FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 10












Welcome as we go 2 for 2 for the tenth time this season. Here is everything you need to know about this coming weeks pitching matchups and our 2 choices for pitchers that have two favorable starts on the schedule. These are the pitchers that you may consider adding to your weekly roster or ones that you may want to pick up and stream a start. If you are new to this game or unfamiliar with the strategy of streaming starting pitchers, click here for a refresher and some great links you can use.


Streaming is using as many starting pitchers as you can to try to accumulate as many counting stats as possible (Wins and Ks primarily). There is nothing wrong with streaming, if the leagues rules allow it. It could be done by any owner during the season, so you need to be informed.


In this article you will find the FANFOOD Top 10 Pitchers with two starts, followed by a list of all of them. The FANFOOD 2 for 2 Starting Pitchers will be not be chosen from the “MUST STARTS”, those pitchers will always be in your lineup. They may be the Starting Pitchers outside the TOP 10 that you probably have on your bench or ones that you could find on the waiver wire. They are guys that we feel will give you two  quality starts.  [ +/- 6 IP,  +/- 3 ER ].  


Also included in this article are some SP notes to help you decide on next weeks roster, followed by one streaming starter for each day of the week that the stat geeks over at the Muthaship think will be a viable option for your fantasy roster in the coming days. And if all this wasn’t enough, it’s followed by a great recipe. This time it’s Italian Sausage Sliders.

Lets get to it.






FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 10



1. C.J. Wilson


week 10 Starts: Tue-@HOU (McHugh), Sun-CWS (Sale)


notes from around the web:


from rotoworld:
C.J. Wilson couldn’t keep up in a pitcher’s duel with Felix Hernandez on Wednesday, giving up three runs over 7 2/3 innings in a 3-1 loss to the Mariners. Wilson struck out five and walked two. Both he and his team entered this evening red hot, Wilson having yielded just one run and nine hits over 15 1/3 frames in two straight wins. He’d gone 5-1 with a 2.03 ERA over his last six starts at Safeco Field, but there wasn’t much he could do against King Felix with his good stuff tonight. The veteran left-hander has a nice fantasy matchup in Houston next week.
Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson lost after allowing three runs on five hits — including a home run — and two walks with five strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings against the Mariners on Wednesday.Wilson pitched decently in this outing but unfortunately for him he was matched up against the even-better Felix Hernandez, which resulted in Wilson’s fourth loss of the year. The 33-year-old Wilson holds a 3.05 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP with 69 strikeouts in 76 2/3 innings, and has now made a quality start in an impressive nine of his 11 outings on the year. His next start is scheduled for June 3 in Houston.
C.J. Wilson tossed the ball well Wednesday, but ran into a better pitcher in a 3-1 loss to the Mariners. With Felix Hernandez on the mound and at his best, Wilson needed to be something close to perfect to have a chance. He was good, limiting the Mariners to three runs in 7 2/3 innings of work, but that wasn’t enough to save him from the loss. He allowed five hits and walked two batters, while striking out five on 115 pitches. Wilson is now 6-4 with a 3.05 ERA through 11 starts, while ranking third in the American League with 76 2/3 innings pitched. His next start is set for Tuesday in Houston.


2. Jordan Zimmermann


week 10 Starts: Tue-PHI (Buchanan), Sun-@SD (Stauffer)


notes from around the web:


