Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/7/12
Start 'Em Doug Fister (@SEA, @OAK) Making his first since suffering a side strain on April 7, Fister could not ask for a better transitional slate. Not only are Oakland and Seattle near the bottom in runs per game and batting average in the American League, but Safeco Park and O.co Coliseum are two of the more pitcher-friendly premises in the majors. The latter is especially true in Fister's case, as the 28-year-old posted a 3.00 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 78 innings in Seattle last year as a member of the Mariners, with a 1.98 ERA and 0.80 WHIP in two outings in Oakland. Ted Lilly (SF, COL) Thanks to Matt Kemp's sizzling start and the euphoria surrounding the sale of the team, Lilly's performance this spring (1.38 ERA, 0.85 WHIP in 26 innings) has went under the radar. This week's matchups will provide a platform for Lilly to continue this dominance, as San Francisco's offense, which was middling at best with Pablo Sandoval, is far less formidable without the services of Kung Fu P...
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