Between the Lines - 07-28-08

Jul 28, 2008 7:16 PM

Between the Lines by Kevin Stott | Relegated to the World Wide Web, BTL will try and continue to pick a couple series, provide some simple stats and try to entertain GTs loyal website readers. Lets dance

Last Monday, the Rockies-Dodgers (16-10) and Tigers-Royals (19-4) games had 26 and 23 runs respectively. Those two made the Yanks-Twins (12-4), Pirates-Astros (9-3), Os-Jays (8-3) and Padres-Reds (6-4) games seem skinny with just 16, 12, 11 and 10 runs. The Tigers 19-run game was their third one of the season and yet their record is just 53-51. With 98 runs in just those six games, the Grand Salami on Monday no doubt went over the total.

Enough loquaciousness Louise. Theres baseball to bet baby


STARTS Monday, July 28

Orioles at Yankees (M-W): Bronx Bombers very hot at home lately, winning 10 straight and back in the thick of the AL East race. Yanks 2-1 vs. Os at Yankee Stadium but just 4-5 against them overall. Pinstripe power here. YANKEES.

Giants at Dodgers (M-W): Heated rivalry always close and low-scoring. A lot of foul territory at Chavez Ravine helps get to that 54 of. UNDER.

Royals at As (M-W): Oakland will be looking for sweep over KC and tough at home (31-26). As.

BONUS: BLUE JAYS over Rays, TIGERS-INDIANS OVER, TWINS over White Sox, GREMLIN over Pinto, JAN BRADY over Marcia Brady, BELTS over Saggy Pants.

STARTS Friday, August, 1

Red Sox at As (M-W): World Champs tough in Beantown (MLB-best 36-13 at home) while Oakland seems to have faded a bit after trades of pitchers Harden, Blanton and Gaudin and is 2-9 in its last 11 heading into this series. RED SOX.

Blue Jays at Rangers (M-W): Texas seems to score runs in bunches in Arlington and with the summer weather, the ball seems to fly more. A Canadian team that plays indoors seems way out of its element in the Lonestar State. RANGERS.

Indians at Twins (M-W): Minnetonka is tough in the Metrodome (34-19) while Cleveland is weak on the road (18-34). The Twins will be motivated to keep pace with the White Sox and also not to let the surging Tigers catch them. They will be focused here. TWINS.

BONUS: PHILLIES-CARDS OVER, CUBS over Pirates, TRISCUITS over Wheat Thins, PEANUT M&Ms over Plain M&Ms, AUGUST over July.