Saturday, July 17, 2010

Game Picks - Saturday: July 17, 2010

Eleven correct. Four incorrect. A good night of picking. The Braves losing was a surprise. Greinke didn't do well and the Tigers lost hard to the Indians and King Felix didn't get any run support. Other than those games, it was fun watching the scores come in and for the games to go as expected. Strasburg was very good again. Zito struck out ten. The Yankees came from behind. The Rangers beat the Red Sox again. The Dodgers lost again and the Cubs beat the struggling Phillies.

It would be great if this very successful week could keep going. Here's how Saturday looks:

  • The Phillies over the Cubs: Cole Hamels should beat Randy Wells IF the Phillies can put some runs across.
  • The Tigers over the Indians: Hard to pick against Carmona, but Verlander should get the win.
  • The Cardinals over the Dodgers: Kuroda? Nah. Not going to happen. Especially not with Wainwright pitching. Manny left early again last night.
  • The Bay Rays over the Yankees: Niemann is great. Burnett is least not consistently.
  • The Pirates over the Astros: Like Ohlendorf over Norris. The Pirates should get this one.
  • The Blue Jays over the Orioles: Good luck, Buck Showalter if you inherit this team.
  • The Reds over the Rockies: Tough game to pick. Volquez is making his first start after being on the DL with arm surgery. De La Rosa has also missed a large chunk of the season. Might be a bullpen game and the Reds are better there.
  • The Tigers over the Indians: Another tough one. Talbot is fading after a lucky start. Porcello is back from a stint in the minors and had an ERA over 6. Ugh.
  • The Braves over the Brewers: How does Narveson have a record over .500 with an ERA over 6? Doesn't matter because Hudson will shut the Brewers down.
  • The Twins over the White Sox: How weird is it that this Fan has more confidence in Pavano than he does for Buehrle?
  • The Athletics over the Royals: Cahill has been awesome. Chen has to fall some time doesn't he?
  • The Padres over the Diamondbacks: Things aren't going well for Kirk Gibson eh?
  • The Rangers over the Red Sox: Got to go with Cliff Lee over Lackey.
  • The Giants over the Mets: Cain over Takashima. Could this be the third straight 1-0 game?
  • The Mariners over the Angels: Giving Rowland-Smith the nod over Saunders. Hey, it could happen.

And the Game of the Day:

  • The Marlins over the Nationals: Josh Johnson is the man and should win despite Livan.

Yesterday: 11-4
Week: 25-12
Month: 102-74
Season: 761-571
Games of the Day: 46-40

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