Friday, April 09, 2010

Game Picks - Friday: April 9, 2010

Another positive night for the game picker. The Reds got a surprisingly gritty performance from Arroyo. Didn't see that coming. The Royals got a great start from Bannister as predicted, but they have shown that their bullpen simply cannot hold a lead. Didn't see the Nationals beating the Phillies, but congrats on their first win. And the Cubs blanked the Braves which will cause rise to the first "rule" of the Fan's season: Never pick against Randy Wells. But overall, it was a good night to pad a great week. The highlights were picking the Orioles to win their first game of the season and for the Indians to take care of the White Sox. That pick alone gave the Fan six points on BallHype.

A full slate of games for Friday!

  • The Tigers over the Indians: Like the Indians and Huff, but like Porcello better.
  • The Blue Jays over the Orioles: Most pickers have it the other way around, but Vernon Wells is smoking hot as are the Jays so far.
  • The Rockies over the Padres: The Rockies are a good hitting team, but their bullpen sure looks shaky.
  • The Braves over the Giants: Hudson is going to have a very good year. Sanchez is either great or brutal. Never know which one it will be.
  • The Marlins over the Dodgers: Not feeling good about picking Volstad, but the alternative is picking Kuroda. Nah.
  • The Mets over the Nationals: Pelfrey versus Mock. Not a good alternative. Flip a coin.
  • The Reds over the Cubs: Homer Bailey for the Reds versus Carlos Silva for the Cubs. Carlos Silva? Blech.
  • The Yankees over the Bay Rays: Vazquez versus Price. The Yankees hit lefties well. Vazquez is an unknown for most of the Bay Ray hitters.
  • The Phillies over the Astros: The Phillies have Happ. The Astros are just hapless.
  • The Rangers over the Mariners: Vargas versus Lewis. When you don't believe in either pitcher, go with the better offense.
  • The Cardinals over the Brewers: Just can't pick any team that is pitching Bush.
  • The Royals over the Red Sox: In the upset of the day, the Royals jump on Wakefield. Just a feeling...
  • The Twins over the White Sox: Liriano is going to be the bomb this year. Or he will bomb and this pick will explode in the Fan's face.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Pirates: The pitching line makes this even, so going with Arizona's offense.
  • The Athletics over the Angels: Like Gonzalez over Palmer.

Yesterday: 7-4
Week: 28-12
Month: 28-12

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