Pitch or Ditch for Tuesday, September 15
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Hammel @ Cole (Gm 1)
Lester @ Happ (Gm 2) – Not sure I trust Happ but tough to ditch a 1.79 ERA and 42-7 K-BB in 40.1 IP.
Kelly @ Jimenez – Kelly’s won 8 straight starts! Go figure.
Strasburg @ Buchanan
Medlen @ Tomlin
Koehler @ deGrom
Warren @ Odorizzi – Not sure if Warren is stretched out enough yet, but he’s good enough to try, depending on the categories.
Buehrle @ Teheran – Tough matchup but Teheran has been awesome at home.
McHugh @ Holland
Simon @ Hughes
Brooks @ Samardzija – This just hasn’t been the Shark’s year.
C. Martinez @ Pena – C-Mart appears to be out of gas (4.24 second half ERA).
T. Ross @ Chacin
Rusin @ B. Anderson
Tropeano @ King Felix
Lamb @ Heston – Heston only 1 QS in his last 7 starts.
***ZACH SAYS “I tend to be more conservative with starting pitchers as the season winds down since there is less time to recover from disaster outings, so I’m ditching Kelly and Teheran. I still don’t trust Kelly and he hasn’t fared too well against the Orioles this year (6.75 ERA, 1.71 WHIP). As for Teheran, I’m not pitching any non-ace against the Blue Jays. Period. Agree on rest.”