That Ended Quick

There were 4 postponed games last night due to the weather. Tampa Bay/Baltimore, Cubs/Yankees, Philadelphia/Atlanta and Cleveland/Detroit were all postponed. The only one being made up today is Cubs/Yankees since it’s the only time the Cubs are coming to the Bronx this year. They will still have Jackie Robinson Day in all four of those games today since they couldn’t do it last night. My streak is over after 2 and I will say it was a dumb move by me but it’s only the 3rd week so I’m not worried about it. It’s going to be one of those years in BTS and I hope I can beat my record of 16 that I set last year. The current leaders are at 27 but they will fall in time the longer they keep doing the Double Down. Let’s do it.

Recap Of April 15th

Hanley Ramirez-

Hanley Ramirez- 2 for 6

He got a hit in his first at bat and than in his last so he came through.

Mike Trout-

Mike Trout- 3 for 6

Was a popular pick and he did come through against Straily as usual.

Austin Jackson- DNP- Post Poned- Inclement Weather

Austin Jackson- DNP- Postponed Inclement Weather

This was one of the four games postponed last night. He was my Sleeper Pick.

Jason Heyward- DNP- Postponed- Inclement Weather

Jason Heyward- DNP- Postponed- Inclement Weather

This was another of the Postponed Games. Was my Pick To Avoid.

Freddie Freeman- DNP- Postponed- inclement Weather

Freddie Freeman- DNP- Postponed- inclement Weather

Was the first half of my Double Down before he was Postponed. I changed him since he wasn’t playing.

Yadier Molina- 1 for 3

Yadier Molina- 1 for 3

Was the first half of my Double Down after I changed Freeman. Continues to hit Estrada.

David Ortiz-

David Ortiz- 0 for 4

Ortiz was looking like a great pick against Erik Johnson. Johnson got roughed up in his first couple of starts and I thought he would be out of the game early but he pitched masterful and Ortiz went hitless. It’s only the 3rd week of the season so I’m not worried about it.

Recommended Picks By MLB For April 16th

Freddie Freeman

Freddie Freeman

could have a very good game tonight against

Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee

and Philadelphia. Last night he wasn’t recommended against Lee but he is tonight and I think he will do well against Lee.  Freeman has 27 hits for a .243 average in Citizens Bank Park in his career so far. Freeman had 8 hits for a .200 average in Citizens Bank Park last season. Freeman has 0 hits in 4 at bats so far this season. Freeman has 8 hits for a .242 average against Lee in his career so far. Freeman had 2 hits for a .143 average against Lee last season. Freeman has 19 hits for a .404 average so far this season. Freeman rakes against lefties and I think he will have a good game tonight.

 

Buster Posey

Buster Posey

could do well tonight against

Paul Maholm

Paul Maholm

and the Dodgers. Posey has 31 hits for a .320 average against the Dodgers at home in his career so far. Posey had 10 hits for a .357 average against the Dodgers in AT&T Park last season. Posey has 0 hits in 3 at bats against the Dodgers in AT&T Park so far this season. Posey has 3 hits for a .333 average against Maholm in his career so far. Posey had 1 hit for a .500 average against Maholm last season. Posey has 0 hits in 2 at bats against Maholm so far this season. Posey has 13 hits for a .277 average so far this season. Posey hasn’t been hitting lately but he could get back on track tonight. Paul Maholm is making his second start of the season for Los Angeles and against San Francisco tonight. Maholm has given up 47 hits for a .356 BAA in AT&T Park in his career so far. Maholm gave up 8 hits for a .421 BAA in AT&T Park last season. Maholm has given up 9 hits for a .333 BAA so far this season. Maholm is making his second start against the Giants tonight and I think he will get roughed up by them again tonight and Posey will get at least one hit.

Sleeper Pick For April 16th

Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols

is a pick that I like for tonight against

Tommy Milone

Tommy Milone

and Oakland.  Pujols has 30 hits for a .323 average against Oakland at home in his career so far. Pujols had 9 hits for a .391 average against Oakland at home last season. Pujols has 2 hits for a .222 average against Oakland in Angel Stadium so far this season. Pujols has 7 hits for a .500 average against Milone in his career so far. Pujols had 3 hits for a .500 average against Milone last season. Pujols has 14 hits for a .237 average so far this season. Pujols’ 10 game hitting streak ended last night but he could start a new one tonight and I think he will against Milone. Tommy Milone is making his 2nd start of the season for Oakland and his first start of the season against Anaheim tonight. Milone has given up 19 hits for a .292 BAA in Angel Stadium in his career so far. Milone gave up 12 hits for a .279 BAA in Angel Stadium last season. Milone has given up 10 hits for a .385 BAA so far this season. Milone got hit in his first and only start of the season and the same could happen tonight against Anaheim and I think Pujols will get at least one hit.

Current Record: 13-3-1- Austin Jackson was rained out but I was hitting these every day.

Pick To Avoid For April 16th

Jason Heyward

Jason Heyward

is definitely somebody who I wouldn’t even touch for tonight against

Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee

and Philadelphia. Heyward has 21 hits for a .226 average in Citizens Bank Park in his career so far. Heyward had 6 hits for a .286 average in Citizens Bank Park last season. Heyward has 1 hit for a .333 average in Citizens Bank Park so far this season. Heyward has 3 hits for a .136 average against Lee in his career so far. Heyward had 1 hit for a .091 average against Lee last season. Heyward has 8 hits for a .160 average so far this season. Heyward hasn’t even hit well this season so far and I think that will continue and he will continue to struggle against Lee. Cliff Lee is making his 4th start of the season for Philadelphia and his first start of the season against Atlanta tonight. Lee has given up 54 hits for a .248 BAA Atlanta at home in his career so far. Lee gave up 18 hits for a .243 BAA Atlanta in Citizens Bank Park last season. Lee has given up 29 hits for a .358 BAA so far this season. Lee has given up the most hits so far this season but I think he will shut down Heyward as usual tonight.

Current Record: 6-9-3- Heyward was also in this spot yesterday but it was postponed but I think he will go hitless against Lee.

My Pick(s) For April 16th

Freddie Freeman

Freddie Freeman

is the first half of my Double Down for tonight against

Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee

and Philadelphia. For all stats see Recommended Picks above for Freeman and Pick To Avoid for Lee’s stats.

Chase Utley

Chase Utley

is going to be my second pick for tonight against

Julio Teheran

Julio Teheran

and Atlanta. Utley has 83 hits for a .273 average against Atlanta at home in his career so far. Utley had 8 hits for a .229 average against Atlanta in Citizens Bank Park last season. Utley has 2 hits for a .400 average against Atlanta in Citizens Bank Park so far this season. Utley has 4 hits for a .667 average against Teheran in his career so far. Utley had 3 hits for a .600 average against Teheran last season. Utley is currently on an 11 game hitting streak and I think that will continue tonight. Utley has 22 hits for a .489 average so far this season and during his hitting streak. He has gotten a hit in every game this season and I think he will continue his hitting against Teheran tonight. Julio Teheran is making his 4th start of the season for Atlanta and his first start of the season against Philadelphia tonight. Teheran has given up 4 hits for a .222 BAA in Citizens Bank Park in his career and the last time he pitched there in 2011. Teheran has given up 20 hits for a .282 BAA so far this season. Teheran hasn’t pitched great so far this season and I think he will give up at least one hit to Utley tonight.

Current Record: 9-7- Ortiz didn’t do anything at all when I thought he would against Johnson.

Double Down Record: 7-7- I’m at .500 for Double Down and I really might start doing 1 a day after tonight. Seriously considering it.

Current Average: 29 for 116 for .250

Other Potentials For April 16th

Austin Jackson-

Austin Jackson

could do well tonight against Zach McAllister and Cleveland. Jackson has 5 hits for a .500 average against McAllister in his career so far. Jackson had 1 hit for a .250 average against McAllister last season. Jackson has 11 hits for a .289 average so far this season. Jackson hits well against McAllister and I think that will continue tonight.

Howie Kendrick

Howie Kendrick

could have a good game tonight against Tommy Milone and Oakland. Kendrick has 9 hits for a .450 average against Milone in his career so far. Kendrick had 7 hits for a .583 average against Milone last season. Kendrick has 14 hits for a .241 average so far this season. Kendrick hits Milone well and he is another pick against Milone that I think will do well and get at least one hit.

Juan Uribe

Juan Uribe

could do well and continue to hit tonight against Ryan Vogelsong and San Francisco. Uribe has 6 hits for a .429 average against Vogelson in his career so far. Uribe had 3 hits for a .500 average against Vogelsong last season. Uribe has 1 hit for a .500 average against Vogelsong so far this season. Uribe has 22 hits for a .379 average so far this season. Uribe is hitting well and I think he will get at least one hit off of Vogelsong tonight.

Good luck to all and hopefully we can get back on track if you lost your streak. Enjoy it today.

On The Board Again

I got back on the board in BTS again thanks to Yelich and Longoria. I had Joyce but when I saw he wasn’t starting I went with Longoria and it did pay off since he did get a hit off of Chen to continue his hot hitting this season and against lefties this year. Yelich continued his hitting streak and extended it to 9 and now I’m hoping I can at least get to 10 to use my mulligan if I need to. Hopefully my picks come through tonight as well. The current leader ais at 26 when the old leader fell at 27 with Freeman. You shouldn’t even be doing Double Down at that point but nobody gets it but to each their own. Today is also Jackie Robinson Day across the majors. Every person on the field will be wearing number 42 to commemorate Jackie Robinson. Let’s do it.

Recap Of April 14th

Freddie Freeman-

Freddie Freeman- 0 for 4

Was a popular pick and he didn’t do anything. Was smoking hot but he is still hitting well.

Paul Goldschmidt-

Paul Goldschmidt- 2 for 3

He had 2 more hits so he is hitting well this year and continues to hit Wheeler.

Jean Segura-

Jean Segura- 2 for 4

Had a hit in his first at bat against Lynn and continues to hit him well. Was my Sleeper Pick.

Jay Bruce-

Jay Bruce- 0 for 3

The game was suspended in the 6th inning with the game tied but according to the rules since it’s past the 5th inning his stats count and he did go hitless in the portion of the game that was played. 6-

Christian Yelich-

Christian Yelich- 2 for 4

Was 2 for his last 2 after 0 for his first 2. Was the first half of my Double Down.

Evan Longoria

Evan Longoria- 1 for 4

Longoria did get a hit off of Chen and he continues to hit lefties well. Was the second half of my Double Down.

Recommended Picks By MLB For April 15th

Hanley Ramirez

Hanley Ramirez

could have a good game tonight against

Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum

and San Francisco. Ramirez has 27 hits for a .233 average in AT&T Park in his career so far. Ramirez had 6 hits for a .300 average in AT&T Park last season. Ramirez has 6 hits for a .316 average against Lincecum in his career so far. Ramirez had 3 hits for a .600 average against Lincecum last season. Ramirez has 14 hits for a .286 average so far this season. Ramirez has hit Lincecum okay and I think he will get at least one hit off of him tonight. Tim Lincecum is making his 3rd start of the season for San Francisco and his first start of the season against the Dodgers tonight. Lincecum has given up 54 hits for a .213 BAA the Dodgers in AT&T Park in his career so far. Lincecum gave up 8 hits for a .320 BAA the Dodgers in AT&T Park last season. Lincecum has given up 15 hits for a .349 BAA so far this season. Lincecum got roughed up in his first two starts this season and I think he will give up at least one hit to Ramirez tonight.

