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!
Christian Friedrich makes his debut against the Padres in lovely Petco Park. I’ll be starting him in three quarters of my daily roster leagues.
Anthony Bass is on the other side of that match-up. He’s turned into a fairly reliable guy in the early going, but I’m still using him pnly for home starts.
Drew Smyly draws the coveted Mariners match-up. When you watch the Mariners play, there’s always a chance for a no-hitter.
There are only six games tomorrow. My suggestion is to take a pass on the day. Henderson Alvarez will face the Twins, but he never strikes anybody out, so take that into consideration.
Francisco Cordero appears to have a fork in him. He blew the save last night and took the loss. I don’t have a strong handle on who is next in line for the Blue Jays—probably a platoon of Casey Janssen and Jason Frasor—but it’s painfully clear that Cordero needs to be moved to a never-relief role.
Did you know that Chris Perez has the most saves to date? Baseball is a weird game.
My starters imploded all over my teams yesterday. Danny Duffy‘s mess was avoidable through foresight: 4.1 IP, 1 K, 6.23 ERA, 2.77 WHIP. Daniel Bard‘s middling outing caught me off-guard: 7 IP, 1 K, 6.43 ERA, 1.43 WHIP.
Juan Pierre did his thing: 2-for-5 with one run and one stolen base.
Laynce Nix did not play. I was unaware he has been battling a sore calf for the last few days.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a nice night going 2-for-3 with one walk, two runs, and two RBI.