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!
Felix Doubront is up to 44 percent owned. If he’s still available, he faces the Marlins today.
To recap what I said yesterday, Nathan Eovaldi is liked by other writers I respect but I haven’t had an opportunity to form an opinion on him. The Angels aren’t the most difficult match-up in baseball, but it certainly isn’t an easy assignment. Avoid unless you think you know something I don’t (which is very possible).
J.A. Happ against the Giants could go very well. Then again, most of Happ’s season could have gone very well thanks to solid peripherals… but it hasn’t.
Tomorrow marks what I believe is the inaugural recommendation of Barry Zito. He’s 28 percent owned and will take on the Astros.
Joe Blanton has the coveted Twins match-up, but he’s burned me frequently this year. I’m wary and will probably pass on the opportunity.
On the other side of that match-up, Scott Diamond gets the pleasure of facing a mostly ineffective Phillies lineup.
Nothing to report.
Wei-Yin Chen survived his not quite “safe” outing with a win and otherwise undesirable numbers: 6.1 IP, 4 K, 5.68 ERA, 1.58 WHIP
Alex Cobb had a rougher go of things: 6.2 IP, 6 K, 6.75 ERA, 1.50 WHIP
Clay Buchholz should be rostered after last night’s win: 7 IP, 9 K, 1.29 ERA, 1.00 WHIP
Max Scherzer had a typical evening: 6 IP, 8 K, 4.50 ERA, 1.67 WHIP
Ryan Doumit was 3-for-5 with two runs.
Ben Revere was 3-for-5 with two RBI.
Jim Thome was 2-for-4 with one run, two RBI, and one walk.
Andruw Jones turned in an 0-for-3 night.
Rajai Davis was similarly disappointing with a 0-for-3 performance.
Colby Rasmus was 1-for-4.