Friday, August 27, 2010

Game Picks - Friday: August 27, 2010

This picker had a bad day yesterday. And it wasn't a good time to do that. Thanks to a link from the Seattle Times from a Geoff Baker article, this site exploded yesterday and had it's best one day attendance. That's great and the Fan is grateful to Mr. Baker. But it would have looked better if the picks hadn't looked like a moron made them. Oh well. Friday is another day.

Friday's picks:

  • The Cardinals over the Nationals: That was quite the comeback yesterday, eh? Maybe that will spark this team. Garcia should beat Olsen.
  • The Royals over the Indians: Bullington gets his second major league win and Tomlin give up just enough runs to get sunk.
  • The Mets over the Astros: The Fan is completely torn here. Figueroa beat his old team last time out and Pelfrey hasn't been a sure thing for a long time. Crap. Going with the Mets at home.
  • The Tigers over the Blue Jays: The Tigers are rolling and Verlander pitches tonight. That should be enough to beat Marcum and crew. The one caveat here is that the Tigers are a terrible road team and the Blue Jays play well at home.
  • The Reds over the Cubs: These are the kinds of games the Reds simply have to win. Gorzelanny versus Cueto.
  • The Bay Rays over the Red Sox: Price neutralizes Drew and Ortiz. Lester has been shaky. The Bay Rays are at home.
  • The Braves over the Marlins: The Braves have to regroup now that they are home. Hanson has to come up big. Volstad has been awful of late but Hanley Ramirz is on fire since the Marlins took him out of the lead off spot.
  • The Athletics over the Rangers: Mr. Anderson has a big game and Mr. Hunter has not been good lately.
  • The Brewers over the Pirates: McDonald has had rough going but Narveson has really started to show something besides being a good hitting pitcher.
  • The Yankees over the White Sox: Burnett has been terrible but gets a bone tonight in that he's away from home and gets Garcia pitching on the other side.
  • The Rockies over the Dodgers: The Rockies are on a Rocky Mountain High at home plus have Ubaldo on the mound. Of course, the Rockies never score for Jiminez these days and counter with Kershaw.
  • The Orioles over the Angels: Bergesen has shown glimpses of last year of late and the Angels counter with Bell who has been rung too often.
  • The Padres over the Phillies: Latos out pitches Oswalt as those perky Padres continue to roll. The Phillies just got swept by Houston!
  • The Twins over the Mariners: Vargas has been good but the Twins should beat the Mariners' offense with Baker.

And the Game of the Day:

  • The Giants over the Diamondbacks. Enright has been great for the D-backs but faces Lincecum at home.

Yesterday: 3-6  ouch!
Week: 27-20
Month: 177-134
Season: 1078-789
Games of the Day: 71-55

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