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Picks For Friday

Hitters:

  • Mark Teahen vs. Brad Thompson: 5 for 9, 2B, 2 3B
  • Mike Redmond vs. Roy Oswalt: 5 for 9, 2 2B
  • Mike Sweeney vs. Jon Garland: 16 for 55, 3 2B, 5 HR
  • Yuniesky Betancourt vs. Jon Garland: 9 for 20, 2 2B
  • Pedro Feliz vs. Rich Hill: 3 for 14, 2 HR
  • Ronny Paulino vs. Andy Pettitte: 6 for 9, 2B

Pitchers:

  • Wade LeBlanc vs. Athletics.  The A's are particularly awful against lefties.
  • Josh Outman vs. Padres.  Same game.
  • Scott Feldman vs. Giants.
  • Jon Garland vs. Mariners.  Seems a tad risky, still.
  • Jose Contreras vs. Reds.  16 scoreless innings since returning from the minors.  This is the pick to click.


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Picks For Wednesday

Hitters:

  • Andruw Jones vs. Russ Ortiz: 10 for 24, 2 2B, 3B
  • Marco Scutaro vs. Jamie Moyer: 11 for 29, 2B, 3 HR
  • Lyle Overbay vs. Jamie Moyer: 6 for 13, 2B, 3B, HR
  • Pat Burrell vs. Aaron Cook: 11 for 16, 2B, HR (my clear pick to click)
  • Nationals vs. Chien-Ming Wang: No particular National has a strong history against Wang, but you might want to start your Nats anyway.

Pitchers:

  • Hiroki Kuroda vs. Athletics.  Only Matt Holliday (5 for 8) has seen Kuroda.  Despite Holliday's success I'd use Kuroda here.
  • Garrett Olson vs. Padres.  You can also consider Chad Gaudin vs. the Mariners in this game, but I'd pass.  Ditto for Matt Palmer vs. Tim Lincecum and the Giants.


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Picks For Saturday

Hitters (nothing jumps out):

  • Matt Stairs vs. Daisuke Matsuzaka: 4 for 7, 2B
  • Ronny Cedeno vs. Jason Marquis: 4 for 8, 2 2B, 3B

Pitchers:

  • Randy Johnson vs. Athletics.
  • Josh Outman vs. Giants.  Could be a low-scoring affair.
  • Joe Saunders vs. Padres.  He won't have to face Jake Peavy, at least.
  • Jason Marquis vs. Mariners.  He draws Erik Bedard, and the game is at Coors.  So it is a risky one.


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Picks For Wednesday

Hitters:

  • Kelly Shoppach vs. Gil Meche: 3 for 8, 2 HR
  • Lyle Overbay vs. Kevin Millwood: 5 for 13, 2B, 3B, 2 HR
  • Jim Thome vs. Justin Verlander: 9 for 35, 6 HR
  • Greg Dobbs vs. Mike Pelfrey: 5 for 10, 2B, HR
  • Edgar Renteria vs. Doug Davis: 6 for 14, 2B, 2 HR

Pitchers:

  • Doug Davis vs. Giants.  He's been on a roll, shutting down the Padres twice in his last three starts.
  • Jeremy Guthrie vs. Mariners.  He was destroyed by a poor Oakland offense last time out, so only if you're feeling lucky.
  • Carl Pavano vs. Royals.  You can't deny that Carl's been getting it done.  His last effort was a shutout against the White Sox.  The Indians could trade him to the NL in a few months, further increasing his value.

Thanks to Daily Baseball Data for the data.


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Picks For Monday

Hitters:

  • Jeff Francoeur vs. Zach Duke: 8 for 17, 2 2B, HR
  • Martin Prado vs. Zach Duke: 5 for 9, 3 2B, HR

Pitchers:

  • Anthony Swarzak vs. Athletics.
  • Sean West vs. Giants.

Thanks to DailyBaseballData.com for the data.


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Picks For Friday

Hitters:

  • Andruw Jones vs. Brad Penny: 15 for 45, 3 2B, 6 HR
  • A.J. Pierzynski vs. Carl Pavano: 5 for 7, 2B, 3B
  • Ryan Garko vs. John Danks: 7 for 19, 2B, 3 HR
  • Jason Giambi vs. Jeremy Guthrie: 4 for 9, 2 HR
  • Pedro Feliz vs. Eric Milton: 6 for 11, 2 2B, HR

Pitchers:

  • Doug Davis vs. Padres.
  • Chad Gaudin vs. Diamondbacks on the other end of the game.
  • Chris Volstad vs. Giants.
  • Barry Zito vs. Marlins, same game.  The Fish don't hit lefties.
  • Ricky Romero vs. Royals.  Facing Zack Greinke, however.
  • Jeff Karstens vs. Astros.
  • Mike Hampton vs. Pirates, same game.  Pirates don't hit lefties.  Oh and subtract Nate McLouth from the offense.


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Picks For Thursday

Hitters:

  • Jason Kubel vs. Fausto Carmona: 8 for 18, 2 2B
  • Travis Hafner probably will not play Thursday, but if he does he's 10 for 21 with 3 2B and 4 HR vs. Scott Baker.
  • Jason Giambi vs. Mark Buehrle: 9 for 22, 3 2B, 2 HR
  • Bill Hall vs. Josh Johnson: 4 for 6, 2B, 2 HR

Pitchers:

  • I don't see any great pitching matchups for Thursday.  You could consider Ross Detwiler against Matt Cain and the Giants.


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Picks For Wednesday

Hitters:

  • Marlon Byrd vs. Andy Pettitte: 5 for 7, 3B, HR.

Pitchers:

  • J.A. Happ vs. Padres.  The Padres have a 14th-ranked .676 OPS vs. lefties.
  • Jordan Zimmermann vs. Giants.  I am going to keep recommending Zimmermann, eventually the results will start to match the peripherals.  I think.


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Picks For Tuesday

Hitters:

  • Kevin Millar vs. Joe Saunders - 6 for 12, 2B, 2 HR
  • Rick Ankiel vs. Bronson Arroyo - 5 for 13, 2B, 3 HR

Pitchers:

  • Antonio Bastardo vs. Padres.  Start the kid in his big league debut against Jake Peavy?  He's barely pitched above Double A, but I love the command.  Maybe he can give you five solid innings.
  • Ubaldo Jimenez vs. Astros.  He was strong in five of six May starts, the bad one being the last one against the Dodgers.  Jimenez displayed excellent control in May, and the Astros don't draw many walks anyway.


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Sunday Matchups

The Ben Francisco thing worked out well, so here are a few more examples of hitters seemingly owning pitchers (for Sunday).

  • Pedro Feliz vs. John Lannan: 7 for 12, 1 HR.
  • Scott Podsednik vs. Zack Greinke: 11 for 23, 3 2B.


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