The Atlanta Braves will get to add even more pop to their lineup this weekend in Detroit as they take on the Tigers. With Dan Uggla reportedly headed toward a DL stint, Ramiro Pena should get extra playing at 2B this week, and he has been swinging a hot bat. NL-only guys should be targeting him. As far as the extra ABs with the DH, Freddie Freeman should return ahead of this trip to the Motor City, so Juan Francisco should take the DH ABs as Chris Johnson moves back to 3B.
After an emotional week, the Boston Red Sox get to stay home host 7 games at Fenway Park. The Chicago White Sox and Washington Nationals also get to play 7 home games this week.
The Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets and San Diego Padres will each host 6 home games this week.
The Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays will spend the entire week on the road. The Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers will also spend the week on the road with a travel day on Thursday.
Two Start Pitchers
A.J. Burnett - Pittsburgh Pirates
- @ ?? Philadelphia Phillies
- @ Jake Westbrook - St. Louis Cardinals
A.J. Griffin - Oakland Athletics
Alexi Ogando - Texas Rangers
Alfredo Aceves - Boston Red Sox
Bartolo Colon - Oakland Athletics
- @ Alfredo Aceves - Boston Red Sox
- vs Chris Tillman - Baltimore Orioles
CC Sabathia - New York Yankees
Cole Hamels - Philadelphia Phillies
David Price - Tampa Bay Rays
Derek Holland - Texas Rangers
Dylan Axelrod - Chicago White Sox
- vs Justin Masterson - Cleveland Indians
- vs Matt Moore - Tampa Bay Rays
Felix Hernandez - Seattle Mariners
- @ Brad Peacock - Houston Astros
- vs Joe Blanton - Los Angeles Angels
- @ Bud Norris - Houston Astros
- vs Jason Vargas - Los Angeles Angels
Jonathon Niese - New York Mets
- vs Ted Lilly - Los Angeles Dodgers
- vs Cole Hamels - Philadelphia Phillies
- vs Zach McAllister - Cleveland Indians
- vs David Price - Tampa Bay Rays
- @ Dylan Axelrod - Chicago White Sox
- @ Jeremy Guthrie - Kansas City Royals
Kyle Lohse - Milwaukee Brewers
- vs CC Sabathia - New York Yankees
- @ Dylan Axelrod - Chicago White Sox
- vs Jeremy Guthrie - Kansas City Royals
- vs Mike Minor - Atlanta Braves
- @ Jeff Francis - Colorado Rockies
- @ Max Scherzer - Detroit Tigers (Interleague w/ DH)
R.A. Dickey - Toronto Blue Jays
- @ Miguel Gonzalez - Baltimore Orioles
- @ Phil Hughes - New York Yankees
Ryan Vogelsong - San Francisco Giants
- vs Wade Miley - Arizona Diamondbacks
- @ Jason Marquis - San Diego Padres
Shelby Miller - St. Louis Cardinals
- @ Dan Haren - Washington Nationals
- vs Jeff Locke - Pittsburgh Pirates
- vs Carlos Villanueva - Chicago Cubs
- @ Ross Detwiler - Washington Nationals
Wade Miley - Arizona Diamondbacks
- @ Ryan Vogelsong - San Francisco Giants
- vs Jeff Francis - Colorado Rockies
Yovani Gallardo - Milwaukee Brewers
- @ Tyson Ross - San Diego Padres
- @ Ted Lilly - Los Angeles Dodgers
Kevin Correia - Minnesota Twins (Mon, April 22)
- vs Ricky Nolasco - Miami Marlins
- The Marlins offense is terrible and Correia has lasted 7 innings in all 3 starts, never allowing more than 3 runs. Expect similar results.
- @ Matt Cain - San Francisco Giants
- Yes, I know, Matt Cain is 10x the pitcher Corbin is, and its probably a terrible matchup on paper. But, Corbin is 2-0 with an ERA below 3, while Cain is 0-2 with an ERA over 7! Cain has allowed 18 earned runs in 22 innings of work this season so at the moment, he is beatable. Corbin on the other hand just shut down a hot New York Yankees lineup.
- @ Zach McAllister - Cleveland Indians
- The Indians lineup has been hitting for power as of late, but Quintana is the best pitcher most likely available. If you follow us on twitter, you wouldn't have this problem of looking for a guy today because we told you to add Jose after his last start!
- @ Brandon Maurer - Seattle Mariners
- Richards is coming off a shutout of the Detroit Tigers, and the potential has always been there. The Mariners aren't even in the same conversation as the Tigers offensively.
- @ Scott Diamond - Minnesota Twins
- Grimm has pitched just 10 innings this season all against the Seattle Mariners (2 appearances) but he could easily give you a quality start against a struggling Twins offense. The Rangers will also provide enough run support to earn a W.
- @ Stephen Fife - Los Angeles Dodgers
- The Dodgers offense has not been great and Peralta is still a top pitching prospect, despite the slow start. If there Brewers are going to beat up on any Dodgers pitcher it will be Fife.
- vs Jon Garland - Colorado Rockies
- I am probably pressing my luck here, hoping Corbin strings together a 3rd straight start with 7 IP & 7 Ks, especially against this Rockies lineup, but there are not many options. Hopefully, being a Sunday the Rockies will give a starter or two the day off and ease up on the young kid! By the way, considering he made this list twice this week, you MIGHT want to consider holding onto him for a while!