|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Monday, 18 May 2009 10:33|
Baseball betting will feature an AL matchup of a first place sportsbook betting contender against a major disappointment so far in the young season. Baseball betting fans have seen the Minnesota Twins battle for first in the AL central while the New York Yankees have been a sportsbook betting bust.
The scheduled starting pitchers for this baseball betting matchup are left hander Glen Perkins for the Twins and left hander Andy Pettitte for the Yankees in a sportsbook betting choice of pitchers that have under-performed so far in the season. Perkins has a baseball betting record of 1-2 in 7 appearances with a 4.27 earned run average.
His last 3 appearances have been baseball betting disasters as he posted a 7.27 earned run average. He is 1-2 lifetime in baseball betting action versus the Yankees with a 5.00 earned run average. Pettitte so far has a baseball betting mark of 3-1 in 7 appearances with a 4.00 earned run average. He has not performed well as of late, however, as in his last 3 baseball betting appearances he had an earned run average of 5.60. Pettitte has a lifetime baseball betting mark of 8-5 versus Minnesota with a 3.61 earned run average.
From May 8 through May 14 the Twins played their best baseball of the season as they got the cash 5 out of 6 times to climb into a first place tie with the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers. Minnesota ranked only 18th in the majors for hitting and an even worse 25th overall in pitching. The Twins won only 4 out of their first 12 road games and just 3 of those away games went over the total. Justin Morneau got off to a great start for Minnesota as he clobbered 9 home runs to lead the team.
The Yankees split their first 34 games and were just 6-7 at new Yankee Stadium. Just 13 of those first 34 games went under the total. New York's offense was a solid 6th in the majors but their pitching ranked an abysmal 28th in all of baseball.
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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.