Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, August 4-6
King Felix @ Kuroda
Romero @ Griffin – Romero’s last outing was encouraging but I still don’t trust him, even against the A’s.
Feldman @ Smith – Feldman more of an AL-only/very deep mixed league option.
Jimenez @ Fister
Big Erv @ Floyd – Floyd 2 ER or less in five of his last six starts. Dangerous vs. LAA but worth a shot if you’re the gambling type.
W. Chen @ Hellickson
De Vries@ Buchholz
Saunders @ Halladay
Buehrle @ Zimmermann – Not giving up on Buehrle after rough outing @ATL.
Harrell @ Maholm – Maholm has been lights out since the All-Star break.
McDonald @ Leake – Leake awful at home this year and is coming off a stinker.
Rogers @ Wainwright
Bumgarner @ Francis
Hefner @ Volquez – I have faith in Volquez when he’s at home.
Volstad @ Kershaw
TBD (CLE) @ Scherzer
Iwakuma @ F. Garcia
Blackburn @ Beckett – Losing patience with Beckett but this is a great matchup.
M. Gonzalez @ Price
Haren @ Liriano – Tough test for Liriano but I’ll roll the dice.
Holland @ Hochevar – Holland too inconsistent to trust in any matchup right now.
Laffey @ Milone – Milone coming off a rare poor home start but I still consider him to be an automatic pitch @OAK.
Bedard @ Bailey – Sticking with Bailey once more at home but if he struggles here I’m not pitching him at home for awhile. Disaster alert for Bedard.
Cahill @ Lee
Norris @ Medlen – Norris’ last two starts have been solid.
Nolasco @ Strasburg – Nolasco is DTM.
Lincecum @ Friedrich – Only pitch Lincecum if you have a comfortable lead in ERA/WHIP.
Harvey @ Marquis – Outstanding matchup for Harvey.
Germano @ Harang – Harang a decent play vs. lower-tier offense.
Estrada @ Lohse
Nova @ Verlander – Nova too inconsistent.
Vargas @ Tillman – Seven straight quality starts for Vargas.
Diamond @ McAllister – Pitch or Ditch special!
Darvish @ Cook – Yu struggling lately though.
Mendoza @ Peavy
Weaver @ Parker
Sheets @ Worley – I’m lukewarm on Worley for this start but if you have him you might as well pitch him.
Miley @ Burnett
Jackson @ Keuchel
Arroyo @ Gallardo – Arroyo a decent pickup in deeper leagues thanks to his outstanding road numbers but there is considerable risk here.
Cain @ Westbrook – Westbrook just doesn’t excite me.
Wood @ K. Wells – Three of Wood’s last four outings have been disastrous.
Pomeranz @ Capuano