Just four games today, with the first one at 7:05 p.m.:
Cleveland (U.Jimenez 5-4) at Baltimore (Britton 1-1), 7:05 p.m.
Toronto (Rogers 3-2) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 5-3), 7:10 p.m.
Philadelphia (Lee 9-2) at San Diego (Stults 6-5), 10:10 p.m.
San Francisco (Bumgarner 7-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 6-3), 10:10 p.m.
I’ll rank the pitchers in order of preference today:
1. Cliff Lee: Gotta start him in all formats.
2. Madison Bumgarner: Gotta start him, too.
3. Esmil Rogers: Jays have won 11 straight.
4. Hyun-Jin Ryu: Probably gets a loss or ND, but a good bet for a QS.
5. Ubaldo Jimenez: Interesting matchup against the Orioles. He’s been a little too inconsistent for me.
6. Eric Stults: He has a 3.25 ERA, so an argument can be made to start him over Jimenez. The Padres face Cliff Lee, so that hurts.
7. Zach Britton: Don’t know what to expect with the Tribe, so Britton and the O’s could win at home.
8. Jeremy Hellickson: Don’t like him today.
– Rick Green