Sit/Start Week 22: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 9/2-9/8

Welcome to Sit/Start where, every Saturday (Sunday this week) here at Pitcher List, I review all expected starting pitcher matchups for the week ahead. There are three labels: StartMaybe, and Sit. Outings marked with a Maybe are dependent on your needs in a standard 5×5 Wins 12-teamer, while the other two are self-explanatory. I’ve recently changed the ranking system to make designations a little clearer. Here’s an overview. A few months ago, I implemented a scoring system (1-10) next to each designation. A score of 10 is a top-tier start option and a score of 1 is a bottom-of-the-barrel option. Here are the labels: Start 7-10, Maybe 4-6, and Sit 1-3. For example, Max Scherzer at home against the Marlins would look like this: Start-10. Meanwhile, David Hess against the Yankees in New York would have this designation: Sit-1.

You’ll notice a few question marks next to some of the names. These are either probable starters who have not been confirmed or are situations where the team will use the bullpen to fill innings. As with the past several Sit/Start articles, spots in the rotation where a potential opener may be used will be listed as Opener/potential long man. Feel free to question my designations in the comments, and we’ll dive into it together.

Here’s the massive table containing every Week 22 start from 9/2 to 9/8:

Note: These matchups are subject to change.

Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/2 SDP vs ARI Quantrill Maybe-5 Leake Maybe-6
9/2 TOR vs ATL Opener/Font? Soroka Start-8
9/2 SEA vs CHC Sheffield Sit-2 Hendricks Start-8
9/2 PHI vs CIN Smyly Sit-2 DeSclafani Maybe-6
9/2 CHW vs CLE Detwiler Sit-3 Civale Start-7
9/2 MIN vs DET Odorizzi Start-8 Zimmermann Sit-3
9/2 COL vs LAD Lambert Sit-2 Buehler Start-10
9/2 HOU vs MIL Cole Start-9 Houser Sit-3
9/2 TEX vs NYY Jurado Sit-1 Tanaka Maybe-6
9/2 SFG vs STL Samardzija Start-7 Wainwright Start-7
9/2 BAL vs TBR Wojciechowski Sit-3 Yarbrough Start-7
9/2 NYM vs WSH Syndergaard Start-7 Scherzer Start-9
TUESDAY – 9/3
9/3 SDP vs ARI Kelly Maybe-5
9/3 TOR vs ATL Waguespack Sit-2 Foltynewicz Maybe-6
9/3 MIN vs BOS Berrios Maybe-6 Porcello Sit-3
9/3 SEA vs CHC Hernandez Sit-3 Lester Start-7
9/3 PHI vs CIN Velasquez Maybe-4 Wood Maybe-5
9/3 CHW vs CLE Cease Sit-3 Clevinger Start-9
9/3 DET vs KCR Norris Maybe-5 Montgomery Start-7
9/3 COL vs LAD Gonzalez Sit-2 Maeda Start-7
9/3 HOU vs MIL Greinke Start-7 Lyles Sit-3
9/3 TEX vs NYY Lynn Start-7 Paxton Start-8
9/3 LAA vs OAK Sandoval Maybe-5 Roark Start-7
9/3 MIA vs PIT Alcantara Maybe-4 Keller Start-7
9/3 SFG vs STL Rodriguez Sit-2 Flaherty Start-10
9/3 BAL vs TBR Richards Maybe-5
9/3 NYM vs WSH deGrom Start-9 Ross Maybe-5
WEDNESDAY – 9/4
9/4 SDP vs ARI Paddack Start-8 Gallen Start-7
9/4 MIN vs BOS Gibson Sit-3 Rodriguez Maybe-5
9/4 PHI vs CIN Nola Start-8 Bauer Start-7
9/4 CHW vs CLE Nova Sit-3 Bieber Start-9
9/4 DET vs KCR VerHagen Maybe-4 Junis Start-7
9/4 COL vs LAD Senzatela Sit-2 Ryu Start-8
9/4 TEX vs NYY Allard Sit-3 Sabathia Maybe-6
