Sit/Start Week 18: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 7/26-8/1

Lucas Zenobi scores every starting pitcher matchup for the week ahead.

Welcome back to Sit/Start, where every Saturday here at Pitcher List, we review all expected starting pitcher matchups for the week ahead.  I will be carrying over Max Freeze’s ranking system from last year.

There are three labels: StartMaybe, and Sit. Starts are sure-fire starts for those particular pitchers. This does not mean that they are incapable of having a bad outing, but I consider them more likely than not to have a good outing if they are designated as a Start.

However, the degree of confidence I have in a pitcher to have a strong outing is judged by their number in the tier. For example, I am much more confident that a Start-10 will have a good outing over a Start-7, even though I expect both to perform well.

The same goes for the other tiers. Maybes are starts that are a bit riskier, but depending on your league size or roster requirements, they may need to be used. A Start-10 is a pitcher who I believe will almost definitely have a strong outing, for example, Shane Bieber at the Detroit Tigers. A Sit-1 is a pitcher who under no circumstances you should consider starting.

There are a lot of new pitchers coming into the fold with injuries and innings limits starting to set in. Take a look below, and see how your rotation shapes up this week. Feel free to question my rankings in the comments, and let’s discuss!


Monday – 7/26
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/26 ATL at NYM Muller Maybe-5 Hill Sit-2
7/26 WSN at PHI Espino Sit-3 Howard Sit-1
7/26 TOR at BOS Manoah Maybe-4 Pivetta Sit-2
7/26 CIN at CHC Miley Start-7 Hendricks Maybe-6
7/26 CHW at KCR Keuchel Sit-3 Minor Sit-3
7/26 DET at MIN Manning Sit-1 Pineda Sit-3
7/26 ATL at NYM Wilson Sit-1 Banda Sit-1
7/26 COL at LAA Marquez Maybe-6 Ohtani Start-8
7/26 HOU at SEA Garcia Start-7 McCaughan Sit-1


Tuesday – 7/27
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/27 MIA at BAL Holloway Sit-3 Watkins Maybe-4
7/27 WSN at PHI Fedde Sit-2 Moore Sit-1
7/27 MIL at PIT Houser Maybe-5 Anderson Maybe-4
7/27 TOR at BOS Ray Maybe-6 Richards Sit-1
7/27 ATL at NYM Morton Start-7 Stroman Start-7
7/27 NYY at TBR Cortes Sit-1 Wacha Sit-1
7/27 STL at CLE Wainwright Start-8 Hentges Sit-1
7/27 CIN at CHC Hoffman Sit-1 Alzolay Maybe-4
7/27 ARI at TEX Widener Sit-1 Lyles Sit-1
7/27 CHW at KCR Cease Start-7 Keller Maybe-4
7/27 DET at MIN Alexander Sit-2 Maeda Start-7
7/27 COL at LAA Gomber Sit-3 Suarez Maybe-4
7/27 LAD at SFG Urias Start-7 Webb Maybe-5
7/27 OAK at SDP Kaprielian Maybe-4 Paddack Sit-3
7/27 HOU at SEA McCullers Start-8 Flexen Sit-2


Wednesday – 7/28
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/28 STL at CLE Hyun Kim Maybe-6 Quantrill Sit-1
7/28 DET at MIN Peralta Sit-2 Happ Sit-1
7/28 HOU at SEA Odorizzi Maybe-5 Kikuchi Maybe-4
7/28 OAK at SDP Manaea Maybe-6 Snell Maybe-4
7/28 MIA at BAL Thompson Start-7 Akin Sit-1
7/28 WSN at PHI Corbin Sit-1 Wheeler Start-9
7/28 MIL at PIT Anderson Sit-3 Oviedo Sit-1
7/28 TOR at BOS Matz Maybe-4 Houck Maybe-5
7/28 ATL at NYM Fried Maybe-6 Megill Maybe-6
7/28 NYY at TBR Montgomery Maybe-5 Patino Sit-3
7/28 CIN at CHC Mahle Maybe-5 Davies Sit-3
7/28 ARI at TEX Bumgarner Maybe-4 Foltynewicz Sit-1
7/28 CHW at KCR Giolito Start-8 Bubic Sit-1
7/28 COL at LAA Chi Gonzalez Sit-1 Heaney Maybe-5
7/28 LAD at SFG Buehler Start-8 DeSclafani Maybe-5


