Thursday, September 06, 2012

Game Picks - Thursday: September 6, 2012

The Baltimore Orioles lost and the New York Yankees won. Both of those picks were wrong. Both were also unexpected. Though the Orioles did face Brandon Morrow and he is a good pitcher. Those two games put the Game Picks in scramble mode and once again finished at a maudlin, 8-7. The week and the month are still in the red. The Giants and the Dodgers continue to confound this picker as those teams' games have been incorrect all week. The Mariners over the Red Sox was correctly picked but it was surprising how low scoring that game was.

There are only five games on the Thursday schedule. That is as light a day in Major League Baseball as we have seen in many a day. Two of the games are early afternoon games. Thursday's picks:
  • The Marlins over the Brewers: Marco Estrada has won two in a row and his team has won all four of his last four starts. But the picks is for the Marlins at home on the 50/50 chance that Josh Johnson actually brings his "A" stuff to the hill today at home.
  • The Nationals over the Cubs: Jordan Zimmermann got blown out against the Cardinals. But the Cubs aren't the Cardinals. Justin Germano has lost his last three starts. Did you see how many homers the Nats hit yesterday?
  • The Yankees over the Orioles: The Yankees' win yesterday was huge. They were down. They were out. And suddenly, they won a ballgame. David Phelps is going to need to pitch really well today in this game to win. But the Yankees can always hope to jump on a perhaps rusty Jason Hammel who is coming off the disabled list to pitch this game.
  • The Rangers over the Royals: The Royals have given the Rangers their money's worth this week. But the Rangers have split the series. The Royals pitch the enigmatic, Luke Hochevar, who you never know what to expect. The Rangers start Scott Feldman, who has not been that great for them this season. The Rangers should still win. They are simply a better team.
And the Game of the Day!
  • The Braves over the Rockies: Tim Hudson did not pitch well his last time out against the Phillies and said himself that his game was flat. Look for him to bounce back today and throw a stunner of a game. Jhoulys Chacin has looked good for the Rockies since he came back from a shoulder problem.
Yesterday: 8-7
Week: 29-31
Month: 35-41
Season: 1123-898
Games of the Day: 85-63

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