Wednesday - August 6, 2008

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5:51 PM ET: Leader Up To 11, Kazmir Struggles, and Carlos Lee Goes Yard
Thanks to Scott Kazmir's mediocre performance on the hill today, our leader, 76bluestingray has tied the highest streak of the game at 11. Only 4 more to win the cash prize, can he hang on? Will the pressure get to him like our last leader? Stay tuned to find out. Speaking of #19, Kazmir only lasted 4 1/3 innings giving up 5 runs and 3 walks while only striking out 4. In his past 9 starts he has only made it past the sixth innings in 2 of them. Also, Carlos Lee took care of our afternoon prop by himself hitting a 3-run homer in the 3rd inning. Few more matchups to pick tonight so get to it!

11:48 AM ET: Mexican Primera DivisiĆ³n Time Mix-up

Our source for the start time between Cruz Azul and San Luis had a bit of a mix-up and the game is actually at 9:30 p.m. ET tonight. Unfortunately, it is not on t.v. but you can stay updated on the gamecast provided by ESPN Soccernet or on flashscore.com. Both teams are 1-0-1 (W-L-D) and look to stay undefeated. If you picked this matchup originally scheduled at 11:00 a.m. the good news is, your pick is unlocked, and there is now a late game to select. Bad news is, if you lose your next pick because of the time mistake, your streak is still over. Feel free to express your anger to me here.

9:47 AM ET: U.S. Women and a 11-Game Streak Go Down!
Hope Solo and the U.S. Women's soccer team were just upset by Norway 2-0. 99.1% of streakers playing this matchup took the crushing defeat, including our now previous leader who reached 11. Our new leader sits at 10 but has not made a pick since Sunday. 76bluestingray must be looking for his perfect matchup.


Today's Preview: Wednesday kicks off at 7:45 a.m. with the Beijing Summer Olympics women's soccer group play featuring the gold medal favorite USA taking on Norway. Norway gets the draw in our matchup but don't expect it to be a cakewalk win for the U.S. as this Norway squad is predicted to finish as a close second in group G. At 12:40 p.m. Scott Kazmir's strikeouts goes up against the Cleveland Indians walks + runs scored. Kazmir only recorded 5 strikeouts and walked 6 in his previous start. Could this have been a fluke start or a beginning to a slow decline? Your call, streakers! Lance Berkman, who sat out last night's game against the Cubs is supposed to be in action tonight, teaming up with Carlos Lee to take on the two-headed Cub monster: Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez in a hits vs. hits matchup. Don't forget on ESPN2 at 7:00 Thierry Henry leads FC Barcelona to New York to take on the Red Bulls. Barcelona is a heavy favorite therefore we put Henry and Euro 2008 MVP, Xavi against the whole Red Bull squad in a most goals prop. Also, Wednesday Night Baseball features AL MVP contenders Alex Rodriguez and Josh Hamilton battling it out for most bases in our last prop of the night. Lastly, some MLB lines: Giants -180, Phillies -150, Yankees -125, and Cardinals -105. Best Bets: US Women, Indians walks + runs, Giants, and A-Rod.

Yesterday's Notes: Not a good day overall for streakers with a overall win PCT of 47.4%. The major streak breakers were the Yankees and Phillies going down. So much for 10-0 vs. the Marlins, Jaime Moyer! Our leader is only 4 wins away from $4,500 after the White Sox score 4 runs in their last at-bat to win in the 14th inning. Can grier98 hang on?