Sit/Start Week 6: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 5/3-5/9

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.

Pitching has been extremely volatile this year, and that is to be expected. The homer-heavy environment makes any starter liable to have a bad outing. Some are maneuvering well, and others aren’t. 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 – 5/3
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
5/3 MIL at PHI Bettinger Sit-1 Moore Sit-1
5/3 TEX at MIN Dunning Maybe-5 Maeda Maybe-5
5/3 LAD at CHC Buehler Start-9 Hendricks Sit-2
5/3 NYM at STL deGrom Start-10 Martinez Maybe-4
5/3 CLE at KCR Civale Start-7 Junis Maybe-5
5/3 SFG at COL Sanchez Maybe-4 Marquez Maybe-4
5/3 TBR at LAA Wacha Maybe-4 Ohtani Maybe-5
5/3 TOR at OAK Matz Maybe-5 Montas Maybe-5
5/3 BAL at SEA Kremer Sit-1 Dunn Sit-1
5/3 PIT at SDP Anderson Maybe-4 Paddack Maybe-6

 

Tuesday – 5/4
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
5/4 CHW at CIN Rodon Maybe-6 Hoffman Sit-2
5/4 ARI at MIA Weaver Sit-2 Neidert Sit-1
5/4 HOU at NYY Greinke Maybe-6 German Maybe-4
5/4 ATL at WSN Ynoa Start-7 Ross Sit-2
5/4 MIL at PHI Lauer Sit-1 Nola Start-9
5/4 DET at BOS Mize Sit-3 Pivetta Maybe-4
5/4 TEX at MIN Gibson Maybe-5 Happ Sit-2
5/4 LAD at CHC Kershaw Start-9 Alzolay Sit-3
5/4 NYM at STL Lucchesi Maybe-4 Hyun Kim Maybe-4
5/4 CLE at KCR Quantrill Sit-1 Minor Sit-3
5/4 SFG at COL Wood Maybe-5 Senzatela Sit-1
5/4 TBR at LAA Glasnow Start-8 Quintana Sit-1
5/4 TOR at OAK Kay Sit-1 Irvin Maybe-4
5/4 BAL at SEA Lopez Sit-2 Kikuchi Maybe-4
5/4 PIT at SDP Keller Sit-1 Weathers Maybe-4

 

Wednesday – 5/5
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
5/5 CHW at CIN Cease Sit-2 Gray Maybe-6
5/5 SFG at COL Webb Sit-3 Gray Maybe-5
5/5 BAL at SEA Means Start-7 Flexen Maybe-5
5/5 ARI at MIA Bumgarner Sit-3 Alcantara Start-8
5/5 HOU at NYY Garcia Maybe-4 Montgomery Sit-3
5/5 MIL at PHI Peralta Start-7 Anderson Sit-1
5/5 ATL at WSN Fried Sit-3 Fedde Sit-2
5/5 DET at BOS Boyd Maybe-4 Perez Sit-2
5/5 LAD at CHC Bauer Start-9 Arrieta Sit-3
5/5 TEX at MIN Arihara Sit-1 Pineda Start-7
5/5 NYM at STL Stroman Maybe-6 Gant Maybe-4
5/5 CLE at KCR Bieber Start-10 Singer Start-7
5/5 PIT at SDP Brubaker Maybe-4 Darvish Start-10
5/5 TBR at LAA McClanahan Maybe-4 Cobb Maybe-6
5/5 TOR at OAK Ray Maybe-4 Bassitt Maybe-4

 

Thursday – 5/6
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
5/6 MIL at PHI Woodruff Start-9 Wheeler Start-8
5/6 HOU at NYY McCullers Maybe-5 Cole Start-8
5/6 TEX at MIN Lyles Sit-1 Shoemaker Sit-1
5/6 DET at BOS Fulmer Maybe-5 Eovaldi Start-8
5/6 NYM at STL Walker Maybe-5 Flaherty Start-8
5/6 CLE at KCR McKenzie Sit-1 Duffy Start-7
5/6 TOR at OAK Ryu Maybe-6 Luzardo Sit-3
5/6 ATL at WSN Smyly Sit-1 Lester Sit-1
5/6 ARI at MIA Widener Maybe-4 Lopez Start-8
5/6 TBR at LAA Yarbrough Maybe-5 Heaney Maybe-6

