Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Game Picks - Wednesday: August 26, 2009

The Rockies are amazing. That's all there is to it. Once again, they rattled the Dodgers cages and are now within two games of their rival. This picker needs to get on the ball and remember which team is playing better at the moment. Besides that bit of a picking problem, the Rangers toasted Joba Chamberlain but the Yankees almost came all the way back to win and fell a run short. The Blue Jays were a stupid pick. The Braves have no discernible offense and keep screwing up those picks. The Brewers have become one of the worst teams in the National League and this picker still can't believe it. The Diamondbacks' Haren couldn't stop the Giants. The Athletics were a stupid pick and the Wandy/Wainwright duel was everything this picker thought it would be, but the wrong team won. There were six total hits in that contest. Pujols, though, was the difference.

And so, it was a below average night of picks but because the Fan correctly picked the Pirates, the Nationals and the Tigers, a lot of points were picked up at good old, screwy At least there was a silver lining to that cloud even if it's a stupid one. Let's get to Wednesday's picks:

  • The Royals over the Indians: Hochever versus Huff. This is not an inspired pick.
  • The Tigers over the Angels: Jackson should beat Saunders.
  • The Phillies over the Pirates: Maholm is a good pitcher but the Phillies should win. Hamels has been very ordinary though this year, so the pick isn't a comfortable one.
  • The Yankees over the Rangers: This one should be fairly low scoring after last night's offensive show.
  • The Bay Rays over the Blue Jays: Kazmir seems to be back to his old self while the Bay Rays are gearing to make a run at the wild card.
  • The Braves over the Padres: Kawakami versus Stauffer. Consider this pick your stocking Stauffer.
  • The Marlins over the Mets: Josh Johnson should have his way with the Mets in this one.
  • The White Sox over the Red Sox: Wakefield is back, but the wheezers of Chicago should enjoy his slower stuff.
  • The Nationals over the Cubs: Livan lives! And he's back in Washington! hehehehehehehe.
  • The Brewers over the Reds: The Reds are starting Kip Wells. Oy vey.
  • The Orioles over the Twins: Guthrie was good last time out. And he has probably suckered this picker again.
  • The Cardinals over the Astros: Pineiro out duels Oswalt.
  • The Dodgers over the Rockies: This picker is a slow learner, isn't he?
  • The Mariners over the A's: Really like this French kid.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Giants: Does anybody still think the Giants have a chance in the wild card? Nope.

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