2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 12, 2008
St. Louis at Miami
Tuesday 08/12 07:10 PM Eastern
3 units on St. Louis +100 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
No one could have predicted that Kyle Lohse would be sitting at 13-4 for the Cardinals at this point. The Cards took a flier on him as a free agent and it has paid huge dividends for them. Lohse had a 3.87 ERA on June 1, and has a 3.80 ERA now, so he has been highly consistent and dependable. Chris Volstad will be making just his sixth big-league start and has allowed seven runs in 11 innings in front of the hometown fans. The good news for the Cards is that he throws from the right side. The Cards have been a sub-.500 team against LHP, but are 13 games over .500 against RHP at 46-33. Florida has played like a completely different team during day games (24-11) than they have at night where they are eight games below .500 at 38-46. There are Lots of ingredients coming together here that say we have a live, valued dog, so we will put the units on the Cards for this one.