Monday, May 17, 2010

Game Picks - Monday: May 17, 2010

Sunday sucked. There is no nicer way to say it. It started going downhill as soon as Joba Chamberlain stepped on the mound and started fidgeting. When he is fidgeting, it's over. It's almost like he's fighting imaginary flies in Cleveland. Speaking of that, the fly thing and Joba was just a few years ago. Whatever happened to those Indians? Anyway. It was awful. It was brutal. Lee pitched his guts out but lost. All day long the Fan thought he had picked the Royals. Didn't. Should have. The Blue Jays keep proving that third best in the AL East is still better than every other team in any other division. The Fan keeps not buying that the Cardinals can't buy a win these days. Boston isn't as good as the Tigers but the Fan was taunted by a resurgence of Big Papi. And who knew? The Cubs could finally beat the Pirates. Rule #1 is now crap since Francis pitched for the first time in over a year and was terrific. Should have seen Pineiro having a good outing. Didn't. Didn't know that Cust was back either. When did that happen? It was brutal. It was a massacre.

And so now May is a collective two games over .500. A struggling month suddenly became an American League West type month. Frankly, it's embarrassing. But just like in life, the Fan is no quitter. Nosiree Bob. What a stupid expression that is. Nosiree Bob. Has bloggage sunk to that level? But no, the Fan isn't a quitter. So even though "Quitter" rhymes with where this month has gone so far, another day of picks is beckoning. And so, like a Bob Segar (Nosiree Bob) song, let's turn the page:

  • The Phillies over the Pirates: If the Phillies can't beat Pittsburgh, the Fan quits. What's the use?
  • The Orioles over the Royals: Bergesen has had three really good starts in a row.
  • The White Sox over the Tigers: The more the Fan makes fun of Freddie Garcia, the more he wins. Crying Uncle.
  • The Yankees over the Red Sox: Hughes has been seriously good. He faces Dice-K.
  • The Twins over the Blue Jays: The Fan keeps picking against the Blue Jays. Maybe it's a subliminal thing trying to get them to keep winning to stay ahead of Boston?
  • The Marlins over the Diamondbacks: The Marlins. How confusing. No team in baseball is as confusing.
  • The Reds over the Brewers: Cueto? Can he have two games that are great in a row? Is it really possible?
  • The Mets over the Braves: But only because of Pelfrey.
  • The Bay Rays over Cleveland: Have the Rays played any good teams at all this year?
  • The Cubs over the Rockies: One last desperate gasp for Randy Wells. Come on guy!
  • The Rangers over the Angels: The Rangers sure are picking a funny way to try to win a division. Holland is pitching.
  • The Nationals over the Cardinals: Oh what the heck. Stammen might beat Lohse. It could happen.
  • The Athletics over the Mariners: Just can't pick Rowland-Smith to win a game. He may be a nice guy and all...but...
  • The Astros over the Dodgers: The law of averages say a winning streak has to end some time. Wandy might be the guy to do it.


  • The Giants over the Padres: The Padres' bats have gone to sleep again.

Yesterday: Does the Fan really have to post it? Oh. Okay. 5-10
Week: 5-10: Sucks that the Fan has to type that twice.
Month: 109-107
Season: 309-232
Games of the Day: 15-15

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work and you 12-3 (or even better) results will come shortly.

You are still the man!