2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
April 30, 2008
Los Angeles at Miami
Wednesday 04/30 07:10 PM Eastern
5 units on Miami +104 (moneyline) (risk 5 to return 5) RESULT: LOSS
The Marlins are surprising everyone. With a tiny payroll, they are in first place at the end of April in the NL East. It is due in large part to the development of Scott Olson. The Marlins are 5-0 in his starts already this season, and he looks like he has turned into a top flight pitcher. The stuff was never an issue. It was always command. But he has finally found the strike-zone consistently, and good things are happening. Chad Billingsley has been a reliever, then a starter and Joe Torre used him out of the pen to start the season. Then he ended up in the rotation once again. He has had a lot of trouble, as the Dodgers are 0-4 in his starts, and he isn't pitching very deep into games and the middle of the Dodger pen has been awful. Los Angeles has manaaged just 3.8 runs per game on the road this season. Florida is 8-2 this season after a loss and we like them with a maturing Olsen to get one at home.