Looking Up Right Now

Things are finally looking up for myself in BTS after Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki both got hits last night against Madison Bumgarner. I am hoping to keep this run going and today I do 1 a day every single day and just hope for the best is all I can do. The current leader in BTS is at 34 after Bruce and Andrus came through for them last night but they will lose their streak soon. It has to happen and it will in time. Let’s do it.

Recap Of April 22nd

Ryan Braun-

Ryan Braun- 0 for 5

Braun was a popular pick and he didn’t do anything. Was a surprise he didn’t get a hit off of Kennedy.

Paul Goldschmidt-

Paul Goldschmidt- 1 for 4

Got a hit in his last at bat but it’s all the same. Came through for all that had him.

Daniel Murphy- 1 for 4

Daniel Murphy- 1 for 4

Continues to hit Wainwright well and came through against him again. Was my Sleeper Pick.

Nick Swisher- 2 for 4

Nick Swisher- 2 for 4

Did get a hit against Shields and I thought he wouldn’t. Was my Pick To Avoid.

Carlos Gonzalez-

Carlos Gonzalez- 1 for 4

Had an infield single in his first at bat but it works and was the first half of my Double Down.

Troy Tulowitzki-

Troy Tulowitzki- 1 for 4

Homer in his second at bat and I was good for the night. Was the second half of my Double Down.

Recommended Picks By MLB For April 23rd

Joey Votto

Joey Votto

could have a good game tonight against

Charlie Morton

Charlie Morton

and Pittsburgh. Votto has 57 hits for a .333 average in PNC Park in his career so far. Votto had 8 hits for a .276 average in PNC Park last season. Votto has 1 hit for a .111 average in PNC Park so far this season. Votto has 8 hits for a .276 average against Morton in his career so far. Votto had 2 hits for a .667 average against Morton last season. Votto has 21 hits for a .288 average so far this season. Votto isn’t hitting well on the road at all so I would be careful with him tonight and he might go hitless. Charlie Morton is making his 5th start of the season for Pittsburgh and his first start of the season against Cincinnati tonight. Morton has given up 42 hits for a .282 BAA Cincinnati at home in his career so far. Morton gave up 13 hits for a .333 BAA Cincinnati in PNC Park in 2012. Morton has given up 26 hits for a .274 BAA so far this season. Morton hasn’t pitched great this season but he could shut down Votto tonight.

Evan Longoria

Evan Longoria

is looking like he could be a good pick for tonight against

Mike Pelfrey

Mike Pelfrey

and Minnesota. Longoria has 19 hits for a .279 average against Minnesota at home in his career so far. Longoria had 3 hits for a .188 average against Minnesota in Tropicana Field last season. Longoria has 1 hit for a .333 average against Minnesota in Tropicana Field so far this season. Longoria has 3 hits for a .500 average against Pelfrey in his career so far. Longoria had 1 hit for a .333 average Pelfrey last season. Longoria has 24 hits for a .324 average so far this season. Longoria has been hitting great at home so far this season and he does hit Pelfrey and I think he will get at least one hit off of him tonight. Mike Pelfrey is making his 4th start of the season for Minnesota and his first start of the season against Tampa Bay tonight. Pelfrey has given up 8 hits for a .320 BAA in Tropicana Field in his career and last season so far. Pelfrey has given up 16 hits for a .281 BAA so far this season. Pelfrey has been getting hit by righties this season and I think Longoria will get at least one hit off of him tonight.

Sleeper Pick For April 23rd

Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval

is a pick I like that could have a very good game today against

Tyler Chatwood

Tyler Chatwood

and Colorado. Sandoval has 39 hits for a .241 average in Coors Field in his career so far. Sandoval had 8 hits for a .195 average in Coors Field last season. Sandoval has 1 hit for a .143 average in Coors Field so far this season. Sandoval has 5 hits for a .417 average against Chatwood in his career so far. Sandoval had 1 hit for a .167 average against Chatwood last season. Sandoval has 2 hits for a .667 average against Chatwood so far this season. Sandoval has 13 hits for a .169 average so far this season. Sandoval hasn’t been hitting well at all this season but he has hit Chatwood already this season and I think he will get at least one hit off of him today as well. Tyler Chatwood is making his 3rd start of the season for Colorado and his second start of the season against San Francisco today. Chatwood has given up 11 hits for a .244 BAA San Francisco at home in his career so far. Chatwood gave up 7 hits for a .318 BAA San Francisco in Coors Field last season. Chatwood has given up 8 hits for a .174 BAA so far this season. Chatwood has given up 6 hits for a .273 BAA San Francisco so far this season. Chatwood has been pitching great so far this season and that could continue but I think he will give up at least one hit to Sandoval today.

Current Record: 17-6-1- Murphy did get a hit off of Wainwright even though Wainwright pitched a great game.

Pick To Avoid For April 23rd

Denard Span

Denard Span

is a pick that I wouldn’t even look at for tonight against

Jered Weaver

Jered Weaver

and Anaheim. I would put Carlos Gonzalez here against Matt Cain but last time he faced Cain this season he was on here so mixing it up a little bit. Span has 19 hits for a .328 average against Anaheim at home in his career so far. Span has 0 hits in 7 at bats against Anaheim in Nationals Park so far this season. Span has 2 hits for a .091 average against Weaver in his career so far. Span had 0 hits in 9 at bats when he last faced Weaver in 2012. Span has 11 hits for a .208 average so far this season. Span hasn’t been hitting at all and he hasn’t hit Span well and I think that will continue tonight. Jered Weaver is making his 5th start of the season for Anaheim and his first and only start of the season against Washington tonight. Weaver has never faced Washington in his career and I think he will pitch well tonight. Weaver has given up 130 hits for a .210 BAA in Interleague Play in his career so far. Weaver gave up 31 hits for a .215 BAA in Interleague Play last season. Weaver has given up 3 hits for a .143 BAA in Interleague Play so far this season. Weaver has given up 17 hits for a .195 BAA so far this season. Weaver has pitched great so far this season and I think that will continue and he will shut down Span tonight.

Current Record: 8-13-4- Swisher had 2 hits last night and I thought he wouldn’t do anything against Shields at all.

My Pick(s) For April 23rd

Jacoby Ellsbury

Jacoby Ellsbury

is going to be either one of my picks or my only pick. I haven’t decided yet but I will know the closer I get to lock time. I think he will have a good game tonight against

John Lackey

John Lackey

and Boston. Ellsbury had a successful return to Boston last night and had 2 hits and I think he will get at least one hit tonight as well. Ellsbury has 2 hits for a .400 average against Boston in Fenway Park in his career and this season so far. Ellsbury has 25 hits for a .342 average so far this season. Ellsbury has 4 hits for a .308 average against Lackey in his career so far. Ellsbury has 2 hits for a .667 average against Lackey so far this season.  Ellsbury has been hitting well this season and I think that will continue tonight against Lackey. John Lackey is making his 5th start of the season for Boston and his second start of the season against the Yankees tonight. Lackey has given up 107 hits for a .272 BAA the Yankees at home in his career so far. Lackey gave up 23 hits for a .303 BAA the Yankees in Fenway Park last season. Lackey has given up 28 hits for a .292 BAA so far this season. Lackey has given up 10 hits for a .385 BAA the Yankees so far this season. Lackey got spanked around by the Yankees when he faced them last week and I think the same is going to happen tonight and he will give up at least one hit to Ellsbury tonight.

Carlos Beltran

Carlos Beltran

is either my second pick or I will switch him with Longoria or I won’t have a second pick for tonight. I haven’t decided yet but we will see the closer it gets to lock time. I think he will continue to hit against

John Lackey

John Lackey

and Boston tonight. Beltran has 35 hits for a .330 average in Fenway Park in his career so far. Beltran had 3 hits for a .250 average in Fenway Park when he last played there in 2009. Beltran has 2 hits for a .500 average in Fenway Park so far this season. Beltran has 2 hits for a .167 average against Lackey in his career so far. Beltran has 2 hits for a .667 average against Lackey so far this season. Beltran has 21 hits for a .296 average so far this season. Beltran hasn’t been hitting well on the road so far this season but I think he will get at least one hit off of Lackey tonight and he might be my second pick or Longoria.

Current Record: 12-12- Had a good night yesterday with both Rockies getting hits who I picked.

Double Down Record: 10-11- Tulo and Gonzalez had a hit by their second at bats.