Thursday – 7/29
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/29 ATL at NYM Smyly Sit-2 Walker Maybe-4
7/29 WSN at PHI Scherzer Start-8 Velasquez Sit-1
7/29 NYY at TBR Cole Start-8 Fleming Maybe-4
7/29 CHW at KCR Rodon Start-10 Hernandez Sit-2
7/29 CIN at CHC Castillo Start-7 Mills Maybe-4
7/29 LAD at SFG Price Maybe-5 Cueto Sit-3
7/29 MIL at PIT Lauer Maybe-5 Kuhl Sit-1
7/29 TOR at BOS Ryu Maybe-6 Rodriguez Maybe-5
7/29 BAL at DET Lopez Sit-1 Mize Maybe-4
7/29 OAK at LAA Montas Maybe-5 Cobb Maybe-5
7/29 COL at SDP Freeland Sit-1 Musgrove Start-9


Friday – 7/30
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/30 CHC at WSN Williams Sit-1 Lester Sit-1
7/30 PHI at PIT Nola Start-9 Crowe Sit-1
7/30 KCR at TOR Lynch Sit-1 Stripling Sit-1
7/30 CIN at NYM Gray Maybe-6 Carrasco Maybe-4
7/30 NYY at MIA Taillon Maybe-6 Alcantara Start-7
7/30 BOS at TBR Eovaldi Start-7 Yarbrough Sit-3
7/30 BAL at DET Harvey Sit-1 Skubal Maybe-5
7/30 MIL at ATL Peralta Start-8 Toussaint Maybe-4
7/30 SEA at TEX Gilbert Start-8 Allard Maybe-5
7/30 CLE at CHW Plesac Maybe-6 Lynn Start-10
7/30 MIN at STL Berrios Start-8 LeBlanc Sit-1
7/30 OAK at LAA Bassitt Maybe-6 Sandoval Maybe-5
7/30 LAD at ARI Gonsolin Maybe-6 Gallen Sit-3
7/30 HOU at SFG Valdez Maybe-6 Gausman Start-7
7/30 COL at SDP Gray Maybe-6 Weathers Maybe-4


Saturday – 7/31
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/31 KCR at TOR Minor Sit-2 Manoah Start-8
7/31 HOU at SFG Greinke Maybe-6 Wood Maybe-5
7/31 OAK at LAA Irvin Maybe-5 Barria Sit-1
7/31 NYY at MIA German Maybe-4 Rogers Start-7
7/31 BOS at TBR Perez Sit-2 McClanahan Maybe-6
7/31 BAL at DET Means Maybe-6 Manning Sit-1
7/31 CHC at WSN Hendricks Start-7 Ross Maybe-5
7/31 PHI at PIT Eflin Start-8 Brubaker Maybe-4
7/31 SEA at TEX Gonzales Maybe-4 Gibson Start-7
7/31 CIN at NYM Miley Start-7 Hill Sit-2
7/31 CLE at CHW Mejia Sit-1 Keuchel Maybe-4
7/31 MIN at STL Ober Sit-2 Woodford Sit-1
7/31 MIL at ATL Burnes Start-8 Muller Maybe-5
7/31 LAD at ARI Gray Maybe-6 Kelly Sit-1
7/31 COL at SDP Marquez Maybe-5 Darvish Start-10


Sunday – 8/1
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/1 CHC at WSN Alzolay Maybe-4 Fedde Sit-2
8/1 PHI at PIT Moore Sit-2 Anderson Sit-3
8/1 KCR at TOR Keller Sit-3 Ray Start-8
8/1 CIN at NYM Hoffman Sit-1 Stroman Start-7
8/1 NYY at MIA Cortes Sit-1 Holloway Sit-2
8/1 BAL at DET Watkins Maybe-4 Alexander Sit-3
8/1 MIL at ATL Woodruff Start-9 Morton Start-8
8/1 CLE at CHW McKenzie Sit-1 Cease Start-7
8/1 MIN at STL Pineda Sit-3 Oviedo Sit-1
8/1 SEA at TEX McCaughan Sit-1 Dunning Maybe-5
8/1 HOU at SFG Garcia Maybe-6 Webb Maybe-5
8/1 OAK at LAA Kaprielian Sit-3 Ohtani Start-7
8/1 LAD at ARI Urias Start-8 Smith Sit-1
8/1 COL at SDP Gomber Maybe-4 Paddack Maybe-5
8/1 BOS at TBR Pivetta Sit-2 Wacha Sit-1

Lucas Zenobi

Lucas Zenobi is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a life-long Pittsburgh Pirates fan. His other interests include film, music, and any and all things Pittsburgh.

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