Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, August 20-22
Huff @ Fister
Burnett @ Liriano – I wouldn’t pitch Burnett against anyone. Period.
Wakefield @ Paulino – Wakefield not a bad gamble vs. KC but now is the time for conservatism.
Furbush @ Hellickson
Ogando @ Danks – Losing patience with Ogando but CWS lineup not too scary. I’ll be bold and take a chance on Danks.
Hunter @ Pineiro – Nice matchup for Hunter.
Alvarez @ Gonzalez
Willis @ Morton – D-Train let me down last time out so I’ll pass. Morton solid of late but this matchup scares me.
Lilly @ Rogers – Can’t sit Lilly right now despite rough matchup.
Wolf @ Capuano – Capuano a bit risky though as he’s been mediocre lately.
Jackson @ Garza – Jackson’s move to STL hasn’t gone as well as expected but I’ll pitch him.
Kendrick @ Lannan
Bumgarner @ Lyles – Ditch Lyles even against Giants. 7 ER allowed in each of his last 2 starts.
Miley @ Beachy
Hensley @ Harang – Hensley intriguing if you’re feeling lucky, but more of an NL-only play.
Jimenez @ Porcello – Porcello not instilling a whole lot of confidence in me these days.
Pineda @ Shields – Sitting Pineda here is understandable but I haven’t jumped ship yet.
Lester @ Duffy
Nova @ Blackburn – Nova should rebound here.
Holland @ Floyd – Holland so unpredictable but six of his last eight starts have been strong. Floyd not trustworthy at this point.
Matusz @ TBD (LAA)
Perez @ Moscoso – Playing it safe and sitting Moscoso.
Gallardo @ Dickey – Dickey has earned the nod but if you’re running out of innings don’t waste them on this start.
Collmenter @ T. Hudson – Collmenter’s last two starts encouraging but the wheels could fall off again at any moment.
Leake @ McDonald – Great matchup for Leake…not the case for McDonald.
Halladay @ Wang – Remember when this was a battle between two AL East aces?
J. Sanchez @ Sosa – Sanchez questionable for this start.
Billingsley @ Millwood – This could get ugly for Billingsley.
An. Sanchez @ Luebke – Anibal surprisingly effective @COL. Now he gets rewarded.
Westbrook @ Lopez
Vargas @ Carmona – Fausto a PoD special!
Verlander @ Niemann
Bedard @ Wilson – Bedard not great since trade to BOS. I’m ditching him here in tough matchup.
Britton @ Pavano
Narveson @ Karstens (Gm 1)
Greinke @ Lincoln (Gm 2)
Saunders @ Detwiler – Saundo cannot be trusted in mixed leagues.
Gee @ Lee
Jurrjens @ Dempster
Eovaldi @ Carpenter
Myers @ Chacin – Disaster alert for HR prone Myers.