Monday April 13th
1. Zach Duke PIT - Home vs. HOU (Brian Moehler)
-It's hard to believe that a team with Pence, Berkman, C. Lee, and even Tejada could score so few runs but it appears that's the case with the Houston Astros. They were putrid in spring training and I wrote it off as being no big deal but as long as they are cold we can use all borderline starters against them. Zach Duke performed well in his first start, he should be up to the task again.
-Prediction- W, 6.1IP, 6h, 2ER, 2BB, 3k
2. Jamie Moyer PHI - Road vs. WAS (Daniel Cabrera)
-I always like Moyer on the road more than at home. People put the ball in play against him a lot since he doesn't whiff many so he's got better odds at getting outs in a place where the balls don't fly out at such a high frequency. You can insert an old joke about Moyer, but the fact is he's a lot more useful than guys like Kris Benson and Sidney Ponson, and he's a good guy to use as a spot starter.
-Prediction- W, 6IP, 8h, 3ER, 1BB, 2k
That's it for Monday.