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You know what it is--it's my updated starts/sits column for Week 9! Your friendly neighborhood @Roto_Dubs is back again this year with his weekly starting pitcher matchups. This is our fifth year now writing this weekly column, helping fantasy baseball managers pick the best pitchers weekly.

Below are the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 9, which will be updated as rotations are inevitably tweaked.

If you've got any questions about which pitchers can capitalize on a juicy matchup and which ones might be worth putting on the pine against a fierce offense, this is the weekly piece for you. For every week of the fantasy baseball season, we look to analyze all of the projected starting pitcher matchups and put together our optimal lineups. Here at RotoBaller, we believe that it’s key to analyze every SP matchup, each and every week, to help determine which SPs to start/sit and to hopefully find some hidden gems to bolster your teams. Let's set those optimal lineups!

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SP Matchups & Start/Sit Recommendations

This weekly piece considers the pitcher’s opponents, their career stats against the opponent, some ballpark factors and historical splits. With all of this information, we then provide our start/sit recommendations for each starting pitcher matchup for the approaching week of fantasy baseball.

PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/28/18) - MONDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
CHC@PIT Mike Montgomery RP | CHC SIT Chad Kuhl SP | PIT START
CHW@CLE Dylan Covey SP | CHW SIT Adam Plutko SP | CLE START
CIN@ARI Homer Bailey SP | CIN SIT Matt Koch RP | ARI START
HOU@NYY Justin Verlander SP | HOU START Domingo German RP | NYY SIT
LAA@DET Tyler Skaggs SP | LAA START Matthew Boyd SP | DET START
MIA@SD Caleb Smith RP | MIA START Eric Lauer SP | SD START
MIN@KC Lance Lynn SP | MIN SIT Jake Junis SP | KC START
NYM@ATL Jacob deGrom SP | NYM START Max Fried RP | ATL SIT
PHI@LAD Vince Velasquez SP | PHI START Brock Stewart RP | LAD SIT
SF@COL Andrew Suarez SP | SF SIT Chad Bettis SP | COL START
STL@MIL Luke Weaver SP | STL START Brent Suter SP | MIL SIT
TB@OAK Chris Archer SP | TB START Trevor Cahill SP | OAK START
TEX@SEA Doug Fister SP | TEX SIT Marco Gonzales SP | SEA START
TOR@BOS Aaron Sanchez SP | TOR SIT David Price SP | BOS START
WAS@BAL Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS START Alex Cobb SP | BAL SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/29/18) - TUESDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
CHC@PIT Jon Lester SP | CHC START Nick Kingham SP | PIT START
CHW@CLE Lucas Giolito SP | CHW SIT Mike Clevinger SP | CLE START
CIN@ARI Luis Castillo SP | CIN START Zack Godley SP | ARI SIT
HOU@NYY Charlie Morton SP | HOU START CC Sabathia SP | NYY SIT
LAA@DET Nick Tropeano SP | LAA START Michael Fulmer SP | DET START
MIA@SD Dan Straily SP | MIA START Tyson Ross SP | SD START
MIN@KC Kyle Gibson SP | MIN SIT Danny Duffy SP | KC START
NYM@ATL Steven Matz SP | NYM SIT Anibal Sanchez SP | ATL SIT
PHI@LAD Jake Arrieta SP | PHI START Kenta Maeda SP | LAD START
SF@COL Jeff Samardzija SP | SF SIT Kyle Freeland SP | COL START
STL@MIL Michael Wacha SP | STL START Zach Davies SP | MIL SIT
TB@OAK Blake Snell SP | TB START Daniel Gossett SP | OAK SIT
TEX@SEA Austin Bibens-Dirkx RP | TEX SIT Felix Hernandez SP | SEA SIT
TOR@BOS Marco Estrada SP | TOR SIT Rick Porcello SP | BOS SIT
WAS@BAL Jeremy Hellickson SP | WAS START Dylan Bundy SP | BAL START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/30/18) - WEDNESDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
CHC@PIT Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC START Joe Musgrove RP | PIT START
CHW@CLE Reynaldo Lopez SP | CHW START Corey Kluber SP | CLE START
CIN@ARI Sal Romano SP | CIN SIT Patrick Corbin SP | ARI START
HOU@NYY Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU SIT Luis Severino SP | NYY START
LAA@DET TBA TBD Mike Fiers SP | DET SIT
MIA@SD Jose Urena SP | MIA SIT Clayton Richard SP | SD SIT
MIN@KC Fernando Romero SP | MIN START Brad Keller SP | KC SIT
NYM@ATL Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM START Julio Teheran SP | ATL START
PHI@LAD Zach Eflin SP | PHI SIT Ross Stripling RP | LAD START
SF@COL Derek Holland SP | SF SIT Jon Gray SP | COL START
