Saturday, June 19, 2010

Game Picks - Saturday: June 19, 2010

Eight correct, seven incorrect. Translation: blah. After flying most of June, this picker has now faced a losing day followed by a blah day. Worse yet, that darn Game of the Day feature. After finally getting the darn thing over .500, the feature has lost three straight. And that defies explanation. Grrrr. Things are just full of weird. Hammel is suddenly a great pitcher. The Brewers and Yankees can't hit. The Nationals can't win. The Bay Rays can't win. And the Phillies, who couldn't hit are now hitting like crazy. Ah baseball. Isn't it grand?

Saturday is another day to ride the tiger (and probably the Tigers) so here we go:

  • The Yankees over the Mets: Everything here points to a Mets' win. Their best pitcher is pitching. The Yankees aren't scoring. Ah, but the Yankees have one secret weapon: Phil Hughes.
  • The Cubs over the Angels: Think Lilly will shut down the Angels while the Cubs with a suddenly hot Lee, catch up with Weaver.
  • The Giants over the Blue Jays: Cain has been really good lately. The Jays counter with Litsch, who did not do very good in his first start of the year.
  • The Red Sox over the Dodgers: Just can't pick against the Red Sox these days. Plus, Padilla is starting and pitchers coming back from the DL are always dicey.
  • The Phillies over the Twins: The Twins are letting the Tigers catch up so we can have a race.
  • The Nationals over the White Sox: The Nats haven't won a game in forever and are due. Peavy is supposed to pitch for the White Sox but reports have indicated that he is hurting.
  • The Rangers over the Astros: The Rangers have been hitting like crazy since Hamilton got hot.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Tigers: Not feeling great about this pick but thinking that Jackson will have a big start.
  • The Royals over the Braves: Thinking that Greinke will build on his last outing, which was very good.
  • The Bay Rays over the Marlins: Niemann has been pretty unbeatable lately.
  • The Cardinals over the Athletics: Wainwright should be better than Sheets.
  • The Brewers over the Rockies: Francis is good, but the Brewers play different when Gallardo pitches.
  • The Padres over the Orioles: Richard over Millwood.
  • The Mariners over the Reds: The Reds face the Mariners' King Felix while the Reds feature a pitcher that hasn't been LeCure for anything.

And the Game of the Day:

  • The Indians over the Pirates: Those poor Pirates...

Yesterday: 8-7
Week: 45-30
Month: 137-88
Season: 574-418
Games of the Day: 30-31 For Pete's Sake!

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