Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, August 17-19

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers

CORY’S PICKS

SATURDAY

Kuroda @ Lackey

Bettis @ Norris

W. Davis @ Fister

Sale @ Albers

Happ @ R. Hernandez

King Felix @ Perez

Keuchel @ Richards – Richards 7 runs in 26.0 IP in last 4 starts

Jimenez @ Straily

Cahill @ Locke – wait and see on Cahill

Kelly @ Jackson

Kershaw @ Kendrick

Cain @ Alvarez – Alvarez 2.43 ERA in his last 5 starts

Latos @ Gallardo – wait and see on Gallardo

Strasburg @ Minor

Mejia @ Volquez

                                                                                                                                                SUNDAY

B. Chen @ Scherzer – hot as he may be, he’s still Bruce Chen

Chacin @ Feldman – Chacin has a 1.87 ERA on the road

Redmond @ Archer – Redmond has K potential but too HR-prone

Santiago @ Deduno

E. Ramirez @ Darvish – Erasmo has K potential but too HR-prone

Oberholtzer @ Vargas

Kazmir @ Colon – not quitting on Bartolo after only 2 bad starts

Sabathia @ Dempster

Bumgarner @ Koehler

Nolasco @ Hamels

G. Gonzalez @ Teheran

Miley @ Morton

Bailey @ W. Peralta – tough draw for Peralta but he’s en fuego

Wainwright @ T. Wood

Harvey @ Stults – Stults has a 2.37 ERA at home

                                                                                                                                               MONDAY

Gee @ Gibson – Gee has a 2.46 ERA over his last 14 starts… wow!

Price @ M. Gonzalez

Harrell @ Garza

McAllister @ Weaver

Harang @ Parker

Manship @ Martin

Delgado @ Arroyo – I don’t trust Delgado yet in tough road starts

Ryu @ Fernandez

Zimmermann @ Samardzija

S. Miller @ Estrada – Estrada was impressive vs. Texas but Cards kill fly-ball pitchers

Lester @ Lincecum

Liriano @ Cashner

                                                                                                                                                ***ZACH SAYS “I think I’d give Albers, he of the 17 1/3 scoreless innings, a shot on Saturday vs. a White Sox offense that ranks dead last in the AL in runs scored. Ditch on the erratic Kazmir for Sunday. Two of his last three starts have been poor and the A’s can hit. Agree on rest.”

5 Comments

I’d say pitch on Albers. I am a Tribe fan, and I saw that game, the kid can’t strikeout too many batters, but he can sure eat up innings.

And why ditch on Arroyo, who’s pitching great, and at home vs the weak Arizona offense?

Yeah, I’d actually pitch on Arroyo. I guess I’m more of a believer in Bronson than Cory, but it’s true that he could blow up at any moment, which always makes him somewhat risky.

Zach

gaudin or pick up arrietta?

I do think that Arrieta’s resurgence is for real but would still feel a bit more comfortable with Gaudin, despite his recent blowup @MIA. This could change though with one more poor outing.

Zach

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