Thursday, April 24, 2008

Stream Team, Week 4

Every week we’ll take a look at less-heralded starting pitchers that have favorable weekend match-ups.

As we do every week, let’s take a look at which pitchers may be able to help you in the pitching categories this weekend.

Friday, April 25
Mark Buehrle: He is facing the Orioles at home on Friday. The players on the current Oriole roster have been held to just 29 hits in 142 total ABs against Buehrle (.204 AVG). He has gone 7 innings in this last 3 starts with a quality start in two of those outings.

Saturday, April 26
Luke Hochevar: This is purely a strikeout play. He faces the Blue Jays at home on Saturday. Hochevar was recently called up and he had a rough outing against the A’s, lasting only 4.2 innings and giving up 6 runs on 9 hits. He did however strike out 5 in those 4.2 innings. If your ratios are locked up for the week and you are trailing in Ks, you could do worse than Luke.

Sunday, April 27
John Lannan: Here’s another stikeout play. Lannan struck out 11 Mets over 6 innings in his second to last start. On Tuesday he held the Braves scoreless over 7 innings to pick up his first win of the season. Facing the strikeout prone Marlins on Sunday, Lannan is in line for a nice fantasy day.

Last week’s results: 1-1-1
Todd Wellemeyer: Win, 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 K, 6 Baserunners

Wandy Rodriguez: ND, 4 IP, 1 ER, 5 K, 8 BR (left game with injury – I’m calling this one a draw)

Nate Robertson: L, 5 IP, 5 ER, 5 K, 9 BR (I originally thought that he was pitching against Marcum. If I had known that he was facing Burnett I might have gone a different route)

No comments: