Thursday, October 18, 2012

Game Picks - Thursday: October 18, 2012

Can you believe it!? A playoff pick here was correct? :::thud::: Amazing. And it was the Cardinals too! The postponement of the ALCS game was a bit silly considering that the weather was not that bad in Detroit. But it did give this doggone post series its first positive playoff day since the proceedings started. And how about that performance by Jason Motte the hoopla? Electric. Of course, it was not electric to Simon Cowell as Fox totally botched the evening on all sides of that rain delay. But we are baseball fans. Who cares, right?

Weather permitting, there should be two games today. The Tigers and Yankees will both go with the same match ups for starting pitching as was planned yesterday and Joe Girardi and the Yankees' think machine will still sit the players that got them to the dance. How is that going to work, eh? Our "B" team against your "A" team? Whatever.

The picks:

  • The Tigers over the Yankees: Yeah, so CC Sabathia is pitching. The Yankees still have to hit. And with Girardi pulling the ripcord on the lineup card for match ups instead of living and dying with his best players, things are not going to get better. Sabathia will make one or two mistakes. One will be to Miguel Cabrera and the other will be to that guy who is terrible against everyone except the Yankees, Delmon Young. A sweep sure is an ignoble way for a team to go. But hey, they made the flawed Tigers look like the best team ever, so they deserve what they get. Yeah, this was copied and pasted from yesterday. So? It was not mentioned yesterday that Max Scherzer is pitching for the Tigers.
  • The Cardinals over the Giants: The Cardinals will continue to use the energy of their home fans to rocket them through another game. Tim Lincecum gets the start for the Giants and that could work out for them as he seems to have rediscovered some of his mojo. But his season still is a concern overall. Adam Wainwright did not fare well earlier in the post season and he will need to have a better performance this time out. It appears that Carlos Beltran is okay and should be available. That is more good news for the Cardinals.

Yesterday: 1-0
Post season: 10-18
Season: 1343-1085

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