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PITTSBURGH -6 3 UNITS
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Florida St. -6.5 3 UNITS
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COLORADO -1.5 (-115) 3.5 UNITS 🙂
7:05 pm est
Listed Pitchers: Maloney / Marquis
Reds: Maloney got his opportunity to start when Justin Lehr was skipped in the rotation because of a sore right groin. Maloney pitched for Double-A Carolina on Thursday, allowing three hits and a run in seven innings. The 25-year-old made four starts for the Reds earlier this year but spent most of the season with Triple-A Louisville. He was 9-9 with a 3.08 ERA in 23 starts for the Bats. Maloney had 130 strikeouts to 26 walks in 150 innings with Louisville.
Rockies: Marquis has received little run support in his past three outings, and he couldn’t avoid the big inning in his last two, both losses. Marquis is still looking to tie his career high in wins, 15, and he has a maximum of six starts left to try to eclipse the Rockies’ record for wins in a season — 17, shared by Kevin Ritz (1995), Pedro Astacio (1999) and Jeff Francis (2007).
LA DODGERS -1.5 (-120) 3.5 UNITS POWER PLAY
9:40 pm est
Listed Pitchers: Billingsly / Buckner
Dodgers: Billingsley took a perfect game into the fifth against Arizona on Wednesday, then things unraveled. He allowed a two-run homer to Brandon Allen and a pair of RBI infield singles in the four-run inning. His mechanics were much improved from previous shaky outings. He has one win in his last five starts and only three in his last 14. He’s now 7-5 lifetime against Arizona.
Diamondbacks: Buckner rejoined the D-backs from Triple-A Reno last week and started against the Dodgers, giving up four runs on eight hits in six innings and taking the loss. After having success in Reno, Buckner knows that he needs to carry that over into the big leagues to help his chances of winning a spot in the rotation next year. Buckner has incorporated a cut fastball into his repertoire and has changed his approach on the mound as well. “I’m a different pitcher than I was last time I was here,” said Buckner, who is in his third stint with the team this year.
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TEXAS -1.5 GAME1 (+120) 3 UNITS 🙂
5:05 pm est
Listed Pitchers: Hunter / Carrasco
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.
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DETROIT -1.5 (+140) 2 UNITS 🙂 WINNER
Starting bankroll $1,000
Total $ = $1,140
Power Play Stats
2 – 6
Power Play record
220 – 180
Total Money 2009 + $ 1,320
Total Money 2008 (May-Dec) + $20,464