Parker Pose (USP)
Time to look at the Monday probables for streaming purposes. As always, consider everyone tentative on this list, and double-check every move you make.
Parker hasn't hit the wall down the stretch, posting a 2.31 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in September (six walks, 27 strikeouts). And you love dialing him up in Oakland, where his ratios are terrific (2.49/1.17).
Maholm got his groove back in his previous turn, and obviously Pittsburgh's offense has left early to beat the traffic. Sounds good to me.
Porcello will be favored in the game and he's riding shotgun with Detroit's offense. But when is he going to look like a first-round pick? He hasn't had much to do with the team's late run; Porcello is 3-7 in the second half, with a 4.94 ERA and 1.49 WHIP. Sure, ground balls are great things to induce - but maybe not so much when the Tigers infield is behind you. … Harang has let us down a million times before, but a home date against the playoff-preparing Giants sounds reasonable to me. … Richard has no strikeout upside and I'm petrified to use any visiting pitcher in Milwaukee these days.
Bruce Chen vs. DET
Martin Perez at OAK
Corey Kluber vs. CWS
Aaron Laffey vs. MIN
Esmerling Vazquez at TOR
Fernando Abad at CHC
Drew Pomeranz at ARI
Perez let us down at Safeco, and then had a meltdown in Texas the following turn. I can't see why you'd want to risk anything with him now.