Sit/Start Week 5: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 4/30 – 5/6

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 5 start from 4/30 – 5/6:

Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/30 LAD vs ARI Brock Stewart? Sit Zack Greinke Start
4/30 KCR vs BOS Jason Hammel Sit Eduardo Rodriguez Start
4/30 COL vs CHC Kyle Freeland Sit Jon Lester Start
4/30 MIL vs CIN Jhoulys Chacin Maybe Brandon Finnegan Sit
4/30 TEX vs CLE Cole Hamels Sit Trevor Bauer Start
4/30 TBR vs DET Jacob Faria Sit Jordan Zimmermann Sit
4/30 NYY vs HOU Sonny Gray Sit Charlie Morton Start
4/30 PHI vs MIA Jake Arrieta Start Dan Straily Sit
4/30 TOR vs MIN Aaron Sanchez Start Lance Lynn Sit
4/30 SDP vs SFG Eric Lauer Sit Jeff Samardzija Start
4/30 PIT vs WSH Jameson Taillon Start Tanner Roark Start
5/1 LAD vs ARI Clayton Kershaw Start Matt Koch Sit
5/1 KCR vs BOS Jakob Junis Sit Chris Sale Start
5/1 COL vs CHC Jon Gray Start Kyle Hendricks Start
5/1 MIL vs CIN Chase Anderson Start Homer Bailey Sit
5/1 TEX vs CLE Doug Fister Sit Mike Clevinger Start
5/1 TBR vs DET Chris Archer Start Matthew Boyd Sit
5/1 NYY vs HOU Jordan Montgomery Start Justin Verlander Start
5/1 BAL vs LAA Alex Cobb Sit Nick Tropeano Start
5/1 PHI vs MIA Zach Eflin? Sit Jarlin Garcia Sit
5/1 TOR vs MIN Marco Estrada Maybe Kyle Gibson Maybe
5/1 ATL vs NYM Sean Newcomb Maybe Noah Syndergaard Start
5/1 OAK vs SEA Andrew Triggs Maybe Felix Hernandez Maybe
5/1 SDP vs SFG Tyson Ross Start ??? Sit
5/1 CHW vs STL James Shields Sit Michael Wacha Maybe
5/1 PIT vs WSH Chad Kuhl Sit Max Scherzer Start
5/2 LAD vs ARI Hyun-Jin Ryu Maybe Zack Godley Start
5/2 KCR vs BOS Danny Duffy Sit Drew Pomeranz Start
5/2 COL vs CHC Tyler Anderson Sit Yu Darvish Start
5/2 MIL vs CIN Brent Suter Sit Luis Castillo Sit
5/2 TEX vs CLE Matt Moore Sit Corey Kluber Start
5/2 TBR vs DET Blake Snell Start Michael Fulmer Start
5/2 NYY vs HOU Luis Severino Start Dallas Keuchel Start
5/2 BAL vs LAA Dylan Bundy Start  Andrew Heaney Maybe
5/2 PHI vs MIA Aaron Nola Start Jose Urena Sit
5/2 TOR vs MIN Marcus Stroman Sit Phil Hughes Sit
5/2 ATL vs NYM Julio Teheran Sit Jacob Degrom Start
5/2 OAK vs SEA Sean Manaea Start James Paxton Start
5/2 SDP vs SFG Clayton Richard Sit Derek Holland Sit
5/2 CHW vs STL Lucas Giolito Sit Carlos Martinez Start
5/2 PIT vs WSH Ivan Nova Maybe Stephen Strasburg Start
5/3 LAD vs ARI Alex Wood Start Patrick Corbin Start
5/3 MIN vs CHW Jake Odorizzi Sit Reynaldo Lopez Start
5/3 TOR vs CLE Jaime Garcia Sit Carlos Carrasco Start
5/3 NYY vs HOU Masahiro Tanaka Start Lance McCullers Start
5/3 DET vs KCR Mike Fiers Sit Eric Skoglund Sit
5/3 BAL vs LAA Chris Tillman Sit ??? Sit 
5/3 ATL vs NYM Mike Foltynewicz Start Steven Matz Maybe
5/3 OAK vs SEA Daniel Mengden Maybe Erasmo Ramirez Sit
5/3 BOS vs TEX David Price Start Mike Minor Sit
5/3 PIT vs WSH Steven Brault Sit Jeremy Hellickson Sit
5/4 HOU vs ARI Gerrit Cole Start ??? Sit
5/4 SFG vs ATL Johnny Cueto Start Brandon McCarthy Maybe
5/4 MIN vs CHW Jose Berrios Start Carson Fulmer Sit
5/4 MIA vs CIN Wei-Yin Chen Sit Sal Romano Sit
5/4 DET vs KCR Francisco Liriano Sit Ian Kennedy Maybe
