Streaming Sleepers took a break due to this weekend’s holiday, so let’s start with a recap of the weekend’s results. Fausto Carmona was back to his Opening Day act, giving up six earned runs in five innings in Minnesota. Carmona ran into trouble in the third and fifth innings, where bloop singles and walks got him in trouble, and hard hit balls ruined him. Luckily I decided to also stream Brian Duensing on my stream team, so the overall damaged was lessened for me. Our season stats however, are a different story.
On Sunday we had two starters throwing, since Kevin Correia’s start was pushed back because of the rainout on Friday. In the first game, Correia got rocked. How anyone gives up 11 hits is beyond me. Doug Fister returned some of our credibility with a solid six innings, but overall this streaming weekend was as terrible as the weather.
Jon Garland (LAD) @ FLA – 9%
There aren’t any great options for Monday, but the best available seems to be Garland, who after getting roughed up in his first start had a great outing last time he took the mound (CG, 4 hits, 1 earned run). On top of that, he faces a so-so Marlins offense in a pitchers park and has a career 2.33 ERA against Florida. He should be able to get us back on track.
Brandon McCarthy (OAK) @ LAA – 17%
McCarthy faces the Angels this Tuesday, but with as well as he’s been throwing I’m not sure it really matters. I’ve written about him a bunch before here, here, and here. So there isn’t much more to say.
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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