Sunday, August 30, 2009

Game Picks - Sunday: August 30, 2009

Well, it wasn't pretty, but at least the night ended on the plus side of things. Not enough to save the week, but a plus record for the month has been all but gained. Zito was great and Marquis was not. The Marlins are folding like a lawn chair thanks to their bullpen. They are winning the game and bring in Luis Ayala? That was a good idea? The Braves buried Lee, giving the pitcher his first NL loss. Should have seen that coming. Buckholz and Romero were both great, but the wrong team won. Weaver was great for the Angels but the bullpen blew up the game. And the Royals were a stupid pick.

Two more days of August and then we are on the down hill slide. What will Sunday bring?

  • The Yankees over the White Sox: Don't blame Guillen for being unhappy when he has to pitch Freddie Garcia.
  • The Tigers over the Bay Rays: Good match up of Verlander versus Niemann. Verlander should take the day.
  • The Reds over the Dodgers: The Reds have been pretty hot lately and Arroyo is due for a win.
  • The Padres over the Marlins: Latos and the Padres will make the Marlins look back on this weekend and sulk.
  • The Indians over the Orioles: Let's go with Masterson over Matusz.
  • The Blue Jays over the Red Sox: Halladay is pitching against...are you ready? Paul Byrd.
  • The Pirates over the Brewers: Ohlendorf! hahaha! The guy has been amazing.
  • The Rangers over the Twins: Millwood versus Baker. Baker has been pitching well. Millwood so-so. But the Rangers should win.
  • The Cardinals over the Nationals: Not to Mock the Nationals, but Wainwright will have an easy day.
  • The Cubs over the Mets: When was the last time Zambrano pitched a good game? It's been a while.
  • The Angels over the Athletics: Like Anderson and the Athletics, but couldn't pull the trigger on picking an upset here.
  • The Giants over the Rockies: Cain is the third good pitcher in a row the Giants have thrown at the Rockies and it should be enough.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Astros: How come Wandy always gets the tough guys? Today it's Haran.
  • The Royals over the Mariners: Greinke needs wins to get up there for Cy Young.
  • The Braves over the Phillies: Just like Jurrjens over Blanton. That's all.

Yesterday: 8-7
Week: 39-43
Month: 190-180

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