Friday, May 07, 2010

Game Picks - Friday: May 7, 2010

Although yesterday's picks were somewhat successful, there is a bit of an empty feeling after seeing the results. The Game of the Day was successful again. And the call on the Red Sox' game was dead on as was Halladay's handling of the Cardinals. The Fan couldn't have been more right about the Rangers - Royals game if he had written the script himself. But gosh, who would have thought Pittsburgh would jump all over the Cubs and that the Cubs would go back to being futile at the plate? Why are the Nationals so dang hard to predict? And the Brewers and the Dodgers are complete mysteries thus far. And never in a million years would this picker have seen an Orioles' shut out coming when Bergesen was starting! But, that's the life of a prognosticator who chooses baseball as his venue.

Let's see if Friday can bring more of the thrill of victory:

  • The Cardinals over the Pirates: Zach Duke is probably the Pirates best pitcher. But he won't get enough run support with Carpenter pitching.
  • The Braves over the Phillies: Lowe needs to keep the ball in the ball park and if he does, he should win. This might be Moyer's last start with the Phillies.
  • The Marlins over the Nationals: The Fins have lost three straight and have their weakest starter (Volstad) starting tonight. So that means they will win. Why? Because they are the Marlins.
  • The Indians over the Tigers: The Indians haven't won a game in a while and are due. Huff hasn't pitched well so far this year after a very good 2009 and he is due. These planets align for a reason. Throw in Bonderman for the Tigers to help the pick along.
  • The Giants over the Mets: Pelfrey is listed for the Mets. He's been REALLY good. But he has been hurting. Sanchez has been great for the Giants, especially if he can keep his walks down.
  • The Reds over the Cubs: Still can't buy Carlos Silva. Just can't. Homer Bailey needs to get it going and tonight would be a good place to start.
  • The Yankees over the Red Sox: It's Hughes against Beckett. Lots of questions abound in this game. Is Hughes this good? Is Beckett this bad? We'll find out together.
  • The Padres over the Astros: The latest story down in Houston is that Berkman wants to play for a winner. Well, that's just great for the good old team morale. Latos wins this one.
  • The Royals over the Rangers: Oy. Can Greinke ever get enough run support to win a game? It's got to be sad to be 0 for the season when you have a 2.45 ERA.
  • The Twins over the Orioles: Still laughing that some wanted Liriano to be a closer for this team. Ha!
  • The White Sox over the Blue Jays: Buehrle has to have a good game some time.
  • The Brewers over the Diamondbacks: Jackson has been horrific for the D-backs. Gallardo has been the Brewers best pitcher and their best hitter.
  • The Bay Rays over the Athletics: Price versus Gonzalez. The Bay Rays have been unstoppable.
  • The Mariners over the Angels: Weaver will have to be near perfect to beat King Felix.


  • The Rockies over the Dodgers: Going with an upset victory of Rogers over Kuroda. Don't you always sing: du du du du My Kuroda, whenever you hear that name? Maybe the Fan is just a freak.

Yesterday: 7-4
Week: 40-26
Month: 44-36
Season: 244-163
Games of the Day: 12-9

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