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There weren’t many starters going today, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to talk about as Zack Godley filled that need easily with a horrific start of 3.1 IP, 7 ER, 5 Hits, 2 BBs, 3 Ks against the Giants. After looking like he was on the upswing, Zack throws us this one and it makes me want to throw him down the List plenty further. Do I believe that he’ll get his act together at some point? Yes. Do I think that you should pass over Top 50 options as you wait for that to happen? Depends on the arm, but probably not. Great example, I’d rather own Eduardo Rodriguez or Walker Buehler right now. I’m not happy to say that, but that’s just the current state of affairs.
Let’s see how every other SP did Monday:
Luis Severino – 8.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 Hits, 0 BBs, 10 Ks. Aces gonna ace. Seriously, this is dope, even if one came from a horrendous Angel Hernandez call. Whatever, a Gallows Pole with 17 whiffs and 35% CSW. That’s what’s up.
Mike Fiers – 5.2 IP, 2 ER, 6 Hits, 2 BBs, 6 Ks. Man, I now have this great Fiers line and here he goes and performs well against the Yankees. Ugh, Fiers, stop doing this. You know you’re not good, just let me have this.
Derek Holland – 4.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 Hits, 1 BBs, 6 Ks. Six Ks! 2 ER! Five Baserunners!…in just four frames. Seriously?
Clayton Richard – 7.0 IP, 3 ER, 6 Hits, 2 BBs, 5 Ks. It’s the wrong Clayton! Well get used to him as Kershaw it out for ages. It’s 3 ER with five strikeouts and you feel kinda dirty if you own it, let’s be real. No, I don’t think Richard is worth the gamble, even in good matchups.
Julio Teheran – 4.0 IP, 3 ER, 5 Hits, 3 BBs, 2 Ks. Four Frames? A 2.00 WHIP? 6.33 ERA? Just two strikeouts? In San Diego? I should be expecting the comments to stop about not giving Teheran enough love now, right?
Danny Duffy – 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 7 Hits, 2 BBs, 1 Ks. Can’t say I expected much of anything here from Duffy, but one strikeout? HAISTFMFWT?
Domingo German – 6.2 IP, 4 ER, 7 Hits, 2 BBs, 3 Ks. Blegh. He never looked good in this one and if you can’t put faith in a start against the Tigers, can you against any team? Let him loose.
Nick Tropeano – 4.1 IP, 5 ER, 9 Hits, 1 BBs, 6 Ks. This was the only reasonable stream choice and even with an impressive 13 whiffs and six strikeouts, Tropeano let us down with 5 ER. Womp womp. Streaming Record: 33-23.
Drew VerHagen – 3.2 IP, 7 ER, 7 Hits, 2 BBs, 2 Ks. Drew’s middle name must be Michael since he brings as much pain to owners as the DMV.
None – Seriously, there are zero options today as guys are all owned or have terrible matchups. The closest is Nathan Eovaldi but he gets the Nationals and that’s a clear stay-away.
Clay Buchholz vs. San Francisco Giants – I don’t love this one – if you did that would be a little weird – but there aren’t many options here.
Day After Tomorrow’s Streamer
Frankie Montas vs. Kansas City Royals – Not a big fan of this, but I can imagine Montas getting through this one without much damage.
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