Thursday, May 8, 2008

Stream Team - Week 6

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 9
Gil Meche: Meche faces off against Trachsel and the Orioles at home. His ERA and WHIP are unsightly (5.98 and 1.52 respectively) but he has been solid in his last two outings. Against Cleveland on the 4th he threw 7 shutout innings and struck out 4.

Saturday, May 10
Jamie Moyer: Moyer faces off against young phenom Tim Lincecum and the hapless Giants in San Francisco. This spot start is purely based on the inept Giants offense. Moyer did, however, have a strong outing agaisnt the D-Backs, allowing 2 ER in 7 innings while striking out 5. Many people employ a streaming strategy based on who is pitching against the Giants. I would not follow that exclusively, but this particular play (Moyer and the Phils) is certainly warranted.

Sunday, May 4
Jeff Suppan: Suppan is a two-start pitcher this week so he might not be readily available in NL-only leagues. The key to this matchup (at home vs. Looper and the Cards) is that the Brewers generally feast on Looper. In 101 ABs the Brew Crew is hitting .337 against Braden.

Last week’s results: 1-2-0, Season Total: 5-3-1

Shaun Marcum: 6.2 IP, Win, 5 Base Runners, 9 Ks.

John Lannan: His start got moved up to Friday so he wasn't availabe. I am taking a loss for this, however, b/c he got rocked on Friday night (5 ER in 3 IP).

Tom Glavine: 4.2 IP, ND, 12 BR, 6 ER, 3 SO. I took a gamble on the old guy and lost.

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