Monday, August 30, 2010

Game Picks - Monday: August 30, 2010

Well, that's batter. Not fantastic. But better. Sunday would have been better still if the Pirate and Marlins' bullpens hadn't imploded or that the Dodgers shouldn't have let Manny pinch hit (come on, Manny, really? Get thrown out after one pitch? Another bone to your detractors). But after three losing days in a row, the Fan will take what he can get.

Monday is surprisingly busy. All National League teams are in action and ten of the fourteen AL teams. Here's how the Fan sees them:

  • The Nationals over the Marlins: Marquis was better last time out. He's got to win a game this year. Senabia doesn't make the Fan go all tingly.
  • The White Sox over the Indians: Buehrle will keep them in the game and the White Sox will jump all over Talbot.
  • The Reds over the Brewers: Homer Bailey gets the win and Wolf the loss. The Reds bullpen is breaking down though.
  • The Athletics over the Yankees: Can't see the Yankees beating Cahill with Moseley on the mound.
  • The Braves over the Mets. The Braves have lost only 18 games at home this year. Jurrjens over Misch.
  • The Bay Rays over the Blue Jays: Wade Davis has his groove on now. Cecil is the hard luck loser.
  • The Cubs over the Pirates: The Cubs haven't fared well against Pittsburgh, but Zambrano is getting stronger all the time.
  • The Rangers over the Royals: The Rangers have looked sleepy of late, but Wilson should beat Davies.
  • The Cardinals over the Astros: Westbrook has been a nice addition. He'll beat Happ.
  • The Angels over the Mariners: This game should be a yawner with those offenses. But Santana should prevail over Pauley.
  • The Padres over the Diamondbacks: The Padres have lost three in a row. Panic time? Hardly. LeBlanc over Saunders.
  • The Giants over the Rockies: The Rockies are 25-40 on the road. The Panda is getting hot. Sanchez over De La Rosa.

And the Game of the Day:

  • The Phillies over the Dodgers: Good match up between Kuroda and Halladay, but the Phillies get the win.

Yesterday: 9-6
Week: 9-6
Month: 199-157
Season: 1100-812
Games of the Day: 73-56


Anonymous said...

The Padres have lost 4 in a row William... for the first time all season... lets get with it Will..

William J. Tasker said...

You have to lose three in a row to get to four in a row. Or in other words, while they were losing four in a row, they lost three in a row. So, technically, the Fan isn't wrong here. :)

Anonymous said...

haha well said ... but im here to correct the small mistakes .. big fan of the site ... but i watch my baseball tonight Will .. :))