2010 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
October 09, 2010
Tampa Bay at Texas
Saturday 10/09 05:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Texas -120 (moneyline) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: LOSS
The Texas Rangers have taken a commanding lead over the Tampa Bay Rays by winning the first two games in this series on the road. They now come home and try to close out the suddenly struggling Rays. The Rays are now 13-17 in their last 30 games, and just 3-7 in their last 10. The Rays’ bats have gone stone cold at the absolute worst possible time. Tampa has produced just 19 runs in their last 10 games, less than 2 per contest. In the process, they have been shutout four times, after being shutout just six times the entire season prior to the slump. Matt Garza owns a losing record on the road with a poor 4.27 ERA on the season, and the Rays are just 4-10 in his last 14 road starts. The Rays’ numbers with Garza on the hill with a posted total from 9-10.5 is a dreadful 4-19. The Rangers are 37-14 when facing a total of 9-10.5 in their last 51. Teams that lose the first two of the first round of an MLB playoffs series are just 3-8 in game three facing elimination. I'll go with Texas in this one.