Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Game Picks - Wednesday: May 19, 2010

Agony. After the day games were over yesterday, this picker was sitting at 4-1 and thinking to himself: "Cool, looks like a good day." Only one correct pick came out of the night games which featured picks for aces Sabathia, Santana, Halladay and Weaver. Surely three of those four would win, right? Wrong and please don't call the Fan, Shirley. All four lost, three of them through no fault of their own. And thus it was another terrible day. You would think that Mr. Girardi would see after a few batters that Joba Chamberlain had squat and wouldn't let keep pitching until he gave up four runs. You would think the same Mr. Girardi would put Winn in left and Swisher in right for defensive purposes in the ninth. You would think wrong. You would think the Phillies would score two runs for Mr. Halladay against a so-so pitcher. Not a chance.

Heck, the Fan doesn't want to talk about it anymore. Yeah, the Fan is fighting mad. So these next picks are typed with fingers pounding the keyboard savagely:

  • The Brewers over the Pirates: Run like the Wolf. The Fan is certainly snarling all right.
  • The Phillies over the Cubs: Gorzelanny? No. Moyer? Yeah, despite giving up at least four runs in six innings.
  • The Nationals over the Mets: Livan? Yes. R. A. Dickey? The Mets catchers have never caught a knuckleball.
  • The Royals over the Indians: Meche seemed to have new life last time after losing Hillman. The Fan is giving up on picking Masterson.
  • The Yankees over the Bay Rays: If the Yankees don't want to be looking up at the Bay Rays' fannies the rest of the season, they better take this series.
  • The Braves over the Reds: Sure, Fan, pick against the Reds after featuring them in a blog post. Makes sense.
  • The Red Sox over the Twins: The Red Sox don't die just because you want them to.
  • The Rangers over the Orioles: The puzzling Harden over the supposed staff ace, Guthrie.
  • The White Sox over the Angels: Torn on this one. Danks should beat Saunders, but really, that match up is a wash.
  • The Cardinals over the Marlins: Was going to write about the Hanley Ramirez thing but everybody else has and the Fan just doesn't want to think about it.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Giants: Going with Ian Kennedy while thinking the D-backs will crush Wellemeyer.
  • The Tigers over the Athletics: Verlander is heating up and Braden is pitching, so there is sure to be good theater.
  • The Padres over the Dodgers: Garland has to be better than Ortiz right? Grrrr....
  • The Blue Jays over the Mariners: Really think that Fister is better than Cecil, but look where picking against the Blue Jays has gotten him so far.


  • The Rockies over the Astros: Can't ever pick Paulino to win. Just can't.

Yesterday: 5-10
Week: 19-27 glug glug glug
Month: 123-122
Season: 323-247
Games of the Day: 16-16

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