Saturday, September 04, 2010

Game Picks - Saturday: September 4, 2010

Oh my. That was a bad day. Only four correct picks out of fourteen with one postponement. Oh my, that's a bad day. Nothing went as expected. Dickey was game but couldn't hold back the long ball. Morrow couldn't hold the Yankees. The Reds can't seem to beat the Cardinals that everyone else has beat lately. The Twins stole one from Texas. The Pirates won. Greinke couldn't hold a lead. Oh my, that was a bad day. The month of September's decent start was washed away as if from the rains of Hurricane Earl (of which we are getting the rain right now).

But when the going gets tough, the tough keep picking. Saturday:

  • The Red Sox will split their double-dip with the White Sox: Buchholz wins one game and Lackey loses the other. Or it could be the other way around. Either way, they split. Manny...stop caring Fan. Stoppit!
  • The Cubs over the Mets: Zambrano is back. He even hit one of his patented homers last time out. Meja gets the start for the Mets.
  • The Padres over the Rockies: Sooner or later, a losing streak has to end. Garland makes it end.
  • The Cardinals over the Reds: Funny how the Reds are the only team the Cards can beat lately. Wainwright finally gets win number 18. Wood gets the loss.
  • The Yankees over the Blue Jays: Everyone is contributing for the Yankees. Vazquez has to be decent, but only decent as the Yankees should hit Rzepcynski. Do you like how the Fan has learned to spell that name?
  • The Nationals over the Pirates: How do you pick two teams playing rope-a-dope? Lannon over Maholm.
  • The Angels over the Athletics: The Yankees proved how Cahill's success was pretty lucky (look at his BABIP!). The A's won't hit Weaver as they can't hit good pitching. Well...they can't hit pretty much any pitching.
  • The Phillies over the Brewers: Can you almost feel how the Phillies can smell blood? Yeah, they're on their stretch drive. Halladay over Bush.
  • The Twins over the Rangers: The Rangers get Pavanoed and Lewis is fading. Unfortunately.
  • The Marlins over the Braves: Josh Johnson at home. Jair Jurrjens isn't throwing enough strikes.
  • The Orioles over the Bay Rays: This is probably stupid, but Guthrie has been great lately and Shields can be had on occasion.
  • The Tigers over the Royals: Porcello's had two great outings in a row and four good outings out of his last five. He beats Chen.
  • The Dodgers over the Giants: Lilly continues to seek a Dodger deal and the Dodgers get to Cain.
  • The Mariners over the Indians: Talbot has really fallen apart (IE, his BABIP caught up with him). Pauley has been good at times.

And the Game of the Day:

  • The Diamondbacks over the Astros: Bud Norris is 0-2 in his career versus the D-backs with 12 earned runs given up in six innings. Not promising. Saunders wins.

Yesterday: 4-10  ouch
Week: 41-37
Month: 15-20  ugh
Season: 1132-843
Games of the Day: 74-60  two straight losses and four out of the last five. Not good.

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