Starting Pitcher Daily Notes
Starting Pitcher Daily Notes: Friday, April 5
|2012 Statistics||Last 30 Days|
|1||Zack Greinke||LAD||R||vs PIT||15-5||3.48||1.20||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|2||Josh Johnson||TOR||R||vs BOS||8-14||3.81||1.28||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|3||Kyle Lohse||MIL||R||vs ARI||16-3||2.86||1.09||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|4||Homer Bailey||CIN||R||vs WSH||13-10||3.68||1.24||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|5||Matt Moore||TB||L||vs CLE||11-11||3.81||1.35||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|6||Dan Haren||WAS||R||at CIN||12-13||4.33||1.29||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|7||Wade Miley||ARI||L||at MIL||16-11||3.33||1.18||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|8||Doug Fister||DET||R||vs NYY||10-10||3.45||1.19||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|9||Jason Vargas||LAA||L||at TEX||14-11||3.85||1.18||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|10||Jake Westbrook||STL||R||at SF||13-11||3.97||1.39||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|11||Derek Holland||TEX||L||vs LAA||12-7||4.67||1.22||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|12||Mike Minor||ATL||L||vs CHC||11-10||4.12||1.15||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|13||Dan Straily||OAK||R||at HOU||2-1||3.89||1.32||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|14||Kyle Kendrick||PHI||R||vs KC||11-12||3.90||1.27||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|15||Jose Quintana||CWS||L||vs SEA||6-6||3.76||1.35||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|16||Brad Peacock||HOU||R||vs OAK||0-0||0.00||0.00||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|17||Wade Davis||KC||R||at PHI||3-0||2.43||1.09||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|18||Jeremy Hefner||NYM||R||vs MIA||4-7||5.09||1.37||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|19||Barry Zito||SF||L||vs STL||15-8||4.15||1.39||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|20||Felix Doubront||BOS||L||at TOR||11-10||4.86||1.45||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|21||Jake Arrieta||BAL||R||vs MIN||3-9||6.20||1.37||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|22||Zach McAllister||CLE||R||at TB||6-8||4.24||1.36||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|23||Jonathan Sanchez||PIT||L||at LAD||1-9||8.07||2.09||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|24||Alex Sanabia||MIA||R||at NYM||0-0||0.00||0.00||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|25||Ivan Nova||NYY||R||at DET||12-8||5.02||1.47||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|26||Scott Feldman||CHC||R||at ATL||6-11||5.09||1.38||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|27||Blake Beavan||SEA||R||at CWS||11-11||4.43||1.26||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|28||Liam Hendriks||MIN||R||at BAL||1-8||5.59||1.55||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|29||Jeff Francis||COL||L||vs SD||6-7||5.58||1.48||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|30||Jason Marquis||SD||R||at COL||8-11||5.22||1.47||0-0||0.00||0.00|
- Streamer of the Day - Dan Straily - Owned in 19% of Yahoo! Leagues
Straily's meteoric rise through the minor leagues culminated in seven starts down the stretch for the Oakland A's last season. Straily led the minor leagues with 190 strikeouts across two levels and fared well (3-2 with a 3.89 ERA) once he finally got the call up.
Straily will open up the 2013 season on the road against the floundering Houston Astros who were shutdown by Yu Darvish and Alexi Ogando in their last two games. In three games this season, the Astros have struck out more than any other team (43) and are 29th in on-base percentage (.206). Straily should have no problem turning in at least a quality start in this one.
Yesterday's Streamer of the Day: Brandon Maurer - L, 6.0 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
2013 Streamer Quality Start Record: 3-1
What Happened Last Night: Kris Medlen suffered his first regular season loss as a starting pitcher since 2009, snapping an unbelievable streak of 23 consecutive Atlanta wins with him as a starter which dated back to May 23, 2010. Medlen surrendered two runs on six hits with four walks and three strikeouts and was outdueled by the Phillies ace Cliff Lee who tossed eights shutout innings giving up just two hits with eight strikeouts. Lee, who didn't pick up a win in his first 13 starts last season took care of business in his first start of 2013 and proved exactly why you shouldn't judge a pitcher solely on their win total.
Kansas City Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie struck out nine White Sox, the most for him in a single start since fanning 10 Rays on September 14, 2011. Guthrie, who was barely on the fantasy radar entering the season, gave up just one run on five hits with only one walk over six innings of work, picking up a win in his 2013 debut. Guthrie is worth monitoring and spot starting going forward depending on the matchup.
A.J. Griffin continued his dominance of the Seattle Mariners going six innings to pick up the win, while rookie Brandon Maurer struggled in his first career start, giving up six runs on eight hits, the first miss of the season in our Streamer of the Day segment.
In the most unlikely performance of the day, Andy Pettitte shut down the Red Sox over eight innings, giving up just one run while scattering eight hits with three strikeouts. Ryan Dempster struck out eight, but lasted just five innings in his first start in a Red Sox uniform.
Today's Lineup Card: Full slate of action on tap for Friday headlined by the Los Angeles Dogers debut of Zack Greinke taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Greinke owns a 4-1 record with an inflated 5.70 ERA in six career starts against the Bucs and is still recovering from elbow issues in Spring Training, but is the top option out there today.
Toronto's offseason rotation overhaul hasn't panned out so far with R.A. Dickey and Mark Buehrle struggling in their first starts in a Blue Jays uniform. Josh Johnson will make his Blue Jays debut against the Boston Red Sox, a team he has only faced twice in his career. Johnson is coming off an outstanding Spring Training (4-0 with a 1.13 ERA) and needs to be in your starting lineup today.
Kyle Lohse will make his Milwaukee Brewers debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks, who racked up 17 runs in a three game set against the St. Louis Cardinals earlier this week. Lohse owns a 4.48 ERA against the Diamondbacks in 10 career starts, but will make his 2013 debut at home and is a solid option for his fantasy owners.
After Mike Minor and Derek Holland the quality starting options really evaporate with the back end of most teams rotations making their 2013 debuts. Outside of our FFToolbox Streamer of the Day, Dan Straily, the only starter I would risk as a potential streamer would be Kyle Kendrick taking on the Kansas City Royals in an interleague contest.