Sit/Start Week 19: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/2-8/8

Lucas Zenobi scores every starting pitcher matchup for the week ahead.

Welcome back to Sit/Start, where every Saturday here at Pitcher List, we review all expected starting pitcher matchups for the week ahead.  I will be carrying over Max Freeze’s ranking system from last year.

There are three labels: StartMaybe, and Sit. Starts are sure-fire starts for those particular pitchers. This does not mean that they are incapable of having a bad outing, but I consider them more likely than not to have a good outing if they are designated as a Start.

However, the degree of confidence I have in a pitcher to have a strong outing is judged by their number in the tier. For example, I am much more confident that a Start-10 will have a good outing over a Start-7, even though I expect both to perform well.

The same goes for the other tiers. Maybes are starts that are a bit riskier, but depending on your league size or roster requirements, they may need to be used. A Start-10 is a pitcher who I believe will almost definitely have a strong outing, for example, Shane Bieber at the Detroit Tigers. A Sit-1 is a pitcher who under no circumstances you should consider starting.

With the trade deadline now over, there is a lot of shuffling going on with rotations and which matchups are good/bad. Take a look below, and see how your rotation shapes up this week. Feel free to question my rankings in the comments, and let’s discuss!


Monday – 8/2
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/2 CLE at TOR Plesac Maybe-4 Ray Start-8
8/2 PHI at WSN Moore Sit-1 Gray Maybe-4
8/2 BAL at NYY López Sit-1 TBD
8/2 NYM at MIA Megill Start-7 Holloway Sit-1
8/2 SEA at TBR Flexen Maybe-4 Wacha Sit-3
8/2 LAA at TEX Suarez Maybe-6 Dunning Maybe-5
8/2 PIT at MIL Kranick Sit-3 Lauer Maybe-5
8/2 SFG at ARI DeSclafani Start-7 Widener Sit-1
8/2 HOU at SEA Garcia Maybe-6 McCaughan Sit-1


Tuesday – 8/3
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/3 PHI at WSN Wheeler Start-10 Corbin Sit-1
8/3 BAL at NYY Wells Sit-1 Cole Start-8
8/3 CLE at TOR Hentges Sit-1 Matz Maybe-6
8/3 MIN at CIN Maeda Start-7 Mahle Maybe-6
8/3 NYM at MIA Walker Maybe-5 Garrett Sit-1
8/3 SEA at TBR Kikuchi Maybe-6 Patiño Maybe-5
8/3 BOS at DET Richards Sit-1 Peralta Sit-1
8/3 LAA at TEX Bundy Maybe-4 Lyles Sit-1
8/3 KCR at CHW Bubic Sit-1 Giolito Start-10
8/3 PIT at MIL Kuhl Sit-1 Houser Maybe-5
8/3 ATL at STL Fried Start-7 Wainwright Maybe-6
8/3 CHC at COL Davies Sit-2 Freeland Sit-2
8/3 SFG at ARI Cueto Maybe-6 Bumgarner Sit-2
8/3 SDP at OAK Snell Sit-3 Manaea Maybe-6
8/3 HOU at LAD McCullers Maybe-6 Scherzer Start-7


Wednesday – 8/4
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/4 MIN at CIN Gant Sit-1 Castillo Start-8
8/4 SEA at TBR Gilbert Maybe-6 Fleming Maybe-4
8/4 PIT at MIL Crowe Sit-1 Peralta Start-10
8/4 SDP at OAK Musgrove Start-7 Montas Maybe-6
8/4 PHI at WSN Velasquez Sit-2 Espino Sit-2
8/4 BAL at NYY Harvey Sit-1 Taillon Maybe-5
8/4 CLE at TOR Mejia Sit-1 Ryu Start-7
8/4 NYM at MIA Carrasco Maybe-5 Thompson Maybe-6
8/4 BOS at DET Rodriguez Maybe-5 Mize Sit-3
8/4 LAA at TEX Sandoval Start-10 Allard Sit-3
8/4 KCR at CHW Hernandez Sit-1 Rodon Start-10
8/4 ATL at STL Smyly Sit-1 Hyun Kim Maybe-4
8/4 CHC at COL Mills Sit-2 Gray Maybe-5
8/4 SFG at ARI Gausman Start-10 Gallen Maybe-4
8/4 HOU at LAD Odorizzi Maybe-4 Buehler Start-7


