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!
I see that I didn’t offer any hitter advice yesterday…whoops.
Mine enemies are snapping up Marco Estrada left and right. I’m kind of hoping today is one of his ugly outings now. He’s a good play for strikeouts against the Cardinals.
Bruce Chen faces the Twins. If he’s not the Chen for you, try Wei-Yin Chin against the A’s.
Randy Wells gets to faces a Phillies lineup that just can’t do anything these days.
I mistakenly said yesterday that Dillon Gee faces the Pirates. He actually faces the Rockies in Colorado. AVOID. (sorry).
Randall Delgado does face the Pirates. I’m gambling on him in one league.
I think it’s a Jonny Gomes day. With him, you’re either going to get power output or a bunch of strikeouts.
Waiver pitching is thin tomorrow. Tommy Hunter isn’t a great pitcher, but he will be facing the A’s. It seems as though I automatically recommend pitchers facing the A’s.
Tim Hudson is set to come off the disabled list with a friendly Pirates assignment.
Hold Campana for tomorrow. He’ll get to wield his lefty stroke against Kyle Kendrick.
I mentioned yesterday that Jordan Walden was at risk due to the Angels’ urge to shake things up. Well, looks like Scott Downs will assume the mantle of closer temporarily while Walden “works on his stuff.”
Congrats to fellow THTer Mark who picked a killer day from Scott Hairston. He hit for the cycle, going 4-for-5 with three runs and four RBI.
Jake Arrieta really was the best starter to pick up yesterday, but it wasn’t his day: 5.2 IP, 3 K, 6.35 ERA, 1.06 WHIP
Despite naysayers in the comments yesterday, Paul Maholm overcame the odds and recorded the win: 6.1 IP, 1 K, 1.42 ERA, 0.79 WHIP
Mike Leake got stomped on by the Astros and his defense: 3.2 IP, 1 K, 7.38 ERA, 1.91 WHIP
Marlon Byrd was 2-for-5 with one RBI.
Thames was 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs, and one RBI.
John Mayberry Jr. did not start and went 1-for-1 as a pinch hitter. Shrug.
Readers, what do you think, win or loss today? The hitters did well but the pitchers hurt a bit.