Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Game Picks - Wednesday: April 7, 2010

Last year's game picker was happy to finish any week above .500. Last year's game picker felt like a pretty dumb schmuck at times. But this year's version is starting on such a roll that giddiness has stepped in. But this picker has been doing this so long that as sure as shooting, there is some piano hanging by a thread above him and when it falls, it won't make a delightful chord like the end of a famous Beatles song. So with that in mind (looking up), here are today's picks:

  • The Rockies over the Brewers: Cook is decent enough and can at times be quite wonderful. Davis is quite awful and can be decent enough at times. Thus this pick.
  • The Giants over the Astros: How did the Astros get this bad? They might end up with a worse record than the Royals this year.
  • The Dodgers over the Pirates: The Pirates are a young scrappy team that will strike out a lot. Kershaw is a pitcher that will salivate over that opportunity.
  • The Nationals over the Phillies: The upset pick of the day. Going with Marquis over Hamels.
  • The Marlins over the Mets: Nolasco was unhittable all spring.
  • The Cardinals over the Reds: The Reds had to wonder if they would be in the mix this year. Starting against the Cardinals will put that to bed quickly.
  • The Braves over the Cubs: Dempster had a good spring, but is facing Jurrjens. Good luck with that.
  • The Yankees over the Red Sox: Just a feeling that the Yanks will jump on Lackey.
  • The Bay Rays over the Orioles: The Orioles' closer tossed the game out the window and that had to feel crappy, no?
  • The Rangers over the Blue Jays: Why couldn't the Blue Jays open against a lesser team?
  • The Tigers over the Royals: Doesn't matter how good Hochever will be. They'll still lose.
  • The Indians over the White Sox: Francisco Carmona! It's going to be a big year.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Padres: Got to go with Ian Kennedy for sentimental reasons.
  • The Mariners over the A's: Still scared about Duchscherer.
  • The Twins over the Angels: Must be the piano effect if the Fan is picking Pavano...

Yesterday: 5-2
Week: 17-4
Month: 17-4

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