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!
There are several pitchers you can try. Some options are better than others.
Marco Estrada against the Twins tops my list for today. I’m using him in two leagues.
Jarrod Parker takes on the Giants in what newsmongers call the battle of the bay.
Daniel Bard will face a fairly impotent Phillies lineup.
Rajai Davis should be in to face the lefty.
Roster Drew Smyly. He’s owned in 39 percent of leagues so he’s available to somebody. He faces the Pirates tomorrow. Use him tomorrow and then keep him.
Christian Friedrich makes his third favorable match-up start. It’s also his third big league start. Someday, he’ll face a real lineup, but the Mariners won’t provide that challenge tomorrow.
Jeanmar Gomez against the Marlins isn’t a terrible match-up if the juicy ones above aren’t available.
Keep using Ibanez. This time it will be against Homer Bailey.
Hang on to Dirks against A.J. Burnett.
It was yet another one of those nights…
Aroldis Chapman blew the save in the seventh inning yesterday.
Brandon League blew his third save of the year.
James McDonald was helpful: 5.2 IP, 11 K, 4.76 ERA, 0.88 WHIP
Zach McAllister‘s outing was similar, but less exciting: 5.2 IP, 6 K, 4.76 ERA, 1.41
Juan Pierre was 2-for-5 with one run.
Thames was 1-for-4 with one run.
Ibanez was 0-for-3 with a walk.
Dirks was 1-for-3 with a home run, one run, one RBI, and one walk.
I’ll make the usual offer. Get me up to 270 Twitter followers and I’ll make sure you have TDG picks through the weekend.