Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 5/7 & 5/8

Nick Pollack ranks every starting pitcher matchup for today's and tomorrow's games.

Here are your morning rankings for today’s starting pitcher options.

It’s not perfect and will be far from the actual results at the end of the day, though it should give guidance for those questioning who to slot into your lineup on a given day.

Note: I’ve made a change moving forward to this daily article. I’ll now be including a second table for tomorrow’s starting pitcher matchups as well, helping everyone get a jump on their nightly pickups. Please note that these matchups are subject to change, though, and there will be times when I have the incorrect pitcher going. I thank you for your future understanding.

Pitchers highlighted in yellow = Possible streaming options.

FS = False Starter where there is an assumed opener actually starting the game.

Red = Postponed.


Today’s Starting Pitcher Rankings


Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Noah Syndergaard @ SD
2 Jose Berrios @ TOR
3 Stephen Strasburg @ MIL
4 Aaron Nola @ STL
5 Caleb Smith @ CHC
6 Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. ATL
7 Jon Lester vs. MIA
8 Max Fried @ LAD
9 Madison Bumgarner @ COL
10 Marco Gonzales @ NYY
11 Masahiro Tanaka vs. SEA
12 Collin McHugh vs. KC
13 Lucas Giolito @ CLE
14 Griffin Canning @ DET
15 Aaron Sanchez vs. MIN
16 Tyler Mahle @ OAK
17 Danny Duffy @ HOU
18 Jalen Beeks (FS) vs. ARI
19 Freddy Peralta vs. WSH
20 Adrian Sampson @ PIT
21 Mike Fiers vs. CIN
22 Cal Quantrill vs. NYM
23 Jefry Rodriguez vs. CHW
24 Antonio Senzatela vs. SF
25 Daniel Norris vs. LAA
26 Dakota Hudson vs. PHI
27 Taylor Clarke @ TBR
28 David Hess vs. BOS
29 Hector Velazquez @ BAL
30 Steven Brault vs. TEX


Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher Rankings


Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Clayton Kershaw vs. ATL
2 Chris Sale @ BAL
3 Shane Bieber vs. CHW
4 Matthew Boyd vs. LAA
5 Charlie Morton vs. ARI
6 Jack Flaherty vs. PHI
7 Robbie Ray @ TB
8 Tyler Skaggs @ DET
9 Kyle Hendricks vs. MIA
10 Jon Gray vs. SF
11 Matt Strahm vs. NYM
12 Mike Foltynewicz @ LAD
13 Jerad Eickhoff @ STL
14 Sonny Gray @ OAK
15 Kyle Gibson @ TOR
16 Brad Peacock vs. KC
17 Reynaldo Lopez @ CLE
18 Brandon Woodruff vs. WSH
19 Yusei Kikuchi @ NYY
20 Jonathan Loaisiga vs. SEA
21 Trent Thornton vs. MIN
22 Derek Holland @ COL
23 Jeremy Hellickson @ MIL
24 Brett Anderson vs. CIN
25 Jose Urena @ CHC
26 Nick Kingham vs. TEX
27 Jorge Lopez @ HOU
28 Shelby Miller @ PIT
29 Andrew Cashner vs. BOS
30 Mystery Mets Starter @ SD

(Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire)

Nick Pollack

Founder of Pitcher List. Creator of CSW, The List, and SP Roundup. Worked with MSG, FanGraphs, CBS Sports, and Washington Post. Former college pitcher, travel coach, pitching coach, and Brandeis alum. Wants every pitcher to be dope.

9 responses to “Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 5/7 & 5/8”

  1. Vinny aka PitcherList_SuperFan says:

    Hey Nick,

    I think max fried is starting for the Braves today. I’m just checking to see if I should start him or canning today

  2. Derek says:

    Nick Kingham is back! But you aren’t excited

  3. ALLEYBOY760 says:

    Jeffrey Rodriguez going to dominate today. Wait, someone say Kingham! The king is back!

  4. jpmags says:

    Nick, I am concerned with starting M. Gonzalez in New York and Boston this week. Should he be reserved in either match?

    • Nick Pollack says:

      I’d have some hesitation, though the choice ultimately comes down to what other options you have.

      At the very least, I’d hold off against the Red Sox.

  5. Felix says:

    What’s wrong with McHugh lately Nick? Is he safe to roll out tonight?

  6. theKraken says:

    How do you score 0 runs when your first two hitters go 5 for 8 with 2 doubles? Indians did it today.

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