Friday, September 24, 2010

Game Picks - Friday: September 23, 2010

Ugh! Another bad day yesterday. That's two brutal days in a row. This picker is sucking up the end of September as much as the Rockies are. Sabathia had a 3-1 lead and couldn't hold it. Latos lost. Cliff Lee lost. Felix Hernandez lost. That's four aces, folks. Dempster was put in the dumpster. It was ugly. ARRRGGGHH! Okay, now the Fan is mad. Today's picks are going to be spanked...HARD.

Here goes:

  • The Cardinals over the Cubs: Wainwright wins his 20th. Gorzelanny hangs tough, but doesn't get the run support.
  • The Yankees over the Red Sox: The Yanks have punished Beckett over and over for beating them in the World Series. Pettitte rights the ship.
  • The Astros over the Pirates: So much for getting to .500 after that dreadful Nationals' series. But Myers should beat McDonald.
  • The Twins over the Tigers: The Twins still have a shot at home field advantage so they do have some motivation. Liriano over Verlander.
  • The Royals over the Indians: Hochever and Tomlin cancel each other out, so again going with the better offense.
  • The Phillies over the Mets: The Phillies were one-hit by Dickey earlier in the season. But these aren't the same Phillies. Blanton wins.
  • The Blue Jays over the Orioles: Cecil over Tillman. Go Bautista, go!
  • The Rockies over the Giants: The Rockies are back home where they get their offense to explode again. Chacin beats Lincecum.
  • The Mariners over the Bay Rays: Vargas has a good game. Niemann has seen his ERA rise over a run a game in his last six starts.
  • The Brewers over the Marlins: Miller has an ERA over 8. Mark Rogers gets his first career start. He is from Brunswick, Maine. So the Fan has to pick him.
  • The Angels over the White Sox: Freddie Garcia is back. But so is Pineiro.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Dodgers: Enright has been alright. Kershaw can't get any run support.
  • The Rangers over the Athletics: Cramer has looked great. Hunter has been iffy. But the Rangers have to win sooner or later.
  • The Reds over the Padres: Arroyo has been consistently good and the Padres' offense offers little resistance. Young makes his second start for the Padres.

And the Game of the Day

  • The Braves over the Nationals: The Braves HAVE to win. Hudson needs to get it done versus Zimmermann.

Yesterday: 4-6
Week: 32-33
Month: 164-143
Season: 1281-904
Games of the Day: 81-73

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