Mike Trout

Mike Trout

could have a very good game tonight against

Dan Straily

Dan Straily

and Oakland. Trout has 16 hits for a .276 average against Oakland at home in his career so far. Trout had 7 hits for a .241 average against Oakland in Angel Stadium last season. Trout has 0 hits in 4 at bats against Oakland in Angel Stadium so far this season. Trout has 6 hits for a .400 average against Straily in his career so far. Trout had 2 hits for a .250 average against Straily last season. Trout has 16 hits for a .296 average so far this season. Trout went hitless last night but I think he will get at least one hit off of Straily tonight. Dan Straily is making his 3rd start of the season for Oakland and his first start of the season against Anaheim tonight. Straily has given up 22 hits for a .282 BAA in Angel Stadium in his career so far. Straily gave up 15 hits for a .294 BAA in Angel Stadium last season. Straily has given up 9 hits for a .191 BAA so far this season. Straily hasn’t pitched well in Anaheim at all and Trout hits him well and I think Trout will get at least one hit tonight.

Sleeper Pick For April 15th

Austin Jackson

Austin Jackson

is a choice I would look at for tonight against

Zach McAllister

Zach McAllister

and Cleveland. Jackson has 35 hits for a .321 average against Cleveland at home in his career so far. Jackson had 4 hits for a .250 average against Cleveland in Comerica Park last season. Jackson has 5 hits for a .500 average against McAllister in his career so far. Jackson had 1 hit for a .250 average against McAllister last season. Jackson has 11 hits for a .289 average so far this season. Jackson has hit well at home this season so I think he will get at least one hit off of McAllister tonight. Zach McAllister is making his 3rd start of the season for Cleveland and his first start of the season against Detroit tonight. McAllister has given up 20 hits for a .328 BAA in Comerica Park in his career so far. McAllister gave up 14 hits for a .255 BAA in Comerica Park last season. McAllister has given up 11 hits for a .244 BAA so far this season. McAllister has been pitching well but I think he will get hit hard by Detroit tonight and Jackson will have at least one hit.

Current Record: 13-3- Segura came through against Lynn again. I have been hitting them every day lately.

Pick To Avoid For April 15th

Jason Heyward

Jason Heyward

is definitely somebody who I wouldn’t even touch for tonight against

Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee

and Philadelphia. Heyward has 21 hits for a .226 average in Citizens Bank Park in his career so far. Heyward had 6 hits for a .286 average in Citizens Bank Park last season. Heyward has 1 hit for a .333 average in Citizens Bank Park so far this season. Heyward has 3 hits for a .136 average against Lee in his career so far. Heyward had 1 hit for a .091 average against Lee last season. Heyward has 8 hits for a .160 average so far this season. Heyward hasn’t even hit well this season so far and I think that will continue and he will continue to struggle against Lee.

Current Record: 6-9-2- Bruce’s game was suspended in the 6th inning tied but since it’s past the 5th inning it’s an official game and all of his stats count for BTS so he did go hitless.

My Pick(s) For April 15th

Freddie Freeman

Freddie Freeman

is going to be my first pick for tonight against

Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee

and Philadelphia. Freeman hasn’t had 2 hitless days in a row yet this season and I think he will get at least one hit tonight. Freeman has 27 hits for a .243 average in Citizens Bank Park in his career so far. Freeman had 8 hits for a .200 average in Citizens Bank Park last season. Freeman has 0 hits in 4 at bats so far this season. Freeman has 8 hits for a .242 average against Lee in his career so far. Freeman had 2 hits for a .143 average against Lee last season. Freeman has 19 hits for a .404 average so far this season. Freeman rakes against lefties and I think he will have a good game tonight. Cliff Lee is making his 4th start of the season for Philadelphia and his first start of the season against Atlanta tonight. Lee has given up 54 hits for a .248 BAA Atlanta at home in his career so far. Lee gave up 18 hits for a .243 BAA Atlanta in Citizens Bank Park last season. Lee has given up 29 hits for a .358 BAA so far this season. Lee has given up the most hits so far this season and I think he will give up at least one hit to Freeman tonight.

David Ortiz

David Ortiz

is my second pick for tonight against

Erik Johnson

Erik Johnson

and the White Sox. Ortiz has 62 hits for a .274 average in US Cellular Field in his career so far. Ortiz had 3 hits for a .250 average in US Cellular Field last season. Ortiz has never faced Johnson in his career yet but I still think he will have a good game tonight. Ortiz has 13 hits for a .260 average so far this season. Ortiz isn’t hitting great but I think he will get back on track tonight against Johnson. Erik Johnson is making his 3rd start of the season for the White Sox and his first start of the season against Boston tonight. It is also his first home start of the season tonight as well. Johnson has never faced Boston in his career yet but he will tonight and I think he will give up a lot of hits tonight. Johnson has given up 19 hits for a .396 BAA so far this season. Johnson has given up 9 hits for a .529 BAA lefties so far this season. Johnson has gotten hit by lefties this year and I think Ortiz will continue that trend tonight and get at least one hit.

Current Record: 9-6- I changed from Joyce to Longoria when I saw he wasn’t playing and I didn’t want to take a chance he would pinch hit but he didn’t and Longoria did get a hit.

Double Down Record: 7-6- Both of my picks came through and it was a good night.

Current Average: 28 for 109 for .257

Other Potentials For April 15th

Yadier Molina

Yadier Molina

is a pick that I would go with tonight against Marco Estrada and Milwaukee. Molina has 12 hits for a .571 average against Estrada in his career so far. Molina had 6 hits for a .545 average against Estrada last season. Molina has 16 hits for a .340 average so far this season. Molina is going to be my replacement if one of my picks isn’t starting for some reason as I think he will continue his hot hitting and continue to hit Estrada.

Russell Martin

Russell Martin

could do well tonight against Mike Leake and Cincinnati. Martin has 9 hits for a .474 average against Leake in his career so far. Martin had 6 hits for a .500 average against Leake last season. Martin has 9 hits for a .257 average so far this season. Martin rakes against Leake and I think he will get at least one hit off of Leake tonight.

Chase Headley

Chase Headley

is somebody who could do well tonight against Juan Nicasio and Colorado. Headley has 6 hits for a .500 average against Nicasio in his career so far. Headley had 0 hits in 3 at bats against Nicasio last season. Headley has 8 hits for a .174 average so far this season. Headley hasn’t done well this season but I think he will get at least one hit against Nicasio tonight.

Daniel Murphy

Daniel Murphy

could do well against Bronson Arroyo and Arizona tonight. Murphy has 6 hits for a .462 average against Arroyo in his career so far. Murphy had 0 hits in 3 at bats when he last faced Arroyo in 2012. Murphy has 13 hits for a .277 average so far this season. Murphy has been hitting and I think he will get at least one hit off of Arroyo tonight.

Other Possibilities For April 15thAramis Ramirez has 5 hits for a .500 average against Shelby Miller in his career and last season so far. Ramirez has 19 hits for a .358 average so far this season.

Albert Pujols has 6 hits for a .429 average against Dan Straily in his career so far. Pujols had 6 hits for a .750 average against Straily last season. Pujols has 14 hits for a .259 average so far this season. Pujols is currently on a 10 game hitting streak and he could extend that tonight. Pujols has 12 hits for a .286 average during his hitting streak.

Erick Aybar has 6 hits for a .500 average against Dan Straily in his career so far. Aybar had 4 hits for a .571 average against Straily last season. Aybar has 9 hits for a .214 average so far this season.

Brandon Moss has 6 hits for a .462 average against Garrett Richards in his career so far. Moss had 5 hits for a .455 average against Richards last season. Moss has 13 hits for a .295 average so far this season. My other potentials went 2-1-0 yesterday. Braun went hitless last night. Good luck to all and hopefully somebody will win this year.

Disclaimer: My personal picks can change without notice based on lineups.

 

Came Close

I will say that I had 2 solid picks yesterday for BTS and when Ramirez got a hit in his first at bat I thought it was going to be a good day and I would be back on the board even though they batted behind each other and they batted 8th and 9th. I thought for sure Flowers was getting a hit and than the White Sox took the lead in the 8th inning and I thought I was done for the day and than the 9th happened. Cleveland took the lead in the 9th inning and Chicago had another at bat. I thought Flowers was going to bat again but he was left on deck when Ramirez hit the game winning home run. I had a great feeling he was going to get a hit if he would of batted against Axford but it didn’t happen and I was left in shock. But it happens in BTS and I’m going to get back on the board today. The current leader is at 27 but they are going to fall in time because all it takes is that one pick to have a bad day. Let’s do it.

 

Recap Of April 13th

Matt Carpenter- 1 for 4

Matt Carpenter- 1 for 4

Came through again against Edwin Jackson. Was a good pick for all that had him.

Dustin Pedroia- 0 for 0

Dustin Pedroia- 0 for 0

Flew back to Boston for his injury and he didn’t play last night.

Nick Markakis- 1 for 4

Nick Markakis- 1 for 4

Came through again against Buehrle. Continues to hit Buehrle. Was my Sleeper Pick.

Howie Kendrick- 1 for 4

Howie Kendrick- 1 for 4

Did come through against Colon and I thought he wasn’t. Was my Pick To Avoid.

Alexei Ramirez-

Alexei Ramirez- 2 for 4

Got a hit in his first at bat and hit the game winning homer leaving my second pick on deck. Was the first half of my Double Down.

Tyler Flowers

Tyler Flowers- 0 for 3

Flowers didn’t get a chance to hit in the 9th and I had a feeling he would of gotten a hit to win the game.

Recommended Picks By MLB For April 14th

Freddie Freeman

Freddie Freeman

could continue his hot start and get at least one hit against

Roberto Hernandez

Roberto Hernandez

and Philadelphia. Freeman has 27 hits for a .252 average in Citizens Bank Park in his career so far. Freeman had 8 hits for a .200 average in Citizens Bank Park last season. Freeman has never faced Roberto Hernandez in his career yet but he could get a hit off of him tonight. Freeman has 19 hits for a .442 average so far this season. Freeman has been hitting great so far but he could go hitless tonight since he has never faced Hernandez before. Freeman is currently on a 9 game hitting streak and he has 16 hits for a .471 average and that could continue tonight. Roberto Hernandez is making his 3rd start of the season for Philadelphia and his first start of the season against Atlanta tonight. Hernandez has given up 5 hits for a .192 BAA Atlanta at home in his career and the only time he faced them in 2007. Hernandez has given up 16 hits for a .356 BAA in Citizens Bank Park in his career so far. Hernandez has given up 10 hits for a .238 BAA so far this season. Hernandez has pitched well so far this season and he could continue that tonight and shut down Freeman but I don’t think he will.

Paul Goldschmidt

Paul Goldschmidt

could do well tonight against

Zack Wheeler

Zack Wheeler

and the Mets. Goldschmidt has 11 hits for a .314 average against the Mets in Chase Field in his career so far. Goldschmidt had 2 hits for a .200 average against the Mets in Chase Field last season. Goldschmidt has 1 hit for a .333 average against Wheeler in his carer and last season so far. Goldschmidt has 19 hits for a .317 average so far this season. Goldschmidt continues to hit and I think he will get a hit off of Wheeler tonight. Zack Wheeler is making his 3rd start of the season for the Mets and his first start of the season against Arizona tonight. Wheeler has given up 6 hits for a .250 BAA in Chase Field in his career and last season so far. Wheeler has given up 15 hits for a .326 BAA so far this season. Wheeler hasn’t pitched well so far this season and I think he will give up at least one hit to Goldschmidt tonight.

