Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 7/22/17

  • July 22, 2017

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you realize you haven’t. In case you missed it, check out this bizarre sequence of events in Saturday evening’s clash between the Astros and Orioles.

Top of the sixth, Houston has already scored twice to shave the Baltimore lead to 4-3. The Astros have two on and two out with Colin Moran at the plate against Darren O’Day.

Moran got chewed up on an inside fastball by O’Day and rather incredibly, fouled the ball directly into his face. The ball went straight up in the area around his left eye, and while Moran wasn’t knocked out, he was bloodied and clearly out of sorts. Moran tried to get uo with the assistance of his trainer but quickly went back down and was eventually carted off the field.

Needless to say, Moran could not complete his at bat. So the Astros brought in Marwin Gonzalez to take over. Gonzalez fouled off several tough pitches and then got a fat one. Goodbye baseball, three Houston runs and for all intents and purposes, ballgame.

Obviously, the hope is that Moran will be okay and back on the field soon, although I’m quite sure he’ll be heading to the concussion DL at the very least. As for how the at bat unfolded, that was as strange as it gets.

I managed a profit for the day, mostly thanks to yet another winner in the CFL as Calgary dominated Saskatchewan. The Stampeders went a little flat with a big halftime lead and the cover got very dicey in the second half, but it was all’s well that ends well. That’s six straight in the CFL win column for me, and I’ll hope to extend the streak on Monday night.

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It took awhile, but a big eighth inning rally by Detroit got the Tigers and Twins Over the number. Pretty good run on the daily free plays going right now, with a 14-5 ledger on the last 19. Here’s today’s comp.

MARLINS (Koehler) at REDS (Romano)

Take: OVER 11 +100

This game should be very high scoring. Two weak starting pitchers in Tom Koehler and Sal Romano. Koehler is average when he’s on, which isn’t that often. The rookie Romano has had control problems and that’s usually bad news at this bandbox of a stadium. His two starts at GAB have been terrible.

Miami’s bullpen took a hit when Phelps got traded. The three late inning guys they still have are Barraclough, Tazawa and Ramos and all three have worked each of the last two nights.

Weather conditions are hitter-friendly as well, hot and humid with a breeze heading out. Plenty of elements to suggest this will be high scoring, so the play here is Marlins and Reds Over the number.