Current Average: 45 for 171 for .263

Other Potentials For April 23rd

Brandon Crawford

Brandon Crawford

should start and I think he will have a good game today against Tyler Chatwood and Colorado. Crawford has 5 hits for a .417 average against Chatwood in his career so far. Crawford has 0 hits in 1 at bat against Chatwood so far this season. Crawford has 15 hits for a .263 average so far this season. Crawford should play and if he does I think he will get a hit off of Chatwood today.

Asdrubal Cabrera

Asdrubal Cabrera

could have a good game tonight against Jason Vargas and Kansas City. Cabrera has 5 hits for a .500 average against Vargas in his career so far. Cabrera had 2 hits for a .400 average against Vargas when he last faced him in 2011. Cabrera has 15 hits for a .205 average so far this season. Cabrera hasn’t been hitting well at all so far but I think he will get a hit off of Vargas tonight.

Garrett Jones

Garrett Jones

could have a good game today against Aaron Harang and Atlanta and he could have the only hit of the game against him today. Jones has 6 hits for a .462 average against Harang in his career so far. Jones had 0 hits in 3 at bats against Harang last season. Jones has 18 hits for a .234 average so far this season. Jones hasn’t been hitting but he does hit Harang and he could have the only hit today if Harang continues to pitch well.

Ben Revere

Ben Revere

could do well tonight against Zack Greinke and the Dodgers. Revere has 6 hits for a .429 average against Greinke in his career so far. Revere had 2 hits for a .500 average against Greinke last season. Revere has 21 hits for a .300 average so far this season. Revere rakes against Greinke and he is hitting this season and I think he will get at least one hit off of Greinke tonight.

My other potentials went 0-2-0 yesterday. I only had 2 and both went hitless. Good luck to all and I might not pick 2 today but if I do Ellsbury will at least be my only pick for tonight. Will see later when game gets closer to lock time.

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

Today Is The Last Day

Today is the last day I am doing Double Down because now it might be easier to get something going but we will see how that goes. I had a great day yesterday. I didn’t wait and I went with the first game of the day for both hitters and it paid off big time. Both were good in their second plate appearances and I was done for the day. I could do Double Down after today but we will see what happens. The current leader is at 32 after the old leader lost his streak with Tulo who was 0 for 10 against Vogelsong. The leaderboard got killed last night and that was a good thing. Let’s do it.

Recap Of April 21st

Freddie Freeman-

Freddie Freeman- 0 for 5

He didn’t do anything at all against Koehler or Miami. He was a popular pick and cost some streaks on the leaderboard.

Chase Utley-

Chase Utley- 1 for 5

Did get a hit off of Maholm and was a good pick for those that had him.

Dustin Pedroia- 2 for 3

Dustin Pedroia- 2 for 3

Hit 2 doubles and continues to hit Chen. Was a good pick and my Sleeper Pick.

Matt Kemp-

Matt Kemp- 1 for 3

Kemp did get a hit off of Lee which was a surprise. Was my Pick To Avoid.

David Ortiz- 1 for 3

David Ortiz- 1 for 3

Got a hit in his second plate appearance but first official at bat off of Chen and I was good. Faces the shift on every at bat and still hits. Was the first half of my Double Down.

Nelson Cruz- 1 for 3

Nelson Cruz- 1 for 3

Got a hit in his second at bat and was the second half of my Double Down. Continues to hit Clay Buchholz well.

Recommended Picks By MLB For April 22nd

Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun

could have a great game tonight against

Ian Kennedy

Ian Kennedy

and San Diego. Braun has 28 hits for a .318 average against San Diego at home in his career so far. Braun has 1 hit for a .500 average against San Diego in Miller Park so far this season. Braun has 4 hits for a .333 average against Kennedy in his career so far. Braun had 2 hits for a .333 average when he last faced Kennedy in 2012. Braun has 22 hits for a .306 average so far this season. Ian Kennedy is making his 5th start of the season for San Diego and his first start of the season against Milwaukee tonight. Kennedy has given up 18 hits for a .250 BAA in Miller Park in his career so far. Kennedy gave up 7 hits for a .304 BAA in Miller Park last season. Kennedy has given up 20 hits for a .222 BAA so far this season. Kennedy has pitched well on the road so far this season so I think it will be a low scoring game and I also think that Braun will get a hit off of Kennedy tonight.

Paul Goldschmidt

Paul Goldschmidt

could continue his hot hitting tonight against

Jason Hammel

Jason Hammel

and the Cubs. Goldschmidt has 10 hits for a .370 average in Wrigley Field in his career so far. Goldschmidt had 4 hits for a .333 average in Wrigley Field last season. Goldschmidt has 3 hits for a .750 average in Wrigley Field so far this season. Goldschmidt has 1 hit for a .333 average against Hammel in his career and the only time he faced him in 2011 so far. Goldschmidt has 29 hits for a .333 average so far this season. Goldschmidt has been having a good year so far and he hits in Wrigley and I think he will get at least one hit off of Hammel tonight. Jason Hammel is making his 4th start of the season for the Cubs and his first start of the season against Arizona tonight. Hammel has given up 29 hits for a .185 BAA Arizona at home in his career so far. Hammel gave up 11 hits for a .212 BAA Arizona when he last faced them at home in 2011. Hammel has given up 10 hits for a .143 BAA so far this season. Hammel is pitching well this season and I think that will continue but he will give up at least 1 hit to Goldschmidt tonight.

Sleeper Pick For April 22nd

Daniel Murphy

Daniel Murphy

could have a good game tonight against

Adam Wainwright

Adam Wainwright

and St. Louis. Murphy has 16 hits for a .254 average against St. Louis at home in his career so far. Murphy had 2 hits for a .182 average against St. Louis in Citi Field last season. Murphy has 1 hit for a .333 average against St. Louis in Citi Field so far this season. Murphy has 6 hits for a .545 average against Wainwright in his career so far. Murphy had 3 hits for a .600 average against Wainwright last season. Murphy has 22 hits for a .293 average so far this season. Murphy has been hitting so far and he rakes against Wainwright and I think he will get a hit off of him tonight and he will surprise. Adam Wainwright is making his 5th start of the season for St. Louis and his first start of the season against the Mets tonight. Wainwright has given up 16 hits for a .235 BAA in Citi Field in his career so far. Wainwright gave up 4 hits for a .160 BAA in Citi Field last season. Wainwright has given up 17 hits for a .163 BAA so far this season. Wainwright is pitching lights out so far this season but I think Murphy will get a hit off of him tonight.

Current Record: 16-6-1- Pedroia came through against Chen like he always does when he faces Chen.

Pick To Avoid For April 22nd

Nick Swisher

Nick Swisher

is a pick that I would not choose for tonight against

James Shields

James Shields

and Kansas City. Swisher has 33 hits for a .237 average against Kansas City at home in his career so far. Swisher had 2 hits for a .111 average against Kansas City in Progressive Field last season. Swisher has 2 hits for a .500 average against Kansas City in Progressive Field so far this season. Swisher has 9 hits for a .180 average against Shields in his career so far. Swisher had 1 hit for a .200 average against Shields last season. Swisher has 15 hits for a .197 average so far this season. Swisher can’t hit against Shields and I think the same will happen tonight. James Shields is making his 5th start of the season for Kansas City and his first start of the season against Cleveland tonight. Shields has given up 48 hits for a .264 BAA in Progressive Field in his career so far. Shields gave up 15 hits for a .208 BAA in Progressive Field last season. Shields has 20 hits for a .202 BAA so far this season. Shields has pitched well so far this season and I think he will shut down Swisher tonight.

Current Record: 8-12-4- Kemp did get a hit in his first at bat against Lee last night.

My Pick(s) For April 22nd

Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez

is my first choice for tonight against

Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner

and San Francisco. Gonzalez has 35 hits for a .241 average against San Francisco in Coors Field in his career so far. Gonzalez had 7 hits for a .292 average against San Francisco in Coors Field last season. Gonzalez has 0 hits in 4 at bats against San Francisco in Coors Field so far this season. Gonzalez has 12 hits for a .364 average against Bumgarner in his career so far. Gonzalez had 3 hits for a .375 average against Bumgarner last season. Gonzalez has 1 hit for a .333 average against Bumgarner so far this season. Gonzalez has 20 hits for a .267 average so far this season. Gonzalez hasn’t been hitting great lately but I think he will get at least one hit against Bumgarner tonight.

