Saturday, August 07, 2010

Game Picks - Saturday: August 7, 2010

After working so hard to get back from a dismal start to this week...after finally getting to .500 when the earlier picks put me so far under...after all of that, last night's terrible results was a real head kicker. The weird thing was that there were some pretty good picks. Picking Arizona over the Padres and the Blue Jays over the Bay Rays were particularly good picks. But other obvious picks went totally awry. Wandy did have a great game and build a big lead. But then the bullpen gave up a gazillion runs including four in the ninth to lose it. Clayton Kershaw had great stuff but gave up two identical three run homers to Adam Dunn. The Yankees seemed to be doing fine until Cervelli, the catcher, dropped an innocent little pop up and then the Red Sox were rolling. A lot went wrong. The Fan correctly picked Niese to make a nice comeback start for the Mets and he did. But then Parnell and company gave the Phillies six runs in the eight inning. Ugh!

Well, the great thing about baseball is there is always a tomorrow. The Fan his hoping for a big day to put the week's picks over the top and out of mind:

  • The Blue Jays over the Bay Rays: Brad Mills is a really scary pick, but the Blue Jays seem up to beating the Bay Rays again.
  • The Pirates over the Rockies: Ohlendorf has to be the best 1-9 pitcher in baseball.
  • The Rangers over the Athletics: Getting Harden was like making a great trade. Gonzalez has been real good lately for the A's but the Rangers will win.
  • The Mets over the Phillies: Going with Santana over Hamels.
  • The Yankees over the Red Sox: The Yankees looked flat yesterday. But give Sabathia the "W" over Lackey.
  • The Braves over the Giants: Hudson over Cain and the Braves are really  good at home. Yeah, the Fan said that yesterday too.
  • The White Sox over the Orioles: Okay, this giddiness has to stop sooner or later.
  • The Marlins over the Cardinals: Josh Johnson should be better than Westbrook.
  • The Twins over the Indians: Pavano versus Carmona. Hope not to get Pavanoed again.
  • The Astros over the Brewers: Myers has been really good and Randy Wolf hasn't been.
  • The Tigers over the Angels: Not liking the Bonderman pick but are the Angels really sending Kazmir out there?
  • The Padres over the Diamondbacks: Richard should take care of Rodrigo Lopez and the D-Backs.
  • The Mariners over the Royals: Don't think Greinke's comments are sitting well with his teammates, especially after his awful pitching yesterday. Not a good situation here.
  • The Dodgers over the Nationals: Would like to go with Livan, but think that Kuroda and the Dodgers will come out on top.

And the Game of the Day:

  • The Reds over the Cubs: The Reds are really good and it still is very hard to believe. Volquez over Wells.

Yesterday: 6-9
Week: 39-42
Month: 39-42
Season: 930-692
Games of the Day: 58-49

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