Sleeper Pick For April 14th

Jean Segura

Jean Segura

could surprise and do well tonight against

Lance Lynn

Lance Lynn

and St. Louis. Segura has 6 hits for a .188 average against St. Louis at home in his career and last season so far. Segura has 5 hits for a .500 average against Lynn in his career and last season so far. Segura has 10 hits for a .238 average so far this season. Segura hasn’t hit well so far this season but I think he will get a hit off of Lynn tonight. Lance Lynn is making his 3rd start of the season for St. Louis and his first start of the season against Milwaukee tonight. Lynn has given up 22 hits for a .224 BAA in Miller Park in his career so far. Lynn gave up 13 hits for a .277 BAA in Miller Park last season. Lynn has given up 16 hits for a .327 BAA so far this season so he has been getting hit and I think that will continue and Segura will get at least one hit.

Current Record: 12-3- Markakis continues to hit Buehrle and I keep hitting this lately.

Pick To Avoid For April 14th

Jay Bruce

Jay Bruce

is one person who I wouldn’t even look at for tonight against

Wandy Rodriguez

Wandy Rodriguez

and Pittsburgh. Bruce has 38 hits for a .268 average against Pittsburgh at home in his career so far. Bruce had 4 hits for a .108 average against Pittsburgh in Great American Ballpark last season. Bruce has 3 hits for a .086 average against Rodriguez in his career so far. Bruce had 1 hit for a .333 average against Rodriguez last season. Bruce has 7 hits for a .179 average so far this season. Bruce isn’t hitting well at all so far this season and I don’t think he will get a hit off of Rodriguez as well. Wandy Rodriguez is making his 3rd start of the season for Pittsburgh and his first start of the season against Cincinnati tonight. Rodriguez has given up 73 hits for a .244 BAA in Great American Ballpark in his career so far. Rodriguez gave up 16 hits for a .219 BAA in Great American Ballpark when he last pitched there in 2012. Rodriguez has given up 14 hits for a .311 BAA so far this season. Rodriguez has been getting hit a lot this season so far but I think Bruce will continue to struggle against him and he will shut him down.

Current Record: 5-9-2- Kendrick did get a hit which isn’t something I was expecting.

My Picks(s) For April 14th

Christian Yelich

Christian Yelich

is a pick that nobody would even think of picking but I think he will have a good game tonight against

Jordan Zimmermann

Jordan Zimmermann

and Washington. Yelich is on an 8 game hitting streak and I think that will continue tonight. Yelich has 3 hits for a .250 average against Washington at home in his career and last season so far. Yelich has 2 hits for a 1.000 average against Zimmermann in his career and this season so far. Yelich has 14 hits for a .286 average so far this season. Yelich has 12 hits for a .343 average during his current hitting streak and I think he will get at least one hit tonight off of Zimmermann. Jordan Zimmermann is making his 3rd start of the season for Washington and his second start of the season against Miami tonight. Zimmermann has given up 18 hits for a .231 BAA in Marlins Park in his career so far. Zimmerman gave up 6 hits for a .194 BAA in Marlins Park last season. Zimmermann has given up 11 hits for a .379 BAA so far this season. Zimmermann gave up 7 hits for a .636 BAA Miami last week. Zimmermann hasn’t pitched well at all so far this season and he got hit hard by Miami and Yelich last week and I think he will give up at least another hit to Yelich tonight.

Matt Joyce

Matt Joyce

is the second half of my Double Down against

Wei-Yin Chen

Wei-Yin Chen

and Baltimore tonight. Joyce has 35 hits for a .310 average in Camden Yards in his career so far. Joyce had 12 hits for a .375 average in Camden Yards last season. Joyce has 1 hit for a .250 average against Chen in his career and the only time he faced him in 2012. Joyce has 11 hits for a .355 average so far this season. Joyce has been hitting well so far this season and I think he will play tonight and get at least one hit off of Chen. Wei-Yin Chen is making his 3rd start of the season for Baltimore and his first start of the season against Tampa Bay tonight. Chen has given up 18 hits for a .240 BAA Tampa Bay at home in his career so far. Chen gave up 6 hits for a .250 BAA Tampa Bay in Camden Yards last season. Chen has given up 21 hits for a .412 BAA  so far this season. Chen has been getting hit hard so far this season and I think he will give up at least one hit to Joyce tonight.

Current Record: 8-6- So disappointed that Ramirez ended the game yesterday.

Double Down Record: 6-6- I thought Flowers was going to get a hit but he didn’t and my day was done.

Current Average: 25 for 101 for .248

Other Potentials For April 14th

Joey Votto

Joey Votto

could have a very good game tonight against Wandy Rodriguez and Pittsburgh. Votto has 19 hits for a .352 average against Rodriguez in his career so far. Votto had 0 hits in 3 at bats against Rodriguez last season. Votto has 11 hits for a.262 average so far this season. Votto has hit Rodriguez well and he is hitting well at home and I think he will do well tonight.

Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun

could do well tonight against Lance Lynn and St. Louis. Braun has 4 hits for a .400 average against Lynn in his career so far. Braun had 2 hits for a .667 average against Lynn last season. Braun has 13 hits for a .295 average so far this season. Braun is hitting well and I think he will be a good pick tonight.

Jhonny Peralta

Jhonny Peralta

could do well tonight against Matt Garza and Milwaukee. Peralta has 11 hits for a .440 average against Garza in his career so far. Peralta had 2 hits for a .667 average against Garza when he last faced him in 2012. Peralta has 4 hits for a .111 average so far this season. Peralta hasn’t hit well at all so far this season but he hits Garza and I think he will get at least one hit tonight.

My other potentials went 4-0-0 yesterday. Every one of them got hits and they keep doing well. Hopefully I can get back on track tonight and I have a good shot. Good luck to all.

Disclaimer: My personal picks can change without notice based on lineups.

Like I Always Say

I always say stick with your gut because it is NEVER wrong. Well my gut told me to pick Matt Carpenter and Salvador Perez in BTS about a week ago and I was with them the whole week until the day of the actual games. I saw that Nolasco was getting killed by lefties so  I went to Aoki thinking he would have a great game against Nolasco since he was hitting him well and Nolasco was getting spanked around by lefties. Well the proof is in the pudding and let me say Aoki didn’t hit well in Target Field and that was truth enough yesterday. He didn’t get a hit against Nolasco at all and his run of ineptitude in Target Field continues. What do you think happened though? Perez got a hit in his first at bat against Nolasco and Carpenter had 2 hits against Villaneuva. One of my picks who I switched to last minute also got a hit so I didn’t regret that one. I don’t care anymore. Once I have my picks set I am not changing at all unless they aren’t starting. It’s a nightmare but it’s still early in the season so a lot of time left. The current leader is at 25 but they will fall in due time. It’s only a matter of time. Let’s do it.

Recap Of April 12th

Hanley Ramirez-

Hanley Ramirez- 0 for 4

Hanley didn’t do anything  at all and I thought he would come through. Was a popular pick that did nothing.

Buster Posey-

Buster Posey- 0 for 3

Buster Posey didn’t do anything at all which was a surprise since he was off last night.

David Ortiz- 1 for 4

David Ortiz- 1 for 4

Got a hit in his first at bat against Kuroda. Was his only hit of the game though. Was my Sleeper Pick.

Carlos Gonzalez-

Carlos Gonzalez- 0 for 4

CarGo continues to struggle against Cain and he did nothing against him again. Was my Pick To Avoid.

Nori Aoki- 0 for 4

Nori Aoki- 0 for 4

Continues to struggle in Target Field and I changed to him at the last minute from Perez. Still don’t know where Nolasco came out with that performance. Was the first half of my Double Down.

Nyjer Morgan- 1 for 5

Nyjer Morgan- 1 for 5

First at bat hit and he was also a last minute pick from Matt Carpenter. Was the second half of my Double Down.

Recommended Picks By MLB For April 13th

Matt Carpenter

Matt Carpenter

could have another good game today against

Edwin Jackson

Edwin Jackson

and the Cubs. Carpenter has 22 hits for a .282 average against the Cubs at home in his career so far. Carpenter had 10 hits for a .250 average against the Cubs in Busch Stadium last season. Carpenter has 3 hits for a .375 average against the Cubs in Busch Stadium so far this season. Carpenter has 5 hits for a .357 average against Jackson in his career so far. Carpenter had 5 hits for a .357 average against Jackson last season. Carpenter has 12 hits for a .300 average so far this season. Carpenter has been hitting and he could have another good game today against Edwin Jackson. Edwin Jackson is making his 3rd start of the season for the Cubs and his first start of the season against St. Louis today. Jackson has given up 95 hits for a .317 BAA in Busch Stadium in his career so far. Jackson gave up 20 hits for a .370 BAA in Busch Stadium last season. Jackson has given up 11 hits for a .306 BAA so far this season. Jackson hasn’t pitched great this season but okay and I think he will give up at least one hit to Carpenter today.

 

Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia

could do well tonight against

Ivan Nova

Ivan Nova

and the Yankees. Pedroia has 44 hits for a .262 average in Yankee Stadium in his career so far. Pedroia had 14 hits for a .318 average in Yankee Stadium last season. Pedroia has 1 hit for a .077 average in Yankee Stadium so far this season. Pedroia has 4 hits for a .333 average against Nova in his career so far. Pedroia had 0 hits in 4 at bats against Nova last season. Pedroia has 13 hits for a .236 average so far this season. Ivan Nova is making his 3rd start of the season for the Yankees and his first start of the season against Boston tonight. Nova has given up 17 hits for a .283 BAA Boston at Yankee Stadium in his career so far. Nova gave up 5 hits for a .294 BAA Boston in Yankee Stadium last season. Nova has given up 16 hits for a .432 BAA so far this season. Nova has been getting roughed up so far this season and I think he will give up at least one hit to Pedroia tonight.

Sleeper Pick For April 13th

Nick Markakis

Nick Markakis

is somebody who I would look for today against

Mark Buehrle

Mark Buehrle

and Toronto. Markakis has 79 his for a .304 average against Toronto at home in his career so far. Markakis had 8 hits for a .222 average against Toronto in Camden Yards last season. Markakis has 3 hits for a .333 average against Toronto in Camden Yards so far this season. Markakis has 17 hits for a .447 average against Buehrle in his career so far. Markakis had 4 hits for a .571 average against Buehrle last season. Markakis has 13 hits for a .271 average so far this season. Markakis is currently on a 7 game hitting streak as well so he could have a very good game today. Markakis has 10 hits for a .333 average during his hitting streak and he is facing a pitcher who he hits well and I think that will continue today. Mark Buehrle is making his 3rd start of the season for Toronto and his first start of the season against Baltimore today. Buehrle has given up 64 hits for a .314 BAA in Camden Yards in his career so far. Buehrle gave up 17 hits for a .405 BAA in Camden Yards last season. Buehrle has given up 12 hits for a .240 BAA so far this season. Buehrle is pitching great right now and he hasn’t given up much hits but I think Markakis will get at least one hit today.

Current Record: 11-3- Ortiz got a hit off of Kuroda and I hit another sleeper.

Pick To Avoid For April 13th

Howie Kendrick

Howie Kendrick

is somebody who I would definitely not even touch for today against

Bartolo Colon

Bartolo Colon

and the Mets. Kendrick has 4 hits for a .167 average against the Mets at home in his career so far. Kendrick had 4 hits for a .308 average against the Mets in Angel Stadium when he last faced them in 2008. Kendrick has 2 hits for a .222 average in Angel Stadium so far this season. Kendrick has 1 hit for a .053 average against Colon in his career so far. Kendrick had 0 hits in 3 at bats against Colon last season. Kendrick has 11 hits for a .244 average so far this season. Kendrick hasn’t hit well and he doesn’t hit Colon at all and I think he will have a hitless game today. Bartolo Colon is making his 3rd start of the season for the Mets and his first and only start of the season against Anaheim today. Colon has given up 434 hits for a .274 BAA in Angel Stadium in his career so far. Colon gave up 4 hits for a .133 BAA in Angel Stadium last season. Colon has given up 15 hits for a .273 BAA so far this season. Colon has gotten hit hard in his first two starts so far and I think he will shut down Kendrick today.

