Sunday, September 12, 2010

Game Picks - Sunday: September 12, 2010

Man! This has been a tough month so far. Only eight correct picks yesterday out of fifteen. Mo let the Fan down. The Blue Jays suddenly can't get a quality start. King Felix let the Fan down. The Mets won a game? That's novel. The Fan got the Padres right but the Dodgers wrong. It's tough out there. On the positive side, it's almost time to celebrate the Reds and have a funeral for the Cardnials. Both of those were correct. Ubaldo didn't get any run support again, but the Rockies eventually won the game. And Jim Thome is simply astounding. How many ways can you say, "Clutch?"

Sunday starts a new week. Baseball competes with the beginning of the NFL. Here's the Fan's take:

  • The Twins over the Indians: Slowey will beat Talbot. It's a little disturbing how few runs the Twins are scoring lately though.
  • The Phillies over the Mets: Niese has been nice but Oswalt is the vice that will push this win in the Phillies column.
  • The Tigers over the Orioles: Tillman has shown signs of being a major league pitcher, but Verlander will be too tough for the Orioles.
  • The Nationals over the Marlins: Just when you think the Marlins have figured it out, they bite you in the butt. Volstad gets hit and young Zimmermann pitches well.
  • The Blue Jays over the Bay Rays: Niemann has been scary ugly lately, ever since he came off the DL, he's been lit up like a Christmas tree. The Blue Jays are due for a quality start. Marcum gets it done.
  • The Astros over the Dodgers: Again. Figueroa has pitched well. Monesterios is a late fill in.
  • The White Sox over the Royals: The White Sox will come up short this year, but Ozzie won't let them quit.
  • The Brewers over the Cubs: Gallardo should finally give the Brewers a win. Coleman hasn't been the answer for the Cubs.
  • The Rangers over the Yankees: The Yankees' bullpen is gassed. Why Girardi didn't utilize Abladadejo or whatever his name is more yesterday is a mystery. Sometimes you have to trust those Triple A numbers. Lee shuts down the offense while Moseley is the sacrificial lamb.
  • The Diamondbacks over the Rockies: The D-backs steal one here with Ian Kennedy beating Chacin.
  • The Angels over the Mariners: Haran pitches another quality game and the Angels offense outscores the Mariners. Vargas with the loss.
  • The Padres over the Giants: The Padres have risen to the occasion and today Latos shuts the Giants down. Lincecum will be tough though.
  • The Athletics over the Red Sox: Braden over Beckett. Sad in a way that the Red Sox are an after thought.
  • The Braves over the Cardinals: Hudson buries the Cardinals. Goodnight sweetheart, it's time to go...

And the Game of the Day

  • The Reds over the Pirates: The Reds smell blood. Cueto wins easily.

Yesterday: 8-7
Last Week: 52-45
Month: 75-74
Season: 1192-896
Games of the Day: 77-65

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