In the league I'm in, you can't bench a pitcher, so I have Harden going tomorrow against Boston and Pedro. Boston is the top-hitting team at home in MLB (based on OPS).
Boston, at home: .321/.395/.537, .932 OPS, 6.7 R/G
I also have Penny going against Colorado, the 2nd-best hitting team at home in MLB.
Rockies, at home: .303/.381/.518, .898 OPS, 6.8 R/G
And Schmidt against the Braves, who are the 2nd-best hitting team on the road in MLB.
Braves, away: .274/.339/.474, .813 OPS, 5.8 R/G.
Could be a scary day, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Roger Angell: I was talking with Bob Gibson and I said: 'Are you always this competitive?' He said: 'Oh, I think so. I got a three-year old daughter, and I've played about 500 games of tic-tac-toe with her and she hasn't beat me yet.'