Okay. The question now is: Can this picker build on such a good day of picks, or will the picks fall back to the mediocrity that has permeated this place for more than a week. The former would be nice. Let's see what we have to deal with:
- The Yankees over the Angels: It's Kazmir for the Angels and the Yankees have 34 wins against lefties. A. J. Burnett goes for the Yanks.
- The Reds over the Pirates: Homer Bailey has looked good of late.
- The Dodgers over the Nationals: The best team in the National League versus the worst.
- The Tigers over the Indians: Porcello versus Masterson. Masterson has got talent, but can't seem to stay on top of it. How come Porcello doesn't have Joba-like rules?
- The Orioles over the Blue Jays: Just like Guthrie's chances better than Richmond's.
- The Bay Rays over the Mariners: Two young guns: Wade Davis versus Brandon Morrow. Davis is the next big pitching star.
- The Braves over the Mets: Hanson was cruising in his last start and then somehow lost it. He won't against the Mets.
- The Phillies over the Marlins: The Phillies have clinching on their minds.
- The Brewers over the Cubs: This is one of those impossible to predict games. Two young pitchers but the one for the Cubs is making his first start of the year.
- The Astros over the Cardinals: Just can't pick Smoltz to win a game.
- The Red Sox over the Royals: Beckett should cruise in this one as long as he can keep the balls in the park.
- The Twins versus the White Sox: One of these years, the Twins will play a whole season like they play the last month.
- The Rockies over the Padres: Hey Colorado! You're going to have a playoff team!
- The Angels over the Athletics: Mr. Hunter continues his pretty good rookie season.
- The Giants over the Diamondbacks: If the team doesn't pack it in after last night's loss, that is.