Chase Whitley, Yankees: Whitley suffered his first loss of the season last night when he was blasted by the Blue Jays for eight runs in 3.1 innings. To put that into perspective, he had given up just 11 runs all season before that. While one start does not make someone worth dropping, his lack of strikeouts, and inability to go deep into games make him not really worth taking the chance on at this point.
John Danks, White Sox: He had given up only six runs in four starts prior to Sunday. He gave up six in five innings to the Twins then. Again, Danks doesn’t miss any bats, so blowups can happen at any time. That is the third time on the season that he gave up six or more runs in a start.
Jorge De La Rosa, Rockies: The honeymoon is over. Over his last three outings, De La Rosa has given up 14 runs in 14.2 innings pitched. Bench him or drop him until he turns it back around. If he can turn it back around.
Ricky Nolasco, Twins: He had a string of good starts in May, but he is reverting to old habits again. He allows way too many baserunners, and has only turned in one quality start in seven tries since May 18th. His WHIP is 1.56 on the season. You can do much better than that!
Ryan Vogelsong, Giants: He has allowed 13 runs in 16 innings in his last three starts. He doesn’t strike out many, and doesn’t go deep into games. There really isn’t any reason to keep playing Russian Roulette with him.
Come back tomorrow for the relievers!