Current Record: 5-8-2- Gonzalez didn’t do anything at all against Cain and he is still struggling against Cain which was a good thing.

My Pick(s) For April 13th

Tyler Flowers

Tyler Flowers

is the first half of my Double down against

Corey Kluber

Corey Kluber

and Cleveland today. Flowers should play today since he didn’t yesterday. Flowers has 7 hits for a .175 average against Cleveland at home in his career so far. Flowers had 2 hits for a .143 average against Cleveland in US Cellular Field last season. Flowers has 1 hit for a .250 average in US Cellular Field so far this season. Flowers hasn’t faced Kluber in his career yet. Flowers has 13 hits for a .419 average so far this season. Flowers has been raking so far and I think he will start and have a good game today.

Alexei Ramirez

Alexei Ramirez

could continue to hit today against

Corey Kluber

Corey Kluber

and Cleveland. Ramirez has 56 hits for a .264 average against Cleveland at home in his career so far. Ramirez had 10 hits for a .256 average against Cleveland in US Cellular Field last season. Ramirez has 5 hits for a .417 average against Cleveland in US Cellular Field so far this season. Ramirez has 2 hits for a .182 average against Kluber in his career so far. Ramirez had 2 hits for a .333 average against Kluber last season. Ramirez has 19 hits for a .413 average so far this season and he is on a 12 game hitting streak. Ramirez is hitting well this season and I think that will continue against Kluber today. Corey Kluber is making his 3rd start of the season for Cleveland and his first start of the season against the White Sox today. Kluber has given up 10 hits for a .233 BAA in US Cellular Field in his career so far. Kluber gave up 6 hits for a .300 BAA in US Cellular Field last season. Kluber has given up 17 hits for a .395 BAA so far this season. Kluber has gotten hit hard in both starts so far and I think he will give up at least one hit apiece to Ramirez and Flowers today.

Current Record: 8-5- Aoki killed me when I changed from Perez. It was a bad move.

Double Down Record: 6-5- Morgan came through in his first at bat but Aoki didn’t do anything at all.

Current Average: 23 for 94 for .245

Other Potentials For April 13th

Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun

could have a very good game today against Charlie Morton and Pittsburgh. Braun is currently on a 6 game hitting streak. Braun has 11 hits for a .458 average during the hitting streak. Braun has 6 hits for a .545 average against Morton in his career so far. Braun had 1 hit for a .500 average against Morton last season. Braun has 12 hits for a .300 average so far this season so he is hitting and I think he will extend his hitting streak against Morton today.

Yadier Molina

Yadier Molina

rakes against Edwin Jackson and the Cubs and I think that continues today. Molina is currently on a 5 game hitting streak so he is hitting well and I think that will continue today. Molina has 12 hits for a .522 average against Jackson in his career so far. Molina had 4 hits for a .364 average against Jackson last season. Molina has 9 hits for a .450 average during his hitting streak. Molina has 14 hits for a .326 average so far this season. Molina is hitting well this season and I think he will continue to hit Jackson today.

Mike Trout

Mike Trout

should have a very good game today against Bartolo Colon and the Mets. Trout has 7 hits for a .500 average against Colon in his career so far. Trout had 4 hits for a .571 average against Colon last season. Trout has 13 hits for a .283 average so far this season. Trout hits Colon and I think he will get at least one hit off of him today.

Jose Tabata

Jose Tabata

should start today against Kyle Lohse and Milwaukee. Tabata has 13 hits for a .500 average against Lohse in his career so far. Tabata had 3 hits for a .600 average against Lohse last season. Tabata has 5 hits for a .263 average so far this season. He hasn’t played much but I think he starts and gets at least one hit off of Lohse.

Other Possibilities For April 13th- Chris Davis has 6 hits for a .429 average against Buehrle in his career so far. Davis had 2 hits for a .400 average against Buehrle last season.

Michael Brantley has 5 hits for a .455 average against Jose Quintana in his career so far. Brantley had 5 hits for a .556 average against Quintana last season.

Joe Mauer has 7 hits for a .389 average against Jason Vargas in his career so far. Mauer had 3 hits for a 1.000 average against Vargas last season.

Neil Walker has 10 hits for a .417 average against Kyle Lohse in his carer so far. Walker had 2 hits for a .500 average against Lohse last season.

Chris Carter has 6 hits for a .545 average against Martin Perez in his career so far. Carter had 3 hits for a .429 average against Perez last season.

My other potentials went 2-2-0 yesterday. Weeks didn’t start but he did pinch hit and did nothing. Good luck to all and hopefully if you lost your streak you get back on track today.

Disclaimer: My personal picks can change without notice based on lineups.

Keeping It Rolling

I am keeping it rolling right now and both of my picks got hits early in their games and I was good for the night and didn’t have to stress at all the rest of the night. Most of the leaders fell after Pedroia and Goldschmidt both went hitless. They were the streak killers last night and I was shocked at that. The current leaders are at 23 and there are 2 of them left but they will be done by the end of the weekend. I’m hoping I can keep my streak going. Let’s get it.

Recap Of April 11th

Buster Posey-

Buster Posey- 0 for 0

He didn’t start the game which was a big shocker and he was picked by a few of the leaders. He didn’t even enter the game at all when I thought he would at least pinch hit.

Dustin Pedroia- 0 for 4

Dustin Pedroia- 0 for 4

Didn’t do anything against CC and I thought he would. Was a popular pick and cost most of the leaders.

Yadier Molina- 2 for 5

Yadier Molina- 2 for 5

Got a hit in his first at bat of the game against Samardzija. Was my Sleeper Pick.

Josh Reddick-

Josh Reddick- 0 for 0

Didn’t start or even play against Felix and Seattle. Was my Pick To Avoid.

Jason Kubel- 1 for 5

Jason Kubel- 1 for 5

Hit a Triple in his first at bat against Chen but it was his only hit of the game. Continues to hit Chen well. I originally had Blackmon but changed to him when I saw Blackmon wasn’t starting. Was the first half of my Double Down.

Carlos Gonzalez-

Carlos Gonzalez- 1 for 4

Hit a homer in his second at bat and I was done with my Double Down. Was the second half of my Double Down.

Recommended Picks By MLB For April 12th

Hanley Ramirez

Hanley Ramirez

could do well tonight against

Wade Miley

Wade Miley

and Arizona. Ramirez has 33 hits for a .388 average in Chase Field in his career so far. Ramirez had 11 hits for a .500 average in Chase Field last season. Ramirez has 3 hits for a .750 average in Chase Field so far this season. Ramirez has 5 hits for a .357 average against Miley in his career so far. Ramirez had 3 hits for a 1.000 average against Miley last season. Ramirez has 0 hits in 3 at bats against Miley so far this season. Ramirez has 13 hits for a .310 average so far this season. Ramirez is currently on a 7 game hitting streak and he has 12 hits for a .444 average during it and I think he will get a hit off of Miley to extend it tonight. Wade Miley is making his 4th start of the season for Arizona and his second start of the season against the Dodgers tonight. Miley has given up 19 hits for a .268 BAA the Dodgers in Chase Field in his career so far. Miley gave up 5 hits for a .263 BAA the Dodgers in Chase Field last season. Miley gave up 3 hits for a .150 BAA the Dodgers so far this season. Miley has given up 16 hits for a .222 BAA so far this season. Miley pitched well against the Dodgers in Australia in his first start of the season and he could do the same tonight and shut down Ramirez but I don’t think it will happen.

Buster Posey

Buster Posey

should start today and he could have a very good game against

Brett Anderson

Brett Anderson

and Colorado.  Posey has 31 hits for a .402 average against Colorado in AT&T Park in his career so far. Posey had 13 hits for a .448 average against Colorado in AT&T Park last season. Posey has 1 hit for a .333 average against Anderson in his career and the last time he faced him in 2011. Posey has 13 hits for a .351 average so far this season. Posey hasn’t seen Anderson much at all but he could continue his hot hitting and get at least one hit today. Brett Anderson is making his 3rd start of the season for Colorado and his first start of the season against San Francisco today. Anderson has given up 13 hits for a .351 BAA in AT&T Park in his career so far. Anderson gave up 5 hits for a .263 BAA in AT&T Park when he last pitched there in 2011. Anderson has given up 15 hits for a .313 BAA so far this season. Anderson has gotten hit in both of his starts so far and the same could happen today and I think he will give up at least one hit to Posey.

Sleeper Pick For April 12th

David Ortiz

David Ortiz

is not a typical sleeper but could be a very good pick for today against

Hiroki Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda

and the Yankees. Ortiz has 36 hits for a .269 average in Yankee Stadium in his career so far. Ortiz had 8 hits for a .296 average in Yankee Stadium last season. Ortiz has 2 hits for a .333 average in Yankee Stadium so far this season. Ortiz has 10 hits for a .588 average against Kuroda in his career so far. Ortiz had 8 hits for a .571 average against Kuroda last season. Ortiz has 12 hits for a .286 average so far this season. Ortiz rakes against Kuroda and I think that will continue today and he will get at least one hit. Hiroki Kuroda is making his 3rd start of the season for the Yankees and his first start against Boston today. Kuroda has given up 35 hits for a .257 BAA Boston at home in his career so far. Kuroda gave up 17 hits for a .309 BAA Boston in Yankee Stadium last season. Kuroda has given up 11 hits for a .239 BAA so far this season. Kuroda has pitched well his first two starts and that could continue today but I think Ortiz will get at least one hit off of him today.

Current Record: 10-3- I have been hitting them lately and Molina was the latest one to come through.

Pick To Avoid For April 12th

Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez

was one of my picks just last night but today I don’t think he will do anything at all against

Matt Cain

Matt Cain

and San Francisco. Gonzalez has 30 hits for a .214 average in AT&T Park in his career so far. Gonzalez had 6 hits for a .250 average in AT&T Park last season. Gonzalez has 1 hit for a .250 average in AT&T Park so far this season. Gonzalez has 4 hits for a .098 average against Cain in his career so far. Gonzalez had 0 hits in 7 at bats against Cain last season. Gonzalez has 15 hits for a .375 average so far this season. Gonzalez did hit a homer last night but tonight he won’t do anything at all against Cain I don’t think. Matt Cain is making his 3rd start of the season for San Francisco and his first start of the season against Colorado today. Cain has given up 78 hits for a .189 BAA Colorado in AT&T Park in his career so far. Cain gave up 2 hits for a .125 BAA Colorado in AT&T Park last season. Cain has given up 13 hits for a .295 BAA so far this season. Cain hasn’t pitched great at all so far but he has pitched well against Colorado and I think he will continue his dominance over Colorado and Gonzalez tonight and shut down Gonzalez.

Current Record: 4-8-2- Reddick didn’t play or even leave bench last night.

My Pick(s) For April 12th

Nori Aoki

Nori Aoki

just ended his hitting streak last night but he could start a new one today against

Ricky Nolasco

Ricky Nolasco

and Minnesota. Aoki has 3 hits for a .130 average in Target Field in his career so far. Aoki had 0 hits in 3 at bats in Target Field last season. Aoki has 0 hits in 4 at bats in Target Field so far this season. Aoki has 3 hits for a .500 average against Nolasco in his career so far. Aoki had 2 hits for a 1.000 average against Nolasco last season. Aoki has 10 hits for a .303 average so far this season. Aoki ended his 5 game hitting streak last night so facing Nolasco could be the remedy he needs since he does hit him well. Ricky Nolasco is making his 3rd start of the season for Minnesota and his first start of the season against Kansas City today. Nolasco has never faced Kansas City before so he might get through the lineup once unscathed but I think they will figure him out. Nolasco has given up 17 hits for a .395 BAA so far this season. Nolasco has gotten hit hard in his first 2 starts and I think the same will happen today as well and Aoki will get at least one hit.

