Saturday, June 26, 2010

Game Picks - Saturday: June 26, 2010

After a bumpy start in Florida, this picker has settled into a Palm Beach County rhythm and the correct picks are coming in bunches. Ten more last night compared to five incorrect. This picker took Greinke to beat St. Louis, the Red Sox to lose to Colorado and the Yankees to beat the Dodgers. All came out just as expected. There were a couple of clunkers. This Fan didn't expect Jackson to throw a no-hitter, thus preventing the worst bullpen in history to enter the game. Nor was the Astros victory over the Rangers expected. Seattle was simply a bad pick and the Orioles have suddenly shown some late inning life. But all in all, it was a good day.

Saturday continues the interleague fun:

  • The Twins over the Mets: Right away we get a conundrum. We have Santana, who hasn't been Santana this year. We have Pavano, who continues to befuddle this picker. We have a hot Mets team and a cold Twins team. What to do? Go with the unexpected it seems.
  • The Cardinals over the Royals: Another dangerous pick because the Cards are starting their fifth starter and the Royals' Davies is capable of pitching well once in a while.
  • The Rangers over the Astros: The Astros are starting an unknown Banks making his first start. Wilson should win.
  • The Nationals over the Orioles: Livan. The name itself sends the Fan into convulsions.
  • The Phillies over the Blue Jays: Giving the Phillies the DH helps them like no other NL team. Low scoring game with Hamels versus Marcum, but Phillies have the edge being the home team that isn't.
  • The Bay Rays over the Diamondbacks: As much as the Fan likes Ian Kennedy, Price will win this game.
  • The Mariners over the Brewers: Think Fister will shut the Brewers down.
  • The Tigers over the Braves: The Tigers' bats will come alive against Kawakami, the hard luck Braves' pitcher.
  • The Marlins over the Padres: The moribund-looking Marlins should get a win with Josh Johnson pitching against Jon Garland, who has looked bad lately.
  • The Cubs over the White Sox: The Fan must be crazy, but how can you pick against Silva? Plus, the Cubs will have at least enough emotion to pump to a win over Garcia.
  • The Dodgers over the Yankees: Can't pick that #$#%#$ Burnett to win.
  • The Red Sox over the Giants: Buchholz easily slides by the kid, Martinez.
  • The Indians over the Reds: Masterson has a good day and LeCure for the Reds does not.
  • The Rockies over the Angels: Cook is simply a better pitcher than Saunders.

And the Game of the Day:

  • The Athletics over the Pirates: McCutchen gets the start for the Pirates. That's good news for Cahill and the A's.

Yesterday: 10-5
Week: 45-30
Month: 189-126
Season: 626-458
Games of the Day: 35-33

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