Morning Read: My man Dane Dunning took on the Yankees like a champ yesterday. He pitched six innings allowing zero runs with six strikeouts. To boot he was good enough for a 0.83 WHIP. Wild. What is even more wild is how he did it. Dunning went sinker heavy throwing it 61% of the time. He had 19 called strikes. Good enough for a 42 CSW%. That is something you don't see every day. What's crazy is he wasn't necessarily painting the corners.
I mean there is a lot of middle middle there with the sinker. I didn't get to watch this game so it could be that he was completely fooling them where they didn't even know when to swing, but this seems dangerous to me. Perhaps he got lucky with this one. But hey, who cares he got it done right? Don't get me wrong I do like Dunning a ton and I think his numbers will be much better moving forward. I more so just thought this was an interesting start.
Today's Streamer: Mike Minor I cannot quit thee! Give me a left-handed pitcher against Detroit every time. Will that sentence come back to bite me? Likely. Minor's velocity still isn't where we want it to be but his K-BB% has been decent in his last three starts. Improvement! Also with the Tigers having a 66 wrC+ and 35.0 SwStr% against LHP how could we not take this?
Shallow League Option: Mr. Mike Minor.
Deep League Option: I had a tough time deciding between Jeff Hoffman and Jose Urena. What set Jeff Hoffman apart was that he is home (3.44 ERA) and the Brewers are playing worse than the Royals. Plus Milwaukee is better against left-handed pitchers compared to right-handed pitchers. LET'S ROLL.
Looking For Strikeouts: Mike Minor and Jeff Hoffman.
Looking For Quality Starts: See above!
Looking For Wins: Keep looking up.
Looking For Ratios: Mike Minor, Jeff Hoffman, and Jose Urena (never thought I would type this sentence).
Tomorrow's Streamers: Brady Singer, Adbert Alzolay, and Miles Mikolas - only have confidence in Singer.
The Day After: Casey Mize and J.A. Happ.
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