Free Sports Picks for August 31st, 2009
MINNESOTA / HOUSTON OVER 38.5 4 UNITS POWER PLAY
PITTSBURGH / CINCINNATI OVER GAME 1 3.5 UNITS
1:10 pm est
Listed Pitchers: McCutchen / Wells
Pirates: McCutchen will be summoned from Triple-A Indianapolis to make his Major League debut and start the first game of the Pirates’ doubleheader against the Reds. Just last week, McCutchen had committed to play for Team USA in the upcoming World Cup tournament. However, the Pirates’ need for an extra starter for the final month and McCutchen’s deserving credentials prompted management to change its mind and invite the righty to the big leagues for the season’s final five weeks. Since the All-Star break, McCutchen, whom the Pirates acquired in a six-player deal with the Yankees last summer, has gone 5-1 with a 1.90 ERA in eight Triple-A starts.
Reds: On Wednesday vs. the Brewers, Wells pitched five innings, allowing three earned runs and seven hits with three walks and two strikeouts during his first big league start since July 21, 2008, with the Rockies. Wells had runners on base in each of his first four innings, but kept putting zeroes on the board until the fifth when he gave up three runs on two home runs.
Power Play Stats
14 – 8
Power Play record
217 – 176
Total Money 2009 + $ 2,900
Total Money 2008 (May-Dec) + $20,464