Thursday, May 15, 2008

Stream Team - Week 7

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

This weekend marks the outset of 2008 interleague play. We are going to roll with the Florida arms and hope they can provide some help in the pitching categories this fantasy week.

Friday, May 16th
Scott Olsen: Olsen is set to face off against Brett Tomko and the hapless Royals at home. Kansas City has scored the least amount of runs in the AL (136), meanwhile Florida is 7-3 in their last 10 games and sits atop the NL East. Olsen has been hit or miss this season, throwing gems like he did against the Brewers earlier this month and getting into trouble in others (not as much trouble as he used to though - see photo). The inept Royal offense should prove to be a nice matchup.

Saturday, May 17th
Matt Garza: Garza faces of against Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals in St. Louis. Garza is coming off a dominating performance against the Yankees where he pitched seven shutout innings. The Cardinals have been sputtering as of late and have scored more than three runs in a game only once in the last week. Here's hoping that Garza can build on that last performance.

Sunday, May 18th
Edwin Jackson: Jackson, like teammate Matt Garza, is coming off a dominating performance against the Yankees. He threw eight shutout innings but Percival blew the save. Jackson is facing off against Kyle Lohse, who has lost his last 3 decisions during which he's given up 19 ER in 17 IP.

Last Week's Results: 1-2-0, Season Total: 6-5-1
Gil Meche: L, 5.0 IP, 5 ER, 8 Base Runners, 2 SO

Jamie Moyer: L, 4.0 IP, 6 ER, 10 BR, 1 SO (Never Again, I've learned my lesson)

Jeff Suppan: W, 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 11 BR, 4 SO (Didn't help the WHIP, but got the win and kept the ERA down)

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