Friday, April 16, 2010

Game Picks - Friday: April 16, 2010

Well, okay...April Fools came late for this game picker yesterday (see related earlier post). But...umm...we'll do our best to forget that ever happened. Instead, we'll concentrate on Friday's picks and hope this embarrassment soon blows over. At any rate, it should be less concerning to this writer than say if he was a certain Steelers quarterback. And remember, we also start a new feature today called the Pick of the Day, which the Fan will confidently state [gulp] is a lock and a sure bet. Here goes:

  • The Cubs over the Astros: The Astros finally won their first game. That's the good news. The bad news is that Paulino is pitching Friday. The good news is that Gorzelanny is pitching for the Cubs. The bad news is that the Cubs should slug in more runs.
  • The Reds over the Pirates: Jumping feet first on the Mike Leake bandwagon. Hope it doesn't hurt as much as the time the Fan jumped on that little red wagon.
  • The Phillies over the Marlins: Forget the injuries nagging the Phillies. Halladay is pitching.
  • The Brewers over the Nationals: The Nationals mashed the Phillies on Thursday. But the Brewers will mash Lannon. Gallardo has to earn his money some time.
  • The White Sox over the Indians: Buehrle will have this game over so fast that the Indians will be be sitting in the clubhouse wondering just what the heck happened.
  • The Yankees over the Rangers: Cano is mashing. Jeter is gashing. Sabathia is thrashing and it's just another night in the Bronx.
  • The Blue Jays over the Angels: Marcum down, friends. The Jays are rolling.
  • The Red Sox over the Bay Rays: Beckett should be better than Wade Davis, who hasn't quite figured things out yet.
  • The Braves over the Rockies: Funny stat of the day. Jason Giambi is 0 for 8 for the season in spot duty for the Rockies. But he has six walks. So his line currently sits at: .000/.428/.000. Weird eh?
  • The Cardinals over the Mets: Carpenter verses Perez. Egads! Why do the Mets keep throwing Perez out there? Heard that Carpenter's velosity is way down though. Bears watching.
  • The Padres over the Diamondbacks: Garland gets his first win as a Padre.
  • The Athletics over the Orioles: Millwood versus Braden. Really like Braden.
  • The Dodgers over the Giants: Padilla versus Wellemeyer. Yeesh. Toss a coin and give the win to the Dodgers at home.
  • The Mariners over the Tigers: King Felix neutralizes Damon and Jackson.

And...are you ready? The GAME OF THE DAY!

  • The Royals over the Twins: Book it, Dano. Greinke does his thing and Baker does his early-season "Home Run" Baker impression.

Yesterday: uh. Missed it.
Week: 31-20
Month: 82-39


bobook said...

Dude, I love you--- but what the heck happened 'con las seleciones del jueves'??? Here I am telling 'mi jovenes' of your talent and you ???? Que pa, heh???

William said...

I don't know what happened. Let's just say the Fan ralphed and call it good. [man love psuedo hug]

Alan said...

yeaah, i completely agree with yours picks today my friend.. good luck
and i read your blog everyday

keep rockin'
cheers from mexico

William said...

Thanks, Alan. Good to know you're out there.