Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Game Picks - Wednesday: July 7, 2010

Twelve correct and three incorrect. This picker almost wants to cry. After a bad week of picking comes a shining ray of success. And how sweet it feels. In a single day, the week is back to positive numbers, the month is back to positive numbers. The Fan is basking in redemption. Even the Royals came through and won the Game of the Day ending that six day slide for that feature. Sadly, the Orioles had to blow another save to make that pick right. The Rockies had to score nine runs in the ninth inning to get the pick right. A-Rod had to single-handedly put the Yankees on his back to make that one right. The only three that were incorrect were the Padres, who were bound to lose some time, the Marlins, the most talented team that can't win and the White Sox, who are simply on an amazing run. But excuse the Fan a moment....YAY!

Okay, got that out of the system. Now for Wednesday's picks:

  • The Braves over the Phillies: Medlan over Moyer in the all alliterative match up. Moyer might be twice Medlan's age!
  • The Padres over the Nationals: Garland should beat Martin. What would the Nationals do without Livan?
  • The Tigers over the Orioles: Scherzer over Bergesen. Those poor Orioles...
  • The Twins over the Blue Jays: Slowey over Rzepczynski, making his season debut from the minors. If that guy becomes a regular major leaguer, it's going to be tough to learn how to spell that name.
  • The Mets over the Reds: Arroyo is on a roll, but so is Niese. If the two pitchers cancel themselves out, go with the home team and the Mets are really good at home.
  • The Bay Rays over the Red Sox: The Red Sox are like last year's Mets. Talk about a series of bad breaks (literally). And last night, Youkilis went lame.
  • The Pirates over the Astros: Going with McCutchen to pitch better than Moehler. Heaven help us.
  • The Rangers over the Indians: The Rangers are firing on all cylinders. Awesome to watch.
  • The Giants over the Brewers: Lincecum isn't the lock that he was, but Santana came through last night, so continuing with the aces.
  • The Angels over the White Sox: In an un-classic match up, it's Saunders versus Garcia. Ugh.
  • The Yankees over the Athletics: Was going to pick the A's, but then remembered that Cervelli is probably going to catch Burnett, which at least gives them a better chance.
  • The Cardinals over the Rockies: Last night's theatrics were last night. Garcia shuts them down.
  • The Cubs over the Diamondbacks: One of these bad teams has to win. Going with Dempster here.
  • The Mariners over the Royals: Going with Fister who is consistently good, over Davies who has been great and terrible.

And the Game of the Day:

  • The Marlins over the Dodgers: Josh Johnson blows the Dodgers into the Ethier.

Yesterday: 12-4
Week: 23-18
Month: 43-39
Season: 702-536
Games of the Day: 40-39

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