Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The daily grind 5-30Posted by Brad Johnson at 5:57am
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!
Alex Cobb has a streamable match-up against the White Sox. Consider hanging on to him if you're in a deep league.
Anthony Bass faces everyone's favorite basement dwellers in the battle of 17-win teams. Only one team can boast the fewest wins in the NL after today.
Christian Friedrich draws the surprisingly non-awful Astros. Still, it's a weak and exploitable offense.
David Murphy versus Blake Beavan could get you some roto stats.
Matt Adams will face an up and down Tim Hudson.
Ryan Doumit donned his catchers gear yesterday for the first time in awhile. But you don't care, you just want to know that he's facing Tyson Ross today.
Ty Wigginton against Dillon Gee certainly sounds favorable to Wigs.
So tomorrow is one of those times when NOBODY is playing. Three games.
If you insist on streaming a starter, your options quite literally end at Jeremy Guthrie. Sit this one out. To be doubly clear, that is not a recommendation of Guthrie.
Carlos Gomez might get the start. Or he might not. It's hard to say if he'll play when there's a righty on the mound.
Brian Bogusevic will probably start for the Astros against Guthrie. There's a chance Travis Buck might take that spot.
Try to correctly guess which one of Will Middlebrooks or Ryan Sweeney will start today and you will have won today's meager jackpot.
Brian Fuentes allowed a walk-off, three-run bomb to Josh Willingham. Save blown. The A's have a handful of pitchers who are identically talented, so this could be a season-long revolving door.
I'm told John Rocker is "throwing political hardballs" now. That is clearly a man who deserves his stage.
Homer Bailey worked out well for me, how about you? He earned the win: 9 IP, 5 K, 1.00 ERA, 0.56 WHIP
I warned you about bad innings with Joe Blanton, but yesterday just went badly. There seems to be an inverse correlation between my recommendation and his performance, which is frustrating. 5 IP, 4 K, 10.80 ERA, 2.2 WHIP
Jarrod Parker skated in and out of danger in a no-run, no decision: 6 IP, 4 K, 0.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP
An unexciting 1-for-4 for Jason Kubel.
Seth Smith was 1-for-3 with one run.
Craig Gentry had a solid night. He went 2-for-3 with a walk and one stolen base.
Wigginton pulled a Kubel by posting an empty 1-for-4.
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