Fifth-inning baseball betting is common, but even gamblers who make that their wager of choice must have watched in disbelief as the Colorado Rockies scored 13 runs against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night. The game ended in a 17-7 victory for the Rockies, but the real story here is of course the new record set by Colorado. It all started when Trevor Story led off the fifth with a home run, followed by another by Nolan Arenado. Each drove in three runs for a new franchise record as well as the most runs scored in an inning by any team since Arizona scored 13 in the fourth against Pittsburgh in 2010.
With the Bronx bombers dead last on the AL East division, betting on baseball on the Yankees, seems like a bad idea, right now.
The Los Angeles Angels are betting on MLB favorites (-120) – as well as winners of the all-time most redundant name in sports history – versus the Milwaukee Brewers (+110) tonight. The visiting Angels will hope to prevent their fourth defeat in five games on the arm of Nick Tropeano – who hopes to keep filling a void in the Los Angeles Angels' rotation – as Junior Guerra looks forward to giving the Brewers their second home win in a row in this series after going almost two decades without one. Monday's 8-5 series-opening victory for Milwaukee broke a four-game skid in this series and eight-game drought at home versus Los Angeles going back to 1997.
A catcher who doesn’t catch is like a coffeemaker that doesn’t make coffee or a finger that doesn’t fing. And that’s what happened to Toronto Blue Jays catcher Josh ‘Ultima’ Thole when he let a slider get past him. Caleb Joseph made the most of the mistake and slid home, sweet, home with two outs in the 10th to give the Baltimore Orioles a 4-3 win. “I just missed the ball,” Thole said afterward, crestfallen in front of his locker. “I have to catch those.” Thank you for that powerful insight into your line of work, Captain Obvious.
The 2016 MLB regular season is underway and the Chicago Cubs are taking on the Cincinnati Reds at 8:05 PM ET on Wednesday April 13th, 2016 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.