Pitch or Ditch for Thursday, May 7
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Pomeranz @ Nolasco – decent matchup but Pomeranz has not been impressive
Frias @ Fiers – exploit this matchup for Frias
Arrieta @ Lackey
Lobstein @ Quintana – Quintana has dominated his last two starts but Tigers crushed him before that
Kluber @ Volquez – hang with ‘em
Tillman @ Eovaldi – bad matchups with high blowup risk
DeSclafani @ Burnett
N. Martinez @ Archer
Despaigne @ R. De La Rosa – Rubby dodges Coors start thanks to the rain
McHugh @ Santiago
Haren @ Hudson – old dudes aren’t done yet!
***ZACH SAYS “I’ll ditch Despaigne. The matchup, in a hitter’s park, is concerning and he’s coming off a terrible performance in relief last Tuesday. I also don’t trust Rubby enough against a Padres team that leads the NL in runs scored. Agree on rest.”