Nyjer Morgan

Nyjer Morgan

is my second pick for today against

Felipe Paulino

Felipe Paulino

and the White Sox. Morgan hasn’t started a game since Tuesday but I think he will have a good game today. Morgan has 4 hits for a .250 average in US Cellular Field in his career so far. Morgan had 1 hit for a .250 average in US Cellular Field when he last played there in 2012. Morgan has 0 hits in 3 at bats against Paulino in his career so far. Morgan had 0 hits in 2 at bats when he last faced Paulino in 2009. Morgan has 7 hits for a .389 average so far this season so he is hitting and I think he will get at least one hit today. Felipe Paulino is making his 3rd start of the season for the White Sox and his first start of the season against Cleveland today. Paulino has given up 10 hits for a .244 BAA Cleveland in his career so far. Paulino has never faced Cleveland at home in his career but he will today. Paulino has given up 16 hits for a .348 BAA so far this season. Paulino hasn’t pitched well at all so far and I think that will continue today and he will give up at least one hit to Morgan.

Current Record: 8-5- Kind of an easy night with both getting hits early.

Double Down Record: 6-4- Kubel got a hit in his first at bat and Gonzalez got on in his second so it was a stress free night.

Current Average: 22 for 85 for .259

Other Potentials For April 12th

Matt Carpenter

Matt Carpenter

could do well against Carlos Villaneuva and the Cubs today. Carpenter has 4 hits for a .444 average against Villanueva in his career and last season so far. Villanueva has 10 hits for a .286 average so far this season. Carpenter has slowed down since the beginning of the year but he could get a hit today against Villaneuva. He was my original pick and I hope it doesn’t come back to bite me.

Rickie Weeks

Rickie Weeks

isn’t your prototypical pick for today since he is struggling but tonight might be what he needs to get back on track. Weeks could have a good game against Edinson Volquez and Pittsburgh. Weeks has 7 hits for a .368 average against Volquez in his career so far. Weeks had 1 hit for a .200 average against Volquez last season. Weeks has 3 hits for a .167 average so far this season. Weeks has been struggling big time but he might get 4 hits against Volquez tonight. We will see but he is somebody I would look at.

Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp

could have a big game tonight if he even plays against Wade Miley and Arizona. Kemp has 5 hits for a .417 average against Miley in his career so far. Kemp had 2 hits for a .333 average against Miley last season. Kemp has 3 hits for a .167 average so far this season. Kemp has played since Wednesday but he should get the start against Miley and he could have a good game.

Curtis Granderson

Curtis Granderson

is another pick that could do well tonight against Jered Weaver and Anaheim. Granderson has 10 hits for a .370 average against Weaver in his career so far. Granderson had 1 hit for a .500 average against Weaver last season. Granderson has 5 hits for a .135 average so far this season but he could do well and continue to hit Weaver.

Other Possibilites For April 12th- Jason Kubel could be a great pick today against James Shields and Kansas City. Kubel has 9 hits for a .391 average against Shields in his career so far. Kubel had 0 hits in 3 at bats when he faced Shields last season.

Brett Gardner has 11 hits for a .355 average against John Lackey in his career so far. Gardner had 5 hits for a .500 average against Lackey last season.

Daniel Nava has 8 hits for a .348 average against Hiroki Kuroda in his career so far. Nava had 6 hits for a .400 average against Kuroda last season.

Carlos Ruiz has 4 hits for a .364 average against Nathan Eovaldi in his career so far. Ruiz had 0 hits in 5 at bats against Eovaldi last season.

My other potentials went 3-0-0 yesterday. Span, Harper and Kubel all came through. That could happen from time to time but good luck to all today/tonight.

 

DISCLAIMER: My personal picks could change based on lineups without notice.

Kind Of An Easy Night

I had kind of an easy night last night. Both of my picks came through early but I had to wait until the 3rd at bat for one of them. I am rolling right now and soon I will be doing one a day. Today is the first day of the season where there are only night games. It won’t be for the next few days but I will next week and every day I still have a streak after that. The current leaders are at 22 but they will fall in time. A 20 gamer fell yesterday when they had Stanton who didn’t get a hit. I’m hoping my streak can last til Monday. Let’s get it.

Recap Of April 10th

Freddie Freeman- 2 for 4

Freddie Freeman- 2 for 4

Was a recommended pick and came through for all that had him. Is red hot right now.

Jayson Werth- 2 for 3

Jayson Werth- 2 for 3

Is still hitting well and is on fire this early in the season. Homered for the second straight day.

Aaron Hill-

Aaron Hill- 1 for 6

He did get a hit off of San Francisco again. Was my Sleeper Pick.

Pedro Alvarez- 1 for 5

Pedro Alvarez- 1 for 5

Didn’t do anything against Wood yet again but he hit the game winning homer. Was my Pick To Avoid.

Ryan Braun- 2 for 3

Ryan Braun- 2 for 3

Got hits in his first two at bats of the game and I was good. Continues to hit Lee well. Was the first half of my Double Down.

Angel Pagan-

Angel Pagan- 1 for 4

Came through again. Is hitting well and was the second half of my Double Down.

Recommended Picks By MLB For April 11th

Buster Posey

Buster Posey

could have a very good game tonight against

Jorge De La Rosa

Jorge De La Rosa

and Colorado. Posey has 31 hits for a .402 average against Colorado in AT&T Park in his career so far. Posey had 13 hits for a .448 average against Colorado in AT&T Park last season. Posey has 7 hits for a .350 average against De La Rosa in his career so far. Posey had 3 hits for a .333 average against De La Rosa last season. Posey has 13 hits for a .351 average so far this season so he is hitting well and he should hit De La Rosa tonight. De La Rosa is making his 3rd start of the season for Colorado and his first start of the season against San Francisco. De La Rosa has given up 38 hits for a .230 BAA in AT&T Park in his career so far. De La Rosa gave up 10 hits for a .323 BAA in AT&T Park last season. De La Rosa has given up 8 hits for a .235 BAA so far this season. De La Rosa has pitched well so far this season and he could shut down Posey but I don’t think he will and Posey will be a good pick for tonight.

Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia

could have a very good game tonight against

CC Sabathia

CC Sabathia

and the Yankees. Pedroia has 43 hits for a .281 average in Yankee Stadium in his career so far. Pedroia had 14 hits for a .318 average in Yankee Stadium last season. Pedroia has 0 hits in 4 at bats in Yankee Stadium so far this season. Pedroia has 16 hits for a .302 average against Sabathia in his career so far. Pedroia had 7 hits for a .438 average against Sabathia last season. Pedroia has 12 hits for a .261 average so far this season so he isn’t hitting great but he could scrape out a hit tonight. CC Sabathia is making his 3rd start of the season for the Yankees and his first start against Boston tonight. Sabathia has given up 81 hits for a .229 BAA Boston at home in his career so far. Sabathia gave up 13 hits for a .302 BAA Boston in Yankee Stadium last season. Sabathia has given up 15 hits for a .294 BAA so far this season. Sabathia hasn’t pitched great so far this season and he might give up at least one hit to Pedroia tonight.

Sleeper Pick For April 11th

Yadier Molina

Yadier Molina

isn’t your prototypical sleeper but he could do great against

Jeff Samardzija

Jeff Samardzija

and the Cubs tonight. Molina has 72 hits for a .329 average against the Cubs in Busch Stadium in his career so far. Molina had 11 hits for a .579 average against the Cubs in Busch Stadium last season. Molina has 9 hits for a .529 average against Samardzija in his career so far. Molina had 2 hits for a 1.000 average against Samardzija last season. Molina has 10 hits for a .286 average so far this season. Molina has been hitting great but he is hitting and he rakes against Samardzija and I think he will get at least one hit tonight. Jeff Samardzija is making his 3rd start of the season for the Cubs and his first start of the season against St. Louis tonight. Samardzija has given up 37 hits for a .330 BAA in Busch Stadium in his career so far. Samardzija gave up 15 hits for a .283 BAA in Busch Stadium last season. Samardzija has given up 11 hits for a .229 BAA so far this season so he is pitching well but I think Molina will continue his hot hitting against him and get at least one hit.

Current Record: 9-3- Sleepers are coming through lately and I think tonight another one will come through.

Pick To Avoid For April 11th

Josh Reddick

Josh Reddick

is somebody I wouldn’t even touch for tonight against

Felix Hernandez

Felix Hernandez

and Seattle. Reddick has 13 hits for a .173 average in Safeco Field in his career so far. Reddick had 7 hits for a .318 average in Safeco Field last season. Reddick has 4 hits for a .133 average against Hernandez in his career so far. Reddick had 0 hits in 5 at bats against Hernandez last season. Reddick had 0 hits in 3 at bats against Hernandez last week. Reddick has 3 hits for a .103 average so far this season so he isn’t hitting at all and I think he won’t even start tonight but if he does I would avoid at all costs. Felix Hernandez is making his 3rd start of the season for Seattle and his second start of the season against Oakland tonight. Hernandez has given up 79 hits for a .226 BAA Oakland in Safeco Field in his career so far. Hernandez gave up 5 hits for a .172 BAA Oakland in Safeco Field last season. Hernandez gave up 6 hits for a .194 BAA Oakland last week in Oakland. Hernandez has given up 10 hits for a .185 BAA so far this season. Hernandez has pitched great as usual so far and I think he will shut down Oakland and Reddick again.

Current Record: 4-8-1- Alvarez didn’t get a hit off of Wood but he did get a hit which wasn’t good.

My Pick(s) For April 11th

Charlie Blackmon

Charlie Blackmon

is my first pick for tonight against

Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner

and San Francisco. Blackmon has been raking so far and I think that will continue. Blackmon has 6 hits for a .250 average in AT&T Park in his career so far. Blackmon had 4 hits for a .286 average in AT&T Park last season. Blackmon has 0 hits in 3 at bats against Bumgarner in his career and last season so far. Blackmon has 16 hits for a .471 average so far this season and I think he will get at least one hit off of Bumgarner tonight.

Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez

is my second half of my Double Down against

Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner

and San Francisco tonight. Gonzalez has 29 hits for a .213 average in AT&T Park in his career so far. Gonzalez had 6 hits for a .250 average in AT&T Park last season. Gonzalez has 11 hits for a .367 average against Bumgarner in his career so far. Gonzalez had 3 hits for a .375 average against Bumgarner last season. Gonzalez has 14 hits for a .389 average so far this season. Gonzalez has been hitting great so far and I think he will rake against Bumgarner tonight. Madison Bumgarner is making his 3rd start of the season for San Francisco and his first start of the season against Colorado tonight. Bumgarner has given up 28 hits for a .222 BAA Colorado in AT&T Park in his career so far. Bumgarner gave up 5 hits for a .263 BAA Colorado in AT&T Park last season. Bumgarner has given up 14 hits for a .311 BAA so far this season. Bumgarner has been getting hit in his 2 starts so far and I think he will give up at least one hit to Blackmon and Gonzalez tonight.

Current Record: 7-5- Braun and Pagan both came through.

Double Down Record: 5-4- Braun had 2 hits in his first 2 at bats and I had to wait for Pagan but they both came through.

Current Average: 20 for 76 for .263

Other Potentials For April 11th

Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper

could have a very good game tonight against Julio Teheran and Atlanta. Harper has 5 hits for a .385 average against Teheran in his career so far. Harper had 5 hits for a .500 average against Teheran last season. Harper has 0 hits in 3 at bats against Teheran so far this season. Harper has 7 hits for a .219 average so far this season. I think Harper will get back on track against Teheran and I think he will be a good pick.

