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Florida St. -6.5 3 UNITS
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7:05 pm est
Listed Pitchers: Sonnanstine / Burnett
Rays: In his first start since being recalled from Triple-A Durham, Sonnanstine was let down by some defensive miscues and struggled to keep Boston off the base paths. He allowed eight hits and five runs (three earned) with four walks in four-plus innings, while throwing 91 pitches. Rays manager Joe Maddon said he was encouraged by Sonnanstine’s pitching, however, enough for him to earn another start. Sonnanstine said he felt he did a better job at switching up arm angles and messing up his timing than earlier this season — two aspects of his game that he considers his strengths. Despite the loss, he could at least take those two positives into his next start. Tuesday was his first loss at home this season.
Yankees: Burnett had a turbulent outing on Tuesday at Camden Yards but was bailed out by the Bombers’ bats, charged with six runs on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings, including home runs to Felix Pie and Luke Scott. Burnett walked two and struck out two in remaining winless since July 27 at Tampa Bay — a span of seven starts. In that last effort against the Rays, Burnett limited them to one unearned run on two hits over seven innings, walking two and striking out five.
ST. LOUIS -1.5 (-115) 3.5 UNITS POWER PLAY WINNER!!!!
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Listed Pitchers: Carpenter / Bush
Cardinals: Carpenter is coming off of two relatively ordinary outings in a row. Then again, that just shows you what a standard he’s set, since in those two games he has allowed five runs in 12 innings. Carpenter hasn’t lost a decision since June, and the Cardinals are 10-2 in his past 12 starts. He’s a legitimate NL Cy Young contender, and he’ll try to strengthen his case in a holiday matinee on Monday.
Brewers: After meeting with the Brewers’ head physician on Friday evening, Dave Bush declared himself fit to make his Monday start against the Cardinals as scheduled. The outing was in doubt after Bush surrendered eight runs in St. Louis on Wednesday — his third start off the disabled list — and complained of lingering soreness in his right triceps. “I should be good,” Bush said late Friday night. “The doctor said this is all part of the process of [recovering from] a torn muscle. It’s usually a multi-month kind of thing, and … it doesn’t do any good to stop throwing because [the scar tissue] has to break up at some point.” Bush threw a bullpen session at about 75 percent of full effort on Friday afternoon. “Before the year is over, I want him to feel good about himself,” manager Ken Macha said.
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TEXAS -1.5 (+110) 3 UNITS 🙂
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Listed Pitchers: Holland / Guthrie
Rangers: Hunter continues to be a bulldog for the Rangers’ rotation, going seven innings in a winning effort against Toronto on Wednesday. He allowed four runs on six hits to pick up his seventh win of the season. Earlier this season, Hunter had one of his best starts of the year against the Indians, going 7 2/3 innings, allowing no runs on six hits with five strikeouts.
Indians: Carrasco turned in a dud of a Major League debut against the Tigers on Tuesday, coughing up six runs on nine hits with three walks, three strikeouts and three homers in three innings. The 22-year-old fell victim to the temptation to overthrow in his first Major League start, and it came back to bite him, as he couldn’t command his fastball. Still, he maintained his composure and is expecting to be more calm in his second start. Carrasco, acquired in the Cliff Lee trade, was 11-10 with a 4.64 ERA in Triple-A this year.
DETROIT -1.5 (+140) 2 UNITS 🙂 WINNER
Starting bankroll $1,000
Total $ = $1,140
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Power Play record
220 – 180
Total Money 2009 + $ 1,320
Total Money 2008 (May-Dec) + $20,464