Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Game Picks - Wednesday: April 6, 2011

Several good things happened with yesterday's picks. Gallardo was brilliant for the Brewers. The Mets beat the Phillies as predicted here. The Padres got the win over the Giants. But just as many things went wrong. Soriano blew a four run lead and ruined a brilliant Sabathia start to ruin the Yankees. The Red Sox lost again. The Royals keep winning. The Bay Rays keep losing. Times are confusing and a .500 record with the picks is the result.

Let's see if Wednesday's games can break open the logjam:

  • The Bay Rays over the Angels: Haran pitched really well his first time out but so did Hellickson. Going with the Bay Rays at home as they are due for a win.
  • The Cardinals over the Pirates: It's always difficult to pick against Mr. Carpenter, especially when opposed by Mr. Correia.
  • The Mariners over the Rangers: King Felix over the king of Twitter, C. J. Wilson.
  • The Royals over the White Sox: Going to ride this Royals' wave for a little while. Francis was very good his first outing and should be better than Buehrle.
  • The Cubs over the Diamondbacks: Dempster started poorly last time, but he should bounce back and beat Galarraga.
  • The Dodgers over the Rockies: Yeah, this pick was wrong yesterday, but Billingsley should be better than Hammel.
  • The Giants over the Padres: Love what we're seeing from the Padres, but they face Lincecum today and offer only Stauffer.
  • The Red Sox over the Indians: Isn't it ironic that Matsuzaka is going to get the Red Sox first win? Talbot starts for the Indians, hence this pick.
  • The Tigers over the Orioles: Verlander will strike out ten batters while putting the Orioles' winning streak to pasture. Bergesen goes for the Orioles.
  • The Yankees over the Twins: Pavano always pitches tough against the Yankees, but they got lucky last night and the Yankees somehow get a win with Garcia starting.
  • The Phillies over the Mets: Blanton had a very good spring. Pelfrey got whacked around in his first start. More of the same today.
  • The Blue Jays over the Athletics: The Blue Jays have something going on up there in Toronto. The fans are excited and it's making a difference. Litsch versus Braden.
  • The Reds over the Astros: This picker is going to be completely wrong about the NL Central. The Reds look unbeatable. Volquez over Figueroa.
  • The Marlins over the Nationals: Volstad comes up big and the Marlins get enough runs to beat Livan.

And the Game of the Day!

  • The Braves over the Brewers: Minor goes for the Braves. The Brewers haven't even announced their starting pitcher yet. That can't be good.

Yesterday: 7-7
Week: 16-18
Month: 34-31
Season: 34-31
Games of the Day: 3-3

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