Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, May 23-25
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N. Martinez @ Sabathia – Encouraged by Sabathia’s recent outings but this isn’t a great spot to use him.
Paxton @ Buehrle – Taking a chance on Paxton despite scary matchup.
DeSclafani @ Kluber – DeSclafani has been shaky lately. I’ll sit this one out.
Hamels @ Strasburg – Ultra-favorable matchup for the slumping Strasburg.
Harvey @ Burnett
McCullers @ Lobstein – Keep an eye on McCullers though.
May @ Sale
Fiers @ Miller – Fiers coming off back-to-back strong outings.
Graveman @ Karns
Heston @ Lyles
Wilson @ S. Wright
Lackey @ Duffy
N. Wright @ Haren
Kennedy @ Bolsinger – Sticking with Kennedy.
Arrieta @ R. De La Rosa
Cueto @ Bauer
Walker @ Ar. Sanchez – Bench but don’t cut Walker in deeper mixed leagues.
R. Hernandez @ An. Sanchez – Not concerned about Anibal.
M. Gonzalez @ Koehler – Gonzalez a toss-up but I do like this matchup.
Gray @ E. Ramirez
Santiago @ Miley – Tough challenge for Santiago but he’s been outstanding lately. Miley worth considering but he’s been a lot better on the road than at home.
Nelson @ Foltynewicz
Harang @ G. Gonzalez – Hard to sit Harang right now. Golden opportunity for Gio to get back on track.
Niese @ Liriano – Niese has been too erratic lately.
Gibson @ Quintana
Wacha @ Volquez – I’ll have to pitch Volquez sooner or later but not chancing it here.
Shields @ Frias – Frias getting it done.
Hudson @ Bettis – Hudson has poor career numbers at Coors.
Hammel @ Hellickson
Gallardo @ Capuano
Guthrie @ Eovaldi
Butler @ Marquis
S. Gonzalez @ Colon – Bartolo has struggled lately but Phils rank dead last in the Majors in runs scored and home runs.
Keuchel @ W. Chen – Chen very quietly having an outstanding season.
Lincecum @ Lohse – Tiny Tim still scares me but you have to respect the results.
Kelly @ Nolasco
Roark @ Wada
Greene @ Hahn – Greene pitching better lately but he’s too disaster-prone.
Klein @ Marcum
C. Anderson @ C. Martinez – Still a fan of Anderson but I’ll play it safe here.
Phelps @ Morton – Going for it with Phelps.
Noesi @ Hutchison
Elias @ Odorizzi – Elias 3 ER or less in each of his first five starts this season.
W. Perez @ B. Anderson – Anderson worth a shot.
Ross @ Weaver