2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
June 20, 2008
Cincinnati at New York
Friday 06/20 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on New York -148 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: loss
3 units on New York -130 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: win
Everyone has been waiting for the Yankees to turn the corner, and apparently they now have. The Bombers have now won seven straight. The Reds on the other hand, are riding their worst streak of the season having now dropped five straight. So this says the Yankees at their peak against the Reds at their worst, played at the Stadium is a small to medium favorite? Don't see it that way. After a poor start Mike Mussina is 9-1 with a 3.25 ERA in his last 10 and has been a surgeon to the corners of the plate allowing just eight walks over his last 61 innings. The pitching matchup is a wash; the Yankees have the home field and the better pen. The Reds have already blown 8 of 21 save opportunities while the Yankees have converted the highest percentage in baseball with Rivera 20 of 20. This game should also be short on runs as Volquez has pitched in games that featured the opponent scoring three runs or less in 12 of 15 starts while Mussina has pitched in games ended with less than nine runs scored in 9 of his 14 starts. Yanks and the UNDER here.