Friday, May 21, 2010

Game Picks - Friday: May 21, 2010

Stupefied. Mortified. Horrified. May has officially become an abomination. This picker doesn't know what to say at this point. At the bottom of this post you'll see that after yesterday's results, the only positive number in this picker's tally is the season's results. At this point, the Fan doesn't think he could successfully pick a ripe orange if it was the only non-green one on the tree. It's been unbelievable. One game featured a team scoring seven runs in its last inning to ruin that pick. Another pick was ruined on a wild pitch, another on a pinch hit single by Junior Griffey. The Yankees suddenly cannot win a game. It might be possible that throwing all the teams in the air and picking them at random might be more successful. Throwing darts at the schedule might be more effective.

And if things haven't been tough enough already, now we have to figure out interleague play. Great!

  • The Braves over the Pirates: The two National League extra teams who won't be switching leagues this weekend.
  • The Reds over the Indians: Arroyo has been great lately and will beat Westbrook.
  • The Red Sox over the Phillies: Lackey over Hamels. The Red Sox are hot all of the sudden.
  • The Orioles over the Nationals: The Orioles are just glad to be playing somebody different.
  • The Bay Rays over the Astros: The Bay Rays who have already won a gazillion games get Houston in the first round of interleague? Who made this schedule?
  • The Rangers over the Cubs: The sad thing is that the Cubs can use the DH and have nobody good enough to hit there.
  • The Marlins over the White Sox: Nolasco will be too tough for the White Sox. Poor Buehrle can't buy a win.
  • The Twins over the Brewers: Blackburn may mean heartburn, but goes against Bush as in league.
  • The Royals over the Rockies: The Royals keep enjoying their Ned Yost honeymoon.
  • The Angels over the Cardinals: Pineiro versus Penny. Can you say, motivation?
  • The Diamondbacks over the Blue Jays: Just can't trust Morrow to throw enough strikes.
  • The Athletics over the Giants: Betting that the A's with an extra hitter in the line up will get to Zito.
  • The Dodgers over the Tigers: The Dodgers are hot. The Dodgers get Dontrelle Willis. Look out.
  • The Mariners over the Padres: Lee outduels LeBlanc.

And the GAME of the DAY

  • The Yankees over the Mets: Vazquez pitches against the National League where he seems better suited. The Mets counter with a guy who has been (successfully) relieving all year, which means the bullpen will be taxed early.

Yesterday: 4-11 Woe unto the lonely picker

Week: 32-44 more woe

Month: 136-139 the indignities of it all

Season: 336-264 [sigh]

Games of the Day: 16-18

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