Starting Pitcher Daily Notes
Starting Pitcher Daily Notes: Thursday, April 4
|2012 Statistics||Last 30 Days|
|1||Cliff Lee||PHI||L||at ATL||6-9||3.16||1.11||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|2||Jordan Zimmerman||WAS||R||vs MIA||12-8||2.94||1.17||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|3||Kris Medlen||ATL||R||vs PHI||10-1||1.57||0.91||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|4||A.J. Griffin||OAK||R||vs SEA||7-1||3.06||1.13||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|5||Mark Buehrle||TOR||L||vs CLE||13-13||3.74||1.17||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|6||Dillon Gee||NYM||R||vs SD||6-7||4.10||1.25||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|7||James McDonald||PIT||R||vs CHC||12-8||4.21||1.26||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|8||Travis Wood||CHC||L||at PIT||6-13||4.27||1.20||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|9||Bronson Arroyo||CIN||R||vs LAA||12-10||3.74||1.21||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|10||Brett Myers||CLE||R||at TOR||3-8||3.31||1.22||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|11||Gavin Floyd||CWS||R||at KC||12-11||4.29||1.36||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|12||Miguel Gonzalez||BAL||R||at TB||9-4||3.25||1.21||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|13||Ryan Dempster||BOS||R||at NYY||12-8||3.38||1.20||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|14||Rick Porcello||DET||R||at MIN||10-12||4.59||1.53||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|15||Eric Stults||SD||L||at NYM||8-3||2.91||1.20||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|16||Brandon Maurer||SEA||R||at OAK||0-0||0.00||0.00||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|17||Andy Pettitte||NYY||L||vs BOS||5-4||2.87||1.14||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|18||Joe Blanton||PHI||R||at CIN||10-13||4.71||1.26||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|19||Jeremy Guthrie||KC||R||at CWS||8-12||4.76||1.41||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|20||Roberto Hernandez||TB||R||vs BAL||0-3||7.53||1.40||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|21||Wade LeBlanc||MIA||L||at WAS||2-5||3.67||1.31||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|22||Mike Pelfrey||MIN||R||vs DET||0-0||2.29||1.42||0-0||0.00||0.00|
- Streamer of the Day - Brandon Maurer - Owned in 0% of Yahoo! Leagues
Brandon Maurer won a rotation spot with the Seattle Mariners after posting a 3-1 record with a 0.90 ERA and 25 strikeouts and just seven walks in Spring Training. This is purely an upside call, with Maurer being a true unknown at this point. He is worth a pickup and a start today and if he performs well, he is worth hanging onto going forward.
The 22-year old right hander has never pitched above Double-A, but according to all reports, Maurer is ready for The Show and the Oakland A's have obviously never seen him, which should work to his advantage on the road in his first career start.
Yesterday's Streamer of the Day: Tom Milone - W, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
2013 Streamer Quality Start Record: 3-0
What Happened Last Night: Tim Lincecum picked up a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers despite walking a career-high seven batters over five innings of work. The Dodgers stranded a small village on the base paths, going just 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position, which allowed Lincecum to escape without any real damage done. It will be difficult for Lincecum to have a ton of success this season unless he can limit the walks going forward.
Tom Milone, FFToolbox's streamer of the day, gave up a pair of first inning home runs, but settled down after that, going seven strong innings to pick up a win over the Seattle Mariners.
After a shaky Spring Training, Roy Halladay was shelled by the Atlanta Braves (five runs on six hits in just three and one third innings) in his first start of the 2013 season. Don't judge the Doc based on one start, but so far the results have not been encouraging.
Clay Buchholz struggled mightily against the New York Yankees last year, but was solid over seven innings, cruising to his first win of 2013.
Today's Lineup Card: Kris Medlen, Cliff Lee and Jordan Zimmerman are the only true surefire starts today with only 22 teams in action today. Outside of the truly elite options, the only obvious start candidate would have to be Oakland's A.J. Griffin who is 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA in two starts against the Mariners who have been shut down by A's pitching so far in the series.
A much deeper sleeper would be Boston's Ryan Dempster taking on the New York Yankees, who have struggled offensively in two games against the Red Sox so far and will send veteran Andy Pettitte to the mound.
While James McDonald is not synonymous with consistency, he is a decent option today against the Chicago Cubs, who were blanked by Wandy Rodgriguez yesterday.