Sunday, May 02, 2010

Game Picks - Sunday: May 2, 2010

Oh my. That was really bad. That was as bad a night as this picker has ever had. There were fifteen picks to be had and this picker only managed to gather in four correct picks. Yeah, it was dumb to pick against Halladay and Cain. But other than that, it was just amazing how wrong it all turned out. The Cubs suddenly have an offense. The Twins suddenly do not have a bullpen. The Bay Rays have suddenly lost two in a row to the Royals. The Royals! The Yankees have a pitcher who has been great his entire career...except when he has pitched for them. Put it all together in a blender and the picks were puree and May is already a mess. It was awful.

It's funny how a night like that can whisk away all confidence. But the picks must go on. Hopefully, Sunday will be a bit more successful. It couldn't be much more unsuccessful.

  • The Twins over the Indians: Perhaps it would be nice is Liriano would have another powerful game today.
  • The Tigers over the Angels: Verlander is so overdue for a powerful performance and a win that it's overripe and sitting in a big pear tree.
  • The Yankees over the White Sox: This pick doesn't feel very good with Hughes versus Buehrle. But dang, it's the right pick.
  • The Blue Jays over the Athletics: Hopefully, this pick won't be three Ben Sheets to the wind. Marcum should out pitch him.
  • The Marlins over the Nationals: The darn Marlins are about as predictable as Mrs. Palin. Josh Johnson is a good pick today though.
  • The Braves over the Astros: Derek Lowe is not a solid pick, but the Braves have picked it up of late at the dish.
  • The Orioles over the Red Sox: What a lousy pick this is. Which Beckett will show up tonight? Which Millwood? Which to choose?
  • The Royals over the Bay Rays: If Greinke is Greinke and can get some relief pitching, the Royals could actually sweep this series.
  • The Cardinals over the Reds: If I were a Carpenter and you were a lady, would you marry me anyway, would you hit my curveball?
  • The Cubs over the Diamondbacks: How bad can a picker be shaken up when he picks Gorzelanny to win?
  • The Padres over the Brewers: Garland struck out 10 last time out. How did that happen? Can he pitch well two times in a row?
  • The Giants over the Rockies: Why can't the Rockies ever start a season well? They are like the Teixeira of teams.
  • The Rangers over the Mariners: Great match up of Fister versus Wilson. Both have sub-2 ERAs. But the Mariners have a really bad hitting team.
  • The Mets over the Phillies: Will take Santana over Moyer just about every time.


  • The Dodgers over the Pirates: Karstens? For the Pirates? No way they win.

Yesterday: 4-11 uuuuggggly
Week: 50-45
Month: 4-11
Season: 204-157
Games of the Day: 8-8

1 comment:

Josh Borenstein said...

After the shellacking Santana took tonight against the Phils, there is no way I'm starting Jaime Garcia tomorrow against them. Also don't think I can start Scherzer against Minnesota.