Yesterday looked so good. Despite being totally wrong about the Yankees / Marlins game (ahem), I finished at 10-5. But that dang Pick of the Day did me in again. I have struggled mightily with that this year, more so than any other year. And the Tigers had the lead too. They simply couldn’t hold it.
- The Orioles over the Phillies: While I have some reservations on Ubaldo Jimenez, I have more about Kevin Correia against the Orioles lineup right now. I hope he knows how to duck.
- The Yankees over the Marlins: The Yankees are different animals at home than on the road. They are nearly a .600 team at home. My one concern is Michael Pineda. I have questions about his health right now and he hasn’t looked good. Jose Urena goes for the Marlins.
- The Nationals over the Bay Rays: The series moves to Washington and they clubbed the Rays yesterday. I know. I am picking Jordan Zimmermann again. Woe is me. The Nats win behind him and against Matt Andriese.
- The Blue Jays over the Mets: The Blue Jays get their DH back and that should help. Drew Hutchison should be better than Jon Niese.
- The Braves over the Red Sox: Joe Kelly has been gruesome. He is the Red Sox’ Eovaldi. Alex Wood is solid and the Red Sox lose the DH.
- The Indians over the Cubs: This game seems about even, so I ma going with the home team. It will be Shaun Marcum against Tsuyoshi Wada.
- The Reds over the Tigers: David Price has been so good. But he might be out-gunned by Johnny Cueto tonight. Todd Frazier is going bananas at the plate.
- The Brewers over the Royals: I can’t see anything good coming out of a Joe Blanton start and Mike Fiers has been much better of late.
- The Pirates over the White Sox: The Pirates don’t have to worry about which outfielder to start today because they have the DH. Jeff Locke should be better than John Danks, which isn’t hard to do.
- The Cardinals over the Twins: The Twins’ slide continues as the St. Louis Hackers…I mean Cardinals prevail with Carlos Martinez on the mound. Tommy Milone goes for the Twins. That’s quite the story in St. Louis…and quite embarrassing.
- The Astros over the Rockies: I don’t know what to do with this one. The last time I picked against Brett Oberholtzer, he threw a gem. But he is pitching in Coors. At the same time, Kyle Kendrick has been dreadful at home, just dreadful.
- The Diamondbacks over the Angels: I just have a feeling the D-backs will get to Hector Santiago. Chase Anderson is usually solid.
- The Athletics over the Padres: I am pretty sure that Jesse Chavez, who has come on strong lately, will be better than Odrisamer Despaigne.
- The Mariners over the Giants: Madison Bumgarner usually comes up big against another ace. He’s had the best of the duels with Kershaw, for example. But he is in the home of Felix Hernandez. One swing might determine the outcome of this game.
And the Pick of the Day:
- The Dodgers over the Rangers: Clayton Kershaw is back in beast mode and my feeling is that Yasiel Puig will have a big day against Wandy Rodriguez.
Yesterday: 10-5, June: 116-105, Season: 494-454, Picks of the Day: 37-33