Today's Free Pick comes from Covers Expert Bruce Marshall
Start: April 26, 2013 - 8:15 PM
Capper's Page: https://experts.covers.com/Handicapper/Bruce_Marshall
Offered at: 5 Dimes @ 188 Pittsburgh
We've been riding Pittsburgh lately, and why not? The Pirates just won the final three games of a midweek set in Philadelphia for their first-ever series win at Citizens Bank Park and have won 12 of their last 16, while their staff has posted an airtight 1.89 ERA over the past seven games. And with a bullpen that has posted an ERA of less than 2.00 over the past ten games, Clint Hurdle has plenty of options in case starter Jonathan Sanchez continues to struggle.
Not sold on Cards starter Lance Lynn just because of his strong start in his last outing, when allowing just one hit against the Phils last weekend; please note that Lynn has a 4.88 career ERA vs. the Bucs, and Cardinal bats are not exactly on fire, with a .216 BA over the past eight games. Pittsburgh has also won 5 of its last 7 at Busch Stadium. This is an awfully nice price on what might be the NL's hottest team at the moment.
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