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Postby thebudguy » Tue May 03, 2005 12:33 pm

Can he get 2 wins?? What #'s do the sharks predict?
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Postby stevethumb » Tue May 03, 2005 12:37 pm

no one can predict wins but he will start tuesday at milw and home sunday against phil..look for lotsa K's
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Postby slomo007 » Tue May 03, 2005 12:48 pm

One gem....one mental blowup. In other words, more of the same.
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Postby AT » Tue May 03, 2005 1:00 pm

Rotowire has him listed 8th among NL pitchers for their matchups this week. I think it's slightly higher but here is the material for you to judge for yourself. Sorry for the lengthy post but it should be very helpful material if you try to vulture wins by playing the matchups.

RotoWire Pitching Value Meter
By Brian Huss
RotoWire Writer



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Anyone who owned JOHAN SANTANA last year knows the value of trusting in proven talent even after a rough start, but how much faith do you put in young starters who look like worldbeaters through the month of April?

Guys like RICH HARDEN and JEREMY BONDERMAN have enough major league experience that you can trust them to keep it up at this level, and DAN HAREN got important experience in 2004 that makes him more of a candidate to continue to be effective.

Be a little more careful with GUSTAVO CHACIN and JOE BLANTON, however. Both of them have great minor league credentials, and have showed impressive poise on the mound, but how will they adjust once the league gets a second look at them? Neither are big strikeout guys, so they'll have to keep mixing it up to continue their success. Both should end up being solid starters or maybe even All-Stars, but if someone offers you the chance to sell high on either one, it's not a bad idea.


AMERICAN LEAGUE

1) Rich Harden vs. TEX, @NY

2) Johan Santana @TB

3) Randy Johnson @TB

4) Roy Halladay @BAL

5) Mark Buehrle vs. KC, @TOR

6) Jeremy Bonderman vs. BOS, @ANA

7) C.C. Sabathia @MIN

8) Carl Pavano vs. OAK

9) Freddy Garcia vs. KC

10) Tim Wakefield @DET

11) Kelvim Escobar vs. DET

12) Bartolo Colon vs. DET

13) Kenny Rogers @OAK, vs. CLE

14) Rodrigo Lopez vs. TOR, vs. KC

15) Matt Clement vs. SEA

16) Zack Greinke @CHA

17) Dan Haren vs. TEX

18) Erik Bedard vs. TOR

19) Jon Garland @TOR

20) Bronson Arroyo @DET

21) Kevin Millwood @MIN

22) Brad Radke vs. CLE

23) Gustavo Chacin @BAL, vs. CHA

24) Orlando Hernandez @TOR

25) Joe Blanton @NYY

26) Mike Maroth vs. BOS, @ANA

27) Cliff Lee @TEX

28) Jamie Moyer @BOS

29) Kevin Brown @TB, vs. OAK

30) Ryan Franklin vs. ANA, @BOS

31) Jarrod Washburn@SEA, vs. DET

32) Jose Contreras vs. KC

33) Carlos Silva vs. CLE

34) Chan Ho Park @OAK

35) Ted Lilly vs. CHA

36) David Bush vs. CHA

37) Scott Kazmir vs. NYY, vs. MIN

38) Bruce Chen vs. KC

39) Runelvys Hernandez @CHA

40) John Lackey @SEA

41) Aaron Sele vs. ANA

42) Pedro Astacio vs. CLE

43) Ryan Drese vs. CLE

44) Mike Mussina @TB, vs. OAK

45) Josh Towers @BAL

46) Joel Pineiro @BOS

47) Jake Westbrook @MIN, @TEX

48) Chris Young @OAK

49) Barry Zito @NYY

50) Gil Meche vs. ANA

This is a critical period for the Red Sox, with both CURT SCHILLING and DAVID WELLS hitting the DL, and BRONSON ARROYO facing a possible suspension for his role in the Sox' brawl with the Devil

Rays last weekend. A lot of pressure will fall to MATT CLEMENT to step up and have the breakout year analysts have been predicting for him for a while. He had an ugly start last week against the Orioles, giving up seven runs over 4 2/3 innings, and he'll need a good outing against the Mariners this week.

The Sox will get a boost from the imminent return of WADE MILLER as well. Miller will make his fourth rehab start on Tuesday, and could be ready to start for Boston as soon as next week. If he's still floating on the waiver wire in your league, pick him up now.


