After the MLB All-Star break is over and the season commences again, it’s almost like witnessing the start of a new season, save for the fact that most teams won’t be on the same win-loss playing field. With most teams already having played about 90 games thus far, the post season is firmly planted in every team’s minds, and the excitement for online sports betting is sure to get even more intense. For Thursday’s baseball action in our top sportsbooks featured here at CasinoReview.org, five American League games and one sole National League game was on tap for sports betting fans if not to just give a taste of the second half of the season’s beginning. With only a small chunk of games, why not drop into one of our best online sportsbooks and plant a wager on all the games today? I’d managed to convince myself of that idea, so going over to Sportsbook.com, two parlay wagers would be placed, in the hopes that the second half of the MLB season would get off to a roaring start.
With the only NL game being played in New York with the Mets up against the Reds tonight, it would be hard to place a wager on the Cincinnati Reds, and the dismal Bronson Arroyo, who came into the game with a 3-9 record. With ‘El Duque’ Orlando Hernandez quietly having a decent season this year, the Mets won 3-2 at home with back-to-back home runs to start off the game, securing the first piece of a three team parlay wager. Unfortunately for this bet, regardless of the White Sox also winning against the Orioles this evening, a controversial wager to take the Toronto Blue Jays over the Boston Red Sox did not come to fruition. Roy Halladay got shelled early, giving up a four spot in the first inning which sealed the fate of his team in a 7-4 loss in Boston. The 4.66 ERA sported by Roy Halladay this year has been really surprising, as his performance is nowhere near that of the past few seasons. On the other hand though, with this bet going down in flames, there would still be one more chance at online sports betting retribution, as the second three team parlay bet of the day featured the charging Yankees, my hometown Mariners, and the Minnesota Twins.
The Yankees are definitely making their move, and they will have to right now. Although playing the awful Tampa Bay Devil Rays, every win will count for New York, and the 7-3 victory this evening secured the Yanks even at .500 ball for the year. In Minnesota, two quick strikes against a hot pitcher in Chad Gaudin secured a 6-2 win for the Twins, and making the AL West all the more difficult for the Oakland A’s to get back in. Last but certainly not least, the Seattle Mariners came through in the clutch to secure a 3-2 over the Detroit Tigers and in the process scoring a much need betting win at Sportsbook.com for this writer. Quietly, the Mariners have crept to within two games of the division leading L.A. Angels, who prior to the break had dropped 8 of their last 12 games, while Seattle’s next 13 out of 16 games will be against under .500 teams. With so many division leading teams struggling, it is anybody’s call who will be leaders at the end of the year. Get in to the rivalries with some online sportsbook betting on our great websites featured here at CasinoReview.org. You won’t want to miss out on all this MLB action, which is guaranteed to have plenty of great sportsbook wagering opportunities.