The New York Mets signed ace pitcher Jacob deGrom to a huge contract extension in the amount of five years for $137.5 million. The Mets kept someone who is arguably their best player and the face of the franchise. In an off season where the Mets did nothing like they normally do, this was the tip of the iceberg. Extending deGrom was the biggest move by far, but look at what this franchise has done leading into the season. Are the Mets becoming a big-market team?
After going 6-6 yesterday to keep my figure at plus 2750 mellamonies I am back with 9 plays today 200 units each.
Take the Yankees at home vs the Orioles
Take the Indians at the Twins
Take the Cubs at the Rangers
Take the Redsox at the Mariners
Take Duke -2 at Michigan State
Take Kentucky -4.5 against Auburn
Take the Bucks -7 at the Hawks
Take the Pelicans -4 at home vs the Lakers
Take the Sabres at home vs the Blue JAckets
GIRL POWER RALLY FALLS SHORT FOR SECOND STRAIGHT DAY
Wonderboy jumped out to an early lead and held on to top Girl Power for the second straight game. Steve Nebraska pitched 8 strong innings as Wonderboy did just enough offensively to come away with a 4-3 victory. Benjamin Rodriguez “The Jet” singled to lead off the 1st inning. Two groundouts later he was on third base and scored on an error by Peyton Royce as she could not handle a grounder off the bat of Lou Collins. Tanner Boyle hit a solo HR in the 2nd inning and Collins and Davis Birch both had RBI hits in the third inning all off starter Becky Lynch.
Lynch then went on to pitch 5 straight scoreless innings to hold Wonderboy down. Charlotte Flair hit a solo HR in the 4th inning to get Girl Power on the board. Sasha Banks led off the top of the 9th inning with a solo HR of Nebraska who was then replaced by Wonderboy closer Jim Bowers. Mandy Rose singled and after Charlotte struck out things got really interesting. Nia Jax walked and Carmella reached on a error by Jack Elliott to load the bases with one out.
Sarah Logan singled driving in Rose to cut the Wonderboys lead to 4-3. Bowers then settled down and struck out Royce and pinch hitter Nikki Cross flied out to left to end the game.
As usual after the game Girl Power manager was front and center. “I am getting tired of talking to you guys about the same thing. We played really good the last 2 days. Our pitching kept us in the game. It’s frustrating but we will put this all together.” Added Lynch, “I hate losing. We are so close. We never get a break. Everyone is pulling for each other. But we need to start winning games.”
Wonderboy goes for the sweep tomorrow with Rigo Sanchez pitching against Sonya Deville.
JERICHO PUTS BROTHERHOOD ON THE LIST WITH A 5-3 VICTORY
Chris Jericho pitched 7.2 innings to outduel Robert Roode in route to a 5-3 Legendary victory over the Brotherhood. This was a hotly contested game with each team having 8 hits and both pitchers going late into the game.
Brotherhood struck first in the top of the second inning on a RBI double by Jey Uso knocking in Roman Reigns however Big W was thrown out at home trying to score by Triple H. The Heart Break Kid Shawn Michaels tied the game with a RBI single in the bottom of the third to drive in Randy Savage. One inning later Savage stroked a 2 run double plating Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Triple H. Michaels hit a solo HR in the 5th to make the score 4-1 Legendary.
Brotherhood came back with an RBI single by Reigns that scored Aleister Black. In the 7th inning with Ricochet now on the mound Duggan’s run scoring double knocked in Batista. Jericho got into trouble in the 8th with Kofi Kingston hitting a 2 out single. After a walk to The Big Show Reigns drove in his second run of the game to make it a 5-3 game. Jericho was replaced by the Perfect Closer Curt Henning who cleaned up the mess then pitched a scoreless 9th inning picking up his third save in as many chances. Legendary goes for the sweep tomorrow sending Rowdy Roddy Piper to the hill. Brotherhood trouts out Finn Balor.
We caught up with Legendary manager Michael PS Hayes after the game. “To win when Andre goes 0-4 is big. Jericho had it working tonight. Shawn and Hunter were in the middle of all the offensive rallies tonight. We are more than just Andre.” Brotherhood skipper Titus O’Neill had this to say. “Roode wasn’t sharp tonight. We need to pick up our pitching better when we have these kinds of days.”
OUTLAWS KEEP THAT MCMENTUM GOING WITH 8-1 VICTORY
It looks like the closed door tantrums by Co Besties Vince and Shane McMahon is just what was needed. Randy Orton pitched 8 strong innings and the Outlaws bats pounded out 14 hits and cruised to an 8-2 victory over Wild Things. This game was over after the first inning when the Outlaws batted around and scored four runs keyed by Luke Harper’s 2 run blast. Sami Zayn drew a bases load walk and Sammy Zayn had a RBI hit to give the Outlaws a 4-0 lead.
