2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 20, 2008
Pittsburgh at St. Louis
Wednesday 08/20 08:15 PM Eastern
3 units on St. Louis -1.5 runs -120 (runline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: WIN
The Pirates have remained a good team at home all season long, but taking to the road has turned them into a .377 winning percentage team. The offense has been missing since trading Jason Bay and Xavier Nady. Over the last 14 games this team has managed just 36 runs or only 2.57 a game. A bad team taking an offensive hit in the middle of their lineup is not going to be producing runs the rest of the season. This lack of output creates runline opportunities, especially against a team like the Cards who are just 2.5 games behind Milwaukee in the wild-card race. Todd Wellemeyer is pitching as well as he has all season posting a 2.35 ERA in his last five starts. The Pirates’ bats are cold, and that has left them in the loss column over the last two seasons. When they have hit under .200 for a three-game span they have been just 3-13 to the -1.5 runline. We will back the Cards on the runline in this one.