Friday, July 02, 2010

Game Picks - Friday: July 2, 2010

Holy cow! This picker is certainly in a bad stretch with a fourth sub-.500 day. The week is far below the break even point and the month of July is off to a negative start. The Game of the Day feature lost for the second straight day. Ugh! With the axe falling all over baseball (more on that in the next post), the Fan could be next!

[[shiver]] With much trepidation, here are Friday's picks:

  • The Yankees over the Blue Jays: The Blue Jays have fallen all the way back to .500. It's sad that for the second season in a row, they gave fans hope and then fell on hard times.
  • The Cubs over the Reds: Simply like Dempster over Arroyo at this point in the season.
  • The Pirates over the Phillies: Ohlendorf has pitched well of late. Giving him the nod over Moyer and the depleted Phils.
  • The Mets over the Nationals: Hard to remember that the Nats once vied for first place. Now they again have a slight chance for the top draft pick for the third straight year.
  • The Indians over the Athletics: The Indians have won five in a row and have more offense than the A's.
  • The Tigers over the Mariners: The Tigers are almost unbeatable at home and the Mariners are terrible on the road. That overcomes a Fister match up with Scherzer.
  • The Red Sox over the Orioles: This pick isn't the Fan's first instinct. The O's could get to Wakefield and Bergesen could have a big game against the depleted Red Sox. But sanity won.
  • The Marlins over the Braves: Pick based solely on the arm of Josh Johnson.
  • The Rangers over the White Sox: Like Lewis over Garcia and the Rangers' offense over the White Sox.
  • The Rockies over the Giants: Lincecum hasn't been a lock this season. Chacin is a good-looking young pitcher. The Rockies are home and the hotter team.
  • The Bay Rays over the Twins: Last night's thrilling win might propel the young Bay Rays back in the race. Plus Price is pitching.
  • The Cardinals over the Brewers: Narveson was great last time out, but golly, the Cards need to start winning some time.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Dodgers: Kirk Gibson wins his first game as manager.
  • The Padres over the Astros: Latos versus Oswalt in a good one. Latos is like a young Oswalt.

And the Game of the Day:

  • The Angels over the Royals: Similar and inconsistent starters but the Angels are at home.

Yesterday: 4-7
Week: 29-38 man oh man
Month: 4-7
Season: 663-504
Games of the Day: 39-35

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