2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
May 05, 2008
Philadelphia at Arizona
Monday 05/05 09:40 PM Eastern
4 units on Arizona -1.5 runs +135 (runline) (risk 4 to return 4) RESULT: LOSS
Jamie Moyer will be 46 in November. It shows how desperate the Phillies are for pitching. Moyer, from 1996-2003, had pitched to an ERA in the 3's in all but one season. His last five years including this one, he has not been below 4.28, and was over 5 last year. It will be again this year. He has also given up more HR's than any pitcher in baseball over the last four years (130) and add in four more so far this season. The D-Backs crushed LHP last season, and are producing 5.7 rpg against them this year. Max Scherzer will get his first start. He worked 4.1 perfect innings in his major league debut with seven K's no walks. He had 38 K's in 23 innings in AAA with a 1.17 ERA. This kid has the tools, and will be completely under-valued until odds-makers catch up to him. He tops off at 98 on the gun, and had just three walks in the 23 innings. Zona wins handily here.