So highly touted prospect Jon Gray had his second start of his career tonight and featured a line of 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 Hit, 2 BBs, 5 Ks. Fun Fact: The only hit he allowed tonight was a solo blast by Travis d’Arnaud. So here’s the thing. I’m not very high on Gray given his circumstances of having a bad matchup automatically nearly half the time, but you can stream Gray outside of Coors when the matchup presents itself (@ Citi Field to face the Mets, for example) making him the only Rockie pitcher with any value. Whoa guys, you know what this means? It’s the FIRST TIME ALL YEAR I’m not going to use the typical Colorado blurb. It’s weird man, but we’ll get through this together.
Let’s see what every other SP did yesterday:
Wei-Yin Chen – 7.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 Hits, 2 BBs, 5 Ks. Chen is the rare guy that can be decent often but never all that great. I’m often very hesitant to go with a guy like that, but Chen has made me feel okay streaming him when he faces a team like the Mariners.
Gio Gonzalez – 8.0 IP, 0 ER, 7 Hits, 1 BB, 6 Ks. You know how I talk about Gio not having the upside to put it all together for a start? I gotta hand it to him for doing it the first time all year. Welp, hope you enjoyed it, I sure don’t expect him to dominate like this next time out (and it only came with 6 Ks…).
Chris Sale – 7.1 IP, 2 ER, 5 Hits, 2 BBs, 7 Ks. Aces gonna ace.
Johnny Cueto – 9.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 Hits, 0 BBs, 8 Ks. Fo real. DAMN, seriously for real.
Jonathon Niese – 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 Hits, 0 BBs, 5 Ks. Pretty dang solid from Niese who has suddenly become a streaming option again. Eh, who am I kidding, he’ll most likely blow up against the Pirates on Saturday and we’ll forget this ever happened.
David Holmberg – 6.2 IP, 2 ER, 6 Hits, 3 BBs, 5 Ks. Meh. Don’t really see him being desired anywhere unless it’s a deeeeep NL-only league, and even there you feel kinda trashy like it’s your third time at strip club this week.
Ian Kennedy – 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 Hits, 6 BBs, 4 Ks. I’m rewarding you with a spot on The List tomorrow, but six walks in only five innings? Who does that?
Vidal Nuno – 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 Hits, 0 BBs, 5 Ks. Nuno isn’t worth your time, even if he’s getting a few more starts in the rotation. Womp womp.
Rubby De La Rosa – 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 8 Hits, 1 BB, 3 Ks. Bleeggggh. Give me the Ks Rubby!
Matt Boyd – 5.1 IP, 3 ER, 9 Hits, 1 BB, 6 Ks. He’s making a spot on The List tomorrow morning because even though I know he has an iffy floor, he does have some decent stuff and K upside. I think he got Singled Out tonight and could provide sneaky value if you play it right.
Matt Shoemaker – 5.2 IP, 7 ER, 9 Hits, 0 BBs, 4 Ks. Ohhhhh boy. Those HRs finally caught up to him and the hype train has derailed faster than a debate involving Donald Trump.
Brett Anderson – 5.0 IP, 7 ER, 10 Hits, 3 BBs, 1 Ks. Not your night either, eh Anderson?
Aaron Harang – 5.1 IP, 8 ER, 12 Hits, 1 BB, 4 Ks. HAAAARRRANNNGGG!!!
Luis Severino vs. Cleveland Indians – I liked what I saw last time out, and the Indians aren’t the most intimidating of teams.
Joe Ross vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – This will be featured in this week’s GIF Breakdown, and if he’s somehow not owned in your league, get on that stat.
Eduardo Rodriguez – Sure, you’re going to be a bit hesitant to trust Eddie, but going against the Marlins these days is less intimating than being barking at by a Shih Tzu.
Game of the Day
Carlos Carrasco vs. Luis Severino – Not only do we get to check out more of Severino, but we also get to watch Carrasco potentially be a complete stud.