Sit/Start Week 8: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 5/20-5/26

Max Freeze covers all the starting pitchers matchups for week 8 (5/20-5/26).

Welcome to Sit/Start where, every Saturday 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 contingent and dependent on your needs in a standard 5×5 Wins 12-teamer, while the other two are self-explanatory. You’ll notice a few question marks next to some of the names. These are either probable starters that have not been confirmed or is a situation where the team will use the bullpen to fill innings.

There has been a lot of action this week. Several rotations have seen pitchers sent back to the minors (Swanson, Beede), some have dealt with injuries (Williams, Meada, Banuelos, and possibly Sanchez). Starters have not been confirmed yet to fill their spots, so feel free to comment throughout the weekend. As I discussed last week, a few teams have elected to use an opener including the Rays, Brewers, Angels, and potentially the Nationals. These spots in the rotation will be listed as Opener/potential long man. Feel free to question my designations in the comments and we’ll dive into it together.

Here’s the massive table containing every Week 8 start from 5/20 – 5/26:

Note: These matchups are subject to change.

Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
5/20 NYY vs BAL Happ Maybe Hess Sit
5/20 PHI vs CHC Arrieta Maybe Darvish Maybe
5/20 OAK vs CLE Anderson Sit Carrasco Start
5/20 CHW vs HOU Detwiler? Sit Miley Maybe
5/20 MIN vs LAA Odorizzi Maybe Opener/Pena Maybe
5/20 WSH vs NYM Corbin Start Font/Gagnon Sit
5/20 ARI vs SDP Weaver Start Paddack Start
5/20 ATL vs SFG Soroka Start Anderson Sit
5/20 SEA vs TEX Leake Sit Minor Maybe
5/20 BOS vs TOR Price Start Jackson Sit
5/21 NYY vs BAL German Start Cashner Sit
5/21 PHI vs CHC Eflin Maybe Quintana Start
5/21 OAK vs CLE Bassitt Start Bauer Start
5/21 MIA vs DET Smith Start Turnbull Start
5/21 CHW vs HOU Covey Sit Verlander Start
5/21 MIN vs LAA Pineda Sit Cahill Sit
5/21 CIN vs MIL Gray Maybe Gonzalez Maybe
5/21 WSH vs NYM Opener/Fedde? Sit Wheeler Maybe
5/21 COL vs PIT Marquez Start Archer Start
5/21 ARI vs SDP Greinke Start Strahm Start
5/21 ATL vs SFG Teheran Start Opener/Rodriguez? Sit
5/21 KCR vs STL Lopez Sit Wacha Maybe
5/21 LAD vs TBR Kershaw Start Opener/Beeks Sit
5/21 SEA vs TEX Milone/Sadzeck? Sit Lynn Maybe
5/21 BOS vs TOR Rodriguez Start Stroman Sit
5/22 NYY vs BAL Sabathia Maybe Straily Sit
5/22 PHI vs CHC Irvin Sit Hamels Start
5/22 OAK vs CLE Montas Start Rodriguez Maybe
5/22 MIA vs DET Urena Maybe Norris Maybe
5/22 CHW vs HOU Nova Sit Cole Start
5/22 MIN vs LAA Perez Start Harvey Maybe
5/22 CIN vs MIL Castillo Start Davies Maybe
5/22 WSH vs NYM Scherzer Start deGrom Start
5/22 COL vs PIT Gray Start Holmes Sit
5/22 ARI vs SDP Kelly Maybe Lauer Sit
5/22 ATL vs SFG Fried Start Samardzija Sit
5/22 KCR vs STL Bailey Sit Wainwright Maybe
5/22 LAD vs TBR Hill Start Opener/Chrinos Sit
5/22 SEA vs TEX Gonzales Sit Sampson Sit
5/22 BOS vs TOR Porcello Maybe Sanchez Sit
5/23 NYY vs BAL Tanaka Start Bundy Maybe
5/23 PHI vs CHC Nola Start Lester Start
5/23 TBR vs CLE Snell Start Plutko Sit
5/23 MIA vs DET Richards Maybe Boyd Start
5/23 CHW vs HOU Giolito Maybe Martin Start
5/23 WSH vs NYM Strasburg Start Matz Maybe
5/23 COL vs PIT Senzatela Sit Lyles Start
5/23 ATL vs SFG Gausman Start Bumgarner Start
5/23 BOS vs TOR Velazquez Maybe Richard/Bullpen? Sit
5/24 CIN vs CHC DeSclafani Maybe Hendricks Start
5/24 TBR vs CLE Morton Start Bieber Maybe
5/24 BAL vs COL Means Sit Freeland Sit
5/24 BOS vs HOU Sale Start Peacock Sit
5/24 NYY vs KCR Paxton Maybe Keller Sit
5/24 TEX vs LAA Jurado Sit Canning Maybe
5/24 PHI vs MIL Eickhoff Maybe Chacin Sit
5/24 CHW vs MIN Lopez Maybe Berrios Start
5/24 DET vs NYM Soto/Ramirez? Sit Syndergaard Start
5/24 SEA vs OAK LeBlanc Sit Mengden Sit
5/24 LAD vs PIT Buehler Start Brault Sit
5/24 ARI vs SFG Godley Maybe Pomeranz Sit
5/24 ATL vs STL Foltynewicz Maybe Mikolas Sit
5/24 SDP vs TOR Lucchesi Maybe Thornton Maybe
5/24 MIA vs WSH Lopez Maybe Hellickson Maybe
5/25 CIN vs CHC Mahle Maybe Darvish Maybe
5/25 TBR vs CLE Bullpen?? Sit Carrasco Start
5/25 BAL vs COL Hess Sit Hoffman Sit
5/25 BOS vs HOU Price Maybe Miley Sit
5/25 NYY vs KCR Happ Maybe Junis Sit
5/25 TEX vs LAA Smyly Sit Skaggs Maybe
5/25 PHI vs MIL Arrieta Sit Anderson Sit
5/25 CHW vs MIN Detwiler? Sit Gibson Start
5/25 DET vs NYM Bullpen? Sit Font/Vargas Maybe
5/25 SEA vs OAK Kikuchi Start Fiers Maybe
5/25 LAD vs PIT Ryu Start Musgrove Start
5/25 ARI vs SFG Ray Start Anderson Sit
5/25 ATL vs STL Soroka Start Hudson Sit
5/25 SDP vs TOR Margevicius Sit Jackson Sit
5/25 MIA vs WSH Alcantara Sit Corbin Start
5/26 CIN vs CHC Roark Maybe Quintana Start
5/26 TBR vs CLE Opener/Beeks? Sit Bauer Start
5/26 BAL vs COL Cashner Sit Marquez Start
5/26 BOS vs HOU Rodriguez Maybe Verlander Start
5/26 NYY vs KCR German Start Duffy Sit
5/26 TEX vs LAA Minor Start Opener/Pena? Maybe
5/26 PHI vs MIL Eflin Maybe Woodruff Start
5/26 CHW vs MIN Covey Sit Odorizzi Start
5/26 DET vs NYM Turnbull Maybe Wheeler Start
5/26 SEA vs OAK Leake Maybe Anderson Sit
5/26 LAD vs PIT Maeda Start Archer Sit
5/26 ARI vs SFG Weaver Start Rodriguez Sit
5/26 ATL vs STL Teheran Start Flaherty Start
5/26 SDP vs TOR Paddack Start Stroman Start
5/26 MIA vs WSH Smith Start Opener/Fedde? Maybe

