Thursday, May 31, 2012

Game Picks - Thursday: May 31, 2012

May just flew by and this picker won't be sad to see it end. All month long, the picks have struggled to just barely remain over the .500 level. That said, unpredictable games mean interesting baseball and this season has proven to be one of the most interesting yet. It doesn't make it easy to pick games, but that trade off will be taken every time. Last night did little to change the outcome of the month as the picks finished a game under the break even point. Clayton Kershaw lost again. And that was just one of the many surprises. Of course, the admission has to be made here that yesterday, the gut was saying to take A.J. Burnett and the head overruled it. Always listen to the first instinct, people always say. The other admission was picking with the heart for Chien-Ming Wang. That did not work out well at all. So, the night's record was well deserved.

The month ends out on a whimper as there are only three games on the schedule today. Here is how they should go:

  • The Red Sox over the Tigers: The Red Sox are surging and the Tigers are struggling. The Red Sox lineup will wait out Max Scherzer and drive up his pitch count. Josh Beckett will have a good game and the Red Sox will win again.
  • The Rockies over the Astros: Bud Norris easily had his worst outing of the year his last time out and heading to Coors Field won't be any picnic. It looks like the Rockies will be without Troy Tulowitzki for a while though. Jeremy Guthrie has to be better than he has been for the pick to come in.

And the Game of the Day

  • The Brewers over the Dodgers: Zack Greinke can try out Dodgers Stadium heading into his free agent season. He will like it there. Chad Billingsley is so unpredictable. Who knows if he will be good or not. But Greinke should be the difference.

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