18 Results for month: 05/2019

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 5/19/19

No controversy coming out of the second leg of this year's Triple Crown. War of Will got a perfect ride and was a clear winner at this year's Preakness. My choice was the 12 horse, and heading to the final turn I thought I had a chance to at least hit the board. The horse was well positioned in his role as a stalker but he simply didn't fire when asked ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 5/18/19

Quick blog today. I split last night, getting a rather fortunate winner on the ice with the Blues, while losing an underdog side on the diamond. San Jose was utterly dominant throughout the final two periods of that hockey game, but the Blues managed to somehow hang on for the 2-1 win. As of now, I have just one play today in baseball, along with my ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 5/17/19

Sorry about getting this posted so late, but simply got time crunched this morning. I have one NHL play plus one on the diamond tonight. I've also decided on the horse I like to cross the line first at Preakness, so I'll use that here as the daily free play. The race looks wide open to me. I can certainly see a case being made for Improbable with ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 5/16/19

I mentioned something a few days ago about how quickly the pages on the calendar are turning. That's why I'm trying to get well ahead of the curve on the 2019 college football team projections. I want to be ready to go on some Over/Under win props, so that work needs to get done. That being the case and with tonight being one of the nights I'm grinding the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 5/15/19

I guess I enjoy talking baseball about as much as anything. That being the case, the prospect of being able to do so at length on a five days per week basis is pretty appealing. I'll now be contributing Monday through Friday each week on Wagertalk's First Pitch webcast. Follow me on Twitter @davecokin to get the link for each day's program and enjoy! ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 5/14/19

There's a long way to go before the finish line is even in sight. But the Oakland Athletics managed to get over the first hurdle in the journey they hope results in a new stadium and continued residency in Oakland. The A's now have four years to complete an environmental impact report for a proposal to build a new stadium on land at Howard Terminal. I'm ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 5/13/19

The opening round of the NBA playoffs was pretty much a dud. That wasn't especially surprising as there were some clear mismatches in the first set of postseason hookups. But the second round was pretty spectacular and that means loads of anticipation as we head to the NBA's version of the Final Four. The Golden State Warriors are big chalk to eliminate ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 5/12/19

All about gathering lineup info right now, so I'll just cut right to the chase and publish today's free play. Nice 2-0, +2.35 yesterday, looking to maintain a positive flow in baseball. As of now, this is my only play today. NATIONALS (Strasburg) at DODGERS (Ryu) Take: F5 UNDER 4 -120 Happy Mother's Day and good luck! More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 5/11/19

I can hardly believe we're almost at the first quarter pole of the 2091 Major League Baseball season. Gotta tell ya, those calendar pages are flipping at a rate that feels like it's speeding up with each passing year. Welcome to the aging process, I guess. Anyway, I'll put together some thoughts on what has transpired to date and will fire out those ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 5/10/19

Two down, no one on, one out away from a road win. Home run, followed by a single, a walk and finally the third out. Then, walk, single, single, game over. That was the finish for the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night as their horrendous bullpen managed to blow yet another game. It has been pretty obvious for some time now that if the Braves are ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 5/9/19

Quick blog tonight. Truth be told, my back is sort of out and the last thing I want to do is sit in this chair and type. The phone is an option but if I go that route the typo count will be through the roof. So here's the free play for Thursday and hopefully I'll be back in the saddle by this time tomorrow. BRAVES (Soroka) at DIAMONDBACKS (Weaver) ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 5/8/19

When the 2019 calendar year got started, the St. Louis Blues were dead last in the NHL point standings. The Carolina Hurricanes were 23rd out of 31 teams. Those two teams are now heading to their respective conference finals. That might well be the best example anyone can share to illustrate why the NHL is such a terrific league. There's sure not much ... More