Sunday, August 23, 2009

Game Picks - Sunday: August 23, 2009

Yesterday could have been a disaster. The Yankees lost big time. The Angels beat the Blue Jays (what was this picker thinking on that one?). The Dodgers beat the Cubs (ditto). And the Pirates beat the Reds. So before this picker could blink, he was down 0-5. But the later games rallied and the final results were at least almost even. The results could have climbed over .500 but Jim Leyland decided he didn't want to win his game against Oakland and put Zack Minor in the game in the ninth. Yeah, like that was going to work. NOT.

Perhaps Sunday will be better. At least it's the start of a new week:

  • The Mariners over the Indians: King Felix should take care of this one against Carmona.
  • The Blue Jays over the Angels: Like Romero over Bell, but of course, the Fan is crazy.
  • The Phillies over the Mets: Pedro versus Oliver Perez. Ick.
  • The Pirates over the Reds: The Pirates have won six in a row. Please make it seven.
  • The Nationals over the Brewers: This pick shows how little faith the Fan has in Parra.
  • The Marlins over the Braves: Nolasco over Lowe. Lowe can win those if he gets these Marlins to chase.
  • The Rangers over the Bay Rays: Things haven't been good for Texas in this series. Perhaps Feldman can save it.
  • The Astros over the Diamondbacks: The Stros have taken the first two and Norris has been pretty good so far.
  • The White Sox over the Orioles: Buehrle should beat Berken.
  • The Royals over the Twins: Just can't bring the will to pick Pavano to win. Just can't do it.
  • The Rockies over the Giants: Best match up of the day with Jiminez versus Lincecum. Predicting that the Rockies can scratch out a run or two while the Giants can't.
  • The Cardinals over the Padres: Smoltz goes out and proves that it is much easier to pitch in the National League.
  • The Tigers over the Athletics: If Porcello can't beat Tomko, there is something wrong in the world.
  • The Dodgers over the Cubs: Billingsley as the Cubs' season continues to go with the Dempster.
  • The Yankees over the Red Sox: This had better be the brilliant Sabathia and not just the so-so Sabathia because you know Beckett will be good.

Yesterday: 7-8
Week: 53-43
Month: 151-137

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