Last week’s borderline starters post netted a 3.22 ERA if you started Justin Masterson, even though I said I wouldn’t start him unless your situation was dire. So if you didn’t start him, you had a 2.71 ERA from the guys I pointed out last week. You also had 47 Ks in 63 innings with 4 Wins. And Harrison Ford’s a quarter Jewish. Not too shabby. Anyway, here’s some borderline starters I might gamble on depending on your situation this week in fantasy baseball:
Monday, September 21st
Wade LeBlanc – He gets the Pirates. Do I have to say more? No, I really don’t.
Daniel McCutchen – If you throw LeBlanc and McCutchen, you can be the first person to ever watch 6 innings of a Padres/Pirate game.
Tuesday, September 22nd
Hiroki Kuroda – Hasn’t thrown a bad start in two months and gets the Nats. It’s percentages, ya’ll.
Zach Duke – In 20 innings this year, Duke has a 2.70 ERA vs. the Little Red Machine That Dusty’s Run Off The Tracks.
Trevor Cahill – Going against the A’s hasn’t worked out for me at all. So I’m sure going with them won’t either.
Wednesday, September 23rd
Jonathan Sanchez – Has a 1.71 ERA vs. the Diamondbacks. He Ks people, Diamondbacks like to swing. Do the math!
Thursday, September 24th
Homer Bailey – Borderline Starters aka Pitchers Going Against the Pirates.
Vicente Padilla – He wasn’t exactly lights out when I suggested him last week, but he gets the Nationals this time. Decent shot at a win, if nothing else.
Friday, September 25th
Bronson Arroyo – Has a 2.42 Post-All-Star Break ERA. Should’ve really been owned for the last three months.
Kevin Correia – Good for at least Ks vs. the Diamondbacks. Might squeeze out a Win.
Saturday, September 26th
Barry Zito – There’s absolutely no matchups I’d go near on 95% of my teams for Saturday the 26th. If I were really desperate, I’d try Zito, i.e., throw him at your own risk.
Sunday, September 27th
Ryan Rowland-Smith – Really, he should just be owned at this point.
Hiroki Kuroda – He gets the Pirates. BTW, why are the Nats and the Pirates playing the Dodgers at the end of September? Who did Alyssa Milano have to “talk” to to “work” that “out”?