Sit/Start Week 22: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/23-8/29

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.

Some weird scheduling going on this week, but some really solid pitcher matchups overall. 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 – 8/23
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/23 ARI at PIT Smith Sit-3 Crowe Sit-2
8/23 CHW at TOR Lynn Start-8 Manoah Maybe-6
8/23 NYY at ATL Montgomery Maybe-6 Ynoa Maybe-5
8/23 COL at CHC Senzatela Sit-3 Alzolay Maybe-5
8/23 KCR at HOU Lynch Sit-2 Greinke Start-7
8/23 SEA at OAK Gonzales Sit-3 Blackburn Sit-1


Tuesday – 8/24
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/24 DET at STL Mize Sit-3 Flaherty Start-8
8/24 LAA at BAL Bundy Maybe-4 Watkins Sit-1
8/24 TBR at PHI Rasmussen Maybe-4 Suárez Maybe-6
8/24 ARI at PIT Bumgarner Maybe-5 Brubaker Sit-2
8/24 CHW at TOR Rodon Maybe-6 Berrios Maybe-6
8/24 MIN at BOS Ober Maybe-4 Houck Start-8
8/24 SFG at NYM DeSclafani Start-7 Megill Maybe-5
8/24 WSN at MIA Fedde Maybe-4 Luzardo Sit-2
8/24 TEX at CLE Hearn Sit-3 Morgan Sit-1
8/24 NYY at ATL Heaney Maybe-4 Morton Start-7
8/24 DET at STL Mize Sit-3 Flaherty Start-8
8/24 COL at CHC Marquez Start-7 Hendricks Start-8
8/24 CIN at MIL Mahle Start-7 Burnes Start-8
8/24 KCR at HOU Singer Sit-2 Garcia Start-8
8/24 LAD at SDP Urias Start-7 Camarena Sit-1


Wednesday – 8/25
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/25 DET at STL Skubal Sit-3 Lester Sit-1
8/25 KCR at HOU Minor Sit-1 McCullers Start-7
8/25 COL at CHC Gomber Start-7 Steele Maybe-5
8/25 LAA at BAL Ohtani Start-8 Lopez Sit-1
8/25 TBR at PHI Yarbrough Maybe-4 Wheeler Start-7
8/25 ARI at PIT Gilbert Start-7 Keller Sit-3
8/25 CHW at TOR Cease Maybe-5 Ray Start-7
8/25 MIN at BOS Gant Sit-1 Pivetta Sit-3
8/25 SFG at NYM Wood Maybe-6 Walker Sit-2
8/25 WSN at MIA Gray Maybe-6 Hernandez Maybe-6
8/25 TEX at CLE Foltynewicz Sit-1 Plesac Maybe-4
8/25 CIN at MIL Castillo Start-8 Ashby Sit-1
8/25 LAD at SDP White Maybe-4 Snell Sit-3


Thursday – 8/26
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/26 LAA at BAL Quintana Sit-1 Akin Sit-1
8/26 CIN at MIL Gray Start-7 Woodruff Start-9
8/26 CHW at TOR Giolito Start-7 Ryu Maybe-5
8/26 ARI at PHI Gallen Sit-3 Moore Sit-1
8/26 STL at PIT Mikolas Start-7 Peters Sit-1
8/26 MIN at BOS Barnes Sit-1 Sale Start-8
8/26 SFG at NYM Cueto Maybe-5 Carrasco Maybe-5
8/26 WSN at MIA Corbin Sit-3 Neidert Sit-1
8/26 TEX at CLE Howard Sit-1 Hentges Sit-1
8/26 LAD at SDP Buehler Start-8 Musgrove Maybe-6
8/26 NYY at OAK Taillon Maybe-5 Kaprielian Maybe-5
8/26 KCR at SEA Keller Sit-3 Kikuchi Start-7


Friday – 8/27
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/27 TBR at BAL McClanahan Start-8 Harvey Sit-1
8/27 ARI at PHI Widener Sit-1 Nola Start-8
8/27 STL at PIT Happ Sit-2 Brault Maybe-4
8/27 WSN at NYM Espino Sit-3 Hill Maybe-4
8/27 CIN at MIA Miley Start-7 Thompson Maybe-4
8/27 BOS at CLE Rodriguez Start-7 McKenzie Sit-3
8/27 TOR at DET Matz Maybe-6 Manning Sit-1
8/27 SFG at ATL Gausman Start-7 Fried Maybe-6
8/27 HOU at TEX Odorizzi Maybe-5 Dunning Sit-2
8/27 CHC at CHW Davies Sit-1 Keuchel Sit-3
8/27 MIL at MIN Anderson Sit-1 Maeda Start-7
8/27 SDP at LAA Weathers Sit-1 Barria Sit-1
8/27 NYY at OAK Cole Start-8 Manaea Start-7
8/27 COL at LAD Freeland Sit-1 Scherzer Start-10
8/27 KCR at SEA Bubic Sit-1 Gilbert Start-7


Saturday – 8/28
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/28 BOS at CLE Eovaldi Start-8 Quantrill Sit-2
8/28 NYY at OAK Gil Maybe-6 Montas Start-7
8/28 KCR at SEA Hernandez Maybe-6 Anderson Maybe-5
8/28 ARI at PHI Weaver Sit-2 Gibson Start-7
8/28 CIN at MIA Gutierrez Maybe-5 Alcantara Start-8
8/28 TOR at DET Manoah Start-7 Alexander Sit-1
8/28 TBR at BAL Patiño Maybe-5 Means Maybe-6
8/28 STL at PIT Wainwright Start-9 Crowe Sit-1
8/28 HOU at TEX Valdez Start-9 Lyles Sit-1
8/28 WSN at NYM Nolin Sit-1 Stroman Start-8
8/28 CHC at CHW Thompson Sit-3 Lynn Start-10
8/28 MIL at MIN Lauer Maybe-4 Jax Sit-3
8/28 SFG at ATL Webb Start-7 Anderson Maybe-5
8/28 SDP at LAA Paddack Maybe-4 Detmers Sit-1
8/28 COL at LAD Gray Sit-3 Price Start-7


Sunday – 8/29
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/29 TBR at BAL Archer Sit-1 Watkins Sit-1
8/29 ARI at PHI Bumgarner Maybe-4 Suárez Start-7
8/29 STL at PIT Flaherty Start-9 Brubaker Sit-3
8/29 WSN at NYM Fedde Sit-2 Megill Start-7
8/29 CIN at MIA Mahle Start-8 Luzardo Sit-1
8/29 BOS at CLE Houck Start-8 Morgan Sit-1
8/29 TOR at DET Berrios Start-7 Peralta Sit-1
8/29 SFG at ATL DeSclafani Start-7 Smyly Sit-2
8/29 CHC at CHW Mills Sit-2 Rodon Start-8
8/29 MIL at MIN Houser Sit-2 Ober Sit-3
8/29 HOU at TEX Greinke Start-8 Allard Sit-2
8/29 COL at LAD Senzatela Sit-1 Urias Start-9
8/29 KCR at SEA Lynch Sit-3 Gonzales Maybe-4
8/29 NYY at OAK Montgomery Maybe-6 Blackburn Sit-1

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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