Daily Notes – The Work is Crazy Edition

Hey all! Work is crazy today so I don’t have quite as much time as I would like to delve into the notes. We’ll be going quick like a fox today and then run through tonight’s pitching matchups.

  • Tommy Milone didn’t get the K’s like he did in the minors last night, but he made it through 8 IP in his debut giving up 3 hits and walking 3, without allowing a run. We always like it when a pitcher can get a WHIP below 1 in games. 
  • Henderson Alvarez, one of my favorite sleepers this year also had a strong debut going 6 inngs, giving up 1 run on 4 hits and a walk while striking out 2. 
  • Omar Infante had a 2 HR day. We all saw that coming…
  • Despite fanning 9 Marlins, Cole Hammels only made it through 5.1 innings and gave up 8 H’s and 3 earned. No walks through.
  • Sergio Santos blew his 2nd save of the season.
  • David Freese continued his torrid start, picking up another HR and 2 more RBI to give him 8 on the year. He is batting .417 now. Rafael Furcal had an 0-for-4 night to drop his avg to .435
  • Yu Darvish gave up 4 runs in the first inning but still got the W in his first MLB game. He was really shaky throwing his first 6 pitches, all fastballs, for balls. The Texas offense backed him though with HR’s from Nelson Cruz, Mitch Moreland, Josh Hamilton and Ian Kinsler.
  • My streak is back up to 2 in Beat The Streak with yesterday’s Josh Hamilton/David Wright double down. Tonight I’ll double again with Ryan Braun vs. Paul Maholm and Matt Holliday vs. Mike Leake.
Pitching Matchups

 TB @ DET – Moore vs. Porcello – I’d roll with Precello tonight. It’s early in the week to make up stats if he implodes, but it’s deffinitely a roll of the dice.

CWS @ CLE – Humber vs. Gomez

NYY @ BAL – Garcia vs. Chen

BOS @ TOR – Bard vs. Drabek – Bard is an interesting play here, but I’m gonna stay away for now. I don’t have as much faith in him as I did in Sale. 

SEA @ TEX – Beavin vs. Feliz – Feliz is a safe start I would think.

KC @ OAK – Duffy vs. Godfrey

PIT @ LAD – Correia vs. Kershaw – Correia may not get the win, but his numbers can play here.

STL @ CIN – Lohse vs. Leake – I would deffinitely start Lohse after what he did last time out.

WAS @ NYM – Detwiler vs. Gee – I like Gee here. He could surprise some people tonight. Last year he had stretches of being the Mets best pitcher.

ATL @ HOU – Hanson vs. Weiland

MIL @ CHC – Narveson vs. Maholm – I like Narveson as a stream option against the Cubs. There are actually a lot of pitchers I like as stream options against the Cubs this year.

ARI @ SD – Cahill vs. Volquez – Cahill in SD? AL pitcher to the NL, in Petco? Yes please.