Orton responded by shutting down Wild Things until tiring in the 8th inning. Outlaws also put up a three spot in the 4th inning via an Elias RBI single and a 2 run HR by Drew McIntyre. Kelly Leak’s solo HR put Wild Things on the board in the 8th inning but it was all for naught. Sammy Bodeen lasted only 3.2 innings giving up 7 runs and making this a laugher for the Outlaws. Wild Things will try to salvage the series tomorrow with Steve Jackson. Outlaws counter with Sheamus.
Outlaws manager Shane McMahon is still not allowing the press into the clubhouse. You can bet the league will start to fine Shane and the Outlaw organization.
Wild Things manager Lou Brown was obviously disappointed after the game. “Sammy was awful today. Not acceptable. As a team we just can’t throw our gear on the field and expect to win without working.”
After going 3-3 to hold my figure at plus 2750 mellamonies I have a whole bunch of picks today. I got both Elite Eight Games. I got 3 each for MLB and NBA. In addition and I hate days like this but I got 4 system Hockey picks today. Trust the system. All 200 units a piece. Let’s get started.
Take the Yankees at home vs the Orioles
Take the Indians at the Twins
Take the Cubs against the Rangers
Take the Pacers -2.5 at home vs the Magic
Take the Heat -5.5 at the Knicks
Take the Raptors -7 at the Bulls
Take Texas Tech plus 4.5 against Gonzaga
Take Purdue plus 4.5 against Virginia
Take the Bruins at home vs the Panthers
Take the Lightning at home vs the Capitals
Take the Canucks at home vs the Stars
Take the Kings at home vs the Blackhawks
AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST
- Boston Redsox- Don’t expect another 108-win season. Still a mid to high 90 wins team.
- Tampa Bay Rays-They were good last year and had a sneaky good off season.
- New York Yankees-I know it’s an anti-Yankee pick but I really hate their starting pitching.
- Toronto Blue Jays-They have some nice young pieces to build around.
- Baltimore Orioles-Will be the worst team we have seen in a long time.
AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL
- Cleveland Indians-Still the class of this division.
- Minnesota Twins-Were the Wild Card team in 2017. Should rebound in 2019.
- Chicago Whitesox-We finally see what their young talent can do.
- Detroit Tigers-Just enough veteran players to keep them out of the cellar.
- Kansas City Royals-Back in rebuild mode.
AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST
- Houston Astros-Still the best team in baseball.
- Oakland Athletics-Billy Beane always finds a way to make it work.
- Los Angeles Angels-Have to prove they can stay healthy.
- Seattle Mariners-With breaks could be an 80-win team.
- Texas Rangers-Do they have anyone to pitch?
NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST
- Atlanta Braves-Won division last year and more is coming from the farm.
- New York Mets-If everything comes together.
- Washington Nationals-Pitching will carry this team.
- Philadelphia Phillies-Brought in a lot of offense. I just don’t like their pitching.
- Miami Marlins-What number step is the Derek Jeter plan on?
NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL
- Milwaukee Brewers-Could be even better in 2019.
- Louis Cardinals-Cardinal franchise is back on the upswing.
- Chicago Cubs-Sold out to win the Series in 2016. Wouldn’t you?
- Cincinnatti Reds-Made nice moves but not over the top ones.
- Pittsburgh Pirates-Always seems to be in between contenders or rebuilding.
NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST
- Colorado Rockies-Starting to find pitching.
- Los Angeles Dodgers-Clayton Kershaw’s injury hampers them all year long.
- San Diego Padres-A team on the rise.
- San Francisco Giants-Trade Baumgartner and start the rebuild already.
- Arizona Diamondbacks-Going to be a long year in Arizona.
AMERICAN LEAGUE WILD CARD
- Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees
In a one game playoff I take Snell. Rays are not intimidated by the Yankees
- Astros over the Rays
- Indians over the Redsox
Astros are too much for the Rays who might only get to pitch Snell once.
Indians win a great series.
- Astros over the Indians
Player for player the Astros are better.
NATIONAL LEAGUE WILD CARD
- New York Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals
DeGrom in a big game. Thank you very much.
- Mets over the Brewers
- Braves over the Rockies
If the Mets pitchers stay healthy they will be a great team.
Braves young guns are too much.
- Braves over the Mets
The return of a great rivalry.
- Astros over the Braves
That is two world championships in the last three years.
After going 4-5 dropping my figure to plus 2750 mellamonies I am back with 6 plays today. 200 units each
Take the Rockies at the Marlins
Take the Dodgers at home vs the Diamondbacks
Take Houston plus 2.5 vs Kentucky
Take Virginia Tech plus 7 against Duke
Take Michigan State -6.5 against LSU
Take North Carolina -5.5 against Auburnbetting
The word came down Tuesday morning that 2018 NL Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets was getting a massive five year 137.5-million-dollar contract extension. No doubt this was a direct result of The deGrominator’s historic 2018 season.
Winning back to back awards is never easy. Since 2000 only 4 pitchers have been able to do it with all of them pitching in the National League. It will be a tall task for Jacob to repeat with all of the great pitchers in the NL this year including one on his own staff.
