Aaron Sanchez has limited opponents to two earned runs or less in eight of his last nine starts, dating back to June 1, and he gets a home matchup with the Pads on Monday. If you’re passing on the luxury pitching buys in daily, he’s a terrific (and well-priced) alternative.
I’ve also chosen to pick on Jake Peavy on Monday, notably by starting the scorching-hot Joey Votto. He’s hitting an insane .407/.560/.630 for the month, and he’s reached base multiple times in each of his last eight games. Ridiculous. I refuse to believe that Peavy will be the guy to stop Votto’s binge.