Man, this has been a strange season.Captain Obvious
Each week it is something new. Its as if somebody somewhere has a board like in the movie Cabin in the Woods, with a list of possible events that can create chaos. Remember when Murder Hornets were a thing?
The way 2020 is going, I’m putting my money on all sports being cancelled leading everyone to stream disaster movies non-stop all day. This will likely cause the internet to collapse because even though they say it will not happen… this is 2020, so it will happen. Which would not be good… not at all.
So you need some streaming pitchers for the week starting August 31st? I’m here to help.
Here is a shortlist of MLB teams struggling offensively vs LHP/RHP.
|Braves||vs LHP||29.5% (30th)||0.133 (26th)||0.264 (29th)|
|Brewers||vs RHP||27.4% (29th)||0.139 (25th)||0.271 (28th)|
|Pirates||vs RHP||24.8% (22nd)||0.109 (30th)||0.250 (30th)|
|Marlins||vs LHP||27.7% (28th)||0.135 (24th)||0.283 (25th)|
|Indians||vs LHP||22.9% (19th)||0.111 (28th)||0.259 (30th)|
Streaming Pitchers August 31
Next, I look at the pitchers these teams are facing next week and give you my quick take on whether or not you should start him.
NOTE: The Scheduled start data is as of Friday morning. We’re one COVID positive test, rain out or protest away from these dates shifting. that is why I’m also including starting pitchers not currently scheduled to face these struggling lineups.
|Lineup||Opposing Pitcher||Scheduled Start||IP||ERA||WHIP||K%||ISO Against||wOBA Against||Start him?|
|Braves||LHP Martin Perez, BOS||9/2||31.1||3.45||1.19||18.0%||0.153||0.293||I would pass|
|Braves||LHP Patrick Corbin, WAS||9/5||35.1||3.82||1.31||22.8%||0.179||0.323||Yes|
|Brewers||RHP Trevor Williams, PIT||8/31||30.1||5.34||1.46||19.4%||0.193||0.358||Stay away|
|Brewers||RHP Chad Kuhl, PIT||–||25.0||2.52||1.08||20.6%||0.209||0.293||Sure, why not?|
|Brewers||RHP J.T. Brubaker, PIT||–||15.0||4.80||1.47||23.5%||0.136||0.320||Dicey, I would not|
|Brewers||RHP Michael Fulmer, DET||9/1||14.1||8.79||1.99||15.9%||0.333||0.456||Nope No Never|
|Brewers||RHP Spencer Turnbull, DET||–||30.1||2.97||1.33||20.0%||0.082||0.282||Yes, I would|
|Brewers||RHP Casey Mize, DET||–||7.2||7.04||1.94||23.1%||0.222||0.401||No, too risky|
|Brewers||RHP Carlos Carrasco, CLE||9/4||30.0||4.50||1.43||29.5%||0.228||0.346||Risky, but yes|
|Brewers||RHP Aaron Civale, CLE||9/5||40.0||3.15||1.03||25.3%||0.178||0.286||Yes, I would|
|Brewers||RHP Shane Bieber, CLE||9/6||46.2||1.35||0.82||42.9%||0.091||0.218||Yes, no brainer|
|Brewers||RHP Mike Clevinger, CLE||–||22.2||3.18||1.40||22.6%||0.235||0.351||Yes, I would|
|Brewers||RHP Triston McKenzie, CLE||–||6.0||1.50||0.50||50.0%||0.211||0.196||No, too risky|
|Pirates||RHP Adrian Houser, MIL||–||33.0||4.36||1.39||17.5%||0.185||0.353||Not this time|
|Pirates||RHP Josh Lindblom, MIL||–||25.2||6.31||1.51||31.6%||0.190||0.348||No, just… no|
|Pirates||RHP Corbin Burnes, MIL||–||26.1||3.42||1.19||33.0%||0.110||0.270||Yes|
|Pirates||RHP Brandon Woodruff, MIL||–||36.2||3.19||1.16||27.3%||0.101||0.279||Yes|
|Pirates||RHP Kyle Hendricks, CHC||9/2||38.0||3.55||1.00||18.7%||0.118||0.257||Yes, I would|
|Pirates||RHP Yu Darvish, CHC||9/3||37.0||1.70||0.92||31.0%||0.082||0.242||Always|
|Pirates||RHP Tyler Chatwood, CHC||–||16.1||6.06||1.80||32.5%||0.209||0.377||Risky, but yes|
|Pirates||RHP Alec Mills, CHC||–||29.2||4.55||1.13||18.2%||0.145||0.287||Only if you have to|
|Pirates||RHP Trevor Bauer, CIN||9/4||32.2||1.65||0.75||39.8%||0.134||0.211||Yes, no brainer|
|Pirates||RHP Luis Castillo, CIN||9/4||32.1||3.62||1.53||31.0%||0.100||0.312||Yes, no brainer|
|Pirates||RHP Anthony DeSclafani, CIN||9/5||17.1||5.71||1.40||14.5%||0.176||0.328||No, too risky|
|Pirates||RHP Sonny Gray, CIN||9/6||41.2||1.94||1.02||32.9%||0.100||0.247||Yes, no brainer|
|Pirates||RHP Tyler Mahle, CIN||–||16.1||4.41||1.37||29.2%||0.150||0.314||Risky, but yes|
|Marlins||LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu, TOR||9/2||31.0||3.19||1.03||26.8%||0.142||0.269||Always|
|Marlins||LHP Ryan Yarbrough, TB||9/4||30.1||4.45||1.33||15.9%||0.161||0.327||Risky, but yes|
|Marlins||LHP Blake Snell, TB||9/5||23.2||3.04||1.12||33.3%||0.213||0.298||Yes, I would|
|Marlins||LHP Josh Fleming, TB||–||5.0||3.60||1.20||14.3%||0.316||0.336||No, too risky|
|Indians||LHP Danny Duffy, KC||9/2||29.1||3.99||1.00||28.3%||0.152||0.260||Yes, I would|
|Indians||LHP Kris Bubic, KC||–||22.2||5.96||1.67||18.4%||0.209||0.377||Stay away|
|Indians||LHP Brett Anderson, MIL||9/5||23.0||3.52||1.26||17.5%||0.182||0.337||Yes, I would|
Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the internet and good luck streaming pitchers next week! You can find me sometimes on the Twitter @Roto_Chris.