9/4 LAA vs OAK Barria Maybe-4 Bassitt Maybe-5
9/4 MIA vs PIT Duggar Sit-3 Williams Start-7
9/4 SFG vs STL Bumgarner Start-8 Hudson Start-7
9/4 BAL vs TBR Means Sit-3 Pruit Maybe-5
9/4 NYM vs WSH Wheeler Maybe-6 Sanchez Maybe-5
THURSDAY – 9/5
9/5 WSH vs ATL Strasburg Start-8 Fried Maybe-5
9/5 TEX vs BAL Burke Sit-3 Bundy Sit-3
9/5 MIN vs BOS Perez Sit-3 Eovaldi Maybe-4
9/5 PHI vs CIN Vargas Sit-2 Gray Start-8
9/5 CHW vs CLE Lopez Sit-3 Plesac Start-7
9/5 SEA vs HOU Gonzales Sit-3 Miley Start-7
9/5 DET vs KCR Boyd Start-7 Sparkman Sit-2
9/5 CHC vs MIL Quintana Maybe-6 Anderson Sit-3
9/5 LAA vs OAK Suarez Sit-2 Anderson Maybe-5
9/5 MIA vs PIT Hernandez Maybe-4 Agrazal Maybe-5
9/5 SFG vs STL Webb Maybe-5 Wacha Maybe-6
9/5 TOR vs TBR Thornton Sit-3 Beeks Maybe-5
FRIDAY – 9/6
9/6 WSH vs ATL Corbin Start-7 Keuchel Start-7
9/6 TEX vs BAL Minor Start-7 Brooks Sit-2
9/6 NYY vs BOS German Maybe-6
9/6 LAA vs CHW Heaney Start-8 Giolito Start-8
9/6 ARI vs CIN Ray Start-7 Castillo Start-8
9/6 SEA vs HOU Opener/Milone? Sit-2 Valdez Maybe-6
9/6 SFG vs LAD Beede Sit-2 Gonsolin Start-7
9/6 KCR vs MIA Skoglund Sit-3 Lopez Start-7
9/6 CHC vs MIL Hamels Maybe-5 Davies Sit-3
9/6 CLE vs MIN Plutko Maybe-4 Pineda Start-7
9/6 PHI vs NYM Eflin Maybe-4 Matz Start-7
9/6 DET vs OAK Turnbull Sit-3 Bailey Start-7
9/6 STL vs PIT Wainwright Maybe-5 Musgrove Maybe-6
9/6 COL vs SDP Melville Sit-2 Lamet Start-7
9/6 TOR vs TBR Buchholz Sit-2 Morton Start-9
SATURDAY – 9/7
9/7 WSH vs ATL Scherzer Start-9 Teheran Maybe-6
9/7 TEX vs BAL Jurado Sit-2 Wojciechowski Sit-3
9/7 NYY vs BOS Happ Sit-3 Price Start-7
9/7 LAA vs CHW Peters Maybe-4 Detwiler Sit-2
9/7 ARI vs CIN Young Maybe-4 DeSclafani Maybe-6
9/7 SEA vs HOU Kikuchi Sit-2 Verlander Start-10
9/7 SFG vs LAD Samardzija Maybe-5 Kershaw Start-10
9/7 KCR vs MIA Lopez Sit-3 Smith Start-7
9/7 CHC vs MIL Darvish Start-8 Gonzalez Maybe-5
9/7 CLE vs MIN Civale Maybe-5 Odorizzi Start-7
9/7 PHI vs NYM Smyly Sit-3 Stroman Maybe-6
9/7 DET vs OAK Zimmermann Sit-2 Fiers Start-8
9/7 STL vs PIT Mikolas Start-7 Brault Sit-3
9/7 COL vs SDP Hoffman? Sit-2 Lucchesi Start-7
9/7 TOR vs TBR Sit-2 Yarbrough Start-7
SUNDAY – 9/8
9/8 WSH vs ATL Ross Sit-3 Soroka Start-7
9/8 TEX vs BAL Lynn Start-7
9/8 NYY vs BOS Tanaka Sit-2 Porcello Sit-2
9/8 LAA vs CHW Sandoval Maybe-5 Cease Sit-3
9/8 ARI vs CIN Leake Maybe-4 Wood Sit-3
9/8 SEA vs HOU Sheffield Sit-1 Cole Start-10
9/8 SFG vs LAD Rodriguez Sit-1 May Start-7
9/8 KCR vs MIA Duffy Maybe-5 Alcantara Maybe-5
9/8 CHC vs MIL Hendricks Start-7 Houser Maybe-6
9/8 CLE vs MIN Clevinger Start-8 Berrios Start-7
9/8 PHI vs NYM Velasquez Maybe-4 Syndergaard Start-8
9/8 DET vs OAK Norris Sit-3 Roark Start-8
9/8 STL vs PIT Flaherty Start-9 Keller Maybe-6
9/8 COL vs SDP Lambert Sit-3 Lauer Start-7
9/8 TOR vs TBR Opener/Font? Sit-2 Richards Maybe-5
Max Freeze http://www.freezestats.com

Max is the founder of the FreezeStats Blog and currently writes for PitcherList and FantasyPros. Max is a lifelong Cubs fan who used to pretend he was Andre Dawson while hitting rocks in his backyard as a kid.

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