2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
September 17, 2008
San Francisco at Arizona
Wednesday 09/17 09:40 PM Eastern
3 units on San Francisco +193 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
What appeared to be a road to the NL West title was a Dodger eight game losing streak, but the D-Backs just aren't good enough to capitalize. Arizona now finds themselves on the outside, looking at 4.5 games back with 12 to play. A second story building here is Brandon Webb. What appeared to be a slam dunk path to another Cy Young has changed dramatically and he is now chasing the Giants very own Tim Lincecum. This will certainly be added motivation for the Giants to keep Webb a notch behind. The fact is that the D-Backs have been out-scored 26-9 in Webb's last four starts. At the same time Jonathon Sanchez has left no wiggle room for a light-hitting team as he has surrendered no more than three runs in each of his last five starts. What would have looked like an automatic play on the D-Backs a month ago, has a whole different look of where the value is now, so I'll back the Giants as a big dog here.