Here are Tuesday's projections:
- Oakland over the Orioles: Braden versus Guthrie. The Athletics win but Braden gets upset at Tejada for getting a hit after peeking back at the catcher.
- The White Sox over the Indians: Going with Peavy over Talbot. It's too bad about Grady Sizemore not being able to stay on the field. He and Ian Kinsler were two of the most exciting players in the AL.
- The Braves over the Marlins: This is an incredibly hard game to pick. Kawakami has pitched decently for the Braves most of the time but can't get a win. Sanchez for the Marlins is a mystery each time he pitches.
- The Mets over the Phillies: The Phillies couldn't hit Wakefield the other day so maybe they won't be able to hit Dickey either. The Mets should score four or five on Moyer.
- The Reds over the Pirates: Leake hasn't leaked yet. Hoping he never does, though, of course, that is impossible.
- The Red Sox over the Bay Rays: The Red Sox can't play their waiting game with Shields because he doesn't walk people, so they will have to be aggressive. That will be a moot point if Lester is on his game.
- The Dodgers over the Cubs: Kershaw has only one bad start in nine outings. He'll fare well against the Cubbies.
- The Brewers over the Astros: Randy Wolf should out pitch Paulino. Prince Fielder is starting to stir too.
- The Yankees over the Twins: When was the last time the Yankees played a bad team? Sheesh. Blindly picking Burnett over Baker.
- The Rangers over the Royals: Harden should beat Meche, though Meche looked good last time out.
- The Diamondbacks over the Rockies: The Fan really likes Ian Kennedy. And Chacin has not fared well his last two starts.
- The Cardinals over the Padres: Thinking the Cardinals will jump on Garland and Wainwright will pitch his usual good game.
- The Blue Jays over the Angels: The Angels look sick and the Blue Jays' young pitching has been great.
- The Nationals over the Giants: Long Live Livan and his assortment of bamboozle.
And the GAME OF THE DAY!
- The Tigers over the Mariners: Hate picking against Fister, but Verlander is dominant again and the Tigers get enough offense to win.
Games of the Day: 19-19