Denard Span

Denard Span

is another pick that could do well against Julio Teheran and Atlanta. Span has 7 hits for a .389 average against Teheran in his career so far. Span had 7 hits for a .467 average against Teheran last season. Span had 0 hits in 3 at bats against Teheran last week. Span has 7 hits for a .233 average so far this season. Span is another pick that could do well against Teheran tonight and figure him out.

Jason Kubel

Jason Kubel

is making the most of his opportunities and tonight he has a favorable matchup against Bruce Chen and Kansas City. Kubel has 6 hits for a .429 average against Chen in his career so far. Kubel had 2 hits for a .667 average when he last faced Chen in 2012. Kubel has 13 hits for a .448 average so far this season. Kubel is currently on a 5 game hitting streak and he has 11 hits for a .524 average during it so I think he will keep that going tonight.

My other potentials went 1-1-1 yesterday. Kipnis got a hit, Roberts didn’t play and Stanton did nothing. Good luck to all tonight.

Good Day And Night

I had to wait for Michael Cuddyer until his last at bat to get his hit but he did and I didn’t have to wait long for Goldschmidt since he hit a homer in his first at bat and I was good for the day. I can’t figure out how people do Double Down and hit it for 9, 10, 11 days in a row and I can’t even hit it for 2. Doesn’t make any sense but they will fall in time. The current leaders are at 20 but they will in a matter of time. You can’t double down every day and expect to hit every day and I don’t get it. Hopefully I can keep my streak going tonight. Let’s do it.

Recap Of April 9th

Paul Goldschmidt-

Paul Goldschmidt- 1 for 3

He hit a homer in his first at bat and it was his only hit but I was good for my Double Down.

Jacoby Ellsbury- 0 for 4

Jacoby Ellsbury- 0 for 4

This was a big shocker that he went hitless. He was smoking hot and on a hitting streak but that ended against Miguel Gonzalez and Baltimore. Was a popular pick.

Matt Holliday- 1 for 3

Matt Holliday- 1 for 3

First at bat hit and was the only hit he had. Was my Sleeper Pick.

Yunel Escobar- 0 for 4

Yunel Escobar- 0 for 4

Went hitless and I had a feeling he would against Jeremy Guthrie and Kansas City. Was my Pick To Avoid.

Michael Cuddyer- 1 for 4

Michael Cuddyer- 1 for 4

Was the first half of my Double Down but I had to wait until his last at bat which was fine.

Recommended Picks By MLB For April 10th

Freddie Freeman

Freddie Freeman

could have a very good game tonight against

Jenrry Mejia

Jenrry Mejia

and the Mets. Freeman has 32 hits for a .333 average against the Mets in Turner Field in his career so far. Freeman had 13 hits for a .265 average against the Mets in Turner Field last season. Freeman has 3 hits for a .375 average against the Mets in Turner Field so far this season. Freeman has 1 hit for a .250 average against Mejia in his career and the only time he faced him in 2012 so far. Freeman has 11 hits for a .407 average so far this season. Freeman hasn’t Mejia great but he is raking this season and I think he will get at least one hit tonight. Jenrry Mejia is making his second start of the season for the Mets and his first start of the season against Atlanta tonight. Mejia has given up 7 hits for a .318 BAA in Turner Field in his career so far. Mejia gave up 6 hits for a .286 BAA in Turner Field when he last pitched there in 2012. Mejia has given up 4 hits for a .182 BAA so far this season so he is pitching well and he could shut down Freeman since anything is possible but I think Freeman will get at least one hit tonight.

Jayson Werth

Jayson Werth

could continue his hot hitting against

Tom Koehler

Tom Koehler

and Miami today. Werth has 47 hits for a .232 average against Miami at home in his career so far. Werth had 9 hits for a .237 average against Miami in Nationals Park last season. Werth has 2 hits for a .250 average against Miami in Nationals Park so far this season. Werth has 2 hits for a .333 average against Koehler in his career and last season so far. Werth has 10 hits for a .370 average so far this season. Werth has been hitting well and I think he will get at least one hit off of Koehler today. Tom Koehler is making his second start of the season for Miami and his first start of the season against Washington today. Koehler has given up 10 hits for a .263 BAA in Nationals Park in his career and last season so far. Koehler has given up 7 hits for a .292 BAA so far this season. Koehler didn’t pitch well against San Diego in his first start and I think he will get hit today and give up at least one hit to Werth.

Sleeper Pick For April 10th

Aaron Hill

Aaron Hill

should start tonight against

Ryan Vogelsong

Ryan Vogelsong

and San Francisco since he didn’t start last night and he should have a good game as well. Hill has 27 hits for a .290 average in AT&T Park in his career so far. Hill had 5 hits for a .192 average in AT&T Park last season. Hill has 1 hit for a .200 average in AT&T Park so far this season. Hill has 9 hits for a .563 average against Vogelsong in his career so far. Hill had 3 hits for a .750 average against Vogelsong last season. Hill has 11 hits for a .268 average so far this season. Hill hits Vogelsong well and I think he will get at least one hit off of him tonight. Ryan Vogelsong is making his second start of the season for San Francisco and his first start of the season against Arizona tonight. Vogelsong has given up 47 hits for a .270 BAA Arizona at home in his career so far. Vogelsong gave up 15 hits for a .319 BAA Arizona in AT&T Park last season. Vogelsong has given up 7 hits for a .368 BAA so far this season so he got hit hard in his first start against the Dodgers and I think the same is going to happen tonight and Hill will get at least one hit.

Current Record: 8-3- Holliday got a hit in his first at bat and that was the only hit he had.

Pick To Avoid For April 10th

Pedro Alvarez

Pedro Alvarez

could have a horrible game against

Travis Wood

Travis Wood

and the Cubs tonight. Alvarez has 31 hits for a .282 average in Wrigley Field in his career so far. Alvarez had 10 hits for a .263 average in Wrigley Field last season. Alvarez has 4 hits for a .500 average in Wrigley Field so far this season. Alvarez has 1 hit for a .067 average against Wood in his career so far. Alvarez had 0 hits in 8 at bats against Wood last season. Alvarez has 7 hits for a .233 average so far this season so he isn’t hitting well and I think that will continue tonight against Travis Wood and he will go hitless. Travis Wood is making his second start of the season for the Cubs and his first start against Pittsburgh today. Wood has given up 19 hits for a .216 BAA Pittsburgh at home in his career so far. Wood gave up 4 hits for a .182 BAA Pittsburgh in Wrigley last season. Wood has given up 6 hits for a .231 BAA in his first start against Philadelphia. Wood pitched well in his first start and he could pitch well again today and I think he will shut down Alvarez.

Current Record: 4-7-1- Escobar didn’t do anything against Guthrie last night.

My Pick(s) For April 10th

Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun

is a pick I like for tonight against

Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee

and Philadelphia. Braun has 33 hits for a .398 average in Citizens Bank Park in his career so far. Braun had 3 hits for a .250 average in Citizens Bank Park last season. Braun has 4 hits for a .444 average in Citizens Bank Park so far this season. Braun has 10 hits for a .435 average against Lee in his career so far. Braun had 2 hits for a .286 average against Lee last season. Braun has 7 hits for a .241 average so far this season. Braun hasn’t been hitting great but he does hit Lee and lefties and I think he will rake tonight. Cliff Lee is making his third start of the season for Philadelphia and his first start of the season against Milwaukee tonight. Lee has given up 27 hits for a .321 BAA Milwaukee at home in his career so far. Lee gave up 7 hits for a .241 BAA Milwaukee in Citizens Bank Park last season. Lee has given up 21 hits for a .375 BAA so far this season so he has gotten hit hard in both starts so far and I think the same will happen and I think Braun will get at least one hit.

Angel Pagan

Angel Pagan

could have another good game tonight against

Randall Delgado

Randall Delgado

and Arizona. Pagan has 34 hits for a .283 average against Arizona at home in his career so far. Pagan had 5 hits for a .185 average against Arizona in AT&T Park last season. Pagan has 5 hits for a .625 average against Arizona in AT&T Park so far this season. Pagan has 1 hit for a .333 average against Delgado in his career and last season so far. Pagan has 18 hits for a .462 average so far this season. Pagan has been raking so far and I think that will continue tonight and he is the second half of my Double Down. Randall Delgado is making his second start of the season for Arizona and his first start of the season against San Francisco tonight. Delgado has given up 3 hits for a .167 BAA in AT&T Park in his career and last season so far. Delgado has given up 11 hits for a .478 BAA so far this season so he has gotten hit hard so far and I think that he will give up at least one hit to Pagan tonight.

Current Record: 6-5- I had to wait until Cuddyer’s last at bat to get a hit but it was ok.

Double Down Record: 4-4Both of my picks came through when Goldschmidt hit another homer off of Lincecum.

Current Average: 17 for 69 for .246

Potential Picks For April 10th

Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton

could have a good game against Stephen Strasburg and Washington tonight. Stanton has 8 hits for a .381 average against Strasburg in his career so far. Stanton had 3 hits for a .375 average against Stanton last season. Stanton has 12 hits for a .324 average so far this season so he is hitting and I think he will continue his hot hitting against Strasburg tonight.

Brian Roberts

Brian Roberts

could have a good game tonight if he starts against Clay Buchholz and Boston. Roberts has 10 hits for a .400 average against Buchholz in his career so far. Roberts had 2 hits for a .667 average against Buchholz last season. Roberts has 4 hits for a .160 average so far this season so he isn’t hitting well but I think he will continue to hit Buchholz and get at least one hit tonight.

Jason Kipnis

Jason Kipnis

could continue his hot hitting against John Danks and the White Sox tonight. Kipnis has 5 hits for a .385 average against Danks in his career so far. Kipnis had 3 hits for a .600 average against Danks last season. Kipnis has 6 hits for a .194 average so far this season so he isn’t hitting great but he could get on track against Danks tonight.

My other potentials went 2-1-0 yesterday. Seager did start but he didn’t do anything against Richards and Anaheim. Good luck to all and hopefully we will keep our streaks going if we have them.

Back On Track

I got back on track in BTS thanks to Jayson Werth and Anthony Rendon coming through against Henderson Alvarez and the Miami Marlins. I had to wait for Rendon but he wound up with more hits than Werth so it was two very good picks. The current leaders are at 18 in BTS but it’s only a matter of time until they fall. Let’s do it.

Recap Of April 8th

Joey Votto- 2 for 2

Joey Votto- 2 for 2

Was a very good pick for all who had him. Was perfect on the night.

Miguel Cabrera-

Miguel Cabrera- 0 for 4

Miggy cost a lot of streaks since he is a popular pick but he didn’t come through at all.

Ryan Howard- 1 for 5

Ryan Howard- 1 for 5

Got a hit in his first at bat but that was all he did. Was my Sleeper Pick.

Matt Kemp-

Matt Kemp- 0 for 3

He didn’t do anything at all against Detroit and I had a feeling he wouldn’t. Is still hitless against Scherzer. Was my Pick To Avoid.

Anthony Rendon- 2 for 4

Anthony Rendon- 2 for 4

Had to wait til his 3rd at bat for his first hit but he continues to hit well and was the first half of my Double Down.

Jayson Werth- 1 for 3

Jayson Werth- 1 for 3

Was the second half of my Double Down and got a hit in his first at bat to continue his hot hitting. Was his only hit though.

