Mets, Yanks look good

May 21, 2002 9:20 AM

For week ending May 26.

Cards at Pirates: In a year of mediocrity, Cards are attaining that position. Matt Morris hanging around .500. Favor OVERS, otherwise no play.

Phils at Expos: Both teams look bad on their road trips. Like Expos’ Tony Armas, Jr.

Marlins at Mets: The Mets on a winning streak last week and should continue playing well heading back to Shea. Like Leiter and Astacio.

Reds at Braves: Cincy turned things around and strengthened its lead in the NL Central. The Braves are no ball of fire. Going with Maddux and against Millwood.

Cubs at Astros: The Cubs finally ended their nine-game losing streak. Astros getting fat off Pittsburgh and the Phillies. Like OVERS in this series.

Padres at Brewers: The Brewers beat the Cubs five of the last six times, but this isn’t Chicago. Going with Brian Lawrence and the OVER in Brett Tomko’s start.

Giants at Rockies: The Rockies have improved, but this is a big test. We will take Colorado’s Denny Stark (2-0) and Denny Neagle.

Dodgers at D’backs: LA could run into Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling. Kevin Brown slated to pitch in the series. Going against Arizona’s Rick Helling.

Yanks at BoSox: Red Sox have the edge head to head, but the Yanks have won eight of nine including six straight over Minnesota. Pedro Martinez has problems with NY. Clemens looks real good. Favor Yanks for two wins.

Indians at Jays: Indians dropped three of four to KC. Is that going bad? Blue Jays on a roll. Looking to Esteban Loaiza and Luke Prokopec for Toronto.

Tigers at ChiSox: Chicago slumping a bit, while Tigers showing signs of life. Jeff Weaver rounding into form and Seth Greisinger pitching well. Detroit can win two.

Rangers at Royals: KC will go with Chris George and ace Paul Byrd, who has seven wins. Rangers stumbled at Detroit. Tough call.

Orioles at M’s: Lost weekend looms for Orioles. Seattle sweeps, no matter the pitchers.

Twins at Angels: Anaheim wins at least two with Ramon Ortiz and Jarrod Washburn.