2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
September 24, 2008
New York at Toronto
Wednesday 09/24 07:07 PM Eastern
3 units on New York +131 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: WIN
Once the Yankees were basically out of the pennant race they have begun to play the way they are capable. It seems as if the pressure has been relieved, and now they just go out relax, win, then go home. The Bombers have won six straight and nine of 10, but the real story is that the bullpen is suddenly rock solid with Phil Coke (0 runs in 12+ innings), Scott Brune (below two ERA), Joba Chamberlain and Rivera at the end. This has translated to nine runs scored on the Bombers in the last six games or 1.5 per game. The pen has worked 23 innings in these six games and allowed two runs good for a 0.78 ERA and has also recorded 26 k's. That spells trouble for a Toronto team that has had quiet bats of late, getting shutout three times in their last 11 and producing next to nothing at three runs a game over their last eight. The Yankees finally have some value, and I'll grab them as a dog.