Thursday, June 28, 2012
The daily grind 6-28Posted by Brad Johnson at 5:50am
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!
You can go looking for Trevor Bauer, but odds are he's not available.
Wei-Yin Chen is starting to become scarce too. He'll face the Indians today.
Seth Smith has a good match-up against Scott Feldman.
David Murphy had a big day yesterday and will look to follow it up against Tyson Ross.
With Kyle Kendrick pitching, Pedro Alvarez and Alex Presley have a larger than usual platoon advantage.
Tyler Moore should get a shot at Josh Outman.
Ross Detwiler has a decent match-up against the Braves tomorrow. He's more of a medium risk, medium reward type. His is also the only waiver wire match-up I would consider.
Try Michael Saunders against Aaron Cook or Daniel Nava against Hector Noesi.
The Rockies should find a way to sneak Tyler Colvin into the lineup against Jason Marquis. Playing time is far from guaranteed, though.
Ben Revere should get back to his high average ways against Luis Mendoza.
Two consecutive quiet days on the reliever front. What is this world coming to?
Sergio Santos had another setback in his rehab, which is certainly a worrying sign. At this point, it might be time to consider this a lost season for Santos.
Jonathon Niese pitched well in a blowout win: 7 IP, 6 K, 1.29 ERA, 1.29 WHIP
Jarrod Parker pitched well but walked a few too many. He earned the win with: 7 IP, 9 K, 1.29 ERA, 1.00 WHIP
Tyler Moore had a big day. He went 3-for-5 with one home run, two runs, and two RBI.
Dayan Viciedo was 0-for-4. Forget I mentioned him. Did you notice how well Tyler Moore did?
Seth Smith was 0-for-2 with a walk.
Rajai Davis was 0-for-4.
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