2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
May 05, 2008
New York at Los Angeles
Monday 05/05 10:10 PM Eastern
3 units on New York +118 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
It all comes down to control for Oliver Perez. He becomes his own worst enemy at times, struggling with location. The one thing he has been able to do, is come back after a poor outing based on control, with a good one. Last year he walked 5+ in a game on seven occasions and provided a quality start in six of the seven subsequent outings. The Mets were 5-2 in those seven games. Chad Billingsley had a good season for the Dodgers last year. It has been a struggle for him so far this season as the Dodgers are just 1-4 in his starts, while his ERA has grown to 5+. The Dodgers ran off eight in a row before dropping their game yesterday, and other than the win streak, they have been just 9-14. The Mets offense is waking up after an inconsistent start, and we look for them to take this series opener in LA.