Baseball is still going, I thought it was over since football has started. Soccer that is. Yeah, I know American Soccer is unwatchable, so I get my binoculars out and peer across the pond. I am sure I am alone in my passion as not many people play fantasy baseball and love the EPL. Oh well, editorial over. So what do we have for you this week? Injured starters return only to be most likely banished back, pennant races getting interesting and I saw Pirahna 3-D, yikes. It’s like watching a spring break snuff film. Hmm, it actually sounds good when I put it that way. Well, enjoy the fantasy week that will be, as I am off to enjoy a case of High Life and a few games of Madden.
R.A. Dickey (Fla vs. Johnson) (Hou vs. Norris)
Makes playing like Dickey a positive. Low numbers everywhere. Would be top 10 in ERA if he qualified. Is the NL version of Jason Vargas statistically, if that’s a compliment.
Fausto Carmona (Oak vs. Gonzalez) (KC vs. Chen)
Cleveland is only one game under .500 post AS break. Yeah, I had to look that up.
Jeremy Guthrie (@ChW vs. Floyd) (@Ana vs. Santana)
Struggles against lefties with a .264 BAA. ERA a creep over a deuce in last 7 starts. Change of leagues and he is a 15 game winner.
Kyle Lohse (@ Pit vs. Maholm) (@Was vs. Lannan)
I keep thinking something is going to click with him, a la 2008. Starting to get re-stretched out, takes 3-4 starts before we realize he is recycling.
John Lannan (ChC vs. Zambrano) (StL vs. Lohse)
Lannan is hot. Wait, did I just say that? Yeah, I think I did. 2 ER or less in 4 starts. Still suffers from “letting to many guys get on base” disease.
Dave Bush (LA vs. Kuroda) (Pit vs. Ohlendorf)
One good start and one bad start, he is consistent. Consistently crappy. It sets up to be a bomb versus the Dodgers. I believe it was Dudley Dawson that said it best, “We’ve got Bush.”
Jason Hammel (Atl vs. Hudson) (LA vs. Kuroda)
My mom collects his figurines and she doesn’t even like baseball. ERA 2 runs lower at home. 6+ innings in 9 out of 10, and I love me some groundball 2 start pitchers.
Joe Blanton (Hou vs. Myers) (@Sd vs. Garland)
Hates the first inning when he has a 8.83 ERA, the rest of game 3.36. Should start Lidge and have Blanton get the last 24 out save.
Rich Harden (Min vs. Liriano) (Oak vs. Braden)
Gauze pads and some “ouchy” ointment will be needed. Is the walking baseball analogy: bike with no seat, Ferrari stuck in traffic. Okay, I’m done. Keep a medic on alert.
Bud Norris (@Phi vs. Hamels) (@ NyM vs. Dickey)
I told you. Kid is turning into a top 40 SP going into next year. I am occasionally right once and a while. Wish my arms were longer, I’m tired of patting my shoulder.