +130
Braves 48% 3 -140
Marlins 37% 3 +185
Phillies 63% 5 -210
Mets 49% 4 +135
Nationals 51% 5 -145
Rockies 31% 3 +180
Reds 69% 5 -190
Diamondbacks 48% 4 +125
Cardinals 52% 5 -135
Padres 37% 2 +180
Dodgers 63% 4 -200
Indians 40% 3 +150
Yankees 60% 4 -160
White Sox 42% 3 +155
Mariners 58% 4 -165
Rays 48% 4 +135
Tigers 52% 5 -145
Rangers 49% 4 +105
Red Sox 51% 5 -115
Twins 46% 3 +140
Royals 54% 4 -150
Orioles 52% 5 -170
Astros 48% 4 +150
A’s 45% 4 +100
Brewers 55% 5 -110
Blue Jays 39% 3 +100
Giants 61% 5 -110
Cubs 53% 5 +150
Angels 47% 4 -160

Today’s spokesmodel is Tabitha.

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Our FREE MLB Picks for June 5, 2013:

-Cincinnati Reds over Colorado Rockies

-Seattle Mariners over Chicago White Sox

-San Francisco Giants over Toronto Blue Jays

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MLB Predictions for June 4, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 5-4 SU (56%)
In 2013: 480-367 SU (57%)

MLB Predictions for June 4, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Marlins 42% 3 +149
Phillies 58% 4 -159
Mets 35% 3 +165
Nationals 65% 5 -185
Rockies 38% 3 +155
Reds 62% 5 -170
Pirates 43% 3 +150
Braves 57% 4 -165
Diamondbacks 44% 3 +140
Cardinals 56% 4 -150
Padres 49% 3 +123
Dodgers 51% 4 -133
Indians 47% 4 +133
Yankees 53% 5 -143
Rays 41% 3 +127
Tigers 59% 4 -137
Rangers 44% 4 +128
Red Sox 56% 5 -138
Twins 48% 4 +120
Royals 52% 5 -130
Orioles 58% 5 -175
Astros 42% 4 +160
White Sox 37% 2 +142
Mariners 63% 4 -152
A’s 52% 5 -115
Brewers 48% 4 +105
Cubs 40% 2 +170
Angels 60% 3 -185
Blue Jays 48% 3 +113
Giants 52% 4 -123

Today’s spokesmodel is Ellen Fate.

EllenF_9701 web wmAbout Ellen:
-Website: www.facebook.com/ellenmfatehttps://twitter.com/ellenfatewww.modelmayhem.com/missfate
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-Favorite Sport: Gymnastics, Football
-Favorite Sports Team: Iowa Hawkeyes

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-Seattle Mariners over Chicago White Sox

-Washington Nationals over New York Mets

-Detroit Tigers over Tampa Bay Rays

-Cincinnati Reds over Colorado Rockies

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MLB Predictions for June 3, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 7-8 SU (47%)
In 2013: 475-363 SU (57%)

MLB Predictions for June 3, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Marlins 38% 3 +168
Phillies 62% 5 -178
Pirates 52% 3 +119
Braves 48% 2 -129
Rockies 46% 4 +130
Reds 54% 5 -140
Diamondbacks 44% 4 +138
Cardinals 56% 5 -148
Padres 52% 4 -102
Dodgers 48% 3 -108
Indians 51% 5 +106
Yankees 49% 4 -116
Astros 49% 4 +165
Angels 51% 5 -175
White Sox 46% 3 +102
Mariners 54% 4 -112
A’s 52% 5 +106
Brewers 48% 4 -116

Today’s spokesmodel is Kelli Serio.

