31 Results for month: 05/2017

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 5/31/17

So here's my take on the basebrawl between the Nationals and Giants featuring Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland. I don't care who was right or wrong. I'm also sans opinion on the suspensions handed out. I absolutely do NOT think this is the worst thing ever and that something must be done immediately. The faux outrage over the incident cracks me up. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 5/30/17

Back to the regular blogs tomorrow. Meanwhile, today's edition consists of my Monday result rundown, the daily plug, and the Tuesday free play. I managed a 2-1 Monday. The loss was clean as a whistle, as my Over Phillies-Marlins was toast pretty early. I ran into Edinson Volquez on one of his good control nights. Fortunately, the Mets got to the winner's ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 5/29/17

Happy holiday to all. Note there will be no The Las Vegas Sportsline on Monday, but we'll return on Tuesday at 2PM PDT with a full rundown on what took place and what's coming up from a Las Vegas perspective. My Sunday was a wash, 1-1-1 with the Blue Jays losing, the Tigers/White Sox Over winning, and the Mets/Pirates Over landing on the number. I'm ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 5/28/17

It's a holiday weekend, so I'll reward myself with a couple of days off as far as the commentary is concerned. But no vacation from the daily handicapping. Here's the quick Saturday recap, the obligatory promo, and my Sunday free play. I ended up going 0-1 on Saturday as the Braves were my only actual play. That missed, but I wisely got off two other ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 5/27/17

My Friday blog focused on Sonny Gray, the talented A's righty who now appears to be the hottest trade piece on the market. That's contingent upon Oakland making him available, which they actually shouldn't unless he is abe to bring a king's ransom in return. Gray is actually a great keeper for the Athletics. His contract is about as team friendly as it ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 5/26/17

There's a new #1. I'm not referring to any power rankings in any sport. I'm speculating on the top target for contenders in baseball when it comes to adding that one potential game changer either prior to or at the trade deadline. Sonny Gray appears to be all the way back. The Oakland A's righty has put together back to back impressive outings against ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 5/25/17

The usual quick Thursday blog, with just the Wednesday recap and the Thursday free play. I ended up on just two games on Wednesday and split them, resulting in a minuscule net gain, as the loser was even money and the winner was +103. So for all intents and purposes, a break even day, and no complaints. The Thursday card presently features two plays as ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 5/24/17

Every now and then, I'll come across a story so compelling it's incumbent upon me to publish the link so others can read it as well. This piece is on the late Aaron Hernandez. Regardless of what you think or care about this individual, his story is incredibly bizarre and fascinating. Dan Wetzel, the outstanding longtime Yahoo columnist has a phenome... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 5/23/17

This will be one of my quick blogs, with a fast Monday recap and the free play for Tuesday. My Monday worked out nicely, continuing a positive recent flow. The Indians were a miss, but the underdog Braves won and the Twins/Orioles Over was a snap. The Warriors also cooperated, so a nice 3-1 overall. The ongoing monthly special is working out well for ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 5/22/17

Shocking. That's the apt one-word description for what took place on Sunday night in Cleveland as the Cavaliers were stunned by the Celtics. This game appeared to be a foregone conclusion before it ever got started. The Cavs had done pretty much whatever they felt like doing in the first two games at Boston. The Celtics were limping into Cleveland having ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 5/21/17

This Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Championship rematch better be great. It's going to be the only chance to salvage what has to be the most boring playoffs I've ever seen in any sport. I suppose an argument can be mildly accepted as to whether the Spurs could have at least given Golden State a run for their money with a healthy Kawhi Leonard. But when the San ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 5/20/17

Here's a quick Friday recap and my free play for Saturday in abbreviated blog. I split my two Friday MLB plays, with a relatively easy winner on the Nationals-Braves game Over the number, and an extra inning loser on the Royals. KC closer Kelvin Herrera blew a 3-1 ninth inning lead. In the bottom of the tenth inning, a pair of supposedly major league ... More