STL@MIL Alex Reyes SP | STL START Junior Guerra SP | MIL START
TB@OAK Nathan Eovaldi SP | TB SIT Sean Manaea SP | OAK START
TEX@SEA Matt Moore SP | TEX SIT James Paxton SP | SEA START
TOR@BOS Sam Gaviglio SP | TOR SIT Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS START
WAS@BAL Max Scherzer SP | WAS START David Hess P | BAL SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/31/18) - THURSDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BOS@HOU Drew Pomeranz SP | BOS SIT Lance McCullers SP | HOU START
CHC@NYM Jose Quintana SP | CHC START Jason Vargas SP | NYM SIT
CLE@MIN Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE START Jake Odorizzi SP | MIN SIT
LAA@DET Andrew Heaney SP | LAA START Francisco Liriano RP | DET SIT
MIA@SD Wei-Yin Chen SP | MIA SIT Jordan Lyles RP | SD SIT
NYY@BAL Sonny Gray SP | NYY SIT Andrew Cashner SP | BAL SIT
PHI@LAD Aaron Nola SP | PHI START Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD START
PIT@STL Trevor Williams SP | PIT SIT Jack Flaherty SP | STL START
TB@OAK TBA TBD Daniel Mengden SP | OAK START
TEX@SEA Mike Minor RP | TEX SIT Wade LeBlanc RP | SEA SIT
WAS@ATL Tanner Roark SP | WAS START Sean Newcomb SP | ATL START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (6/1/18) - FRIDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BOS@HOU Chris Sale SP | BOS START Gerrit Cole SP | HOU START
CHC@NYM Tyler Chatwood SP | CHC SIT Zack Wheeler SP | NYM START
CIN@SD Tyler Mahle SP | CIN SIT TBA TBD
CLE@MIN Trevor Bauer SP | CLE START Jose Berrios SP | MIN START
LAD@COL Alex Wood SP | LAD START Tyler Anderson SP | COL SIT
MIA@ARI Elieser Hernandez RP | MIA SIT Clay Buchholz SP | ARI START
MIL@CHW Chase Anderson SP | MIL START Hector Santiago SP | CHW SIT
NYY@BAL Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY START Kevin Gausman SP | BAL SIT
OAK@KC Frankie Montas RP | OAK START Ian Kennedy SP | KC SIT
PHI@SF Nick Pivetta SP | PHI START Chris Stratton SP | SF SIT
PIT@STL Jameson Taillon SP | PIT START Miles Mikolas SP | STL START
TB@SEA TBA TBD Mike Leake SP | SEA START
TEX@LAA Bartolo Colon SP | TEX SIT Garrett Richards SP | LAA START
TOR@DET Jaime Garcia SP | TOR SIT Blaine Hardy RP | DET SIT
WAS@ATL Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS START Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (6/2/18) - SATURDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BOS@HOU David Price SP | BOS START Justin Verlander SP | HOU START
CHC@NYM Mike Montgomery RP | CHC SIT Jacob deGrom SP | NYM START
CIN@SD Matt Harvey SP | CIN SIT Eric Lauer SP | SD START
CLE@MIN Adam Plutko SP | CLE START Lance Lynn SP | MIN SIT
LAD@COL Walker Buehler RP | LAD START German Marquez SP | COL SIT
MIA@ARI Caleb Smith RP | MIA START Zack Greinke SP | ARI START
MIL@CHW Jhoulys Chacin SP | MIL START James Shields SP | CHW SIT
NYY@BAL Domingo German RP | NYY SIT Alex Cobb SP | BAL SIT
OAK@KC Trevor Cahill SP | OAK START Jason Hammel SP | KC SIT
PHI@SF Vince Velasquez SP | PHI START Ty Blach SP | SF SIT
PIT@STL Chad Kuhl SP | PIT START Luke Weaver SP | STL START
TB@SEA Chris Archer SP | TB START Marco Gonzales SP | SEA START
TEX@LAA Cole Hamels SP | TEX START Tyler Skaggs SP | LAA START
TOR@DET J.A. Happ SP | TOR START Matthew Boyd SP | DET START
WAS@ATL Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS START Brandon McCarthy SP | ATL SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (6/3/18) - SUNDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BOS@HOU Rick Porcello SP | BOS SIT Charlie Morton SP | HOU START
CHC@NYM Jon Lester SP | CHC START Steven Matz SP | NYM SIT
CIN@SD Homer Bailey SP | CIN SIT Tyson Ross SP | SD START
CLE@MIN Mike Clevinger SP | CLE START Kyle Gibson SP | MIN SIT
LAD@COL Kenta Maeda SP | LAD START Chad Bettis SP | COL SIT
MIA@ARI Dan Straily SP | MIA START Matt Koch RP | ARI START
MIL@CHW Brent Suter SP | MIL SIT Dylan Covey SP | CHW START
NYY@BAL CC Sabathia SP | NYY SIT Dylan Bundy SP | BAL START
OAK@KC Daniel Gossett SP | OAK SIT Jake Junis SP | KC START
PHI@SF Jake Arrieta SP | PHI START Andrew Suarez SP | SF SIT
PIT@STL Nick Kingham SP | PIT START Michael Wacha SP | STL START
TB@SEA Blake Snell SP | TB START Felix Hernandez SP | SEA SIT
TEX@LAA Doug Fister SP | TEX SIT Nick Tropeano SP | LAA START
TOR@DET Aaron Sanchez SP | TOR START Michael Fulmer SP | DET START
WAS@ATL Jeremy Hellickson SP | WAS START Anibal Sanchez SP | ATL SIT

 

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