2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 09, 2008
Atlanta at n/a
Saturday 08/09 08:10 PM Eastern
3 units on n/a -1.5 runs +138 (runline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
Dan Haren has given the D-Backs a big lift since being dealt from the A's. Haren has pitched as well as anyone over his last 12 starts. His numbers show an ERA of 1.93 over this stretch with his teams combining to go 10-2 in the 12 games. Atlanta has been miserable on the road this season winning about one of every three they play. Jair Jurgens has pitched well for the Braves, but most of the wins have come at home where he is 8-3, while the Braves have logged a losing mark when he has started on the road. The D-Backs brought Haren here to win, and that is what he has done, so we like them on the runline in this one. On a final note, Dan Haren was on The Jungle with Jim Rome yesterday and those that have appeared on Rome's radio show have met with great success. Consider it the reverse of the SI jinx!