Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, May 9-11
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W. Chen @ Whitley – Tough matchup for Chen, but just as tough to bench him right now.
Kelly @ Hutchison
Guthrie @ An. Sanchez
Teheran @ Fister
Hughes @ B. Chen – Passing on inconsistent Hughes versus potent KC lineup.
Detwiler @ Odorizzi
Niese @ Harang – I’ll trot out both.
C. Martinez @ Worley – Expecting a bounce-back performance from Martinez.
Cueto @ Rodon – I’m going for it with Rodon, though waiting one start isn’t a bad idea.
T. Wood @ Lohse – Not a big believer in Wood while Lohse has managed only one quality start in six tries.
Kershaw @ J. De La Rosa
Ross @ C. Anderson – Taking a chance on Chase coming off impressive outing versus the Dodgers.
Keuchel @ Shoemaker
Phelps @ Bumgarner – Phelps has a 1.86 ERA over his last three starts.
Hahn @ Happ – Both are decent options in deep mixed/AL-only formats but I just don’t like these matchups.
B. Norris @ Pineda – Norris a bit too unpredictable for my liking.
Buchholz @ Dickey – Buchholz way too unpredictable for my liking. Playing it safe with Dickey in tough matchup.
May @ Salazar – Key stat for Salazar: 37-to-5 K/BB ratio. Keep an eye on May.
Wandy @ Smyly – Smyly has been outstanding over his last two starts.
Al. Wood @ Zimmermann
Gee @ Billingsley – Gee has a 1.83 ERA over his last three starts and this matchup is favorable.
Lyons @ Locke
Lorenzen @ Danks – Not a very favorable venue for Lorenzen but White Sox rank second to last in the Majors in runs scored.
Hendricks @ Garza – I haven’t given up on either but it’s hard to trust them at this point.
Feldman @ Richards
Latos @ Vogelsong – Latos has been solid lately.
Chavez @ King Felix – Chavez a little risky but I’ll roll the dice.
Greinke @ Kendrick
Cashner @ TBD (ARI)
Vargas @ Greene – Raise your hand if you trust Greene at this point. I didn’t think so.
S. Miller @ Leake – Leake continues to get it done.
Estrada @ Jimenez
Cole @ Williams
Sabathia @ Colome – Colome has earned it.
Samardzija @ Peralta – Peralta 2 ER or less in each of his last three outings and the matchup is right.
Duffy @ Lewis – Duffy has been too erratic and I remain skeptical on Lewis.
deGrom @ Lester
Scherzer @ Collmenter – Giving Collmenter a mulligan for his shaky Coors Field outing.
Porcello @ Kazmir – Porcello over his last two starts: 2-0, 0.64 ERA, 0.86 WHIP.
Koehler @ Greinke