No Bob “Betamethasone” Baffert at Belmont. His Kentucky Derby winner, Medina Spirit, may have his victory stripped away after Bob’s latest visit to the dark side. Triple crown winner American Pharoah seems safe, but as LeBron James would say, “You’re next” Justify. … We gave you Rombauer in the Preakness. Take Essential Quality in the Belmont.
And take the Cubs in Frisco. Former Twin Kohl Stewart (1-0, 0.00 ERA) made his Cubs debut Monday and allowed one run (unearned) over five frames against the potent San Diego Tatichados. The Giants’ Kevin Gausman (6-0, 1.40 ERA) left his Sunday start after experiencing “hip tightness.” (Giants fan Bob Baffert offered his help, but Kevin refused treatment.) Gausman, the NL pitcher of the month, has not allowed a run in his past three starts. Hip-tight Stitches, who has never won handicapper of the month, will go with Cubs for 30 units.
Three in a row for the O’s! With Orioles own 1-0, someone named Ryan Mountcastle hit a two-run homer to trip the Tribe 3-1. Account at -1,377 chicosalmons.