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Monday, August 22, 2011

MLB Picks, August 23rd

$20 on Cincinnati (Cueto) over Florida (Nolasco), -1.5 @ +$120

Cueto is 9-5, 1.89 ERA this season and gave up only 1 run in 8 innings his last time out against Washington. Nolasco has struggled lately, giving up 11 runs in only 3 innings versus the Rockies in his last start. His ERA is 7.00 over his last three trips to the bump. The Fish have dropped 5 straight and 8 of 10.
$10 on Texas (Lewis) over Boston (Lackey), -1.5 @ +$125

Lewis is 1-0, 1.74 ERA in his last three starts, including 7 innings of shutout ball against the Angels in his last outing. Lackey is 11-9 on the season, but has a hefty 6.02 ERA. The league is hitting .301 against him this year.  The Rangers have won 7 of 10 and are 4-0 versus the BoSox this season.
$40 on Atlanta (Minor) over ChiCubs (Coleman), -1.5 @ +$130

Minor is 2-0, 3.63 ERA in his last three trips to the hill and threw 6 innings of shutout ball against the Giants in his last outing. Coleman is 0-3, 12.27 in his last three, including surrendering 4 runs in 3+ innings in his last outing against a light hitting Houston club. The Braves have won 5 straight and 7 of 10. 
Starting Bankroll       $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                    $47.95
Current Bankroll        $1,547.95

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!


  1. Difficult summer with the White Sox being the ultimate tease and the Cubs sucking. Bears football last night did not help!

  2. @ lightning- Well, the Cubs pretty much alway suck. I wouldn't throw in the towel on the White Sox just yet, they're one winning streak away from catching the Tigers.

    The Bears are in the wrong division :(