Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, May 9-11

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David Phelps

ZACH’S PICKS

SATURDAY

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.

SUNDAY

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.

MONDAY

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

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