27 Results for month: 07/2018

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 8/1/18

For those who've read this blog on even an occasional basis over the years, get set for a surprise. I'm about to heap praise on the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. I lost count long ago of the number of columns I'd written displaying my disdain for the small market mentality of the Pirates organization. And make no mistake, I was chomping at the bit ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 7/31/18

The big buzz on Monday evening surrounded reports that the Washington Nationals are shopping Bryce Harper. I'm not totally sold they're actually doing so, as it would signal to the team that they're giving up on the season and going into rebuild mode. The Nationals are clearly in trouble as far as getting to the playoffs are concerned. But there's still ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 7/30/18

I'm certainly glad there was no such thing as Twitter when I was a teenager. I can state with almost 100% certainty that I'd have tweeted more than my share of comments that might now be construed as offensive. You see, I was a pretty typical high school kid. In other words, I did and said things on a petty regular basis that displayed my immaturity. I ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 7/29/18

The Oakland A's were absolutely crushing the baseball heading into their weekend series at Coors against the Rockies. Considering the elements always in play in the altitude, a continuation of the A's recent offensive prowess seemed fairly logical. Two games, two losses for Oakland. 2/19 with runners in scoring position, 22 runners stranded and only two ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 7/28/18

Weekend blog mode. I split two underdog plays on Friday on Oakland and the Brewers, so got out with a small net profit. The A's sure had chances at Coors. But their clutch hitting vanished for one night as they scored just one while stranding 13. On to Saturday and the daily free play. DODGERS at BRAVES (Wood-Fried) Take: DODGERS -125 This game is ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 7/27/18

Get set for some great of the field action in big league baseball. This is the ultimate weekend for fans of wheeling and dealing. The non-waiver trade deadline is just about here, and there is little question we're going to see loads of maneuvers taking place over the next few days. Most of the deals won't make headlines. A good example is the Thursday ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 7/26/18

It's always fun to have action on a game one is watching. But it's hardly necessary to enjoy the action. Witness Wednesday's battle between the Astros and Rockies. What a game! Colorado walked off with the win on a bottom of the ninth homer by Charlie Blackmon. But there was high drama throughout this game. Among the highlights were a triple by Houston's ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 7/25/18

Quick blog tonight as I'm crunching some college football numbers. I can hardly believe the NFL exhibition season gets started next week. The sand definitely seems to flow through the hourglass in a hurry these days! I lost my play on the Tigers on Tuesday night. That turned out to be the only personal service play. The daily free play was a miracle ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 7/24/18

Fourteen months ago, Daniel Poncedeleon was hospitalized in intensive care after getting hit in the head by a line drive while pitching in a minor league baseball game. Playing ball wasn't really a consideration. Just getting healthy and being able to lead a normal life was all that really mattered. Fourteen months later, Daniel Poncedeleon took the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 7/23/18

There's a first time for everything. Yes, it's true. The Royals are no sweepless in Kansas City. The Royals scored their first series sweep since last summer by knocking off the reeling Minnesota Twins on Sunday. On the other hand, the Miami Marlins missed out on their initial sweep of the campaign (only series of three or more games) in  spectacular loss ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 7/22/18

I'll get back to more comprehensive blogging on Monday as my regular schedule resumes. Meanwhile, here's a free play for Sunday's baseball. This one is pretty significant chalk, so it might not be a bad idea to either make this a -1 play or pair it with another favorite in a money line parlay. INDIANS at RANGERS (Clevinger-Gallardo) Take: INDIANS ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 7/21/18

Vacation is done. Del Mar could not have been better. Hanging out where the surf meets the turf is always great. This time it was even better as I managed to extract a rather nice profit at the races, thanks to a really good result in Wednesday's Opening Day second race. I was pretty much in bob and weave mode after that, but got some good results on a few ... More