Sunday, August 22, 2010

Game Picks - Sunday: August 22, 2010

Yesterday was one of those see-saw days when each correct answer led to an incorrect one. For every Yankee win, there was a Braves loss. For every Nationals win there was a Rangers loss. It went on like that way all night until the Fan ended up dead square at .500. Let the Fan make this perfectly clear: There is nothing worse than mediocrity. What the heck, Cliff Lee? What the heck, Rockies, why can't you get Ubaldo any runs? The Rockies have scored one run in his last two starts. That sucks, my friends.

Cone on, Sunday! Put a better taste in the mouth today:

  • Houston over Florida: The Marlins have brought up Andrew Miller to pitch today. He has a 14-21 MLB record with an ERA of 5.50 and a WHIP of 1.66. Enough said.
  • The Yankees over the Mariners: Sabathia gets win number 17.
  • The Phillies over the Nationals: Oswalt isn't Kendrick and Olsen isn't Strasburg. What a difference a day makes.
  • The Tigers over the Indians: Gomez has been great for the Indians but Verlander is due for a big game.
  • The Mets over the Pirates: The Pirates are going to overtake the Orioles for the number one pick in the country. Santana is going to help that happen.
  • The Red Sox over the Blue Jays: Buchholz to the rescue. What a great season he's had.
  • The Padres over the Brewers: The Brewers have been tough this series, but Garland should beat Parra.
  • The Rangers over the Orioles: Hunter needs to get his act together after three bad starts, but the Rangers should get to Millwood early and often.
  • The Cardinals over the Giants: Zito has a bad day and Garcia makes the Giants' lineup look like the Grateful Dead.
  • The Royals over the White Sox: Greinke should have a good game. The question is whether the bullpen can get to Soria.
  • The Cubs over the Braves: Wells has never lost to the Braves and he pitches much better at home.
  • The Bay Rays over the Athletics: Garza has been very good lately. Braden is good but won't throw another perfect game against the Bay Rays.
  • The Dodgers over the Reds: Kershaw over Arroyo in a good match up. Take the Dodgers at home.
  • The Angels over the Twins: Got to go with Weaver over Home Run Baker.

And the Game of the Day

  • The Diamondbacks over the Rockies: Okay, Rockies, if you won't win, then we'll let Hudson get his fourth win of the season over Chacin.

Yesterday: 8-8
Last Week: 56-39
Month: 149-114
Season: 1050-769
Games of the Day: 69-53

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