Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 5/22/13

  • May 22, 2013

Okay Tuesday for me, although the Rays sure tried to let a 4-0 lead get away and I had to sweat the dog in OT scenario with the Grizzlies. I actually only saw the last 15 or so seconds of the overtime, but it appears as though I was pretty fortunate to even get to the overtime. Hey, the rules say I have to call it a win, so I will. More than a few where I’ve had what looked like the right side and lost, so I’m not going to be sheepish about accepting what was apparently sort of a wrong side winner.

Wednesday’s card will be all baseball as I have barely a guess on the hoops and hockey tonight. But I do like a pair of sides and an O/U on the diamond. All three plays are yours for $50 or try a week for $250. Just click the tab to the right of the page to purchase through Paypal. You’ll get whatever I’m playing myself either way, and that also includes any late added plays if they show up. For info on monthly, seasonal or annual rates, just drop me a line at cokin@cox.net.

The free play today features a shorter than usual analysis. That’s not because I’m lazy, it’s just a game where the current team form looks like the key factor to me.

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05/22 12:45 PM  MLB   (957) WASHINGTON NATIONALS VS (958) SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

Take: (958) SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

It’s all going badly for the Nationals right now. The offense is on vacation, and vs. lefties the Nats are more like Gnats. They have to face one of the best in the game today in Madison Bumgarner, so it’s tough to see how this would be the spot where Washington suddenly goes on the offensive. Gio Gonzalez will throw for the visitors, and there’s no doubt he can be very tough when he’s on his game. But Bumgarner has better numbers and he’s clearly got the support of what right now is the better offense. The Giants are also doing pretty good work against lefties. The books are going to make you pay for the privilege of backing the Giants, as this number is by no means cheap. But the variables certainly point to the hosts, so I’ll look for the Giants to complete the sweep.