Monday, September 13, 2010

Game Picks - Monday: September 13, 2010

The Fan was going through yesterday's picks because the Fan has no short term memory. So, going through the picks, the Fan starts to get pretty excited, especially when it got to 7-1 with the only loss being the Reds. Then it gets to 8-1 and the Fan is giddy. And then the Fan gets to Colorado and the Fan had picked Ian Kennedy to win. He pitched great but the bullpen was torched. So it's 8-2. Still giddy. Then it's 9-2 and euphoria is setting in. And  then the rest of the scores became reality. 9-3. 9-4. 9-5. 9-6. [[sigh]] After all that, it was just another mediocre day.

Eight teams have Monday off so there are eleven games on the schedule. Here are Monday's picks:

  • The Mets over the Pirates. Gee is pitching for the Mets. That sure is weird to say. McDonald is pitching for the Pirates.
  • The Royals over the Athletics: Hochever over Cramer who is making his debut.
  • The Reds over the Diamdondbacks: Enright has been great but Arroyo and the Reds win at home.
  • The Orioles over the Blue Jays: Matusz has been a totally different pitcher in the second half. Rzepcynski has been pretty consistently ineffective.
  • The Phillies over the Marlins: Blanton should have no trouble beating Mr. Miller.
  • The Yankees over the Bay Rays: A playoff match up here with Sabathia versus Price. Both need to come up big. Only one of them will. If they both do, the Yankees bullpen wins it.
  • The Braves over the Nationals: Derek Lowe should be Maya, whose era is higher than the translation of his name.
  • The Red Sox over the Mariners: Lester has been puzzling at times. But he should beat Fister and the weak Mariners.
  • The Astros over the Brewers: Tough game to call here. Both pitchers have been red hot (Narveson and Myers). Going with the Astros at home and against the Brewers who aren't hitting.
  • The Padres over the Rockies: Francis is the Rockies weak link. The Padres are at home.

And the Game of the Day

  • The Cardinals over the Cubs: Garcia goes for his 14th win and the Cubs are throwing out a not-ready-for-prime-time pitcher whose name the Fan cannot spell. Jeff S., we'll call him for now.

Yesterday: 9-6
Week: 9-6
Month: 84-80
Season: 1201-902
Games of the Day: 77-66

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