Friday, August 06, 2010

Game Picks - Friday: August 6, 2010

Six correct. Four incorrect. Not great. Not bad. The two games over .500 did square the week and the month which is nice considering how badly things started. Even so, this picker is still surprised Correia threw a shutout and that the Pirates would win so easily over the Rockies. The Fan also should have stuck with Buck Showalter for Win #3 and picking the Red Sox to lose was just bad picking. Oh! By the way: It seems that is no longer doing their games feature. They had a complete site overhaul and though it looks good, it appears that the games section was a casualty of the changes. Oh well.

Lots of interesting games on Friday. Let's take a look:

  • The Reds over the Cubs: The Fan has gotten burnt by picking against Gorzelanny. But he's also been burnt by picking against Arroyo. The solution is to go with the better team.
  • The Twins over the Indians: A tough game to gauge as Liriano has been terrific but so has this new kid, Gomez. Again, when the pitching seems to cancel itself out, go with the better team.
  • The Rockies over the Pirates: The Rockies can't lose two of these games in a row can they? Hope not.
  • The Tigers over the Angels: Verlander versus Weaver in a good match up. Like the match ups better in the Tigers' favor.
  • The Cardinals over the Marlins: Nolasco is good but Wainwright is really good.
  • The Yankees over the Red Sox: After a rough start, Vazquez has been solid for the Yankees.
  • The Braves over the Giants: The Braves don't lose at home and Barry Zito won't change that as he gets MMMBopped by Hanson.
  • The White Sox over the Orioles: Danks should beat Bergesen and Showalter is not THIS good.
  • The Mets over the Phillies: Niese was banged around his last start, but the Fan still likes him over Blanton.
  • The Blue Jays over the Bay Rays: Cecil really tied the Bay Rays in knots last time and the Fan figures he can do it again.
  • The Astros over the Brewers: Wandy is back in all his glory! Watch him shine.
  • The Rangers over the Athletics: Was going to pick Braden and the A's until seeing that Lee was pitching for Texas. Jack Cust has struck out nine of his last eleven at bats.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Padres: This Hudson kid was great his last time out. Garland is unpredictable.
  • The Dodgers over the Nationals: Kershaw should be miles ahead of Lannon and the Dodgers are at home.

And the Game of the Day:

  • The Royals over the Mariners: Greinke should roll easily in this one.

Yesterday: 6-4
Week: 33-33
Month: 33-33
Season: 924-683
Games of the Day: 58-48

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