Tuesday - August 5, 2008

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10:09 AM ET: Bogut sits out against U.S. because of a sore right ankle
Andrew Bogut, Australia's leading scorer sat out today's game to rest his sore right ankle. Due to the late notice of the injury, Bosh and Howard are awarded the victory in our matchup. Enjoy the freebie folks. Other notes for the day: Jaime Moyer (PHI) is 10-0 in his career against the Florida Marlins and Gavin Floyd (CHW) is 3-0 in his 7 career starts against the Detroit Tigers.


Today's Preview: Tuesday starts off with what looks like a major mismatch on paper with Andrew Bogut of the Australian national team going up against both centers of the U.S. team, Dwight Howard and Chris Bosh, in the final tune-up game before group play begins. Bogut averaged 14.8 points in the 2004 Olympics, and 12.8 in the 2006 FIBA championship, while Bosh and Howard combined for only 8 points in their last tune-up game against Russia. Our Champions League qualifying matchups give both home teams the draw as they try to come back and stay alive in the tournament. Speaking of soccer, the North American SuperLiga championship takes place tonight with two MLS squads going for the title, with the Revolution playing on their home pitch. A few MLB games round out the night with the Yankees, White Sox and Braves all favored.

Yesterday's Notes: Another day, another streak of 10 goes down. We've now had 5 streakers get to 10 and all failed trying to reach 11. Our solo current leader at 10 did not make a pick yesterday. A dismal overall winning PCT of 30.8 in the books for Monday. The Minnesota Twins gave up 10 runs in the 7th inning en route to the biggest loser award, followed closely by the Boston Red Sox. Roy Halladay checks in as the biggest winner, out dueling the entire A's staff by 1 strikeout.