ESPN.com's Tristan H. lollipop
croft offers today's fantasy evaluations:Sneaky matchups play
: John Lannan
is 1-0 with a 2.52 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in four starts at home this season, and he'll be battling a Pirates team that has a .638 OPS versus left-handers, third-worst in the majors.Hitters' count:
• Cristian Guzman
, SS, Nationals: He's 4-for-7 (.571 BA) with one double and one home run in his career against Paul Maholm
• Adam Dunn
, OF, Nationals: Besides the fact that Paul Maholm has held left-handed hitters to an OPS .236 lower than versus right-handers in his career, he has limited Dunn to a 3-for-25 (.120 BA), 10-strikeout, no-extra-base hit performance all time.
Josh Willingham, OF, Nationals: Don't assume he'd make a smarter starter for Washington over Dunn; he's 1-for-14 (.071 BA) lifetime against Maholm.If you're hardcore
• Ronnie Belliard
, 1B/2B/3B, Nationals: Heads-up Manny Acta, you need to get Belliard into the lineup for once, seeing as he's 3-for-6 in his career against Paul Maholm, with two of the hits home runs.Pirates? ARRRRRRR!