Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, April 7-9
MIKE’S PICKS (Bold = Pitch)
Morrow @ Jimenez
Beckett @ Fister
Hochevar @ Haren
Liriano @ Hunter – Not a fan of Hunter I’m ditching.
Kuroda @ Price
Peavy @ Holland – Peavy needs to be watched closely.
King Felix @ Colon
Gonzalez @ Garza – 411 man crush special!!!
Jurrjens @ Dickey – Yuk. Proceed at own risk. Could be 2-1 or 8-7.
Bumgarner @ D. Hudson – Very nice.
Wainwright @ Greinke – Very very nice.
Moyer @ Harrell – Wow, a guy we’ve known forever vs a guy nobody knows. Ditch.
Lee @ Karstens .
Nolasco @ Latos – Pitch on Latos. Nolasco is anyone’s guess.
Capuano @ Moseley – Blue plate special but I’d ditch and see if these guys can become grads. when match ups are right.
Buchholz @ Scherzer
Carreno @ Lowe – Um, no.
Hendriks @ Hammel – Um, no part 2.
Hughes @ Hellickson – Let’s see what ya got, Jeremy and Phil. Pitch both.
J. Sanchez @ Big Erv – Another 411 delight if Sanchez was in NL.
Floyd @ Harrison – Why not. Pitch both.
Minor @ Niese – Not bad here. Good young matchup.
Zambrano @ Arroyo – No idea what these guys have. I think Z is a sleeper but he still can walk the park. I’ll pass.
Worley @ McDonald
Nicasio @ Norris – Lots of K’s here.
Lynn @ Wolf – Nah but Lynn is interesting to keep eye on.
Zimmermann @ Samardzija – Pitch Zimm, monitor Samarz.
Harang @ Richard – NL West pitchers’ park special.
Cain @ Collmenter
Wilson @ Blackburn
Sale @ Tomlin
Nova @ Matusz – Pitch Nova, early test for Matusz but ditch.
Doubront @ Alvarez – Ditch both but monitor both.
Noesi @ Darvish – Yu gotta pitch! Too soon? Noesi a sleeper but not here.
Mendoza @ Milone
An. Sanchez @ Hamels
Zito @ Chacin
Marcum @ Volstad – Pitch Marcum. If Cory says pitch Volstad, I wouldn’t be surprised.
Westbrook @ Bailey – Pitch Bailey if you’re feeling him.
Jackson @ Pelfrey – E-Jack!!! Pitch. Pelf is scary. No telling.
Beachy @ Happ – A day at the Beachy. Ditch Happ.
***CORY SAYS: Agree with all but these four:
-Ditch Ubaldo on Saturday. Awful spring. Let’s wait and see.
-Pitch Capuano at San Diego on Saturday; their lineup is better but it’s still a great pitchers’ park and he doesn’t stink.
-Pitch Volstad on Sunday. Major sleeper this year for Masterson-esque breakout. You called it, Mike.
-Ditch Homer on Sunday, but monitor him. Gradual improvements over the past few years and still young enough for a breakout.
MIKE ON NEXT WEEK’S TWO-START PITCHERS
-Watch out on Bailey. If he struggles vs. STL, going into WAS may not be easiest task to save the week.
-Remember Kevin Correia last year? Starts out with @SD and @LAD. Wow. Just saying. I’m bidding on him in NL-only.
-Anibal Sanchez gets a start in Philly but then Houston at home so ride it out.
-Cahill gets @ SD which is great but then @COL. I’m nervous about that but it is early.
Rest are fairly obvious.