After a long break we’ve got a quartet of performances to review and streamers for Tuesday and Wednesday to be chosen, so let’s get to it.
It was a solid four days of streaming, although we didn’t pick up any wins, we did however post some of our highest strikeout totals of the season. It’s probably too late for you to pick up our Tuesday streamer, and that might be for the best.
Fausto Carmona (CLE) @ OAK – 18%
Fausto burned us last time, but he couldn’t possibly do it again? I’m hoping he won’t. Carmona shut down the Royals his last time out and gets the Athletics on the road this evening. With a subpar Oakland offense and a roomy Overstock.com Park (Overstock? Makes one yearn for the days of McAfee park), I like Fausto’s chances to be good, rather than disastrous.
Clayton Richard (SD) vs Pit – 26%
The former White Sox prized prospect has quietly pitched well in San Diego for the last couple years. If he can lower his WHIP, he would be a nice fourth starter for your fantasy team. Don’t believe he’s that good? Check out his 2010 stats. Now compare them to John Danks and Ricky Romero. Strikingly similar. The only difference is WHIP and exposure, so when that WHIP comes down, I’m sold. Speaking of that, his WHIP thus far is a manageable 1.33 in 2011. The Pirates should be able to help him lower that this Wednesday, since their OBP is 12th in the NL, a large contributor to them scoring less runs than every NL team except the Padres. Luckily, the Padres are at home and no matter how bad a team is, they usually have a winning home record. Richard should help them work towards accomplishing that tomorrow.
David Bay has a BA in Economics from San Jose State University and has been playing fantasy sports since 2004. You can keep track of his work on his blog, streamingsleepers.wordpress.com, or on the forums under the username BayBear. He enjoys long walks on the beach, Sabermetrics, and situational hitting.
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