from rotoworld:
Jordan Zimmermann earned the no-decision, allowing four runs in five innings in Wednesday’s 10-inning loss to the Marlins. Zimmermann surrendered the lead on a barrage of singles in the fourth inning, part of a four-spot for the Marlins. Overall, he allowed eight hits and walked one while striking out three. Zimmermann has been spotty over his last four outings and now owns a 4.07 ERA. He’ll look to right the ship in his next start against the Phillies at home.
Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann took a no-decision after allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits and one walk with three strikeouts in five innings vs. the Marlins on Wednesday.Zimmermann has struggled mightily over his past four starts, posting a 5.96 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP with just 12 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings. Needless to say, it hasn’t been the start to the season that the righty’s fantasy owners expected, especially considering his success last year. Through 11 starts in 2013, Zimmermann was 8-3 with a 2.37 ERA. Still, all fantasy owners can do is hope that the righty turns it around soon. Zimmermann will face the Phillies at home on June 4.
Jordan Zimmermann didn’t factor into the decision Wednesday after giving up four runs (three earned) on eight hits and one walk in five innings while striking out three in his team’s 8-5 loss to the Marlins. Zimmermann allowed all four runs in the fourth inning, with the final one scoring on a throwing error during the same play that scored the third run. He owns a 4.07 ERA and 50:13 K:BB ratio in 59 2/3 innings. Zimmermann is scheduled to face the Phillies Wednesday if the team sticks with a five-man rotation through two its two upcoming off-days.



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2XSP week 10

  1. Clayton Kershaw (LAD) — Mon-CWS (Sale), Sun-@COL (De La Rosa)
  2. Chris Sale (CWS) — Mon-@LAD (Kershaw), Sun-@LAA (Wilson)
  3. Felix Hernandez (SEA) — Mon-@NYY (Phelps), Sun-@TB (Archer)
  4. Anibal Sanchez (DET) — Tue-TOR (Hendriks), Sun-BOS (Lackey)
  5. John Lackey (BOS) — Mon-@CLE (Masterson), Sun-@DET (Sanchez)
  6. James Shields (KC) — Tue-@STL (Garcia), Sun-NYY (Kuroda)
  7. Alex Cobb (TB) — Mon-@MIA (Alvarez), Sat-SEA (Elias)
  8. Homer Bailey (CIN) — Tue-SF (Lincecum), Sun-PHI (Buchanan)
  9. Chris Archer (TB) — Tue-@MIA (Wolf), Sun-SEA (Hernandez)
  10. Scott Kazmir (OAK) — Tue-@NYY (Kuroda), Sun-@BAL (Norris)



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ALL Two Start Pitchers week 10


Favorable Parks for Pitchers: CLE, LAA, LAD, MIA, MIN, NYM, OAK, PIT, SD, SF, SEA, STL, TB
Unfavorable Parks for Pitchers: ARZ, BAL, BOS, CIN, COL, CWS, MIL, NYY, TEX, TOR


