Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Game Picks - Wednesday: April 27, 2011

Tuesday started off with correct picks over the White Sox over the Yankees and the Orioles and Zach Britton over the Red Sox and the Blue Jays over the Rangers. So it was going to be a good night, right? In fact, the night started  with five of the first seven picks correct. The problem was that five of the next seven ended up being wrong. The Cardinals kept coming back and retaking the lead against the Astros. But then they kept giving back the lead including a final meltdown in the bottom of the ninth, an inning that featured a passed ball, a wild pitch and an error. That had to be fun to watch. A washout in Minnesota ensured that the day's final tally was a dead even 7-7 and a bad week continues.

Come on, Wednesday! Lift the Fan out of this mess! Five day games on the schedule is a happy day despite the picks:

  • The Marlins over the Dodgers: The near-no-hit guy, Anibal Sanchez, faces Ethier who has a 23-game hit streak. Something has to give there. Just in case, the Fan went back to 2006 to see how Sanchez pitched after his real no-hitter and he threw a strong game the next start too. Bad news for Billingsley.
  • The Brewers over the Reds: Gallardo over Sam LeCure has all the makings of a mismatch. Why is that so scary?
  • The Rockies over the Cubs: Chacin over Casey Coleman has all the makings of a mismatch. Why is that so scary?
  • The Phillies over the Diamondbacks: Hamels over Saunders has all the makings of a mismatch. Why is that so scary?  Geez, need to get a therapist or something.
  • The Braves over the Padres: Okay, the Fan isn't picking the Padres again until they can score runs like the Mariners. Hanson over Latos.
  • The Red Sox over the Orioles: Beckett over Jeremy Guthrie has all the makings...oh nevermind.
  • The Yankees over the White Sox: Colon over Buehrle in a battle of old goats. The Yankee bats should explode against Buehrle.
  • The Royals over the Indians: It still seems like these two teams have played each other twenty times already. Francis over Tomlin.
  • The Mets over the Nationals: Dickey and Gorzelanny have similar results. But the Mets are on a roll of sorts.
  • The Angels over the Athletics: Haren should win this one as this Fan won't get on the Tyler Ross bandwagon until he throws strikes.
  • The Tigers over the Mariners: You have to go with Verlander over Bedard right? Bedard's velocity has been missing thus far. But it's a miracle of sorts that he's still pitching.
  • The Giants over the Pirates: James McDonald is yet another in a long line of unsuccessful starters for the Pirates. Bumgarner needs to get his act together though.
  • The Cardinals over the Astros: Despite the end of the game being a scary place for the Cardinals this season, they should take a bigger lead into the late innings in this one where Lohse beats Happ.
  • The Rays over the Twins: Wade Davis leads the Bay Rays over Liriano, who desperately needs to be traded away from the Twins.

And the Game of the Day!

  • The Rangers over the Blue Jays: Can't see Jo-Jo Reyes having any chance against the Rangers. Holland with the win in a laugher.

Yesterday: 7-7
Week: 17-21
Month: 184-156
Season: 184-156
Games of the Day: 13-14

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