Thursday, September 03, 2009

Game Picks - Thursday: September 3, 2009

We are back to the doldrums again. Thought things had turned around but a few blown saves here and a couple of clunker picks there and mediocrity happens in a hurry. The Twins lost a heart breaker in the ninth. The Royals and the Nationals were stupid picks, though they had good logic and our new friend, Will Venable, had two hits. In hindsight, King Felix would have been the pick over Kazmir, who pitched okay but the King was unhittable. Did not see the Red Sox losing with Beckett on the mound. He's given up a rash of homers lately. And finally, the Fan did not have the last laugh as Brad Penny threw a shutout for the Giants against the Phillies. Heh.

Only ten games on the schedule tonight as we have our usual Thursday break for some teams. Four of the games are day games which is always fun.

  • The Indians over the Tigers: This isn't a pick so much for Carmona as it is against Nate Robertson.
  • The Cardinals over the Brewers: The Cards continue to pad their NL Central lead.
  • The Cubs over the White Sox: This must be a make up game?
  • The Rockies over the Mets: Main Man, Marquis is pitching.
  • The Giants over the Phillies: Lincecum over Pedro, though if the Phillies do the rain delay thing again, that seems to work really well.
  • The Yankees over the Blue Jays: The Fan knows that Gaudin is starting for the Yankees, but the team can't seem to lose right now.
  • The Bay Rays over the Red Sox: The battle of the prospects: Price versus Buckholz. Going with Price.
  • The Marlins over the Braves: Should be a good pick IF Nolasco is the good one instead of the bad one.
  • The Mariners over the Athletics: Somehow Ian Snell is 3-1. Maybe he'll make it 4-1.
  • The Dodgers over the Diamondbacks: Would rather have Garland pitching his first game for his new team over Buckner, who is pitching his first game back from the minors.

Yesterday: 7-8
Week: 28-30
Month: 17-14

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