Monday, August 03, 2009

Game Picks - Monday: August 3, 2009

Sunday was another day where this picker was just slightly more correct than incorrect. In other words, another kissing your aunt sort of day. Right off the bat, the game picker got Pavanoed by Cleveland. What was that--his first good start since May? Sheesh. Then some kid named Norris totally shut down the high-flying Cardinals. The Rangers and Brewers finally got off the crappy train. And, in front of a national audience, Jurrjens threw up a stinker.

On the plus side, the underdog pick of the day worked out as the Royals surprised the Bay Rays. The Yankees finally beat a "Sox" team. The Blue Jays had a great game. The Diamondbacks beat the Mets as predicted. The Marlins crushed the Cubs' closer. And the Nationals won a game. Hurrah.

It's a short schedule today with only nine games. Here is how the Fan sees them:

  • The Royals over the Bay Rays: Can Greinke give the Royals a two game winning streak?
  • The Nationals over the Pirates: Mock versus Morton. The Fan hates games like this. Anything can happen.
  • The Tigers over the Orioles: Verlander rights the ship against a good looking rookie named Tillman.
  • The Cubs over the Reds: Wells has been very good for the Cubs and Harang hasn't had a good game in forever.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Mets: Haran versus Figueroa. A no-brainer, right? Been burned so many times by supposed no-brainers.
  • The Giants over the Astros: Mike Hampton doesn't look like he'll get comeback player of the year.
  • The Padres over the Braves: Have no faith in Kawakami and Latos has looked good in his first career starts.
  • The Rangers over the A's: There is no way the Rangers should win with Nippert pitching, but somehow, they will.
  • The Dodgers over the Brewers: Kershaw is the only player on the Dodgers that won't have jet lag, but he is the only one that matters.

Yesterday: 8-7
Week: 8-7
Month: 17-13

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