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!
Erik Bedard hasn’t been crisp recently, but you have to like the match-up against the Phillies.
Dillon Gee also has a good match-up as he takes on the Cubs.
Jonathon Niese is heavily owned at 40 percent, but if he’s available in your league, that Cubs match-up should remain friendly.
Jarrod Parker against the Mariners seems palatable.
Hang onto Viciedo, Nick Blackburn starts tomorrow.
I tend to forget about guys when I start them every day in multiple leagues. Use Rajai Davis against Jon Lester tomorrow. Those outside of the 12 percent who own him are missing out on a great run of production.
Sean Burnett blew a save in middle relief, but that’s hardly news.
My best recommendation yesterday was probably not to use Justin Grimm. It was ugly.
Jake Westbrook forgot a stat category for his fantasy owners: 6 IP, 0 K, 3.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP
Travis Wood was superb while earning the win: 7 IP, 6 K, 0.00 ERA, 0.86 WHIP
Alex Cobb bit the bullet yesterday while giving the Rays eight innings. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help your fantasy team: 8 IP, 1 K, 9.00 ERA, 1.63 WHIP
Nathan Eovaldi also had a terrible start. I was saved from the pain by secondary roster moves in preparation of Chase Utley‘s return tomorrow. I hope something intervened on your behalf as well: 5 IP, 1 K, 14.40 ERA, 2.20 WHIP
Alex Presley was 0-for-4.
Pedro Alvarez had an empty 2-for-4.
Seth Smith was 1-for-3 with one solo home run, one run, and one RBI.
Tyler Moore was 1-for-3 with a walk.
Scott Hairston was 0-for-4.