Troy Tulowitzki

Troy Tulowitzki

is my second choice for tonight against

Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner

and San Francisco. Tulowitzki has 51 hits for a .313 average against San Francisco in Coors Field in his career so far. Tulowitzki had 11 hits for a .440 average against San Francisco in Coors Field last season. Tulowitzki has 0 hits in 2 at bats against San Francisco in Coors Field so far this season. Tulowitzki has 6 hits for a .333 average against Bumgarner in his career so far. Tulowitzki had 2 hits for a .250 average against Bumgarner last season. Tulowitzki has 22 hits for a .379 average so far this season. Tulowitzki has been raking at home so far this season and last night was a blip and I think he will get at least one hit off of Bumgarner tonight. Madison Bumgarner is making his 5th start of the season for San Francisco and his 2nd start of the season against Colorado tonight. Bumgarner has given up 61 hits for a .282 BAA in Coors Field in his career so far. Bumgarner gave up 17 hits for a .243 BAA in Coors Field last season. Bumgarner has given up 29 hits for a .326 BAA so far this season. Bumgarner has given up 9 hits for a .360 BAA Colorado so far this season. Bumgarner has given up a lot of hits this season and I think he will get rocked in Colorado and Tulowitzki and Gonzalez will each have a hit.

Current Record: 11-12- I was done early yesterday which was a good thing.

Double Down Record: 9-11- Ortiz and Cruz had their hits by their second plate appearances.

Current Average: 43 for 163 for .264

Other Potentials For April 22nd

Allen Craig

Allen Craig

is a pick I would look at for tonight against Dillon Gee and the Mets. Craig has 4 hits for a .500 average against Gee in his career so far. Craig had 3 hits for a .500 average against Gee last season. Craig has 14 hits for a .197 average so far this season. Craig isn’t hitting but he does hit Gee and I think he will get a hit tonight.

Will Venable

Will Venable

is another pick that could do well tonight against Yovani Gallardo and Milwaukee. Venable has 7 hits for a .467 average against Gallardo in his career so far. Venable had 3 hits for a .600 average against Gallardo last season. Venable has 15 hits for a .224 average so far this season. Venable isn’t hitting well but I think he will get a hit off of Gallardo tonight.

My other potentials went 3-1-1 yesterday. Cuddyer was placed on the DL and Hanley went hitless. Good luck to all and Wright might be another good pick for tonight against Wainwright since he is on a hitting streak and he does hit well against Wainwright.

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

Finally Off The Snide

I am finally off the snide in BTS after 5 days. It took me the whole week to get my streak back after Melky Cabrera and Joey Votto both got hits. I am back on the board and after these next 2 days I am done with BTS. I could do 1 today but we will see. Today is Patriot’s Day in Boston which means the annual 11 AM start time for the Red Sox game. The current leader is at 35 after they went with Carlos Gonzalez. They will fall though in a matter of time. Let’s do it.

Recap Of April 20th

Joey Votto- 1 for 4

Joey Votto- 1 for 4

Votto got a hit in his second official at bat and his third plate appearance. He was the second half of my Double Down.

Freddie Freeman- 1 for 5

Freddie Freeman- 1 for 5

He did get a hit and he was a popular pick and came through for all that had him.

Carlos Santana- 0 for 3

Carlos Santana- 0 for 3

Didn’t do anything against Brandon Morrow. Was my Sleeper Pick.

Yonder Alonso-

Yonder Alonso- 0 for 1

Didn’t start the game but did pinch hit and didn’t do anything. Was my Pick To Avoid.

Melky Cabrera- 2 for 4

Melky Cabrera- 2 for 4

Melky hit well in Cleveland and he had another 2 hits. Was the first half of my Double Down.

Recommended Picks By MLB For April 21st

Freddie Freeman

Freddie Freeman

could have a very good game tonight against

Tom Koehler

Tom Koehler

and Miami. Freeman has 41 hits for a .304 average against Miami at home in his career so far. Freeman had 12 hits for a .387 average against Miami in Turner Field last season. Freeman has 4 hits for a .667 average against Koehler in his career so far. Freeman had 4 hits for a .800 average against Koehler last season. Freeman has 27 hits for a .397 average so far this season. Freeman has been hitting and he hits Koehler and I think he will get at least one hit tonight. Tom Koehler is making his 4th start of the season for Miami and his first start of the season against Atlanta tonight. Koehler has given up 6 hits for a .261 BAA in Turner Field in his career so far. Koehler gave up 6 hits for a .300 BAA in Turner Field last season. Koehler has given up 13 hits for a .194 BAA so far this season. Koehler has pitched well this season but I think he will give up at least one hit to Freeman tonight.

Chase Utley

Chase Utley

could have a good game and continue his hot hitting tonight against

Paul Maholm

Paul Maholm

and the Dodgers. Utley has 45 hits for a .328 average in Dodger Stadium in his career so far. Utley had 8 hits for a .471 average in Dodger Stadium last season. Utley has 9 hits for a .333 average against Maholm in his career so far. Utley had 3 hits for a .333 average against Maholm last season. Utley has 26 hits for a .406 average so far this season. Utley has been hitting and he does hit on the road and I think he will get at least one hit tonight. Paul Maholm is making his 3rd start of the season for the Dodgers and his first start of the season against Philadelphia. Maholm has given up 45 hits for a .281 BAA Philadelphia at home in his career so far. Maholm gave up 6 hits for a .261 BAA Philadelphia at home last season. Maholm has given up 14 hits for a .286 BAA so far this season. Maholm has been getting hit so far this season and I think he will give up at least one hit to Utley tonight.

Sleeper Pick For April 21st

Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia

is a pick that could do well today against

Wei-Yin Chen

Wei-Yin Chen

and Baltimore. Pedroia might be picked a lot and he should be against Chen. Pedroia has 87 hits for a .357 average against Baltimore at home in his career. Pedroia had 11 hits for a .324 average against Baltimore in Fenway Park last season. Pedroia has 5 hits for a .417 average against Baltimore in Fenway Park so far this season. Pedroia has 11 hits for a .500 average in his career so far. Pedroia had 0 hits in 3 at bats against Chen so far this season. Pedroia has 20 hits for a .260 average so far this season. Pedroia rakes against Chen but he didn’t do anything against him earlier this season but I think he will get a hit off of him today. Wei-Yin Chen is making his 4th start of the season for Baltimore and his second start of the season against Boston today. Chen has given up 36 hits for a .324 BAA in Fenway Park in his career so far. Chen gave up 24 hits for a .369 BAA in Fenway Park last season. Chen has given up 26 hits for a .351 BAA so far this season. Chen gave up 12 hits for a .444 BAA Boston when he last faced them on April 3rd. Chen gave up a lot of hits to Boston when he first faced them but Pedroia didn’t do anything but I think he will give up at least one hit to Pedroia today.

Current Record: 15-6-1- Santana didn’t do anything against Morrow at all and I thought he would.

Pick To Avoid For April 21st

Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp

is a pick that I wouldn’t even touch for tonight. He might not even start against

Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee

and Philadelphia. Kemp has 33 hits for a .303 average against Philadelphia at home in his career so far. Kemp had 4 hits for a .286 average against Philadelphia in Dodger Stadium last season. Kemp has 1 hit for a .067 average against Lee in his career so far. Kemp had 0 hits in 2 at bats against Lee last season. Kemp has 9 hits for a .205 average so far this season. Kemp hasn’t been hitting well at all so far this season and I think he will go hitless against Lee tonight if he even starts. Cliff Lee is making his 5th start of the season for Philadelphia and his first start of the season against the Dodgers tonight. Lee has given up 16 hits for a .154 BAA in Dodger Stadium in his career so far. Lee gave up 4 hits for a .167 BAA in Dodger Stadium last season. Lee has given up 40 hits for a .342 BAA so far this season. Lee has given up the most hits so far this season but he does pitch well in Dodger Stadium and I think he will shut down Kemp if Kemp does play.

Current Record: 8-11-4- Alonso didn’t start but he did pinch hit and he made an out which was a good thing.

