Friday, May 29, 2009

Game Picks - Friday: May 29, 2009

Only five games were scheduled Thursday night. So how bad could it be, right? Not much damage could occur with only five games on the schedule. That's what this prognosticator thought anyway. But how does a big goose egg grab you? That's right, a nice fat OH FOR FIVE! Oh my, that was painful. This game picker hasn't had that much fun since the colonoscopy.

Fighting the overwhelming urge to run and hide or to just plain quit, the Fan carries on and stumbles through another day of game picks. Man.

  • The Dodgers over the Cubs: Will take Billingsley over Lilly.
  • Oakland over Texas: A battle of inexperienced pitchers favors the one who has actually gotten his feet wet already. Outan over Hunter.
  • The Pirates over the Astros: Another "oh no!" pick. Ohlendorf versus Moehler in a scintillating pitching matchup. Oh dear.
  • The Nationals over the Phillies: Two more green pitchers. For crying out loud! It's Detwiler versus Happ. With games like this to pick, the Fan could continue being Happless.
  • The Orioles over the Tigers: Wieters hits his first major league home run and a post game interview shows Dontrelle Willis praise the good pitch the kid hit.
  • The Indians over the Yankees: The Indians' bats should jump on Pettitte and the Yankees' bats should be baffled by Lee.
  • The Red Sox over the Blue Jays: Wakefield is pitching. That's good enough for the Fan.
  • The Mets over the Marlins: Pelfrey versus a new kid named West. New kids haven't fared very well this year.
  • The Twins over the Bay Rays: It's sad that the Bay Rays couldn't keep last year's magic going.
  • The Reds over the Brewers: Cueto should beat Loop de Looper.
  • The Royals over the White Sox: Only because it makes Joe Posnanski's "Banny Log" much more fun when Bannister wins
  • The Rangers over the A's: Feldman wins the second game of the double header. Don't day/night double headers suck? The Fan misses good old fashioned double headers.
  • The Rockies over the Padres: Rule #1. Never pick against Marquis.
  • The Braves over the Diamondbacks: Rule #5. Never pick against Jurrjens.
  • The Angels over the Mariners: Like Lackey over Vargas.
  • The Giants over the Cardinals: Have to like Matt Cain over Pineiro.

There you have it. At least one thing is for sure tonight. The picks can't be worse than last night.

Week: 30-35
Month: 187-170


bobook said...

William, gotta tease 'ya-- if you pull another o'fer we're gonna call you 'the fragrant fan'!

William said...

And I wouldn't blame you. Your comment made me laugh out loud and my wife said, "What?"