May 2011

Pitch or Ditch for Thursday, May 5

Jason Hammel sports a 2.45 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over his past four starts.

CORY’S PICKS

Burnett @ Porcello – Still don’t trust Burnett

Romero @ Price

Pineiro @ Lackey

Tillman @ Chen

Gomez @ Anderson

Lewis @ Vargas – Vargas not dominating at home just yet

Myers @ Bailey – hang with ‘em (for now) on Myers

J. Sanchez @ Pelfrey

Johnson @ Westbrook

Lannan @ Halladay

Marcum @ Beachy

Hammel @ Kennedy – Hammel can survive PIT at Coors, but not gambling here

Pitch or Ditch for Wednesday, May 4

CORY’S PICKS    

Josh Tomlin has allowed 3 ER or less in each of his first five starts this year.

Blackburn @ Danks

Morrow @ Niemann

F. Garcia @ Scherzer

Big Erv @ Beckett – Beckett is back in the good graces

Arrieta @ Davies

Tomlin @ Cahill – Tomlin will cool off, but this is a favorable matchup

Wilson @ Pineda

An. Rodriguez @ Wood – both are risky now for different reasons

Zambrano @ Lilly

Correia @ Richard – two weak offenses in SD, PoD heaven!!

Marquis @ Worley

Estrada @ Hanson (Gm 1 of DH)

Greinke @ T. Hudson (Gm 2 of DH)

Lincecum @ Capuano – Capuano still intrigues me though…

Vazquez @ Carpenter

Chacin @ Enright

Pitch or Ditch for Tuesday, May 3

CORY’S PICKS

Reyes @ Davis
Sabathia @ Penny
Haren @ Lester
Liriano @ Jackson – can’t trust Liriano right now but don’t cut yet
Bergesen @ Francis
Carmona @ Ross – Ross intriguing, but not vs. AL’s top offense (!)
Ogando @ Bedard
TBD @ Hamels?
Estrada @ Hanson
An. Rodriguez @ LeCure
Vogelsong @ Dickey – Vogelsong has decent stuff and might enjoy some success his first time around the league
An. Sanchez @ McClellan
De La Rosa @ Saunders
Karstens @ Latos – hang with ‘em
Dempster @ Billingsley – see Liriano

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