Pitch or Ditch is an inexact science, so not every selection will be the right one. But it really hurts when the three guys you decide to use (Sanchez, Sonnanstine, Burress) do this:
16.2 IP, 8 K’s, 8.10 ERA, 1.86 WHIP, 1 win
…and the two guys you had but let go (Jurrjens, Olsen), do this:
14.2 IP, 16 K’s, 0.61 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, 2 wins
Not to mention the fact that I gave the thumbs-down to Gavin Floyd (below) last night because I was worried (and to some extent still am) that his poor BB-K rate is going to lead to some ugly lines at some point.
At least I can console myself in the knowledge that I also gave the thumbs-down to Brian Bannister and Nick Blackburn, among others, neither of whom distinguished themselves last night. We’ll go back to the drawing board today!