Posted: 8/15/2009 5:29:56 AM
Originally Posted by runlines:
I'm a little nervous about the Cubs because of Aramis --
They sure pounded the ball yesterday, but that was one day against Morton.
Without him, they lost 5 in a row, whereas with him, they had been on a real tear.
He seems to make all the difference.
Plus Zach Duke is not terrible.
I'm not saying I'd take Pittsburgh, but I might just stay away from this one.
Anyone have any thoughts on St. Louis, Detroit, and the Angels?
Cubs have been struggling recently but I think that's because they were playing Colorado and Philly, 2 of the better teams in the NL. With Pitt however, I expect them to fare much better.
Duke's not terrible, but he hasn't been good his past starts too. Plus, I don't believe he'll get run support tomorrow.
I expect the Cubs to have boosted their morale with this blowout enough to cover the runline.
I'm feeling St Louis but I'm just not comfotable with their offense. San Diego's been battling their past games too so I might just lay off this game.
About the Angels, they got shelled last night worse than Afganistan or Iraq. Best believe they will pull through. Baltimore hasn't won consecutive games in weeks now so I'm leaning heavily against them.
Lastly, I like playing day games over night games so in all likelihood, I'll pull the trigger big on the Cubs runline.