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 recommended Wade Miley yesterday and then saw him get added in three of my leagues. I’m not sure I like helping my opponents beat me. In any case, Miley is up to 25 percent owned and is the only remotely streamable pitcher for the day.
I said yesterday that you could cross your fingers that Juan Francisco would start tonight, but he started last night so I’d expect him to sit.
It’s been an ugly week for pitcher streaming. Kyle Drabek is only 29 percent owned and starts against the Angels. It’s a difficult assignment, but it’s the best waiver match-up of the day.
You could try James McDonald against the Reds if you’re feeling ballsy. He’s only five percent owned.
Shelley Duncan faces another lefty.
Carlos Marmol had a meltdown, ruining a 3-0 lead in the ninth. Rafael Dolis was ultimately charged with the blown save but we all know who’s to blame. If the Cubs had anything remotely closer-ish, Marmol would be out of a job right now. As it stands, he’ll probably get more opportunities. James Russell and Dolis are the fallback options.
Another strong outing from Detwiler. He got the win along with: 6.1 IP, 2 K, 1.42 ERA, 0.95 WHIP
I recommended rostering Danny Duffy but not starting him. I ignored my advice in two of three leagues that I owned. Maybe you did, too. He got the win: 5.1 IP, 6 K, 3.38 ERA, 1.50 WHIP
David Phelps was Okay but wasn’t stretched out enough. That’s my fault for not seeing the obvious: 4 IP, 5 K, 4.50 ERA, 1.50 WHIP
Strong outing from Randall Delgado, but he took the loss: 8 IP, 5 K, 2.25 ERA, 0.75 WHIP
Juan Pierre was 2-for-4 with a run.
Tony Campana did not start and went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter.
Scott went an empty 1-for-4.
Duncan failed to deliver against John Danks; he was 0-for-4.