Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, September 29-October 1
Pettitte @ Romero
Moore @ Sale – Passing on Moore here. He’s really struggled of late.
Verlander @ Walters
Vargas @ Straily – Vargas’ home/road splits are drastic, but he’s had success against the A’s this year (2.36 ERA in five starts).
Big Erv @ Holland – Can’t pitch Erv @TEX, despite second half turnaround.
Doubront @ S. Johnson – Too late in the year to take chances on guys like Johnson.
Odorizzi @ Gomez
Leake @ McPherson – Nice matchup for Leake, who loves pitching on the road.
Keuchel @ Estrada – Giving Estrada a mulligan coming off disastrous outing @WAS.
Young @ Minor
Halladay @ Nolasco – Pitch Nolasco only if you’re chasing wins/strikeouts.
Zimmermann @ Lohse
Germano @ Cahill
Bumgarner @ Stults – Stults keeps getting it done.
Chatwood @ Blanton – Blanton pitching well lately and Rockies can’t hit on the road.
Hochevar @ McAllister
Hughes @ Alvarez – Hughes a little risky though.
Stewart @ Saunders – Saundo gave up 11 hits last time out. I’m ditching.
Price @ Liriano – Liriano too blowup-prone.
An. Sanchez @ Hendriks
Greinke @ Darvish
E. Ramirez @ Milone – Favorable matchup for Ramirez and Milone + Home = Pitch.
Hamels @ Eovaldi
Mejia @ Medlen
Cueto @ Wandy
Lyles @ Fiers – Fiers – Fiers mediocre lately but he’s still racking up plenty of K’s and he gets a favorable matchup here. This is a category-based decision.
Detwiler @ Lynn – Detwiler a toss-up but I’m hesitant to pitch him.
TBD (SF) @ Volquez – I still like Volquez at home.
De La Rosa @ Beckett – Great matchup for Beckett.
Rusin @ Collmenter
Santiago @ Kluber
Buchholz @ Sabathia – Playing it safe with Clay.
Vasquez @ Laffey
W. Chen @ Cobb – Chen has pitched well vs. TB this year. Cobb a quality option when he’s at home.
Porcello @ B. Chen
Perez @ Parker – Parker solid @TEX, so why expect anything different now that he’s at home?
Wilson @ King Felix
Kendrick @ Lannan – Kendrick was awful vs. Nats and now gets them again. No thanks.
Maholm @ Locke
Familia @ LeBlanc
Harrell @ Berken
Richard @ Marcum – Marcum seems to be back on track.
Arroyo @ J. Garcia – This could be 2-1 or 10-9. I’m a bit more confident in Garcia.
Pomeranz @ Miley – A home start vs. the Rockies should cure whatever is ailing Miley.
Cain @ Harang – Harang a borderline call.