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Weekly Minor League Recap

AAA:

Jesus Montero, NYY, C, Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees (#3): Montero was injured for a couple of days (eye infection) last week and only played 1 game.  It seems to be a lingering issue, so stay tuned.

Brett Lawrie, TOR, 2b/3b, Vegas 51s (#40): The Lawrie call up will now be delayed for a couple of weeks, as the wrist injury is more than minor; he broke a bone in his left hand.  He still should get to Toronto once he heals up, as he was just days away from a call up pre-injury.

Adrian Cardenas, OAK, DH, Sacramento River Cats (unranked): Cardenas hit .290 in his last ten and only K’ed three times.  Since Jemille Weeks got the call up over him last week, not sure if there is any room for him in Oakland; then again, it is looking more and more like a lost season for the A’s, so no harm in giving Cardenas some MLB experience.

Jemille Weeks, OAK, 2b, Sacramento River Cats (unranked): Weeks got called up last week, and is hitting .333 with two RBIs, 1 K, and three runs scored.  He should stick around for a while, given Mark Ellis is on the DL.

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06.07.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Lot of rookies playing last night, getting the call, etc. Look for some big-time prospects within the next week or so. Not sure who you should be looking for? Follow Chris (here).

Onto it!

4th and Home Player of the Day: Tim Stauffer – 8 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 8:1…Wow. For what it’s worth, the Rockies’ bats have been garbage.

The Bats:
Dee Gordon
– 3/5, R, SB…In his first MLB start, Gordon yet again flashed his speed. Middle infield help is here.

Matt Kemp – 2/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…Back at it. 17/14 through 62 games. 40/40? Nah.

Adam Jones – 3/4, R, HR, RBI…He’s batting .301 now. Still doesn’t walk enough.

Andrew McCutchen – 1/2, 3 R…Also added two walks as the Bucs’ clean-up hitter.

Kelly Johnson – 2/5, R, HR, 3 RBI…Keeps on rollin’.

Juan Miranda – 4/4, R, HR, RBI…Might be time to pick him up.

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05.16.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Great night in baseball as I had Tommy Hanson and Colby Lewis put Jesse into an early pitching hole on the first day of the week. Nice!

Anyway, onto it…

4th and Home Player of the Day:Vin Mazzaro – 2.1 IP, 11 H, 14 ER, 2:3…Who else could it be? This is right out of a video game. His ERA ballooned from 4.50 to 22.74 after this one!

The Bats:
Matt Downs
– 2/3, R, HR, 2 RBI…Just about the only guy that could hit Hanson in this one.

Adrian Gonzalez – 3/5, R, 3 RBI…Guy keeps smoking the ball. Up to 37 RBI now to lead the majors.

Carlos Pena – 2/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…Just a bad year. With each decent game you think a hot streak is coming and then an 0-4. Let’s see how he does tomorrow.

Michael Brantley – 2/4, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI…Right after Killboy and I touted him to hit lead-off more often, he has a career game. Yes, MB should be the Tribe’s lead-off hitter from here on out. Oh and pick this guy up.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2/6, 3 R, RBI, 2 SB…Very nice season from AsCab. He even has 5 steals this year.

Matt LaPorta – 4/4, R, 4 RBI…Yes, he’s still alive.

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05.04.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

A night after we saw Francisco Liriano toss a no-hitter, Tim Hudson…..tossed a one-hitter. Oh, what a letdown. Still a great game that saw him face two over the minimum. Very underrated pitcher these days.

Anyway, here’s what else I saw:

The Bats:
Alex Rios
– 3/4, R, HR, RBI…3 HR in his last 5 games. Just needed the weather to warm up. He’ll be fine.

Adam Lind – 4/4, R, HR, 2 RBI…Must think it’s 2009, because 2010 is a distant memory…in the future or something if that makes sense.

Martin Prado – 4/10, 2 R, 4 RBI…Slowly making his way back to respectability.

Nate McLouth – 5/5, 4 R, HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB…Heyward better watch it. Nate wants to get back in that two-hole. Damn that was gross.

Brad Hawpe – 2/3, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB…Meh!

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04.28.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Ok, so if it isn’t bad enough for Killboy that he owns Gallardo and Liriano, I was perusing match-ups tonight and came across his pitching for the night. I see Ryan Dempster’s ERA at 189.00 and WHIP at 24.00.
HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?!?!!?
Shazam that has to be a record. I have never seen anything like that before in fantasy baseball. It’s the craziest thing I’ve seen since I had Clinton Portis go off for 200+ yards and 5 TDs! Mind-boggling.

Anyway, here’s what else I saw:

That's right, Jesse does love you.

