So, do you feel omniscient punk? Well, do ya?

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We’ll make a bunch of predictions for the 2011 season here at HBT, but since we’re still hoping to make the Olympic Prediction Team, we’re trying to maintain our amateur status and not make it an actual competition.

Wezen-Ball’s Larry Granillo has no compunction about turning pro, however, so he has a genuine contest going.  It’s a point-based thing based on where teams finish, playoff results, the postseason awards, and everything.  The winner will get a $30 gift card for MLB.com with which — Larry argues anyway — you can buy two tickets to a game.

I say you can put a down payment on a sweet throwback Padres cap.  Either way, it’s not a bad deal.

Nathan Eovaldi to start Game 3 for the Red Sox

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Red Sox manager Alex Cora said last night that Nathan Eovaldi will start Game 3 of the ALCS against the Astros on Tuesday.

Rick Porcello was previously lined up to start that game, but he was used in relief in last night’s game. Not that Eovaldi is chopped liver. Indeed, he’s coming off seven innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts and no walks in his Game 3 start against the Yankees in the ALDS.

Houston will go with Dallas Keuchel in Game 3, followed by Charlie Morton in Game 4. That is, “unless Armageddon hits and we have a historically long game,” said A.J. Hinch yesterday.