CheeseIsGood's Million Dollar Musings: Tuesday, April 13th
What did Robin say to Batman when they walked into the pizzeria on half-price beer night? Holy Calzone Batman, that’s a lot of pitchers!
TUESDAY NIGHT PITCHING
This slate is absolutely loaded with pitching to a ridiculous extent. With the exception of poor Antonio Senzatela, I can make a case for every single pitcher on this entire slate. I am going to end up leaving a lot of very good pitchers out of my pool tonight. Kind of like our local public pool, safety first, we just can’t have everyone swimming at the same time.
This is how I’m going to break things down for tonight. I’m going to have just two tiers with 12 total pitchers. This leaves out guys like Kyle Hendricks, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Jameson Taillon, Pablo Lopez, Kyle Gibson, Danny Duffy and Matt Boyd. Plus, I’m going to gloss over a few of these top 12 pitchers in an effort to narrow things down as much as possible. However, just like we saw last night with the weaker group of mid-tier pitchers, once we get past the top three, everyone is close, and if your opinion differs from mine, you should not be concerned.
THREE ACES AMONG ACES
Trevor Bauer vs Colorado
Shane Bieber at Chicago White Sox
Lucas Giolito vs Cleveland
NINE MORE WITH SOMETHING TO LOVE
Brandon Woodruff vs Chicago Cubs
Stephen Strasburg at St. Louis
Kevin Gausman vs Cincinnati
Jake Odorizzi vs Detroit
Max Fried vs Miami
Ryan Yarbrough vs Texas
Luis Castillo at San Francisco
Jack Flaherty vs Washington
Dylan Bundy at Kansas City