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 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!
Games of the Day: 85-63