MLB Game Picks – Thursday: May 21, 2015

Doggonit! Another sub-.500 day! And the Pick of the Day was wrong again. Geez, Louise! I should have picked the Giants as the pick of the day since they ALWAYS beat the Dodgers.  At least I got that pick right. And look at Houston go! How fun!

Happy birthday to my son, Bill. I can’t believe you are 36!

Thursday’s picks:

  • The Diamondbacks over the Marlins: First of all, that was a dumb managerial choice by the Marlins. Secondly, will Mat Latos really pitch since his shin is so bruised up? Thirdly, I like Archie Bradley.
  • The Orioles over the Mariners: This pick didn’t work out yesterday, but I’m nothing if not stubborn. J.A. Happ never thrills me. But Chris Tillman isn’t pitching that well either. The Orioles really miss that big slugger playing in the other dugout.
  • The Tigers over the Astros: David Price is just too good not to pick and even though the Astros are winning every day, they have to lose some time. Scott Feldman goes for the Astros.
  • The Cardinals over the Mets: Jaime Garcia is pitching? How novel. They might get a few decent starts from him and I like lefties against the Mets. Jacob deGrom has been inconsistent.
  • The Rockies over the Phillies: The Rockies have been terrible. Just terrible. And the Phillies are playing well. But I’m still going with Jorge De La Rosa against Jerome Williams.
  • The Giants over the Dodgers: And so Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw go at it again. Why do teams match their aces like that? You know the Giants are going to win. You just know it.
  • The Angels over the Blue Jays: I’ve been saying it for a long, long time. The Blue Jays hired the wrong manager. They need to fix that. Matt Shoemaker over R.A. Dickey.
  • The Athletics over the Rays: The fall of the Athletics has been stunning. They are really bad this year. The Rays aren’t playing much better this week. I’m not big on Jesse Chavez or Alex Colome. It’s a toss up.
  • The Rangers over the Red Sox: The Red Sox are not hitting left-handed pitchers. And though Wandy Rodriguez is left-handed, it’s not like he’s great or anything. Clay Buchholz was very good his last time out. We’ll see what that means.
  • The Indians over the White Sox: The Indians are a really strange team and it is hard to figure them out. I like Danny Salazar though and I’m going with him over John Danks who, after all, is John Danks.
  • The Cubs over the Padres: Odrisamer Despaigne has been really creamed in his last three appearances. I mean, he has been hammered! Watch him pitch great today. Heh. But I’m going with another bad appearance and a win by the Cubs behind Kyle Hendricks.

And the Pick of the Day:

  • The Braves over the Brewers: The Brewers have been playing well, but so have the Braves. So it will be an interesting series. I’m liking Julio Teheran over Matt Garza in this one.

Yesterday: 7-8, May: 131-116, Season: 295-281, Picks of the Day: 23-20

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