Fantasy Forecaster: Phillies poised to improve?

Updated: April 22, 2007, 10:33 AM ET
By Christopher Harris | ESPN.com
Laughter In The Dark: Good Match-Ups

New York Mets: 3 vs. COL; 3 @WAS. Here are the Mets' six projected opposing starting pitchers for this week: Taylor Buchholz, Aaron Cook, Josh Fogg, Matt Chico, Jerome Williams and Jason Bergmann. Now that you've wiped the drool off your face... If only Carlos Beltran could, like, hit a baseball in Shea Stadium.

Oakland A's: 2 @BAL; 2 vs. SEA; 3 vs. TB. From the bad list to the good in a single week? Surely I must be blown away by Oakland's resounding 16-4 pummeling of Texas Friday night. Well, it didn't hurt. But actually, I like this schedule. Tampa Bay has the worst collective ERA in the majors (surprise!), and though the A's get Scott Kazmir next Sunday, they'll get fat and happy before then. Additionally, the Sons of Chuck O. Finley see a Felix-Hernandez-less Mariners squad for two, and Seattle has the third-worst collective ERA in baseball even with King Felix's sterling two outings mixed in.

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