Pitch or Ditch for Wednesday, July 27
If you are still hesitant to bench your less than elite starters when they face the Rangers on the road, last night’s 20 run outburst might have changed your thinking. Not only does Texas lead the Majors in runs scored at home with 324, but the second place team, the Yankees, trail them by a whopping 34 runs! Barring injury concerns or very poor recent performance, I’m not usually one to bench a solid starting pitcher. But in this case, I just think you’re better off playing it safe. Guard against those disaster outings and save yourself the headache.
Here’s Pitch or Ditch for tomorrow.
Big Erv @ Huff *Erv is on a roll baby.
King Felix @ Hughes *Hughes 6 BB and 13 Hits in last 10.1 IP. If you don’t start him vs Mariners you probably should cut him.
Scherzer @ Danks
Simon @ Romero
Chen @ Lackey *I’ll bite on Lackey.
Duensing @ Lewis
Shields @ Cahill *Could be a great game.
Vazquez @ Livan *Javy bounces back after run in with Padres juggernaut.
Cain @ Hamels
Pelfrey @ Arroyo
Maholm @ Jurrjens
Zambrano @ Greinke *Little too risky for Big Z here.
Norris @ Carpenter *Bud scuffling a little bit but I’d roll him out.
Kennedy @ Luebke *Luebke quietly putting together a nice little run.
Cook @ Kuroda *The best 6-12 SP in MLB makes his last start in Dodger Blue?
***CORY SAYS “Pitch on Hughes simply because it’s the Mariners. Agree on all the rest.”