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Wednesday's happenings (August 16)
2006-08-16 07:00
by Bob Timmermann

So Tuesday saw a pair of 18-inning games with the road teams winning both games. The Cubs beat Houston 8-6 and the Diamondbacks beat Colorado, 2-1.

Meanwhile in the AL, the Yankees stretched their lead over the Red Sox to three games. The Tigers picked up a game on the White Sox in the Central and lead now by 6 1/2. The A's lead the Angels by 5 1/2.

In the AL Wild Card, the White Sox lead the Twins by two games and the Red Sox by 2 1/2.

In the NL, the Mets got clobbered again by the Phillies, but still lead by 13 games. The Dodgers improved their lead in the West to 3 1/2 games over the Padres and Diamondbacks. The Cardinals lead the Reds by 2 1/2 in the Central. In the wild card, the Reds lead the Padres and Diamondbacks by one.

So, the only change in a playoff spot could be the NL Wild Card.

The relevant games:
Cincinnati at St. Louis - 5:10 pm PT - Bronson Arroyo vs. Anthony Reyes
Arizona at Colorado - 6:05 pm PT - Livan Hernandez vs. Aaron Cook
San Francisco at San Diego - 7:05 pm PT - Noah Lowry vs. Chan Ho Park

2006-08-16 09:16:30
1.   Humma Kavula
Two 18-inning games?

Let's play four!

2006-08-16 09:18:45
2.   Bob Timmermann
You must have gone to bed early!
2006-08-16 09:28:13
3.   kegtron
Odds for relevant games:

CIN +132
STL -142

ARI +105
COL -115

SFG -105
SDP -105

The only team I really like is San Diego (home team avoiding the sweep) out of these three.

Looking at Batter vs Hitter matchups, Vinnie Castilla (.462/.429/.692) and Todd Helton (.511/.593/.830) absolutely own Livan. Chad Tracy (.458/.480/.625) and O-Dog (nice avg, but a bunch of singles) have done well against Cook. Livan has been the better pitcher as of late and Helton/Vinnie aren't what they used to be, so I would side with him.

Six different Cardinals have homered off of "Brandon" Arroyo this year. I like that stat, so I'm going with the favorites. Arroyo rockin the corn rows will be a non factor tonight.

2006-08-16 09:31:46
4.   kegtron
Castilla is not on the roster till September (just noticed), more reason to go with Livan.
2006-08-16 09:32:56
5.   Bob Timmermann
You do know that Vinny Castilla is in the minor leagues. If he were playing today, you would hear Mark Donohue's screams echoing throughout the Rockies.

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