2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
May 04, 2008
Kansas City at Cleveland
Sunday 05/04 01:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Kansas City +145 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: WIN
The Royals certainly know Aaron Laffey, as three of his ten big league starts have come vs. the Royals. The Tribe had one good stretch this season winning five straight, but otherwise have had trouble finding the win column (9-16). Of those 25 games, 14 produced 3 runs or less. It puts a lot of pressure on a young pitcher to perform, knowing his team is having trouble scoring runs. Gil Meche has pitched below his career averages this season, and was bombed by the Tribe earlier this season, and you know he will have a purpose out there today. He had won three of four vs. the Indians prior to that. The Royals are the team with the value here, as the Tribe hasn't gotten it in gear yet and Laffey is certainly not the quality, or experience, of Meche, at least at this stage of his career.