On Saturday, I took a look at the NL pitching matchups for week 2. Here is a look at the matchups for the AL:
Two Start Pitchers
Yu Darvish: 4/9 vs Sea; 4/14 @ Min
C.J. Wilson: 4/9 @ Min; 4/14 @ NYY
Matt Moore: 4/10 @ Det; 4/15 @ Bos
Neftali Feliz: 4/10 vs Sea; 4/15 @ Min
These are some of the best pitchers in the AL and should be started each week, but especially this week when they have double duty.
Not too shabby
Ivan Nova: 4/9 @ Bal; 4/15 vs LAA
Chris Sale: 4/9 @ Cle; 4/14 vs Det
Rick Porcello: 4/10 vs TB; 4/15 @ ChW
Philip Humber: 4/10 @ Cle; 4/15 vs Det
Tom Milone: 4/9 vs KC; 4/14 @ Sea
These guys have at least one favorable matchup between their two starts and are decent enough pitchers to take advantage of it.
Shaky at best
Brian Matusz: 4/9 vs NYY; 4/15 @ Tor
Felix Doubront: 4/9 @ Tor; 4/15 vs TB
Hector Noesi: 4/9 @ Tex; 4/14 vs Oak
Josh Tomlin: 4/9 vs ChW; 4/15 @ KC
Blake Beavan: 4/10 @ Tex; 4/15 vs Oak
Nick Blackburn: 4/9 vs LAA; 4/14 vs Tex
Luis Mendoza: 4/9 @ Oak; 4/15 vs Cle
Graham Godfrey: 4/10 vs KC; 4/15 @ Sea
Kyle Drabek: 4/10 vs Bos; 4/15 vs Bal
These guys either have unfavorable matchups or are inconsistent and are therefore not reliable enough to count on during a two-start week.
Other Favorable Matchups
C.C. Sabathia: 4/11 @ Bal
Sabathia is 16-2 with a 2.74 ERA in his career against Baltimore.
Justin Verlander: 4/11 vs TB
Verlander is just a stud pitcher and should never sit on your bench, period.
Derek Holland: 4/12 vs Sea
Holland is 5-1 with a 3.17 ERA against Seattle.
Felix Hernandez: 4/13 vs Oak
King Felix is 13-4 with a 2.71 ERA against Oakland.