for some reason Zito has good numbers at home this season. I haven't even taken the time to look into whether he's just been lucky or what. even in a league where I could use some help in ERA/WHIP, I don't think I would want to trust Zito. I guess it depends on the matchup. today might have been a good match up, it's Miami. if you're doing good/OK in ERA/WHIP I don't think he is worth the risk, but if you're trying to crawl up from the middle and feel you HAVE TO now take risks in order to get back into contention, then maybe Zito is worth looking into.
Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians (L) Pedro Hernandez (2-1) vs. (R) Carlos Carrasco (0-2)
Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays (R) Freddy Garcia (3-4) vs. (R) Josh Johnson (0-2)
Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers (L) Felix Doubront (4-3) vs. (R) Justin Verlander (8-5)
Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees (R) Chris Archer (1-3) vs. (R) Ivan Nova (2-1)
Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals (R) Dylan Axelrod (3-4) vs. (R) James Shields (2-6)
Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners (R) Jarrod Parker (6-6) vs. (R) Jeremy Bonderman (1-1)
Houston Astros at Chicago Cubs (R) Jordan Lyles (4-1) vs. (R) Jeff Samardzija (4-7) Pittsburgh Pirates at LA Angels of Anaheim (R) Charlie Morton (1-1) vs. (R) Joe Blanton (1-10)
Texas Rangers at St. Louis Cardinals (R) Nick Tepesch (3-6) vs. (R) Adam Wainwright (10-4) NL
New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies (R) Matt Harvey (6-1) vs. (L) John Lannan (0-1)
Colorado Rockies at Washington Nationals (L) Jorge De La Rosa (7-4) vs. (L) Ross Detwiler (2-5)
Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers (L) Paul Maholm (7-6) vs. (R) Alfredo Figaro (1-1)
Miami Marlins at San Francisco Giants (R) Nathan Eovaldi (0-0) vs. (R) Matt Cain (5-3) Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks (R) Mat Latos (6-1) vs. (R) Randall Delgado (0-0) Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres (L) Chris Capuano (2-4) vs. (R) Andrew Cashner (5-3)
ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports that there's a "fair chance" Ike Davis is recalled after the Mets' upcoming series against the White Sox. That would put him in line for a return next weekend. The Mets surely planned to keep Ike at Triple-A Las Vegas longer, but Lucas Duda landing on the disabled list might speed up the timetable. It also certainly doesn't hurt that Davis recently had back-to-back two-homer games at Vegas. Overall, he's batted .310/.463/.690 across 12 games at Triple-A.
Anyone the least bit interested in buying? Can he flip the switch like last season?