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!
Three waiver guys have solid match-ups. Chris Capuano faces the Padres at Petco. The always-unpredictable Mike Minor has the Marlins. And Felipe Paulino sees the surprisingly hot Orioles in his third start since coming off the disabled list.
Zach McAllister is probably playable against the Mariners.
James McDonald is set to face the Nationals. As Yahoo’s splash page pointed out, he’s using his slider more frequently this year, but it’s by no means absurd. His slider usage has climbed from roughly five percent to 13 percent.
Reliever madness is back in full swing after a one-day hiatus.
Good day for my pitching picks.
Anthony Bass was fantastic while earning the win: 8 IP, 7 K, 1.13 ERA, 0.75 WHIP
Wade Miley also earned the win: 6.2 IP, 5 K, 1.35 ERA, 1.35 WHIP
Michael Brantley was 2-for-4 with a stolen base.
Andruw Jones was 0-for-2 with a walk.
Josh Reddick was 0-for-2 with two walks.
Seth Smith was 0-for-3.