 

Friday – 5/7
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
5/7 PIT at CHC Cahill Maybe-4 Davies Sit-1
5/7 WSN at NYY Corbin Sit-1 Taillon Maybe-5
5/7 BOS at BAL Rodriguez Start-8 Harvey Sit-3
5/7 MIN at DET Berrios Start-9 Turnbull Maybe-4
5/7 CIN at CLE Miley Maybe-6 Plesac Maybe-5
5/7 ARI at NYM Gallen Start-7 Peterson Sit-1
5/7 MIL at MIA Houser Maybe-6 Campbell Sit-1
5/7 PHI at ATL Eflin Maybe-5 Morton Start-7
5/7 SEA at TEX Newsome Maybe-5 Foltynewicz Sit-2
5/7 TOR at HOU Stripling Sit-1 Urquidy Maybe-4
5/7 CHW at KCR Keuchel Start-7 Keller Sit-1
5/7 COL at STL Gomber Sit-1 Wainwright Start-7
5/7 LAD at LAA May Start-8 Canning Sit-2
5/7 TBR at OAK Fleming Maybe-4 Manaea Start-7
5/7 SDP at SFG Snell Start-9 DeSclafani Start-8

 

Saturday – 5/8
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
5/8 WSN at NYY Scherzer Start-8 Kluber Sit-2
5/8 COL at STL Freeland Sit-1 Martinez Maybe-4
5/8 PIT at CHC Kuhl Sit-1 Williams Maybe-5
5/8 SDP at SFG Musgrove Start-9 Gausman Maybe-6
5/8 TBR at OAK Hill Sit-1 Montas Sit-3
5/8 MIN at DET Maeda Maybe-6 Urena Sit-2
5/8 CIN at CLE Castillo Maybe-5 Civale Maybe-5
5/8 MIL at MIA Burnes Start-10 Rogers Start-9
5/8 SEA at TEX Sheffield Sit-2 Dunning Maybe-6
5/8 BOS at BAL Richards Sit-2 Zimmermann Sit-1
5/8 TOR at HOU Matz Maybe-4 Javier Start-7
5/8 ARI at NYM Kelly Sit-1 deGrom Start-9
5/8 CHW at KCR Lynn Start-10 Junis Maybe-5
5/8 PHI at ATL Moore Sit-1 Anderson Start-8
5/8 LAD at LAA Urias Start-7 Bundy Maybe-6

 

Sunday – 5/9
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
5/9 BOS at BAL Pivetta Maybe-4 Kremer Sit-1
5/9 WSN at NYY Ross Sit-1 German Maybe-4
5/9 MIN at DET Happ Sit-3 Mize Sit-1
5/9 CIN at CLE Mahle Start-8 Quantrill Sit-1
5/9 ARI at NYM Weaver Sit-2 Lucchesi Sit-2
5/9 MIL at MIA Lauer Sit-1 Neidert Sit-1
5/9 TOR at HOU Pearson Sit-3 Greinke Maybe-6
5/9 CHW at KCR Giolito Start-9 Minor Sit-2
5/9 COL at STL Marquez Maybe-6 Hyun Kim Maybe-5
5/9 PIT at CHC Anderson Maybe-4 Hendricks Maybe-6
5/9 SEA at TEX Dunn Sit-1 Gibson Maybe-6
5/9 SDP at SFG Paddack Start-7 Sanchez Sit-3
5/9 TBR at OAK Wacha Maybe-4 Irvin Maybe-4
5/9 LAD at LAA Buehler Start-8 Ohtani Maybe-6
5/9 PHI at ATL Nola Start-8 Ynoa Maybe-6

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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