Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, July 14-16
Williams @ F. Garcia
Jimenez @ Laffey – Not risking it with Ubaldo.
Scherzer @ W. Chen – Playing it safe and ditching Chen, though I haven’t given up on him.
Buchholz @ Price – Clay is a toss-up but I’m just not a fan of the guy.
Peavy @ Hochevar
Milone @ De Vries – Taking a chance on Milone even though he’s on the road.
Darvish @ King Felix
Saunders @ Dempster – Dempster was solid in his return from the DL.
Dickey @ Hanson
Lynn @ Leake – Leake not a bad option in deeper formats despite the tough matchup.
Correia @ Estrada – Pirates’ lineup still worth picking on.
G. Gonzalez @ Buehrle
Worley @ Guthrie – Worley hasn’t been overly sharp of late. I’ll ditch him at Coors.
Wandy @ Lincecum – Tiny Tim is a ditch until further notice.
Volquez @ Harang – Edinson has allowed a combined 2 ER over his last three starts spanning 19 2/3 innings.
Weaver @ Nova – Ivan is on a roll.
Lowe @ Villanueva – I can’t get too caught up in Villanueva over two starts.
Verlander @ Tillman
Beckett @ Shields
Sale @ Mendoza
Parker @ Duensing
Harrison @ Iwakuma
Strasburg @ Nolasco – Nolasco has looked pretty good of late.
J. Santana @ Sheets – Sheets definitely worth monitoring but I’m not about to pitch him for his first start in a long, long time.
Burnett @ Gallardo
Cahill @ Garza
Hamels @ Pomeranz
Harrell @ Cain – Giants’ lineup not the pushover they once were and Harrell came back down to earth his last time out.
Marquis @ Billingsley
Westbrook @ Cueto – I’m still very wary of Westbrook. Too blowup prone.
Big Erv @ TBD (DET) – Much like Lincecum, Erv is a ditch until further notice.
Alvarez @ Hughes – Alvarez is high risk, medium reward.
Floyd @ Cook
McAllister @ Cobb – I’ll roll the dice on McAllister. Cobb strictly an AL-only play.
M. Gonzalez @ Diamond – Diamond is hot!
Vargas @ J. Sanchez – Vargas has gotten back on track since disaster outing @ARI.
TBD (ARI) @ Arroyo – Hard to sit Bronson right now.
Jackson @ Zambrano – I’ll take a chance on Big Z.
Lohse @ TBD (MIL)
Karstens @ Francis
Norris @ TBD (SD)
TBD (PHI) @ Capuano