Recommended Picks By MLB For April 9th

Paul Goldschmidt

Paul Goldschmidt

could have a very good game tonight against

Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum

and San Francisco. Goldschmidt has 30 hits for a .326 average in AT&T Park in his career so far. Goldschmidt had 10 hits for a .294 average in AT&”T Park last season. Goldschmidt has 1 hit for a .250 average in AT&T Park so far this season. Goldschmidt has 12 hits for a .522 average against Lincecum in his career so far. Goldschmidt had 2 hits for a .333 average against Lincecum last season. Goldschmidt has 2 hits for a .667 average against Lincecum so far this season. Goldschmidt has 15 hits for a .385 average so far this season. Goldschmidt has faced Lincecum already this season and I think he will hit him again tonight. Tim Lincecum is making his second start of the season and second start against Arizona. Lincecum has given up 66 hits for a .212 BAA Arizona in AT&T Park in his career so far. Lincecum gave up 9 hits for a .474 BAA Arizona in AT&T Park when he last faced them there in 2012. Lincecum has given up 8 hits for a .320 BAA so far this season which was against Arizona. Lincecum couldn’t handle Arizona last week and I think he will give up at least one hit to Goldschmidt again tonight.

Jacoby Ellsbury

Jacoby Ellsbury

could continue his hot start against

Miguel Gonzalez

Miguel Gonzalez

and Baltimore tonight. Ellsbury has 54 hits for a .344 average against Baltimore at home in his career so far. Ellsbury had 9 hits for a .360 average against Baltimore at home last season. Ellsbury has 5 hits for a .625 average against Baltimore in Yankee Stadium so far this season. Ellsbury has 3 hits for a .500 average against Gonzalez in his career so far. Ellsbury had 2 hits for a .667 average against Gonzalez last season. Ellsbury has 12 hits for a .414 average so far this season. Ellsbury has 12 hits for a .545 average during his current 5 game hitting streak. Ellsbury been smoking hot and I think that will continue against Gonzalez tonight. Miguel Gonzalez is making his second start of the season for Baltimore tonight and first against the Yankees. Gonzalez has given up 25 hits for a .227 BAA in Yankee Stadium in his career so far. Gonzalez gave up 15 hits for a .254 BAA in Yankee Stadium last season. Gonzalez has given up 9 hits for a .529 BAA in his first start against Detroit so he got rocked in his first start and I think he will get rocked again tonight and Ellsbury will get at least one hit.

Sleeper Pick For April 9th

Matt Holliday

Matt Holliday

could have a very good game today against

Mike Leake

Mike Leake

and Cincinnati. Holliday has 61 hits for a .333 average against Cincinnati at home in his career so far. Holliday had 8 hits for a .276 average against Cincinnati at home last season. Holliday has 2 hits for a .286 average against Cincinnati at Busch Stadium so far this season. Holliday has 10 hits for a .435 average against Leake in his career so far. Holliday had 4 hits for a .444 average against Leake last season. Holliday has 7 hits for a .226 average so far this season. Holliday hasn’t been hitting but he does hit Leake and I think he will get a hit off of Leake today. Mike Leake is making his second start of the season and first against St. Louis today. Leake has given up 7 hits for a .269 BAA in Busch Stadium in his career and last season so far. Leake has given up 5 hits for a .200 BAA so far this season. Leake has pitched well so far this season but I think he will give up a hit to Holliday today.

Current Record: 7-3- Howard got a hit in his first at bat but that was all he did. He would of been a good pick.

Pick To Avoid For April 8th

Yunel Escobar

Yunel Escobar

is somebody who I wouldn’t even look at for today against

Jeremy Guthrie

Jeremy Guthrie

and Kansas City. Escobar has 8 hits for a .186 average in Kauffman Stadium in his career so far. Escobar had 2 hits for a .222 average in Kauffman Stadium last season. Escobar has 0 hits in 6 at bats in Kauffman Stadium so far this season. Escobar has 3 hits for a .130 average against Guthrie in his career so far. Escobar had 0 hits in 4 at bats against Guthrie last season. Escobar has 5 hits for a .167 average so far this season. Escobar hasn’t been hitting well at all so far and facing Guthrie won’t be any better and I think he will go hitless yet again and go hitless for the 3 game series. Jeremy Guthrie is making his second start of the season and first against Tampa Bay today. Guthrie has given up 78 hits for a .291 BAA Tampa Bay at home in his career so far. Guthrie gave up 6 hits for a .300 BAA Tampa Bay in Kauffman Stadium last season. Guthrie has given up 7 hits for a .350 BAA so far this season so he hasn’t pitched well so far but I think he will shut down Escobar today.

Current Record: 3-7-1- Kemp didn’t do anything against Detroit at all. Still hitless against Scherzer.

My Picks For April 9th

Paul Goldschmidt

Paul Goldschmidt

is my second choice for the day since he plays in the last game of the night against

Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum

and San Francisco. For all stats see Recommended Picks above.

Michael Cuddyer

Michael Cuddyer

is my first choice for today since he plays in the afternoon against

Erik Johnson

Erik Johnson

and the White Sox. Cuddyer has 83 hits for a .317 average against the White Sox at home in his career so far. Cuddyer had 6 hits for a .273 average against the White Sox when he last faced them at home in 2011. Cuddyer has 3 hits for a .429 average against the White Sox in Coors Field so far this season. Cuddyer has never faced Erik Johnson in his career but he will today. Cuddyer has 16 hits for a .432 average so far this season and during his current 9 game hitting streak so he is hitting well and I think that will continue today. Erik Johnson is making his second start of the season for the White Sox and his first and only start of the season against Colorado today. Johnson has never pitched in Coors Field at all yet but he will today. Johnson has given up 10 hits for a .417 BAA Kansas City in his first start of the season so far and I think he will get smacked around in Colorado and Cuddyer will get at least one hit today if he plays a day game after a night game.

Current Record: 5-5- My picks came through which was a good thing.

Double Down Record: 3-4- Werth and Rendon both got hits which was a good thing.

Current Average: 15 for 62 for .242

Other Potentials For April 9th

Shin-Soo Choo

Shin-Soo Choo

is somebody I would look at for today against Jake Peavy and Boston. Choo has 9 hits for a .429 average against Peavy in his career so far. Choo had 4 hits for a .500 average against Peavy last season. Choo has 10 hits for a .345 average so far this season so he is hitting and I think he will get a hit off of Peavy today.

Kyle Seager

Kyle Seager

should play tonight against Garrett Richards and Anaheim and I think he will have a good game. Seager has 6 hits for a .462 average against Richards in his career so far. Seager had 4 hits for a .444 average against Richards last season. Seager has 2 hits for a .111 average so far this season so he isn’t hitting but I think he will play and get at least one hit off of Richards tonight.

Aaron Hill

Aaron Hill

is another hitter that could do well against Tim Lincecum and San Francisco tonight. Hill has 9 hits for a .529 average againt Lincecum in his career so far. Hill had 0 hits in 1 at bat against Lincecum last season. Hill has 2 hits for a .667 average against Lincecum so far this season. Hill has 10 hits for a .250 average so far this season. Hill hasn’t been hitting great but average and I think he will get at least one hit off of Lincecum since he had 2 hits against him last week.

Other Possibilities For April 9th- Jon Jay has 6 hits for a .333 average against Mike Leake in his career so far. Jay had 3 hits for a .500 average against Leake last season.

Brandon Phillips has 3 hits for a .375 average against Shelby Miller in his career so far. Phillips had 3 hits for a .500 average against Miller last season.

Matt Joyce has 13 hits for a .406 average against Jeremy Guthrie in his career so far. Joyce had 3 hits for a .600 average against Guthrie last season.

My other potentials went 2-1-0 yesterday. David Wright didn’t get a hit against Harang or the Braves. I am back on track and hopefully I can keep it going. Good luck to all today/tonight.

New Strategy Coming

I need a new strategy in order to win BTS or get a nice streak going. I might do 1 a day because that is the way to do it but I might look at the pitchers who have given up the most hits or teams and than make a smart pick based on that. I lost my streak yet again when Prince Fielder didn’t get a hit and I’m back at 0 yet again. Tomorrow is I think going to be the last day I do the Double Down. I can’t deal with the pressure of it. The current leaders are at 16 in BTS but they will fall because it has to happen. I can’t even hit 2 days in a row of Double Down but they have done it for more than 5 days in a row. It doesn’t make sense. You can’t make that many Double Down picks in a row. If I hit it tomorrow I am doing 1 a day no matter what. It’s a sprint and there is a long season to go. Let’s get to it.

Recap Of April 7th

Adrian Beltre- 1 for 4

Adrian Beltre- 1 for 4

He was a good pick since he did get a hit off of Lackey.

Michael Cuddyer- 1 for 3

Michael Cuddyer- 1 for 3

Was another good pick that was a Pick Of The Day.

Ben Zobrist- 2 for 4

Ben Zobrist- 2 for 4

He was a great pick. Hit a homer for 1 of his two hits. Was my Sleeper Pick and the second half of my Double Down.

Nelson Cruz

Nelson Cruz- 2 for 4

He did get both hits off of Kuroda and I thought he wouldn’t do anything. Was my Pick To Avoid.

Prince Fielder- 0 for 4

Prince Fielder- 0 for 4

Was disgusted with this. I thought he would squeeze a hit out against Lackey but he didn’t and he continues to struggle this year. Was the first half of my Double Down.

Recommended Picks By MLB For April 8th

Joey Votto

Joey Votto

could have a very good game tonight against

Lance Lynn

Lance Lynn

and St. Louis. Votto has 42 hits for a .296 average in Busch Stadium in his career so far. Votto had 9 hits for a .321 average in Busch Stadium last season. Votto has 0 hits in 3 at bats in Busch Stadium so far this season. Votto has 6 hits for a .429 average against Lynn in his career so far. Votto had 3 hits for a 1.000 average against Lynn last season. Votto has 6 hits for a .240 average so far this season. Votto has hit Lynn well and I think he will get a hit tonight but anything can happen and he could go hitless again since he isn’t hitting great right now overall. Lance Lynn is making his second start of the season for St. Louis tonight and he could shut Cincinnati down tonight. Lynn has given up 11 hits for a .208 BAA Cincinnati in Busch Stadium in his career so far. Lynn gave up 9 hits for a .200 BAA Cincinnati in Busch Stadium last season. Lynn has given up 8 hits for a .333 BAA so far this season and that was against Cincinnati last week. Lynn is probably going to get hit by Cincinnati again and I think he will give up at least one hit to Votto tonight.

Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera

could be a very good pick for tonight against

Dan Haren

Dan Haren

and the Dodgers. Miggy has 18 hits for a .290 average in Dodger Stadium in his career so far. Miggy had 2 hits for a .286 average in Dodger Stadium when he last played there in 2011. Miggy has 4 hits for a .211 average against Haren in his career so far. Miggy had 1 hit for a .333 average against Haren last season. Miggy has 7 hits for a .350 average so far this season so he is hitting but he could go hitless tonight against Haren since he doesn’t hit him well at all. Dan Haren is making his second start of the season for the Dodgers tonight. Haren has given up 38 hits for a .241 BAA Detroit at home in his career so far. Haren gave up 9 hits for a .333 BAA Detroit at home last season. Haren has given up 4 hits for a .182 BAA so far this season. Haren has pitched well so far and he could continue that tonight and shut down Miggy but I think Miggy will scrape a hit out tonight.

Sleeper Pick For April 8th

Ryan Howard

Ryan Howard

could have a good game in the Phillies home opener against

Kyle Lohse

Kyle Lohse

and Milwaukee today. Howard has 22 hits for a .275 average against Milwaukee in Citizens Bank Park in his career so far. Howard had 1 hit for a .125 average against Milwaukee in Citizens Bank Park last season. Howard has 10 hits for a .455 average against Lohse in his career so far. Howard had 1 hit for a .333 average against Lohse last season. Howard has 6 hits for a .240 average so far this season. Howard hasn’t hit great but he hits Lohse and I think he will get at least one hit today. Kyle Lohse is making his second start of the season today. Lohse has given up 60 hits for a .259 BAA in Citizens Bank Park in his career so far. Lohse gave up 4 hits for a .167 BAA in Citizens Bank Park when he last pitched there in 2012. Lohse has given up 5 hits for a .200 BAA so far this season. Lohse has pitched well so far this season but I think he will give up at least one hit to Howard today.

