2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 06, 2008
Baltimore at Los Angeles
Wednesday 08/06 03:35 PM Eastern
2 units on Baltimore +195 (moneyline) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: LOSS
The O's hung in there for awhile, but a 4-14 streak put an end to any thought they'd be around come October. But as young teams go, the mental aspect of the game is fragile. This team now has a winning mentality again, winners of six of their last nine backed by a 3-0 shutout of the Angels last night. After five straight wins on the road over the Red Sox and Yankees, the Angels seem to have lost their emotional edge for a bit, dropping three out of four. Ervin Santana led the Angels to six wins in his first seven starts, while posting a 2.02 ERA in the process. Santana and the Angels have struggled since as they have been a sub-.500 team over his last 15 starts while his ERA has almost doubled in the process. Sometimes timing puts value in the moneyline, so we like the O's chances here to steal another from the Angels.