2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
May 09, 2008
Oakland at Texas
Friday 05/09 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Oakland -110 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
Rookie Greg Smith is still relatively unnoticed by most. He's got a 2-1 mark while posting a 2.54 ERA in six outings thus far. He's struck out 31 while allowing just 27 hits and hasn't given up more than three runs in a game yet. The A's bullpen is playing great (2.78 ERA). As a result of this pitching, Oakland is 11-6 on the road. Smith is a southpaw which is going to cause the Rangers fits as Texas is scoring just 2.9 runs per game in eight games thus far off of LHP. Oakland is 15-8 thus far in 2008 against teams batting .265 or worse. They are 15-7 against RHP and 9-3 in night games. We'll take the A's and Smith here.