Monday, August 23, 2010

Game Picks - Monday: August 23, 2010

You would think the Fan would be happy with a 10-5 picking day. But the Fan is not happy. After the early games, the Fan sat at 9-1. The later games and the Sunday Night Game of the Week then went 1-4. It was similar to hitting the green in regulation and then three-putting (something the Fan did with regularity this weekend). Kershaw was good. But Arroyo was better. Somehow Jared Weaver and Scott "Homerun" Baker have the same exact won-loss record. Santana pitched a complete game gem...and the Pirates. Hudson was fantastic. But so was Chacin. Okay, okay. Stop crying. Nobody cares anyway. Sheesh, be a man already. The Fan will take 10-5 every day for the rest of the season.

What does Monday look like? It really is the dog days of August as there are still ten games schedules for Monday:

  • The Nationals over the Cubs: The Cubs couldn't even show up on Lou's last day. Now they will lose to Livan as the young and guileless Coleman gets whacked around again.
  • The Royals over the Tigers: Chen is better than Bonderman. What a crummy sentence that was to type.
  • The Cardinals over the Pirates: The Pirates break Ohlendorf's heart again and can't score against a lifeless Lohse.
  • The Blue Jays over the Yankees: The Yankees are starting Ivan Nova, a 23 year old for the Dominican Republic. He was 12-3 in Triple A with a 2.86 ERA. But it looks like it was done with mirrors. Going with Morrow and the Jays.
  • The Phillies over the Astros: Blanton versus Myers. Didn't Myers just pitch the other day? Golly, the days are just blending together.
  • The Red Sox over the Mariners: The Red Sox are still good enough to beat the bad teams. Lackey over Fister.
  • The Braves over the Rockies: Hudson over Hammel in an alliterative match up.
  • The Rangers over the Twins: The Twins have to travel after a night game. The match up says Liriano, but Gardenhire said on Sunday that Liriano was skipping a turn. Blackburn will probably pitch. Ouch.
  • The Giants over the Reds: Don't trust Volquez. Cain needs to have a good game though and he's been struggling.

And the Game of the Day

  • The Bay Rays over the Angels: The Angels look dead. Shields over Kazmir.

Yesterday: 10-5
Week: 10-5
Month: 159-119
Season: 1060-774
Games of the Day: 69-54  (two game losing streak)

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