This picker is now a perfect 8-0 for the playoffs. Up until yesterday's games, that was somewhat skillful as all the pitchers and teams that were supposed to win did. Yesterday's two successful picks were all luck. The Reds had built a 4-0 lead but kicked it away in surprising fashion giving the Phillies the win. In the second game, the Giants jumped out to a 4-0 lead on a three-run homer by the amazing Pat Burrell. They had Matt Cain on the mound pitching well and have one of the best bullpens in baseball. But the Braves found a way to tie the game in regulation and win it in the eleventh. How they won is as improbable as it gets with contributions from Farnsworth, Glaus and Ankiel. See Rob Neyer's piece on the details over at ESPN.com. But like the Braves, this Fan will take the win.
Two more games on tap today:
- The Yankees over the Twins: Hughes has a big game, the Yankees offense gets to Duensing and the series will be over.
- The Rangers over the Bay Rays: Matt Garza has been a mystery since his no-hitter. Colby Lewis has been one of the feel-good stories of the year and Josh Hamilton and crew will be too much to handle.