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Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bears

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-Philadelphia Phillies over Miami Marlins

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MLB Predictions for June 2, 2013

 

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Yesterday: 8-8 SU (50%)
In 2013: 468-355 SU (57%)

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MLB Predictions for June 2, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Mets 60% 4 -200
Marlins 40% 2 +170
Nationals 42% 3 +165
Braves 58% 4 -180
Reds 54% 4 -125
Pirates 46% 3 +105
Brewers 36% 2 +160
Phillies 64% 4 -180
Giants 44% 3 +140
Cardinals 56% 4 -160
Diamondbacks 58% 5 -140
Cubs 42% 3 +120
Dodgers 48% 5 +125
Rockies 52% 6 -135
Rays 41% 4 +115
Indians 59% 5 -135
Tigers 51% 5 -120
Orioles 49% 4 +110
Mariners 48% 4 +125
Twins 52% 5 -135
Royals 29% 2 +180
Rangers 71% 5 -220
Astros 36% 3 +220
Angels 64% 5 -260
White Sox 44% 4 -110
A’s 56% 5 -110
Red Sox 47% 3 +100
Yankees 53% 4 -120
Blue Jays 45% 4 +106
Padres 55% 5 -116

Today’s spokesmodel is Colleen Kennedy.

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-Hometown:  Naperville, Illinois
-Favorite Sport: Basketball and Golf
-Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bulls

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-Rangers over Royals

-Phillies over Brewers

-Indians over Rays

-Angels over Astros

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MLB Predictions for June 1, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 7-7 SU (50%)
In 2013: 460-347 SU (57%)

MLB Predictions for June 1, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Mets 48% 3 -101
Marlins 52% 4 -109
Brewers 47% 4 +108
Phillies 53% 5 -118
Dodgers 44% 4 +124
Rockies 56% 5 -134
Diamondbacks 39% 2 +128
Cubs 61% 4 -138
Giants (Game 1) 44% 3 +141
Cardinals 56% 4 -151
Giants (Game 2) 41% 2 +135
Cardinals 59% 3 -145
Reds 48% 3 +118
Pirates 52% 4 -128
Nationals 51% 4 +122
Braves 49% 3 -132
Rays 44% 4 +119
Indians 56% 5 -129
Mariners 45% 3 +114
Twins 55% 4 -124
White Sox 34% 2 +147
A’s 66% 4 -157
Royals 42% 4 +120
Rangers 58% 5 -130
Tigers 46% 4 -136
Orioles 54% 5 +126
Red Sox 49% 5 +103
Yankees 51% 6 -113
Astros 44% 4 +205
Angels 56% 5 -225
Blue Jays 53% 4 -130
Padres 47% 3 +120

Today’s spokesmodel is Ashlee Ricci.

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-Hometown: Los Angeles CA born & raised
-Favorite Sport: Boxing
-Favorite Sports Team: Patriots

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-Chicago Cubs over Arizona Diamondbacks

-Oakland A’s over Chicago White Sox

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MLB Predictions for May 31, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 7- 8 SU (47%)
In 2013: 453-340 SU (57%)

MLB Predictions for May 31, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Diamondbacks 47% 4 +115
Cubs 53% 5 -125
Brewers 47% 4 +114
Phillies 53% 5 -124
Reds 51% 5 -105
Pirates 49% 4 -105
Mets 52% 4 -150
Marlins 48% 3 +140
Nationals 47% 4 -105
Braves 53% 5 -105
Giants 52% 4 +128
Cardinals 48% 3 -137
Dodgers 54% 5 -139
Rockies 46% 4 +129
Tigers 54% 4 -125
Orioles 46% 3 +115
Rays 52% 4 -110
Indians 48% 3 +100
Red Sox 56% 5 +103
Yankees 44% 4 -113
Royals 32% 3 +195
Rangers 68% 6 -215
Mariners 48% 4 -122
Twins 52% 5 +112
Astros 34% 4 +200
Angels 66% 6 -240
White Sox 35% 3 +159
A’s 65% 5 -174
Blue Jays 46% 4 +119
Padres 54% 5 -129

Today’s spokesmodel is Cassie Williams.

Cassie4More about Cassie:
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Hometown: Winfield, MO
Favorite Sport: Baseball
Favorite Sports Team: St.Louis Cardinals

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-Texas Rangers over Kansas City Royals

-Oakland A’s over Chicago White Sox

-Los Angeles Angels over Houston Astros

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