Time is running out on July’s edition of Streak for the Cash, but there are still plenty of opportunities to get some green today. The Russian Premier League and the Olympics get us started with some morning pick, and then plenty of MLB action tonight highlighted by the Angels-Rangers in another showdown in Arlington on ESPN.
Yesterday was a solid day for my picks. I went a perfect 5-0 and am avoiding the dreaded swan dive into the wall. For those of you not watching the olympics, I’m trying not to screw up the end of the month.
Picks for Monday
11:00- Krasnodar win or draw: If you need the early pick, take the draw in the Russian Premier League. Krasnodar won their first game Grozny lost. Last year Terek Grozny finished 11th in the table while Drasnodar was ninth. It’s a toss-up but take the draw. Confidence Meter: 2 (out of 10)
2:40 – Any other Result: Lochte is part of a solid field in the 200m freestyle final. He was unable to bring home the gold in the relay, but that isn’t really his strength. Just because he beat Michael Phelps some are making him the Phelps of this Olympics instead of what he is: a really good swimmer who is going to do well, but not win every race he’s in. He’s only the third-favorite in this one and had the sixth best qualifying time. He definitely has the ability to take the gold, but Yang Sun of China, Yannick Agnel of France, and Paul Biedermann of Germany all have just as good a shot. I’ll to with the field in this one although I won’t be crushed if Lochte gets it. Confidence Meter: 5.
7:45- Yes HR during innings 3-5: It’s Ervin Santana and Roy Oswalt in Texas in July. With all the power hitters in these lineups, the chances are someone gets a hold of one at the Ballpark at Arlington. Confidence Meter: 4
10:05- Tampa Bay Rays: The A’s and Rays meet in Oakland in game one of their three game set. David Price is scheduled to start for Tampa and he’s been lights out recently. In his last nine starts against the AL, he’s 7-0 with a 1.61 ERA. He faced the A’s May 4 and allowed just a run over eight innigs while striking out a season-high 12. Oakland has been scorching hot this month but did just drop the finale in Baltimore. The Rays just took the final two of their three-game set with the Angels without allowing a run. Confidence Meter: 6
Overall Picks: 78-50
Picks with Confidence over 5: 28-21
Current Personal Streak: W4