2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
May 02, 2008
Cincinnati at Atlanta
Friday 05/02 07:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Cincinnati +124 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
Tim Hudson is still a good major league pitcher, but not what he once was. His first seven seasons he was 106-48. His last three years he has gone 32-24. All of his first five years, his hits allowed were less than innings pitched. In his last five, all but one have shown his hits allowed over innings pitched. His strikeout totals are way down the last few years, with this year being the lowest yet. He just doesn't have the same stuff, but is still a good pitcher. Edinson Volquez has really blossomed. He has yet to give up more than one run in any start, and no more than five hits. He has yet to give up 10 hits or more in any big league start, which is 19 in a row, so the stuff is certainly there, and it is now being harnessed. Atlanta is a sub-.500 teams the past three seasosn as a favrotie of -100 to -150. We will ride the Reds with a pitcher that is well under the radar.