Sunday, May 11, 2014 | 2 a.m.
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.
Chicago White Sox (-105) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, $525 to win $500: I must not be thinking straight. Chicago starter Hector Noesi sports an 8.27 ERA, but I’m still betting the White Sox in what could be considered a poor wager. It’s a risk I’m willing to take.
Noesi gave up just one run in his most recent start, striking out six batters in five innings. Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come.
But this bet isn’t about Chicago. It’s about the lowly Arizona Diamondbacks, which are one of baseball’s worst teams with a 14-25 record.
It’s gotten so bad that Chase Anderson, today’s starter, was recently promoted from Double-A. While he was solid in Mobile, Ala., the hitters will be more advanced today.
Here’s hoping my streak of winners continues. I’m going for a fourth straight win in this column.
Standings: Bern (23-16-1, $11,500), Brewer (17-20-3, $7,595), Keefer (19-25, $7,528)