Monday, June 08, 2009

Game Picks - Monday: June 8, 2009

Thanks to some encouragement from a really nice comment on yesterday's game picks post, this picker will no longer whine at the vagaries of this nutty season in Major League Baseball. Instead, this picker will enjoy the ride and the summer no matter what happens. And like the comment suggested, these picks will come back to the mean eventually. After all, there is no money riding on these things. It's just for fun. It's baseball! Heck, why stress out over that!

So with that new attitude, here are today's picks for a light schedule day:

  • The Tigers over the White Sox: The Fan keeps waiting for the White Sox to start trading people. You know it's going to happen, right?
  • The Rockies over the Cardinals: The Rockies have certainly beat up the Cards this weekend. And they have their #2 starter going today in Marquis. That's Rule #1.
  • The Yankees over the Bay Rays: Sonnanstine pitched much better last time. But the Yankees are trying to make a statement this week with the Bay Rays and Boston coming up. Pettitte loves these types of situations.
  • The Pirates over the Braves: Long live Zack Duke!
  • The Marlins over the Giants: Randy Johnson on three days rest? Doesn't seem like a good idea.
  • The Rangers over the Blue Jays: Feldman has been on a roll for Texas.
  • The Tigers over the White Sox: What do you do when you are faced with not just one Rule #2, but two? Rule #2 states that you never pick a guy making his first start of the year after injury or the first start back from rehab. This game features Contreras versus Bonderman, both in that situation. Since they seem to cancel each other out, take the best team.
  • The Padres over the Diamondbacks: Like Peavy over Garland. Is Peavy overrated?
  • The A's over the Twins: Two young pitchers going against each other in Outman and Swarzak. The A's have been the hotter team.

Yesterday: 7-8
Week: 7-8
Month: 41-52


eyebleaf said...

Feldman's roll is about to stop!

William said...

Your comment made me almost spit my coffee laughing. I have another friend whose blog supports Feldman and you support the Blue Jays. There is no way I could win this one!