Cokin’s Corner, Friday 8/16/19
Up 5-0 through seven innings and Yu Darvish rolling along at just 92 pitches for the Cubs. Manager decides to lift him and the rest is history. The Cubs got lucky in the eighth inning when a Phillies tuner got thrown out at the plate to quell a rally. But a six-run ninth capped off by a Bryce Harper grand slam and an easy winner becomes a brutal loser.
No second guessing here. I tweeted (@davecokin) before the eighth inning that I completely disagreed with the decision to take out Darvish and I was right. Unfortunately, that made my bet wrong.
I’m perfect in the early going with the NFLX plays and I’ll try another one tonight. I’ll get into some analysis on the Friday edition of The Las Vegas Sportsline (2-3PDT, ESPN Las Vegas or online LVSportsNetwork.com)
BILLS at PANTHERS
Take: BILLS +2.5