Saturday, August 29, 2009

Game Picks - Saturday: August 29, 2009

This picker got smoked. First, the Phillies have a new formula for winning: Start Pedro against the other team's stud. Have it rain after a couple of innings knocking both Pedro and the stud out of the game. Bring in Moyer after the rain and he wins against bad bullpens. That's twice they have done that! Elsewhere, both Florida teams in the wild card hunt lost. That doesn't help their chances. Homer Bailey pitched the game of his life against the Dodgers. The Brewers crushed the Pirates' best pitcher. The Twins' rookie pitcher out dueled the Rangers rookie. The Nationals were just a stupid pick, though they played tough until Pujols ended it with a walk off in the tenth. Bannister was a stupid pick and finally, Lincecum won the rematch against Jiminez.

Add it all up and it was a stinker of a night for picks. Let's hope today's picks are better. The month only has two days left and a series of bad days leave the monthly total pretty close to being even. Ugh!

  • The Yankees over the White Sox: The Pale Hose throw their hands up and start Contreras which offsets the Yankees starting Mitre, or Liquid Mitregen as he is called in the FanDome.
  • The Dodgers over the Reds: Because the Fan really wants Haeger to succeed. Knuckleballers rule!
  • The Mets over the Cubs: Two clubs thought to be contenders find themselves with an empty autumn.
  • The Bay Rays over the Tigers: Robertson? Nate Robertson is pitching? Taking David Price instead.
  • The Marlins over the Padres: Nolasco should beat LaBlanc.
  • The Phillies over the Braves: Good match up of Lee versus Lowe. Maybe it will rain again.
  • The Brewers over the Pirates: Gallardo should win despite another four or five walks allowed.
  • Cleveland over Baltimore: Going with Sowers over Tillman, though either is a crap shoot.
  • The Blue Jays over the Red Sox: Romero shoots down Buckholz.
  • The Rangers over the Twins: Feldman versus Pavano? The Fan better not get Pavanoed again.
  • The Cardinals over the Nationals: Last night was the Nats' best chance for a win in this series and they didn't get it done. Enjoy the sweep.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Astros: Garland should be better than Norris.
  • The Rockies over the Giants: Marquis! Zito has been good lately, but got to go with Marquis.
  • The Angels over the Athletics: Want to pick the A's, but it would be stupid.
  • The Royals over the Mariners: Before you think this picker is crazy, Ian Snell is pitching for the Mariners.

Have a good weekend.

Yesterday: 6-9
Week: 31-36 (Brutal!)
Month: 182-173

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