Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, May 12-14
Williams @ Harrison – Williams has been impressive, but this is a terrible matchup.
Noesi @ Hughes – I’ll give Hughes a shot here.
Moore @ Matusz – Moore deserves a little more patience.
Tomlin @ Doubront – Keep an eye on Doubront going forward, but he’s too risky to pitch right now.
Hochevar @ Stults – Hochevar just can’t seem to find any sort of consistency.
Hutchison @ Walters
Fister @ McCarthy – Tough challenge for McCarthy in return to mound but at home I’ll throw him out there.
Volstad @ Marcum
Dickey @ Nolasco – Dickey 5-for-6 in quality starts.
Happ @ Morton – Happ always risky but I’ll use him for this matchup.
Volquez @ Halladay – Volquez always a candidate to implode but he’s been very solid.
Zimmermann @ Latos
Beachy @ Wainwright
Cain @ Cahill
Nicasio @ Harang – This could be 3-2 or 10-9. Either pitch both or ditch both. I’ll pitch.
Beavan @ Pettitte – Andy’s first start since October 2010…why not?
Masterson @ Bard – Masterson pitching OK of late but high BB rate will eventually come back to haunt him.
Shields @ Arrieta – Three of Arrieta’s last four starts have been ugly. Ditch!
Duffy @ Humber
Romero @ Diamond – I need to see more from Diamond before I can trust him vs. above average offense.
Verlander @ Parker
Weaver @ Feliz – Feliz back in my good graces.
Niese @ Zambrano
Jackson @ Arroyo
Wandy @ Burnett – A.J. bounced back big time in his last start.
Suppan @ Hamels
Samardzija @ Estrada
Hanson @ Lynn
Pomeranz @ Lilly – Haven’t lost faith in Pomeranz but I’m taking a break from him.
Zito @ Saunders – Saundo turning back into a pumpkin but I think he does well here.
Nova @ Hammel – Both are risky though.
Niemann @ Morrow – Not a great situation for Niemann but I’ll gamble.
Millwood @ Lester
B. Chen @ TBD (TEX)
Gomez @ Pavano – Pavano’s too hit or miss.
Smyly @ Danks – Smyly’s on a roll. Danks’ last start was encouraging.
Ross @ Haren
Dempster @ Westbrook – Westbrook bound to have a disaster outing, but I don’t think it happens here.
Suppan @ Detwiler – Detwiler the official 411 blue-plate special of the day.
An. Rodriguez @ Blanton – Still don’t fully trust Blanton. Astros’ lineup not so terrible after all.
Bailey @ Delgado
Gallardo @ Batista
Bedard @ An. Sanchez – Injured Bedard might not make this start.
Kennedy @ Kershaw
White @ Vogelsong