Ness Notes for August 21
The Seahawks beat the Colts the previous evening at Indy 30-17 and the Raiders made it three straight successes this preseason when they beat the 49ers 23-7 in Oakland. The Colts have now lost eight back to back preseason games (2-6 ATS), coordinating the Chiefs’ eight-game slide (0-8 ATS). The 49ers had their five-game ATS series of wins snapped the previous evening (were only 3-2 SU), leaving the Giants with the longest dynamic series of RB88 wins at five (both SU and ATS).
My free play for Monday is on the Oak An’s over the Tor Blue Jays at 7:05 ET. After a 7-2 all-sport end of the week (Fri-Sun), I open the new week in MLB with an elite Las Vegas Insider (5-1 since Aug 5). In the NFLX, I proceed with my 5-1 Week 2 run (5-0 on sides by a consolidated winning edge of 132-23!) with my 15* Monday Night Delight!
The Cowboys will visit the Saints today around evening time in Shreveport for MNF on ESPN (8:00 ET). Dallas will take a four-game preseason series of wins (both SU and ATS) into the challenge, in the wake of opening with a 13-3 Week 1 win in Seattle. The Saints, only 8-12 SU and 7-12-1 ATS the most recent five years in the preseason, additionally won their Week 1 opener, beating the Titans 19-16 in Tennessee. The Cowboys are supported by three with a sum of 35.
Host groups are 8-7 SU and ATS in Week 2 (simply this evening’s down left), with eight of the 15 games going over the aggregate. Things can change rapidly in any game (whenever of the year) and we were helped to remember that this end of the week. After two more unders on Thursday, under bettors were on a 15-4 rush to open the current year’s preseason. In any case, eight of the last 13 games have gone over.
Six groups have scored 30 focuses or more since Friday, after just the Jaguars scored that numerous in their 31-26 Week 1 win over the Dolphins, over the preseason’s initial 19 games. The Bengals beat the Bills in Buffalo on Friday, 44-31. It’s the most noteworthy scoring game up until this point (75 focuses) and the Bengals’ 44 focuses are the most for any group to-date.
In 1978 it was known as the “Boston Massacre” and with one game left in the Yankees/Red Sox five-game arrangement (today at 1:05 ET), it getting down to business as the “Boston Massacre, Part 2.” In the initial three rounds of the arrangement, the Yankees scored a sum of 39 runs, as Boston starters permitted 24 hits and 20 runs in simply 13.2 innings. The previous evening, Curt Schilling went seven innings permitting only three runs and left with a 5-3 lead.
In any case, the Boston warm up area permitted single runs in the eighth and ninth innings (tying run scored with two out!) and two more in the tenth, as the Yanks won once more, 5-3. The Boston warm up area, through four games, has permitted 28 hits, 16 strolls and 23 ERs in 16.1 innings (12.67)! The Yankees have now broadened their lead in the AL East to a season-high 5 1/2 games. Monday’s starters are Cory Lidle and David Wells.
While Boston’s staff gave us a lot of pitching lowlights throughout the end of the week, Jered Weaver of the Angels dominated his ninth match without a misfortune on Friday night (12 ML begins) when he beat the Mariners 3-0. He’s currently 9-0 with a 1.95 ERA and joins Whitey Ford as the main AL tenderfoot to have opened his vocation 9-0.
Johan Santana vanquished the White Sox at Minnesota yesterday 7-3, improving his record to 13-0 over his last 20 beginnings at the Metrodome (since Aug. 6, 2005). The Twins have won every one of those games, turning into the main group in the cutting edge period (since 1900) to win 20 straight home games that were begun by a specific pitcher. His ERA during that 20-game stretch is 2.03.
The Mets won their fourth consecutive game on Sunday (2-0) behind Orlando Hernandez. Strikingly, the Mets had opened the week by losing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Philly, by the joined score of 27-4. The group’s four-game series of wins is the longest dynamic one of any group in MLB yet more critically, the Mets are 14 games up on the Phillies in the NL East, effectively the biggest edge of any division-pioneer. The Tigers and Yanks lead their divisions by 5 1/2 games.
Hernandez improved his record with the Mets to 7-5 and since El Duque’s first beginning for the Mets (May 28), he and Steve Trachsel have a consolidated 17-6 record in 30 beginnings. Over that range, the anticipated one-two punch of Pedro Martinez and Tom Glavine are 8-8 out of 25 beginnings. Exactly who ought to be the Mets’ Game 1 and 2 starters come season finisher time?
The Angels are attached with the Mets at four straight successes, as they finished an end of the week clear of the Mariners on Sunday, 3-2. The Mariners own MLB’s longest dynamic losing streak at 11 out of a line yet that is not a large portion of the story. Seattle finished its 0-11 excursion with Sunday’s misfortune in Anaheim. Since 1977 (the Mariners debut season), just a single other major-association group has had a winless excursion of at any rate 11 games. In 1989, the Tigers were cleared on a 11-game swing through Toronto, Boston and Kansas City.
Sunday’s annihilation expanded Seattle’s phenomenal losing streak against AL West adversaries to 20 games (the longest by any group inside its division since the initiation of divisional play in 1969). Seattle is 10-32 versus the AL West in 2005. Neither the Angels, Mets nor the Mariners play Monday. Monday’s timetable is genuinely light with only 10 games on the card. Everything except the Yankees/Red Sox game will be played under the lights.
The marquee matchup is obviously, the opener of a four-game arrangement between the White Sox and Tigers in Detroit (7:05 ET). Chicago cleared a three-game arrangement from Detroit from August 11-13 at U.S. Cell field to move inside 5 1/2 rounds of the division-driving Tigers, and have figured out how to keep the deficiency at that figure in spite of losing four of seven since that arrangement.
Contreras (11-5, 3.78 ERA) tossed a three-hitter against the Tigers on Aug. 11 and gotten the principal shutout of his vocation in a 5-0 triumph. He is 3-1 with a 1.45 ERA in four beginnings against Detroit this season, and 8-3 with a 3.01 ERA in 15 profession trips against the Tigers. In any case, in the wake of winning 17 straight choices going back to a year ago, he is 2-5 with a 4.63 ERA over his last eight generally speaking beginnings.
Detroit will send Verlander (14-6, 3.14) to the hill to open this arrangement. He is 0-3 with a 9.88 ERA in three beginnings against the White Sox this season, including a thrashing to Contreras on Aug. 11 when he permitted five runs and a vocation high 13 hits in five innings.
The AP’s preseason survey was discharged throughout the end of the week and like in the mentors’ survey which has been out for two or three weeks, Ohio State will open as the country’s highest level group. It’s Ohio State’s first preseason No. 1 positioning since 1998 and the seventh time it’s occurred in school history (Oklahoma leads with nine preseason No. 1s). Ohio State fans will trust that history doesn’t rehash, as the Buckeyes have always lost a national title in the wake of opening as the country’s highest level group.