Guess what day it is, Roto Riteup readers?! It’s two days after Earth Day, when I take an even bigger bag of paper and shove it into the garbage can to offset all the good everyone did because I don’t like change.
Michael Pineda feels justice
After getting away with literally murder in his last start against the Red Sox, Pineda got caught with the special sauce on his neck this time around. Pineda was ejected from the game, and he could now face a 10-game suspension for his crimes, which would mean missing at least one scheduled start. Embarrassing for Pineda, and a little pain for his fantasy owners.
Clayton Kershaw’s rehab scheduled
Kershaw will head off to A-ball on Friday to throw about 50 pitches in a rehab outing as he gradually works his way back from turned out to be a tricky back injury. Kershaw still has a couple weeks left before he’ll be ready to return, so expect him to be activated from the DL in two weeks or so.
Fun with tons of arbitrary endpoints
In honor of FanGraphs’ improved Game Log features, we’re bringing out the big guns this week. Other than Aaron Harang, all stats through Tuesday’s action.
Aaron Harang, 2012-2013: 57 GS, 323 IP, 4.43 FIP, 4.57 SIERA
Aaron Harang, 2014: 5 GS, 31.2 IP, 2.18 FIP
Danny Salazar, 2013: 52 IP, 65 K, 3.12 ERA
Danny Salazar, career: 70.1 IP, 88K, 4.35 ERA,
Erasmo Ramirez, 2012: 59 IP, 48 K, 12 BB, 6 HR
Erasmo Ramirez, 2013-present: 96.1 IP, 77 K, 37 BB, 18 HR
Cliff Lee, July 2013 – present: 132.1 IP, 145 K, 13 BB, 8-8 record
The Fast Five
DraftKings lied to me, so use these tomorrow instead!
SP: Colby Lewis, $6,300
Lewis gets to give up flys in Seattle instead of Texas. SP: Matt Garza, $8,400
Garza squares off against his former team in the Cubs, which isn’t exactly a world-beater offensively. 1B: Eric Hosmer, $3,400
The Wiz gets to go into Baltimore against a struggling Ubaldo. OF: Gerardo Parra, $3,300
Parra gets the artist formerly known as Fausto, who while decent this year, isn’t always sharp. OF: Jayson Werth, $3,700
Werth against a lefty.
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