2008 MLB RECORD: 20-14
After the Cubs disappointed my homey Greggy G yesterday, I'm guessing a good night sleep has them in a different mindset. I've also got some pretty strong opinions on whether the Braves brought their passports to Canada and just which New York team took the subway and which took limos to the game today. Click below to see my picks, and as always, I'm guessing my past girlfriends will somehow get their pictures posted as well.
Hot-lanta Braves @ Toronto Blue Jays +120
The Jays have a sweet youngster in John Parrish making his first trip up to the bigs. Parrish posted a 10-1 record, 2.47 ERA, and over a strikeout per innings. He is also a lefty which has caused the Braves fits all year, winning only 1 of 3 against lefties. Bobby Cox has also struggled getting his team to win on the road where they have only been able to walk away 30% of the time with victories. And to put more on the side of the Jays, the Braves won last night in Toronto, and they have only won two in a row on the road twice this year in 40 road games. The likelihood of all the stars lining up agains a lefty they haven't seen before is pretty damn slim in my book. Jays 4-2.
NY Yankees @ NY Mets +178(-1.5runs)
It is the battle of the lefties today in the subway series, and I've gotta be perfectly honest with you that I feel like Petitte needs to throw the towel in on his career and Johan is finally finding his groove in New York. I also look at the fact that the Mets are built for lefties at the plate and are one of the few teams with over a .500 record, winning 15 of 24 against those lovely hookers. I'm going with the runs today cause whoever wins, it won't be close. Mets win 7-3.
At +118, I am gonna throw the Cubs in the mix with something today, I haven't quite figured out what yet, but with them getting embarrassed yesterday, I'm thinkin' Pinella is pulling out the stops to make sure they don't roll into Sunday looking at a possible sweep.