GAME: (955) CINCINNATI REDS vs (956) ATLANTA BRAVES
PICKS: (956) ATLANTA BRAVES
REASON FOR PICK: Play On: Atlanta w/Santana.
Note: When Ervin Santana and the Braves open a three-game set against the Reds Friday evening in Atlanta they will take on the field knowing Santana is in great KW form with 24 strikeouts and 4 walks this season. He has also cashed in 7 of his last 10 team starts at home. With his counterpart, Homer Bailey owning a 1.87 WHIP this season as opposed to Santana's 0.81 WHIP, we recommend a 1-unit play on Atlanta. Thank you and good luck as always.
Marc's hot hand on the hardwood continues Friday night with another of his famous Top Of The Ticket Top Key Plays. It's backed with a 100% ATS perfect winning playoff angle in the game - and it's yours, if you act now!
GAME: (961) PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES vs (962) ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
PICKS: (962) ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
REASON FOR PICK: Your free pick for Friday, April 25, 2014, comes in baseball as Philadelphia and the Diamondbacks meet in Arizona. Think Arizona can get a win at home, which they haven't done a lot of? They can against the aging Philadelphia Phillies, a team that is 13-30 in their last 43 road games. And speaking of aging righty Roberto Hernandez (5.75 ERA) is on the mound. The Phillies are 1-2 his last three starts and the only win was 10-9 over Colorado where Hernadez gave up 10 base runners, 6 runs in 4 innings! The Phillies are 20-42 in their last 62 games vs. a right-handed starter and face righty Josh Collmenter, who has allowed fewer hits than innings pitched. Collmenter surrendered four runs on five hits and two walks across six innings while striking out six Sunday in a loss to Los Angeles. Collmenter almost had six innings of one-run ball complete but Yasiel Puig took him deep with two on and two out to ruin his quality start. It was a fairly solid showing from Collmenter and he should remain in the rotation for the time being. The Phillies are also 16-35 in their last 51 road games vs. a right-handed starter, so grab the home team. Play Arizona!