Saturday, August 15, 2009

Game Picks - Saturday: August 15, 2009

This picker fell back to earth last night as several things went wrong with the picks. The Orioles exploded against the Angels. Greinke again didn't allow a run and once again, his team didn't score any. And then, in his infinite wisdom, Hillman brings in Colon to seal the loss. And once again, those confounded Twins did it again. They are, without pause, the most frustrating team on earth. Baker, who got pounded twice in a row (both picks were for him), threw a gem (when the pick was against him). Truly amazing.

The Fan also fell to second place on BallHype. No surprise there. Oh well, we need to get these picks going as the first tee is calling the Fan's name.

  • The Pirates over the Cubs: This pick looks good unless the Cubs score a dozen runs since Gorzelanny is starting for the Cubs.
  • The Athletics over the White Sox: Gio Gonzalez has been good his last two starts and he is the type of pitcher that can get geezers out.
  • The Phillies over the Braves: Hamels versus Kawakami. Not feeling the Braves in that match up.
  • The Mets over the Giants: Great match up of Cain versus Santana. Santana was dealing it last time out. Thinking he does it again here.
  • The Indians over the Twins: Okay. The Fan is so messed up on the Twins, he thinks they should win, so they will lose. Right?
  • The Marlins over the Rockies: The program lists Vanden Hurk versus Cook. But wasn't Cook hurt and didn't the story say he could miss a start? Therefore, Marlins.
  • The Brewers over the Astros: The Brewers have come alive and scored like fifty runs their last two games. Moehler has to look mighty sweet to those swatters.
  • The Angels over the Orioles: Lackey versus a kids. These are the kinds of games that just drive you crazy.
  • The Tigers over the Royals: Yeah, if the Royals couldn't score against a mediocre pitcher, how are they going to score against Jackson?
  • The Bay Rays over the Blue Jays: Tallet versus Kazmir. Kazmir has been okay lately. Where has Tallet been?
  • The Cardinals over the Padres: Pineiro has been looking like he is tired, but the Padres are dead in the water.
  • The Rangers over the Red Sox: Penny should get hit by the Rangers' lineup. The wild card here is Holland, who has sucked most of the year but was unhittable last time out. Oy.
  • The Dodgers over the Diamondbacks: The Dodgers simply are the better team when the pitching match up is about even.
  • The Mariners over the Yankees: The Yankees throw Mitre out there again. Ugh.

Yesterday: 7-8
Week: 46-33
Month: 97-91

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