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!
Wei-Yin Chen has a favorable match-up against the Pirates that isn’t quite good enough to be called “safe.”
Alex Cobb is set to take on the Mets.
Felix Doubront is up to 43 percent owned, but he’s available in some of my leagues so he’s worth a mention. I’ll be using him at least once tomorrow.
Nathan Eovaldi has an avoidable match-up against the Angels. I mention him because other writers like him. I haven’t seen him since last season and I was unimpressed.
J.A. Happ will face the Giants. He’s having a stealthily decent season.
Raul Ibanez is back to being widely available at 34 percent owned. He’ll face Tim Hudson, who’e been a bit banged up and could be rusty. The game is in Atlanta, so it wouldn’t be a total shock if Ibanez sat.
Mark Melancon is back in the picture in Boston. The Sox recalled Melancon to take the roster spot of Rich Hill. Alfredo Aceves recently blew a save, but currently appears to have a firm grip on the role.
One of Chris Capuano‘s worst outings of the year: 5 IP, 2 K, 3.60 ERA, 2.40 WHIP
Palatable outing from Garrett Richards: 5 IP, 4 K, 1.80 ERA, 1.80 WHIP
Ibanez was 1-for-3 with one home run, one run, one RBI and one walk.
Daniel Nava sat due to a cortisone shot in his hand. Rajai Davis played but did nothing.