Thursday, July 30, 2009

Game Picks - Thursday: July 30, 2009

This is a disclaimer that the pick for the Pirates yesterday was made before they traded the entire team away. Hehe. Actually, there are no excuses. Should have gone with Verlander as the Tigers jumped all over Feldman. Should have guessed that Trey Hillman would again fritter away a good Greinke outing with lousy relief choices. Should have known that Harang would get harangued. And this picker claims temporary insanity in picking the Nats over the Brewers. Of course, nobody saw Oakland beating Boston, so we'll take a bye on that one.

Today has a pretty good schedule for a Thursday. Let's see what we have here:

  • The Mets over the Rockies: Same match up as yesterday: Santana versus Hammel. Santana should still win (the game was rained out yesterday).
  • The Reds over the Padres: Cueto should win. Doesn't mean he will, but he should.
  • The Royals over the Orioles: Hochever struck out 13 last time out. Maybe he's turned the corner. Maybe the Fan is an idiot because Hillman will figure out how to lose the game.
  • The Red Sox over the Athletics: Lester shouldn't lose to Gi Gonzalez, should he?
  • The Brewers over the Nationals: Gallardo versus some kid named Martin. Should be a safe pick.
  • The Cubs over the Astros: Say goodnight, Houston, as your chance has passed.
  • The Marlins over the Braves: Hmm...Interesting game. Vander Hurk has been good. Vazquez always keeps the Braves in the game. Hanley Ramirez makes the difference.
  • The Rockies over the Mets: De La Rosa should beat the phenom-in-waiting, Niese.
  • The Rangers over the Mariners: This game couldn't be any uglier with Holland versus Garret Olsen. Ugh.
  • The Yankees over the White Sox: Will stay on the Yankee bandwagon since they've been so hot.
  • The Dodgers over the Cardinals: Tough loss for the Dodgers last night, but Lohse hasn't been right for quite a while.
  • The Giants over the Phillies: Sanchez versus Lopez in a game of uninspiring pitchers, no-hitter notwithstanding.

Yesterday: 6-8
Week: 31-27
Month: 187-143

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