Welcome back, Barflys!
I’ve got your tables for the week below, so check them out. You’ll forgive me if I’m a bit distracted this weekend, as another of my favorite sports kicked off its season across the pond (COYS!)… but here in the good ol’ U-S-of-A, baseball season marches onward, about halfway through the season’s penultimate month.
Why don’t you and I dive right in?
Pitchers’ projected starts for the next week are sourced from Rudy Gamble’s Streamonator as of the update at 2:35pm Eastern.
The bold pitchers below are the most extreme version of each section. The best of the Top Shelf, the safest of the Well, the worst of the Bar Mat.
The Top Shelf
- The biggest surprise here may be Bobby Miller. The rookie has had a much better season on the road than at Chavez Ravine, and he’s due for a pair of relatively tough outings. The Streamonator likes him though, so here he sits.
- Nick Pivetta is a good example of a pitcher who likely would have been in the Top Shelf if not for the away game to the last-place— but still winning-record-holding— Yankees. The one-rough, one-easy start pairing is a common sight in the Well.
The Bar Mat
|Pitcher||First Start||Second Start|
|Braxton Garrett, MIA||HOU(MO)||@LAD(SU)|
|Clarke Schmidt, NYY||@ATL(MO)||BOS(SU)|
|Jordan Lyles, KC||SEA(TU)||@CHC(SU)|
|Graham Ashcraft, CIN||CLE(TU)||TOR(SU)|
|Merrill Kelly, ARI||@COL(MO)||@SD(SA)|
|Dakota Hudson, STL||OAK(TU)||NYM(SU)|
|Quinn Priester, PIT||@NYM(MO)||@MIN (SU)|
|Emerson Hancock, SEA||@KC(TU)||@HOU(SU)|
|Wade Miley, MIL||@LAD(TU)||@TEX(SU)|
|Ryan Walker, SF||TB(MO)||@ATL(SU)|
|Slade Cecconi, ARI||@COL(TU)||@SD(SU)|
|Chris Flexen, COL||ARI(MO)||CHW(SU)|
- Hey look! A Colorado pitcher is last again.