Saturday, May 15, 2010

Game Picks - Saturday: May 15, 2010

Oh man! That was an unbelievable night. The Rangers scored eight runs in the first three innings and lost. Guthrie, of all people, goes out and throws a gem. Alex Rodriguez, who has been somewhat silent at the plate, hits a big homer. The Cubs stupidity in the Zambrano-to-the-bullpen atrocity blew up in their faces. Gil (ga) Meche pitches like pre-Hillman after post-Hillman. Ortiz lasted only four innings for the Dodgers and they still won the game. Buehrle can't buy a win. And the Diamondbacks blew yet another save. It was just bloody awful. Unless you root for all those other teams that won, that is. In probably a bit of mercy, the Game of the Day was rained out.

So what's a Fan to do? Keep picking it seems:

  • The Cubs over the Pirates: Dempster is a solid starter. The Pirates won their game of the week.
  • The Yankees over the Twins: First, Pettitte is pitching against a predominantly lefty lineup. Second, he's really mad he was skipped a turn. Lastly, the Yankees are a different team at home.
  • The Rangers over the Blue Jays: Have to go with main man, Feldman, even though he isn't yet pitching like last year.
  • The Giants over the Astros: Lincecum should have no trouble with the sleepy Astros' line up even with Oswalt pitching for Houston.
  • The Phillies over the Brewers: Just like last year, the Phillies are much better on the road this year. Weird.
  • The Bay Rays over the Mariners: The Rays are in a bit of a funk, but Shields should beat Vargas.
  • The Orioles over the Indians: If the Indians can't beat Guthrie, they shouldn't beat Matusz.
  • The Red Sox over the Tigers: The Red Sox are starting to roll. Plus they get Willis today.
  • The Reds over the Cardinals: It seems folly to pick against Wainwright and the Cardinals (and it probably is), but Leake will keep them pounding things into the ground all day.
  • The Marlins over the Mets: Nate Robertson is really liking the National League.
  • The Braves over the Diamondbacks: The D-backs have to be a demoralized group at this point.
  • The White Sox over the Royals: Peavy has been outstanding his last few outings. Should be enough over Hochever.
  • The Nationals over the Rockies: Really liking this Atilana kid, especially facing Hammel.
  • The Padres over the Dodgers: Corriea wins one for his brother.
  • The Athletics over the Angels: Duchscherer has to be on his game though.


  • The Rockies over the Nationals: Same as yesterday: Ubaldo Jiminez over Livan Hernandez.

Yesterday: 6-8
Week: 39-35
Month: 96-89
Season: 296-214
Games of the Day: 13-15

1 comment:

Josh Borenstein said...

Ubaldo is a beast. Soooo glad I drafted him.