by Brian Dorsey
Week 3 has come and gone, so let’s go ahead and find out what’s on our plate for this week. Here are the Top-10 Two Start Pitchers in each league, some interesting notes, and the weather reports.
Two Start Pitchers
- Jared Weaver (OAK, at TB): Put it all together last year. Continued success this year. Look for a big week.
- Justin Masterson (KC, DET): Favorable home match ups for a team and pitcher who are surging.
- Clay Buchholz (at BAL, SEA): Needs to keep the ball in the park. Seattle is looking tempting.
- Matt Harrison (TOR, at OAK): Outside of Jose Bautista, Harrison should have a good week.
- A.J. Burnett (CHW, TOR): Striking fools out again. Early season successes continue.
- Gio Gonzalez (at LAA, TEX): Proving last year wasn’t a fluke.
- Colby Lewis (TOR, at OAK): Been getting rocked lately, but the A’s should be stifled.
- Gavin Floyd (at NYY, BAL): Nothing seems to be working in ChiTown. Floyd should pitch well, but don’t expect any wins.
- Zach Britton (BOS, at CHW): Baltimore’s youth movement is headed by this guy.
- Bartolo Colon (CHW, TOR): He’s big. He’s fat. And he’s pitching well again. AL’s version of Aaron Harang.
- Cliff Lee (at ARI, NYM): Remember what the Doc did last week? It’s Lee’s turn.
- Matt Cain (at PIT, at WAS): Got hit hard last week, but don’t anticipate on that happening against WK 4 opponents.
- Derek Lowe (at SD, STL): Looks like Lowe from 8 years ago, and I could strikeout 14 Padres.
- Jaime Garcia (at HOU, at ATL): In total control. Proving to be a must start, no matter the opponent.
- Ricky Nolasco (LAD, at CIN): Horrible in his career vs. the Dodgers (6.00 ERA), but throwing the ball extremely well.
- Matt Garza (COL, at ARI): Has never pitched well against the Rockies, but great source of Ks.
- Chris Narveson (CIN, at HOU): Not sure I’m ready to jump head first into Narveson’s pond, but I’ll test the waters.
- Jordan Zimmerman (NYM, SF): Youngster is up and down, but he’s also facing anemic offenses.
- Jon Garland (at FLA, SD): One bad start, one good start this year. You could pencil him in for 10 Ks against the Friars.
- Dustin Moseley (ATL, at LAD): Look, he’s not going to get a win this week, but the kid is dealing.
OK. Any game could get rained out this week. Except for…
Games that Won’t Rain-Out: Cardinals at Astros (3, Tue-Thu); Brewers at Astros (3, Fri-Sun); Reds at Brewers (3, Mon-Wed); Phillies at Diamondbacks (3, Mon-Wed); Cubs at Diamondbacks (4, Thu-Sun); Angels at Rays (3, Fri-Sun).
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