Saturday, September 25, 2010

Game Picks - Saturday: September 25, 2010

There was a post written here last night called, Staggering to the Finish Line. That could certainly describe this picker too. The picks for the last three days have come up empty and are sitting at 15-25. That's pathetic. The Fan picks Liriano over Verlander. What the heck was that? Where is this head? The Braves are the Cardinals of the NL East. They can't beat a bad team. The Yankees hit six homers and lost. The Bay Rays had no Longoria and six sub-.250 hitters (including three at .200 or worse) and still out scored the lowly Mariners. The Reds lost. The Twins never stood a chance. It was all bad. Maybe it's time for an opposite day where the Fan chooses all the teams that should win and pick them to lose. That might be more successful.

With fear and trepidation (and a great deal of shell shock) here Saturday's picks:

  • The Cardinals over the Cubs: Now the Cardinals start winning. A little late boys.
  • The Blue Jays over the Orioles: Romero over Guthrie. It should be low scoring.
  • The Braves over the Nationals: It's pretty bad when you have to depend on Lowe to get a win. But he faces Maya, whose ERA is way over Cinco.
  • The Athletics over the Rangers: Gio Gonzalez should be better than Mr. Holland's Opus.
  • The Padres over the Reds: The Padres have something to play for. The Reds are playing out the string. Garland over Wood.
  • The Red Sox over the Yankees: Lester should beat Nova, who is a five inning pitcher at best.
  • The Mets over the Phillies: The Phillies have to lose sooner or later. Gee over Kendrick.
  • The Royals over the Indians: Greinke sure has had an uneven year, but he should beat the Indians and Gomez.
  • The Astros over the Pirates: Which bad pitcher who pitched well in his last outing can make it two straight good outings? Figuring Norris has a better chance of it than Duke.
  • The Twins over the Tigers: Pavano over Bonderman.
  • The Brewers over the Marlins: Are Volstad and Matt Garza the same guy? Totally unpredictable. Brilliant. Bad. Brilliant. Bad. Going with Narveson.
  • The Bay Rays over the Mariners: They can't be the same guy because Garza is pitching against Seattle. Mystery solved.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Dodgers: Hudson and Ely are two young pitchers going in opposite directions. Hudson improves to 7-1.
  • The Rockies over the Giants: Zito's curve won't bend as much in Colorado. Hammel wins.

And the Game of the Day:

  • The White Sox over the Angels: Would pick Danks over Kazmir ten out of ten times.

Yesterday: 6-9
Week: 38-42    geez
Month: 170-152
Season: 1287-973
Games of the Day: 81-74   This feature was seventeen games over .500 just a while back.

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