2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
September 04, 2008
Washington at Atlanta
Thursday 09/04 07:10 PM Eastern
2 units on Atlanta -1.5 runs +147 (runline) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
The Washington Nationals made a big run at home winning eight of nine, but now they must face the road. The Nationals haven't matched that win total in their last 29, as they are on a 7-22 road disaster in their last 29. I don't think starting a rookie that has no more than AA experience is the answer to the Nats’ road woes. Shairon Martis worked just 74 innings with a four ERA on that level. Jo Jo Reyes has been awful on the road where the Braves are just 2-8 in his 10 starts. Reyes has allowed four runs or less in seven of his nine home starts. I expect the Braves to have a bit of an attitude having been swept by the Nats on the road last week, and will tee off on the AA starter, and the Nats’ pen will allow even more. I will go with the Braves and the runline here.