- Sunday, June 20, 2010 4:46 PM
- Written By: Jonathan Cash
Your "Bad Beat" for Sunday is on:
Orioles (plus 140, first 5) at San Diego.
Baltimore was playing in a pitcher's ballpark at PETCO and plated four runs in the first inning. The Orioles had a young kid in Jake Arrieta on the hill who had made two high quality starts recently to begin his big league career so losing that first five was almost impossible to fathom against the still very mediocre San Diego lineup.
The Padres scored one in the first and another in the second to cut the lead in half. Then the Friars bashed away scoring four runs in the third inning capped by a Will Venable three run jack.
SD tacked one on for good measure in the fifth to win the first five in comeback fashion 7-4.
Your winner for Monday is on:
3* Diamondbacks (plus 150) vs. New York.
A small terrible three game slate today. I certainly can't say that I love what I see but to be able to go against the ice cold AJ Burnett today plus this price has to be a play.
The New York righty has really struggled of late and now in interleague action could be in trouble once again. Burnett will have to step into the batter's box and maybe even run a base or two. He also will face an Arizona team that has not been that terrible at home and should bring some game with powerful boppers in Reynolds and Upton.
No doubt the Yankees are the much better team and when healthy the far more powerful lineup. But Arod and Posada are not 100% and may or may not play. The Yanks also lose a bat with the pitcher hitting and are in an unfamilar situation. If any team would be fine it is Joe Girardi's very professional club but it's still not a normal game for the Bombers and I'll take my chances against them.
Rodrigo Lopez is eh. He certainly is not a guy that I can hang my hat on or believe in but Lopez has been ok and is at home so take that for what it's worth. On this day the best game on the board is this home dog and as long as Burnett does not flip the switch and look great I feel we are getting a decent enough deal.