Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, August 18-20
Lester @ Phelps – Lester too risky.
Oswalt @ Villanueva – Oswalt filling in for Dempster.
S. Johnson @ Porcello
Peavy @ B. Chen
Cobb @ Wilson
Kluber @ Colon – Bartolo’s been great at home and his post-All-Star break ERA is 2.93.
Diamond @ Vargas
Samardzija @ Cueto (Gm 1 of doubleheader) – Samardzija’s on a roll and he dominated the Reds in his only other start at Great American Ballpark this year.
Bedard @ Lynn – Bedard way too erratic to trust vs. top offense in NL.
Corbin @ Lyles
Niese @ Jackson
Harang @ Sheets – Braves’ lineup is solid, so I’d be hesitant to pitch Harang.
Hamels @ Fiers – Fiers got roughed up at Coors but I’ll give him another chance.
Raley @ TBD (CIN) (Gm 2 of doubleheader)
Eovaldi @ Chatwood
Zito @ Stults – I like the matchup for both.
Beckett @ Kuroda – Beckett is an automatic ditch until further notice.
W. Chen @ Fister – Is Chen up for the challenge? I think so.
Harrison@ Alvarez – Blue Jays are all of a sudden not a very scary offense.
Quintana @ Guthrie – Quintana’s last two starts have been very good.
Moore @ Greinke
Masterson @ Parker – Masterson’s been an enigma but you’ve got to like this matchup.
Deduno @ Beavan – Deduno has four quality starts in his last five outings and the Mariners can’t hit at Safeco. In deeper leagues, Beavan is worth a shot at home.
Volstad @ Latos
Billingsley @ Minor – Billingsley always a roll of the dice but he’s coming off a gem.
Hefner @ G. Gonzalez
Kennedy @ Galarraga
Kendrick @ Wolf
Karstens @ J. Garcia – Passing on Garcia in his first start back. Let him shake off the rust.
J. Johnson @ Pomeranz
Vogelsong @ Richard
F. Garcia @ Floyd – This could be a slugfest.
Smith @ Hellickson
M. Gonzalez @ Feldman – We like Gonzalez, but not this much.
Duensing @ McCarthy
Jimenez @ Millwood – You know you’re DTM when you’re getting ditched @SEA.
Hudson @ Zimmermann
Leake @ Halladay – Leake not a bad play in deeper leagues but he’s let me down a number of times this year.
White @ Dickey
Germano @ Rogers
Buehrle @ Saunders – Saundo put up a CG SHO vs. the Marlins back in April. He’s a sneaky pickup in deeper leagues.
Bumgarner @ Kershaw
Correia @ Volquez – I’m way too frustrated with Edinson to recommend him, even in a seemingly favorable matchup.