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NUKE OUTDUELS BAYLEY IN A CLASSIC PITCHERS DUEL
Nuke Laloosh outdueled Bayley leading Wonderboy to a 3-2 victory in the opener of the series. Nuke retired the first 14 batters of the game before giving up a 2 out double to Lacey Evans in the top of the 5th inning. Bayley was matching Nuke for three innings until she allowed a lead-off single to Bobby Rayburn and a double by Davis Birch. After striking out Lou Collins and Jack Elliott back to back, Pat Corning hit a 2 run single to give Wonderboy a 2-0 lead.
The game remained 2-0 until the top of the 8th inning when Evans reached 3rd as Rayburn booted a fly ball. Two batters later Peyton Royce clubbed a 2 run HR to tie the game at 2. The Girl Power dugout erupted as Royce rounded the bases. Paige left Bayley in the game for the 8th inning and despite retiring the first 2 batters, Elliott took her deep giving Wonderboy the 3-2 lead. Nuke retired the side in order in the 9th to secure the win.
This was an emotional game to lose but you have to look for positives says Paige. “Bayley pitcher her heart out and before you say it she deserved to keep pitching. Nuke is a great pitcher and we almost got him tonight. We will learn from this.”
Pop Fisher on Nuke. “My god. He has had 1 bad pitch in 2 games. That Girl Power team does not quit.”
Tomorrow has Becky Lynch against Steve Nebraska.
BRETT HART TOSSES SHUTOUT, ANDRE ASSAULT CONTINUES
Bret “The Hitman” Hart tossed a 5 hit shutout and Andre The Giant smacked a pair of solo HR’s in leading Legendary to a 4-0 victory over The Brotherhood in the opening game of the series. Andre is white hot as he has now hit 8 HR’s in his last 4 games. Andre gave Legendary the lead in the bottom of the first inning with an RBI single. The second run of the inning scored on a groundball double play off the bat of Hacksaw Jim Duggan. Andre then hit his solo HR’s in the 5th and 7th innings.
Meanwhile Hart was in complete control the whole game. Brotherhood never got a runner past second base as Hart scattered 5 hits while only walking one.
Michael Hayes commented after the game. “Andre is Andre. I have never seen a player do this before. It’s expected. I am more pumped on the shutout by Brett.”
“Brett was amazing today,” said Titus O’Neill. “IF we don’t figure out how to get Andre out this is going to be a long series.”
Tomorrow’s matchup is Bobby Roode vs Chris Jericho
DREW TELLS WILD THINGS TO TAKE A WALK
Drew McIntyre hit a 2 run walk off HR off The Duke giving the Outlaws a much needed victory 4-3 over Wild Things.
Much of this game was dominated by the Outlaws. Daniel Bryan held Wild Things scoreless for six innings on 4 hits. Elias dove in the Miz who singled and stole second in the bottom of the first to give the Outlaws an early 1-0 lead. Lio Rush’s run scoring groundout drove in Rusev making it 2-0 after 5 innings.
Things got interesting in the top of the 7th. With one out Pedro Cerrano singled and Roger Dorn doubled him to third. Next up Billy Bevins drove in Cerrano with a single advancing Dorn to third. Sami Zayn’s error allowed Dorn to score and pushed Alvarado to second. Kelly Leak’s RBI single with two outs gave Wild Things a 3-2 lead. Bryan settled down and ended the inning.
Eddie Harris got into a groove retiring 13 straight batters into the 9th inning. After a double by Luke Harper with one out in the 9th Lou Brown went to his closer The Duke. McIntyre then hit the first pitch from The Duke for a two run walk off HR. Mojo Rawley pitched two scoreless innings for the win.
Lou Brown was asked about the decision to lift Harris in the 9th inning. “I believe in Eddie and I believe in the Duke. You don’t always make the right decision and tonight it didn’t work out for us.”
Shane McMahon although pleased with the victory had no comment and the clubhouse was closed to the media.
Tomorrow it’s Randy Orton vs Sammy Bodeen.
Hello all and Happy Opening Day. Yesterday I went 0-2 lowering my total to plus 2950 mellamonies. Busy day today as I have 9 picks including all 4 Sweet Sixteen games. 200 units each
MLB OPENING DAY
Take the Yankees at home against the Orioles
Take the Redsox on the road in Seattle
Take the Rockies on the road in Miami
Take the Florida State Seminoles plus 7 against the Gonzaga Bulldogs
Take the Purdue Boilermakers plus 1.5 against the Tennessee Volunteers
Take the Michigan Wolverines -2 against the Texas Tech Red Raiders
Take the Virginia Cavaliers -8.5 against the Oregon Ducks
IN THE NBA
Take the Raptors -11.5 at the New York Knicks
SYSTEM HOCKEY PICK
Take the Edmonton Oilers at home vs the Dallas Starsspr