2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
April 30, 2008
Seattle at Cleveland
Wednesday 04/30 07:05 PM Eastern
5 units on Seattle +165 (moneyline) (risk 5 to return 5) RESULT: LOSS
We have to give high consideration to the Mariners at this price vs any LHP. This season the M's are averaging 6 runs per game vs southpaws, and last year they finished 28-13 vs LHP. Lee has pitched way over his head, and with 25 innings in his last three starts, this could be the spot where he falters, especially when you consider he pitched to a 6.29 ERA last season. Washburn has pitched well enough to win, and the M's have not scored less than 4 runs vs a LHP yet this season. In contrast, Cleveland is netting just 4.1 runs per game vs. southpaws. They are also 1-6 this season at home vs. teams allowing under 4.8 runs per game. The Mariners have certainly been worthy of a play against any LHP they face, especially in this price range.