As many teams have struggled with the conditions contributed by the recent rain storms, Joel Pineiro showed that he didn’t mind a little rain. Pineiro soldiered through the down pours in Oakland, throwing seven strong innings while only allowing three runs (one earned). He was in line for a win until the bullpen blew it, but we’ll still take our good ratios.
While we’re at it, we’ll look at what our Sunday streamer did:
Speaking of weather, the Mariners game was rained out Sunday, which pushed back Michael Pineda and Felix Hernandez, who in turn pushed back our next two streamers, Jason Vargas and Doug Fister. Vargas will now face the Angels Wednesday and Fister will do the same on Thursday, meaning Thursday we’ll have two streamers, weather permitting. Catch all that? Hopefully you did, now on to picking some streamers for the next few days.
Thursday: Tyson Ross vs MIN – 7%
The Cal-Berkley product has been pitching very well this season, posting a 2.50 ERA in 36 innings. He had his best start of the year his last time out, pitching into the eighth inning, allowing only a two-run homer, while striking out eight White Sox. On Thursday he faces the flailing Twins at Overstock.com park. The Twins are last in every major offensive category: batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, home runs and runs. You name it, they’re terrible at it. Ross shouldn’t have any problems mowing through the Twins hitters, but more importantly, the weather is supposed to be decent.
Friday: Jake Arrieta vs WSH – 23%
Friday kicks off the first interleague games of the season, providing a different look to our streamer’s opponents. Many of the Friday matchups are tempting, but the best one appears to be Arrieta at home against the Nationals. Arrieta was our pick in his last start, so for more info on him click here.
Saturday: Joel Pineiro @ ATL – 20%
Sunday: Tim Stauffer vs SEA – 40%
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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