Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, August 31-September 2

MLB: Chicago Cubs at Oakland Athletics

ZACH’S PICKS

SATURDAY

Feldman @ Nova – Feldman not a bad play in deeper leagues but I just don’t have a whole lot of confidence in him.

Guthrie @ Dickey – Dickey’s been so unpredictable this year but he’s pitching fairly well of late.

Kazmir @ An. Sanchez

Danks @ Peavy – Danks has been solid but this is a bad matchup.

Saunders @ Keuchel

Pelfrey @ Garza

Cobb @ Gray – Gray coming off brutal outing but the overall results have been impressive.

Lee @ Rusin – Rusin 2 ER or less in each of his last four starts.

Wheeler @ Haren

Lynn @ Burnett

Williams @ Estrada – I think it’s fairly safe to use Estrada now.

Turner @ Minor – Turner’s been shaky after hot start.

Reynolds @ De La Rosa – DLR has been lights out at home (8-1, 2.58 ERA).

Vogelsong @ Cahill – Vogelsong close to regaining my trust but for now I’ll only pitch him at home.

Cashner @ Capuano – Capuano too hit or miss.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SUNDAY

W. Chen @ Hughes – Let’s not freak out after one bad start from Chen at Fenway.

Shields @ Happ

Salazar @ Verlander

Rienzo @ Doubront – Doubront has gotten back on track.

Iwakuma @ Oberholtzer

Correia @ Blackley

R. Hernandez @ Griffin – Not too confident in Griffin though.

Lyons @ TBD (PIT)

Wilson @ Lohse

Kendrick @ Arrieta

Ross @ Greinke – Not a good matchup for Ross. He’s purely a chasing K’s option.

Leake @ Nicasio – Leake is fading and it’s Coors. Nicasio very risky but I’ll roll the dice. His home ERA is almost two full runs lower than his road mark.

Zito @ Corbin

Eovaldi @ A. Wood – Wood’s on a roll.

Niese @ Ohlendorf – The same can be said for Niese. Ohlendorf a strong NL-only play and decent choice in deeper mixed leagues versus depleted Mets lineup.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MONDAY

Quintana @ Pettitte

Fister @ Lackey – Fister no longer an automatic start though, so if you want to sit this one out, that’s fine.

King Felix @ Duffy – Keep a close eye on Duffy.

Albers @ Clemens

Norris @ Masterson – Norris has been erratic of late and this is not a favorable matchup.

Holland @ Straily – I’ll throw Straily out there coming off strong showing @DET.

Archer @ Richards – Playing it safe on Richards, who got roughed up by Rays his last time out.

Matsuzaka @ Maholm – Despite ultra-favorable matchup, I just can’t trust Maholm.

Kelly @ Latos – Kelly warrants consideration in deeper leagues but the matchup is a little scary and his lack of K’s limits his upside.

Morton @ Gorzelanny – Morton is red hot.

Alvarez @ T. Wood

Petit @ Kennedy – Kennedy is officially DTM. Now watch him throw a gem!

Kershaw @ Bettis

Redmond @ McCarthy – Still not sold on McCarthy.

Strasburg @ Hamels

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