Thursday, July 22, 2010

Game Picks - Thursday: July 22, 2010

Another mediocre day of picking. Once again, the day games were all fine, but the night games simply ralphed big time. This picker was just thinking yesterday that Billy Wagner ought to be given the same kind of consideration that Mariano Rivera has always gotten and how cool it was that Wagner's last year would be such a good one. Of course, then he goes on to spectacularly blow the save against the Padres blowing that pick. So much for those good thoughts. The Mets lost again! Come on! They have to win one sooner or later. Right? The Tigers ended their losing streak. Should have seen that one coming. Buchholz didn't do well in his return. The Pirates have gone absolutely crazy. Should have picked the Marlins and didn't. And finally, Clay Billingsley suddenly was amazing against the Giants. Didn't see that one coming.

There are twelve games scheduled today. Five of them are during the day, so we'll see if the daytime remains a bright time:

  • The Marlins over the Rockies: Josh Johnson versus De La Rosa? Yeah, the Fan is thinking the same thing.
  • The Nationals over the Reds: Yeah, this is a crazy pick. But you have to go with Livan and Volquez is still iffy to this picker.
  • The Braves over the Padres: Got to go back to the Braves and Tim Hudson, a pitcher who has thrown one bad inning out of his last 50 or so.
  • The Tigers over the Blue Jays: Normally wouldn't go against Romero, but Verlander is an exception to that rule.
  • The Cardinals over the Phillies: Wainwright buries the Phillies deeper into the pit despite Hamels efforts.
  • The Brewers over the Pirates: Gallardo has been one of the best pitchers in the NL this season. Sorry to pick against Ohlendorf though.
  • The Twins over the Orioles: Just what the Twins needed, some Millwood butt to kick around. Pavano gets another win.
  • The Yankees over the Royals: Sabathia is the big man and the Royals take it on the Chen.
  • The Rangers over the Angels: This is why the Rangers got Lee. And he pays them back for their efforts.
  • The Giants over the Diamondbacks: Could never see Cain losing to Rodrigo Lopez.
  • The Dodgers over the Mets: Kuroda versus Takahashi. The Dodgers have the better oriental pitcher. The Mets lose again!

And the Game of the Day

  • The Red Sox over the Mariners: The Sox eat guys like Rowland-Smith up for breakfast.

Yesterday: 8-7
Week: 32-25
Month: 145-104
Season: 804-601
Games of the Day: 48-43

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