Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, September 13-15
Greene @ M. Gonzalez – Gonzalez since All-Star break (8 starts): 5-2, 1.86 ERA.
Teheran @ Baker
Hellickson @ Dickey – I’m wary of Hellickson here. Pitch only if you’re chasing wins and strikeouts.
Salazar @ Lobstein – I’d rather be safe than sorry with Salazar.
Milone @ Carroll
R. De La Rosa @ Guthrie – Rubby too erratic lately to trust.
Feldman @ Weaver
Gray @ King Felix
Hand @ Kendrick – Marlins offense a lot less scary without Stanton, making Kendrick a viable deep mixed/NL-only play if you’re willing to take the risk.
Doubront @ Locke – Not a big fan of Locke but Cubs lineup is mediocre at best. If you’re really feeling lucky, Doubront is tempting.
Holmberg @ Gallardo
Fister @ Wheeler
Morales @ Miller – Great matchup for Miller, who has been much more consistent lately.
T. Ross @ C. Anderson – Gotta love the matchup for Anderson too.
Greinke @ Hudson
Archer @ Stroman
Bauer @ Verlander – Bauer always capable of dominating but I’d rather not chance it here. If you want to sit Verlander as well, I don’t have a problem with it.
May @ Noesi
Kelly @ Vargas – Vargas far from a slam dunk but the matchup is decent enough. Kelly an intriguing deep league option.
Minor @ Lewis
Keuchel @ Santiago – Santiago a little risky but I’m a big believer in him.
Lester @ Young – Young fading a bit lately but he’s 8-3 with a 2.35 ERA at home this year.
Kuroda @ Tillman
Zimmermann @ Niese
Koehler @ Buchanan – Taking a shot with Koehler. Buchanan is tempting too.
Turner @ Volquez – Volquez is still DTM.
Leake @ Garza – Leake has been solid for the most part but this matchup isn’t a favorable one.
Lyles @ Gonzales
Kershaw @ Petit – Not liking this matchup for Petit.
Despaigne @ Cahill – Despaigne is 1-5 with a 5.40 ERA on the road.
Stroman @ W. Chen – Chen very quietly turning in a fine season.
Capuano @ Colome
Danks @ Shields
Scherzer @ Swarzak
McAllister @ McHugh
Iwakuma @ Shoemaker
Strasburg @ Big Erv – Erv scuffling of late and Nats lineup is tough, so if you’re in ERA/WHIP protect mode, it’s fine to ditch him.
Cosart @ deGrom
Simon @ T. Wood – Simon coming off strong bounce back outing.
R. Hernandez @ Bergman
Vogelsong @ Miley – Miley awful on the road against these same Giants his last time out and he’s 2-7 with a 6.08 ERA at home. Vogelsong a toss-up.
Williams @ Cashner