Texas @ Boston – Perez @ Doubront. Two promising lefties (well, at least one promising lefty). Boston finally got a win at home. Time to go streaking or will the promising 22 year old hold them down? SD @ CLE – T. Ross versus Kluber. Two popular sleepers that had crappy first starts look to right the ship. FYI, Nick Swisher looks completely over his shoulder injury. He’s swinging the bat with authority from the left side again. Will Ross find his control? Will Kluber find his command? NYM @ ATL – Colon @ Harang. Jabba the Hut versus the latest Atlanta Band-Aid. Harang pitched well in his start versus the Brewers, will it continue? Has Atlanta struck gold? And what happens when a 91 mph, fastball 80+% of the time, pitch to contact guy like Jabba faces a team that strikes out a ton? Something has got to give. CIN @ STL – Bailey @ Lynn. Christian Bale versus Mr. Hot Start & Great at Home. TB @ KC – Archer @ Ventura. One of my personal favorites in Archer versus a kid making his first start of the year that throws 100 mph. Will the rookie have his command against the usually patient TB Rays? Will Wil Myers punish his former organization? Will I ask another question? LAA @ SEA – Santiago versus Paxton. Two lefties with great stuff but previous command issues. One of them showed what it’s like when they are hitting their spots last week when Paxton was as dominant as any pitcher I’ve seen this year. The other showed his best CJ Wilson impersonation. How will the youngsters fair facing a foe again for the second time in a week. And how many times will Winnie the Pujols roll over a ball for a 6-3? Tasty…
NYM @ ATL – Colon @ Harang. Jabba the Hut versus the latest Atlanta Band-Aid. Harang pitched well in his start versus the Brewers, will it continue? Has Atlanta struck gold? And what happens when a 91 mph, fastball 80+% of the time, pitch to contact guy like Jabba faces a team that strikes out a ton? Something has got to give.
Hate this matchup from a Mets perspective. I think Colon has a chance to be blasted. He's a perfect match for the Braves bats. Harang should be blasted but Mets will probably get two guys on every inning and not score.
"I never said most of the things I said." - Yogi Berra
TB @ KC – Archer @ Ventura. One of my personal favorites in Archer versus a kid making his first start of the year that throws 100 mph. Will the rookie have his command against the usually patient TB Rays? Will Wil Myers punish his former organization? Will I ask another question?
Man, there will be some high velocity in this one....I hope both kids do well, but have to pull for my guy a little more - Ventura.
"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens." - Jimi Hendrix
"A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them. " - Leonard Louis Levinson
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” - John Lennon
I know this sounds silly but....today is one of those early season days when i get a feeling that the success of my second/third/fourth tier pitchers will somehow determine my teams success this season. i know it is only one day out of 162, but i still get that feeling.
I have Ventura, Colon and Lohse all going today. Not feeling good about any of them...today or for the season...so why do i own them??
14 Team mixed...5x5...Auction with 8 keepers (asterisk)
1B - LaRoche
2B - Altuve*
3B - Carpenter
OF - Bautista*, Gardner, Morse, Marisnick
UT - Gose
UT - C. Young
Bench - Stubbs
DL - Pence, Saunders
SP - Kershaw*, Arrieta*, Carrasco*, Sale, Volquez, Greene
CDevin Mesoraco 1B Paul Goldschmidt, Matt Adams 2B Neil Walker, Mookie Betts 3B Manny Machado, Ryan Zimmerman SS Starlin Castro, Danny Santana OF Giancarlo Stanton, Adam Jones, Khris Davis, Gregory Polanco, Joc Pederson SP Adam Wainwright, Jordan Zimmerman, Garrett Richards, Matt Cain, Dillon Gee, Danny Duffy, Dallas Keuchel RP Aroldis Chapman, Steve Cishek, Mark Melancon, Hector Rondon, Dellin Betances
Jeter's famous lack of range bites Nova hard. Should have been a GIDP by Delmon there, then he got Chris Davis to hit a weak flyball out that would have ended the inning. Instead, it's a sac fly and next batter hits a 2 run bomb
Nova's velocity is still down, though. Curve doesn't have the same bite as last year and is mostly 78-80 mph rather than 80-82. Fastball is settling in 91-92 mph range rather than 95 mph. Not good to see in his first 2 starts
Edited by Blood Brother, 08 April 2014 - 12:19 PM.
16 team H2H Dynasty league 6x6(R, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG / W, S, K's, Hld, ERA, WHIP)
Hitters: C -Buster Posey (SF - C, 1B) 1B -Edwin Encarnacion (Tor - 1B) 2B -Robinson Cano (Sea - 2B) 3B -Miguel Cabrera (Det - 1B, 3B) SS -Starlin Castro (ChC - SS) LF -Corey Dickerson (Col l- LF, CF) CF - Adam Jones (Bal - CF) RF -George Springer (Hou - CF, RF) Util -Carlos Gonzalez (Col - LF, RF) BN -Dalton Pompey (Tor - LF, CF) Pitchers:(5 SP/5 RP) Starters:Clayton Kershaw, Cole Hamels, Jose Quintana, Jordan Zimmermann, Carlos Martinez, Corey Kluber, Steven Matz, Hyun-Jin Ryu(DL), Anibal Sanchez Relievers:Craig Kimbrel, Greg Holland, Sean Doolittle(DL), Jason Grilli, Aaron Barrett, Carson Smith, Miguel Castro Farm System(MAX 10): Sean Manaea(KC - SP), Dan Vogelbach(CHC - 1B), Jose Martinez(Ari - SP), Hunter Dozier(KC - SS/3B), Arismendy Alcantara(CHC - 2B/CF), Alex Gonzalez(Tex - SP), Jorge Mateo(NYY - SS), Spencer Adams(CHW - SP), Adrian Rondon(TB - SS), Monte Harrison(Mil - OF)
10 team keeper league 6x6 h2h
c) Evan Gattis
1B) Anthony Rizzo
2B) Jose Altuve
3B) Todd Frazier
SS) Jose Reyes
OF) Mike Trout
OF) Andrew McCutchen
OF) Jacoby Ellsbury
UTIL) Mookie Betts
UTIL) Nelson Cruz
Bench: Adam Laroche 1B, Pedro Alvarez 1B/3B, Josh Hamilton OF (DL)
Starting Pitchers: Felix Hernandez, Madison Bumgarner, Stephen Strasburg, James Paxton, Taiwan Walker, Drew Hutchison, Daniel Norris, Ubaldo Jimenez, Danny Salazar, Ian Kennedy (DL).
Relief Pitchers: Craig Kimbrel , David Robertson , Dellin Betances , Luke Gregerson, Jason Grilli