Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Stream Team - Week 9

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

My season winning percentage in this column is now an ugly .500. That is unacceptable. My goal heading into the season with this column was to find a useful H2H spot start option for the three days of the weekend at least two-thirds of the time. Hopefully this weekend will get me back on track.

Friday, May 30th
Todd Wellemeyer: Wellemeyer faces off against the Phil Dumatrait and the Pirates. The current Pitt lineup is hitting only .200 against Wellemeyer. In his last four outings Wellemeyer has provided the Cards with Quality Starts. He'll look to continue that streak on Friday.

Saturday, May 31st
Josh Banks: Banks has only thrown 8 innings this year, but they are of the scoreless variety. Without much else to go on, this is purely a play against the Giants inept offense (though they are proving me wrong right now as they hammer the D-Backs).

Sunday, June 1st
Darrell Rasner: Rasner may or may not be available on the wire in your league. If he is, I'd consider holding onto him until his hot streak subsides. He will get the start on Sunday against Blackburn and the Twins. Rasner, like Wellemeyer, has four straight Quality Starts. The current Twins lineup is also hitless against Rasner (albeit in a tiny sample size). I like Rasner to throw another Quality Start in this one.

Last Week's Results: 1-2-0, Season Total: 8-8-2

Olsen: L, 3.1 IP, 5 ER, 11 BR, 2 SO (Awful)

Jackson: W, 5.0 IP, 3 ER, 9 BR, 2 SO (mediocre, but got the W)

Parra: ND, 4.1 IP, 6 ER, 10 BR, 3 SO (not his best outing)

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