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Monday was a very good day here for the Game Picks. The only two incorrect picks were (of course) the Cardinals, a team that blew a save in just about the most spectacular fashion you could imagine. Between Mitchell Boggs and Scrabble, the Cardinals allowed nine runs in the ninth inning. Nine. Amazing. The other incorrect pick was picking the Cubs to beat the Brewers. This game saddened me because it made me realize that I am no smarter than your average general manager because I keep thinking Edwin Jackson is better than he actually is. Plus, in some small defense, I did not expect Ryan Braun to play and he did.
But why focus on the negative when it was such a good day? Well, because I am a perfectionist striving for perfection. I never bowled a perfect game but I got to 279 on five occasions. So I kept trying. I still have not recorded a hole in one. But I will keep trying. I have never had a perfect picking day. But I will keep trying.
This is a weird Tuesday as there ar...
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Tuesday Astros vs. Mariners Game 2 Preview
Brandon Maurer is on the hill tonight vs. EX Mariners pitcher Erik Bedard. Last game out Maurer allowed six runs and eight hits in six innings in his major-league debutI'm going out on a limb. If the Houston Astros don't start hitting, they could threaten the 1962 New York Mets as worst team in modern MLB history.
Cliff Lee has improved his record to 2-0 beating the N.Y. Mets at the Bank. But more importantly has stopped the Phillies losing ways for a second time. With Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay not getting past the fifth inning in both their starts, Lee is clearly their staff ace. Lee had a solid outing, pitching 8 2/3 innings, striking out 6 and walking none. Adams struck out the...
Cliff Lee is well ahead of his 2012 pace in terms of wins. On Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park Lee earned his second win of the season in as many starts. Last season it took Lee until July 31 to pick up his second win of the year. Lee was in command from start to finish on the mound and nearly went the distance and Ryan Howard, Michael Young and John Mayberry all hit home runs...
In a game that took three hours and 36 minutes we saw rookie M's pitcher Brandon Maurer get knocked around early tonight and the Mariners could never recover.
The Astros' 22 hits tied for the sixth most in club history.
A small comeback was underway in the bottom of the 9th. The M's sent 8 batters up and put up four runs but it was just to much to come back from...
Wow, Cliff Lee really took an ass kicking.
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After a stellar start, the Washington Nationals couldn't keep their momentum going on the road. They're hoping a return home will get them rolling again.
Gio Gonzalez will try to build on an impressive season debut and lead his franchise to its first 4-0 start at home in a decade in Tuesday night's interleague opener against the Chicago White Sox.
Washington (4-2) became...
Final: Mets 3, Phillies 8.
WP: Cliff Lee (2-0, 1.08 ERA) LP: Dillon Gee (0-2, 7.71 ERA)
Cliff Lee didn't disappoint yet again this evening. He lasted eight and two-thirds innings, allowing just three runs, two of them earned, on eight hits. He walked none, and struck out a total of six batters. He now has two of the three total wins thus far in 2013 for the Phillies.
Aces and closers aplenty
Before the regular season we took a look at the best positional prospects in the Mariners farm system. Today we take a look at Seattle’s crown jewel: the pitching prospects.
It’s well known that the M’s have three of the best pitching prospects in baseball. That trio has been dubbed “the big three,” and consists of starters James Paxton, Taijuan...
Going into today's action, Yankee fans were worrying about more injuries, while being pleasantly surprised by unexpected offense. The best news of the first week of the season was that veterans Andy Pettitte and CC Sabathia settled the minds of rattled fans with dominant wins in Games #3 and #6. As long as one of the other three starters settles in, the opposing offense won&...
The Phillies whooped some Mets a** last night. With Cliff Lee on the mound and a wholloping set of home runs, the Phillies were able to even this three-game series at one-a-piece. Cliff Lee was spectacular once again last night. Nearly going the distance, but falling short at 8 2/3...
Robinson Cano hit one of New York's five homers and drove in five runs, Andy Pettitte pitched seven solid innings and the Yankees romped to a 14-1 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland Indians, who had starter Carlos Carrasco ejected from his first appearance since 2011.
The 40-year-old Pettitte (2-0) allowed one run and five hits in his second strong start.
Cano hit a two-run...
Michael Young and Ryan Howard homered, Cliff Lee came within one out of a complete game and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 8-3 on Tuesday night.
John Mayberry Jr. also went deep for Philadelphia and Young had three hits, missing the cycle by a double.
Lee (2-0) allowed three runs - two earned - and eight hits, striking out six in 8 2-3 innings. The 2008 AL Cy...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Robinson Cano hit one of New York's five homers and drove in five runs, Andy Pettitte pitched seven solid innings and the Yankees romped to a 14-1 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland Indians, who had starter Carlos Carrasco ejected from his first appearance since 2011.
The 40-year-old Pettitte (2-0) allowed one run and five hits in his second strong start....