MLB Pick'Em 06/12

   June 11th Picks:  Rockies vs Cubs, pick Cubs,  WON  Rangers vs Nationals, pick Nationals,  LOST  Marlins vs Pirates, pick Marlins,  LOST  Athletics vs Rays, pick Rays,  WON  White Sox vs Indians, pick White Sox,  LOST   Mets vs Braves, pick Mets,  WON  Orioles vs Yankees, pick Yankees,  WON  Angels vs Astros, pick Angels,  WON  Phillies vs Cardinals, pick Cardinals,  WON  Brewers vs Diamondbacks, pick Diamondbacks,  WON  Reds vs Dodgers, pick Reds,  LOST  Royals vs Padres, pick Padres,  LOST  Twins vs Giants, pick Giants,  WON  Mariners vs Blue Jays, pick Blue Jays,  WON   Tigers vs Red Sox, pick Tigers,  WON    Yesterday's Picks: 10-5 Guest Picks: 17-11   Monthly Picks: 90-60 Yearly Picks: 512-429    Here are today's picks:      Braves (Foltynewicz) vs Nationals (Strasburg)   The Nationals got swept by the Texas Rangers this weekend and are looking for Strasburg to stem the tide. They can do a lot worse than that in my opinion. Strasburg has only lost once in his last eight starts against the Braves. That will continue today as he gets the win and the Nationals break the streak.   Pick: Nationals    Rockies (Freeland) vs Pirates (Taillon)   Jameson Taillon is pitching five weeks after having surgery for testicular cancer. That is absolutely amazing to me. I am rooting hard for him today and will pick him to win. Some things are more important than baseball, but I am glad he is back doing what he loves. Go Jameson!!   Pick: Pirates    Cubs (Lackey) vs Mets (deGrom)   This game is intriguing to me. The Mets have been playing decent baseball the last couple weeks and now find themselves only five games under .500. With the way the season started it could have been a lot worse at this point. The Cubs are right at .500 and people are asking “what is wrong with them?” As far as this game I am going to go with the Mets to take the first game of this series.   Pick: Mets    Phillies (Eickhoff) vs Red Sox (Porcello)   These two starting pitchers are really struggling. Jerad Eickhoff and Rick Porcello are a combined 3-15. Fortunately for Porcello he is facing a team that will allow him to get right, as the Phillies are terrible. The same can’t be said for Eickhoff as the Red Sox are good. Porcello gets back in the win column today.   Pick: Red Sox    Mariners (Gallardo) vs Twins (Mejia)   These two pitchers faced each other last week, and I picked Mejia and the Twins at Safeco Field. Now that the game is in Minnesota (advantage Twins) I will not be changing my mind. Gallardo doesn’t make it past the fourth inning and the Mariners lose their third in a row.   Pick: Twins    Orioles (Miley) vs White Sox (Pelfrey)   The Baltimore Orioles have to be happy to be getting out of the Bronx, after getting outscored 38-8 in a three game series. I know the Yankees offense is good but that is pitiful. Fortunately for them they now get to face a White Sox team that is similarly struggling. I am going with Baltimore to play like the team before they got shellacked in the Bronx and get the win today.   Pick: Orioles    Rangers (Darvish) vs Astros (Musgrove)   I know the Astros are the better team, but Darvish is the better pitcher. He hasn’t proved it much this year but I think he will today.   Pick: Rangers    Yankees (Tanaka) vs Angels (Meyer)   The Yankees have scored 38 runs in their last three games and now get to face Alex Meyer. Slam dunk here.   Pick: Yankees    Reds (Arroyo) vs Padres (Perdomo)   Bronson Arroyo to get the win. The Reds have to be thrilled to leave Los Angeles, and now get to face a struggling Padres team to get back in the win column. They will do that today behind the pitching of Bronson Arroyo. Yes you head that ladies and gentlemen. Bronson Arroyo will shut down a Major League team and get the win.   Pick: Reds

 

June 11th Picks:

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

Tigers vs Red Sox, pick Tigers, WON

Yesterday's Picks: 10-5
Guest Picks: 17-11

Monthly Picks: 90-60
Yearly Picks: 512-429

Here are today's picks:  

Braves (Foltynewicz) vs Nationals (Strasburg)

The Nationals got swept by the Texas Rangers this weekend and are looking for Strasburg to stem the tide. They can do a lot worse than that in my opinion. Strasburg has only lost once in his last eight starts against the Braves. That will continue today as he gets the win and the Nationals break the streak.

Pick: Nationals

Rockies (Freeland) vs Pirates (Taillon)

Jameson Taillon is pitching five weeks after having surgery for testicular cancer. That is absolutely amazing to me. I am rooting hard for him today and will pick him to win. Some things are more important than baseball, but I am glad he is back doing what he loves. Go Jameson!!

Pick: Pirates

Cubs (Lackey) vs Mets (deGrom)

This game is intriguing to me. The Mets have been playing decent baseball the last couple weeks and now find themselves only five games under .500. With the way the season started it could have been a lot worse at this point. The Cubs are right at .500 and people are asking “what is wrong with them?” As far as this game I am going to go with the Mets to take the first game of this series.

Pick: Mets

Phillies (Eickhoff) vs Red Sox (Porcello)

These two starting pitchers are really struggling. Jerad Eickhoff and Rick Porcello are a combined 3-15. Fortunately for Porcello he is facing a team that will allow him to get right, as the Phillies are terrible. The same can’t be said for Eickhoff as the Red Sox are good. Porcello gets back in the win column today.

Pick: Red Sox

Mariners (Gallardo) vs Twins (Mejia)

These two pitchers faced each other last week, and I picked Mejia and the Twins at Safeco Field. Now that the game is in Minnesota (advantage Twins) I will not be changing my mind. Gallardo doesn’t make it past the fourth inning and the Mariners lose their third in a row.

Pick: Twins

Orioles (Miley) vs White Sox (Pelfrey)

The Baltimore Orioles have to be happy to be getting out of the Bronx, after getting outscored 38-8 in a three game series. I know the Yankees offense is good but that is pitiful. Fortunately for them they now get to face a White Sox team that is similarly struggling. I am going with Baltimore to play like the team before they got shellacked in the Bronx and get the win today.

Pick: Orioles

Rangers (Darvish) vs Astros (Musgrove)

I know the Astros are the better team, but Darvish is the better pitcher. He hasn’t proved it much this year but I think he will today.

Pick: Rangers

Yankees (Tanaka) vs Angels (Meyer)

The Yankees have scored 38 runs in their last three games and now get to face Alex Meyer. Slam dunk here.

Pick: Yankees

Reds (Arroyo) vs Padres (Perdomo)

Bronson Arroyo to get the win. The Reds have to be thrilled to leave Los Angeles, and now get to face a struggling Padres team to get back in the win column. They will do that today behind the pitching of Bronson Arroyo. Yes you head that ladies and gentlemen. Bronson Arroyo will shut down a Major League team and get the win.

Pick: Reds