Tuesday, April 10, 2012

4-10 Recap

Now this is more like it!  It has taken about 60 games but I finally feel like I might be on the verge of a winning streak.  I think that today will springboard me to future success in picking winners, as I was mighty successful today if I do say so myself.  Recap time!

Winning Pitcher
Losing Pitcher
SD 2, ARI 4
OAK 0, KC 3

Tigers 5 Rays 2 (Loss)

Rick Porcello and Matt Moore both pitched exactly how I thought they would today.  This game came down to a battle of the bullpens and the Rays lost.  Detroit scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to take the lead and hand the Rays their first loss of the season.  Even though his team lost I am very impressed with the way Matt Moore pitched against this tough lineup.  The sky is the limit for this kid.

Dodgers 2 Pirates 1 (Win)

Hey a lock of the day that was actually chosen correctly.  Clayton Kershaw did not let me down as the Dodgers beat the Pirates to improve to 4-1.  Kershaw pitched 7 innings and only gave up 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 7.  The Dodgers won it on an Andre Ethier solo home run in the 8th inning.  The Pirates are still struggling to score runs but in defense of the team, they have gone against Kershaw, Halladay and Cliff Lee already this season.  

White Sox vs Indians.

This game was postponed due to inclement weather.  No make up date has been scheduled.

Yankees 5 Orioles 4 (Win)

The Yankees beat the Orioles 5-4 in 12 innings as Raul Ibanez hit a double in the top of the 12th inning to bring in the winning run.  Starting pitcher Freddy Garcia threw 5 wild pitches for the Yankees and the team went 2-18 with runners in scoring position.  And they still won.  Not too many teams can boast that kind of performance and still win, but I guess if you are the Yankees playing against the Orioles you can do just about anything and still win.

Blue Jays 7 Red Sox 3 (Win)

I continue my perfect run with the Toronto Blue Jays as they defeat the Boston Red Sox 7-3.  Daniel Bard made his first career start with the Red Sox after 192 games out of the bullpen and he struggled.  He allowed 5 runs in 5 innings, although he did strike out 6 batters.  Kyle Drabek got his first career win against the Red Sox after getting roughed up both times he pitched against them last year.

Cardinals 3 Reds 1 (Win)

Both Carlos Beltran and David Freese homered again for the St. Louis Cardinals and Kyle Lohse pitched like he wants to be in the Cy Young race this year.  It was the third homer of the year for both Beltran and Freese.  Lohse threw 6 innings and gave up 1 run on 4 hits after his masterful performance in the opener in Miami.  This team is playing loose, scrappy, and will continue to have success as the season progresses.

Nationals 6 Mets 2 (Loss)

AAAARRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!  The Mets do it to me again.  Now I pick them to win for the first time this year and they lose.  I just don't know what to do with this team.  Jayson Werth had 4 hits for the Nationals and Ian Desmond hit a leadoff home run in handing the Mets their first loss of the season.  God only knows when the first time I make a correct prediction involving this team.

Braves 6 Astros 4 (Win)

On the other hand my persistence in picking the Atlanta Braves finally paid off as they won their first game of the season over the Astros.  Chipper Jones hit a 2 run home run in his first game of the last season of his illustrious career and Tommy Hanson pitched well enough to get the win.  The Braves know that if they want to make another run to the postseason they are going to need a healthy Chipper Jones and today was a great start.  

Brewers 7 Cubs 4 (Win)

The Milwaukee Brewers got off to fast start, scoring 5 runs in the first inning en route to a 7-4 win over Chicago.  It must have been nice for Chris Narveson who was working with a 5 run lead before he even threw his first pitch.  That took a lot of pressure off of him and allowed him to just go out and throw strikes.  Narveson continued his mastery of the Cubs as he improved to 7-1 against them.

Rangers 1 Mariners 0 (Loss)

Quite a difference from yesterdays game.  Yesterday there were 6 runs scored in the first inning and today only 1 overall.  This is only the 10th game in ballpark history that there has been a 1-0 game, which goes to show you how little pitching the Rangers have had through history.  Neftali Feliz didn't allow a run in 7 innings and he only walked 2 batters, far better than I expected him to do.  Good first start Neftali now lets see if you can sustain it.

Diamondbacks 4 Padres 2 (Win)

Chris Young hit a 2 run home run for the Diamondbacks in the 11th inning, as Arizona remained undefeated with a win against the Padres.  Trevor Cahill pitched 6 innings in his debut for Arizona and looked every bit like the man they traded for.  Edinson Volquez did improve his control as he only walked 3 batters and he struck out 8, but it wasn't enough for the Padres, who drop to 1-4.

Royals 3 Athletics 0 (Win)

Danny Duffy did his earn his 3rd career win against the Athletics, pitching 6 innings and not allowing a run.  Duffy allowed only 1 hit and struck out 8, including Yoenis Cespedes.  Cespedes has now struck out in every single game this year and has 10 k's in 6 games.  I am issuing a formal Cespedes strikeout watch as we will continue to monitor his progress all the way to 200 strikeouts.

Days Record: 8-3                  Overall Record: 39-32                Lock of the Day Record: 2-3

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