Friday, September 10, 2010

Game Picks - Friday: September 10, 2010

Beware of short schedule days. If you make a few bad picks, there aren't enough games to overcome the deficit. And so it was on Thursday as the Fan only made 33% of his picks on the correct side of the ledger. Ouch. The Giants beat the Padres (see more in the next post). The Astros beat the Dodgers (should have seen that coming). The Reds lost in a weird way to the Rockies (see previous post). It was one of those days to forget. And that dang Game of the Day feature can't buy a win lately. It's been wrong seven out of eight times now.

Come on, Friday, rescue the Fan's butt:

  • The Nationals over the Marlins: Lannan has been good lately. Sanabia is all over the charts. Not a fun game to start out with.
  • The Tigers over the Orioles: The Tigers are on a roll. Galarraga (with Joyce behind the plate) over Millwood.
  • The Reds over the Pirates: Thank goodness the Reds are away from Coors. Bailey over Maholm.
  • The Twins over the Indians: The Twins have won a bunch in a row and have put a strangle hold on what was a close race. It now appears over. Pavano over Carmona.
  • The Phillies over the Mets: Chalk up another win for Halladay as Mejia gets the loss.
  • The Blue Jays over the Bay Rays: The Blue Jays can get to Shields (they did so just last week) and Cecil gets the win.
  • The Cardinals over the Braves: The Braves are fading fast. Carpenter gets the win over Minor.
  • The Yankees over the Rangers: These two teams are about even on offense until you take away Hamilton. Advantage Yankees. Vazquez over Wilson.
  • The Astros over the Dodgers: Happ has another quality start and the Dodgers look dead in the water. Step away from this mess, Mr. Torre.
  • The White Sox over the Royals: Buehrle over Chen. Manny has a big night, but it's a few games too late.
  • The Athletics over the Red Sox: Cahill wins the battle of the young pitchers over Buchholz as the Red Sox pound the ball to the infielders all night.
  • The Rockies over the Diamondbacks: The Rockies will keep winning as long as they are home. De La Rosa over Saunders.
  • The Angels over the Mariners: Weaver should win this game over Pauley (don't you think of the Sopranos every time you hear that name?)
  • The Giants over the Padres: Okay, the Fan is all in on the Giants. The Padres would have been a nice story too.

And the Game of the Day:

  • The Cubs over the Brewers: Zambrano is back to the good side after a really bad season in every way. He beats Bush.

Yesterday: 2-4
Week: 36-31
Month: 59-60
Season: 1176-882
Games of the Day: 75-65

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