Saturday, September 18, 2010

Game Picks - Saturday: September 18, 2010

Yesterday was a breakthrough day. This picker finally started adjusting to the September rhythms and figured out some of the right patterns. There were five incorrect picks and they were pretty dumb picks all around. The Padres didn't have a chance against the Cardinals, who have finally found a team they can beat. Kyle Davies fooled the Fan by winning two in a row, but then the real Kyle Davies showed up just as the Fan fell for it. Oof. But heck, it was a good day and that is a happy thing.

Saturday's games:

  • The Braves over the Mets: Gee has been Gee Willikers for the Mets, but reality has to set in some time. Why not against Tim Hudson?
  • The Twins over the Athletics: Okay, the Twins had their day off (which the Fan predicted with aplomb) and will come back with a win over Braden. Slowey gets a hand. Get it?
  • The Cardinals over the Padres: Excuse the Fan for being so...umm...arrogant, but when you are fighting for a playoff spot, do you put a guy out there for a start who hasn't started all season due to injury? Young was a good pitcher in the past, but this is a little dumb to this observer. Of course, Suppon isn't any picnic for the Cardinals either.
  • The Tigers over the White Sox: The White Sox have already ralphed this whole series. And now they get Verlander. Nighty night.
  • The Rockies over the Dodgers: Take care, Mr. Torre. Good idea by the way.
  • The Yankees over the Orioles: Guthrie has been lights out lately. But Sabathia rules the day.
  • The Phillies over the Nationals: This Zimmermann kids looks like a really nice kid, but he's not yet ready for prime time. Phillies win with or despite Kendrick.
  • The Indians over the Royals: Masterson is making great progress. O'Sullivan isn't.
  • The Reds over the Astros: Figueroa has been good for the Astros, but he's hittable. Arroyo wins.
  • The Bay Rays over the Angels: Piniero is back, but it won't be enough against David Price who neutralizes Matsui, Abreu and others.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Pirates: Got this one wrong yesterday, but going with Enright over McDonald.
  • The Blue Jays over the Red Sox: The loss yesterday will take the starch out of the Red Sox sails. Romero over Beckett.
  • The Marlins over the Cubs: Sanchez has been consistently good for the Marlins. Coleman is a camper.
  • The Giants over the Brewers: Lincecum seems to be back to his dominant self. The Brewers (with the exception of Braun) packed it in a long time ago.

And the Game of the Day:

  • The Rangers over the Mariners: Cliff Lee is back on track. The Mariners won't have a prayer.

Yesterday: 10-5
Week: 46-31
Month: 121-106
Season: 1238-927
Games of the Day: 79-69

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