My Pick(s) For April 21st

David Ortiz

David Ortiz

is my second choice for today against

Wei-Yin Chen

Wei-Yin Chen

and Baltimore. Ortiz has 97 hits for a .240 average against Baltimore in Fenway Park in his career so far. Ortiz had 2 hits for a .083 average against Baltimore in Fenway Park last season. Ortiz has 4 hits for a .500 average against Baltimore in Fenway Park so far this season. Ortiz has 5 hits for a .385 average against Chen in his career so far. Ortiz has 3 hits for a 1.000 average against Chen so far this season. Ortiz has 18 hits for a .254 average so far this season. Ortiz hit Chen when he faced him earlier this season and he hits lefties and I think he will get at least one hit today. For Chen’s stats see Sleeper Pick above.

Nelson Cruz

Nelson Cruz

is my second choice for today against

Clay Buchholz

Clay Buchholz

and Boston. Cruz has 32 hits for a .386 average in Fenway Park in his career so far. Cruz had 2 hits for a .200 average in Fenway Park last season. Cruz has 5 hits for a .385 average in Fenway Park so far this season. Cruz has 4 hits for a .400 average against Buchholz in his career so far. Cruz had 0 hits in 2 at bats against Buchholz when he last faced him in 2012. Cruz has 17 hits for a .279 average so far this season. Cruz hits Buchholz and he rakes in Fenway and I think he will have a good game today against Buchholz. Clay Buchholz is making his 4th start of the season for Boston and his first start of the season against Baltimore today. Buchholz has given up 26 hits for a .166 BAA Baltimore in Fenway Park in his career so far. Buchholz gave up 3 hits for a .130 BAA Baltimore in Fenway Park last season. Buchholz has given up 26 hits for a .351 BAA so far this season. Buchholz gives up a lot of hits at home and against righties and I think he will give up at least one hit to Cruz today.

Current Record: 10-12- Both of my picks came through for the first time in 5 days.

Double Down Record: 8-11- Votto and Melky got a hit and I was good.

Current Average: 41 for 157 for .261

Other Potentials For April 21st

Daniel Nava

Daniel Nava

could have a good game against Wei-Yin Chen and Baltimore. Nava has 6 hits for a .545 average against Chen in his career so far. Nava has 1 hit for a .333 average against Chen so far this season. Nava has 8 hits for a .127 average so far this season. Nava hasn’t been hitting well at all this season but if he starts he could have a good game against Chen.

Lonnie Chisenhall

Lonnie Chisenhall

could do well tonight against Jeremy Guthrie and Kansas City. Chisenhall has 5 hits for a .500 average against Guthrie in his career so far. Chisenhall had 5 hits for a .625 average against Guthrie last season. Chisenhall has 13 hits for a .448 average so far this season. Chisenhall has been hitting but he doesn’t play much and I expect him to start tonight and I think he will get at least one hit against Guthrie.

Michael Cuddyer

Michael Cuddyer

could do well tonight against Ryan Vogelsong and San Francisco. Cuddyer has 5 hits for a .500 average against Vogelsong in his career so far. Cuddyer had 2 hits for a .667 average against Vogelsong last season. Cuddyer has been hitting at home so far and I think he will get at least one hit against Vogelsong tonight.

Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez

is looking like a good pick for tonight against Cliff Lee and Philadelphia. Gonzalez has 11 hits for a .500 average against Lee in his career so far. Gonzalez had 2 hits for a .333 average against Lee last season. Gonzalez has 22 hits for a .301 average so far this season. Gonzalez is currently on a 16 game hitting streak and I think he will extend that tonight. Gonzalez has 22 hits for a .355 average during his hitting streak.

Hanley Ramirez

Hanley Ramirez

is another pick against Cliff Lee that could have a good game tonight. Ramirez has 8 hits for a .500 average against Lee in his career so far. Ramirez had 3 hits for a .500 average against Lee last season. Ramirez has 17 hits for a .246 average so far this season. Ramirez rakes against Lee and the same could happen tonight but he doesn’t hit lefties well so he might not be the best choice.

My other potentials went 2-1-0 yesterday. Trout didn’t get a hit for the second day in a row which was a surprise. Good luck to all and I’m going with 2 in the early game for today.

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

5 Days And Counting

This is the longest I have gone without a streak EVER in my BTS career. This is getting really frustrating when I pick players who look great going against a pitcher who has pitched bad so far but decides to have a good game on that day. I have now gone 5 days without a streak since Cano decided to remain in bed and not show up against Henderson Alvarez. I thought for sure Alvarez was going to get rocked by Seattle and Cano would have at least 1 hit of course Alvarez pitches a great game and completely shut down Seattle. I thought I was getting back on the board after Melky got a hit in his first at bat but of course it wasn’t to be. Cano wasn’t hitting well in Miami and I should of seen it coming but I didn’t. Like I said I am doing Double Down still on days when I feel like doing it and when I feel confident. Otherwise I am doing 1 a day. Also I will be taking players on the same team or pitchers who are really bad no matter what because there are always those guys who will pitch bad no matter what and I’m trying to find a system that could work to win this thing but we will see. The current leader is at  34 but they will fall since they got lucky yesterday with Tulo and Utley. I’m hoping I can get back on the board today. Let’s do it.

Recap Of April 19th

Joey Votto- 2 for 4

Joey Votto- 2 for 4

I had him with Cano so it wouldn’t of have mattered anyway but I was going to pick him and Melky but it didn’t happen and of course I don’t have a streak.

Jacoby Ellsbury-

Jacoby Ellsbury- 1 for 3

Another first at bat hit for him and he remains hot for the Yankees.

Pablo Sandoval-

Pablo Sandoval- 0 for 3

Sandoval went hitless against Stults and San Diego. Was my Sleeper Pick.

Asdrubal Cabrera- 1 for 4

Asdrubal Cabrera- 1 for 4

Did get a hit off of Buehrle and I thought he wouldn’t do anything. Was my Pick To Avoid.

Melky Cabrera- 2 for 5

Melky Cabrera- 2 for 5

Had another good game and is raking right now. Leads the AL in hits which is not a surprise. Was the first half of my Double Down.

Robinson Cano- 0 for 3

Robinson Cano- 0 for 3

Cano went hitless against a pitcher he killed in the past and I was in shock. Alvarez was perfect through the first 5 innings when he was getting beat up by every team he faced up to this point. Sometimes you can’t figure this game out. Was the second half of my Double Down.

Recommended Picks By MLB For April 20th

Joey Votto

Joey Votto

is going to be a pick that will be picked a lot today against

Carlos Villaneuva

Carlos Villaneuva

and the Cubs. Votto had a good game against Jackson yesterday and I think he will do the same  today as well. Votto has 62 hits for a .305 average in Wrigley Field in his career so far. Votto has 2 hits for a .286 average in Wrigley Field so far this season. Votto has 7 hits for a .389 average against Villanueva in his career so far. Votto had 3 hits for a .429 average against Villaneuva last season. Votto has 19 hits for a .322 average so far this season. Votto has been hitting well against righties and against Villaneuva and I think he will get at least one hit today. Carlos Villaneuva is making his 3rd start of the season for the Cubs and his first start of the season against Cincinnati today. Villaneuva has given up 48 hits for a .324 BAA Cincinnati at home in his career so far. Villaneuva gave up 13 hits for a .317 BAA Cincinnati in Wrigley Field last season. Villaneuva has given up 20 hits for a .408 BAA so far this season. Villaneuva hasn’t pitched well at all so far and I think he will give up at least one hit to Votto today.

Freddie Freeman

Freddie Freeman

is going to be another popular pick for today against

Zack Wheeler

Zack Wheeler

and the Mets. Freeman has 36 hits for a .308 average in Citi Field in his career so far. Freeman had 12 hits for a .343 average in Citi Field last season. Freeman has 5 hits for a .556 average in Citi Field so far this season. Freeman has 5 hits for a .556 average against Wheeler in his career so far. Freeman has 1 hit for a .333 average against Wheeler so far this season. Freeman has 26 hits for a .413 average so far this season. Freeman has been raking and he hits well in Citi Field and I think he will get at least one hit today off of Wheeler. Zack Wheeler is making his 4th start of the season for the Mets and his second start of the season against Atlanta today. Wheeler has given up 10 hits for a .213 BAA Atlanta at home in his career and last season so far. Wheeler has given up 21 hits for a .309 BAA so far this season. Wheeler gave up 8 hits for a .348 BAA Atlanta when he faced them last week and I think he will give up at least one hit to Freeman today.