PlayerStart #1Start #2
David Buchanan PHI(06/03)(06/08)
Jordan ZimmermannHomer Bailey
Jorge De La Rosa COL(06/03)(06/08)
vs. ARIvs. LAD
Chase AndersonClayton Kershaw
Jordan Zimmermann WAS(06/03)(06/08)
vs. PHI@ SD
David BuchananTim Stauffer
Danny Duffy KC(06/02)(06/07)
@ STLvs. NYY
Shelby MillerDavid Phelps
Shelby Miller STL(06/02)(06/07)
vs. KC@ TOR
Danny DuffyTBA
Henderson Alvarez MIA(06/03)(06/08)
vs. TB@ CHC
Chris ArcherJake Arrieta
Samuel Deduno MIN(06/03)(06/08)
@ MILvs. HOU
Yovani GallardoScott Feldman
Roberto Hernandez PHI(06/02)(06/07)
vs. NYM@ CIN
Bartolo ColonAlfredo Simon
Chase Anderson ARI(06/03)(06/08)
@ COLvs. ATL
Jorge De La RosaAaron Harang
Erik Bedard TB(06/02)(06/07)
@ MIAvs. SEA
Randy WolfRoenis Elias
C.J. Wilson LAA(06/03)(06/08)
@ HOUvs. CHW
Collin McHughChris Sale
Clayton Kershaw LAD(06/02)(06/08)
vs. CHW@ COL
Chris SaleJorge De La Rosa
Scott Kazmir OAK(06/03)(06/08)
Hiroki KurodaBud Norris
Yovani Gallardo MIL(06/03)(06/08)
vs. MIN@ PIT
Samuel DedunoGerrit Cole
Felix Hernandez SEA(06/02)(06/08)
David PhelpsChris Archer
Kyle Gibson MIN(06/02)(06/07)
@ MILvs. HOU
Matt GarzaDallas Keuchel
Gerrit Cole PIT(06/03)(06/08)
@ SDvs. MIL
Tim StaufferYovani Gallardo
Chris Archer TB(06/03)(06/08)
@ MIAvs. SEA
Henderson AlvarezFelix Hernandez
Randy Wolf MIA(06/02)(06/07)
vs. TB@ CHC
Erik BedardJeff Samardzija
Hiroki Kuroda NYY(06/03)(06/08)
vs. OAK@ KC
Scott KazmirJames Shields
Tim Lincecum SF(06/03)(06/08)
@ CINvs. NYM
Homer BaileyZack Wheeler
Charlie Morton PIT(06/02)(06/07)
@ SDvs. MIL
TBAMatt Garza
John Lackey BOS(06/02)(06/07)
Justin MastersonMax Scherzer
Justin Masterson CLE(06/02)(06/08)
vs. BOS@ TEX
John LackeyJoe Saunders
James Shields KC(06/03)(06/08)
@ STLvs. NYY
Jaime GarciaHiroki Kuroda
Joe Saunders TEX(06/03)(06/08)
vs. BALvs. CLE
Bud NorrisJustin Masterson
Jake Arrieta CHC(06/03)(06/08)
vs. NYMvs. MIA
Zack WheelerHenderson Alvarez
Anibal Sanchez DET(06/03)(06/08)
vs. TORvs. BOS
R.A. DickeyJake Peavy
Jake Peavy BOS(06/03)(06/08)
T.J. HouseAnibal Sanchez
Matt Garza MIL(06/02)(06/07)
vs. MIN@ PIT
Kyle GibsonCharlie Morton
Bud Norris BAL(06/03)(06/08)
@ TEXvs. OAK
Joe SaundersScott Kazmir
David Phelps NYY(06/02)(06/07)
vs. SEA@ KC
Felix HernandezDanny Duffy
Chris Sale CHW(06/02)(06/08)
Clayton KershawC.J. Wilson
R.A. Dickey TOR(06/03)(06/08)
@ DETvs. STL
Anibal SanchezJaime Garcia
Jaime Garcia STL(06/03)(06/08)
vs. KC@ TOR
James ShieldsR.A. Dickey
Bartolo Colon NYM(06/02)(06/07)
Roberto HernandezTim Hudson
Zack Wheeler NYM(06/03)(06/08)
Jake ArrietaTim Lincecum
Tim Stauffer SD(06/03)(06/08)
vs. PITvs. WAS
Gerrit ColeJordan Zimmermann
Homer Bailey CIN(06/03)(06/08)
vs. SFvs. PHI
Tim LincecumDavid Buchanan


source: CBS Sports


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SP Notes:

With Clay Buchholz (knee) on the DL, the Boston Red Sox will grant Rubby De La Rosa a start on May 31. That spot in the rotation next arrives on Friday of Week 10, though the team could instead use Thursday’s off day to skip it.

The Houston Astros were expected to give Brett Oberholtzer one more turn in what was a six-man Week 9 rotation, scheduled on May 30. It’s unclear whether the team will revert to five starters or give Oberholtzer another start in Week 10, but if he’s jettisoned, Collin McHugh would pick up a second start.

It remains unclear whether Yordano Ventura (elbow) will be ready to pitch on Thursday, the time his rotation spot arrives in Week 10. As the Kansas City Royals hadn’t decided upon a fill-in for his May 31 assignment, it’s uncertain who would fill in should Ventura need to miss another turn.

Yu Darvish (neck) was scheduled to rejoin the Texas Rangers’ rotation on June 1, setting him up for a Saturday start during Week 10.

