Posted: 4/14/2012 11:33:23 AM
Friday : 2-2-0 +4.09 units
Extremely frustrated with myself for not backing Matt Cain yesterday in what has been a very profitable situational spot for me over the years. I have the stats at work, but he has tremendous numbers coming off a start where he allowed 5+ earned runs. And he delivered yesterday and I foolishly was on the sidelines. Lesson learned. Moving on...
Minnesota Twins +145 (6 units to win 8.70)
Dangerous side to be on this afternoon against the mighty Rangers offense with their hyped up foreign superstar. Darvish wasn't good in his first start, but he battled, which showed me he likely will be a quality pitcher in MLB. Patient opponent this afternoon in the Twins and he might find himself having to dig in like he did in his first start. He got bailed out getting to pitch against Hector Noesi at home, so he'll get a more formidable hurler on the bump today. No, I'm not overly impressed with Blackburn, but can't argue with his home splits over his career. His two best splits in hsi career are home and day and situation sets up nice for him this afternoon. Following a home start where he alowed 5+ earned runs, Blackburn is 5-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in his next home start.