Laughter In The Dark: Good Matchups
Atlanta Braves: 4 vs. FLA; 4 vs. CHC. Eight-game weeks don't come around very often, so while it's disappointing Chipper Jones is out, Andruw Jones, Kelly Johnson, Edgar Renteria, Brian McCann and Jeff Francoeur should be eminently useable in weekly leagues, what with the extra at-bats. To make matters more favorable, Sergio Mitre has a strained hammy, which means the Bravos may get a lesser opposing pitcher on Monday, and you have to believe Carlos Zambrano and his fleet fists aren't going to make their scheduled start on Wednesday, either.
Cleveland Indians: 3 vs. KC; 3 @CIN. Sure, the Royals may not be the utter disaster we remember from the past several seasons, but their team ERA is still 4.75, fourth-worst in baseball, and their team WHIP is still 1.50. Then the Tribe go to Cincinnati's bandbox, a stadium that was very friendly to them last season, when they scored eight, 12 and six runs in their three games at Great American.