Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, August 23-25
Farmer @ Pino (Gm 1)
Verlander @ May (Gm 2) – Verlander was actually on a roll before his last start.
Carroll @ Kuroda – Kuroda coming off solid bounce back outing.
Hellickson @ Buehrle – Not trusting Hellickson in less than ideal matchup.
Young @ Workman – Workman a decent play in deeper leagues but I’m lukewarm on him for this one.
McHugh @ Salazar – Feel free to sit Salazar if you’re protecting your ratios.
Guthrie @ Tepesch
Wilson @ Lester – Wilson risky here but he seems to be figuring things out.
Norris @ Hendricks – Norris very quietly putting together an impressive season. Tough matchup for Hendricks but he’s been outstanding.
Lincecum @ Zimmermann
Wainwright @ Buchanan
Volquez @ Peralta
Big Erv @ Leake – Leake hasn’t been as sharp lately but he’s worth a shot here.
Koehler @ Lyles
Cashner @ Nuno – Not concerned about pitching Cashner in return outing.
deGrom @ Greinke – Ditto for deGrom.
Oberholtzer @ Bauer – Bauer has gone a month without posting two straight quality starts.
Sale @ Capuano – Capuano a serviceable AL-only/very deep mixed league option.
Archer @ Hutchison
Iwakuma @ Webster – Risk outweighs the reward for Webster.
Scherzer @ Gibson – Can’t trust Gibson against upper-tier lineups.
Vargas @ Mikolas – A little nervous about Vargas here but these aren’t your older brother’s Rangers.
Weaver @ Kazmir
Harang @ Simon – Harang unpredictable but Reds not a very good offense this year.
Vogelsong @ Strasburg – Vogelsong a true borderline call. Let the categories make your decision.
Masterson @ Williams
Worley @ Fiers – I’m back to not trusting Worley.
M. Gonzalez @ Wada – Gonzalez has been a popular PoD choice of mine all year. Not digging this matchup for Wada.
Colon @ Correia
Hand @ Bergman
Kennedy @ C. Anderson – Very favorable matchup for Anderson, who is looking for a rebound performance.
Pineda @ Shields
Odorizzi @ Tillman
Buchholz @ Happ
Samardzija @ Feldman
Cosart @ LeBlanc
Mikolas @ Elias
Roark @ Burnett – Burnett is a ditch until further notice. Don’t bother chasing K’s.
Lackey @ Liriano – Lackey getting his groove back.
Lohse @ Stults
Matzek @ Peavy – Peavy 3 ER or less in each of his last three starts and Rockies are a poor offense away from Coors.