Nine correct and six incorrect. A positive day but not an overwhelmingly convincing one. At least the Fan passed his kidney stone. There is nothing quite as heartwarming as straining one's pee to look for a needle in a pee-stack. TMI? Probably. But the Fan was fully ready to make the day's trauma available for an excuse if the day went really poorly. Consider yourselves spared.
We finally have ourselves a real, honest to goodness, typical Monday with only four games scheduled. Here are the few, the proud and the Mariners:
- The Cardinals over the Mariners: Speaking of those bad boys, the Mariners are starting Luke French, fresh from the minors against Dudley Do-Wainwright. Wainwright will prevail. By the way, for those of you curious about name origins, a "Wain" was (according to Wikipedia)"a type of horse-drawn, load-carrying vehicle, used for agricultural purposes rather than transporting people." Thus a Wainwright would be a person that wrought (or made) those wagons. Now you know.
- The Brewers over the Angels: The Angels, fresh off their stirring sweep of the Dodgers, have a letdown against Wolf and the Brewers.
- The Blue Jays over the Padres: The Fan would pick the Padres if any of their regular starters was starting. Instead it's a guy named Sanchez. Marcum goes for the Jays.
And the Game of the Day (one of the four had to be it):
- The Giants over the Orioles: Not only have the Orioles lost a gazillion games in a row, but then they had to fly from New York to San Francisco without a day off to play the Giants. Those poor sad sacks.
Games of the Day: 29-29