Sometimes a situation really is too good to be true — Jason Vargas certainly showed us that on Monday when all signs pointed to dominance and he was hit around to the tune of five earned runs in 4.2 innings. The Mariners lefty added to our recent stretch of poor streams, but luckily Kyle McClellan redeemed us with a great outing in San Diego. McClellan went six innings, only allowing two hits and two unearned runs. Unfortunately he was pulled for a pinch hitter after just 75 pitches, ruining a chance to pick up a win. That’s National League baseball though; nothing we can do about it. He was still a useful stream, so let’s check it out.
We’ll look for Erik Bedard to continue our good streaming and hopefully pick up a win since they’ve been hard to come by early this year. Following Bedard will be Thursday’s streamer…
Ryan Vogelsong (SF) vs FLA – 31%
Vogelsong’s return to San Francisco and subsequent return to the starting rotation is a nice feel good story that is only topped by his pitching this season. So far in 32.2 IP, Vogelsong has a 1.93 ERA and 1.04 WHIP, while opposing hitters are hitting just .200 against him. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last three starts (18.1 IP) and has yet to allow a run in two starts at roomy AT&T Park. There are some other solid options for streaming, but Vogelsong has been too dominant to pass up.
Other Options: Jeremy Guthrie vs KC, Joel Pineiro vs OAK.
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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