This interleague thing is a snap. Three days of the stuff and the picks are 32-13. Sunday was the second straight 11-4 day and this picker is whistling a happy tune. The four bad picks for Sunday all make sense in retrospect. A.J. Burnett was picked against. He pitched another good game. The Twins were picked for one game too many. Just because they won a few games in a row doesn't mean they are any good. And darned if those Orioles rallied against Cliff Lee and won the game in extras. And the plucky Astros continue to take on people bigger than they are. This time it was the White Sox. Those were the only four sour notes in a full slate of game picks.
It is a real slow day around the majors for Monday. Only four games will be played today. The most confusing series will be the Red Sox and Marlins, two teams that have really hit the skids lately.Let's look at all four games:
- The Red Sox over the Marlins: The Marlins struggle so badly at their new home ballpark, it is just truly strange. Josh Johnson should shut the Red Sox down. But they can work up his pitch count quickly and get him out early. Dr. Josh Beckett will have to show up instead of Mr. Hyde.
- The Yankees over the Braves: The Yankees can get to the improving Randall Delgado. The question is if the Braves can get to Ivan Nova. And the latter will depend on if Nova can keep the ball in the park, something he has struggled with all season.
- The Dodgers over the Angels: The Angels are one hot team right now. But Chris Capuano at home in Dodgers Stadium seems like a better pick than the impressive Garrett Richards.
And the Game of the Day!
- The Blue Jays over the Nationals: Edwin Jackson is the weakest link in the Nationals' rotation. The Blue Jays are at home and have their best pitcher on the mound in Brandon Morrow. Sounds like a Blue Jays win from here.
Games of the Day: 38-27