Sunday, August 15, 2010

Game Picks - Sunday: August, 15, 2010

The Game Picks are on a two day losing streak after back to back 7-8 days. Lots went wrong yesterday for this picker. Carpenter only gave up three runs, but the Cubs held his team to two. The Red Sox and Lester had a great game against the Rangers. The Astros beat the Pirates (six straight losses now). The Twins beat Cahill. The Giants overcame the Padres. The Brewers won in extras and the Angels pounded the Blue Jays. Those were all bad picks. The week still finished well ahead, but that's not the way you want to see it end.

Here's hoping Sunday will be better:

  • The Reds over the Marlins: Homer Bailey is back. That's a pretty good thing when you can reach into the minors and pull up a first round draft pick. Bailey had two great outings in Triple A.
  • The Mariners over the Indians: Tough call here. It's King Felix against Masterson. If Masterson is on, it will be a battle.
  • The Nationals over the Diamondbacks: What happens when Strasburg goes up against the highestt team in strikeouts in the majors?
  • The Bay Rays over the Orioles: Hellisckson should go 3-0 in this one. Arrieta isn't much of a competition.
  • The Braves over the Dodgers: The Braves will get to Padilla and Jurrjens will be just good enough to win.
  • The Tigers over the White Sox: The Tigers are playing the White Sox tough. Giving Galarraga the nod over Garcia.
  • The Astros over the Pirates: Happ over the hapless.
  • The Twins over the Athletics: The Twins are heating up and taking over again. Slowey over Mazzaro.
  • The Cubs over the Cardinals: Lohse is back for the Cardinals. Wouldn't call that good news. Dempster gets the win.
  • The Yankees over the Royals: Burnett should win as long as Cervellii is catching.
  • The Rockies over the Brewers: Ubaldo Jiminez goes for his 18th. He only gave up one run in his last outing and lost. Parra goes for the Brewers.
  • The Rangers over the Red Sox: The Rangers will get to Dice-K and Wilson should be good enough to win.
  • The Padres over the Giants: Would you believe that LeBlanc and Lincecum have very similar ERAs?
  • The Angels over the Blue Jays: Haren should win this game unless Romero comes up big.

And the Game of the Day:

  • The Mets over the Phillies: Will the real Pelfrey stand up? He will need to be good like the last time out to save this pick. Kendrick goes for the Phillies

Yesterday: 7-8
Last Week: 54-38
Month: 93-75
Season: 994-730
Games of the Day: 65-50

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