2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks

August 12, 2008


Tampa Bay at Oakland

Tuesday 08/12 10:05 PM Eastern

3 units on Tampa Bay -145 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3)  RESULT: LOSS

Talk about a team going into the deep freeze - how about the A's? This team was 50-39 and a serious wild card contender until the wheels completely fell off. They dealt their best pitcher and the offense that appeared to be over-achieving to some degree, hit a hard reality check. The A's have been 4-24 in their last 28, and the offense has simply been offensive, and we don't mean that in a kind sense. Their offense has produced 64 runs in 24 games, or 2.7 a game, and just 28 over their last 13 games or just a tick over two per game. The Rays wheel out Scott Kazmir, who is hard for good teams to hit, so the prospects of the A's scoring a couple here is even suspect. The Rays hit a bit of a speed bump awhile back losing seven straight, but have rebounded nicely at 16-7 since and an even better 10-2 over their last 12. We have to ride the hot Rays over the A's who just can't score.


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