Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Game Picks - Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Tuesday's picks were the kind you dream about. Everything went right except for the Marlins winning the second game against the Phillies, the Bay Rays losing improbably and the Giants, who just as improbably, scored ten runs and lost. Other than that, there was nothing but "W's" all over the place. It sure feels good to have a good day for a change. Can't believe that so many doubters didn't think Greinke would beat the Red Sox. The guy is the best pitcher in the American League. Period. Anybody who doesn't vote for him for Cy Young is a moron.

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.

Yesterday: 13-3
Week: 27-14
Month: 161-129

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