After the catastrophe that was yesterday it is time to get back on that horse. Got another 15 games today so let's get right to it.
Reds (Cueto) vs Brewers (Greinke)
Uh-oh. These are 2 pitchers that I usually pick because they have been dominating so far this year. Now they are facing off against each other. Greinke had that one start where he got rocked and Cueto has barely been touched this year. Because of that I am going to take Cueto but I am not overly-confident in this pick. Reds win.
Braves (Hudson) vs Cubs (Maholm)
Tim Hudson against Paul Maholm? Hudson will take that bulldog mentality that Ryan Dempster showed yesterday and go the next step. These 2 guys are so similar. I do not care that Maholm is 3-2 I still don't think he is a good pitcher. I think Hudson will get the win here and the Braves will beat the Cubs today.
Rockies (Friedrich) vs Padres (Bass)
The San Diego Padres are going for a sweep of the Colorado Rockies today. I can't believe that they have scored enough runs to win 2 games in a row. This offense now gets to face a pitcher who is making his 2012 debut. I predict that the padres will get the sweep, Kevin Bass will get the win, and they will score more than 3 runs today.
Blue Jays (Morrow) vs Athletics (Ross)
Brandon Morrow is now pitching like the fifth overall pick in the draft. He has been dominating hitters with his fastball and his curve ball is making hitters look foolish. I predict that Morrow will get the win and Yoenis Cespedes will strike out at least twice today. he is getting better with the amount of strikeouts but Morrow will get him a couple times.
Pick: Blue Jays
White Sox (Peavy) vs Indians (Gomez)
Jake Peavy is my lock of the day. I know that Indians are playing good baseball but Peavy is pitching like it is 2007 all over again. Because of that, and the fact that he is staying healthy, I like Peavy and the White Sox to win this game and split the series.
Pick: White Sox. This is my lock of the day.
Mets (Gee) vs Phillies (Lee)
We got Gee vs Lee today as the Phillies try to stop the bleeding and beat the Mets for the first time in this series. Both yesterday and the day before the Phillies gave up runs late to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Now they have Cliff Lee back from the disabled list and throwing today. As much as I don't want to do to it, I am going to pick the Phillies to win.
Rays (Niemann) vs Yankees (Phelps)
The Yankees finally beat Tampa Bay for the first time in 4 tries this season, and it was behind the pitching of Ivan Nova. Now they send out David Phelps trying to make it 2 in a row. Phelps replaced Freddie Garcia in the rotation and has already looked better than him. I like the Yankees in this one to beat the Rays again because they don't have the albatross that is Freddie Garcia starting in this spot anymore.
Rangers (Lewis) vs Orioles (Chen)