If you need to give your starting pitching roster a boost to get your week started or your streaming starters, the 13 games on the Major League Baseball give you some good options. Whenever you need starting pitching pickups, check back daily for our spot starter selections.
Here’s the picks for Monday:
Eric Bedard – Pit: (9.6%) Not necessarily a trendy or safe pick, Bedard looked great his last time out going six innings and shutting down the Twins with just one run allowed and four hits while picking up seven strikeouts. He has been inconsistent this year resulting in a 4.13 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP and a 4-7 record. He’s been good in three of his last five allowing two earned runs or less. He’ll pitch for Pittsburgh as they visit Philadelphia to face their in-state rivals the Phillies who haven’t announced a starter as of press time.
Nate Eovaldi – LAD: (4.0%) Eovaldi has gone six innings in each of his last three starts allowing a total of four earned runs. He hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his five starts and enters Monday with a 2.35 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. Despite his solid starts he has yet to pick up a win since his call-up and will take on the Giants and Barry Zito at AT&T Park.
Travis Wood- ChC: (0.1%) In his last four starts, Wood has allowed three earned runs or fewer while pitching 24.2 innings and going 1-2. The record speaks to the Cubs run support which could again plague Wood in his Monday start against Johan Santana and the Mets. He’s been a solid option in his last few starts and the Mets offense could allow that run to continue.
Chris Archer – TB: (0.7%) In his Major League debut, Archer allowed one earned run in six innings while fanning seven Nationals in Washington. He’ll make his second start in his career against the Royals in KC and will be looking for his first win after taking a tough-luck loss his last time out. He threw just 82 pitches his first time out and will try and go deeper against the Royals.
Here’s our picks and results for the last week. The curse of Mazzarro is still killing our ERA and WHIP, but if you discard that selection things haven’t been too bad. I’ll update the Sunday results once I get on the ground back in Guam. I apologize for the delay.
|Homer Bailey||22-Jun||5 1/3||4||3||8||3||0||0|
|Vin Mazzaro||22-Jun||1 1/3||7||2||6||2||0||1|
|Daisuke Matsuzaka||21-Jun||5 1/3||4||4||4||1||0||0|
|Francisco Liriano||20-Jun||6 2/3||1||6||4||2||0||0|
|Philip Hughes||20-Jun||4 1/3||6||5||6||0||0||1|
|Scott Diamond||19-Jun||5 1/3||4||2||8||2||0||1|