Monday, August 11, 2008

MLB Monday

0-1 last selection. YTD 66-51-2 +34.03 units

SF Giants knocked out the new look Dodgers, last 2 games of the series were 9th inning wins, and now head into Houston, out of the cool chill of SF Bay. Jonathan Sanchez 8-8 with 4.64 ERA will take the hill at Minute Maid. Sanchez has provided the second of 1-2 punch behind Tim Lincecum and he is the No#2 money pitcher on Giants rotation with his team 13-10. 7 of those wins come on the road with Jonathan recording 6-4 away, but he has lost that touch he showed in June logging 1 quality start out of last 7 with G-Men going 1-6.

Houston Astros sweep the Reds with a exclamation on the last game. Going for Houston Brandon Backe ,6-11 with 5.35 ERA, he is a bust and Astros are 9-15 when Backe is on the job. Not much to praise his recent form with 2 quality starts out of last 7 with 1-3 and 2-5 team record.

I would not back Backe in most situation, but Sanchez taking this game is a tall order. G-Men winning the Dodgers series is bit misleading as Dodgers beat Dodgers more so than Giants beating the Dodgers. Astros have not lost a game after a double digit win this season. Even with Brandon's bad home start Astros are 6-4 and he comes in on a bounce back spot.

HOUSTON -132 for 1 unit(W)

1-0 +1.00 unit

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