Wednesday - September 3, 2008

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11:55 AM ET: Quentin Scratched, Pick Unlocked
Carlos Quentin has been giving the day off resting his sore forearm, therefore picks used for the 12:05 p.m. matchup are now UNLOCKED. You can now select any other matchup today, good luck.

10:18 AM ET: If Quentin Is Hurt, Matchup Will Be Taken Off Board
According to the Associated Press, Carlos Quentin was held out of the lineup yesterday because of a sore left forearm. If Quentin does not start, the matchup will be taken off the board. It will be ruled as "postponed" or "push" and no streaks will end or be extended because of it. Sometimes these issues occur if a player is injured that we have on the board, and we try our best to stay away from the players in these positions. Also, I had some broken links for the football mini-games for Beat The Streaker's. Here are the correct links: Pigskin Pick'em , Gridiron Challenge , Eliminator Challenge.

Today's Preview
Wednesday gets started with some baseball at noon with Carlos Quentin of the White Sox taking on Grady Sizemore of the Indians in a most total bases matchup. Quentin is 5 for his last 19 at-bats while Sizemore is 7 for his last 22. At 2:05 p.m. you can either chose the straight up matchup between Seattle and Texas or go the prop route in Milwaukee with which team will record the first extra base hit. The Mets hit first, so I give them the slight advantage but not by much at all. If you don?t trust baseball, put your streak on the line with Scottish soccer. We gave Ross County the draw on the road. The Williams sister battle it out on the hard court at 7:00 on USA. Serena has the slight edge in this installment of the Williams sister rivalry. Lastly at 10:00, we have more WNBA action with the Lynx +3 at Mercury.


MLB Wednesday Night Baseball: Which result will yield a HIGHER total?
Pavano has had only 6 strikeouts in his two starts this season. He is going against a solid lineup in the Rays, specifically Carlos Pena who is hitting well of late. Pena is only batting .249 on the season, but I would take him over Pavano because we have not seen that much of him this season.

Yesterday's Results: Turned out to be a rough day for Streakers, picking only 35.4% of picks correctly. The top streak extender of the day were the St.Louis Cardinals who took down the Diamondbacks, 8-2. Our top streak breakers were both tennis matches, both of whom took down some long streaks including our previous leader of 11. There have been multiple complaints about the tennis matches on the message boards but entries need to make sure they read the questions thoroughly before making a picks. If it looks like a gimmie, it probably isn't, therefore double check the question each time.