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PROJECTED TWO START PITCHERS THIS WEEK:

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Second

COMMENT

Jake Peavy

Dodgers

Giants

Two PETCO starts = Priceless

Brandon Webb

Rockies

Dodgers

Still underappreciated

Johan Santana

At Reds

At Marlins

Elbow problems quiet for now

Roy Halladay

Tigers

At Indians

The AL's best pitcher

C.C. Sabathia

At Orioles

At Royals

How will he handle Big Apple pressure cooker?

Francisco Liriano

Mariners

At White Sox

Will we ever see 2006 edition?

Roy Oswalt

Cubs

At Cardinals

Needs to win 17 again for 'Stros to contend

Josh Beckett

Rays

At Angels

Looking for a return to 2007 form

Cliff Lee

at Rangers

Blue Jays

Crummy spring (see below)

Feliz Hernandez

At Twins

At A's

Career 2.22 April ERA

Scott Kazmir

At Red Sox

At Orioles

Will he ever break out a la Beckett?

Derek Lowe

at Phils

At Nationals

Old Reliable makes Atlanta debut

Adam Wainwright

Pirates

Astros

Begins season as Cards ace

Ricky Nolasco

Nationals

Mets

Overhyped?

Brett Myers

Braves

at Rockies

4-0 in five career starts at Coors

 

 

 

 

Roll the Dice

Justin Verlander

at Blue Jays

Rangers

Strikeouts missing this spring

Gil Meche

at White Sox

at Yankees

Tough matchups

Joe Saunders

A's

Red Sox

Check status - Battling a dead arm

Carlos Zambrano

at Astros

at Brewers

How much does he have left?

Aaron Harang

Mets

Pirates

Can he regain dominating ways?

Mark Buehrle

at Royals

Twins

Decent matchups for veteran lefty

Hiroki Kuroda

at Padres

at D-Backs

Why Me? Faces Peavy then Webb

Jeremy Guthrie

Yanks

Rays

At least they're at home

Aaron Cook

At D-Backs

Phillies

Quietly grabbed 16 wins last year

 

 

 

 

This Could Get Ugly

Kevin Millwood

Indians

at Tigers

Lousy pitchers seldom improve with age

Paul Maholm

At Cardinals

At Reds

Run support will be minimal

John Lannan

At Marlins

At Braves

Multiple Maalox Moments

Dallas Braden

At Angels

Mariners

24 career starts, now tops A's rotation

 

PITCHER'S PARADISE
PETCO Park (Padres) 4 v LAD, 3 v SF
Dodger Stadium (Dodgers)
No Games
McAfee Coliseum (A's) 3 v Sea
HITTER'S HABITAT
Citizens Bank Ballpark (Phils) 3 v Atlanta
Great American Ballpark (Reds) 3 v NYM, 3 v Pitt
Coors Field (Rockies) 3 v Phil

 

GAINING ALTITUDE

Chase Utley (2B, PHIL)

Wasn't he supposed to be out until May?

Mike Napoli (C, LAA)

Virtual unknown no stranger to 20-HR power

Raul Ibanez (OF, PHIL)

Stacked lineup+hitter friendly park=100 RBI

Brad Ziegler (RP, OAK)

Submariner installed as A's closer

Huston Street (RP, COL)

Rockies closer while he stays healthy

Fernando Rodney (RP, DET)

Tigers closer for at least this week

Mike Fontenot (2B, CHIC)

New Cubs 2B: Decent bat in quality lineup

Emmanuel Burriss (2B, SF)

Speedster will start at second for Giants

James McDonald (SP, LAD)

Top Dodgers prospect fifth starter for now

Brad Penny (SP, BOS)

Named fifth starter but can he endure?

 

CRASH LANDING

Joe Mauer (C, MINN)

Bad back shows no signs of relenting

Scott Baker (SP, MINN)

Budding ace hits DL with bum shoulder

Joey Devine (RP, OAK)

Another DL candidate battles sore elbow

Brian Wilson (RP, SF)

Injured finger threatens availablility

Cliff Lee (SP, CLE)

How I spent my spring: 12.46 ERA

Brandon Lyon (RP, DET)

Tigers closer slot was his to lose and he sure did

Manuel Corpas (RP, COL)

He'll wait for pothole on oft-injured Street

Troy Glaus (3B, STL)

Out until when? Date keeps slipping (now July)

Ichiro Suzuki (OF, SEA)

Suffering from WBC fatigue, should be fine