Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, September 22-24
Blackley @ Nova – I like what I saw from Nova his last time out.
Tillman @ Cook – Tillman has been impressive but I’m not in love with this matchup.
Diamond @ Fister
Jimenez @ Smith
Morrow @ Moore – Moore scuffling of late but this is a very favorable matchup.
Quintana @ Haren – Quintana hasn’t posted back-to-back quality starts in over a month.
Harrison @ Beavan
Wainwright @ Wood
Peralta @ G. Gonzalez – Peralta not a bad gamble but this matchup scares me.
Buehrle @ Young – Young worth a look in deeper leagues though.
Fife @ Latos
Minor @ Halladay – Minor has a 2.28 ERA since the All-Star break.
Correia @ Keuchel – Correia an intriguing option in deeper leagues but the wheels could fall off at any moment.
Corbin @ Francis – Corbin on a decent run but in mixed leagues I’m not about to take the risk in Coors.
Werner @ Bumgarner
Griffin @ Kuroda – After getting rocked by the Tigers, Griffin cannot be trusted at Yankee Stadium.
Walters @ Scherzer
TBD (BAL) @ Doubront
Jenkins @ Cobb– Cobb’s 3.44 home ERA suggests that he probably deserves a chance vs. depleted Blue Jays’ lineup.
Huff @ Ordorizzi
Floyd @ Weaver – Floyd coming off his best outing in a long time but the Angels’ lineup is formidable.
Dempster @ Vargas – Vargas has dominated at home all year but he’s been inconsistent lately and these are the Rangers we’re talking about!
Nolasco @ Dickey – Seems like a great matchup for Nolasco but the Mets have had his number over the years. In 12-team mixed leagues, I’d avoid the roller-coaster ride.
Gallardo @ Wang
Hudson @ Lee
Burnett @ Lyles
Lohse @ Germano
Kennedy @ Chacin – Chacin showed progress in his latest start but I still need to see more from him.
Stults @ Lincecum – Stults hasn’t faded one bit.
Harang @ Bailey – I don’t like the matchup for Harang. Homer’s on a roll in September (2-0, 1.55 ERA).
Pettitte @ Hendriks
Romero @ W. Chen (Gm 1 of DH) – Chen: 3 ER or less in four of his last five starts.
Alvarez @ Saunders (Gm 2 of DH) – Saundo last four starts: 2.10 ERA, 1.01 WHIP.
Hochevar @ Verlander
Straily @ Holland – Straily coming off ugly outing vs. O’s.
McAllister @ Sale
Estrada @ Zimmermann – Estrada’s on fire.
McPherson @ Mejia
Lynn @ Harrell – Harrell’s been pretty good lately but I’ll take the conservative route this late in the season.
Cahill @ Chatwood – Cahill sports a 2.79 ERA in September and has pitched pretty well at Coors Field this season (1-0, 3.65 ERA in two starts).