The Bats:
Ben Zobrist – 7/10, 5 R, 2 HR, 10 RBI, SB…If you can believe it, Jesse did NOT have him on his bench. Simply one of the best fantasy game(s) you could ask for. He more than filled the box score in game one alone.

Ian Desmond – 2/4, 2 R, HR, RBI…New daddy belts a homer and raises his average to .220! Makin’ baby proud!

Elvis Andrus – 2/4, R, 3 SB…Now up to 7 SB and is on pace for 40+. Still, I was hoping for 50 this year. Andrus stinks.

Travis Snider – 1/4, K…Batting .184 this year will not cut it for the greatest team in baseball. It gets you sent to AAA.

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04.27.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

The Bats:
Joey Votto – 2/4, R, HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB…Just another day at the ballpark.

Drew Stubbs – 2/5, 3 R, HR, RBI, BB…Walks up, Ks down and less streakiness for this “September Star”.

Jeff Francoeur – 2/4, R, HR, RBI…Frenchy continues to rake and the only noticeable change in his peripherals is that he’s hitting a lot more ground balls than ever before. Uhm, regression is coming.

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04.22.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Chad Billingsley – 6.1 IP, 7 H, ER, 3:3…Not flashy, but effective.

Kosuke Fukudome – 3/4, R…Batting .417 on the year now with 15 hits; all singles.

Juan Uribe – 2/4, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI…2 HR and 9 RBI in his last 3 games.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 8:0…Arguably the best April of his career now.

Ryan Raburn – 2/5, R, HR, 4 RBI…B2B games with a homer. Hopefully this begins his ascension into “stardom.”

Carlos Quentin – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI…3 HR in his last three games, Quentin is putting up very solid numbers thus far.

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Killin’ the Odds & the Regular Season

Welcome to Killin’ the Odds & the Regular Season! In the “Today’s Games” section, you will see my picks to win for the day. I will post either the “Money Line” or the “Run Line”. The money line is always a “straight up” bet which means your team will never need to win or lose by a specific amount of runs. The money line odds represent what amount has to be wagered or what can be won. For example, if there is a minus sign (-) next to an amount, you have to wager that amount to win 100. If there is a plus sign (+) next to an amount, you will receive that amount for every 100 wagered. When you see a “Run Line”, that means a spread is involved. In Baseball, the spread is always 1.5 runs but you can find alternate run lines on some websites. When I post a run line of -1.5, that means our team must win by two runs. When you see a run line of +1.5, that means our team can lose by one run and still win the wager. Listen to our show from April 5th, 2011 for more explanation and tips.
 
Today’s Games (4/9/11)
 
New York Yankees (+134) @ Boston Red Sox (-144) My Pick: New York Yankees Money Line  +134
I’m not a huge Buchholz fan and +134 straight up for the Yankees is just too good. Cano, Jeter, A Rod and Teixeira are hitting a combined .388 with 3 home runs off of Buchholz.
 
(Game 1) Texas Rangers (-113) @ Baltimore Orioles (+103) My Pick: Texas Rangers Money Line -113
With injuries to JJ Hardy and Brian Roberts, the Orioles are a little dinged up at the moment. Since this is the first game of a double-header, Showalter will need to keep Zach Britton in the game as long as possible so he doesn’t run out of relief pitchers.
 
St. Louis Cardinals @ San Francisco Giants (Over/Under 6.5) My Pick: Over -120
It’s rare to see an over/under as low as 6.5 runs. As good as Jamie Garcia was last year, he was bad on the road with a 3.82 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP. Matt Cain has had struggles with St. Louis in his career. In 5 starts he is sporting a 4.71 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. On top of all this, Brian Wilson and Ryan Franklin have been terrible!
 
 
Thursday’s Results
 
Toronto Blue Jays: LOSS -100
 Why did Romero have to leave the game?!?!
 
Atlanta Braves: LOSS -100
Hanson was a disappointment again. Only three strikeouts in two starts?
 
Daily Total: -200
 
Brian “Killboy” Kilpatrick is currently up +368 imaginary dollars in 2011.
 
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Killin’ the Odds & the Regular Season

Welcome to Killin’ the Odds & the Regular Season! In the “Today’s Games” section, you will see my picks to win for the day. I will post either the “Money Line” or the “Run Line”. The money line is always a “straight up” bet which means your team will never need to win or lose by a certain amount. The money line odds represent what amount has to be wagered or what can be won. For example, if there is a minus sign (-) next to an amount, you have to wager that amount to win 100. If there is a plus sign (+) next to an amount, you will receive that amount for every 100 wagered. When you see a “Run Line”, that means a spread is involved. In Baseball, the spread is always 1.5 runs but you can find alternate run lines on some websites. When I post a run line of -1.5, that means our team must win by two runs. When you see a run line of +1.5, that means our team can lose by one run and still win the wager. Listen to our show from April 5th, 2011 for more explanation and tips.
 
