Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, August 2-4
Greene @ Webster
Vargas @ Lester – Nice matchup for Lester in his A’s debut.
Paxton @ M. Gonzalez – Gonzalez is hot and M’s rank second to last in AL in runs scored. Need to see a bit more from Paxton.
Mikolas @ House
Matzek @ Porcello
Pino @ Carroll
Dickey @ Oberholtzer – Favorable matchup for inconsistent Dickey.
Wilson @ Archer – Wilson was struggling mightily prior to DL trip but I’ll chance it.
Burnett @ Zimmermann – A.J. a bit risky though.
Peavy @ deGrom – Now back in NL, I’m expecting better results from Peavy.
Bailey @ Eovaldi – Eovaldi turning back into a pumpkin.
Nelson @ Masterson – I’ll give Nelson a shot. Taking a wait and see approach with Masterson.
Worley @ C. Anderson – Still wary of Worley.
Big Erv @ Kennedy
Wada @ Ryu
Darvish @ Bauer
J. De La Rosa @ An. Sanchez
Iwakuma @ Tillman – Tillman 3 ER or less in each of his last ten starts.
Weaver @ Odorizzi
Gibson @ Quintana
Stroman @ Feldman – Stroman’s last three starts: 0.43 ERA, 0.71 WHIP.
Shields @ Kazmir
Phelps @ Buchholz – Not trusting either.
Bumgarner @ Colon
Leake @ Alvarez – Leake coming off dominant outing vs. ARI.
Hamels @ Strasburg – Must watch TV!
Lohse @ Lynn
Jackson @ Beckett – Beckett still needs to shake off the rust.
Harang @ T. Ross – Tasty matchup for Harang.
Liriano @ Cahill – Liriano still scares me but can’t argue with the recent results.
Scherzer @ McCarthy – Not a fan of this matchup for McCarthy.
Simon @ Kluber
Martinez @ Noesi
Cobb @ Samardzija
Hudson @ Gee – Call me crazy but I’m sticking with Gee.
Gausman @ Roark – Cautiously optimistic about Gausman in not so great matchup.
Richards @ Greinke