Sit/Start Week 1.5: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 4/2 – 4/8

Here's a giant table of every starting pitcher matchup this week, telling you which pitchers should get in your lineup or stick on your bench.

Every Sunday here at Pitcher List, I review all expected starting pitcher matchups for the week ahead. There are three labels: StartMaybe, and Sit. Outings marked with a Maybe are circumstantial and dependent on your needs in a 12-teamer, while the other two are self-explanatory. Feel free to question my designations in the comments and we’ll dive into it together.

Here’s the massive table containing every Week 1.5 start from 4/2 – 4/8:

Date  Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/2 LAD vs ARI Hyun-Jin Ryu Sit Taijuan Walker Start
4/2 WSH vs ATL Tanner Roark Maybe Sean Newcomb Maybe
4/2 CHC vs CIN Tyler Chatwood Sit Tyler Mahle Sit
4/2 KCR vs DET Jakob Junis Start Matthew Boyd Sit
4/2 BAL vs HOU Chris Tillman Sit Charlie Morton  Start
4/2 CLE vs LAA Mike Clevinger Start JC Ramirez Sit
4/2 BOS vs MIA Brian Johnson Sit  ??? Sit
4/2 STL vs MIL Miles Mikolas Start Zach Davies Maybe
4/2 PHI vs NYM Ben Lively Sit Matt Harvey Sit
4/2 TBR vs NYY  ??? Sit Jordan Montgomery Start
4/2 TEX vs OAK Bartolo Colon Sit Andrew Triggs Start
4/2 MIN vs PIT Lance Lynn Start Jameson Taillon Start
4/2 COL vs SDP Chad Bettis Sit Bryan Mitchell Sit
4/2 CHW vs TOR Miguel Gonzalez Sit Jaime Garcia Sit
4/3 LAD vs ARI Clayton Kershaw Start Zack Godley  Start
4/3 WSH vs ATL A.J. Cole Sit Julio Teheran Sit
4/3 CHC vs CIN Jon Lester Start Cody Reed Sit
4/3 KCR vs DET Eric Skoglund Sit Daniel Norris Sit
4/3 BAL vs HOU Dylan Bundy Start Justin Verlander Start
4/3 CLE vs LAA Josh Tomlin Sit   ??? Sit
4/3 BOS vs MIA Chris Sale  Start Jose Urena Sit
4/3 STL vs MIL Jack Flaherty Start Brandon Woodruff Sit
4/3 PHI vs NYM Aaron Nola Start Seth Lugo Sit
4/3 TEX vs OAK Cole Hamels  Maybe Kendall Graveman Sit
4/3 COL vs SDP Kyle Freeland Sit Tyson Ross Sit
4/3 SEA vs SFG Marco Gonzales  Maybe Ty Blach Sit
4/3 CHW vs TOR Carson Fulmer Sit J.A. Happ Start
4/4 LAD vs ARI Alex Wood Start Patrick Corbin Start
4/4 WSH vs ATL Max Scherzer Start Mike Foltynewicz Sit
4/4 KCR vs DET Danny Duffy  Start Jordan Zimmermann Sit
4/4 BAL vs HOU Mike Wright Sit Dallas Keuchel Start
4/4 CLE vs LAA Corey Kluber  Start   ??? Sit
4/4 STL vs MIL Carlos Martinez Start Chase Anderson  Start
4/4 PHI vs NYM Nick Pivetta Sit Noah Syndergaard Start
4/4 TBR vs NYY Chris Archer  Start Luis Severino Start
4/4 TEX vs OAK Doug Fister Sit Sean Manaea Start
4/4 MIN vs PIT Jake Odorizzi  Start Ivan Nova Sit
4/4 COL vs SDP Jon Gray  Start Clayton Richard Sit
4/4 SEA vs SFG Felix Hernandez  Maybe Johnny Cueto Start
4/4 CHW vs TOR James Shields Sit Aaron Sanchez  Start
4/5 TBR vs BOS Blake Snell  Start David Price  Start
4/5 DET vs CHW Michael Fulmer Start Lucas Giolito  Maybe
4/5 CHC vs MIL Kyle Hendricks  Start Jhoulys Chacin Sit
4/5 SEA vs MIN James Paxton Start Kyle Gibson  Maybe
4/5 BAL vs NYY Andrew Cashner Sit Masahiro Tanaka  Start
4/5 TEX vs OAK Martin Perez Sit Daniel Mengden Sit
4/5 MIA vs PHI Caleb Smith Sit Vince Velasquez Sit
4/5 CIN vs PIT Homer Bailey Maybe   ??? Sit
4/5 COL vs SDP Tyler Anderson Sit Joey Lucchesi Sit
4/5 ARI vs STL Robbie Ray  Start Michael Wacha Maybe
4/5 NYM vs WSH Jacob Degrom Start Stephen Strasburg Start
4/6 KCR vs CLE Ian Kennedy Sit Carlos Carrasco  Start
4/6 ATL vs COL Brandon McCarthy Sit German Marquez Sit
4/6 SDP vs HOU Luis Perdomo Sit Lance McCullers Jr.  Start
4/6 OAK vs LAA Daniel Gossett Sit ??? Sit
4/6 CHC vs MIL Yu Darvish  Start Brent Suter Sit
4/6 BAL vs NYY Kevin Gausman Sit CC Sabathia  Maybe
4/6 CIN vs PIT Luis Castillo  Start Chad Kuhl Sit
4/6 LAD vs SFG Kenta Maeda  Start Derek Holland Sit
4/6 TOR vs TEX Marco Estrada Maybe Matt Moore Sit
4/7 TBR vs BOS  ??? Sit Rick Porcello Sit
4/7 DET vs CHW Francisco Liriano Sit Reynaldo Lopez  Maybe
4/7 KCR vs CLE Jason Hammel Sit Trevor Bauer  Start
4/7 ATL vs COL Sean Newcomb Maybe Chad Bettis Sit
4/7 SDP vs HOU Bryan Mitchell Sit Gerrit Cole Start
4/7 OAK vs LAA Andrew Triggs  Maybe   ??? Sit
4/7 CHC vs MIL Jose Quintana  Start Zach Davies  Maybe
4/7 SEA vs MIN Mike Leake  Maybe Jose Berrios  Start
4/7 BAL vs NYY Chris Tillman Sit Sonny Gray  Start
4/7 MIA vs PHI Odrisamer Despaigne Sit Ben Lively Sit
4/7 CIN vs PIT Sal Romano Sit Jameson Taillon Start
4/7 LAD vs SFG Rich Hill  Start Chris Stratton  Maybe
4/7 ARI vs STL Zack Greinke  Start Luke Weaver  Start
4/7 TOR vs TEX Marcus Stroman  Start Mike Minor Maybe
4/7 NYM vs WSH Steven Matz Sit Gio Gonzalez Start
4/8 TBR vs BOS Jacob Faria  Start Hector Velazquez Sit
4/8 DET vs CHW Matthew Boyd Sit Miguel Gonzalez Sit
4/8 KCR vs CLE Jakob Junis  Maybe Mike Clevinger Start
4/8 ATL vs COL Julio Teheran Sit Kyle Freeland Sit
4/8 SDP vs HOU Tyson Ross Sit Charlie Morton Start
4/8 OAK vs LAA Kendall Graveman Sit Shohei Ohtani  Start
4/8 CHC vs MIL Tyler Chatwood Sit Brandon Woodruff Sit
4/8 SEA vs MIN Marco Gonzales Maybe Lance Lynn Maybe
4/8 BAL vs NYY Dylan Bundy Maybe Jordan Montgomery Start
4/8 MIA vs PHI Dillon Peters Sit Jake Arrieta Start
4/8 CIN vs PIT Tyler Mahle Sit Joe Musgrove  Maybe
4/8 LAD vs SFG Hyun-Jin Ryu Maybe Ty Blach Maybe
4/8 ARI vs STL Taijuan Walker Maybe Miles Mikolas Maybe
4/8 TOR vs TEX Jaime Garcia Sit Cole Hamels Maybe
4/8 NYM vs WSH Matt Harvey Sit Tanner Roark Maybe

