Wednesday, April 18, 2012

4-18 Predictions Part 2

Here are the rest of the predictions.  We have done the Mets Braves and the Diamondbacks Pirates but we got 13 more games to predict.  Lets get to it!

Time (ET)
Away Probable
Home Probable

Mets-Braves and Diamondbacks-Pirates were picked earlier.  Here is the link.

Astros (Harrell) vs Nationals (Zimmerman)

Jordan Zimmerman is the only starting pitcher in the Nationals rotation who doesn't have a win, although he has pitched well enough to get one.  With the way the Nationals are playing right now I think that they could throw anyone out there and get the win.  I think Zimmerman gets his first win of 2012 as the Nationals take down the Astros again.

Pick: Nationals

Twins (Marquis) vs Yankees (Kuroda)

My predictions of the Yankees have been going very well, as I have correctly picked the last 10 games the Yankees have played.  The Yankees are basically the anti-Mets for me right now.  Hiroki Kuroda stymied the Angels for 8 innings in his first start at Yankee stadium and now faces a much worse lineup.  I predict that the Yankees will win their second in a row.

Pick: Yankees

Rays (Price) vs Blue Jays (Morrow)

David Price is looking for his fourth consecutive win in the Rogers Centre against the Blue Jays as Tampa Bay looks to get back on track.  Since sweeping the Yankees at home to open the season the Rays have lost 6 out of 8 on the road and now sit under .500.  I predict that they will get to .500 as David Price continues to lock down the Blue Jays.

Pick: Rays

Cubs (Garza) vs Marlins (Buerhle)

Mark Buerhle looks to win his first game of the season against the Cubs as he hopes that the Marlins can score a few runs for him.  That looks to be a tough task as Matt Garza pitched brilliantly in his last start and is looking to keep the momentum going.  He will keep it going as the Cubs snap a 3-game losing streak and beat the Marlins tonight.

Pick: Cubs

Rangers (Holland) vs Red Sox (Beckett)

The Texas Rangers pounded the Boston Red Sox yesterday 18-3 and look like the best team in all of baseball.  I can't bring myself to pick against them, and I don't think I will be anytime soon.  Even though they are going against Josh Beckett and the Red Sox I think that the Rangers will continue the hot start and sweep the brief 2-game series against Boston.

Pick: Rangers

Orioles (Hunter) vs White Sox (Peavy)

Jake Peavy looks to continue his hot start and even though the Orioles are hitting well now I predict that he will shut them down. Nolan Reimold looks to hit a home run in his fifth straight game but I don't think it will happen.   Jake Peavy and the Chicago White Sox will be my lock of the day as I look to win my sixth straight game in that category.

Pick: White Sox. This is my lock of the day.

Tigers (Scherzer) vs Royals (Sanchez)

After going 3-3 in the first six games on the road the Kansas City Royals have gone home and promptly lost 5 games in a row.  The Royals look to break that streak and prevent a sweep at the hands of the Tigers, and they hand the ball to Jonathan Sanchez to try and stop the bleeding.  Sanchez will pitch better than his counterpart Max Scherzer and the Royals will finally get a win at home.

Pick: Royals

Dodgers (Capuano) vs Brewers (Greinke)

Zack Greinke made me look foolish as I picked him for my lock of the day and promptly got rocked.  Greinke is too good of a pitcher to have back to back starts like that and he will shut down the Dodgers.  The Dodgers will lose a series for the first time this year as Greinke and Milwaukee will win their second in a row against Los Angeles.

Pick: Brewers

Reds (Latos) vs Cardinals (Garcia)

Mat Latos gets his first taste of the rivalry between the Reds and the Cardinals as Cincinnati looks to close the gap between the two.  St Louis has come out on fire so far in 2012 and they have done it with solid starting pitching, relief pitching, and a surprise or two on offense.   Matt Carpenter has started out so hot but Mat Latos will shut them down and get the Reds the win.

Pick: Reds

Padres (Richard) vs Rockies (Nicasio)

Clayton Richard has struggled in his career at Coors Field (As have most pitchers I should mention)  and now he faces a Rockies team that just helped Jamie Moyer become the oldest pitcher in to get a win in baseball history.  The Rockies now turn to Juan Nicasio to help keep the momentum going from the Moyer win, and he will do that as the Rockies win again.

Pick: Rockies

Athletics (Colon) vs Angels (Santana)

Bartolo Colon is 2-1 for the Athletics and is finally facing someone besides the Seattle Mariners for the first time this season.  Ervin Santana is 0-2 this year but is 13-3 with a 2.05 ERA in 21 starts against Oakland.  Santana will continue his success against the Athletics and will get the win, and he will strike out Yoenis Cespedes at least twice.

Pick: Angels

Indians (Lowe) vs Mariners (Vargas)

After coming from behind last night to beat the Mariners 9-8 the Indians turn to Derek Lowe as they look to open 5-0 on the road for the first time in 14 years.  The Indians have also had success at Safeco Field, as they are 11-2 the last 13 times they have played at the Mariners home park.  Derek Lowe will continue his success and the Indians success as they take game 2 of the series.

Pick: Indians

Phillies (Lee) vs Giants (Cain)

After Halladay and Lincecum squared off in the opener of the series, Lee and Cain are dueling tonight in what should be another pitchers duel.  Both offenses are struggling and both of these pitchers are very good.  The Giants will win this game because they have a little bit more offense, but this game should be interesting to watch.  I like pitchers duels and this has the potential to be a damn good one.

Pick: Giants

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