Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Game Picks - Wednesday: July 1, 2009

Holy cow! Did you see that Orioles/Red Sox game? Going into the rain delay, the Red Sox were winning 9-1. NINE to ONE! The rain delay knocks Smoltz out of the game and he pitched great for the Sox last night. After the rain delay, the Orioles knocked around every one of the vaunted Red Sox relievers and scored five runs in the seventh and five in the eighth and won 11-10. Amazing. It just goes to show you that anything can happen in a Major League Baseball game and picking games is strictly a crap shoot. After all, who could have predicted that?

And so June is over and July is a new month. In the spirit of the Baltimore Orioles, who did not give up despite an eight run lead, here are the first picks of the new month:

  • The Marlins over the Nationals: The Marlins are 8-0 against the Nationals this year. They have Josh Johnson pitching. All signs point to a win.
  • The Blue Jays over the Bay Rays: Romero has been really good for the Jays. But it will be tough to beat this really hot team.
  • The Red Sox over the Orioles: Beckett restores order to the Red Sox world.
  • The Brewers over the Mets: Hey, if Santana can't win, these Mets can't win.
  • The Twins over the Royals: Just have more belief in the Twins right now than the Royals even if Perkins is pitching for the Twins.
  • The Rockies over the Dodgers: The Dodgers are just trying to hold on until Manny gets back in a couple of days.
  • The Tigers over the Athletics: Verlander should have a "pahrty."
  • The Cubs over the Pirates: Wells versus Vazquez. Have no clue who is going to win this game. None whatsoever.
  • The White Sox over the Indians: Looks like the White Sox are trying to make their move.
  • The Yankees over the Mariners: Washburn versus Pettitte in the battle of the crafty lefties.
  • The Reds over the Diamondbacks: Hopefully, Cueto will be on tonight and not all over the place.
  • The Braves over the Phillies: Slight edge to Jurrjens over Hamels in this one. Rollins looked sick at the plate again last night.
  • The Rangers over the Angels: The Rangers got the job done last night. Millwood will beat Weaver tonight.
  • The Giants over the Cardinals: Cain wins his tenth.
  • The Astros over the Padres: What a match up: Moehler versus Silva. Another game where the Fan has no idea who will win.

Yesterday: 8-7
Week: 18-12
Month: 180-186 Final for June.

1 comment:

eyebleaf said...

Absolutely loved seeing the Red Sox lose like that. Made my day.