Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, June 4-6

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Marlins Rays Baseball

ZACH’S PICKS

SATURDAY

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.

SUNDAY

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.

MONDAY

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

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