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!
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Pitcher (to start): Marco Estrada is back with yet another chance to impress me. I keep giving him chances and he keeps turning in middling performances. He’ll be facing the Braves today, so he’s far from a lock for strong production.
Dan Straily is back on the bump after nearly a month-long hiatus from the majors. He’s had two strong outings and one poor one thus far, so it will be interesting to see how he does against a potent offense like the Angels.
Pitcher (bum): Ubaldo Jimenez is a shadow of his former self, and the Rangers will get an opportunity to see if they can hit shadows.
Maybe I’ve been watching too many Phillies games, but I have this feeling that Nathan Eovaldi is not going to have a pleasant experience tonight.
I like the idea of Brandon Belt in Colorado.
Alex Cobb is another guy I keep trying only to receive mediocre results. The Orioles are a solid match-up for the Rays and the series has playoff implications, which is doubly interesting.
A.J. Griffin has certainly impressed thus far, and he turned in another great outing last week in his return from the disabled list.
Clayton Richard and the Padres have been surging. They’ll look to play spoiler to the Cardinals this week.
It’s a busy day for hitters.
Smith, Moss and Crisp return tomorrow, although Ervin Santana has performed very well over the past month.
The Tigers, Twins and Royals are all facing flammable pitchers.
A month later, the Astros listened to me and released Francisco Cordero.