Sunday, June 21, 2009

Game Picks - Sunday: June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day everyone! Baseball is truly one of the biggest father/son traditions there are. It's a truly generational game and it just seems natural that Father's Day falls in the middle of the best sports season of them all.

Here are today's Father's Day picks:

  • The Tigers over the Brewers: Great matchup of Verlander versus Gallardo. Going to go with Verlander who will make that kid yesterday that bamboozled the Brewers look like a toy gun.
  • The Reds over the White Sox: Looking for Harang to out pitch Buehrle.
  • The Mets over the Bay Rays: Pelfrey is about even with Niemann, so will go with the home team.
  • The Phillies over the Orioles: Cole Hamels will end the losing streak.
  • The Blue Jays over the Nationals: Romero should be better than Martis. The Jays should be better than the Nationals.
  • The Braves over the Red Sox: Jurrjens is pitching.
  • The Twins over the Astros: Wandy has lost his way lately. Disappointing!
  • The Royals over the Cardinals: Gil (ga) Meche has been outstanding lately.
  • The Cubs over the Indians: What can you say about the poor Indians. Blown saves in three straight leading to three straight extra innings losses. This one won't get into extra frames.
  • The Pirates over the Rockies: Maholm slows down the Rockies silver bullet.
  • The A's over the Padres: Braden over Correia.
  • The Rangers over the Giants: Millwood is pitching so well, it's scary. Keep waiting for the other shoe to drop.
  • The Mariners over the Diamondbacks: King Felix should cut the Diamondbacks into multiple facets.
  • The Yankees over the Marlins: Sabathia should beat Volstad.
  • The Dodgers over the Angels: Kershaw out duels Lackey.

Yesterday: 8-7
Week: 46-43
Month: 120-124


Anonymous said...

Although Jair Jurrjens is a pitching machine, I think you are missing the larger trend.

He is 0-3 in his last 3 starts with a declining inning count (only going 2 against CIN) and facing a potent American League offense. Probably the most potent (although a bit lighter today with Kotsay and Kottaras.)

The early innings will be about good pitching, although the Braves will put up a couple through five as Wakefield's knuckle is a Casino game and eventually someone wins.

However, once the Sox get to the pen (I'm guessing mid 5th as each batter works the pitch count) the game will be ripped wide open.

Sox over Braves 9-4.

Navin Vaswani (@eyebleaf) said...

Pardon my language: FUCKING Nationals!

William J. Tasker said...

Eyebleaf: Been there, done that with the Nationals.

Anon: Not missing the trends. Understand the Red Sox are going to run away with the AL East. But the Fan doesn't have to like it or root for it.