Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, June 4-6
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Escobar @ Hammel
Guerra @ Hellickson – I’ll take a chance on Guerra here in favorable matchup.
Tropeano @ Locke – Not a real believer in either of these guys.
Stroman @ S. Wright – Playing it safe with Stroman in tough matchup.
Sale @ Pelfrey
Colon @ Nicolino – Nicolino has been inconsistent for awhile now.
Hill @ McHugh – McHugh has pitched to a 3.38 ERA with 26 strikeouts over his last three starts (21 1/3 IP).
Andriese @ Big Erv – Four quality starts in five tries for Andriese and Twins rank next to last in the AL in OPS and are tied for last in runs scored. Erv a bit risky but I’ll go for it.
Strasburg @ Straily – Straily has been impressive overall but this is a dangerous matchup.
Kennedy @ Tomlin – Tomlin beginning to fall back down to earth.
Nova @ T. Wilson – Wilson a decent play in deeper leagues though versus struggling Yankees offense.
Samardzija @ Wacha – Wacha’s last start was somewhat encouraging.
Karns @ M. Perez – Tough matchup for Karns though. Perez a viable PoD option going forward but Mariners offense is too hot.
Foltynewicz @ Kershaw
Bettis @ Cashner – I’ll try Cashner at home.
Quintana @ Verlander
Young @ Kluber – Not concerned about Kluber.
Harvey @ Fernandez – Is Harvey finally back?
Roark @ Moscot
Chacin @ Cole – Still wary of Chacin.
Peralta @ Nola
Sabathia @ Gausman – Not a good matchup for the resurgent Sabathia.
Estrada @ E. Rodriguez – Rodriguez was solid in his season debut.
Graveman @ McCullers – McCullers a toss-up due to high walk rate. Pitch only if you really need the K’s.
Smyly @ Duffey – Great opportunity for Smyly to bounce back.
Corbin @ Arrieta – Scary matchup for Corbin.
Iwakuma @ Holland – Holland a borderline call but I’ll pass in 12-team mixed leagues.
Wisler @ Kazmir – Gotta keep pitching Wisler.
Peavy @ C. Martinez
J. Gray @ Shields – Favorable matchup for Gray. Maybe I’m crazy pitching Shields coming off Tuesday’s meltdown but I’ll do it anyway.
Lester @ Morgan
Shoemaker @ Tanaka
Duffy @ M. Wright – Duffy more of a deep-league option for this start.
Matz @ Niese (PPD)
Happ @ Fulmer – Fulmer has been lights out over his last three starts.
Fiers @ Lewis – Lewis coming off strong bounceback performance.
Archer @ Ray – If you’d rather bench Archer, that’s fine too.
Bauer @ Paxton – Paxton clearly needs to shake off the rust.
Chatwood @ Bolsinger – Chatwood is 4-0 with a 0.53 ERA in five road starts this season.
W. Perez @ Friedrich