Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, July 30-August 1
Britton @ Colon (Gm 1 of doubleheader)
TBD (BAL) @ Nova (Gm 2 of doubleheader)
Holland @ Mills – I’m still afraid to start Holland in tough matchups.
Haren @ Below
Cobb @ Pineda – Cobb pitching pretty well of late and this is about as good matchup there is.
Paulino @ Masterson – Paulino worth starting in deeper leagues for the strikeouts.
Lester @ Humber – Humber coming off two straight poor outings. I’m sitting him here.
Blackburn @ Moscoso – Start Blackburn if you’re feeling lucky but I don’t think he even deserves a roster spot in a 12-team mixed. I’ll give Moscoso a shot.
Lopez @ Lohse – I’m running out of patience with Lohse though…he’s on thin ice.
Dickey @ Marquis – Dickey holds a 3.09 ERA and 1.15 WHIP since the beginning of June.
McDonald @ Lee – McDonald on a nice roll but Phils on the road is too tough of a matchup.
An. Sanchez @ T. Hudson
Happ @ Gallardo
Bumgarner @ Leake – Even with Beltran now aboard, Giants offense still below average.
Jimenez @ Harang – Harang’s money at home (5-2 2.92 ERA)
Owings @ Billingsley
Weaver @ Verlander – This will be fun to watch.
Arrieta @ F. Garcia – Garcia totally unpredictable, but if you own him you gotta start him.
Davies @ Carmona – Carmona a decent option in deeper leagues if you want to take the risk.
Wilson @ Morrow – Morrow very risky after getting roughed up by O’s but I’ll give him another chance.
Miller @ Buehrle – Buehrle’s been so good at home (5-1 2.25 ERA) that you have to play him.
Pavano @ McCarthy – Great opportunity for Pavano to get back on track.
Price @ Vargas
Zito @ Cueto – Zito might not make this start.
Nolasco @ Hanson – I’ve given up trying to figure out Nolasco…just leave him in there and don’t think about it!
Niese @ Zimmermann
Karstens @ Worley – Dangerous matchup for Karstens but he’s been too good to sit. Ride Worley until he turns back into a pumpkin!
Myers @ Narveson – Myers coming off three straight quality starts. Narveson also solid of late.
Nicasio @ Moseley – I just don’t see much upside in Moseley, and he’s not even that good at home (1-6 4.05 ERA)
Saunders @ De La Rosa – Rubby 3 ER or less in each of his last five starts.
Dempster @ Westbrook – Dempster hard to trust but highy K rate is appealing.
Tomlin @ Lackey – Risk outweighs reward for Tomlin here. I’m cautiously optimistic about Lackey.
Sabathia @ Peavy – Peavy not trustworthy vs. Yanks.
Cahill @ Fister – Great matchup for both.
Jurrjens @ Livan – Livan too erratic lately. Pass.
Zambrano @ Maholm
Vazquez @ Pelfrey – Decent matchup for Vazquez.
Arroyo @ Norris – So when will Arroyo’s traditional second half surge begin? We’re still waiting.
Carpenter @ Greinke
Hamels @ Chacin – Playing it safe on Chacin vs. Phils.
Kershaw @ Luebke
Kennedy @ Cain