2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 07, 2008
New York at Texas
Thursday 08/07 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on New York -148 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: WIN
Mike Mussina has won 264 games in his career, but has yet to log a 20-win season. Could this be the year? He is pitching good and this certainly looks like it could be his year. After starting 1-3, the Yankees have gone 13-6 in his last 19 starts, with Mussina allowing three runs or less in 16 of the 19, so he has been consistently good. Scott Feldman has only recorded eight decisions in 17 starts, meaning he has left most of the game outcomes subject to the Rangers’ pen, which isn't good news as their pen has been bad this season. When Feldman doesn't get a decision, the Rangers’ pen is 2-7, for a combined 6-11 mark over his 17 starts. The Rangers are primarily a .500 team, but with Feldman have been significantly less, winning at a 35% rate in his starts. Mussina has it going and we will back the Yanks on the road here.