Today’s Games (4/7/11)
 
 
Oakland Athletics (Even) @ Toronto Blue Jays (-120) My Pick: Blue Jays Money Line
With a price of -120, people are giving Trevor Cahill more respect than he deserves. He will not repeat 2011 but people are betting like he will. Cahill was also gave up 8 runs in 5 innings in his only start at the Rogers Centre in 2010. Jose Bautista probably won’t play but Ricky Romero has looked good thus far.
 
Atlanta Braves (-114) @ Milwaukee Brewers (-106) My Pick: Atlanta Braves Money Line
The Brewers have had trouble scoring runs as of late. Tommy Hanson was terrific in his only start at Miller Park Last year (8 IP, 0 ER, 8 K). Shaun Marcum wasn’t very sharp in his first start with the Brewers. It’s time to start picking on the Brewers before they heat up.
 
 
 
 Tuesday’s Results
 
 
Los Angeles Dodgers: LOSS -100
The Dodgers could not get anything going versus Jhoulys Chacin.
 
New York Yankees: LOSS -100
 Rafael Soriano just jumped from “Not Ranked” to “Number ONE” on my all-time hate list. 
 
Los Angeles Angels: WIN +87
I’m a huge Weaver fan and it looks like the Angels may now be able to close out some games!
 
Daily Total: -113
 
Brian “Killboy” Kilpatrick is currently up +568 imaginary dollars in 2011.
 
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Betting always involves a level of risk and you should never bet more than you can afford to lose. No guarantees are given as to the amount you will make from betting. Any liability from following any information given is completely waived by 4thandhome.com, and you are to understand that you follow it completely at your own risk.

 

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Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes from 04.02.11

At first I thought it was an April Fool’s joke, but Matt Holliday really did get an emergency appendectomy and was first reported as being out indefinitely. Seems he may only miss 10 days or so and might not even go on the DL. Owners can breathe.

Rick Ankiel hit a 3-run HR off Tommy Hanson who crapped the bed. The homer proved to be the game winner as the Nationals are now just a half game out of first.

The ChiSox continue to put up football scores as they put up 8 today with the help of another 2 RBI from Carlos Quentin who had two doubles. Gordon Beckham had another multi-hit game and he’s now hitting .625.

The Cubs got their first win, but they had to earn it against the Bucs as they left 17 men on base. Carlos Marmol closed out the comeback by K-ing the side. This guy is unreal.

Kyle Drabek outdueld- who am I kidding, he was the only pitcher to show up- Francisco Liriano by tossing 7 1-hit innings while striking out 7. Halladay who?

Albert Pujols turned those Opening Day frowns upside down by jacking one. Wasn’t enough though, as the Cards fell to the Padres.

Matt Cain tossed 6 shutout innings vs. the Dodgers, striking out 3.

Brad Penny got pounded by the Pinstripes. He gave up 8 runs on 7 hits in just 4.1 innings. Guess he misses Dave Duncan.

Mark Teixeira went yard again. Two games. Two 3-run jacks. Extra batting practice and a fake calendar. Glad I own him.

Someone told Cliff Lee it was October, because he struck out 11 Astros en route to a victory. He gave up just 4 hits (3 runs), but looks to make a charge at 20 wins this year.

Someone also told Carlos Lee that he was 25. El Caballo missed the cycle by a double.

Brian Roberts now has 5 RBI as the O’s lead-off hitter. He took James Shields deep for a 3-run blast. Shields was pitching great up until that mistake, allowing just 4 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 7.

Former 2nd-rounder Chris Tillman shut the Rays down through 6, giving up ZERO hits, walking 3 and striking out 5.

Travis Wood helped move the Reds to 2-0 by shutting down the Brewer bats allowing just 4 hits, 1 run, walking none, and striking out 7. Jesse and I ranked him as our #47 pitcher. Did we know something? I like to think so…

Ian Kinsler has now homered in every game this year. More amazing, it’s been to lead off the game. First player EVER to do that. Kinsler’s torrid spring is carrying over. Once the weather starts heating up, sell. He’ll either cool off or get injured. Or is THIS the year?

Nelson Cruz also hit his second HR of the early season.

John Lackey got shelLACKEYd (10 hits, 9 runs, and 2 walks in 3.2 innings). Sorry, the John Lackey of old is LONG gone…