Max Freeze

Max is the founder of the FreezeStats Blog and currently writes for PitcherList and FantasyPros. Max is a lifelong Cubs fan who used to pretend he was Andre Dawson while hitting rocks in his backyard as a kid.

8 responses to “Sit/Start Week 8: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 5/20-5/26”

  1. James C Rogers says:

    Max, I love this report.
    Please list the games using @ instead of Versus. It will make the matchup clearer. I think it will really improve the information for the reader, especially players that are new to the report.
    Thank you for the report. It is listed on my toolbar.

    • Max Freeze says:

      Thanks James! I’ll look into it. I’m trying to figure out ways to improve the article, so I’ll make include this as an note.

  2. dude says:

    Can start 6 SP and already have these 5 set – Verlander (2 starts) , Nola, Berrios, German(2 starts) and Turnbull (2 starts).

    You have all 3 of my other options as starts, who should I go with; Bumgarner, Kikucki, or Straham?

  3. Baggs says:

    Where are the St. Louis pitchers?

  4. Lefty Nation says:

    My fantasy website and mlb app says it’s Skaggs against Texas on Sunday… is that a start, sit, or maybe? He threw well against them his last time out but that was like a month ago. What do you think?

    • Lefty Nation says:

      Sorry. Skaggs against Texas on Saturday.

      • Max Freeze says:

        Texas has been much better than they were a month ago (.378 wOBA & 24 HR over the last 2 weeks) and Skags has been struggling with walks in recent starts. That being said, he could give you a fair amount of strikeouts if that’s what you need. If you’re looking for ratios, I’d look elsewhere.

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