2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
September 03, 2008
San Francisco at Colorado
Wednesday 09/03 03:05 PM Eastern
2 units on San Francisco +189 (moneyline) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
I am not sure how the Giants feel about paying Barry Zito 14.5 million this year and see them go 0-9 in his first nine starts. I guess the only way to go from there is up. It has been quite a bit better as the Giants are now 5-5 in his last 10 starts. Zito did not pitch any games in his first 21 starts without allowing a run. The good news for the Giants is that two of his last six starts have resulted in him not allowing a run. It is also worth noting that the Rockies’ Aaron Cook has been battling a tight back for the past several weeks, limiting innings in his starts. The Giants have hit Cook well in his starts against them this season, as they have totaled at least nine hits in each one. Two key components to the Rockies’ attack have poor numbers against Zito as with Matt Holliday has hit only .188, and Garrett Atkins only .154. Zito has yet to face the Rockies this season and has posted a successful 2.73 ERA against them in five starts. The Rockies are overpriced here, so we will take a shot on the Giants.