FANFOOD 2 for 2 RESULTS week 12












Week 12 was a  mixed bag  for the FANFOOD 2 for 2.  Out of 4 starts half of them were quality. Here are the results followed by a great recipe, this time it’s Pancetta – Stuffed Pork Chops.




Week 12

FANFOOD goes 2 for 4  

Season: .652 30 for 46



1. Justin Verlander



Justin Verlander made a few mechanical adjustments prior to Saturday’s start, according to Verlander worked to correct the issue all week, throwing a 40 pitch bullpen session immediately after his disastrous Tuesday start. He also added throwing sessions from flat ground throughout the week in order to stay on top of the issue. Verlander said he changed “a bunch of things.” “Bad habits start to creep in a little bit and before you know it there’s a bunch of things that that causes,” he said. “It’s kind of a spiral effect. Just one little malfunction can lead to a bunch of other things.” Though Verlander’s adjustments led to a strong game, he said he wasn’t done just yet. Verlander added that he’ll continue to make his adjustments more natural heading into his next couple starts.  Justin finally showed some signed of life Saturday, as he snapped a three-start losing streak in a 5-4 win over the Indians. Verlander didn’t get the win in the game, despite tossing seven of his best innings of the season. He allowed just two runs — one earned — on four hits, but the bullpen let him down as the game went into extras. He struck out eight batters to match his season-high, while walking just one on 100 pitches before he was pulled. Verlander is still just 6-7 with a 4.73 ERA, as he has a big hole to dig out of after going 2-5 with a 7.83 ERA in his previous seven starts. He will look to build on Saturday’s start with his next outing, set for Friday in Houston. In his other start of the week, Justin struggled, giving up seven earned runs on 12 hits and two walks in six innings while striking out two in his team’s 11-8 loss to the Royals on Monday. The Royals were able to push four runs across in the fifth inning before knocking a three-run home run in the sixth.


Week 12 Stats:


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2. Jered Weaver


Jered Weaver bounced back from a few subpar starts Saturday, but was unable to end his winless streak as the game against the Rangers headed into extras. Weaver, who had been tagged for eight runs in 11 1/3 innings in his previous two outings — both losses — was much better this time around. He allowed a first-inning run, but settled in from then to finish with one run allowed in eight innings of work. He allowed his one run on four hits and a pair of walks, while striking out five batters. Unfortunately, though he left in line for a win, the bullpen could not make the lead stand up. The Angels went on to win, 3-2, in extra innings, but weaver settled for a no-decision. He remains 7-6 on the season, while his ERA dropped to 3.47 heading into Friday’s start in Kansas City. In his other start of week 12, Weaver was tagged with a loss Monday after giving up four earned runs on five hits and one walk in six innings and striking out four in his team’s 4-3 defeat against the Indians. Jered gave up a two-run home run in the bottom of the first to open up the scoring, and the Indians added a third run on a third-inning single. The fourth and final run against the starter came on another home run in the fourth.


Week 12 Stats:


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Pancetta – Stuffed Pork Chops


4 Bone-in Pork Loin Chops or pork rib chops, cut 1/4 inches thick

1/2 cup Olive Oil

3 Tbs finely chopped lemon peel

1 Tbs lemon juice

2 Tbs + 2 tsp finely snipped fresh rosemary

1 tsp of finely snipped oregano

6 Cloves Garlic, minced

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

2 ounces pancetta, finely chopped

1 cup onion

1/2 cup soft bread crumbs



Trim fat from meat.

Make a pocket in each chop by cutting horizontally from fat side almost to the bone.

Place chops in a gallon sized freezer bag set in a large bowl.

For marinade: combine oil, lemon peel, 1 tbs of rosemary, 2 cloves of garlic, salt and pepper. pour over pork.

chill for atleast 4 hours up to 6.

In a large skillet cook pancetta and onion over med-hight heat for 6-8 minutes until browned.

Stir in bread crumbs, 2 tsp of  rosemary, the oregano, and 2 cloves of garlic. Stir in lemon juice.

Remove chops from marinade, discard marinade. Spoon 1 fourth of the pancetta mixture in each chop.

Press tops of chops lightly with fingers to secure filling.

Allow chops to stand at room temperature while you preheat the grill.

If using charcoal. arrange coals around a drip pan. Test for medium high heat above pan.

Place chops over pan, cover and grill for 25-30 minutes or until chops are slightly pink in center

Test with your thermapen, and they are done when it hits 145F and juices run clear.

Let chops rest for 5 minutes before serving.


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