Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Game Picks - Wednesday: April 21, 2010

Back to the winning ways last night with ten wins out of fifteen picks. Nailed the Game of the Day too. Two of the five bad picks were bullpen losses (Marlins, Rangers). But Philadelphia's bullpen aided that Atlanta pick, so it all works out even in the end. Latos was brilliant for the Padres (their third straight gem by a young guy). The other wrong picks were cases of formerly bad pitchers pitching great (Kendrick was one of them). So all in all, the Fan is happy to be back on the winning side again.

Today's games are full of danger, but the Fan is no scaredy cat!

  • The Royals over the Blue Jays: A tip of the cap to Vernon Wells who is mashing the ball. But Greinke should win sooner or later.
  • The Padres over the Giants: Garland should be inspired by the young guys in front of him. Wellemeyer has been real shaky so far.
  • The Pirates over the Brewers: Zach Duke has been really good so far this year, so giving him the nod over Gallardo.
  • The Rockies over the Nationals: What? You thought the Fan was going to pick all upsets in one day? Nah.
  • The Mets over the Cubs: This one is a puzzle. Perez was much better for the Mets last time out. Carlos Silva has been miraculously good for the Cubs. So who to choose? Both could be awful. Both could be great. Ugh.
  • The Reds over the Dodgers: Arroyo is so unpredictable. Kuroda is too for the Dodgers. Another Ugh game. Going with the Reds at home.
  • The Red Sox over the Rangers: Did you see where the Red Sox pulled Papi after he went 0-3 with two K's last night? They put Lowell in there, he walked twice and the Red Sox won. Hmm..
  • The Marlins over the Astros: Berkman is back and he contributed to the Astros' win last night, but he faces Josh Johnson tonight.
  • The Twins over the Indians: Liriano goes for the Twins. Huff is listed for the Indians, but the Fan thought he read that he was going to miss a start? No wait, that was Happ. No difference, the Twins win.
  • The Bay Rays over the White Sox: Wade Davis over Buehrle.
  • The Cardinals over the Diamondbacks: Last night was supposed to be a pitcher's duel. Instead it was a slugfest. Tonight will be the pitcher's duel with Carpenter defeating Jackson.
  • The Yankees over the Athletics: The Yankee juggernaut continues with Hughes picking up his second win at the expense of Ben Sheets.
  • The Angels over the Tigers: The Angels are rebounding nicely lately (grrr) and should continue with another win over the Tigers as Weaver beats Bonderman.
  • The Mariners over the Orioles: Felix Hernandez versus Millwood looks like a mismatch, but it will be a close game.


  • The Braves over the Phillies: What? The Fan can't pick the same two teams for the game of the day in two consecutive days? It's Hudson versus Halladay in a fantastic match up. The Fan is feeling Hudson and Halladay isn't going to win them all, is he?

Yesterday: 10 - 5
Week: 23-15
Month: 124-66
Games of the Day: 3-2


Alan said...

cool.. nice day yesterday because of picks ;)
have a killer day

Josh Borenstein said...

I wonder if Halladay has a legit shot at winning 30 games. With some actual run support, certainly 25 isn't out of the question.