Thursday, June 5, 2008

Stream Team - Week 10

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

Last week I gave myself an ultimatum: Get back on track such that I'm picking useful spot starters 66% of the time, or else. So far so good. Last week I did just that. Let's see if I can keep rolling along.

Friday, June 6th

Darrell Rasner: Rasner was my lone dud last week. He is still available in over 40% of ten team leagues and that number will likely get smaller after his next start. He is scheduled to face the Royals on Friday. Everyone knows that the Royals have the worst offense in the AL. In fact, their 218 runs scored is good for worst in the entire major leagues. Look for Rasner to rebound from his last outing and get a W.

Saturday, June 7th

Cha Seung Baek: Baek is set to face off against the Mets at home. He has only faced Carlos Delgado (0-2) so this will be a first look for the NY bats. Given the Mets road record (13-17) and the fact that this game takes place in spacious Petco Park, I like Baek to give up no more than three runs here. If the Padres can get on base in front of red-hot A-Gonz then Baek could be in line for a W. Not to mention the fact that O. Perez will be walking the ballpark all night.

Sunday, June 8th

Phil Dumatrait: Let's go with the hot hand here. The D-Back's lineup is pretty good (especially against lefties) but Dumatrait has been solid in his last few outings. His latest was a tough luck loss to Way-Rod and the Astros. Look for Dumatrait to put up a Quality Start in this one.

Last Week's Results: 2-1-0, Season Total: 10-9-2

Todd Wellemeyer: W, 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 8 Base Runners, 4 Ks

Josh Banks: W, 9.0 IP, 0 ER, 6 BR, 5 Ks (Got to love the CGSO)

Darrell Rasner: L, 5.1 IP, 4 ER, 10 BR, 5 Ks (The Ks were nice but this one is a L)

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