Hey all! Things are pretty busy here in the McMillen household as we are getting ready to welcome a baby girl into our family in 4 days, so I have a lot of work to do. With that in mind, I may not have the time to get a full Daily Notes in for you, but we can look at the probable pitching match ups for today and tomorrow, and make a couple of recommendations for Beat The Streak.
I’m up to an 8 game streak with Chipper Jones and Matt Kemp pulling through for me last night. Tonight it’s another DD using Josh Hamilton vs. Nick Blackburn and Carlos Gonzalez vs. Josh Collmenter. The leader is up to a 21 game streak…hoping that falls apart soon or else I won’t have to worry about reaching 57 games.
Pitching Matchups for Saturday 4/14
LLA @ NNY – Wilson vs. Hughs – Wilson is an obvious start, Hughes more of a gamble, but I’d let him roll here.
CHC @ STL – Volstad vs. Lynn – Lynn was good in his first start, but i’m sitting him here. I got burned on the Smardijza 2nd start.
TEX @ MIN – Darvish vs. Blackburn – No reason to keep Darvish on the bench here.
CIN @ WAS – Bailey vs. Jackson – Keep them both on the pine.
NYM @ PHI – Niese vs. Worley – Start em both.
TB @ BOS – Hellickson vs. Buccholz – Start em both.
BAL @ TOR – Hammel vs. Alvarez – I like Henderson Alvarez this year. I’ll be starting him just about every week unless he really goes south.
DET @ CHW – Wilk vs. Floyd – Sorry Floyd, not against the Tigers.
HOU @ MIA – Norris vs. Zambrano – I’d green light both these guys. I can’t bail on Zambrano as a sleeper yet!
MIL @ ATL – Marcum vs. Minor – Start em both.
ARI @ COL – Collmenter vs. Chacin – Sit em both.
PIT @ SF – Morton vs. Zito – Sit em both
OAK @ SEA – Milone vs. Noesi – Milone was gold in the first start, I’d play him here for sure.
SD @ LAD – Wieland vs. Lilly – If you have him and need the ratios, Lilly is a safe play.
Sunday Pitching Matchups 4/15
BAL @ TOR – Matsuz vs. Drabek – Drabek wasn’t bad his first time out. Last year he started off good then fell apart. You can roll the dice here if you want.
HOU @ MIA – Happ vs. Sanchez – Sanchez is an every start pitcher.
CIN @ WAS – Leake vs. Detwiler – Don’t know if Detwiler is for real, but the Cubs are a safe team to bet against.
MIL @ ATL – Narveson vs. Beachy – Both guys get my green light
NYM @ PHI – Pelfrey vs. Hamels – Pelfrey could be lights out, or implode. Phillies have been offensively challenged this year, still hard to trust him.
TB @ BOS – Moore vs. Doubront – Moore is a guy you run out every week.
CLE @ KC – Jimenez vs. Mendoza – I’m not rolling with either here.
DET @ CHW – Porcello vs. Sale – Start Sale.
TEX @ MIN – Feliz vs. Hendriks – Feliz all the way.
CHC @ STL – Maholm vs. Westbrook – You can stay away from both here.
ARI @ COL – Cahill vs. Pomeranz – I like Cahill, but Pomeranz is a good play in deep and only leaagues.
PIT @ SF – Correia vs. Vogelsong – I would gamble on Correia here.
OAK @ SEA – Godfrey vs. Beaven – Both are good stream choices here. Bad offenses, pitcher friendly park.
LAA @ NYY – Williams vs. Nova