Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, August 2-4

MLB: Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins

ZACH’S PICKS

SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

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.

MONDAY

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

 

5 Comments

Zach,

I have McCutchen, and Polanco , but noticed Travis Snider is playing better over the last ten games. Is he worth a roster spot? I just don’t like having to many players from the same team. With Spinger in DL and Heyward day to day this is killing my numbers. My other OF’s are Trout, Gomez, and Span.

Other option is to drop one of my three catchers. I have Santana, Perez, and McCann.

I’m not sure if I should be riding this cold stretch or make a move.
Herman

Pass on Snider. He’s not worth a pickup in a mixed league.

Zach

The Orioles are not scoring runs at home, Paxton is gtg.

You push Smyly on your readers all season, yet are wary of Worley? Interesting.

Masterson also is usable this weekend, more so than Nelson.

Nelson is definitely borderline but I’d lean towards yes. Getting traded to the NL certainly helps Masterson, but there’s no way I’m starting him coming off a three-week layoff and considering the inconsistent results he’s delivered up until this point. (BTW, late word is that he might not even make this start following the Lackey addition).

And for the record, I’m not quite as high on Smyly as Cory is and I’m simply not a fan of Worley (not a lot of K’s and limited sample size).

Zach

Michae; Bourn is a free agent in my league and should be going to a rehab assignment real soon, my OF consist of Mike Trout, Matt Holliday, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran and Austin Jackson (BN). Is it worth picking him up and dropping one of my OFs or even one of my other bench players (Casey McGehee, Chase Headley, Jedd Gyorko). This is how my team looks as of now on a H2H, 14 teams leagues;

Devin Mesoraco Cin – C
Víctor Martínez Det – 1B
Dustin Pedroia Bos – 2B
Evan Longoria TB – 3B
Starlin Castro ChC – SS
Chase Headley NYY – 3B
Mike Trout LAA – OF
Carlos Beltrán NYY – OF
Brett Gardner NYY – OF
Matt Holliday StL – OF
Jonathan Lucroy Mil – C,1B
Casey McGehee Mia – 1B,3B
Austin Jackson Sea – OF
Jedd Gyorko SD – 2B,3B

John Lackey StL – SP
Brandon McCarthy NYY – SP
Jordan Zimmermann Was – SP
Ian Kennedy SD – SP
Francisco Rodríguez Mil – RP
Huston Street LAA – RP
Joaquín Benoit SD – RP
Dellin Betances NYY – RP
Danny Salazar Cle – SP
Justin Masterson StL – SP
Vance Worley Pit – SP
Masahiro Tanaka NYY – SP Disabled List
Matt Lindstrom CWS – RP Disabled List

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