Sleeper Pick For April 20th

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana

is a pick that could do some damage today against

Brandon Morrow

Brandon Morrow

and Toronto. Santana has 12 hits for a .261 average against Toronto at home in his career so far. Santana has 1 hit for a .125 average against Toronto in Progressive Field so far this season. Santana has 9 hits for a .153 average so far this season. Santana has 5 hits for a .500 average against Morrow in his career so far. Santana had 2 hits for a .667 average against Morrow last season. Santana hasn’t hit well at all this season but I think he will get at least one hit off of Morrow today. Brandon Morrow is making his 4th start of the season for Toronto and his first start of the season against Cleveland today. Morrow has given up 23 hits for a .207 BAA in Progressive Field in his career so far. Morrow gave up 1 hit for a .048 BAA in Progressive Field when he last pitched there in 2012. Morrow has given up 16 hits for a .276 BAA so far this season. Morrow hasn’t pitched well at all but he does pitch well in Progressive Field and I think that will continue but he will give up at least one hit to Santana.

Current Record: 15-5-1- Sandoval didn’t do anything at all against Stults which was a surprise.

Pick To Avoid For April 20th

Yonder Alonso

Yonder Alonso

is the absolute worst choice for today against

Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum

and San Francisco. Alonso wasn’t the first choice I had here but he does hit the worst against the pitcher today. Phillips was my first choice against Villaneuva but he might do well today. Alonso has 11 hits for a .196 average against San Francisco at home in his career so far. Alonso had 4 hits for a .211 average against San Francisco in Petco Park last season. Alonso has 1 hit for a .167 average against San Francisco in Petco Park so far this season. Alonso has 2 hits for a .095 average against Lincecum in his career so far. Alonso had 1 hit for a .111 average against Lincecum last season. Alonso has 13 hits for a .206 average so far this season. Alonso isn’t hitting and he might not play today but I think he will and if he does I don’t think he will do anything against Lincecum. Tim Lincecum is making his 4th start of the season for San Francisco and his first start of the season against San Diego today. Lincecum has given up 66 hits for a .195 BAA in Petco Park in his career so far. Lincecum gave up 13 hits for a .178 BAA in Petco Park last season. Lincecum has given up 20 hits for a .313 BAA so far this season. Lincecum has gotten hit in his previous starts but I don’t think he will give up a hit to Alonso today at all.

Current Record: 7-11-4- Cabrera did get a hit off of Buehrle.

My Pick(s) For April 20th

Melky Cabrera

Melky Cabrera

is the first half of my Double Down for today against

Carlos Carrasco

Carlos Carrasco

and Cleveland. Cabrera has been raking and I think that will continue today. Cabrera has 31 hits for a .330 average in Progressive Field in his career so far. Cabrera has 6 hits for a .600 average in Progressive Field so far this season. Cabrera has 4 hits for a .500 average against Carrasco in his carer and the only time he faced him in 2011 so far. Melky has 28 hits for a .337 average so far this season. Melky has been raking in this series and I think he will end the series on a high note and get at least one hit off of Carrasco. Carlos Carrasco is making his 3rd start of the season for Cleveland and his first start of the season against Toronto today. Carrasco has given up 7 hits for a .438 BAA Toronto at home in his career and the only time he faced them in 2011. Carrasco has given up 13 hits for a .310 BAA so far this season. Carrasco hasn’t pitched bad or great this season but I think he will give up at least one hit to Cabrera today.

Joey Votto

Joey Votto

is the second half of my Double Down for today against

Carlos Villaneuva

Carlos Villaneuva

and the Cubs. For all stats see Recommended Picks above.

Current Record: 9-12- I have no idea how I missed a day but I did and this is my correct record.

Double Down Record: 7-11- Lost it yet again. 5th day in a row I missed it and don’t have a streak.

Current Average: 38 for 149 for .255

Other Potentials For April 20th

Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia

is one pick that I like for tonight against Ubaldo Jimenez and Baltimore. Pedroia has 7 hits for a .538 average against Jimenez in his career so far. Pedroia has 2 hits for a .667 average against Jimenez so far this season. Pedroia has 18 hits for a .250 average so far this season. Pedroia hits well against Jimenez and I think that will continue and he will have at least one hit tonight.

Nate Schierholtz

Nate Schierholtz

could have a good game today against Homer Bailey and Cincinnati. Schierholtz has 7 hits for a .467 average against Bailey in his career so far. Schierholtz had 5 hits for a .556 average against Bailey last season. Schierholtz has 12 hits for a .231 average so far this season.  Schierholtz didn’t play yesterday but I think he will start today and have a good game against Bailey.

Mike Trout

Mike Trout

is going to be a popular pick for today and he should be against Rick Porcello and Detroit. Trout was hitless yesterday but I think he will get at least one hit today. Trout has 4 hits for a .400 average against Porcello in his career so far. Trout had 3 hits for a .600 average against Porcello last season. Trout has 23 hits for a .319 average so far this season. Trout hits Porcello and I think that will continue and he will get at least one hit today.

My other potentials went 0-3-1 yesterday. None of them got hits and Molina didn’t even play but that is rare where none of them had a hit. Good luck to all and please leave comments about anything even my picks. Thank you and enjoy.

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

Why Did I Do It

Why oh why did I do a Double Down last night. I only had Melky Cabrera picked and I should of stuck with my gun but once again I pulled the trigger on a Double Down and I won’t even lie I like Gomez and Braun a lot better than I liked Utley but Utley was playing in Coors and that usually means a lot of hits and a lot of runs. That did happen, there were a lot of hits and runs in Coors Field but it was the Rockies who had all the hits and runs. I am so mad at myself for saying screw 1 a day and doing a Double Down or as Mark from Chicago calls it the Daily Disaster. I am at 4 days in a row without a streak and it’s my own fault for last night. Anyway, the leader is at 33 but they will fall in time and it might happen by the end of the weekend. Let’s do it.

Recap Of April 18th

Carlos Gomez- 2 for 5

Carlos Gomez- 2 for 5

I liked him a lot last night but I was thinking that Coors is a hitters paradise and Utley raked in that park so I went that way instead of going with him and he had a great game.

Chase Utley- 0 for 3

Chase Utley- 0 for 4

He was the second half of my Double Down and I should of went with Gomez. He was hitting well in Coors but that ended last night.

Melky Cabrera- 4 for 5

Melky Cabrera- 4 for 5

Melky raked last night and had hits in his first 4 at bats. Was a great pick. I would have a streak if I went with just him. Was my Sleeper Pick.

David Ortiz- DNP- Didn't even play

David Ortiz- DNP- Didn’t even play

Shocked to see he was on the bench but I shouldn’t have been. He can’t hit Tillman which is odd. Was my Pick To Avoid.

Recommended Picks By MLB For April 19th

Joey Votto

Joey Votto

is looking like a solid pick for today against

Edwin Jackson

Edwin Jackson

and the Cubs. Votto has 60 hits for a .302 average in Wrigley Field in his career so far. Votto had 14 hits for a .333 average in Wrigley Field last season. Votto has 0 hits in 3 at bats in Wrigley Field so far this season. Votto has 6 hits for a .375 average against Jackson in his career so far. Votto had 4 hits for a .667 average against Jackson last season. Votto has 17 hits for a .309 average so far this season. Votto was hitless yesterday in Wrigley and the same could happen today but he does hit Jackson and I think that will continue today. Edwin Jackson is making his 4th start of the season for the Cubs and his first start of the season against Cincinnati today. Jackson has given up 18 hits for a .237 BAA Cincinnati at home in his career. Jackson gave up 8 hits for a .381 BAA Cincinnati in Wrigley Field last season. Jackson has given up 19 hits for a .328 BAA so far this season. Jackson gets hit during the day and at home and I think that will hold true today and he will give up at least one hit to Votto.

Jacoby Ellsbury

Jacoby Ellsbury

is a pick that could do well tonight against

Chris Archer

Chris Archer

and Tampa Bay. Ellsbury has been hitting well so far this season and I think that will continue tonight. Ellsbury has 58 hits for a .294 average in Tropicana Field in his career so far. Ellsbury had 6 hits for a .250 average in Tropicana Field last season. Ellsbury has 4 hits for a .444 average in Tropicana Field so far this season. Ellsbury has 6 hits for an .857 average against Archer in his career so far. Ellsbury had 3 hits for a .750 average against Archer last season. Ellsbury has 22 hits for a .367 average so far this season. Ellsbury has been hitting to start this season and I think that will continue against Archer tonight. Chris Archer is making his 4th start of the season for Tampa Bay and his first start of the season against the Yankees tonight. Archer has given up 4 hits for a .167 BAA the Yankees in Tropicana Field in his career and last season so far. Archer has given up 22 his for a .301 BAA so far this season. Archer does pitch well against the Yankees but I think he will give up at least one hit to Ellsbury tonight.

