Thursday, July 29, 2010

Game Picks - Thursday: July 29, 2010

Eleven correct. A good day. The only blemishes on the day were the Cubs. Norris was much better than expected and the Cubs' bullpen was a disaster. The Angels lost, which wasn't fair because it wasn't announced that Pineiro was out until the day of the game. The Orioles were simply a stupid pick. And the Mets lost. The Cardinals were ahead 6-1 but the Mets roared back but lost the game in extra innings. But on the whole, those were the only mistakes and that's not bad at all. On the plus side, the Fan's Man, Ohlendorf, got hit in the face with a line drive and the Pirates still won and the Fan correctly picked Oakland to slow down the Rangers.

There are eleven games today which isn't bad for a Thursday. These are the long days of the schedule when several teams go long stretches without a day off. Here's how the games look:

  • The Cardinals over the Mets: Hawksworth hasn't been good for the Cards and Dickey has been awesome for the Mets. So that should be a Mets pick. But the gut says the Cardinals win.
  • The Bay Rays over the Tigers: David Price should notch another win and Porcello gets the loss.
  • The Braves over the Nationals: Never wild about Lowe pitching, but this Fan is a big disbeliever in Scott Olsen
  • The Rockies over the Pirates: Got to believe that Ubaldo will rebound a bit against the Pirates.
  • The Giants over the Marlins: Bumgarner has been great. Sanchez has often been great. Not often enough though.
  • The Padres over the Dodgers: Podsednik isn't going to like facing Mr. Latos.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Phillies: Joe Saunders wins his first outing for his new team. Kendrick with the loss.
  • The Yankees over the Indians: The Yanks are starting Moseley which is scary, but they should pile onto Talbot.
  • The Rangers over the Athletics: A tough game to call. Mazzaro has been good but so has Wilson. Going with the better team.
  • The Orioles over the Royals: A thought here that Matusz should match up well against the Royals, especially without the Podfather.

And the Game of the Day

  • The Mariners over the White Sox: Pauley is 0-2 despite an ERA of 2.12. Look for the young man to shut down the White Sox who counter with Freddie Garcia who is predictably sliding down hill fast.

Yesterday: 11-4
Week: 36-20
Month: 211-135
Season: 870-630 - 1500 games!
Games of the Day: 54-44

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