We're going for three wins in a row -- by going with the surprising Pirates again. James McDonald has put together a string of quality games and has lowered his ERA to 4.15. He has always had the potential and looks like he could be finding his "zone." We'll take the Pirates on the road at huge odds, against ace Tim Hudson and the Braves, at home. Some people might like the run-line in this game with the odds stacked so high against the Pirates.
Hudson has been matching his career stats at age 36, with a 3.4 ERA and 1.1 WHIP, but we'll go with youth over age in this game. For the purposes of our blog, we'll take the Pirates on the run-line. - cb & jc