Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, May 28-30
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Porcello @ Stroman
Rodon @ Ventura – I’m encouraged by what I’ve seen from Rodon over his last two starts. Ventura cannot be trusted in mixed leagues for the time being.
Eickhoff @ Hendricks – Eickhoff a little risky though.
Boyd @ Hahn – Hahn worth monitoring.
Jimenez @ Salazar
Simon @ Ch. Anderson – Anderson has been very inconsistent this year.
Chen @ Blair
Pineda @ Moore – Both make me too nervous.
Bumgarner @ Rusin
Maeda @ Syndergaard – I’ll take a chance on the slumping Maeda here.
Nicasio @ Darvish – Darvish will be on pitch count but you might as well trot him out there.
Wainwright @ G. Gonzalez – Wainwright pitching just well enough to hang onto mixed league starter status.
Keuchel @ Weaver – Finally taking a break from Keuchel.
Hughes @ Miley – Miley a decent option in deeper formats.
Vargas @ Greinke – Playing it safe with Vargas in hitter-friendly park.
Price @ Dickey
Tillman @ Clevinger
Eovaldi @ Odorizzi – Eovaldi is on a roll.
Wacha @ Strasburg – Wacha a toss-up but he’s been terrible lately and this is a tough matchup.
Finnegan @ Nelson – Finnegan has been so-so this season and Brewers rank 5th in NL in OPS at home.
Latos @ Volquez
Velasquez @ Lackey
Liriano @ M. Perez – Both are a bit too risky in this matchup.
Fister @ Tropeano
Pelfrey @ Hill
Nolasco @ Walker
Pomeranz @ TBD (ARI)
Cueto @ Butler
Koehler @ Teheran – Koehler not a bad play here in deeper leagues.
Kershaw @ Colon
Sale @ Harvey – Tough to pitch Harvey at this point.
Samardzija @ Foltynewicz – Not a great matchup for Foltynewicz.
S. Wright @ T. Wilson
C. Martinez @ Guerra – Guerra should be owned in most deep mixed leagues by now but pitching him here is asking for trouble.
Big Erv @ Graveman – I like this matchup for Erv.
TBD (CIN) @ Bettis
McHugh @ R. De La Rosa – De La Rosa is tempting but there’s just too much downside involved here.
Cashner @ Karns – Cashner has some more rust to shake off.
Wood @ Hammel
Lewis @ Tomlin – Hard to trust Lewis in less than favorable matchup. Still not sold on Tomlin but Rangers rank 13th in AL in both runs scored and OPS on the road.
Roark @ Hellickson – Hellickson has been very impressive but I’ll sit this one out.
Nova @ Estrada
Locke @ Nicolino
Andriese @ Kennedy – I’ll pitch Andriese versus Royals team that ranks next to last in AL in runs scored.
Verlander @ Chacin