Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Game Picks - Wednesday: May 26, 2010

"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions." Oh, Mr. Shakespeare, you are so right. The little 4-0 of a short schedule Monday gave this picker some hope that he had regained his mind. But to quote another passage from the witches in Macbeth, "Fair is foul and foul is fair." In other words, nothing makes sense. Or yet in another quote from the great man in his King Lear: "Reason is madness!" Yeah. Yesterday was awful. The Fan brilliantly figured the Phillies would struggle with another knuckleballer and that the Red Sox would again halt the Rays, but other than that, it was pure disaster. Hey, if Garland can shut out the Cardinals, what can you do?

Simply keep picking, that's what. Wednesday:

  • The Indians beat the White Sox: Westbrook stinks up the place less than Buehrle.
  • The Rangers over the Royals: There isn't a scarier foursome right now than Kinsler, Hamilton, Guererro and Cruz.
  • The Tigers over the Mariners: Pick didn't work out last night, but it's still the right pick and Vargas isn't Fister.
  • The Athletics over the Orioles: Cahill has been a much better young pitcher than Matusz, who seems lost lately.
  • The Angels over the Blue Jays: Pineiro has been alternately awful and brilliant. He was awful last time, so he should be brilliant this time. Morrow has been awful every time lately.
  • The Braves over the Marlins: Hanson has to be better than Nate Robertson, right? Come on now.
  • The Mets over the Phillies: Maybe losing Maine was a good thing. The Japanese fellow is quite the pitcher.
  • The Reds over the Pirates: Okay, the Pirates got their one win for the week. Today we get back to normal.
  • The Bay Rays over the Red Sox: So far the series has been all Red Sox, but Garza matches up real well against Lackey.
  • The Yankees over the Twins: Poor Yankees got a great performance from Burnett only to have the game suspended due to weather. Geez, you would think the Twins would have a dome or something. :)
  • The Dodgers over the Cubs: If the Fan had a match up of Billingsley versus Gorzelanny ten times, the Dodgers would be picked in nine of them.
  • The Astros over the Brewers: Oswalt pitches for the scouts.
  • The Rockies over the Diamondbacks: Ubaldo!
  • The Cardinals over the Padres: Come on, man. The Cardinals can't be this bad, can they?


  • The Giants over the Nationals: Lincecum. If this pick comes out wrong, the Fan might just give up.

Yesterday: 4-10
Week: 14-19
Month: 170-168
Season: 369-293
Games of the Day: 19-20

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