Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Game Picks - Wednesday: September 22, 2010

Tuesday was another one of those days that make the Fan question if he will have any sanity left by season's end. Sure, the picks were over .500, but by just one game. Buchholz was as good as expected, but then the Red Sox bullpen absolutely imploded. The same thing happened to Houston with the Nationals who scored seven runs in the eighth inning. Whuh? Zambrano was great, but the Cubs never scored a run. The Rockies lost which really hurts them because the Padres and Giants won. Pittsburgh beat the Cardinals...again. But the real kicker was talking about Bruce Chen's surprising season and then picking against him. Dummy. But hey, congrats to Roy Halladay on his 20th win. Picking anybody else for Cy Young in the NL will be difficult.

Wednesday is a fresh new day. Here are the picks:

  • The Phillies over the Braves: Come on, Bobby Cox. Stick around for one more. Oswalt over Hanson.
  • The Indians over the Twins: The Twins have clinched. Bring on the scrubs. Carrasco over Blackburn.
  • The Astros over the Nationals: Wandy Rodriguez and Jason Marquis are two pitchers going in opposite directions.
  • The Athletics over the White Sox: Anderson over Jackson. Wow have the White Sox fallen.
  • The Cardinals over the Pirates: The Cards will beat Morton despite themselves. Amazing collapse. Simply amazing.
  • The Yankees over the Bay Rays: Wade Davis can't throw enough breaking stuff to overcome the Yankees' love of fastballs. Uh oh! Picked Burnett to win [[shiver]]
  • The Mets over the Marins: Two teams that will have new managers next year. Niese over Sanabia.
  • The Tigers over the Royals: Scherzer should beat Davies.
  • The Cubs over the Giants: Wells out pitches Sanchez. Not feeling great about this pick, but the opposite feels worse.
  • The Reds over the Brewers: The Fan likes how the Reds have stayed focused even after wrapping up the division. Cueto over Wolf.
  • The Orioles over the Red Sox: Millwood versus Lackey in a lackluster match up. Neither have been anything to write home about. Was Papelbon's woeful outing yesterday a fitting end to his Red Sox career?
  • The Rockies over the Diamondbacks: The signs all point to Ubaldo getting his 20th win as he faces Rodrigo Lopez.
  • The Rangers over the Angels: Wilson over Haren. But the Angels did win the first two games of the series to salvage some pride.
  • The Padres over the Dodgers: Stauffer over Lilly. The Dodgers' season needs to end. It's painful.

And the Game of the Day:

  • The Blue Jays over the Mariners: Loss number 100 for the Mariners? Drabek gets his second major league start and beats Pauley. Everyone on the Blue Jays hit a homer last night EXCEPT Bautista.

Yesterday: 8-7
Week: 23-17
Month: 155-127
Season: 1272-948
Games of the Day: 81-71

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