Okay so I am off to a scorching start to the day and with one bet left on the weekend, I am looking for a huge win heading into an even bigger week of betting. I think the only sport I didn't bet on this weekend was the Preakness because I was out and missed the cutoff but other than that, it has been a great weekend and I am really really hungry for another win tonight. This is not an easy game to cap but when you dig deep, you find good stuff. Here we go for Sunday Night Baseball:
NEW YORK YANKEES ML +125
Alright everyone listen up. So it's Sunday Night right now and this is the only betting option left this weekend on the menu for sports gamblers. Bookies are expecting to get paid tomorrow morning and 60.92% of the chumps on wagerline.com are currently pounding away on the Mets line. But somehow, the line opened at -155 and has now dropped to -132 for the Mets...meaning even more people are going to jump on this juicy ass line. Well put 2 and 2 together here and what does this game tell you? It tells me that everyone on the Mets is going to get screwed into thinking this is easy money when in fact, it really isn't. I mean why the hell would the line be so low? The Mets won the opening two games of this series in covincing fashion, the Yankees have a pitcher making his first ever Major League start and the Mets have John Maine on the mound. Did you know that the Mets are 9-2 in their last 11 games with John Maine on the mound as the home favorite? Or how about 10-1 in their last 11 games when John Maine is starting on 4 days rest? Yes, all the signs point to a Mets win but this is a bad spot for games like this. First of all, the one and only inning Maine ever pitched against the Yanks, he got lit up for a whopping 6 ER's on 7 base hits. Don't think for one second the guys in the Yankees lineup have forgotten about this. Alright let's talk about this Tyler Clippard guy coming in to pitch for the Yankees tonight from AAA ball. Clippard is 3-2 with a 2.72 ERA in Scranton Wilkes Barre this season and thats good enough to let me know that the 22 year old is capable of throwing a nice game. I mean at this point with the Yankees so far back in the division and the Yankees having lost 7 of their last 10 games, the kid has virtually no pressure on his shoulders to do well in this spot since nobody else is doing well anyways. Clippard is a strikeout artist who can throw in the upper 90's when he wants and from doing a bit more research, I also found that Clippard has a wicked curveball and some of the best accuracy in the minor leagues right now. That would explain why he doesn't give up a lot of runs. Also, this Mets lineup is hitting only .265 versus right handed pitchers compared to .332 versus lefties while the Yankees have had more success in recent weeks when batting against right handed pitchers. The Mets bullpen has also been pretty damn shaky the last 10 games and I don't think they can be trusted against a Yankees team that is going to fight to the end to avoid the embarassment of a sweep in this series. As well as Maine has pitched, the Mets have supported him with only 3.7 runs per game of support his last three starts and he has been walking batters a lot more and has a WHIP of 1.65 in those three starts. Watch out guys because the Yankees are 5-1 in their last 6 road games versus a right handed pitcher while the Mets have traditionally struggled against American League right handers the last few years. Tony Randazzo is behind the plate for this one and I don't know if many people know this or not but the Yankees are 12-3 the last 15 times they have had Randazzo (Yankees fan???) behind home plate calling balls and strikes. Too many obvious factors point to a Mets win in this game but when you dig deep and look at all the possible side-factors and X-factors, they all point to a Yankees win. I think Clippard is going to do a fine job although possibly a bit shaky at first, the Yankees bullpen will clena things up and the Yankee bats are going to get going tonight and bring home the bacon. I am determined to get a dog sooner or later and its up to the Yankees to hook me up with some CASH FUCKIN MONEY HOT DOGGIES BABY!