31 Results for month: 04/2019

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 5/1/19

I'll be making this pretty brief, as I'm behind on my work for Wednesday. Tuesday worked out nicely, with the Padres and Angels each scoring 4-3 wins for a neat little 2-0 sweep. I'm not dead set on anything yet for Wednesday, but I'm quite sure I'll have today's free play on the card. INDIANS (Kluber) at MARLINS (Smith) Take: MARLINS F5 The ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 4/30/19

I'll stray from the usual content for one day. No, I'm not going the "Game of Thrones" route. I don't know a thing about #GOT and I don't anticipate that changing anytime soon. But there's something taking place in real life that is pretty amazing. That's the incredible run on "Jeopardy" by James Holzhauer. I don't know the exact length of the winning ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 4/29/19

Spare me, please. The San Jose Sharks might have gotten the short straw on a close call, or non-call as it was, in Game Two of the series between the Sharks and Colorado Avalanche. Sorry, no sympathy here. The controversy regarded what might have well been an icing call that never got made. Instead, no icing, Avalanche get possession and that turns into ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 4/28/19

Very abbreviated Sunday morning blog as I'm very much up against the clock. So just the daily free play and I'll return tomorrow with a more extended edition. INDIANS (Carrasco) at ASTROS (Miley) Take: ASTROS -107 Quick note. Wade Miley now has 21 consecutive starts with three or fewer earned runs allowed. More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 4/27/19

Welcome to the big time, Vlad Guerrero Jr. The most hyped prospect in quite some time made his debut last night and didn't disappoint. Guerrero hit the ball well in three of his four AB, and keyed the ninth inning game winning rally with a leadoff double. Guerrero is the most exciting things to happen to Blue Jays baseball in ages. I got my one Friday ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 4/26/19

Round One of the NFL Draft is now in the archives. I'm still trying to figure out why the Arizona Cardinals had to use up their entire clock before doing exactly what everyone knew they were going to do, which was to draft Kyler Murray. One quick thought on one selection here. I'll save my Thomas Jones commentary as well as everything else for the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 4/25/19

The Angels went with an "opener" on Wednesday night, inserting Cam Bedrosian as the starter for the first inning in front of Felix Pena. This game ended up illustrating both sides of the "opener" debate, as it turned out. I like the concept for two reasons. One is that it allows for a reliever who's probably better in a short stint than a back end ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 4/24/19

Just when you think you've seen it all, right? I've actually never had that thought and never will. As any sports bettor can attest, off the charts crazy stuff happens more often than most might believe. But last night's Golden Knights loss at San Jose to end their season ranks right up there on the all-time chart. I was not financially invested in the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 4/23/19

Bryce Harper got ejected last night in the Phillies-Mets game and drew some post game criticism from teammates Jake Arrieta. Some might find fault with what amounts to a public verbal spanking being issued. But Arrieta has never been shy about offering his opinions and in this case he's right. Harper was the first Phillies player to get run from a game ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 4/22/19

So much for all the Martin Jones jokes. The beleaguered San Jose Sharks goalie has really quieted the critics, myself included, with two straight very strong performances. Jones was close to perfect in each of the last two games and as a result, a series that looked like it was all but over is heading to Game Seven. I don't think there's much question ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 4/21/19

Quick holiday morning blog. I split a pair on the diamond yesterday for a virtual wash, losing with the small favorite Dodgers but getting that back with the underdog Mariners. I'm on a pair today and will post one of those here. I decided to pass the two NHL playoff games. I think the Golden Knights ought to win, but the price is too prohibitive for me. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 4/20/19

So much for the two top seeds in the NHL playoffs. Tampa Bay went down with a massive thud in a four-game sweep at the hands of Columbus. Now Calgary is gone courtesy of the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche upset isn't as big a shocker as many are making it out to be. It's my feeling the Flames were built for the regular season. The Flames had a ... More