The Picksperiment: April 8th, 2009

Jump, already. (Note: I wrote this last night. It didn’t publish.)

Fifteen games today? Well, fifteen words for each.

The Picks

  • Marlins over Nationals. Fish continue early-season dominance; almost a quarter of the stadium is full.
  • Braves over Phillies. Sweep allows Braves fans to dream and Citizens Bank denizens to boo.
  • Diamondbacks blank Rockies. Colorado’s bats go cold after two hot games; Rockies’ arms roughed up.
  • Rays over Red Sox as Kazmir outduels Lester. Longoria homers, Crawford triples, Ortiz fans twice.
  • Yankees over Orioles. Semblance of order restored in Bronx as Wang looks strong, goes seven.
  • Tigers over Blue Jays. Pity pick: Tigers need to not be swept by bad Toronto squad.
  • Reds over Mets. Once more, Edinson Volquez dazzles at season’s outset. Just wait ’til July.
  • Cubs over Astros. Ted Lilly twirls gem after rocky second inning. ‘Stros clone Roy Oswalt.
  • Rangers over Indians. Yeah, like Fausto Carmona is really different from Cliff Lee. Rangers mash.
  • Twins over Mariners. Carlos Silva returns to old stomping grounds, is mercilessly battered, chased early.
  • Royals over White Sox. Zach Greinke pitches eight strong; Gavin Floyd looks rusty, wants a Whopper.
  • Cardinals over Pirates. Pujols homers again. Pirates dip below .500, stay there for entire season.
  • Dodgers over Padres. Manny homers for first time this year, immediately starts eating grass. Eccentric.
  • Athletics over Angels. Try as they might, East Coast viewers fail to muster any enthusiasm.
  • Brewers over Giants. Yovani Gallardo makes Randy Johnson look old. Ancient. Superannuated, perhaps. Possibly antediluvian.

Yesterday: 7-5, (MLB: 7-5.)

To Date: 14-10, (MLB: 14-10.)

Winning Percentage: .583.

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