Mat Latos (elbow) made his first rehabilitation start for Triple-A Louisville on May 25 and was scheduled for a second on May 30, putting him on schedule for either a Wednesday or Thursday start in Week 10, which could again be with Louisville or with the Cincinnati Reds. Should he be activated, he’d presumably bump either Tony Cingrani or Alfredo Simon from the Reds’ rotation, which would require some shuffling of the order listed above.

It is unclear whether the elbow stiffness that cut Henderson Alvarez‘s May 28 outing short will threaten his two-start Week 10 for the Miami Marlins.

The San Diego Padres will presumably push Donn Roach, their fifth starter, back to Tuesday, which is the latest day that rotation spot will next be needed.

Blake Treinen had his last start skipped by the Washington Nationals following a May 27 rainout, and while he’d be on turn for Tuesday, the team might well push him back to Saturday’s game thanks to Monday’s day off.

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Dreaming of Streaming


Seven streaming candidates, one for each day of the week, and ranked in terms of overall quality.


Charlie Morton (@SD, Monday): He’s a ground-balling (56.8 percent rate, ninth), induce-weak-contact type (.516 soft-hit average, sixth), and the San Diego Padres rank worst (52.0 GB%) and third-worst (.452 SHAV) in those particular categories.

Rafael Montero (@CHC, Wednesday): How did he whiff 10 during his May 25 start? Simple: More reliance upon a two-seamer. Good news here: The Chicago Cubs have been one of baseball’s five worst at hitting that pitch this season.

Jake Odorizzi (MIA, Thursday): I’ve talked before about the Miami Marlins’ home/road splits (.346 versus .294), but this one’s also about Odorizzi’s “out” pitch, the changeup. No team has whiffed on more changeups than the Marlins (77 times).

Jaime Garcia (KC, Tuesday): No other way to evaluate these splits, the Kansas City Royals have a sub-.300 wOBA (and bottom-10-in-baseball-ranked) on the road and versus left-handers, and their .278 wOBA in May ranks dead last.

David Phelps (@KC, Saturday): Remember those Royals splits? Yeah, they’re relevant here, too. But if you’re worried about Phelps’ lieftime 4.85 road ERA (his is 2.98 at home), consider that he has pitched back-to-back road quality starts.

Tanner Roark (@SD, Friday): He’s usually a better streaming play in home games (1.19 career ERA), but the San Diego Padres have a ghastly 3.4 runs-per-game average at Petco and Roark has experienced road success in other pitchers’ venues (New York’s Citi Field, Oakland’s Coliseum, Miami’s Marlins Park[e]).

Jake Arrieta (MIA, Sunday): He hasn’t had the easiest time of yet, his per-outing pitch counts capped at 94 and four of his five starts so far coming on the road, yet he still sports encouraging 2.6:1 K-to-walk and 54.7 percent ground-ball ratios. I think this is the start where the Chicago Cubs turn him loose, facing a bad-on-the-road offense.


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Italian Sausage Sliders





2 pounds Johnsonville All Natural Ground Italian Sausage or Links (remove from casing)
1 pound ground beef
16 small slider buns or mini sandwich rolls
Condiments – see suggestions below

Set your grill to direct cooking at 400°F/204°C.

In a large bowl, combine sausage and beef. Using your hands, blend the two meats together and form into one large ball. Use a spoon or a small measuring cup to gather up about a 3 ounce ball and press into patties

Place the Mini Burger Basket or individual sliders directly on the cooking grid. Cook for about 3 minutes then flip and continue cooking for another 3 minutes. The internal temperature should be 160°F/71°C.

Slice the buns and top the sliders with your favorite condiments.

Makes 16 sliders.

Condiment Suggestions
Provolone cheese and Marinara sauce
Fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and sliced tomatoes
Giardiniera – marinated chopped vegetables and olives
Sauteed onions and roasted red peppers
Sauteed mushrooms and Cheddar cheese










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