Thursday, June 12, 2008

Stream Team - Week 11

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

The spot starters available this weekend for interleague play are a little shaky but let's give it a shot.

Friday, June 13th
Kyle Kendrick: Kendrick is at St. Louis on Friday facing off against the other Kyle. The key to thsi match-up is the absence of Pujols. Kendrick isn't good for much (or anything really) but not having to face Pujols will allow him to potentially sneak in a win here. The ERA and WHIP might be ugly, but if you are hurting in the win column there are worse plays than this one (maybe not - I really hate this pick).

Saturday, June 14th
Wandy Rodgriguez: Home against the Yanks. This is a tough one. Wandy has been briliant in his last two outings (0 ERs), but he will be facing a lot of hot hitters in this match up. Way-Rod is usually magic at home though and I can see a Quality Start from him in this one.

Sunday, June 15th
Dana Eveland: A familiar theme in this space is targeting inept offenses. I've been burned a couple of times this year picking against the Giants but let's try it again anyway. Eveland was a little wild in his last two starts but was still able to pitch himself out of jams. Don't expect him to go much further than 5.0 innings here but a W is certainly attainable.

Last Week's Results: 3-0-0, Season Total: 13-9-2
Darrell Rasner: L, 8.0 IP, 2 ER, 9 Base Runners, 4 Ks (Tough-luck loss but a help in ERA and WHIP)

Cha Seung Baek: ND, 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 9 BR, 2 Ks (Quality Start was helpful in WHIP)

Phil Dumatrait: W, 5.2 IP, 2 ER, 6 BR, 3 Ks (Gets the W and helped in WHIP)

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