2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 05, 2008
Los Angeles at St. Louis
Tuesday 08/05 08:15 PM Eastern
4 units on St. Louis -106 (moneyline) (risk 4 to return 4) RESULT: WIN
One thing is for sure and that is you'd never get Chris Carpenter and the Cards at home for basically even money before his Tommy John surgery last April. The fact that Carpenter threw 67 pitches and allowed just one run over four innings, and had no setbacks says this guy is ready to be himself again and soon. The Cards are 27-10 over his last 37 home starts and we'll take the odds makers hedge that he isn't Chris Carpenter yet, and say that he is. St. Louis has been a difficult stop for Los Angeles over the past three years as they have gone just 2-7 here and have been outscored in the process 59-17 or by almost five runs a game. We will back the Cards in the opener at home.