Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, August 25-27
McCarthy @ Hellickson
Duensing @ Dempster – Nice matchup for Dempster.
Morrow @ W. Chen – I think I’d play it safe and sit Morrow in his first start back.
Kuroda @ Masterson
Haren @ Smyly – Two straight awful performances by Haren…I’m ditching.
Guthrie @ Beckett – Guthrie has terrible career numbers at Fenway and Beckett cannot be trusted vs. anyone.
Beavan @ Quintana – M’s offense is solid on the road but Quintana is hot.
White @ Raley
TBD (HOU) @ Dickey
J. Garcia @ Leake – Tough matchup for both, and Garcia’s been a lot better at home than on the road this year.
Minor @ Bumgarner – Minor’s back on track.
G. Gonzalez @ Halladay
Marcum @ Karstens – I like the matchup for Marcum, though I’d understand if you would prefer to ditch him in his return from the DL.
Richard @ Kennedy – Too dangerous of a road matchup for Richard.
Johnson @ Kershaw
F. Garcia @ Jimenez – I just don’t trust The Chief.
Big Erv @ Scherzer – Not liking this matchup for Erv.
Romero @ M. Gonzalez – I’ll give Gonzalez a shot.
Smith @ Cook
Millwood @ Floyd
De Vries @ Feldman – Feldman a worthy gamble in deeper leagues.
Wainwright @ Bailey – Homer cannot be trusted at home.
Harrell @ Hefner – Harrell’s matchup is a favorable one.
Zimmermann @ Lee
Rogers @ Bedard – Bedard’s a mess right now.
Chacin @ Volstad – Chacin’s matchup is favorable enough to give him a try.
Buehrle @ Harang
Volquez @ Saunders – Both are high risk/medium reward.
Hudson @ Lincecum
Hochevar @ Buchholz – Not a good spot for Hochevar.
Liriano @ Tillman – Liriano deserves the nod. Tillman’s a decent deeper league flier.
Anderson @ R. Hernandez
Laffey @ Phelps
Price @ Holland – Holland’s a real toss-up. Pitch if you’re chasing wins and K’s.
King Felix @ Hendriks
Lohse @ Burnett
Estrada @ Germano – Great matchup for Estrada.
Blanton @ Francis – Disaster alert for Blanton.
Arroyo @ Miley – Arroyo’s risky but he’s been excellent on the road this year.
Maholm @ Marquis