Thursday, May 1, 2008

Stream Team - Week 5

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, May 2
Shaun Marcum: He is facing the White Sox at home on Friday. Marcum keeps the walks and hits to a minimum so he should be good for a 1.25 WHIP or better. His opponent Mark Buehrle has been pitching well but I’m going with the home arm in this battle.

Saturday, May 3
John Lannan: Riding the hot hand here. Lannan was recommended last week and he threw 7 shutout innings. He is home facing the Pirates and Paul Maholm, fresh off his complete game.

Sunday, May 4
Tom Glavine: Glavine is home against the struggling Bronson Arroyo and the Reds. Glavine has pitched well this year even though he is without a win. In his last outing he went 6 innings and gave up only 2 runs. He probably won’t rack up the strikeouts but if he can put up a quality start he’ll have a good chance at getting a win.

Last week’s results: 3-0-0, Season Total: 4-1-1
Mark Buehrle: ND, 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 K, 5 Base Runners. Buehrle was in line for the win until the bullpen blew it for him.

Luke Hochevar: W, 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 K, 8 BR

John Lannan: W, 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 K, 8 BR

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