Thursday - August 7, 2008

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10:33 PM ET: Kenny Perry Withdrawls, Nationals Come Out On Top
Kenny Perry has withdrawn from the PGA Championship due to an apparent eye injury involving his contact lens. Yes, strange but true according to ESPN.com. Perry shot a 9-over 79 in his first round and will probably be out for just this weekend, therefore his matchup against Justin Rose will be taken off the board. Also, only 3 Streakers picked the Nationals in our afternoon prop against the Rockies to receive the win. Looks like our leader is still waiting for a matchup to catch his eye which is wrestling up some fellow Streakers feathers on the message board.

3:07 PM ET: Wright Hits Walk-Off, Gives Santana Streak Win
David Wright just gave the Mets the win after a two-out walk-off home run. The Mets win gives Santana the win in our streak matchup 7-6. Just when Schoeneweis looked to have given the Padres a second life by giving up a eighth inning home-run to Jody Gerut...who? Wright saves the day and the 33% of Streakers who took Santana. Another instant Steak classic!


11:46 AM ET: Sergio Comes Through, Phillies Off The Board
Sergio Garcia shot an even par on his first 9 holes to beat Anthony Kim who shot a 2-over, 37. Also, at Streak headquarters we had to take down the Phillies - Marlins matchup because of the overwhelming odds favoring Philly -220. To clarify, if a specific matchup is over -185 we will most likely take it off the board since there should be no "gimmies" in this game but we will do our best not to take the matchup off the board on the same day to avoid any confusion. Oh yeah, in case you have not heard, Brett Favre is a New York Jet. J-E-T-S...alright that's enough.

Today's Preview: A possible Ryder Cup preview starts us off in the morning with Sergio Garcia taking on Anthony Kim as they tee off at 8:25 a.m. Just a reminder, that most golf matchups will now be 9 holes due to the time length of previous full round matchups. These have been altered to give you Streakers more opportunities to pick throughout the day. Another strikeouts vs. total hits matchup will keep us entertained during the early afternoon hours as Johan Santana takes on the San Diego Padres hitters at 12:05 p.m.. The Padres did have 11 hits in the first of three games last night but don't expect these Padres to get 10 hits off Santana. A rare team vs. team prop is at 3:05 p.m. between the Nationals and Rockies, who are at Coors Field so expect some high numbers here. Some MLB Lines: Cardinals -145, Yankees -153, White Sox -140 DBacks -155, and Mariners -128. Best Bets: Anthony Kim, Rockies and DBacks.

Yesterday's Notes: Streakers have been in a little bit of a slump lately and with yesterdays overall win PCT tallying up at 50.8%, this could be a sign for things to come. The biggest streak breaker was obviously the women's soccer upset with Norway taking down the U.S. Only 4 Streakers including myself chose Norway, nice work fellow risk takers! The biggest winner of the day was the San Francisco Giants and the 94.5% of users who picked them to beat the Atlanta Braves. At the end of the night, our leader still sits at 11.