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.

19 responses to “Sit/Start Week 1.5: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 4/2 – 4/8”

  1. Llort says:

    why sit chatwood?

    • Nick Pollack says:

      Because I think he’ll do more harm than good in a 12-teamer.

    • Chris says:

      A lot of people in the industry are high on Chatwood, but Nick doesn’t have him in his top 100. I tend to think he at least has the upside to be a top 50 option, but he didn’t really do anything to merit a jump in the ranks besides leaving Coors. I’d be more excited to have him on my roster than to start him this week.

  2. Penny says:

    14 team h2h categories league with kd9. I’m ahead in ratios, behind in wins and ks. I had thought to start Roark tomorrow at home against ATL, but your ‘maybe’ has me shook. What was your thought to list him that way?

  3. Bob Babooey says:

    Aren’t you PREviewing the upcoming starts? Or have you been to the future?

  4. Nick D says:

    Hey Nick, with the new site tables are not viewable on mobile. I’m specifically in Chrome on an Android phone. I noticed the same for the injury report article. For this article it’s cut off at the home pitcher column – I can only see “Ho” and nothing to the right. Same for all rows. For example, I only see “Taij” in the first row. And I cannot scroll to the right.

    Am I doing something wrong?

  5. Scooby Doo says:

    Rotate the screen so its horizontal, not vertical.

  6. pc says:

    Tempted to sit Lance Lynn vs Pirates. Was that a close call for you?

    • Nick Pollack says:

      I think that has a decent floor. I’m not scared of the Pirates and Lynn isn’t prone to blowups.

  7. Buge Hoobies says:

    Need advice on a Weekly Locked Roto Lineup…do I bench any of my current SP for any of my Bench 2 Start Pitchers this week? Starters: Berrios, Rich Hill, C. Martinez, Luke Weaver – Bench 2 start pitchers Taillon and Roark.

  8. J.C. Mosier says:

    Can you add “SIT OR START” and “SP STREAMERS” to the “ARTICLES” menu? Thanks!

  9. Neal says:

    Tyler Anderson has fantastic #s vs. the Padres but he’s listed as a sit? And here’s another Pitcherlist writer saying to stream him. You guys should get on the same page…


    • Nick Pollack says:

      Well, there are a lot of voices at this site nowadays and I think it’s good that we have different opinions. After all, fantasy baseball wouldn’t be what it is without its lively debate and massive fluctuations through the year.

      Not every article on the site is going to feel the same way. I encourage that, and it’s up to you to decide which arguments you believe in for your teams.

      Regarding the actual start in question, I don’t think quoting Anderson’s numbers against the Padres is enough to overlook that he’s a very mediocre pitcher and a high risk for a detrimental outing.

  10. delamitri says:

    Is Faria still a start having been changed to the 7th with Porcello on the other side?

    • Nick Pollack says:

      That makes it better!

      Okay fine, not actually better, but it’s pretty much that same from Velazquez.

      • delamitri says:

        Awesome, and thank you. Been following your sit and start since last year and you helped me HUGE in fantasy. I feel like I struck gold!

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