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November 24, 2014

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Vegas Play of the Day: White Sox at Rockies

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point.

Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

Colorado Rockies (Lyles) minus-1.5 at +140 vs. Chicago White Sox (Paulino): $500 to win $700 : My handicapping has been downright pathetic. No excuses. Readers could have made a small fortune by betting against my handicapping.

So, as we head into the second week of baseball, we’ll try to reverse the trend. While I’m 0-2 in my initial baseball selections, I feel more comfortable with my baseball knowledge, especially when it comes to identifying struggling pitchers.

That’s Felipe Paulino of the White Sox. I suspect he’ll be hit pretty hard tonight in Denver.

During Spring Training, Paulino had a 6.75 earned run average in 22 and 2/3 innings pitched, giving up 32 hits, 10 walks and three home runs. He shouldn’t have made the team.

Colorado has the best batting average in baseball at .308, is second in slugging percent at .479 and third in runs with 39. The Rockies’ Michael Cuddyer, Carlos Gonzales and Troy Tulowitzki will eventually get to Paulino.

Also, the Rockies are in the middle of a home stand, while Chicago played over the weekend in Kansas City.

Standings: Bern (18-12, $10,490), Keefer (15-15, $9,357), Brewer (10-17-3, $5,580)

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21

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