2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 29, 2008
Minnesota at Oakland
Friday 08/29 10:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Minnesota PICK runs +100 (runline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: WIN
The Twins are in a battle in the AL Central and are just 1.5 games in back of the White Sox, and are chasing the Red Sox for the wildcard as well. Kevin Slowey has been masterful of late for the Twins. Slowey has won four of his last five decisions and has allowed two runs or less in six of his last seven starts. He should continue that success as the A's offense has averaged less than three runs a game for the entire month of August. Dan Meyer has yet to taste victory in the big leagues and has a combined 0-4 record with a hefty 6.87 ERA. That includes 10 relief appearances and five starts. It will be a battle for the light-hitting A's to stay in this game against a hot pitcher, with a pitcher that has not had any success at the big league level. We like the Twins on the runline here.