KEVIN BROWN was a hard-luck loser on Thursday night against the Angels; after some early trouble, Brown seemed totally in control of the game for the first time in a long time. Someone as emotional as Brown could use a game like that as a springboard, so take a shot with him this week.

There are three names on the list this week that I never thought would make it, but they're pitching too well to leave out. CHAN HO PARK is finally keeping the ball in the ballpark, giving up just two homers over his first five starts. He still walks more than you'd like (16 in 30 1/3 innings), but he could be in good shape to pick up some wins with the Texas offense behind him. JOSE CONTRERAS has benefited from the presence of his countryman ORLANDO HERNANDEZ; he too is a little high on the walks, but he and other White Sox starters are worth riding while they're hot. And the well-traveled BRUCE CHEN has really looked solid with his array of off-speed pitches this year. Considering his four starts have all been against the Yankees and Red Sox this year, that 3.62 ERA looks pretty good.

Be ready with the hook on all three of the above pitchers in case they regress to previous form, but pitching is so scarce in the AL that it's worth taking a shot for now.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

1) Pedro Martinez vs. PHI, @MIL

2) Jason Schmidt @ARI, vs. WAS

3) Roger Clemens vs. PIT

4) Mark Prior vs. PHI

5) Tim Hudson vs. FLA

6) Dontrelle Willis vs. COL

7) Josh Beckett vs. COL

8) Carlos Zambrano @MIL, vs. PHI

9) Jake Peavy vs. COL

10) Mike Hampton vs. FLA,vs. HOU

11) Brett Myers @NYM, @CHN

12) John Smoltz vs. HOU

13) Jon Lieber @NYM, @CHN

14) Chris Carpenter @CIN, vs. SD

15) Mark Mulder @CIN

16) A.J. Burnett @ATL

17) Andy Pettitte vs. PIT, @ATL

18) Roy Oswalt @ATL

19) John Patterson @SF

20) Adam Eaton vs. COL, @STL

21) Derek Lowe @CIN

22) Brad Halsey vs. SF, vs. PIT

23) Livan Hernandez @LA

24) Odalis Perez vs. WAS

25) Greg Maddux @MIL

26) John Thomson vs. HOU

27) Jeff Suppan vs. SD

28) Oliver Perez @ARI

29) Jason Marquis @CIN, vs. SD

30) Brandon Webb vs. SF

31) Esteban Loaiza @LA, @SF

32) Josh Fogg @HOU, @ARI

33) Matt Morris vs. SD

34) Javier Vazquez vs. PIT

35) Mark Redman @HOU

36) Ben Sheets vs. NYM

37) Brad Penny @CIN

38) Kip Wells @HOU, @ARI

39) Al Leiter @ATL, vs. COL

40) Kerry Wood vs. PHI

41) Jeff Francis @SD, @FLA

42) Brett Tomko @ARI

43) Shawn Estes vs. PIT

44) Woody Williams @STL

45) Tom Glavine vs. PHI, @MIL

46) Cory Lidle @CHN

47) Doug Davis vs. NYM

48) Victor Santos vs. CHN, vs. NYM

49) Horacio Ramirez vs. HOU

50) Aaron Heilman @MIL

Saying that BEN SHEETS has an ear infection sounds a lot better than saying he has vestibular neuritis, doesn't it? He's eligible to come off the DL on Friday, but his return isn't a certainty.

JEFF WEAVER is having a bizarre season. He's been absolutely dominant in two starts, pitching 17 scoreless innings against the Padres and Giants. He got killed at Coors, which isn't all that unusual, but he's had two awful outings at the pitchers' haven that is Dodger Stadium as well. I'd sit him down if you've got better options until he develops some consistency; you might miss a gem, but you might also save yourself from a three-inning, eight-run nightmare.

MARK MULDER has found the cure for what was ailing him. He wasn't as dominant on Friday as he had been in his two previous starts, but he pitched well enough to pick up the win over his former teammate TIM HUDSON.

BRAD PENNY wasn't bad in his first start back since that nerve problem in his arm that took him out of action late last year, giving up four runs to the Rockies at Coors, but showing good action on his pitches (giving up six hits and walking none), and looking like he's ready for a return to form.

It's a good week to start JEFF FRANCIS, as he has two road starts at Petco and in Florida. Francis is going to be an interesting study as he gains major league experience; he's had two pretty good starts at home this year, so we'll have to see if he can overcome the same Coors Curse that befell JASON JENNINGS and become the first Colorado starter worth leaving in your rotation every time out.



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