Wednesday - August 13, 2008

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10:24 AM ET: Peavy Scratched, U.S. Defeats Netherlands and 4 Leaders at 11
Jake Peavy has been dropped as tonight's Padres starter against the Brewers and C.C. Sebathia. Taking his spot will be John Banks, who is 3-4 with a 3.77 ERA. Due to the modified starting pitching matchup, we have taken the game off the board. The U.S. table tennis team took down the Netherland this morning taking the match, 3 games to 1. The win moved one Streaker to 11 while the Ivory Coast (1-0 win) gave two Steakers 11 straight as well. MHJONES00's dream of 15 was shattered by his pick of Australia. 4 Streakers are now at at 11, can they make it to 15?

Today's Preview: The Olympics take over the last week of our insider (beta) challenge. Starting things off, at 7:45 a.m. the Ivory Coast are slightly favored in a group stage match which means Australia gets the draw. Then at 9:30 Streakers are introduced to table tennis as the U.S. Women take on Holland aka the Netherlands. Both teams are 66/1 odds to win the gold, with China heavily favored at 1/25 (keep that in mind). The Champions League continues its qualifying (third round) with Russia's Spartak Moscow hosting Dynamo Kiev of the Ukraine, whom we give the draw to on the road. On ESPN's Wednesday Night Baseball between the Rangers and the Red Sox, we have the second basemen going head to head in a total bases matchup. Both players are hot right now with Kinsler hitting 7 for his last 11 while Pedroia is 5 for his last 10. Olympic swimming finishes our night once again, this time with 1/5 favorite Kosuke Kitajima of Japan taking on the field in the 200 meter breaststroke. A possible 4-win day for Streakers.

Best bets: Ivory Coast, Spartak Moscow, Kinsler and Red Sox.

Yesterday's Notes: Another solid day for Streakers, netting a overall winning PCT of 85.5%. The biggest winner was the -5000 favorite in Michael Phelps who dominated the field in the 200m butterfly. The leaderboard is getting crowded at the top with 5 10-game Streakers and the two leaders: Ruudbuoy and MHJONES00, with 11.