Apr 5, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia (center) celebrates his three-run home run in the 16th inning against the Cleveland Indians with third baseman Brett Lawrie (left) and first baseman Omar Vizquel (17) at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

Streak for the Cash Picks-April 7

It’s moving day at the Masters and that’s just one of many events filling the Streak for the Cash board on this Saturday, April 7. There’s an impressive 22 matchups ranging from golf props to lower round matchups in golf and from the NHL figuring out its playoffs to the MLB in it’s third day of games.

Yesterday, I got the early win with Newcastle and then got my first 5-gamer of the month behind Jered Weaver and the Angels not giving up a HR in innings 3-8. So I’ve got 5 and hoping to keep it going in the right direction with these picks:

1:05-Toronto Blue Jays: Ubaldo Jimenez goes for the Indians and hasn’t pitched well in what seems like 2 years. He’ll be matched by Brandon Morrow of the Jays in this one. Jimenez is already playing while appealing a suspension received for allegedly throwing at his ex-teammates from Colorado in spring training and enters another volatile situation against Toronto. The benches cleared in the opening day marathon, and this one could get interesting if Ubaldo gets any not-so-bright ideas…Colby Rasmus tears up Ubaldo (7 for 17-.412-with 4 extra-base hits), so I think Rasmus and Morrow lead the Jays to the W. Confidence Meter: 4

4:05-St. Louis Cardinals: The Cardinals knocked Zack Greinke around in the postseason and have looked absolutely dominant in their first 2 games. It would seem they’ve won those 2 without their “Ace” who starts for them tonight. Adam Wainwright is coming back from Tommy John surgery and is expected to be on a pitch count, but the way the Cardinals offense, particularly World Series MVP David Freese, is rolling along, I think St Louis is the pick here. Confidence Meter: 6

March 11, 2012; Scottsdale AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jamie Moyer (50) pitches in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Credit: Andrew B. Fielding-US PRESSWIRE

7:05-Colorado Rockes: The 2nd game between the Rockies and Astros should be an interesting one. The big storyline is Jamie Moyer; at 49, he’ll be the oldest pitcher to appear in a game in nearly 4 decades and could be the oldest winning pitcher ever. Moyer pitched extremely well this spring and will face the 2nd-youngest team in the majors when he pitches to the Astros tomorrow. I’m sure the announcers will use stats like this a lot this year, but it’s pretty staggering that 7 Astros players weren’t born when Moyer made his debut… He’ll be opposed by Lucas Harrell for the Astros who was a waiver claim from Chicago at the end of last season. I’ll take the age and experience in this one, and the Rockies lineup should be able to get Moyer the backing he needs. Confidence Meter: 7

10:40-Denver Nuggets: It’s an overwhelming favorite right now (98%), but the Nuggets desperately need this game to keep pace in a crowded Western Conference. They’ll be headed to the Oracle where the Warriors are rarely a push-over. Earlier this year they beat Denver by 8, but the Warriors don’t have Monta Ellis anymore (trade) and are missing Steph Curry (injury) as well. The Nuggets need this game, and I think they’ll get it done, but I don’t think it’s a slam dunk. Confidence Meter: 6

Current Streak: W5

Overall Record for the month: 7-10

Picks with Confidence +5: 6-1

Tags: Colorado Rockies Denver Nuggets Espn Streak For The Cash Jamie Moyer MLB Picks NBA Picks St. Louis Cardinals Toronto Blue Jays

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