Sunday, September 20, 2009

Game Picks - Sunday: September 20, 2009

For the first time in about twenty years, this picker slept in. Can't remember the last time the clock said it was ten o'clock when the eyes were first opened. And it seems that the extra sleep was worth about one win in the picking category as the week of so-so picking continues. But at least the extra win put this sleepy head in the black for a change.

The Giants lost big and not only was the score a disaster, but it was a disaster in the standings as it was a game swing with the winning Rockies. In the other race still alive, the Twins beat the Tigers' best pitcher and the Tigers are in a serious funk. They have the big time feel of the Mets two years ago. It's like they smell death and keep running but whatever direction they run, they get hit by a truck. The Twins have put all the pressure on the Tigers. The Twins have nothing to lose.

Sunday's games:

  • The Angels over the Rangers: It will be sad to see the Angels finish the Rangers off. Feldman gave them a one day reprieve.
  • The Nationals over the Mets: Only because it sure looks like Maine isn't yet ready to pitch.
  • The Marlins over the Reds: Forgive the Fan, but he just can't pick Kip Wells to win.
  • The Pirates over the Padres: {sigh} Ohlendorf didn't win yesterday despite pitching well. Maholm will win today though.
  • The Braves over the Phillies: Despite facing Cliff Lee, Tommy Hanson has arrived.
  • The Red Sox over the Orioles: The Red Sox going into the post season on a roll is a scary thing.
  • The Blue Jays over the Bay Rays: Halladay's short little funk is over. Book it.
  • The Brewers over the Astros: Gallardo's last start of the year as they will shut him down after to protect his arm. This sure is new territory for a baseball Fan.
  • The Royals over the White Sox: Just because the Fan wants to see more Ozzie rants.
  • The Twins over the Tigers: Let's see, the Tigers can't start Washburn because of a bum knee (that trade worked out really well) and Nate Robertson is starting despite a bum hip. Good luck.
  • The A's over the Indians: Carmona walks five more and has yet another bad outing. So sad.
  • The Dodgers over the Giants: The Dodgers behind Randy Wolf, beat the Giants 1-0, beating Lincecum and making the Cy Young even more confusing in the National League.
  • The Rockies over the Diamondbacks: Ubaldo Jiminez beat Lincecum. What makes you think he can't beat Haran?
  • The Yankees over the Mariners: The Yankees win despite another Joba Rules game.
  • The Cubs over the Cardinals: After munching his way through an inconsistent season, Zambrano pitches his heart out for national television.

Yesterday: 8-7
Week: 45-38
Month: 134-115

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