MLB Game Picks – Wednesday: May 6, 2015

Tuesday was not a very good day. Stephen Strasburg finally pitched well, but for only two innings and couldn’t get any run support. I shouldn’t ever pick against Bartolo Colon and I should never pick FOR Scott Feldman. I would say, “Live and Learn,” but I never do.

Wednesday’s picks:

  • The Nationals over the Marlins: See? I never do live and learn. But I believe that Max Scherzer will get the run support his teammate did not get as the Nationals score four or so against Tom Koehler.
  • The Rockies over the Diamondbacks: If they ever play a game in this series after two straight postponements. I’m still sticking with Tyler Matzek over Josh Collmenter like I did two days ago.
  • The Rockies over the Diamondbacks: Robbie Ray gets his first start of the year for the D-Backs. I’m not expecting that to go well. I’m not sure how much better Jordan Lyles will be, but that’s the pick.
  • The Giants over the Padres: Ian Kennedy used to be the Giant killer. But not so much anymore. “Charlton” Chris Heston has had all good starts except the one at Coors and you can throw that out.
  • The Pirates over the Reds: If Gerrit Cole keeps pitching like he has been, that should be a win. Mike Leake will leak at least a little.
  • The Yankees over the Blue Jays: The Yankees have made Mark Buehrle‘s career miserable. That said, he faces CC Sabathia, of who I have no confidence in at this point. This should be interesting.
  • The Mets over the Orioles: Jacob deGrom bounced back nicely from his Yankees’ fiasco and has a decent overall record in interleague play. I like his chances better than Ubaldo Jimenez, though the latter looks a lot better this year.
  • The Braves over the Phillies: The Phillies are REALLY bad this year. The Braves were supposed to be bad but haven’t been. Mike Foltynewicz has an impossible name to spell but makes his second start of the season. Jerome Williams goes for the Phillies.
  • The Red Sox over the Rays: The Rays don’t hit that much, which helps Justin Masterson quite a bit. Alex Colome is a bit of a wild card and I don’t know how he will do. He was great his first time out.
  • The Indians over the Royals: Yeah, this hasn’t been a good pick for me, but I believe (still) in Carlos Carrasco and think he will do just fine. Danny Duffy is so unpredictable. He could be great or not.
  • The White Sox over the Tigers: Chris Sale should win. That doesn’t mean he will. Alfredo Simon seems like the real deal after I poo-poohed him so much.
  • The Dodgers over the Brewers: I should not pick the Dodgers because they are starting Joe Weiland, who has never really made it in the Majors. Wily Peralta is 0-4. That’s pretty scary.
  • The Athletics over the Twins: Scott Kazmir is my guy and I hate picking against him. Kyle Gibson seems to win his share despite not striking too many people out. In other words, I have no idea here.
  • The Rangers over the Astros: I’m not sure about this pick. I don’t really trust Colby Lewis. But then again, neither do I trust the Astros’ bullpen as starter, Samuel Deduno will be lucky to last five innings.
  • The Cubs over the Cardinals: I really love Lance Lynn. But I also love how Jon Lester is getting better each time out. I think Lester corrals the high-flying Cards.

And the Pick of the Day:

  • The Angels over the Mariners: I feel so much more comfortable with C.J. Wilson than I do with Roenis Elias. And that’s the tune I’m singing here.

Yesterday: 6-8, May: 38-31, Season: 202-196, Picks of the Day: 16-14

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