Saturday, May 22, 2010

Game Picks - Saturday: May 22, 2010

Thank goodness! Finally! A good night for the picker and boy was that ever needed. The only blemishes on the record were the Boston, Bay Rays, Angels and Marlins picks. Never expected both the Red Sox and the Bay Rays to lose, especially since those Rays played the Astros. The other two the Fan can understand as it could have gone either way with the match ups. The Game of the Day feature was a close call. The Yankees barely held on against the Mets. Rivera was again shaky and gave up a run, but he did get the save.

Perhaps we can keep this ball rolling on Saturday? Let's see:

  • The Marlins over the White Sox: An iffy pick to start off the day. The Marlins are so unpredictable. There is no other team like them where they look terrific and then terrible on succeeding days.
  • The Cardinals over the Angels: The battle of the two managerial geniuses continues. But LaRussa simply has the better team.
  • The Orioles over the Nationals: The Nationals have hit their bump in the road. How long this losing streak lasts will be an important test for them.
  • The Giants over the Athletics: This should be a well-pitched game with Cain and Gonzalez. That said, the Giants have a slight edge.
  • The Rockies over the Royals: Francis certainly didn't look rusty last time out.
  • The Twins over the Brewers: The Fan's got to believe that Mr. Macha is in some serious trouble. Though he just doesn't have a very good team there besides a few good core players.
  • The Braves over the Pirates: Mr. Heyward is on a tear again. He is an amazing talent and is the difference in a match up of Lowe versus Morton.
  • The Bay Rays over the Astros: They can't lose two in a row to Houston, can they? Poor Wandy isn't as good as in the two prior years.
  • The Cubs over the Rangers: Randy Wells versus Holland in a real good match up.
  • The Dodgers over the Tigers: The Dodgers are on a serious roll. Ely has been good his two times out.
  • The Yankees over the Mets: Great match up of Hughes versus Pelfrey. Think that Hughes will blow up the Mets.
  • The Phillies over the Red Sox: Kendrick versus Dice-K. Ortiz will get a start and Youkilis will sit. Which isn't a smart move as Youkilis is the driver in that offense.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Blue Jays: Eveland can't stay in the game long enough due to pitch counts. Jackson has been overpowering of late.
  • The Padres over the Mariners: Ian Snell is starting for the Mariners. Ugh.


  • The Reds over the Indians: Cueto put two good starts together. Can he make it three? The Fan thinks he jinxed Austin Kearns. He hasn't had a hit since he was featured in a post here recently.

Yesterday: 11-4 Yay!
Week: 43-48 still bad
Month: 147-143
Season: 347-268

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