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Mike Handzelek's June Openers MLB Analysis & Review


By: Point Shaver Handzelek
Date: Jun 8, 2017
   
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017 San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) - 9:40 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -191 Arizona Diamondbacks Pick Title: 9 Star MLB Patsy-Beater (WIN) The Arizona Diamonbacks are near the top of the division because of several reasons. One of them is getting the job done @ home where they currently sit @ 22-8 on the year. The second biggest reason is found right in their starting rotation starting with tonight's hurler Zack Grienke. Grienke has dismantled the patsies 5 consecutive times @ home entering in. My bottom line points toward the latest decline by the Padres when matched against divisional opponents. They've lost 7 of their last 9 when it counts. Further examination also reveals that San Diego has won just 1 of their last 8 @ this venue. The D'Backs have also been very consistent as a whole in mastering the Padres going 7-2 their last 9. Grienke (7-3, 3.06 ERA) shows a BIG contrast in his performance from day to night this season. While he's been getting poked around to the tune of a 6.10 ERA in day games, he's come back very strong in night-cappers to turn in a stellar 2.61 ERA. Arizona should find some success @ the plate up against Luis Perdomo (0-2, 5.01 ERA) who hasn't looked sharp of late as witnessed by his 6.75 ERA over his last 3 starts. The dagger for us here has to be the way SD has been hitting RHP. Coming into tonight, their barely above the Mendoza versus them @ .225. Let's go to Chase Field to put our green backs on the ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS as my 9 Star MLB Patsy-Beater! Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs (MLB) - 8:05 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -195 Chicago Cubs Pick Title: Rare 10 Star Momentum Grabber (Win) The Cubs have finally caught some fire winning 4 straight coming in. Both Chicago (4-1 versus the NL East) & Cubs ace RHP Jacob Arrieta (11-4 versus the NL East) have mastered that division of late. I love the fact that Miami has struggled versus the NL Central (1-6) and @ Wrigley where they've dropped 6 in a row. The freakish numbers that really stand out here is the fact that the home team in Cubs' games have now won 13 straight times. Marlins' LHP Jeff Locke has fared well early (1.59 ERA) but has been tattooed by Chicago going 1-4 with a 6.00 ERA. Locke is NOT @ full strength & coming off bicep tendinitis. My bottom line says Miami is not a trusted commodity on the road & Arrieta knows he must pitch around Stanton to get a bigger advantage over the Marlins' lineup. I give a BIG advantage to the Cubs' bullpen. My dagger points toward 1B Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo has literally owned Locke going 10-for-26 with 3 doubles & 4 HR's. Maddon's Maulers are (18-11) @ home should take of the patsy here. Let's go to Wrigley Field in Illinois to play the back in 1st place CHICAGO CUBS as my RARE 10 Star Momentum Grabber! Monday, June 05, 2017 St Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (MLB) - 7:10 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -133 St Louis Cardinals Pick Title: Monday 9 Star Lone Wolfer (Loss) Its been a tough road thus far for St. Louis who come in with extreme motivation after getting shaded in all 3 in Cubs Land. Under further examination, the Cardinals aren't too shabby when taking on patsies on the road where they've won 7 of their last 9. I like Carlos Martinez on the hill for St. Louis whose a proven commodity away from home where he's also taken care of the patsies winning 13 of 16. He's been effective of late posting a superb 1.48 ERA over his last 3 outings. My bottom line says good things happen when Martinez pitches as the Redbirds have gone 24-8 his last 32 starts. Asher Wojciechowski has not looked sharp overall coming in with a high 5.62 ERA. While the Reds have scored runs consistently, their pitching staff have given up more than the average MLB share. Cincinnati has cooled off since April & now sit on the bottom of the NL Central Division. Our dagger or X-Factor has to be the man on the hot corner for the Cardinals. 3B Jedd Gyorko should be over-eager to get back in the swing of things as he just came off paternity leave yesterday. Gyorko has been consistent @ the plate hitting .319 overall while knocking out 8 HR's & 22 RBI's. let's take a trek to the Great American Ball Park in Ohio to play the ST. LOUIS CARDINALS as my Monday 9 Star Lone Wolfer! Saturday, June 03, 2017 St Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (MLB) - 2:20 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -160 Chicago Cubs Pick Title: 9 Star Saturday MLB Sharps play (Win) Winning & losing are often contagious. The contagious side of this play can be found on the St.Louis side as in losses. RHP Mike Leake takes to the mound for the Cardinals. Leake has not only had his share of troubles with the Cubs (lost his last 3 coming in) but also versus the whole NL Central Division (lost his last 7 of 9). St. Louis has clearly struggled versus LHP which has translated into an under .500 record (6-7). They've only mustered to hit southpaws right around the Mendoza Line @ .220. Now let's insert Chicago LHP Jon Lester. No, he's not having a banner season thus far. However, he's won his last 2 starts @ home versus these Redbirds & is coming in with some fire & motivation. My bottom line says Lester should be on the upside since he's over-eager to erase the bad taste in his mouth from that ugly start last Sunday @ Dodger Land. The dagger for us has to be how successful Lester has pitched on his home mound. Over the long haul, he's managed to squeak out victories on a consistent basis as the Cubs have won 22 of his 28 starts. In addition, look for Lester to keep ex-Chicago send-off Dexter Fowler in check (Fowler homered last night in a 3-2 Cubs win). With Chicago juggling position with St. Louis 7 Milwaukee, let's go inside the ivy wall of Wrigley Field in Illinois to play the focused CHICAGO CUBS as my 9 Star Saturday MLB Sharps Play! NOTES: Another successful week as we continue MLB domination. Thanks again to all subscribers who believe in the system. Staying patient & attacking strategically will reign supreme. 2017 MLB Overall Seasonal Record: 17-4-----81%
 


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