Sleeper Pick For April 19th

Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval

is a pick that could do something tonight against

Eric Stults

Eric Stults

and San Diego. Sandoval has 55 hits for a .309 average in Petco Park in his career so far. Sandoval had 19 hits for a .442 average in Petco Park last season. Sandoval has 1 hit for a .250 average in Petco Park so far this season. Sandoval has 12 hits for a .545 average against Stults in his career so far. Sandoval had 6 hits for a .500 average against Stults last season. Sandoval has 12 hits for a .179 average so far this season. Sandoval hasn’t been hitting well at all so far this season but I think he will get at least one hit off of Stults tonight. Eric Stults is making his 4th start of the season for San Diego and his first start of the season against San Francisco. Stults has given up 53 hits for a .290 BAA San Francisco at home in his carer so far. Stults gave up 18 hits for a .295 BAA San Francisco in Petco Park last season. Stults has given up 21 hits for a .328 BAA so far this season. Stults gets hit at home and at night and I think he will give up at least one hit to Sandoval tonight.

Current Record: 15-4-1- Melky came through and I continue to hit these at a good rate.

Pick To Avoid For April 19th

Asdrubal Cabrera

Asdrubal Cabrera

is a pick that I wouldn’t even touch for today against

Mark Buehrle

Mark Buehrle

and Toronto. Cabrera has 15 hits for a .221 BAA Toronto in Progressive Field in his career so far. Cabrera had 3 hits for a .300 average against Toronto in Progressive Field last season. Cabrera has 1 hit for a .250 average against Toronto in Progressive Field so far this season. Cabrera has 8 hits for a .195 average against Buehrle in his career so far. Cabrera had 0 hits in 3 at bats against Buehrle last season. Cabrera has 13 hits for a .220 average so far this season. Cabrera doesn’t hit Buehrle well at all and I think that will continue today and he will go hitless if he even plays. Mark Buehrle is making his 4th start of the season for Toronto and his first start of the season against Cleveland today. Buehrle has given up 136 hits for a .266 BAA in Progressive Field in his career so far. Buehrle gave up 12 hits for a .261 BAA in Progressive Field when he last pitched there in 2011. Buehrle has given up 17 hits for a .221 BAA so far this season. Buehrle has pitched well on the road and during the day and I think that will continue and he will shut down Cabrera.

Current Record: 7-10-4- Ortiz didn’t even start and I was shocked but he didn’t hit Tillman well.

My Picks(s) For April 19th

Melky Cabrera

Melky Cabrera

has only gone 1 game this season without a hit so far and I think he will continue to hit today against

Corey Kluber

Corey Kluber

and Cleveland. Cabrera has 29 hits for a .326 average in Progressive Field in his career so far. Cabrera has 4 hits for an .800 average in Progressive Field so far this season. Cabrera has never faced Kluber in his career before but I think he will get at least one hit today. Cabrera has 26 hits for a .333 average so far this season. Cabrera is hitting well and he has gone 1 game without a hit so far and I think he will get at least one hit today. Corey Kluber is making his 4th start of the season for Cleveland and his first start of the season and career against Toronto today. Kluber has given up 25 hits for a .347 BAA so far this season. Kluber isn’t pitching well at all so far and he gets hit at home and during the day and I think Cabrera will rake again today.

Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano

is a pick that I love for tonight against

Henderson Alvarez

Henderson Alvarez

and Miami. Cano has 3 hits for a .176 average in Miami in his career so far. Cano has 1 hit for a .200 average in Marlins Park so far this season. Cano has 6 hits for a .545 average against Alvarez in his career so far. Cano had 6 hits for a .600 average when he last faced Alvarez in 2012. Cano has 17 hits for a .266 average so far this season. Cano is hitting but he doesn’t hit in Miami but he hits Alvarez and I think he will get at least one hit tonight. Henderson Alvarez is making his 4th start of the season for Miami and his first and only start of the season against Seattle tonight Alvarez has given up 11 hits for a .220 BAA Seattle at home in his career and the only time he faced them at home in 2012 so far. Alvarez has given up 25 hits for a .385 BAA so far this season. Alvarez hasn’t pitched well at all this season so far or at home and I think he will give up at least one hit to Cano tonight.

Current Record: 9-10- Lost again. 4th day in a row but I will say this is it for me. I’m not doing Double Down after Monday. I already have my picks in til than but I might change Monday but regardless I am doing 1 a day after that.

Double Down Record: 7-10- Should of stuck with my gut since it’s never wrong.

Current Average: 36 for 141 for .255 

Othe Potentials For April 19th

Yadier Molina

Yadier Molina

is another pick that could do well against Jordan Zimmermann and Washington today. Molina has 6 hits for a .429 average against Zimmermann in his career so far. Molina had 1 hit for a .333 average against Zimmermann last season. Molina has 22 hits for a .344 average so far this season. Molina is currently on a 10 game hitting streak and I think he will extend that today. Molina has 17 hits for a .415 average during his hitting streak and I think that will continue against Zimmermann.

Chris Davis

Chris Davis

is another pick that could do well against Felix Doubront and Boston. Davis has 8 hits for a .444 average against Doubront in his career so far. Davis has 2 hits for a .667 average against Doubront so far this season. Davis has 14 hits for a .269 average so far this season. Davis hasn’t been hitting but he did have 2 hits off of Doubront in the first series of the season and I think he will get at least one hit off of him today.

Mike Moustaskas

Mike Moustakas

could do well today against Kevin Correia and Minnesota. Moustakas has 6 hits for a .462 average against Correia in his career so far. Moustakas has 1 hit for a .500 average against Correia so far this season. Moustakas has 7 hits for a .140 average so far this season so he isn’t hitting at all. Moustakas hasn’t been hitting at all but he could get a hit off of Correia today.

Pedro Alvarez

Pedro Alvarez

could have a very good game tonight against Matt Garza and Milwaukee. Alvarez has 6 hits for a .462 average against Garza in his career so far. Alvarez had 1 hit for a .333 average against Garza last season. Alvarez has 11 hits for a .172 average so far this season. Alvarez hasn’t been hitting but he does have his moments and I think he will get at least one hit off of Garza tonight.

My other potentials went 4-1-0 yesterday. Tabata was the only one who didn’t do anything at all. Good luck to all and hopefully we get back on the board today/tonight.

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

What A Disaster DD Is

It’s official everybody. DD is a DISASTER AND AN EPIC FAILURE!!!! That is my own personal opinion. I am open for reasons why it isn’t but it sucks and it’s too stressful and they need to get rid of it. It needs to go back to the old days with one a day and only put people up 2 on Double Headers. Nobody will ever win using Double Down every single day because it lowers your chances to win. If you do 1 a day the odds are better to get to 57 than if you did 2 a day. I’m officially done with Double Down. Everytime I pick somebody it’s either the day before they have a good game or the day after and I get screwed. I do have 2 picks in for today but I’m taking one out once I look at who is the best option. I might use both but I have to look at stats. We should be helping each other out and write comments to say who we are picking and if my picks are good or not. I am an open book and I listen to everybody. This is the first time this year I have gone 3 days without a streak. So frustrated right now but I will get over it. The current leaders are at 31 but they will fall in time. I’m not going to worry about the leaders anymore and just watch them fall. Just worry about what I’m doing and if I want to use Double Down I will when I feel 100% confident about both picks but I do hate it. Let’s do it.

Recap Of April 17th

Chase Utley- 2 for 3

Chase Utley- 2 for 3

Absolutely sick to my stomach. I had him the day before and he went hitless. Gets 2 hits off of a leftie yesterday.

Robinson Cano- 1 for 5

Robinson Cano- 1 for 5

His only hit was his first homer of the season.

Dee Gordon- 0 for 4

Dee Gordon- 0 for 4

Had 3 hits the night before and already had a hit off Bumgarner this season but did nothing at all and I was agitated. Was my Sleeper Pick.

Pedro Alvarez-

Pedro Alvarez- 2 for 3

Hit a homer last night which I wasn’t expecting him to do. Got a hit off of Gallardo when I thought he wasn’t. Was my Pick To Avoid.

