The Houston Astros tried their darnedest to get us a perfect day yesterday but fell just one run short. That’s right, if you can believe it, they blew another save opportunity and lost the game. Xavier Cedeno was credited with the blown save (1), but Rhiner Cruz did most of the legwork giving up two earned while failing to record an out. Cruz did allow us to hit the over (8 ½) but didn’t quite get us to where we needed to be for the Pirates to cover the 1 ½ runs we were giving.
The St Louis Cardinals won easily thus giving us my gimme pick, and Chris Sale and the White Sox were able to hold off the Rangers to get us a W with our value pick of the day (+120). With a full schedule of games being played today I’ll try to weed out the losers and pick some winners.
Pittsburgh at Houston 7:05 PM Rodriguez vs Galarraga
We’re going to keep the momentum going after a 3-1 day by sticking to our guns – betting Houston Astros’ games. Armando Galarraga is making his 2012 debut and he’ll be facing ex-Astros pitcher, Wandy Rodriguez. Galarraga will be bringing his 4.69 career ERA to the table and while that doesn’t seem as high as one might think, he’s finished the last three seasons with a 5.64, 4.49, and 5.91 ERA, respectively. Read More…