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Ian Kennedy, Arizona Diamondbacks
Allen Webster, Boston Red Sox
Jose Quintana, Chicago White Sox
Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians
Ubaldo Jimenez, Cleveland Indians
Jeremy Guthrie, Kansas City Royals
Chris Capuano, Los Angeles Dodgers
Johnny Hellweg, Milwaukee Brewers
Donovan Hand, Milwaukee Brewers
P.J. Walters, Minnesota Twins
Kyle Gibson, Minnesota Twins
David Phelps, New York Yankees
John Lannan, Philadelphia Phillies
Wandy Rodriguez, Pittsburgh Pirates
Edinson Volquez, San Diego Padres
Eric Stults, San Diego Padres
Martin Perez, Texas Rangers
Taylor Jordan, Washington Nationals
Ian Kennedy has never been the same since his breakout campaign in 2011, and even though he does have a big name, I would be careful starting him against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers. Even though the opposition is not the best, he makes me nervous.
Jose Quintana and Jeremy Guthrie are two guys who I am normally very high on. However, Quintana will face Justin Verlander and Cole Hamels on consecutive nights, so it might be difficult to bring home the victories. Guthrie has been struggling a little bit, and his first start of the week is against CC Sabathia in Yankee Stadium. It gets easier later in the week with the Cleveland Indians, but I don’t like the first matchup.
Finally, David Phelps is a tough one to bet against because playing for the New York Yankees will almost always keep you in the ballgame. However, James Shields will be his first opponent, and it might be a tough game to win. He faces the Minnesota Twins later in the week, but that first game might not work out so well.
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