30 Results for month: 06/2013

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 6/30/13

Short and sweet today. Looks like a promising Sunday card, and if' you want my rundown of personal plays, use the "buy now" tab on this page to purchase. Info on my July special offer is available by contacting me directly at cokin@cox.net. The Saturday free play worked out as the Indians rallied to grab another win against the pretty much hapless White ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 6/29/13

Good results on Friday, in spite of one blown late lead that kept it from being a really huge score. But +2.25 works, and I'll be looking to add to that today. My Saturday final cut can be purchased easily by utilizing the "buy now" tab on this page. Monthly or seasonal rates available by emailing me directly at cokin@cox.net. Not a bad time to jump in, ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 6/28/13

Thursday turned out to be an exciting day for UNLV Runnin' Rebel hoops fans as Anthony Bennett was the first selection in the NBA draft. So much for all those rumors about Bennett sliding as the draft neared. Congrats to Bennett and to Rebels head coach Dave Rice. The Bennett pick is a huge benefit in terms of recruiting the most high-end high school ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 6/26/13

It's just one game out of 162. But for the Toronto Blue Jays, it's not a stretch to suggest that their Wednesday win over the Rays was the most significant of the season to date. Forget the fact they avoided getting swept by their divisional rivals with the 3-0 win. Two huge individual accomplishments overshadow the victory in every way. Jose Reyes ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 6/26/13

The Giants lost to the Dodgers again on Tuesday evening, and that puts the defending champions is what is some very unfamiliar territory. Aside from opening day, it's the first time the Giants have been below .500. In fact, this is now the latest in the season in several years that this team has been on the wrong side of the win/loss ledger. The problem ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 6/25/13

A disastrous bottom of the ninth inning cost me what looked like a very easy winner with the Phillies/Padres Under on Monday night. On the flip side, I would grade my Dodgers call as a lucky win. The Giants lost one run when Buster Posey basically tripped over third base, and I thought Bumgarner outpitched Ryu. The Rays were a solid right side winner, so an ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 6/24/13

I've had three really terrible days over the course of the baseball season. Obviously, there have been more than three losing days, but I'm talking about those days where everything goes wrong. Yesterday was one of those days. Without going into a lengthy and grotesque detail, I was 0-3 and lost both of the games that went to extra innings. As for ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 6/23/13

There's nothing better for a sports bettor that finishing off the day's action with a win that looked like a loss. That was the case for me as the Mariners came back in the seventh and eighth innings to snare a 7-5 win over the A's. I was going to earn a slight profit for the day even had the Mariners lost, but scoring that one as a dog ended up producing a ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 6/22/13

There's not much doubt as to which side of the sabremetrics debate I favor. Sorry, old school guys. The math doesn't lie, and the proof is that the organizations embracing 21st century data are leaving the others in the dust. Saddle your team with bad contracts and suffer the consequences. Witness the Angels and Dodgers, both spectacularly guilty of ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 6/21/13

Thursday worked just right, with a 3-0 sweep on my baseball plays. Two of the winners qualified as relatively easy, but the big difference maker between 2-1 and 3-0 was the bottom of the ninth Jhonny Peralta blast off Andrew Bailey that turned the Tigers from a narrow loss into a thrilling win. The free opinion for Thursday met a less happy fate, as the ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 6/20/13

Break even Wednesday for me, with a 0.0 result overall. In other words, some exciting action, and while there was no profit, there was also no damage. The free play fell short as the Pirates let a lead get away in the bottom of the ninth and the Bucs eventually lost in 13 at Cincinnati. That was the first blown save all season for Jason Grilli, so ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 6/19/13

0/5,  with 3 GIDP's and a pair of K's. That's known as bottoming out, and in what has been an absolutely horrendous start to the season for Josh Hamilton, he hit rock bottom last night. The Angels are among the biggest flops in baseball this year, and while it's unfair to pin the problems on one guy by himself, there's also no question that Hamilton is ... More