Here's we go again ... the weekly game of chicken to tempt the fates and blowup your ERA/WHIP.
-had a fantastic start against the DRays last year on the road (8.2 IP, 2 ER, 6 hits, 1 BB, 12 Ks)
-encouraging outing under horrible conditions on Monday (shutout going with 5 Ks in 3.1 IP)
-the turnaround has to start sometime ... why not now?
-DRays are a tougher assignment than DBacks
-Used a lot of pitches in his 3 innings on Monday, and maybe the team is making a bad call starting him on short rest here
-he blows this year
I heavily leaning towards taking the karma hit for everyone else ... and let him have a fantastic start on my bench. Heavily influenced by the fact that in the 2 H2H leagues I own him, I have commanding leads in the counting categories (W, K) with ERA/WHIP being close. What are you guys thinking about doing?