Thursday, May 20, 2010

Game Picks - Thursday: May 20, 2010

Yesterday was a little better. At least this picker didn't have to skulk around feeling stupid and lost. The Game of the Day tanked again. And that's just silly. Again, the Game of the Day is the one game this picker feels is a lock...a no-brainer. Instead, it's been a kerfuffle. But still, nine wins is a whole lot better than five and the Fan will take it.

Here are Thursday's picks:

  • The Royals over the Indians: Hochever versus Talbot in the battle of young pitchers. The Indians are reeling and the Royals are on their honeymoon with Ned.
  • The Reds over the Braves: Hanson can be dominant and blow this pick all to pieces, but Leake has been so good, that the Fan can't pick against him.
  • The Cubs over the Phillies: In the upset of the day, Dempster out pitches Blanton.
  • The Marlins over the Cardinals: All is well in Hanley's world again, so the Marlins win.
  • The Oakland A's over the Tigers: Tyson Ross looks like a good pitcher. He throws strikes and his ERA is misleading, though still above league average. Not liking Bonderman for the Tigers.
  • The Pirates over the Brewers: Malholm versus Narveson. Malholm is a big league pitcher. Not sure Narveson is yet.
  • The Nationals over the Mets: How bad has it gotten for the Mets when they have a guy (Angel Pagan) who hits an inside-the-park homer AND starts a triple play in the same game and they still lose?
  • The Yankees over the Bay Rays: Andy Pettitte rights the ship.
  • The Twins over the Red Sox: In the pitching match up of the day, Liriano out pitches Lester.
  • The Rockies over the Astros: Ubaldo!
  • The Rangers over the Orioles: Feldman hasn't been great. Matusz hasn't been as good as his stuff. This game could go either way.
  • The White Sox over the Angels: Peavy out duels Santana.
  • The Giants over the Diamondbacks: Lincecum! Uh oh. Picking all these aces to win is what happened the other day, right?
  • The Dodgers over the Padres: Kershaw has been really good of late. Think he will over power the Padres' line up.


  • The Blue Jays over the Mariners: Milton Bradley is back for Seattle. Oh goody! Romero shuts down the easily shut down Mariner offense.

Yesterday: 9-6
Week: 28-33
Month: 132-128
Season: 332-253
Games of the Day: 16-17

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