Pitch or Ditch for Tuesday, April 17
Liriano @ Sabathia – Don’t trust Liriano in this matchup
Niemann @ Romero
Lewis @ Lester
W. Chen @ Danks – Risk/reward on Danks
Smyly @ B. Chen
Ross @ Haren
Masterson @ Millwood
Wandy @ Gonzalez
Dempster @ Johnson
J. Santana @ Delgado – Gamble on Delgado in deeper leagues?
Billingsley @ Gallardo – Is Billingsley “for real”? This will help find out
Cueto @ Lohse – Cincy not scoring much these days so roll with Lohse for now
Bass @ Moyer
Karstens @ Kennedy
Blanton @ Bumgarner
-Blanton not a bad gamble if needy. Can’t believe I’m saying that but the matchup works.
-I was fairly impressed with W. Chen his last start, if he does well here he starts to get on radar.
-Niemann risky and against better judgment but I’ll trust CS here.
***ZACH SAYS “In deeper leagues, I’d roll the dice on Blanton. I picked him up in my NL-only for the two-start week as you can’t really get a more favorable pair of matchups than @SF and @SD. He’s a must-play in NL-onlys. In a 12-team mixed, I’m OK with sitting this one out and pitching him vs. the Pads if he does reasonably well on Tuesday. Not that I don’t like Niemann this year, but I’m not gambling on him @TOR. Too scary.”