Friday, July 16, 2010

Game Picks - Friday: July 16, 2010

Five correct, two incorrect. Not a bad start to the second half. The Cardinals and the Angels tripped this picker up, but that's not bad considering the uncertainty of who would start yesterday.

At last Friday gives us our first full slate of games since Sunday. Here's how the Fan sees 'em:

  • The Cubs over the Phillies: Ted Lilly should keep the Phillies bats in check while Blanton has a 6.41 ERA.
  • The Tigers over the Indians: If the Tigers have any chance for the post season, they have to improve their ghastly road record and beat teams like the Indians.
  • The Astros over the Pirates: Myers is having a pleasant and surprising season while Zach Duke has regressed.
  • The Yankees over the Bay Rays: Yankees at home with Sabathia. Shields is something of a mystery.
  • The Nationals over the Marlins: Here's a real test. Strasburg is pitching. Will any fans show up in Miami?
  • The Blue Jays over the Orioles: The Orioles were playing well before the break. Soon their best players will be elsewhere. Romero goes for the Jays.
  • The Reds over the Rockies: The Reds have been great at home. Arroyo over Hammel.
  • The Rangers over the Red Sox: Lewis should be better than Doubront, right?
  • The Braves over the Brewers: The former Milwaukee team beats the current one. Hanson should be better than Wolf.
  • The Royals over the Athletics: Greinke is back of late. That should be enough.
  • The Cardinals over the Dodgers: The Cards are nearly unbeatable at home and the Dodgers aren't starting well in the second half.
  • The Twins over the White Sox: Thinking that Liriano comes up big after getting a nice rest.
  • The Mariners over the Angels: Felix Hernandez has to pitch a big game for this game to be remotely correct.
  • The Giants over the Mets: Zito and Niese are a wash. The Giants are better at home than the Mets are on the road.

And the Game of the Day:

  • The Padres over the Diamondbacks: The D-Backs are 13-30 on the road this season. That alone cancels out Haran and helps Garland.

Yesterday: 5-2
Week: 14-8
Month: 91-70
Season: 750-567
Games of the Day: 45-40

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