ANOTHER MONSTER THIRSTY THURSDAY HAS US IN THE MOOD FOR YET ANOTHER FREEBIE FRIDAY!!
DID I MENTION BOOM ALREADY?!
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WE ARE GOING FOR 60 UNITS BEFORE THE MONTH OF JUNE ENDS!! THAT'S RIGHT -- 60 UNITS!!
TODAY'S FREEBIE PLAY -- (YTD: 131-98 / +44.00 UNITS)
1ST 5 INNINGS: ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (-120)
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (-120)
The Diamondbacks scuffled through the first two games of the series in Atlanta but got a nice lift, despite a mediocre performance, by the first ever career start of former UCLA Bruin superstud, Trevor Bauer, who lasted a mere 4 innings and didn't factor in the decision. The Diamondbacks wound up pulling off a nice little comeback in the later innings of the ball game, before pulling out the win in the top of the 9th, 3-2. That could play a small factor here as the Diamondbacks should have a little momentum following last night's win and I fully expect the, to pick up another win here today with their ace on the hill. Kennedy hasn't really been the dominant force he was last season, when he went 21-4 record with a 2.88 ERA overall for the 2011 season, as he has only managed to post a 5-7 record and 4.42 ERA so far in 2012. Kennedy hasn't been all that bad against the Brewers in his career, holding a 1-2 lifetime record against the Brew Crew, with a reliable 3.51 ERA in 4 career starts. He has struggled against them recently however, as he was shelled in his first outing against them back in May, when he allowed 4 ER and 7 H in only 5.2 innings of the Brewers 7-1 victory. He did strike out 7 Brewers though and he had 8 more
against them between two decent starts against Milwaukee in last season's divisional playoffs series. The Brewers were up 2-0 in that series before the Diamondbacks clawed back to make it into a 5-game series, losing 3-2, and Kennedy was actually on the hill for two of those Diamondback losses, including the game 5 showdown. Kennedy was 0-1 with a 4.26 ERA in 12.2 innings in the series, which was somewhat surprising as he dominated the Brewers in his lone regular season start against them last season. He was pretty much brilliant in that July 21 start, as he held the Brewers scoreless through 7 IP, allowing only 4 hits, walking 2 and whiffing 5 in the D-backs 4-0 win. However, his teams are a mere 1-5 in his 6 career outings (regular/postseason) against Milwaukee and he has struggled in his 2 outings made at Miller Park in his career. He is 0-2 in those 2 starts (one in postseason) and has allowed exactly 4 ER in both of those 2 games, holding a rocky 5.68 ERA in those 12.2 innings of work against them. The Brewers hit him well though, with regulars like Braun (3/8 2B, HR, 2 RBI, BB); Ramirez (4/14 2B, RBI, K); Morgan (2/5 BB, K) and Izturis (2/3 2B, RBI, K) hitting a combined .360 average with 3 2B, a HR and 4 RBI against him. Kennedy has shut down Ishikawa (0/4 BB, 2 K) and Weeks (3/13 2B, HR, RBI, 2 K) are a measly .170 combined against the righty. Something tells me we should also expect runs based on his history, as in his 2 previous final starts in the month of June (2010-11), he has been rocked for 4 ER in each of those outings as well, including last season when he was hit for 4 ER and 8 H in a 5-4 loss at Cleveland. Arizona will be facing off against Randy Wolf, who owns an impressive 10-5 record against the Diamondbacks in his career, although he hasn't dominated them by any means in recent meetings. Wolf was just okay in his first meeting against them this season, allowing 3 R (2 ER) and 7 H in a mere 5.2 innings of work, in a 4-3 Arizona win in which he didn't factor into the decision. Wolf was absolutely shelled by the Diamondbacks in their playoff meeting in AZ, as he was lit up for 7 ER, 8 H and 2 HR in only 3 IP. In fact, the Brewers haven't won any of the lefty's last 3 starts against the
Diamondbacks, as he holds a bulky 6.18 ERA in those 3 games and the Diamondbacks have scored at least 3 R before the 1st 5 innings were even completed. Several of the Diamondbacks are near .500 hitters against him in limited experience, as Montero, Bloomquist, Parra, Goldschmidt, Hill, Kubel, Overbay and Blanco have a combined .400 average over 76 career AB against Wolf with 6 2B, 4 HR and 15 RBI against him lifetime. Drew (2/12 3B, HR, 5 RBI, BB, 3 K); Upton (5/23 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 4 BB, 4 K) and Young (8/30 3 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 10 K) aren't quite as good with the average at .230 combined, but they do also have 4 2B, 3B, 4 HR and 12 RBI in their 65 career AB against him as well. Wolf hasn't received a W next to his name in any of his L10 starts, compiling an 0-3 record with a 4.65 ERA in that span, with the Brewers also posting a 3-7 record in those games. Making things even better, Braun may not even be in the line-up as he is currently nursing a sore elbow and may get the night off. The Diamondbacks have won each of the L2 series between these clubs (playoffs excluded) by taking 2-of-3, although both of those series happened to take place in Arizona. Still, we'll
take the chance here with the ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS in the FIRST 5 INNINGS and for the WIN in today's battle..........
THERE YOU HAVE IT!! TWO MORE FREEBIE CASHERS FOR THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!!
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