Aug. 9 MLB Picks — Washington Nationals at New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals

These are the condensed versions of picks for Friday’s Major League Baseball game(s). There are links to the full preview(s) on the Winners and Whiners and Stat Salt websites below. The confidence rating on a scale from 1 to 5 is in parentheses.

Note: The 5/5 does NOT represent the best overall pick of the day’s games when there are multiple games, simply the best pick(s) from each individual game.

(Stephen Strasburg photo courtesy Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)

Washington Nationals at New York Mets:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Nationals (-125) — 4/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 7.5 runs (-115) — 5/5 — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Nationals OVER 4 runs (Even) — 3/5 — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st 5 innings: Nationals -0.5 runs (Even) — 3/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st 5 innings: OVER 4 runs (-110) — 3/5 — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st 5 innings: UNDER 0.5 runs/NO 1st inning run (-131) — 3/5 — WIN!

Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Cardinals -1.5 runs (+125) — 4/5 — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 9 runs (-110) — 3/5 — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Pirates UNDER 4 runs (-121) — 3/5 — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st 5 innings: Cardinals -0.5 runs (+105) — 5/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st 5 innings: UNDER 5 runs (-115) — 3/5 — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st 5 innings: Cardinals UNDER 2.5 runs first 5 innings (-125) — 3/5 — WIN!

Day’s Record: 9-3-0 (.750)
Previous Day’s Record: 5-1-0 (.833)
August Record: 44-36-3 (.558)

July Record: 143-163-15 (.469)
June Record: 147-149-6 (.497)
May Record: 178-146-5 (.549)
April Record: 156-153-11 (.505)
March Record: 18-35-1 (.343)

Season Record: 687-694-40 (.498)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0-0 (.000) in August)      (0-0-0 (.000) overall)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0-0 (.000) in August)      (0-0-0 (.000) overall)
3-Star Pick Record: 7-1 (.875)          (28-18-1 (.606) in August)   (395-417-27 (.487) overall)
4-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)          (9-11-2 (.455) in August)     (174-170-7 (.506) overall)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)          (7-7-0 (.500) in August)       (121-109-7 (.525) overall)

1-Star by month: 0-0-0 (.000) in July; 0-0-0 (.000) in June; 0-0-0 (.000) in May; 0-0-0 (.000) in April; 0-0-0 (.000) in March

2-Star by month: 0-0-0 (.000) in July; 0-0-0 (.000) in June; 0-0-0 (.000) in May; 0-0-0 (.000) in April; 0-0-0 (.000) in March

3-Star by month: 83-106-14 (.443) in July; 88-80-5 (.523) in June; 99-92-2 (.518) in May; 90-94-4 (.489) in April; 7-27-1 (.214) in March

4-Star by month: 39-40-1 (.494) in July; 38-41-0 (.481) in June; 46-33-1 (.581) in May; 36-41-3 (.469) in April; 6-4-0 (.600) in March

5-Star by month: 25-31-0 (.446) in July; 21-28-1 (.430) in June; 33-21-2 (.596) in May; 30-18-4 (.615) in April; 5-4-0 (.556) in March

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