Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The daily grind 5-15Posted by Brad Johnson at 5:53am
The Daily Grind provides daily match-up advice based on my every-morning waiver wire search. I welcome advice to help make this column more effective. Ownership rates are from Yahoo!
Wade Miley and Anthony Bass headline today's list of waiver wire streamables. Miley faces the Matt Kemp-less Dodgers while Bass takes on the Nationals.
Michael Brantley will benefit from seeing some bad Twins pitchers.
Andruw Jones will probably start against Wei-Yin Chen.
Josh Reddick and Seth Smith find themselves facing Ervin Santana.
There are several employable options on the pitching side for tomorrow but no must-starts.
Chris Capuano will face the Padres at Petco.
Mike Minor draws the Marlins and is only 34 percent owned thanks to a couple bad outings.
Felipe Paulino will see the Orioles in his third start since coming off the disabled list. The results have been good to date.
The Rangers face another lefty, which means another start for Craig Gentry.
Lefty masher Matt Diaz will probably be in the lineup for the Braves against Mark Buehrle.
I don't really understand how Kirk Nieuwenhuis is only 10 percent owned. He's the perfect fantasy roster glue. Regardless, he faces Mike Leake tomorrow so get him in your lineup.
Jeff Keppinger is available. He's stealthily crept onto the scene as an everyday player with second and third base eligibility.
This might be the first time there is little news to report on the closer front. It's been a crazy year.
David Robertson has been dealing with discomfort in his side so Rafael Soriano is the temporary closer. Don't be surprised if Soriano is allowed to run with the role.
Addison Reed picked up a save yesterday, so it appears his nightmare outing didn't lose him the job.
Big day for Christian Friedrich, but the Rockies couldn't get him the win: 7 IP, 10 K, 1.29 ERA, 1.00 WHIP
Drew Smyly struggled through his outing: 5 IP, 4 K, 7.20 ERA, 1.20 WHIP
Tim Stauffer was hittable: 5 IP, 5 K, 5.40 ERA, 2.00 WHIP
People are starting to figure out that maybe they should own Ryan Doumit. He went 1-for-3 with a home run, one run, two RBI, and a walk.
Brantley failed to get to Carl Pavano with an 0-for-4 evening.
Gentry's been busy for the Rangers. He went 0-for-2 with a walk last night.
Taylor Green was 1-for-3 with a walk.
Juan Pierre was 0-for-4.
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