Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Game Picks - Tuesday: August 11, 2009

Well, that's better. With the exception of the American League East, with other than Toronto beating the Yankees, confused this picker quite a bit. Didn't expect the Red Sox to beat the Tigers. Really thought that Garza would fare better against the Angels. And this picker really should have known better than to pick Guthrie. Guthrie!? Duh.

But over all, seven out of ten is a lot better than things have been lately. It is Tuesday and we are back to a full fifteen games, which, based on things last week, fill this picker with dread. But facing things is what this picker does. So on we go:

  • The Orioles over the A's: Hernandez versus Cahill. Can't remember the last time Cahill had a good outing.
  • The Rangers over the Indians: Very scary game. The Rangers need the wins. The Indians have been getting them in bunches.
  • The Yankees over the Blue Jays: Now that we have Mitre out of the way, it's back to our regularly scheduled programming.
  • The Marlins over the Astros: Not only is Volstad doing well, but Oswalt is back for his first game after injuring his back. Not liking that scenario.
  • The Braves over the Nationals: Hanson versus Lannon. The Braves stop the Nats' winning streak even though the Nationals are using their best pitcher.
  • The Tigers over the Red Sox: Porcello is a scary pick, but the Red Sox are starting Tazawa, the same young kid who gave up A-Rod's bomb in the 15th inning Friday night.
  • The Padres over the Brewers: Richard was a lot for the White Sox to give up for Peavy.
  • The Phillies over the Cubs: Happ versus Harden. Going with Happ.
  • The Twins over the Royals: Did you notice that the Fan got a Twins' game pick correct yesterday? It's a miracle!
  • The Reds over the Cardinals: Lehr hasn't lacked courage since he came up from the minors. Did you get that joke?
  • The Pirates over the Rockies: Ohlendorf! Ha ha! He is pitching against the latest reincarnation of Chacin.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Mets: Man, how the Fan hates picking against Livan.
  • The Bay Rays over the Angels: David Price needs to have a big game.
  • The White Sox over the Mariners: Isn't Fister one of the most unfortunate names?
  • The Dodgers over the Giants: Randy Wolf needs to win this game to put the Dodgers back on easy street.

Well, there it is. It doesn't feel like another 5-10 line up.

Yesterday: 7-3
Week: 12-13
Month: 63-71

1 comment:

bobook said...

I'll confess-- sometimes I see your picks and wonder. Today is a prime example but kudos to you. I believe the last time the Royals, Padres, Pirates, and Reds did not have a loss between them was 22 June. Of course, none of them played that day. And you picked 3 of the 4! Had you wagered $100 per game you'd have won $650. Now that's picking!