Pitch or Ditch for Friday-Sunday, July 6-8
J. Sanchez @ Smyly – Can’t trust Smyly right now.
Cobb @ Masterson – Masterson’s on a roll and has a 2.73 ERA at home.
Kuroda @ Beckett – Time for Hiroki to face the big boys!
Liriano @ Perez
Laffey @ Peavy
TBD (BAL) @ Wilson
Millwood @ Milone – Milone + Home = Pitch
Hudson @ Kendrick
Pomeranz @ Strasburg
Zito @ Bedard – One of the rare times I’ll pitch Zito. Feel free to sit Bedard but I’m giving him one last chance since it’s a favorable matchup.
Wood @ J. Santana – Going for it on Wood.
Gallardo @ Happ
Nolasco @ Westbrook – This could be 3-2 or 10-9. Pass.
Kershaw @ Collmenter
Arroyo @ K. Wells – Arroyo’s actually been better at home than on the road but this is a matchup you can’t pass up.
Hughes @ Morales (Gm 1 of doubleheader) – I like both but have a feeling that this game will be a slugfest. Playing it safe.
F. Garcia @ Doubront (Gm 2 of doubleheader) – See above, except for the part about liking both. Freddy isn’t even PoD material.
B. Chen @ Fister
Romero @ Floyd – First time I’m saying ditch on Romero all year. It seems so obvious to ditch him that he’ll probably throw a shutout!
Moore @ Jimenez – Close your eyes and hope for the best with Ubaldo. This guy is so aggravating.
De Vries @ Holland – Nice matchup awaiting Holland in his return from DL.
Hammel @ Weaver
Vargas @ Parker – Love em both.
Greinke @ Wandy
Francis @ Gonzalez
Vogelsong @ McDonald
Samardzija @ Gee – Samardzija’s been awful on the road (5.63 ERA) and got roughed up by the Mets once already this year. Ditch.
Zambrano @ Lohse – I don’t trust Big Z in tough matchups.
Hanson @ Blanton – Blanton’s hot but I’m not buying it.
Bailey @ Richard – PoD delight!
Billingsley @ Cahill – Billingsley a tough call but career numbers at Chase Field are pretty good: 7-2, 3.50 ERA.
Shields @ McAllister – I don’t have as much faith in McAllister as Cory does and TB offense is far from weak.
Teaford @ Scherzer
Cecil @ TBD (CWS)
W. Chen @ Haren – Never thought I’d be ditching Haren but he’s done nothing to earn back my confidence.
King Felix @ Colon – Colon not a bad option but M’s hit well on the road.
Blackburn @ Oswalt – Pitching Roy is risky but Twins’ lineup is a lot less scary than Tigers or White Sox.
Nova @ Lester – Who knows what will happen here but I’ll pitch both.
TBD (CHC) @ Niese
Guthrie @ Zimmermann
Jurrjens @ Worley – Jair has earned it.
Lincecum @ Burnett – Seriously, if Lincecum can’t pitch well here I give up!
Estrada @ Lyles – Estrada worth a shot vs. El Caballo-less Astros.
An. Sanchez @ Kelly
Cueto @ Ohlendorf
Capuano @ Bauer – Need to see something positive from Bauer before I can trot him out there again.