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Thin list of choices for today.
Felipe Paulino is pitching well, but he is scheduled against the Yankees. I’m starting him in a couple leagues where I’m behind on my innings requirement, but I don’t feel good about it.
Any fantasy victory is hollow if you don’t use Jamie Moyer at least once. He’s set to face the Miami Marlins today.
R.A. Dickey is set to take on a feeble Pirates club. His next start is against the Padres so consider hanging on to him.
Juan Nicasio will face the Marlins.
Marlon Byrd gets a lefty tomorrow. He’s done well against southpaws this season, at least when I pick him.
In a rare turn of events, I failed to uncover any major reliever news.
Those who chose their own adventure with Max Scherzer were amply rewarded with a win: 7 IP, 15 K, 2.57, 0.71 WHIP
Anthony Bass pitched well but failed to take the win: 6 IP, 6 K, 3.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP
The Wei-Yin Chen bubble burst: 4.1 IP, 5 K, 12.46 ERA, 2.54 WHIP
In retrospect, I have no idea why I even mentioned Derek Lowe. That said, he had a fine outing but still took the loss: 6 IP, 2 K, 3.00 ERA, 1.17 ERA
Andy Dirks was 0-for-4. Keep owning him though.
David Murphy pulled out the boom stick with a 1-for-4 night, two runs, one RBI, one home run, and one walk.
Carlos Gomez was 1-for-2 with one run.