Yesterday, Lucas Duda recorded his first career multi- home run game and the Mets earned a 4-2 win. David Wright also homered as part of a three-hit performance for the Mets.
"I'm hoping this is going to be the norm for us," Dickey said.
These teams split 18 games last year.
(Sportsbook Betting Lines) - There has been plenty of offense in this series between the Cardinals and Brewers. One team will walk away with early-season bragging rights between the National League Central rivals when St. Louis and Milwaukee play the rubber match of a three-game series this afternoon.
The Cardinals then opened defense of their title with a win at Miami on Wednesday before knocking off the Brewers 11-5 on Friday on Milwaukee's opener.
Hart took Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright deep for a solo homer in the second inning and hit a two-run shot off Victor Marte in the sixth. Rickie Weeks homered off Fernando Salas in the eighth, part of a 2-for-4 afternoon in which he scored twice.
Wainwright (0-1), who placed second in NY Cy Young voting in 2010, missed the Cardinals' entire campaign last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in early 2011. He allowed three runs on four hits while striking out six in 5 2/3 innings.
The Cardinals were held to just five hits, all singles, including two from David Freese.
With Chris Carpenter on the disabled list, Lance Lynn will begin his second major league season in the rotation.
The Brewers counter with a veteran in 35-year-old Randy Wolf, who begins his third season with the club. Wolf has won 13 games in each of his previous two campaigns with Milwaukee, going 13-10 in 33 starts last year with a 3.69 ERA.
(Sportsbook Betting Lines) - Coming off a pair of solid victories, the Baltimore Orioles try to cap a three-game, season-opening sweep of the Minnesota Twins this afternoon. Not only that, but with a loss the Twins will be off to their first 0-3 start in 31 years. The last time Minnesota dropped its first three contests was in 1981 when the Twins began 0-4 and finished in last place in the AL West that year, which was shortened in games due to a mid-season work stoppage.
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NFL betting action is back! At MySportsbook, all of the pro football odds are posted for the NFC North. Check out how we see the four teams in this cloudy division stacking up this year in the chase for the playoffs! Green Bay Packers (+125) - With QB Aaron Rodgers leading the offense and DC Dom Capers working his magic on defense, the Packers are a real force to be reckoned with.
Virtually nothing changed on this offense for Green Bay from last year to this year, save for the addition of rookie OT Brian Bulaga to the bunch. Expect more huge numbers from the Pack, and a relatively favorable schedule should get them over the hump and into the playoffs once again this season. My NFL Betting Predictions: 11-5, 1st place in NFC North Minnesota Vikings (+130) - There are still too many unknowns about the Vikes this year. There is a huge difference between QB Brett Favre and either Tarvaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels under center. Plus, is Favre comes back, is he really going to be able to keep his pick total under double digits again? Depth at running back looked like it might have been an issue with RB Chester Taylor fleeing in free agency, but drafting RB Toby Gerhart should pick up the difference. This defense is still suitable, but with a first place schedule, making the playoffs is going to be very tough regardless of whether #4 comes back or not.
There is a huge difference between QB Brett Favre and either Tarvaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels under center. Plus, is Favre comes back, is he really going to be able to keep his pick total under double digits again? Depth at running back looked like it might have been an issue with RB Chester Taylor fleeing in free agency, but drafting RB Toby Gerhart should pick up the difference. This defense is still suitable, but with a first place schedule, making the playoffs is going to be very tough regardless of whether #4 comes back or not. Play this weekly NFL Football Contestto see if you can win.
Chicago Bears (+350) - The Bears are probably a bit of an overhyped team once again this year.No, we don't think it is plausible for QB Jay Cutler to have as bad of a season as he did last year, and we do think the additions of RB Chester Taylor and DE Julius Peppers are going to help immensely, but there's still something in the water in the Windy City that we aren't so sure about. Maybe Chicago finds its way to .500... but then again, maybe it doesn't. If Favre comes back, Cutler might be the worst quarterback in this division this year.
Detroit Lions (+1500) - The Lions are probably once again going to be the whipping boys for the rest of the teams in the NFC North, but they aren't just going to roll over and die once again. There is some real talent amassing on this team offensively, as the combination of QB Matt Stafford, RB Jahvid Best, WR Calvin Johnson, and TE Brandon Pettigrew should put a bunch of points on the board if the offensive line can even remotely hold up. The questions really lie on defense, where it feels like DT Ndamukong Suh is going to be trying to stop opposing teams all by himself. This year should show some marked improvement in the Motor City.
The Patriots will make NFL betting fans a lot of money this season, get in early and enjoy the cash.