Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 10:55 a.m.
We’re entering the third season of the annual South Point-lined Play of the Day competition, effective July 1.
Starting bankrolls have reset to $10,000, with the maximum bet being to win $1,000 and the minimum wager $300. Ray Brewer won the 2015-2016 season, after Taylor Bern prevailed in 2014-2015. Bern stepped away in the middle of the 2016-2017 season with a 16-12 record and $13,317 bankroll, with Mike Grimala taking his place.
Minnesota Twins minus-105 at Chicago White Sox: $630 to win $600 : Chicago starter Mike Pelfrey has just four strikeouts in 14 innings pitched this season, meaning the Twins batters will be putting the ball in play frequently tonight. Don’t be surprised when Pelfrey’s already-inflated 5.02 earned run average increases.
Minnesota starter Hector Santiago has a 3-1 record and respectable 2.78 earned run average in six starts. While he’s not a front-of-the-rotation pitcher, he’s a much safer bet than Pelfrey.
Minnesota took two of three games against the White Sox earlier in the season, but all three games were low-scoring and closely contested. Tonight, with Pelfrey pitching, it be different — the Twins will roll.
Current Standings: Grimala (9-12, $9,193), Granger (15-19-1, $8,667), Keefer (43-38-3, $7,730), Brewer (30-30-1, $7,425)