Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, July 16-18
Sabathia @ Romero
Weaver @ Cahill (Gm 1 of doubleheader)
Big Erv @ Harden (Gm 2 of doubleheader) – I’ll say pitch on Harden. Angels not a scary offense.
Lackey @ Shields – Still don’t trust Lackey.
Jackson @ Scherzer – This could be 2-1 or 10-9 but I’ll risk it.
Carrasco @ Simon – Carrasco testing my patience but I’m not giving up on him just yet.
Francis @ Pavano – Francis a decent AL-only option. Pavano 3 ER or less in six of his last seven starts.
Wilson @ King Felix
Vazquez @ Zambrano – Vazquez too HR prone to trust at Wrigley. I’ll sit Big Z in first start off DL.
Hamels @ Niese
Maholm @ Norris
Carpenter @ Arroyo
Lannan @ Hanson
Kuroda @ Kennedy
Greinke @ Chacin
Zito @ Luebke – If you’re not going to start Zito here, why own him?
Peavy @ Penny – Peavy very shaky of late. Bad matchup for Penny.
Hughes @ Villanueva – Hughes needs to shake the rust off.
Gomez @ Atkins
Paulino @ Duensing – I’ll roll the dice on both here.
Pineiro @ Gonzalez – Good matchup for Pineiro.
Harrison @ Beavan
Beckett @ Niemann
Kendrick @ Pelfrey
J. Garcia @ Bailey – Bailey’s career ERA vs. Cards (7 starts) is 6.03! Not good.
Gorzelanny @ Jurrjens – Gorzelanny an OK start in deep/non-mixed leagues.
Correia @ Wandy
Volstad @ Wells
Marcum @ Cook – Marcum a little risky though.
Cain @ Latos
Lilly @ D. Hudson – Dangerous matchup for fly-ball pitcher Lilly.
Carmona @ Baker (Gm 1 of doubleheader)
Burnett @ Hellickson
Red Sox @ Orioles
Buehrle @ Davies
TBD (Indians) @ Swarzak (Gm 2 of doubleheader)
Willis @ McDonald – Far from an ideal matchup for the inconsistent McDonald.
Hensley @ Capuano – Capuano 2 ER or less in six of his last seven starts.
Lee @ Lopez
Marquis @ Lyles – Both are solid NL-only starts but too risky in mixed.
Lowe @ Hammel – Hammel much better on the road (3.40 ERA) than at home (4.92 ERA).
Wolf @ Duke – Regarding Wolf, see Lilly, Ted.
Billingsley @ Vogelsong