Saturday, August 14, 2010

Game Picks - Saturday: August 14, 2010

Another losing day! grrrrrr. Didn't see the Bay Rays losing to Baltimore. Didn't see Dickey throwing a one hitter against the Phillies. Didn't anticipate Josh Johnson throwing a stinker. Didn't predict the Astros killing the Diamondback's bullpen to get a win. Couldn't anticipate the Royals' bullpen keeping up with the Yankees after the rains came. In short, the Fan was way nearsighted on eight different games. Ugh.  At least the Game of the Day came in with a gem by the Blue Jays' pitcher whose name the Fan can't spell. The Fan will just call him "Rep" from now on.

Here are Saturday's picks:

  • The Padres over the Giants: Two good young pitchers in Latos and Bumgarner. Latos is more experienced and should carry the day.
  • The Orioles over the Bay Rays: Going with Matusz over Sonnnanstine in a giddy pick that can't believe how competitive the Orioles are now.
  • The Cardinals over the Cubs: Zambrano didn't look too bad last time out, but Carpenter is Carpenter.
  • The Mariners over the Indians: Besides Choo, who do the Indians still have now? Vargas over Talbot, who has really struggled since his early successes.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Nationals: Marquis has an ERA over 15. 15! Going with Ian Kennedy.
  • The Tigers over the White Sox: Going with the gut that Porcello will have a good game and that Jackson will not.
  • The Pirates over the Astros: Simply hate this series. Both teams are in the crapper. Both have lousy pitching and little hitting. Going with Maholm over Norris.
  • The Yankees over the Royals: Phil Hughes wins his 14th. O'Sullivan gets the loss. Will the Yankees really shut Hughes down the way he's pitched?
  • The Phillies over the Mets: Halladay in a laugher over the Mets who are starting a rookie making his debut.
  • The Athletics over the Twins: Cahill has been seriously good for the A's. Duensing has also for the Twins, but he isn't as good as Cahill.
  • The Rangers over the Red Sox: Lester has been a mystery of late, especially after the second time against a lineup. Lewis has the ability to baffle the Sox.
  • The Dodgers over the Braves: Like Lilly as he is a lefty against a lefty-leaning line up. Lowe gets the loss.
  • The Blue Jays over the Angels: Cecil over Santana. If Benji Molina catches Cecil, it will be Benny and Cecil, which almost makes sense.
  • The Rockies over the Brewers: If the Brewers don't give Hoffman a chance at 600, then this Fan hopes they lose every game from here on out.

And the Game of the Day

  • The Reds over the Marlins: Leake wins and West loses and the Marlins continue to bat Hanley Ramirez at lead off. Crazy.

Yesterday: 7-8
Week: 47-30
Month: 86-67
Season: 987-722
Games of the Day: 64-50

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