||Two Start Pitchers :: Week 19
by Scott Mickels
Published: August 19, 2012, 8:37 am
Heading into Week 19, we’ve got one minor Injury Watch to talk about. For this we make our way to the desert where the Arizona Diamondbacks' Joe Saunders is dealing with a sore left thumb. Saunders injured the thumb during his last start trying to make a barehanded grab on a groundball in a 5-2 loss to the Cardinals. He has a bullpen session scheduled for Saturday and is confident he'll be able to make his next start. On a side note, Saunders has quietly had a decent season. He's only 6-9 with a 3.70 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. However, he's thrown a quality start in 8 of his last 10 outings going back to June. Provided there are no setbacks on Saturday during his bullpen session, Saunders will look to make it 9 of 11 on Monday against the Marlins. He makes a Keep in Mind option in most standard leagues.
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NOTE: These starts are not set in stone. They can change for any variety of reasons: managerial moves, injuries, rain-outs, etc. Please keep in mind they are probable.
ADVISABLE OPTIONSJeremy Hellickson, TB: vs. KC, vs. OAK
Brandon McCarthy, OAK: vs. MIN, @ TB
Max Scherzer, DET: vs. TOR, vs. ANA
OTHERS TO KEEP IN MINDScott Feldman, TEX: vs. BAL, vs. MIN
Gavin Floyd, CHW: vs. NYY, vs. SEA
Freddy Garcia, NYY: @ CHW, @ CLE
Miguel Gonzalez, BAL: @ TEX, vs. TOR
Derek Holland, TEX: vs. BAL, vs. MIN
Kevin Millwood, SEA: vs. CLE, @ CHW
Ricky Romero, TOR: @ DET, @ BAL
Ervin Santana, ANA: @ BOS, @ DET
Will Smith, KC: @ TB, @ BOS
TRY TO AVOID
Aaron Cook, BOS: vs. ANA, vs. KC
Cole De Vries, MIN: @ OAK, @ TEX
Brian Duensing, MIN: @ OAK, @ TEX
Ubaldo Jimenez, CLE: @ SEA, vs. NYY
NO-BRAINERSMadison Bumgarner, SF: @ LA, vs. ATL
Clayton Kershaw, LA: vs. SF, vs. MIA
Adam Wainwright, STL: vs. HOU, @ CIN
Jordan Zimmerman, WAS: vs. ATL, @ PHI
ADVISABLE OPTIONSR. A. Dickey, NYM: vs. COL, vs. HOU
Roy Halladay, PHI: vs. CIN, vs. WAS
Tim Hudson, ATL: @ WAS, @ SF
Cliff Lee, PHI: vs. CIN, vs. WAS
OTHERS TO KEEP IN MINDHomer Bailey, CIN: @ PHI, vs. STL
Mark Buehrle, MIA: @ ARI, @ LA
Lucas Harrell, HOU: @ STL, @ NYM
Mike Leake, CIN: @ PHI, vs. STL
Tim Lincecum, SF: @ LA, vs. ATL
Mark Rogers, MIL: vs. CHC, @ PIT
TRY TO AVOIDTyler Chatwood, COL: @ NYM, @ CHC
Jeff Francis, COL: @ NYM, @ CHC
Edison Volquez, SD: vs. PIT, @ ARI
Alex White, COL: @ NYM, @ CHC
INJURY WATCHJoe Saunders, ARI: vs. MIA, vs. SD
* = this pitcher's two-start status is questionable.
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