Evan Longoria-

Evan Longoria- 2 for 4

Continues to hit well against CC and he was the second half of my Double Down.

Recommended Picks By MLB For April 18th

Carlos Gomez

Carlos Gomez

could be a good choice for tonight against

Charlie Morton

Charlie Morton

and Pittsburgh. Gomez has 30 hits for a .319 average in PNC Park in his career so far. Gomez had 14 hits for a .326 average in PNC Park last season. Gomez has 1 hit for a .250 average in PNC Park so far this season. Gomez has 3 hits for a .429 average against Morton in his career so far. Gomez had 2 hits for a .500 average against Morton last season. Gomez has 1 hit for a .333 average against Morton so far this season. Gomez has 21 hits for a .323 average so far this season. Gomez has faced Morton already this season and he did get a hit off of him and he could do the same tonight but anything is possible but Gomez does hit well on the road and against righties so far this season. Charlie Morton is making his 4th start of the season for Pittsburgh and his second start of the season against Milwaukee tonight. Morton has given up 24 hits for a .270 BAA Milwaukee at home in his career so far. Morton gave up 7 hits for a .226 BAA Milwaukee in PNC Park last season. Morton has given up 18 hits for a .254 BAA so far this season. Morton gave up 6 hits for a .250 BAA Milwaukee when he faced them last week and I think he will give up at least one hit to Gomez tonight.

Chase Utley

Chase Utley

could have a very good game tonight against

Tyler Chatwood

Tyler Chatwood

and Colorado. Utley has 41 hits for a .360 average in Coors Field in his career so far. Utley had 3 hits for a .375 average in Coors Field when he last played there in 2012. Utley has 1 hit for a .333 average against Chatwood in his career and when he last faced him in 2012 so far. Utley has 24 hits for a .462 average so far this season. Utley has hit well on the road and against righties this season and I think he will continue his hot hitting. Tyler Chatwood is making his 2nd start of the season for Colorado and his first start of the season against Philadelphia tonight. Chatwood has given up  7 hits for a .368 BAA Philadelphia in Coors Field in his career and the only time he faced them at home in 2012 so far. Chatwood has given up 6 hits for a .273 BAA so far this season. Chatwood is only making his second start of the season so Utley is a risky pick because you never know what is going to happen but I think he will continue to hit well in Coors Field and get at least one hit.

Sleeper Pick For April 18th

Melky Cabrera

Melky Cabrera

could do very well tonight against

Justin Masterson

Justin Masterson

and Cleveland. Cabrera has been hitting well so far this season and he was on a 14 game hitting streak to start the season but that ended in Game 1 yesterday against Minnesota but he did get a hit in Game 2. Cabrera has 25 hits for a .298 average in Progressive Field in his career so far. Cabrera had 13 hits for a .342 average in Progressive Field when he last played there in 2011. Cabrera has 12 hits for a .500 average against Masterson in his career so far. Cabrera had 1 hit for a .333 average against Masterson last season. Cabrera has 22 hits for a .301 average so far this season so he has been hitting and getting a lot of hits and he hits Masterson well and I think he will get at least one hit tonight. Masterson is making his 4th start of the season for Cleveland and his first start of the season against Toronto tonight. Masterson has given up 16 hits for a .174 BAA Toronto at home in his career so far. Masterson gave up 4 hits for a .190 BAA Toronto in Progressive Field last season. Masterson has given up 17 hits for a .279 BAA so far this season. Masterson does pitch well at night so he might shut down Cabrera but I think he will give up at least one hit to Cabrera tonight.

Current Record: 14-4-1- Gordon didn’t do anything at all against Bumgarner and I thought for sure that he would.

Pick To Avoid For April 18th

David Ortiz

David Ortiz

is a pick that I would steer away from for tonight against

Chris Tillman

Chris Tillman

and Baltimore. Ortiz has 93 hits for a .261 average against Baltimore at home in his career so far. Ortiz had 2 hits for a .083 average against Baltimore in Fenway Park last season. Ortiz has 2 hits for a .105 average against Tillman in his career so far. Ortiz had 1 hit for a .077 average against Tillman last season. Ortiz has 1 hit for a .333 average against Tillman so far this season. Ortiz has 14 hits for a .222 average so far this season. Ortiz has 5 hits for a .385 average against Baltimore so far this season. Ortiz doesn’t hit Tillman well at all but he did get a hit off of him when he faced him this season but that might be the only hit he gets off of him. Chris Tillman is making his 4th start of the season for Baltimore and his second start of the season against Boston tonight. Tillman has given up 30 hits for a .248 BAA in Fenway Park in his career so far. Tillman gave up 19 hits for a .247 BAA in Fenway Park last season. Tillman has given up 15 hits for a .188 BAA so far this season. Tillman gave up 7 hits for a .318 BAA when he first faced Boston to open the season this season. Tillman has been pitching well so far this season and I think he will shut down Ortiz tonight.

Current Record: 7-10-3- Alvarez had 2 hits including his 6th homer of the year which is something I wasn’t expecting.

My Pick(s) For April 18th

Melky Cabrera

Melky Cabrera

is one of  my picks for tonight against

Justin Masterson

Justin Masterson

and Cleveland. I might make another pick but if I don’t he will be the one pick I have.

Current Record: 9-9

Double Down Record: 7-9- Under .500 in it so I’m pretty much done with it. If I do a second pick I will but haven’t decided who it will be yet.

Current Average: 32 for 132 for .242

Other Potentials For April 18th

Jose Tabata

Jose Tabata

is a pick that looks like he will have a good game against Kyle Lohse and Milwaukee. Tabata has 14 hits for a .467 average against Lohse in his carer so far. Tabata had 3 hits for a .600 average against Lohse last season. Tabata has 1 hit for a .250 average against Lohse so far this season. Tabata has 7 hits for a .250 average so far this season. Tabata has been hitting at home and he already has a hit against Lohse this season and I think he will get at least one hit off of him tonight.

Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun

is another pick that could have a great game against Charlie Morton and Pittsburgh. Braun has 7 hits for a .467 average against Morton in his career so far. Braun has 1 hit for a .250 average against Morton so far this season. Braun has 15 hits for a .268 average so far this season.  Braun did get a hit off of Morton last week and I think he will get another hit off of him tonight.

Ben Zobrist

Ben Zobrist

could do well tonight against Hiroki Kuroda and the Yankees. Zobrist has 5 hits for a .417 average against Kuroda in his career so far. Zobrist had 1 hit for a .200 average against Kuroda last season. Zobrist has 15 hits for a .268 average so far this season. Zobrist has been hitting but he was held hitless last  night but I think that was a minor setback and he will get at least one hit tonight.

Alfonso Soriano

Alfonso Soriano

is starting to hit and he could continue to hit tonight against Erik Bedard and Tampa Bay. Soriano has 7 hits for a .500 average against Bedard in his career so far. Soriano had 2 hits for a .250 average against Bedard when he last faced him in 2012. Soriano has 15 hits for a .259 average so far this season. Soriano is raking right now and he is facing a pitcher who he hits well and I think he will get at least one hit off of Bedard tonight.

Justin Upton

Justin Upton

is a pick that could have a great game against Jon Niese and the Mets tonight. Upton has 8 hits for a .533 average against Niese in his career so far. Upton had 3 hits for a .750 average against Niese last season. Upton has 17 hits for a .304 average so far this season. Upton hasn’t been hitting well on the road at all but he does hit Niese and he could get a hit off of him tonight.

My other potentials went 2-1-0 yesterday. Harper was one of many Nationals that went hitless against Wainwright. Good luck to all and hopefully if you have a streak going that you keep it going.

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

Another BS Night

I had another BS night in BTS. I really think I’m done with the Double Down garbage. I really do. It’s way too hard and it makes this game not fun anymore. People are picking players who don’t start but get hits when they come in and I don’t get it. I pick players who start and who are hitting well and they go hitless. Have to change something and hopefully doing 1 a day is it. That is the way it should be done and the way somebody will win. This whole Double Down and BTS in a Day thing is just nonsense and nobody will ever win doing it that way but some people get real lucky is all I will say. I will do Double Down again today but I think I’m done after today with it for good. Not going to stress myself out anymore. Utley looked like the smartest pick of the week in BTS since he hit Teheran well and was hitting well this season, hitting well at home, was on a hitting streak but he went hitless and the second day in a row that I was hitless. It is the 3rd time this year that I had 2 days in a row where I didn’t have a streak. I had one streak of more than 1 day and that will stop now that I’m doing 1 a day. That has been happening a lot and I don’t care how long it takes I’m doing one a day after today. The current leaders are at 29 but they will fall in time if they keep doing Double Down. I have no idea what I’m doing wrong at all but I will figure it out. Been playing this for 14 years and I know I will hit 30 or 40. It takes time but I will do it. Let’s get it done.