5/4 PIT vs MIL Trevor Williams Sit Junior Guerra Maybe
5/4 COL vs NYM German Marquez Sit Jason Vargas Sit
5/4 CLE vs NYY Josh Tomlin Sit CC Sabathia Sit
5/4 BAL vs OAK Andrew Cashner Sit Trevor Cahill Maybe
5/4 LAD vs SDP Kenta Maeda Start Joey Lucchesi Start
5/4 LAA vs SEA  Garrett Richards Start Mike Leake Sit
5/4 CHC vs STL Jose Quintana Start Miles Mikolas Start
5/4 TOR vs TBR J.A. Happ Start Yonny Chirinos Maybe
5/4 BOS vs TEX Rick Porcello Start Bartolo Colon Sit
5/4 PHI vs WSH Nick Pivetta Start Gio Gonzalez Start
5/5 HOU vs ARI Charlie Morton Start Zack Greinke Start
5/5 SFG vs ATL Chris Stratton Maybe  ??? Sit
5/5 MIN vs CHW Lance Lynn Sit Hector Santiago Sit
5/5 MIA vs CIN Caleb Smith Maybe Tyler Mahle Maybe
5/5 DET vs KCR Jordan Zimmermann Sit Jason Hammel Sit
5/5 PIT vs MIL Jameson Taillon Start Zach Davies Maybe
5/5 COL vs NYM Chad Bettis Maybe Zack Wheeler Maybe 
5/5 CLE vs NYY Trevor Bauer Start Sonny Gray Sit
5/5 BAL vs OAK Kevin Gausman Maybe  Trevor Cahill Maybe
5/5 LAD vs SDP Walker Buehler? Start Bryan Mitchell Sit
5/5 LAA vs SEA Tyler Skaggs Maybe Marco Gonzales Maybe
5/5 CHC vs STL Tyler Chatwood Sit Luke Weaver Start
5/5 TOR vs TBR Aaron Sanchez Start ??? Sit
5/5 BOS vs TEX Eduardo Rodriguez Start Cole Hamels Sit
5/5 PHI vs WSH Vince Velasquez Maybe Tanner Roark Maybe
5/6 HOU vs ARI Justin Verlander Start Matt Koch Sit
5/6 SFG vs ATL Ty Blach Sit Sean Newcomb Maybe
5/6 MIN vs CHW Kyle Gibson Maybe James Shields Sit
5/6 MIA vs CIN Dan Straily Maybe Brandon Finnegan Sit
5/6 DET vs KCR Matthew Boyd Sit Jakob Junis Maybe
5/6 PIT vs MIL Chad Kuhl Sit Jhoulys Chacin Maybe
5/6 COL vs NYM Kyle Freeland Sit Noah Syndergaard Start
5/6 CLE vs NYY Mike Clevinger Maybe Jordan Montgomery Maybe
5/6 BAL vs OAK Alex Cobb Sit Andrew Triggs Maybe
5/6 LAD vs SDP Clayton Kershaw Start Eric Lauer Sit
5/6 LAA vs SEA  Nick Tropeano Maybe Felix Hernandez Maybe
5/6 CHC vs STL Jon Lester Start Michael Wacha Maybe
5/6 TOR vs TBR Marco Estrada Maybe Jacob Faria Sit
5/6 BOS vs TEX Chris Sale Start Martin Perez Sit
5/6 PHI vs WSH Jake Arrieta Start Max Scherzer Start

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.

7 responses to “Sit/Start Week 5: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 4/30 – 5/6”

  1. Jack says:

    Do you like Heaney long term over Tyson Ross, Mike Minor, Kyle Gibson, or Trevor Cahill?

  2. Lars says:

    Hey Nick, between two high K/ high BB guys in Newcomb and Caleb Smith, whose upside do you prefer (QS points league)

    • Dolemite says:

      Not Nick, but I own both and will be starting Newcomb and sitting Smith due to Mets vs LHP and Reds vs LHP (reds are good (115 wrc+), mets are trash (71 wrc+))

  3. Joe says:

    The 5/5 cubs game lists the wrong opposing pitcher….should be luke weaver

  4. Slothrop says:

    Taillon (@WSH and @MIL) or Clevinger (TEX and @NYY) this week in H2H points league? roster locks this eve. thanks, enjoy your work.

  5. David says:

    Thanks for the great insight, just thought Morton would be on today’s start list ,,regardless, I’m following your suggestions

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