On a weekend waylaid by weather, we are reminded that it’s important to check the forecast when streaming early in the year. Luckily, the people in St. Petersburg are sensible and built a dome, although that’s the only part they got right. It may have been better if the game were rained out, since Wade Davis got hit around, giving up home runs to a couple Orioles hitting below the Mendoza line (Mark Reynolds and Jake Fox). Jake Arrieta is currently trying to turn the ship around for us, but first Davis line:
This week’s streamers:
Joel Pineiro (LAA) @ OAK – 15%
Pineiro should be a great streaming option for Monday. He got a late start to his season due to some injury troubles, but he was worth the wait. He’s 2-0 in three starts, with a 1.33 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP. He’s never going to impress you with his strikeout numbers, but that’s not as important when your “one” pitcher is making seven starts a week. His opponent on Monday is ranked 25th in batting average and 28th in runs, sow ith the way he’s pitching, Pinero shouldn’t have any problems quelling an offense of that caliber.
Other Options: Homer Bailey vs CHC, Scott Baker @ SEA.
Tuesday: Jason Vargas (SEA) vs MIN – 4%
Wednesday: Doug Fister (SEA) vs LAA – 3%
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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