Thursday – 8/5
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/5 NYM at MIA Hill Maybe-4 Rogers Maybe-5
8/5 BOS at DET Pérez Sit-2 Skubal Sit-2
8/5 LAA at TEX Barria Sit-1 Hearn Sit-1
8/5 CHC at COL Arrieta Sit-1 Senzatela Sit-3
8/5 SFG at ARI Wood Start-8 Kelly Sit-1
8/5 PHI at WSN Nola Start-9 Ross Maybe-4
8/5 SEA at NYY Anderson Sit-2 Germán Maybe-4
8/5 CLE at TOR McKenzie Sit-1 Stripling Sit-3
8/5 PIT at CIN Brubaker Sit-3 Gray Start-7
8/5 KCR at CHW Lynch Sit-1 Lynn Start-10
8/5 MIN at HOU Ober Sit-1 Valdez Start-7
8/5 ATL at STL Toussaint Maybe-6 Happ Sit-1


Friday – 8/6
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/6 CHW at CHC Keuchel Maybe-4 Hendricks Maybe-6
8/6 TBR at BAL Yarbrough Maybe-4 Means Maybe-4
8/6 NYM at PHI Stroman Maybe-6 Gibson Maybe-5
8/6 SEA at NYY Gonzales Sit-1 Montgomery Maybe-5
8/6 BOS at TOR Eovaldi Maybe-5 Manoah Maybe-5
8/6 PIT at CIN Keller Sit-1 Miley Start-8
8/6 DET at CLE Manning Sit-1 Quantrill Sit-3
8/6 WSN at ATL Fedde Sit-1 Muller Maybe-6
8/6 SFG at MIL Webb Maybe-5 Burnes Start-7
8/6 MIN at HOU Pineda Sit-2 Greinke Start-7
8/6 KCR at STL Minor Sit-3 LeBlanc Sit-1
8/6 MIA at COL Alcantara Start-7 Márquez Maybe-6
8/6 TEX at OAK Foltynewicz Sit-1 Bassitt Start-8
8/6 LAA at LAD Ohtani Maybe-6 Gonsolin Maybe-5
8/6 ARI at SDP Smith Sit-1 Weathers Sit-3


Saturday – 8/7
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/7 SEA at NYY Flexen Sit-3 TBD
8/7 CHW at CHC Cease Maybe-5 Alzolay Maybe-4
8/7 BOS at TOR Pivetta Sit-2 Ray Start-7
8/7 NYM at PHI Megill Maybe-6 Moore Sit-1
8/7 TEX at OAK Dunning Maybe-4 Irvin Maybe-5
8/7 TBR at BAL McClanahan Start-7 Watkins Sit-1
8/7 BOS at TOR Houck Maybe-5 Berrios Maybe-6
8/7 PIT at CIN Kranick Sit-1 Gutierrez Sit-3
8/7 SFG at MIL DeSclafani Start-7 Woodruff Start-9
8/7 DET at CLE Alexander Sit-2 Plesac Maybe-5
8/7 MIN at HOU Jax Sit-1 Garcia Start-7
8/7 KCR at STL Keller Maybe-4 Lester Sit-1
8/7 WSN at ATL Gray Maybe-4 Morton Start-9
8/7 MIA at COL Holloway Sit-1 Gomber Maybe-5
8/7 ARI at SDP Widener Sit-1 Darvish Start-9
8/7 LAA at LAD Suarez Sit-3 Kershaw Start-8


Sunday – 8/8
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/8 TBR at BAL Wacha Sit-2 López Sit-1
8/8 NYM at PHI Walker Sit-3 Wheeler Start-9
8/8 SEA at NYY Kikuchi Maybe-6 Cole Start-8
8/8 BOS at TOR Richards Sit-1 Matz Sit-3
8/8 PIT at CIN Kuhl Sit-1 Mahle Start-8
8/8 DET at CLE Peralta Sit-2 Hentges Sit-1
8/8 WSN at ATL Corbin Sit-1 Fried Start-8
8/8 SFG at MIL Cueto Maybe-6 Anderson Sit-1
8/8 MIN at HOU Maeda Maybe-6 McCullers Start-7
8/8 KCR at STL Bubic Sit-1 Woodford Sit-1
8/8 MIA at COL Garrett Sit-1 Freeland Maybe-4
8/8 TEX at OAK Lyles Sit-1 Kaprielian Maybe-5
8/8 LAA at LAD Bundy Sit-2 Urías Start-7
8/8 ARI at SDP Bumgarner Sit-2 Paddack Maybe-4
8/8 CHW at CHC Giolito Start-7 Davies Sit-2


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Lucas Zenobi

Lucas Zenobi is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a life-long Pittsburgh Pirates fan. His other interests include film, music, and any and all things Pittsburgh.

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