Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, August 27-29
This should be a pretty interesting weekend here on the East Coast with Hurricane Irene wreaking havoc on the baseball schedule. Part of today’s show dealt with how daily league owners should manage their rosters in light of all the postponements, and all I can say to you weekly leaguers is “Sorry.” Simply put, there’s nothing you can do. And one word of advice to those of you expecting to be hit by the storm: set your lineups for the entire weekend as soon as you can as there’s a chance you can be left without internet connection for a period of time.
Well, here’s Pitch or Ditch for the weekend. Keep in mind that this list of probable starters is very much subject to change.
***NOTE: The Mets/Braves games scheduled for Saturday and Sunday have both been postponed due to Hurricane Irene.
Moscoso @ Lester (Gm 1)
TBD (OAK) @ Bedard (Gm 2)
Nova @ Matusz (Gm 1)
F. Garcia @ Britton (Gm 2)
Niemann @ Perez – Tough matchup for Niemann but he’s earned the nod.
Verlander @ Pavano – I don’t see much upside in pitching Pavano here.
Duffy @ Carmona – Duffy cannot be trusted in mixed leagues.
Pineiro @ Wilson
Danks @ Pineda – Pineda no longer a must-start but home ERA is 2.86
An. Sanchez @ Halladay (Gm 1) – Playing it safe and passing on Anibal.
TBD (FLA) @ Lee (Gm 2)
Jurrjens @ Dickey – Dickey on a nice roll.
Millwood @ Billingsley – Billingsley maddeningly inconsistent but he’s been excellent at home.
Karstens @ Carpenter
Dempster @ Gallardo – Dempster working on six straight quality starts.
Detwiler @ Leake – Detwiler strictly an NL-only play for this unfavorable matchup.
Harang @ Saunders – This could be 10-9 or 3-2…I’ll say either pitch both or ditch both.
Myers @ TBD (SF) – Myers should rebound from Coors Field pounding.
Chen @ Masterson – Chen a decent gamble in deeper leagues if you have innings to spare.
Price @ Morrow
Colon @ Simon – Colon not the same pitcher he was in first half.
Penny @ Duensing – Nice matchup for Penny.
Floyd @ Vargas – Vargas fading. I don’t trust him.
Weaver @ Lewis
Minor @ Gee – I’ll give Minor a shot…love the K’s!
Zimmermann @ Cueto
Coleman @ Greinke
Lincoln @ Lohse – Not a fan of Lohse, but it’s the Pirates.
Norris @ Cain
Chacin @ Eovaldi
Luebke @ Kennedy
Hochevar @ Scherzer
Sabathia @ Guthrie
McCarthy @ Huff – Taking a chance on McCarthy.
Davis @ Romero – I don’t trust Davis quite enough to pitch him here.
Slowey @ Buehrle
Big Erv @ Beavan – Strangely enough, Beavan has fared better on the road (3.00 ERA) than at home (5.12 ERA).
Vazquez @ Pelfrey (Gm 1)
Volstad @ TBD (NYM ) (Gm 2)
Hamels @ Bailey
Ohlendorf @ Wandy
White @ D. Hudson
Latos @ Kershaw
Wells @ Lincecum – Wells decent in August (3-0 4.26 ERA 1.07 WHIP).