Monday, August 02, 2010

Game Picks - Monday: August 2, 2010

THUD! This picker got jacked yesterday and it wasn't pretty. That makes two losing days in a row. Joe Girardi decided to rest his best players against his biggest rivals. The Dodgers can't win to save themselves. Ditto for the Tigers. Niese was nice...until yesterday. It was just brutal. In fact, the Fan was so dejected yesterday that he turned off his computer and television at 3:30 in the afternoon and gave up baseball for the rest of the day. That NEVER happens. The worst part of the terrible day was that it was the first day of the week and month so when the results are listed below, yesterday's record will have to be typed three times. Nice.

Ten games on the schedule today:

  • The Reds over the Pirates: Ohlendorf is back after the line drive hit his head. But Wood is pitching and he's been very good.
  • The Yankees over the Blue Jays: Burnett over Morrow. What stinks about this pick (other than it could be wrong) is that it totally depends on who is catching.
  • The Braves over the Mets: Classic duel between Santana and Hudson. Hudson is good at getting stoked for these kinds of match ups.
  • The Red Sox over the Indians: Lackey wins and the Indians' bullpen lose the game.
  • The Twins over the Bay Rays: Hellickson is making his long-awaited debut and the Fan is stoked to see him. But would you bet against Pavano? Nope.
  • The Brewers over the Cubs: Wasn't there a Wells-Gallardo match up just last week? Well, here it is again.
  • The Cardinals over the Astros: Like Myers lately, but can't go against the Cardinals in this one. Westbrook makes his debut for his new team.
  • The Nationals over the Diamondbacks: Livan should be the man over Rodrigo Lopez.
  • The Padres over the Dodgers: Say goodnight, Mr. Torre.

And the Game of the Day

  • The Athletics over the Royals: Cahill is the A's best pitcher. Bannister is the Royals' smartest.

Yesterday: 5-10
Week: 5-10
Month: 5-10
Season: 896-660
Games of the Day: 56-46

1 comment:

Josh Borenstein said...

Hellickson was damn good. The Rays should shop Shields or Davis next year to make way for him.