Recap Of April 16th

Freddie Freeman- 1 for 4

Freddie Freeman- 1 for 4

Got a hit in his first at bat but it was his only hit of the game. Continues to hit lefties and Lee continues to get hit by lefties. Was the first half of my Double Down.

Buster Posey-

Buster Posey- 1 for 3

He came through against Paul Maholm again. Was a good pick.

Albert Pujols-

Albert Pujols- 3 for 5

Got a hit in each of his final three at bats. Was a great pick and was my Sleeper Pick.

Jason Heyward- 0 for 5

Jason Heyward- 0 for 5

Continues to struggle against Lee. Was my Pick To Avoid.

Chase Utley- 0 for 4

Chase Utley- 0 for 4

Was on an 11 game hitting streak to start the season but that ended against Julio Teheran. He was hitting well against Teheran but that ended as well. Was the second half of my Double Down.

Recommended Picks By MLB For April 17th

Chase Utley

Chase Utley

is somebody who might have a good game today against

Alex Wood

Alex Wood

and Atlanta. Utley has 83 hits for a .269 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 .222 average against Atlanta in Citizens Bank Park so far this season. Utley has 22 hits for a .449 average so far this season. Utley has 2 hits for a .333 average against Wood in his career and last season so far. Utley has been hitting but his hitting streak ended yesterday but he hits great during the day and hits lefties well as well and he could do well today but anything is possible. Alex Wood is making his 4th start of the season for Atlanta and his first start of the season against Philadelphia today. Wood has given up 13 hits for a .277 BAA in Citizens Bank Park in his career and last season so far. Wood has given up 15 hits for a .221 BAA so far this season. Wood has pitched well this season and he might shut down Utley and Philadelphia today. Wood has pitched well during the day and against lefties so Utley might not be the best pick.

Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano

could get back on track today against

Tanner Scheppers

Tanner Scheppers

and Texas. Cano has 44 hits for a .310 average in Rangers Ballpark in his career so far. Cano had 3 hits for a .188 average in Rangers Ballpark last season. Cano has 2 hits for a .167 average in Rangers Ballpark so far this season. Cano doesn’t have an official at bat against Scheppers in his career yet so he might struggle today. Cano has 15 hits for a .278 average so far this season. Cano has hit well on the road, during the day and against righties so far this season so he might get a hit today. Tanner Scheppers is making his 4th start of the season for Texas and his first start of the season against Seattle today. Scheppers has given up 8 hits for a .347 BAA Seattle at home in his career and the only time he faced them at home last season so far. Scheppers has given up 21 hits for a .313 BAA so far this season. Scheppers does get hit during the day and against lefties so he might give up a hit to Cano today.

Sleeper Pick For April 17th

Dee Gordon

Dee Gordon

is a pick I like for today against

Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner

and San Francisco. Gordon has 9 hits for a .237 average in AT&T Park in his career so far. Gordon had 3 hits for a .375 average in AT&T Park last season. Gordon has 3 hits for a .429 average in AT&T Park so far this season. Gordon has 19 hits for a .404 average so far this season. Gordon has 3 hits for a .500 average against Bumgarner in his career so far. Gordon has 1 hit for a 1.000 average against Bumgarner so far this season. Gordon has hit well on the road and against lefties so far this season and I think he will get at least one hit today. Madison Bumgarner is making his 4th start of the season for San Francisco and his 2nd start of the season against the Dodgers today. Bumgarner has given up 18 hits for a .205 BAA the Dodgers at home in his career so far. Bumgarner gave up 3 hits for a .125 BAA the Dodgers at home last season. Bumgarner has given up 23 hits for a .329 BAA so far this season. Bumgarner gave up 8 hits for a .308 BAA the Dodgers so far this season. Bumgarner did get hit when he faced the Dodgers a week and a half ago and I think he will give up at least one hit to Gordon today.

Current Record: 14-3-1- Pujols got a hit in his third at bat of the game. I keep hitting this every day lately.

Pick To Avoid For April 17th

Pedro Alvarez

Pedro Alvarez

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

Yovani Gallardo

Yovani Gallardo

and Milwaukee. Alvarez has 20 hits for a .263 average against Milwaukee at home in his career so far. Alvarez had 7 hits for a .200 average against Milwaukee at home last season. Alvarez has 9 hits for a .161 average so far this season. Alvarez has 1 hit for a .045 average against Gallardo in his career so far. Alvarez had 1 hit for a .125 average against Gallardo last season. Alvarez has 0 hits in 2 at bats against Gallardo so far this season. Alvarez has struggled so far this season and he always struggles against Gallardo and I think he will do nothing tonight against him as usual. Yovani Gallardo is making his 4th start of the season for Milwaukee and his second start of the season against Pittsburgh tonight. Gallardo has given up 41 hits for a .215 BAA in PNC Park in his career so far. Gallardo gave up 9 hits for a .205 BAA in PNC Park last season. Gallardo has given up 17 hits for a .246 BAA so far this season. Gallardo gave up 6 hits for a .286 BAA Pittsburgh 5 days ago and I think he will shut down Alvarez again tonight.

Current Record: 7-9-3- Heyward continues to struggle against Lee and he didn’t do anything against him as usual.

My Pick(s) For April 17th

Dee Gordon

Dee Gordon

is going to be my first pick for today against

Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner

and San Francisco. For all stats see Sleeper Pick above.

Evan Longoria

Evan Longoria

is the second half of my Double Down for tonight against

CC Sabathia

CC Sabathia

and the Yankees. Longoria has 40 hits for a .250 average against the Yankees at home in his career so far. Longoria had 11 hits for a .297 average against the Yankees in Tropicana Field last season. Longoria has 16 hits for a .286 average so far this season. Longoria has 21 hits for a .396 average against Sabathia in his career so far. Longoria had 7 hits for a .500 average against Sabathia last season. Longoria hits well at home and he also hits lefties and I think he will have a good game tonight against CC. Sabathia is making his 4th start of the season for the Yankees and his first start of the season against Tampa Bay tonight. Sabathia has given up 112 hits for a .257 BAA in Tropicana Field in his career so far. Sabathia gave up 21 hits for a .266 BAA in Tropicana Field last season. Sabathia has given up 21 hits for a .269 BAA so far this season. Sabathia has been getting hit so far this season and he pitches horrible in Tampa and I think he will give up at least one hit to Longoria tonight.

Current Record: 9-8- Utley didn’t do anything at all but Freeman did. Should of saw it coming but didn’t.

Double Down Record: 7-8- I didn’t use it for 2 whole days but used it every other day so far and if I get it tonight I am going to be done with it this year. Way too much stress, pressure and too many people get lucky using it so not going to stress myself out.

Current Average: 30 for 124 for .242

Other Potentials For April 17th

Michael Brantley

Michael Brantley

could do well against Justin Verlander and Detroit today. Brantley has 15 hits for a .395 average against Verlander in his career so far. Brantley had 5 hits for a .333 average against Verlander last season. Brantley has 14 hits for a .275 average so far this season. Brantley has hit well during the day so far this season and he rakes against Verlander and I think he will get at least one hit today.

Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper

could do well tonight against Adam Wainwright and St. Louis. Harper has 6 hits for a .545 average against Wainwright in his career so far. Harper had 3 hits for a .500 average against Wainwright last season. Harper has 17 hits for a .340 average so far this season. Harper didn’t play yesterday with tightness in his quad so if he does play I think he will have a good game.

Hunter Pence

Hunter Pence

could do well today against Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers. Pence has 6 hits for a .400 average against Ryu in his career so far. Pence had 6 hits for a .429 average against Ryu last season. Pence has 0 hits in 1 at bat against Ryu so far this season. Pence has 11 hits for a .183 average so far this season. Pence is struggling so far this season but he hits Ryu and he could get a hit off of him today.

My other potentials went 3-0-0 yesterday. They all had hits in their game and I’m doing well but good luck to all today and hopefully your streak keeps going.

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

 

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.

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