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5/7 Cheering, Venting, and DHs getting the W

Postby CBMGreatOne » Mon May 07, 2012 10:48 am

It was depressing as an AGonz owner watching him strike out against Chris Davis of all people to go 0-8 on the day.

Pitching matchups:
1:05 PM ET
CHI-A: Phillip Humber (1-1, 4.62)
CLE: Zach McAllister (0-0, 0.00)

7:05 PM ET
TEX: Matt Harrison (3-2, 5.40)
BAL: Brian Matusz (1-3, 4.67)

7:05 PM ET
NY-N: Jon Niese (2-1, 4.08)
PHI: Roy Halladay (3-2, 3.40)

7:05 PM ET
CHI-A: Eric Stults (0-0, 0.00)
CLE: Josh Tomlin (1-2, 5.27)

8:05 PM ET
ATL: Tommy Hanson (3-2, 3.74)
CHI-N: Jeff Samardzija (3-1, 3.41)

8:05 PM ET
MIA: Carlos Zambrano (0-2, 2.53)
HOU: Wandy Rodriguez (3-2, 1.64)

8:10 PM ET
BOS: Felix Doubront (1-1, 5.19)
KC: Jonathan Sanchez (1-1, 5.24)

8:10 PM ET
CIN: Bronson Arroyo (1-1, 3.03)
MIL: Yovani Gallardo (1-3, 5.79)

8:10 PM ET
ANA: Jered Weaver (4-0, 1.61)
MIN: Francisco Liriano (0-4, 9.97)

9:40 PM ET
STL: Lance Lynn (5-0, 1.60)
AZ: Joe Saunders (2-1, 1.24)

10:05 PM ET
COL: Drew Pomeranz (0-1, 4.05)
SD: Edinson Volquez (0-2, 2.92)

10:10 PM ET
DET: Doug Fister (0-0, 0.00)
SEA: Blake Beavan (1-3, 4.45)

10:10 PM ET
SF: Barry Zito (1-0, 1.76)
LA: Ted Lilly (3-0, 1.38)

I have to admit I'm a little gunshy on Jonathan Niese after he blew up his last turn. I'm strongly considering streaming Edinson Volquez though, as his home splits look mighty good. Samardzija might also be worth a turn if he's unowned in your league. Thoughts?
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Re: 5/7 Cheering, Venting, and DHs getting the W

Postby SpecialFNK » Mon May 07, 2012 10:55 am

I wasn't sure where to add this, figured todays game day thread would fit.
Ryan Hanigan is batting just .286/.355/.321 this year.
And yet, for whatever reason, he continues to draw more playing time than the younger and more talented Devin Mesoraco. Hanigan has started 16 games at catcher this year for the Reds. Mesoraco has started only 11.

ONLY .286 AVG/.355 OBP/, imagine that.
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Re: 5/7 Cheering, Venting, and DHs getting the W

Postby GAC8666 » Mon May 07, 2012 10:58 am

I like Volquez for a stream. He has been really good in his 5 starts at home. He does have 2 Ls but has a 2.25 ERA 1.00 WHIP .170 BAA 31 Ks and only 13 BB. Plus COL has been getting crushed in their last 5 games giving up 7, 8, 9, 13 and 7 runs in their last 5 games.
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Re: 5/7 Cheering, Venting, and DHs getting the W

Postby GAC8666 » Mon May 07, 2012 10:59 am

SpecialFNK wrote:I wasn't sure where to add this, figured todays game day thread would fit.
Ryan Hanigan is batting just .286/.355/.321 this year.
And yet, for whatever reason, he continues to draw more playing time than the younger and more talented Devin Mesoraco. Hanigan has started 16 games at catcher this year for the Reds. Mesoraco has started only 11.

ONLY .286 AVG/.355 OBP/, imagine that.


Way better than my G. Soto CHC... ugh.
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Re: 5/7 Cheering, Venting, and DHs getting the W

Postby footballisbetter.com » Mon May 07, 2012 11:28 am

anyone starting Desmond Jennings in weekly lineup leagues? I haven't seen the extent of his injury.
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Re: 5/7 Cheering, Venting, and DHs getting the W

Postby CBMGreatOne » Mon May 07, 2012 11:38 am

footballisbetter.com wrote:anyone starting Desmond Jennings in weekly lineup leagues? I haven't seen the extent of his injury.


They're calling it general soreness, but it's still a risky proposition. I would think most people would have a decent option to fill in and would be better off playing it safe.
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Re: 5/7 Cheering, Venting, and DHs getting the W

Postby wingman3110 » Mon May 07, 2012 11:43 am

Well my one team now has Ellsbury, Sandoval, Luebke, and now Werth all on the DL :-t
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Re: 5/7 Cheering, Venting, and DHs getting the W

Postby footballisbetter.com » Mon May 07, 2012 11:46 am

I picked up and am starting Samardzija since he gets 2 starts this week. I'm hoping for the best.
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Re: 5/7 Cheering, Venting, and DHs getting the W

Postby CBMGreatOne » Mon May 07, 2012 11:47 am

wingman3110 wrote:Well my one team now has Ellsbury, Sandoval, Luebke, and now Werth all on the DL :-t


I hate to say it, but it sounds to me like Werth is expendable. He didn't have a great year last year, he hasn't come out like gangbusters this year, and you've probably already maxed out your DL space. Depending on what's out there, I'm probably dropping Werth if I'm in your spot. Possibly even Luebke, as the TJ talk likely means he isn't going to come back and dominate even if they do figure out how to manage the injury.
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Re: 5/7 Cheering, Venting, and DHs getting the W

Postby bigh0rt » Mon May 07, 2012 1:05 pm

Kind of annoying that the front end of the Cleveland doubleheader is delayed... anyway...

After Cashner and Moore cost me last week in my H2H Points League, today I'm trotting Jeff Samardzija against the Braves, hoping they're more K happy than HR happy today. :-o

Would love an update on Scott Downs' injury, but can't seem to find any anywhere :-[
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