Projected Two Start Pitchers for this Week.
Written by Jonathan Leshanski
Published: 29 June 2008
John Danks (CHA) CLE, OAK
Armando Galarraga (DET) @MIN, @SEA
Roy Halladay (TOR) @SEA, @LAA
Rich Harden (OAK) @LAA, @CHA
John Maine (NYN) @STL, @PHI
Roy Oswalt (HOU) LAD, @ATL
Nate Robertson (DET) @MIN, @SEA - 3-0, 2.92 in last 4 starts.
James Shields (TB) BOS, KC
Edinson Volquez (CIN) PIT, WAS
You Make the Call:
Matt Cain (SF) CHN, LAN
Joba Chamberlain (NYA) TEX, BOS
Zach Duke (PIT) @CIN, @MIL
Scott Feldman (TEX) @NYA, @BAL - Could be a rough ride this week.
Gavin Floyd (CHA) CLE, OAK
Jon Garland (LAA) OAK, TOR
Zack Greinke (KC) @BAL, @TB
Randy Johnson (ARI) MIL, SD - Inconsistent.
Clayton Kershaw (LAN) @HOU, @SF
Ted Lilly (CHA) @SF, @STL
Jesse LItsch (TOR) @SEA, @LAA
Greg Maddux (SD) @COL, @ARI - offensive parks.
Paul Maholm (PIT) @CIN, @MIL
Pedro Martinez (NYN) @STL, @PHI - big challenge for Pedro
Justin Masterson (BOS) @TB, @NYA - Seems a risky pick to me.
Mike Mussina (NYA) TEX, BOS - strong offensive teams.
Tim Redding (WAS) @FLA, @CIN - strong recently.
Wandy Rodriguez (HOU) LAN, @ATL - Great home stats.
Greg Smith (OAK) @LAA, @CHA - good offenses.
Jeremy Sowers (CLE) @CHA, @MIN
Eric Stults (LAN) @HOU, @SF - too early to tell if he can be a solid starter.
Jeff Suppan (MIL) @ARI, PIT
Tim Wakefield (BOS) @TB, @NYA - Not for me.
Todd Wellemeyer (STL) NYN, CHN
Other Two Start Pitchers:
Collin Balester(WAS) @FLA, @CIN
Brian Burres (BAL) KC, TEX - KC start could be ok.
Dave Bush (MIL) @ARI, PIT
Aaron Cook (COL) SD, FLA - the magic has faded.
Doug Davis (ARI) MIL, SD - not bad match ups.
Jorge De La Rosa (COL) SD, FLA - both at Coors.
R.A. Dickey (SEA) TOR, DET
Aaron Harrang (CIN) PIT, WAS - pitching terribly even against weak opponents.
Mark Hendrickson (FLA) WAS, @COL
Luke Hochevar (KC) @BAL, @TB
Kyle Kendrick (PHI) @ATL, NYN
Kyle Lohse (STL) NYN, CHN
Jason Marquis (CHN) @SF, @STL
Charlie Morton (ATL) PHI, HOU
Glen Perkins (MIN) DET, CLE
Radhames Liz (BAL) KC, TEX
Ryan Tucker (FLA) WAS, @COL
Barry Zito (SF) CHN, LAD
At the top three hitters parks
Citizens Bank Park (Phillies): 3 v Mets
Great American Ballpark (Reds): 3 v. Pirates, 4 v. Nationals
Coors Field (Rockies): 3 v. Padres, 4 v. Marlins
At the top three pitchers parks
PETCO park (Padres): No Games.
Metrodome (Twins): 3 v. Tigers, 3 v. Indians
AT & T Park: 4 v. Cubs, 3 v. Dodgers
Ratchet Them Up:
Paul Konerko (1B/DH, White Sox):
is on pace to return to the big team by the end of the week. He’ll test his oblique in a minor league rehab assignment early in the week.
Albert Pujols (1B, Cardinals):
Returned to the team after 15 days on the DL.
Billy Butler (DH/1B/OF, Royals):
Has been recalled to the majors after regaining his footing at the minor league level. He’s a serious four category threat if is ready to hit major league pitching. It’s a good gamble.
Moises Alou (OF, Mets):
Is on pace to return to the DL in time for next weekend’s series, oops.. make that he’s on pace to return to the Mets.
Mark Mulder (SP, Cardinals):
is finally back from the DL and could provide some quality pitching as he rounds back into shape. Unfortunately after all the surgeries he’s had over the past three seasons there is no way to project just how good he could be.
Carlos Pena (1B/DH, Rays):
Returned from the DL. Get him back into lineups where you need power.
Gary Sheffield (OF, Tigers):
Returned from the DL and promptly began hitting again.
Ryan Church (OF, Mets):
Should be reactivated this week.
Jerry Hairston Jr (2B/SS/OF, Reds):
Returned from the DL - he’s got speed and average if you need them.
Ratchet Them Down:
Dan Uggla (2B, Marlins):
Sprained his left ankle on Saturday. How much time he’ll miss is up in the air.
Hideki Matsui (OF, Yankees):
Was placed onto the DL with a knee problem. He could face surgery and miss significant time but the Yankees hope some rest will let him heal enough to continue playing.
Magglio Ordonez (OF, White Sox):
Could miss some time this week due to an abdominal injury. It might be nothing more than a spasm however.
Lastings Milledge (OF, Nationals):
Injured his groin and appears to be headed to the DL.
Matt Albers (SP, Orioles):
Is likely done for the season after an MRI revealed a torn labrum in his shoulder.
Kason Gabbard (SP, Rangers):
Was placed on the DL with left elbow inflammation.
Coco Crisp (OF, Red Sox):
Will miss three games this week due to suspension.
Josh Hamilton (OF, Rangers):
has a bruised hand and a banged up knee. He might miss some more time next week.
Ian Snell (SP, Pirates):
Was placed on the DL with a strained elbow.
Shawn Chacon (SP, Astros):
Was released by the team.
Nick Johnson (1B, Nationals):
Underwent season ending surgery on his wrist.
Kaz Matsui (2B, Astros):
Was placed on the DL with a strained hamstring.