- Tuesday, June 22, 2010 4:42 AM
- Written By: Jonathan Cash
Your "Bad Beat" for Monday is on:
Reds (under 7 1/2) at Oakland.
A consolation prize to anybody who layed 2 goals with Spain against Honduras because the Spanish literally should have won by at least 5 goals and superstar goal scorer David Villa missed a penalty kick. Any over players (2 1/2 or 3) also got hosed pretty much beyond belief.
The beat of the day though comes on the diamond out in Oakland and involves the total. Both Mike Leake and Gio Gonzalez did their thing and runs were extremely hard to come by. In fact the score was tied at one in the 9th inning. The Reds grabbed the lead 2-1 heading into the bottom of the 9th.
But Kevin Kouzmanoff went deep to lead off the bottom of the frame and we were tied at 2. The game headed to extras and wouldn't you know it the Reds smashed a whopping three home runs in the 10th inning to take the 6-2 lead and pretty much push the game over that total.
In case there was any doubt as the line did open at 8 in some places the A's plated a pair in the bottom in the 6-4 loss and definite over.
1-1 in the 9th and the game went over 7 1/2. Yikes!
Your winners for Tuesday are on:
4* Braves (minus 120) at Chicago.
3* Rays (minus 130) vs. San Diego.
One Monday play and a quality 3* winner on the Diamondbacks plus 155ish. AJ Burnett is horrific!
I'm all about the Braves here at US Cellular as Atlanta is just flat out the much better team and have the better pitcher here.
Tommy Hanson is a bona fide ace and a guy that is going to be around for a long long time. John Danks is a quality hurler himself but not on the pedestal of Hanson.
Finally the Sox have started to pick up their play and Ozzie's boys are playing the best ball of their season. This team hasn't lost in a few weeks but they also haven't been playing the likes of the Braves.
Look for Heyward, Glaus, Prado and these visitors to react just fine to American League style baseball and continue their hot ways in an interleague victory on the south side of the windy city.
I was shocked at this price here at Tropicana Field. Yes the Padres are a lot better than anybody imagined but to only be around a 130 dog in this spot seems crazy!
Tampa Bay is a borderline great team unlike San Diego who still has a sketchy offense and is not a club that anybody is truly buying into as even good. Adrian Gonzalez is awesome but Crawford, Pena, Longoria and the boys from Tampa went to the World Series a few years ago and have a shot to return as they are playing that well.
The Rays have had some issues with the Marlins this season but put aside the records as Hanley and the fish are a better team than these Padres.
Mat Latos is pretty good but there's no pitcher batting today and there's no spacious Petco Park to help him out and if you don't think both factors won't make a difference than you are crazy with a capital C!
Wade Davis is solid himself and in the end will get more offensive support as the home squad wins this thing going away.