Saturday, September 05, 2009

Game Picks - Saturday: September 5, 2009

Okay, now that's MUCH better. The world is a rosier place this morning after a really good night of game picks. And it could have been better! The Diamondbacks blew a save for Haren and old friend, Jason Giambi got the clutch hit. Who saw that coming? The Padres, LeBlanc, lived up to his name and despite his 6.06 ERA, totally shut down the Dodgers. The doggedly determined Twins lost another game to a bad team. And the Mets beat the Cubs as the normally reliable Grabow imploded. But despite those blemishes, everything went just right!

Saturday's picks:

  • The Yankees over the Blue Jays: Okay, the Yankees went on their one day Halladay. Now it's back to the gravy train.
  • The Cubs over the Mets: Figueroa has been good of late for the Mets, but Harden should win.
  • The Brewers over the Giants: When two pitchers (Cain and Gallardo) seem equal, go with the better hitting team.
  • The Rangers over the Orioles: The Rangers have to keep winning. They are not out of it. But they have to win.
  • The White Sox over the Red Sox: Wakefield versus Floyd. It never is a good idea to pick the guy coming off the disabled list.
  • The Twins over the Indians: Home Run Baker versus Masterson. A game fraught with danger.
  • The Cardinals over the Pirates: Hate to pick against Ohlendorf, but geez, the Cardinals are good.
  • The Marlins over the Nationals: Hate picking against Livan. Heh.
  • The Astros over the Phillies: Oswalt lives for games like this.
  • The Bay Rays over the Tigers: Can pick a win for Galarraga.
  • The Braves over the Reds: The Reds have been hot and Kip Wells has been...well...surprising. But things get back to normal here.
  • The Royals over the Angels: Have to root for Greinke, but the Royals will need to score two runs. Can they do it?
  • The Diamondbacks over the Rockies: Just can't pick Contreras to win for his new team. Just can't do it.
  • The Mariners over the Athletics: French over Anderson. Two good young pitchers.
  • The Dodgers over the Padres: Latos has been good, but the Dodgers have to break out some time.

Yesterday: 11-4
Week: 43-40
Month: 32-24

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