Pitch or Ditch for Tuesday, August 2
I feel bad for the Astros’ pitchers. I really do. Wandy, Brett Myers, Bud Norris, even Mark Melancon. What did they do to deserve this? As if Houston’s offense wasn’t weak enough to begin with, now Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn have been shipped out of town. 80 percent of Double-A teams could probably outslug this group. For opposing pitchers, the strategy is simple. Pitch around Carlos Lee and you’ll be fine. The funny thing is that Carlos Lee doesn’t deserve to be pitched around. But it wouldn’t surprise me to see him get the Barry Bonds treatment. That is assuming there are any runners on base, which probably won’t be the case.
Here’s Pitch or Ditch for tomorrow.
Lewis @ Scherzer – Lewis inconsistent but has enough upside
Huff @ Beckett
Romero @ Price
Simon @ Chen
Hughes @ Danks – can’t trust Hughes right now
Duensing @ Big Erv – Big Erv red hot AND at home!
Harden @ King Felix – should be 1-0
Lowe @ Lannan
Wells @ Correia – neither useful against even mediocre offenses
Hand @ Capuano – Cappy very solid at home
Bailey @ Wandy
J. Garcia @ Marcum
Kendrick @ Cook
Kuroda @ Stauffer – Kuroda must be happy to still be in the NL West
D. Hudson @ Lincecum