With the All-Star break behind us, most teams have juggled their rotations and will serve up solid options for Friday's return to action. Clayton Kershaw has a 2.57 ERA at home this season, and the current San Diego roster is batting just .222 against him in 110 plate appearances. He'll lead the way.
Zack Greinke is 4-1 lifetime against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but the pitcher with the best track record against his scheduled Friday opponent is Josh Johnson. The Miami starter has never lost to Washington, with an 8-0 record and 3.24 ERA versus the Nationals. Ironically, Jordan Zimmermann has never defeated the Marlins (0-3, 4.81 ERA).
The Los Angeles Angels have few options at the start of the rotation with Dan Haren and Jerome Williams sidelined and Jered Weaver having thrown in Tuesday's classic. C.J. Wilson was named to the All-Star team but backed out due to concerns over a blister. That leaves him in the mix for Friday's start, but Mike Scioscia has yet to make a decision.
Streaming options: The pool of pitchers is deep on Friday. Clayton Richard is 6-1 lifetime against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with a 2.62 ERA. The Mets will not promote Matt Harvey, as he pitched in Thursday's Triple-A All-Star Game. Instead, Chris Young will take the ball on Friday so that Johan Santana can get a little more rest. Young could be worth a gamble, as he's thrown four straight quality starts.
Jeremy Hellickson will start for Tampa Bay, giving both James Shields and David Price a little extra down time before they begin their second halves. While Hellickson hasn't pitched too terribly of late, he is nevertheless 0-5 since May 17. This is a chance for a fresh start, but we'll pass until he proves he's shaken off the effects of a snakebitten first half.
A.J. Griffin's first three starts all went six innings, and the 1.50 ERA thus far is impressive. However, with only a 5.5 K/9 rate, we're not convinced the fantasy value will remain high with the youngster. Jordan Lyles has three quality starts in his past four outings, but went just 1-2 with a 4.44 ERA and a .495 slugging percentage against.
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07-12-2012, 08:53 PM #1
Fantasy notes for July 13..............
07-13-2012, 12:44 PM #2
Ty for the information