The Sharp Report – June 14, 2014


Yankees Rout A's

The Yankee’s win in impressive style against the A’s last night behind the bat of Jeter and arm of Phelps.

As they usually do after an awful night, the sharp bettors quickly found their way back to a winning night on the bases. Early moves went 2-3 and late moves swept 3-0. Today’s article is mostly recaps of the games sharp groups and bettors moved on, some key stats that I always like to report on were not available this morning.

I hope everyone is enjoying the World Cup, some great games yesterday and plenty more to come. I can’t wait for team USA to take the field on Monday!

Please refer to my first post in this series for a list of recommended sites to aid you in your handicapping.

6/14 Early Moves:

Here are some lines that were hit by sharp groups early enough this morning to make this report. I have not had time to research games myself, so I am not recommending that you try to find these numbers and tail the plays at this time. These are listed to show you what has happened so far this morning, always do your own research on these before following along.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins (Under 8)
Key Line Move @ 8:30 am EST

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers (Under 8.5)
Key Line Move @ 8:30 am EST

6/13 Recap:

Early Moves:

Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers (Under 8) – Loss
Key Line Move @ 12:00 am EST

Everything screamed under in this game and Bailey/Garza looked sharp early. This quickly ended in the top of the fifth when Garza made some errors in the field and the floodgates opened as the Reds would score four runs. The Brewers got pay back against Bailey in the 7th with four runs of their own, and this under was long gone.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles (Under 9) – Win
Key Line Move @ 6:00 am EST

The sharps were dead on here, Hutchinson pitched a gem and the Toronto bullpen picked up the slack from there to complete the shut out. Jimenez pitched well for the Orioles, but couldn’t get any run support. Jimenez is a pitcher to watch the rest of the season, a lot of people will be fading the Orioles when he is on the mound and we will be taking advantage of some very soft lines.

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox (Under 8.5) – Loss
Key Line Move @ 8:00 am EST

Eight runs were scored in the first two innings which made this impossible to hit. The real kicker here is that there was only one more run scored the rest of the way, as this move only loses by a half of a run. Quintana was absolutely lit up in the first inning for the White Sox, without that this would have been an easy winner. I would officially put Quintana on the ‘fade list’ until he shows that he can come to play from start to finish.

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners (Under 7) – Win
Key Line Move @ 10:40 am EST

A popular pick with sharps and the public alike. Any time that King Felix takes the mound, it is very likely going to be a low scoring affair. Tepesch of the Rangers matched Hernandez pitch for pitch, which was a shock to most people. The game goes the way most thought it would, in terms of the total score, but I don’t think many expected the Rangers to come out on top. Keep an eye on Tepesch the rest of the season.

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers (Over 8.5) – Loss
Key Line Move @ 11;23 am EST

Everyone including myself underestimated Gibson, there was just no way that this guy could tame the mighty Tigers, but he did. It took a lot of key defensive plays and great pitching out of jams, but Gibson and the Twins got the job done, shutting out the Tigers.

Late Moves:

Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies (Under 8.5) – Win
Key Line Move @ 3:14 pm EST

We got the result that we wanted here, but not in the way that we anticipated at all. Arrieta pitched an absolute gem for the Cubs. Roberto Hernandez was pitching a so-so game before being ejected for plugging the Cubs’ Castro in the arm after Castro took him yard in his previous at bat. Great job for the up an coming Arrieta, definitely someone to keep an eye on in the future.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros (Under 8) – Win
Key Line Move @ 5:08 pm EST

Everyone expected a dominant pitching performance on both sides in this game, there was definitely one out of Tampa Bay’s Cobb who struck out 11 through 6 innings. McHugh didn’t pitch awfully, but was just outmatched on this night by the performance of Cobb.

Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox (Over 8) – Win
Key Line Move @ 6:30 PM

In by far the worst performance of Masterson’s season, he was yanked after the second inning after giving up five runs. Lackey on the Red Sox side wasn’t much better, but was able to settle down after three early runs. I didn’t see this at all, I was actually big on the under. Some of the groups just had a hunch that Masterson was going to get shelled, and they were absolutely correct.

Chris Sharp is a professional sports handicapper and daily contributor to He can be found on Twitter @CSharp_Picks and on his web site
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