Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, August 22-24

CORY’S PICKS

SATURDAY

 
Big
Erv

@ Richmond

Burnett @
Tazawa

D. Hernandez @
Danks

Fister @
Laffey

Hunter @
Garza

Duensing @
Davies

Galarraga @
Cahill

Lilly @
Haeger

Volstad @
Hanson

Scherzer @
Moehler

Lehr @ Duke
(gamble)

Burns @
Lannan

Happ @ Redding (this
could be 13-2)

J. Martinez @ De
La Rosa

Carpenter
@
Correia

 
SUNDAY

 
King
Felix
@
Carmona

Bell @ Romero
(Romero’s been awful lately, I’m benching him)

Feldman @
Price

Berken @
Buehrle (Buehrle awful since the perfecto)

Pavano @
Bannister

Porcello @
Tomko

Sabathia @
Beckett

Pedro @
Perez

Nolasco @
Lowe

Bailey @
Hart

Parra @
Stammen

Garland @
Norris

Lincecum @
Ubaldo

Smoltz @ Carrillo
(yep)

Dempster @
Billingsley
(not really trusting
Dempster much right now though)

 
MONDAY

 
Niemann @
Halladay

Contreras @
Buchholz

Sowers @
Meche

Tillman @
Baker

Verlander @ Jered
Weaver

Mazzaro @
Snell

Lee @ Parnell (this
could be 11-1)

Gallardo @
Balester

Zito @ Marquis (Zito
pitching well lately, but I’m not chancing it in Coors

***Siano saysIf
you’re pitching Smoltz you have to pitch Pedro so I say Pitch on Pedro. He will give the Mets another reason to start counting down the days until Jets and
Giants football. Snell coming off a decent start vs Detroit is an interesting
gamble vs Oakland if you’re in the chasing wins mood. Agree on
rest.”

5 Comments

If you cover up the names and just look at the numbers, Kevin Correia might be a good gamble at home these days, although the Cards are a less than favorable matchup. I’ll take my chances, as I have with him recently. I haven’t been overly disappointed. Again, taking small chunks of time into consideration (last 5, last 10 starts), a guy like Correia has much better numbers than some others on the “pitch” list for this weekend.

Greg in Cincy

Okay, so I look like a jackass again…thanks Correia. So much for thinking for myself. I guess I should just be a freakin sock puppet and let Mike and Cory pick my pitchers everyday…why put effort into trying to find helpful players when these 2 have sold their souls to the devil to make people like me look stupid? Pitch Big Erv with a bad elbow and 9 sucky starts out of 12, and he gives 3 straight “quality” starts, but try to find guys with sub-4 ERAs in their split/matchup to sneak into my lineup (and recommend to others on here) and they bomb as soon as I mention their names (Correia, and Hammel when I recommended him, but I also started him last time when he pitched well). Why teach concepts when you can just tell me exactly who to play here on this forum?

Sorry, but I’m FRUSTRATED right now!!!!! But I’m still here, even after drafting a fantasy football team tonight.

Greg in Cincy

Why Hudson Street did not get a SAVE on Rockies’ win on Saturday vs. the Giants?
He got in the ninth, with 3 runs advantage and struck out the last two batters of the game.
Can somebody explain that to me?

The save rule calls for a pitcher to either come into the game with the potential tying or winning run either on base, at bat, or on deck, or pitch at least one inning with a lead of 3 runs or less. Street came into the game with a 3 run lead, but the bases were empty, and he only pitched 2/3 of an inning.

Greg in Cincy

Nice job on the clarification, Greg. Glad you’re still here despite having already drafted your fantasy football team. I’m not ready for football quite yet either!

Zach

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