Can you imagine posting-up if were Paulie Pierce and KG next year? You catch-it on the low-block waiting for the double-team like Wilt Chamberlin in a hotel-room, and then realize you’ve got Shuttlesworth on one wing, Reggie Miller on the other, Eddie HiZouse chillin’ in the corner and no double-team coming. While it’s a pretty thought, you better score every trip down cause it’s not like you’re stopping anyone at the other! I know Reggie’s a big “maybe”, and if he does sign, would probably just spell Ray-Ray for 12-16 minutes a game, but damn that would be some must see NBA TV…it might make me even Tivo “Scott Baio’s Old and Still Layin’ Pipe” Show.
Anyway, I have lots ‘o shiznit to do today, so you’ll have to wait until tomorrow for my 2007 Fantasy QBs Movin-up and Movin’-down list. Till then, here’s some picks and some pics…Take it light!
CHICAGO CUBS @ COLORADO ROCKIES
The Rockies have scored 36 runs the last three games at home and are hitting .343 in their last 7 overall. While Ted Lilly continues to impress (12-5, 3.53), he’s a flyball pitcher that may not see as much movement on his ball with the crazy Coors air. As for the Rockies youngster Ubaldo Jimenez (1-1, 5.16), I have no idea if he’s any good, but I do know the Cubs have been awfully at the plate lately and will also be without Aramis Ramirez tonight…Rockies by 3-5 runs
SAN DIEGO PADRES @ ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (UNDA 8.5)
While you’ve heard me blast the Padres line-up more than Mark Chmura’s sorry-azz this season, I was re-assured with their awfulness after being forced to watch them on ESPN when they faced the large-headed science experiment from San Fran. I know Joel Pineiro (1-2, 5.31) is no Cy Young, but he may look like that against team with a newly acquired Rob Mackowiak in the 3-hole and Mike “Strike-out or Fly-out” Cameron hitting clean-up. As for the Padres, while Chris Young (9-3, 1.82) is returning from the 15-day DL, I believe that move was simply precautionary and we should see the same dominate performance from the former starting Princeton Center…Padres/Cardinals 4-6 total runs
*Early game note: While it’s not one of my Picks of the day, that doesn’t mean I’m not calling my guy about Scott Kazmir and D-Rays +150 against the imploding Tigers and Jeremy “hit-parade” Bonderman!