Friday, May 3, 2013

Fantasy Baseball Week 6 - Preferred Pitching Matchups

There are a TON of interleague games this week!

The Texas Rangers will play one game against the Chicago Cubs on Monday followed by a 2 game series in Milwaukee.  That's 3 days without a DH and Lance Berkman will have to play some first base and probably take a night off.

The New York Yankees will be without the DH during a 3 game series in Colorado against the Rockies.  My guess would be that Travis Hafner gets to play some first base and Lyle Overbay get a day or two off.  Either way there should be a bunch of runs scored in this series!

The Chicago White Sox head to New York to take on the Mets for two games.  Don't expect Adam Dunn to play any outfield at Citi Field but they could give Paul Konerko a day off and let Dunn play first.

The Detroit Tigers head to Washington D.C. to take on the Nationals for a two game set and Alex Avila will have to catch if he wants to get any playing time, but they have this guy name Victor Martinez who is pretty good.

In another two game series, the Seattle Mariners will be without the DH in Pittsburgh against the Pirates.  I am pretty sure Kendrys Morales will play first base spelling Justin Smoak.

The Tampa Bay Rays host the San Diego Padres for 3 to end the week.  San Diego could throw Kyle Blanks, Alexi Amarista or Jesus Guzman a couple of extra ABs with the addition of the DH.

The Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants and Tampa Bay Rays will host 7 home games.

The Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays will all play 7 games on the road.

The Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets will get 6 home games.

The Los Angeles Angels, Miami Marlins, and New York Yankees will play 6 games on the road.

The Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals each play just 5 times this week.
 

Two Start Pitchers
Bronson Arroyo - Cincinnati Reds
CJ Wilson - Los Angeles Angels

Clay Buchholz - Boston Red Sox
Cliff Lee - Philadelphia Phillies
Hiroki Kuroda - New York Yankees
  • at Jorge de la Rosa - Colorado Rockies
  • at James Shields - Kansas City Royals
Hyun-Jin Ryu - Los Angeles Dodgers
  • vs Trevor Cahill - Arizona Diamondbacks
  • vs Wade LeBlanc - Miami Marlins
James Shields - Kansas City Royals
  • at Wei-Yin Chen - Baltimore Orioles
  • vs Hiroki Kuroda - New York Yankees
Jarrod Parker - Oakland Athletics
Jeremy Hellickson - Tampa Bay Rays
Kris Medlen - Atlanta Braves
Madison Bumgarner - San Francisco Giants
  • vs Cliff Lee - Philadelphia Phillies
  • vs Paul Maholm - Atlanta Braves
Paul Maholm - Atlanta Braves   
  • at Bronson Arroyo - Cincinnati Reds
  • at Madison Bumgarner - San Francisco Giants
Ryan Dempster BOS
  • vs Scott Diamond - Minnesota Twins
  • vs J.A. Happ - Toronto Blue Jays
Scott Diamond - Minnesota Twins
  • at Ryan Dempster - Boston Red Sox
  • vs Wei-Yin Chen - Baltimore Orioles
Tommy Milone - Oakland Athletics
Trevor Cahill - Arizona Diamondbacks
  • at Hyun-Jin Ryu - Los Angeles Dodgers
  • vs Cliff Lee- Philadelphia Phillies
Wei-Yin Chen - Baltimore Orioles
  • vs James Shields - Kansas City Royals
  • at Scott Diamond - Minnesota Twins
Streaming Pitching
Nick Tepesch - Texas Rangers
  • @ Scott Feldman - Chicago Cubs (Mon, May 6)
    • You could honestly pick either pitcher in this one but I like Tepesch upside and the Rangers bats are better.
Kyle Kendrick - Philadelphia Phillies
  • @ Tim Lincecum - San Francisco Giants (Tues, May 7)
    • Kendrick has been excellent this season and the Phillies tend to give him solid run support.  Lincecum likes to give up runs so this is a great combination.
Jason Marquis - San Diego Padres
  • vs Ricky Nolasco - Miami Marlins (Wed, May 8)
    • Marquis is 5-1 as far as quality starts go.  He got rocked by the Brewers, but if you remove that start, he is 3-1 with a 2.89 ERA.  He has had some issues keeping the ball from going over the fence, but the Marlins are not a threat to hit home runs.
Dan Straily - Oakland Athletics
  • @ Hisashi Iwakuma- Seattle Mariners (Fri, May 10)
    • Straily's two starts since being called up for Brett Anderson have not gone as smoothly as his first starts, but he still has massive potential.  The Mariners don't possess a deadly offense and Oakland has ended up winning all three of Straily's starts.
Jose Quintana - Chicago White Sox
  • vs Jerome Williams - Los Angeles Angels (Sat, May 11)
    • Quintana continues to keep the White Sox in games and the Angels were a 3 run 8th inning away from being swept by the Houston Astros!
Roberto Hernandez - Tampa Bay Rays
  • vs Eric Stults - San Diego Padres
    • Hernandez is so much better at home and usually gets beat by the long ball, which is not the Padres specialty.
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