Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, July 4-6
***NOTE: If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe to this blog by hitting the Follow button on the right panel. You will then get an e-mail as soon as each new post goes up.
CLICK HERE to listen to our latest podcasts (7/2 is most recent)
Bumgarner @ Strasburg – Excellent!
Karns @ Pineda – Karns very impressive of late.
Dickey @ Price – Dickey – Dickey 3 ER or less in each of his last six starts but this matchup scares me.
McHugh @ Buchholz – McHugh on a roll lately and Red Sox offense is no longer elite. Tough to bench Buchholz right now but this matchup is equally tough.
Tillman @ Samardzija – Tillman has been a mess this year but coming off strong outing and this matchup is ultra-favorable. Worth considering in deeper leagues.
Despaigne @ C. Martinez
King Felix @ Graveman – Graveman has a 1.93 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over his last six starts.
Co. Anderson @ Locke – Gotta go with Anderson following near perfecto.
Pelfrey @ Blanton
Correia @ Al. Wood
Cosart @ Roach
Nelson @ Smith – Nelson too unpredictable to trust right now.
Harvey @ Greinke – Highlight matchup of the weekend.
Santiago @ Wandy – Santiago very quietly putting together outstanding season.
Hale @ Corbin – Wait and see on Corbin.
E. Ramirez @ Nova – Erasmo a decent play in deeper leagues but this matchup isn’t ideal.
Estrada @ Verlander – The roller coaster ride continues for Estrada.
Jungmann @ Leake – Jungmann tempting but I’m not going to chance it in hitter’s park.
McCullers @ E. Rodriguez – Bench but don’t cut Rodriguez.
Hamels @ Miller
Salazar @ Cole
B. Norris @ Sale
Big Erv @ Duffy – Big Erv! Not so fast.
Kennedy @ Lynn – Kennedy has yet to get into a groove. At this point, I don’t know if he ever will this year.
Latos @ Hendricks – Latos has looked a lot better recently but I still don’t trust him in a 12-team mixed.
Montgomery @ Bassitt – Back-to-back shutouts for Montgomery. How could you bench him?
Matz @ Bolsinger – I’d pitch anyone against the Mets right now.
J. De La Rosa @ R. De La Rosa – Battle of the De La Rosa’s Part Deux!
Wilson @ Lewis – Lewis will always scare me.
Vogelsong @ Zimmermann
DeSclafani @ Fister – Sticking with Fister despite inconsistency.
Shields @ Burnett
Keuchel @ Carrasco
Lackey @ Lester – Lackey has bounced back nicely from early-June blowup at Coors.
Buehrle @ Sale – Favorable matchup for the red-hot Buehrle, though a win could be hard to come by.
Colome @ Volquez
Wisler @ Lohse – Need to see a bit more from Wisler.
W. Chen @ Hughes
Simon @ Iwakuma – Simon has gotten roughed up three straight times now.
O’Sullivan @ Frias – Frias warrants consideration in deep mixed/NL-only leagues though.
Niese @ Heston – Five straight quality starts for Niese. Heston a strong play with Mets offense being nonexistent these days.