MLB Pick'Em 05/18

Welcome to MLB Pick'Em 2017! brought to you by If you're like me, you pee sitting down and look at the image above and wonder, "how did Jim Thome do against Greg Maddux?" Well, the answer to that question is 5 for 21 to the tune of a .238 avg along with 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, and 6 SO. Good ol' Maddux. He will be missed. He has been missed. He will continue to be missing. Not literally, I'm sure he's somewhere and someone knows where he is currently. Likely, his wife Kathy. I know he was seen at UNLV sometimes, where his son, Satchel, pitches for the baseball team. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Greg Maddux, please send us a message. 

May Yesterday (17th), 2017 Picks: 

Rays vs Indians, pick Rays, WON
Astros vs Marlins, pick Astros, WON
Mets vs Diamondbacks, pick Mets, LOST
Dodgers vs Giants, pick Dodgers, WON
Nationals vs Pirates, pick Pirates, WON
Orioles vs Tigers, pick Tigers, WON
Blue Jays vs Braves, pick Braves, WON
Red Sox vs Cardinals, pick Cardinals, LOST
Phillies vs Rangers, pick Rangers, WON
Reds vs Cubs, pick Cubs, WON
Rockies vs Twins, pick Twins, POSTPONED
Yankees vs Royals, pick Yankees, WON
White Sox vs Angels, pick Angels, WON
Mariners vs Athletics, pick Athletics, LOST
Brewers vs Padres, pick Brewers, WON

Yesterday's Picks: 11-3
Monthly Picks: 120-103
Yearly Picks: 315-281

May Today (18th), 2017 Picks: 

Nationals (Roark) vs Pirates (Glasnow)

The bullpen by committee start for the Nationals had predictable results yesterday. Now they need Tanner Roark to go deep into this game. Good thing he is usually up to that challenge. I think Roark will give the bullpen a breather today and the Nationals will get the win.

Pick: Nationals

Orioles (Bundy) vs Tigers (Zimmermann)

Dylan Bundy has been good this year. Jordan Zimmermann has not. That is a good enough reason for me to roll with Bundy and the Orioles today.

Pick: Orioles

Rockies (Marquez) vs Twins (Santana) Game 1

This was lifted from my picks yesterday. The twins have 19 wins this year. Ervin Santana has 6 of them. I am saying he makes it 7 out of 20 today.

Pick: Twins

Phillies (Pivetta) vs Rangers (Perez)

Eight in a row for the Rangers. I’ve been saying it all streak long that these are the teams they are supposed to beat. They are definitely doing that right now. I think they will get number nine today and Martin Perez will get his first win since April 9th. Rangers stay hot.

Pick: Rangers

Reds (Garrett) vs Cubs (Lester)

The Reds are trying to avoid the sweep today by bringing Amir Garrett back from the Minor Leagues to face Jon Lester. I don’t like those odds for the Reds. I think the Cubs hit Garrett around a bit today and Lester stymies the Reds bats to get the win (and the sweep) for the Cubs.

Pick: Cubs

Brewers (Davies) vs Padres (Cosart)

The Brewers are firing right now, hitting and pitching well, and are looking for a sweep of the Padres. The Padres are merely trying to keep their heads above water at the moment. I actually like Jared Cosart. I think if he gets his head on straight he would be a good pitcher in the Major leagues. I think that today he will stop the bleeding for the Padres and will help them avoid the sweep.

Pick: Padres

Rockies (Chatwood) vs Twins (Berrios) Game 2:

Maybe Jose Berrios is finally figuring it out. Last year he got the call to the big leagues and struggled. This year he started in AAA and dominated, like most people expected. So far he has done the same in his short return to the majors. I like Berrios and the Twins to win this one as well. I am going with a Twins sweep in the doubleheader today.

Pick: Twins

Blue Jays (Stroman) vs Braves (Teheran)

Once again the Blue Jays are involved in a controversy. Another bat flip by Jose Bautista led the teams to a small dustup yesterday. The bat flip happened when his team was down by five runs. I am all for celebrating a home run but know the situation dude. Even money says Bautista gets plunked today. In the actual game, I like Stroman and the Blue Jays to get the win and salvage one game of this four game series.

Pick: Blue Jays

Yankees (Montgomery) vs Royals (Duffy)

I know that the Yankees are good and the Royals are not. I know that in the first two games of the series the Yankees have been hitting the crap out of the ball all year long. Everything on paper says the Yankees win today. But the game isn’t played on paper, and I think that the Royals get the win today. Going with my gut on this one.

Pick: Royals

Red Sox (Velazquez) vs Athletics (Gray)

Hector Velazquez is making his Major League debut today for the Red Sox as they open a series against Oakland. Usually I don’t like picking pitchers making their debut, but in this case I am going to make an exception. Sonny Gray has not been solid, Oakland still can’t hit, and the Red Sox will score a lot of runs today to help the rookie out.

Pick: Red Sox

White Sox (Covey) vs Mariners (Gaviglio)

At this point I think the Mariners are just putting people from the stands on the mound. I have no idea who the pitcher was yesterday for them (although Bergman threw well) and I have no idea who Sam Gaviglio is. Yet I am still picking the Mariners to win today. That is how little faith I have in Dylan Covey.

Pick: Mariners

Marlins (Volquez) vs Dodgers (Ryu)

Today will be the day for Edison Volquez. Today is the day he gets his first win of 2017. I know the Marlins have been doing poorly and Volquez hasn’t been pitching great. But a lot worse pitchers than him already have a win. Today will be the day for you Edison!

Pick: Marlins