Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, June 13-15

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Jimmy Nelson

ZACH’S PICKS

SATURDAY

Dickey @ Buchholz – Not chancing it with Buchholz in scary matchup.

Pelfrey @ Lewis – Lewis coming off two straight quality starts and he’s 2-0 with a 3.34 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in five home starts this season.

O’Sullivan @ G. Cole

Carrasco @ Verlander – Sticking with Carrasco despite poor showing earlier this week. Taking a wait and see approach with Verlander.

J. Ross @ Nelson – Nelson bounced back nicely in his last start and Nats lineup has struggled of late.

Montgomery @ McHugh – Montgomery worth considering in deep mixed/AL-only formats.

Miller @ Gee

Guthrie @ Lyons

Hale @ Latos – Latos cannot be trusted right now.

Samardzija @ Archer – Not giving up on Shark.

Sabathia @ B. Norris

Leake @ Hendricks – Leake was very fortunate to escape with only 2 ER his last time out. Hendricks a toss-up but I’ll play it safe.

Collmenter @ Vogelsong – Collmenter has been maddeningly inconsistent this year.

Graveman @ Wilson – Graveman pitching well of late but the Angels had their way with him back in April.

Greinke @ Kennedy – Your guess is as good as mine regarding Kennedy but this is a tough matchup.

SUNDAY

Kluber @ Simon – Simon still makes me nervous but you can’t argue with the results.

Foltynewicz @ deGrom – Folty over his last two starts: 11 1/3 IP, 20 H, 9 ER.

J. De La Rosa @ Haren

Sale @ Karns – Karns hasn’t been great recently but the White Sox rank 28th in the Majors in runs scored.

Warren @ M. Wright – Warren has strung together five straight quality starts but the O’s offense is dangerous at hime. Pitch only in very deep mixed/AL-only formats.

Estrada @ E. Rodriguez – Rodriguez should be started regardless of the matchup.

Hamels @ Burnett

Scherzer @ Jungmann

Elias @ McCullers – Challenging matchup for Elias but he’s been on a roll.

Vargas @ Lackey – Lackey coming off disaster outing at Coors but I expect him to get back on track here at home.

Hughes @ N. Martinez – Hughes too inconsistent to trust in Texas.

Gray @ Shoemaker – Shoemaker seems to have turned the corner.

R. De La Rosa @ Heston – Still not a big believer in Heston but how could you not pitch him coming off no-no?

Bolsinger @ Shields – Bolsinger has been stellar.

DeSclafani @ Lester – DeSclafani somewhat risky but he’s pitched exceptionally well against the Cubs this year (0.75 ERA).

MONDAY

W. Perez @ Porcello – Perez not too far off the mixed league radar but this isn’t the place to pitch him.

Harang @ W. Chen – Chen is an excellent play here.

Rodon @ Liriano – Rodon continues to impress.

Moscot @ An. Sanchez – Anibal finally showing some positive signs.

Buehrle @ Syndergaard

Tanaka @ Koehler

G. Gonzalez @ E. Ramirez – Taking a chance on Ramirez.

Frias @ Gallardo – Gallardo is on a roll, so I’ll pitch despite tough matchup.

Bauer @ Arrieta – Sticking with Bauer.

Volquez @ Lohse

Bettis @ Keuchel

May @ Lackey – Gotta give May credit but I don’t like this matchup.

Ray @ Weaver – The upside with Weaver isn’t enough to warrant the risk.

Hahn @ T. Ross – I’ll pitch Hahn at Petco.

Walker @ Hudson – Hudson is a nearly automatic pitch at home.

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