Current Record: 6-3- Zobrist had a good game against Vargas and I had a feeling he would.

Pick To Avoid For April 8th

Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp

is definitely somebody who I think will do nothing tonight against

Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer

and the Detroit Tigers. Kemp has 7 hits for a .333 average against Detroit in Dodger Stadium in his career so far. Kemp had 3 hits for a .333 average against Detroit in Dodger Stadium when he last faced them there in 2011. Kemp has 0 hits in 16 at bats against Scherzer in his career so far. Kemp had 0 hits in 3 at bats when he last faced Scherzer in 2011. Kemp has 3 hits for a .273 average so far this season. Kemp might not even start tonight but he might since he has been hitting but if he does he isn’t somebody I would even look at against Scherzer. Max Scherzer is making his second start of the season for Detroit tonight. Scherzer has given up 25 hits for a .255 BAA in Dodger Stadium in his career so far. Scherzer gave up 9 hits for a .333 BAA in Dodger Stadium when he last pitched there in 2011. Scherzer has given up 4 hits for a .154 BAA so far this season. Scherzer has pitched well so far and I think that will continue tonight against the Dodgers and Kemp won’t do anything at all if he even starts.

Current Record: 2-6-1- Cruz got 2 hits off of Kuroda and I thought he wouldn’t do anything at all.

My Pick(s) For April 8th

Anthony Rendon

Anthony Rendon

is one of my picks for tonight against

Henderson Alvarez

Henderson Alvarez

and Miami. Rendon has 4 hits for a .250 average against Miami in Nationals Park in his career and last season so far. Rendon has 2 hits for a .333 average against Alvarez in his career and last season so far. Rendon has 9 hits for a .391 average so far this season. Rendon has hit well so far and he has been starting with Zimmerman injured and I think he will have a good game tonight against Alvarez.

Jayson Werth

Jayson Werth

is my second pick for tonight against

Henderson Alvarez

Henderson Alvarez

and Miami. Werth has 45 hits for a .280 average against Miami at home in his career so far. Werth had 9 hits for a .237 average in Nationals Park against Miami last season. Werth has 1 hit for a .167 average against Alvarez in his career and last season so far. Werth has 9 hits for a .381 average so far this season. Werth has been hitting and I think he will get at least one hit off of Alvarez tonight. Henderson Alvarez is making his second start of the season tonight. Alvarez has given up 10 hits for a .345 BAA in Nationals Park in his career and last season so far. Alvarez has given up 7 hits for a .438 BAA so far this season. Alvarez got rocked in his first start and I think he will get rocked again tonight and Rendon and Werth will continue to hit.

Current Record: 4-5- Zobrist had a great game but Fielder didn’t do anything at all.

Double Down Record: 2-4- Zobrist did well and Fielder did nothing which sucked.

Current Average: 12 for 55 for .218

Other Potentials For April 8th

Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun

could be a very good choice for today against Kyle Kendrick and Philadelphia. Braun has 7 hits for a .438 average against Kendrick in his career so far. Braun had 2 hits for a .667 average against Kendrick last season. Braun has 3 hits for a .150 average so far this season so he hasn’t been hitting but he could get back on track today against Kendrick.

Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper

is another solid pick that could hit against Henderson Alvarez and Miami. Harper has 5 hits for a .500 average against Alvarez in his career so far. Harper had 3 hits for a .429 average against Alvarez last season. Harper has 3 hits for a .143 average so far this season so he isn’t hitting at all but he could come through tonight.

David Wright

David Wright

could do well against Aaron Harang and Atlanta. Wright has 11 hits for a .524 average against Harang in his career so far. Wright had 1 hit for a .333 average when he last faced Harang in 2012. Wright has 5 hits for a .238 average so far this season. Wright hasn’t been hitting great at all and I think he will get at least one hit off of Harang tonight.

Other Possibilities for April 8th- Angel Pagan has 8 hits for a .381 average against Trevor Cahill in his career so far. Pagan has 1 hit for a .333 average against Cahill so far this season.

Gerardo Parra has 5 hits for a .455 average against Tim Hudson in his career so far. Parra has 2 hits for a .667 average against Hudson so far this season.

Andrew McCutchen has 8 hits for a .381 average against Edwin Jackson in his career so far. McCutchen has 0 hit in 1 at bat against Jackson so far this season.

Matt Carpenter has 11 hits for a .579 average against Homer Bailey in his career so far. Carpenter has 1 hit for a .333 average against Bailey so far this season.

Jay Bruce has 7 hits for a .438 average against Lance Lynn in his career so far. Bruce has 1 hit for a .500 average against Lynn so far this season.

My other potentials went 1-1-0 yesterday. Votto didn’t do anything at all. Good luck to all and hopefully I will get back on track.

That Was Close

That was a close call yesterday for BTS. Carlos Gonzalez got a hit in his last at bat and I am finally back on the board in BTS. The current leaders are at 14 in BTS but they will fall in time. I’m hoping to just get a nice streak going and I think I will get going now in BTS but we will see. Let’s do it.

Recap Of April 6th

Allen Craig- 0 for 3

Allen Craig- 0 for 3

He didn’t do anything and he continues to struggle this season right now.

Miguel Cabrera- 1 for 4

Miguel Cabrera- 1 for 4

He is hitting again and he did get a hit yesterday. Was a popular pick yesterday.

Carlos Gonzalez- 1 for 4

Carlos Gonzalez- 1 for 4

He got a hit in his last at bat and I was good. Was the second half of my Double Down and my Sleeper Pick.

Jose Bautista- 1 for 4

Jose Bautista- 1 for 4

He got his hit off of Sabathia who he struggled against and I was surprised he did. Was my Pick To Avoid.

Paul Goldschmidt- 2 for 4

Paul Goldschmidt- 2 for 4

He got hits in his first two at bats but I was waiting on Gonzalez. Was the first half of my Double Down.

Recommended Picks By MLB For April 7th

Adrian Beltre

Adrian Beltre

could have a very good game tonight against

John Lackey

John Lackey

and Boston. Beltre has 109 hits for a .288 average at Fenway Park in his career so far. Beltre had 4 hits for a .500 average in Fenway Park last season. Beltre has 13 hits for a .213 average against Lackey in his career so far so he might not be the best pick for tonight. Beltre had 2 hits for a .400 average against Lackey last season. Beltre has 5 hits for a .238 average so far this season. Beltre hasn’t been hitting and he can’t hit Lackey so he might not be the best choice for tonight. John Lackey is making his second start of the season for Boston tonight. Lackey has given up 121 hits for a .280 BAA Texas at home in his career so far. Lackey gave up 5 hits for a .217 BAA Texas at Fenway Park last season. Lackey has given up 3 hits for a .143 BAA so far this season so he has pitched well and I think he could shut down Beltre tonight.

Michael Cuddyer

Michael Cuddyer

could have a good game tonight against

Felipe Paulino

Felipe Paulino

and the White Sox tonight. Cuddyer has 80 hits for a .314 average against the White Sox at home in his career so far. Cuddyer had 6 hits for a .273 average against the White Sox at home when he last played them in 2011. Cuddyer has 2 hits for a .333 average against Paulino in his career and when he last faced him in 2011. Cuddyer has 13 hits for a .433 average so far this season so he is hitting and I think that will continue tonight. Felipe Paulino is making his 2nd start of the season for the White Sox tonight. Paulino has given up 26 hits for a .347 BAA in Coors Field in his career so far. Paulino gave up 11 hits for a .423 BAA in Coors Field when he last pitched there in 2011. Paulino has given up 7 hits for a .292 BAA so far this season. Paulino doesn’t pitch well in Coors at all and I think that will continue and I think he will give up at least one hit to Cuddyer tonight.

Sleeper Pick For April 7th

Ben Zobrist

Ben Zobrist

could have a very good game tonight against

Jason Vargas

Jason Vargas

and Kansas City. Zobrist has 21 hits for a .339 average in Kauffman Stadium in his career so far. Zobrist had 3 hits for a .231 average in Kauffman Stadium last season. Zobrist has 9 hits for a .409 average against Vargas in his career so far. Zobrist had 2 hits for a .667 average against Vargas last season. Zobrist has 6 hits for a .250 average so far this season so he is hitting and I think he will get at least one hit off of Vargas tonight. Jason Vargas is making his second start of the season for Kansas City tonight. Vargas has given up 27 hits for a .260 BAA Tampa Bay at home in his career so far. Vargas gave up 10 hits for a .476 BAA Tampa Bay at home last season. Vargas has given up 5 hits for a .200 BAA so far this season so he has pitched well but I think he will give up at least one hit to Zobrist tonight.

Current Record: 5-3- CarGo got a hit in his last at bat but it works the same way.

Pick To Avoid For April 7th

Nelson Cruz

Nelson Cruz

is somebody who I would avoid for today against

Hiroki Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda

and the Yankees. Cruz has 11 hits for a .159 average in Yankee Stadium in his career so far. Cruz had 2 hits for a .182 average in Yankee Stadium last season. Cruz has 1 hit for a .071 average against Kuroda in his career so far. Cruz had 0 hits in 5 at bats against Kuroda last season. Cruz has 4 hits for a .200 average so far this season so he isn’t hitting well at all and I think he will struggle against Kuroda today. Hiroki Kuroda is making his second start of the season for the Yankees today. Kuroda has given up 20 hits for a .185 BAA Baltimore at home in his career so far. Kuroda gave up 8 hits for a .143 BAA Baltimore in Yankee Stadium last season. Kuroda has given up 3 hits for a .143 BAA so far this season. Kuroda has pitched well but he lost his first game since the Yankees didn’t hit but they are starting to hit and I think Kuroda will shut down Cruz today.

Current Record: 2-5-1- Bautista did get a hit off of Sabathia yesterday so I was good.

My Pick(s) For April 7th

Ben Zobrist

Ben Zobrist

is my first choice for tonight against

Jason Vargas

Jason Vargas

and Kansas City. For all stats see Sleeper Pick above.

Prince Fielder

Prince Fielder

is my second choice for tonight against

John Lackey

John Lackey

and Boston. Fielder has 21 hits for a .368 average in Fenway Park in his career so far. Fielder had 4 hits for a .400 average in Fenway Park last season. Fielder has 4 hits for a .444 average against Lackey in his career so far. Fielder had 2 hits for a .333 average against Lackey last season. Fielder has 4 hits for a .167 average so far this season. He isn’t hitting well but I think he will break out against Lackey tonight. For Lackey’s stats see Beltre in Recommended Picks above.

Current Record: 4-4- I had to wait until CarGo’s last at bat but he did come through.

Double Down Record: 2-3- I still can’t figure out how people do it everyday and hit it. But I did hit it yesterday.

Current Average: 10 for 47 for .213

Other Potentials For April 7th

Matt Wieters

Matt Wieters

could have a good game against Kuroda today. Wieters has 6 hits for a .400 average against Kuroda in his career so far. Wieters had 4 hits for a .444 average against Kuroda last season. Wieters has 7 hits for a .368 average so far this season.

Joey Votto

Joey Votto

could do well against Michael Wacha and St. Louis in Busch Stadium today. Votto has 4 hits for a .571 average against Wacha in his career so far. Votto had 2 hits for a .667 average against Wacha last season. Votto has 6 hits for a .273 average so far this season.

Ryan Braun and Ryan Howard were good picks as well but they got rained out last night in Philadelphia. My other potentials went 1-2-1 yesterday. Only person who got a hit was Aybar and hopefully I will do well tonight. Good luck to all today.

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