Thursday, August 27, 2009

Game Picks - Thursday: August 27, 2009

Our weather went from low 80's and high 70's (delightful) to downright chilly (high 40's this morning) and that reflects the success of the picks last night. But just like this picker's stubborn refusal to ever get a Twins' pick correct, the picker also has his shorts on. Stubbornness runs in the family. And oh, those giddy Mets who have now lost Oliver Perez for the season too. Well, that might not be that big a loss this time.

There are quite a few games on the slate for a Thursday this week and that's a good thing. And since it is "get away day," many of the games are day games. Cool! No, downright chilly.

  • The Yankees over the Rangers: Nippert has been good, but it's the Yankees...
  • The Marlins over the Mets: Sanchez looked good his first start back last time and Tim Redding, well, is Tim Redding.
  • The Reds over the Brewers: The Reds get another Lehr report and the Brewers are starting Bush. Remember him?
  • The Cardinals over the Astros: Carpenter could win the Cy Young with three or four more wins. How cool would that be after missing two years?
  • The Cubs over the Nationals: Wells is the Cubs designated winner.
  • The Rockies over the Dodgers: De La Rosa versus Vincente Padilla, another pitcher to give Torre some grey hair.
  • The Phillies over the Pirates: Happ beats the Happless Pirates.
  • The Indians over the Orioles: Laffey versus D. Hernandez. Not a pitching match up made in heaven.
  • The Padres over the Braves: The White Sox should not have given up Richard and the Braves are fading.
  • The White Sox over the Red Sox: Still not convinced this Tazawa is as good as he looked against the Yankees.
  • The Mariners over the Royals: Fister should beat Davies in a battle of bad offensive teams.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Giants: When the pitching match up is even, go with the better offensive club.
  • The Athletics over the Angels: Because we need at least one upset today.

Yesterday: 7-8
Week: 20-19
Month: 171-156

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