2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 01, 2008
Milwaukee at Atlanta
Friday 08/01 07:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta +1.5 runs -143 (runline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
The Brewers let a big opportunity pass them by as they were swept at home by the Cubs in four straight games. We have to believe they head on the road with a damaged psyche. The Brewers didn't just lose; they were hammered by a combined score of 31-11, and lost with both Sheets and Sabathia pitching. It is now five straight losses for the Brewers and six of seven. The Brewers’ staff has allowed 42 runs in the last five games and the pen is tired, overworked, and ineffective. The pen has logged 16.1 innings over these five games and has allowed 10 runs for an ERA of 5.51. Jeff Suppan is not pitching well allowing eight runs in his last start and has a 5+ ERA on the season. Atlanta has been a nightmare on the road, winning less than one of every three games, but powerful at home at 32-23. Chuck James seems to have straightened himself out at AAA Richmond where he pitched to a 2.48 ERA in 13 starts. The Braves get the call on the runline here.