|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Friday, 26 June 2009 11:31|
Baseball betting Friday includes an interleague sports betting matchup of bottom feeders as the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Kansas City Royals. Baseball betting has actually been slightly in the black for the Pirates despite their losing record while the Royals have been a poor sports betting commodity.
Kansas City got off to a solid start this baseball betting season and was at or near the top of the American League central division standings for the first month of play but their pitching staff began to fade from its earlier top shelf performance and the lineup has simply been close to punchless all year. Kansas City ranked 27th overall in the major leagues for run production while the pitching staff slipped to 15th overall in the sports betting charts after ranking in the top 10 for the first two months of the season.
The Kansas City offense was led by Alberto Jose Callaspo who was hitting .305. He was the only Royal this baseball betting season to be above the .300 mark. Mike Jacobs and Miguel Olivo were the only Royals in double figures for home runs this baseball betting season as each had 10. The Royals have suffered from erratic relief pitching and they have paid the price with 10 blown saves so far this baseball betting season. Kansas City lost nearly two thirds of their road games in 2009.
Despite having a losing record the Pittsburgh Pirates were operating just above break even against the baseball betting board. After a terrible start to the baseball betting season in which they dug themselves a huge hole the Pirates have been much better since mid-May and they began to climb out of the cellar in the National League central, gaining ground on the Houston Astros.
The scheduled probable starters for this baseball betting matchup are right hander Gil Meche for Kansas City and right hander Charlie Morton of Pittsburgh.
Meche was 4-5 with a 3.31 earned run average for the Royals while Morton had just 6 innings of work in the 2009 season with 2 earned runs allowed.
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.