31 Results for month: 05/2013

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 5/31/13

My Thursday started off badly with an ugly loser on the White Sox. Fortunately, the evening was far more enjoyable with the Red Sox winning easily and the Mets coming through as a big dog. So a good day overall, and I'll have a bigger than usual card for Friday to wrap up the month of May. I'm already on four games today, three sides and one total. Get ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 5/30/13

The free play for Wednesday got rained out. No changes on the starting pitchers today, as it's still McCarthy vs. Grimm, so the Diamondbacks are still the free play, just one day later. I'll be on at least three games today. Get all three by clicking on the tab to the right of the page. You can also purchase one week, or if you're looking to jump in for ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 5/29/13

The Twins managed to pull out a marathon win against the Brewers on Tuesday night, which kept my still modest winning streak intact. It's not like I'm burying the books or anything like that, but I'm grinding in the right direction. As long as the daily tally can be registered with black ink, I'm going to be happy. The one Tuesday loser for me was a runs ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 5/28/13

Pretty good Monday with the personal plays, as they went 3-2 for a net +1.40. One of the losers was the Angels, which was also my free play. Whenever a team blows a five-run lead and you end up with a round file contributor, it's not a good thing. But this one cannot go into the bad beat category. The Halos were gifted the early lead thanks to some comica... More

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 5/27/13

A nice wrap to the weekend on Sunday, with a 3-1 +2.15 bottom line. For whatever crazy reason, the eighth inning continues to be a mine field for me, as my one loser came via a bullpen meltdown in that frame. The free play on the Braves met a similar fate, when a pitcher who been nails all season fell apart and incredibly, ended up being beaten by Ike Davis ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 5/26/13

This has not been a good week for the daily free plays posted here. Therefore it was nice to get the Padres home as an underdog on Saturday night, and I'm hopeful that gets a more positive run going on the comp selections.  Updating the numbers, the free plays are 281-190 going back to March 2012, so obviously no complaints on that ledger. But after ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 5/25/13

My Friday card was a short one, and the overall result was a harmless split. The Saturday agenda would appear to offer more substantial possibilities, as I'm already set on three baseball plays with a good chance of adding a couple more if the numbers cooperate. To purchase the entire card, just click the tab to the right and get either the daily or weekly ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 5/24/13

Short MLB card on Thursday produced a split, but a small profit in the process as both plays were underdogs. Three straight black ink nights currently, which is hardly spectacular, but it also beats the alternative. You can get my Friday card for $50, or try a full week for $250 by clicking on the tab to the right of the page. For longer term information ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 5/23/13

The Angels played their only scheduled 4PM starting time home game on Wednesday. I wish there were more of these, as one of better informational angles you'll find came into play. I first became aware a few years ago of how difficult hitting can be at Anaheim in the late afternoon. The combination of the shadows and glare from the sun makes it extremely ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 5/22/13

Okay Tuesday for me, although the Rays sure tried to let a 4-0 lead get away and I had to sweat the dog in OT scenario with the Grizzlies. I actually only saw the last 15 or so seconds of the overtime, but it appears as though I was pretty fortunate to even get to the overtime. Hey, the rules say I have to call it a win, so I will. More than a few where ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 5/21/13

Quickie blog today. The Monday free play was a tough loser as the Mets dropped a close one at home to the Mets. Hapless Ike Davis was the primary culprit. He did nothing at the plate as usual, but this time Davis was also a defensive liability. He basically cost Shaun Marcum and his team two runs in the first inning by getting called for obstruction. ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 5/20/13

#umpshow. You can actually find that trending, especially among baseball fans residing at Twitter. That's not a really good thing. But anyone who watches the game on a regular basis is well aware about how substandard the game is being officiated these days. There are too many umps who just aren't very good, and even worse, are downright arrogant.  I'll ... More