The playoffs roar on. I am calling this week’s entry the De-Fib kit for your playoff hopes, the in case of emergency break glass list. Well how bad could it honestly be, if you’re still alive in the playoffs or are still trying to steal those last few points. It’s a better alternative than being out of the playoffs and looking forward to fantasy hockey. Shameless cross promotion is never a bad thing. The fringe benefits are awesome, as I received a signed picture of Dick Button and a glass of water with a note attached saying it was ice from the Montreal Forum. So continue the good fight as the playoffs continue on, comments or pitch or ditch questions are always welcome. Good luck. (Please keep in mind that pitchers and matchups change.)
ONE START OPTIONS:
Luke Hochevar vs. Min – Pavano
Wade Davis @ Bal – Guthrie
Chris Narveson vs. Col – Millwood
Randy Wells @ Cin – Bailey
Chris Capuano vs. Was – Milone
Jeff Locke @ LA vs. – Kuroda
Wade Miley @ SD – Stauffer
Derek Lowe vs. NYM – Batista
Philip Humber @ KC – Paulino
John Lannan vs. Fla – Sanchez
Brett Myers (Phi vs. Oswalt, @CHC vs. Dempster) Two consecutive 1 ER outings in a row, technically 3 if you count the one in relief. It’s Houston so you need to look on the brighter side when looking at stats. Man, that possible change to the AL can’t come fast enough.
Eric Surkamp (SD vs. Harang, @Col vs. Pomeranz) The Giants are the Krylon of baseball. If they score any runs pray for a rain shortened game. Back end of the rotation potential type for next year.
Dillon Gee (Was vs. Wang, @Atl vs. Beachy) The second most popular Dylan/Dillon in NY next to the candy bar. Which if you haven’t been is the diabetic purgatory. Faces Wang and at a Beachy — sounds like Sandy Hook.
Bruce Chen (Min vs. Hendriks, CHW vs. Peavy) Which Bruce shows up this week, the one that we make fun of or the one we get made fun of for using. My inner Bruce Chen is flying a kite and whistling “Magic” by the Cars. Spotty with a chance of bed wetting, is my professional fantasy scouting report of Chen.
Brad Lincoln (STL vs. Lohse, @LA vs. Eveland) In the playoffs see a penny pick it up, all the day your fantasy team may suck. Previous 6 inning shutout of the Cards helps his case, LA just plain sucking is the Mrs. Butterworth’s on top. Random unrelated fact of the day, Mrs. Butterworth’s first name, Joy. You’re welcome.
R.A. Dickey (Was vs. Detwiler, @Atl vs. Hudson) I am not ashamed to say that I like me some Dickey this week. Why is everyone laughing? Kanye likes the fish version, why can’t I like the baseball version?
Guillermo Moscoso (Ana vs. Williams, Det vs. Verlander) Billy the not so Nino. People everywhere prolly added him right after his last start. Good for them for being so astute and having zero real friends but 400 facebook friends.
Chris Volstad (@Atl vs. Beachy, @Was vs. Wang) Even in Norway he is barely usable. I want to root for him because he has some potential. He suffers from “one inning-itis”. Also visits Sandy Hook this week.
Joe Saunders (@LA vs. Billingsley, @SD vs. Harang) Anyone remember when he was crying about being traded out of Anaheim. I asked Justin Morneau if he remembered and he was too busy trying to velcro his shoes to comment.
Zach Britton (TB vs. Niemann, Ana vs. Pineiro) Throw the Yankees start out the window, because we wouldn’t have used him anyways. Has elite groundball pitcher stuff. Unfortunately hits can come via the groundball, that piece of genius brought to you by the World Wide Leader.