FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 12











Welcome as we go 2 for 2 for the 12th 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 Bacon Jam.

Lets get to it.






FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 12



1. Justin Verlander

Week 12 Starts: Mon-KC (Vargas), Sat-@CLE (Bauer)



Notes from around the web:


from rotoworld:
Justin Verlander yielded seven runs in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the White Sox. It’s ridiculous that he was allowed to give up seven runs. Verlander allowed just one run through five — giving up a homer to Jose Abreu on a 92-mph fastball in the second — but he gave up five singles and two walks before finally being pulled in the sixth. He retired just one batter in the inning, getting Dayan Viciedo to ground into a double play with the bases loaded. Two of the singles and both walks came after that. One would think Brad Ausmus would have a better read on his pitchers given his vast experience behind the plate. Maybe it will come with time. Verlander still isn’t himself in the velocity or command departments. He did unleash some good sliders tonight, but he wasn’t pitching all that well even before the sixth. He still has some work to do
Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander lost after allowing seven runs on eight hits — including a home run — and four walks with six strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings against the White Sox on Wednesday.Verlander allowed a solo homer to Jose Abreu in the second inning, but otherwise pitched well until a tough sixth frame. Verlander allowed four runs and left with two outs and the bases loaded, and all of those runners came around to score as well. The 31-year-old fell to 6-6 with the loss and now holds a 4.61 ERA, a 1.51 WHIP and just 67 strikeouts in 91 2/3 innings on the season. These numbers are clearly not what fantasy owners expected when they drafted Verlander, and he may need to be benched in most formats until he can turn things around. The veteran pitcher will look to bounce back in his next outing, scheduled for June 16 at home vs. the Royals.
from cbssports:
Struggling Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander expressed both frustration and hopefulness after his latest setback, a loss Wednesday in which he gave up seven runs. “God, it’s really frustrating,” he told “I feel like I’m right there, and there’s been a bunch of games where I feel like it’s been right there and then a couple of walks and it turns in to a big inning. But the stuff is there, just execute a little better then repeat.” Verlander has seen his ERA rise nearly two full points in his last five starts. The surprising slide of one-time Tigers ace Justin Verlander continued Wednesday against the White Sox.Verlander failed to record a quality start for the fifth time in his last six outings despite giving up only a solo home run to Jose Abreu in the first five innings. He collapsed in the sixth, giving up five singles and two walks as Chicago exploded for seven runs, all of which fell onto his ledger. He finished with four walks and six strikeouts. The right-hander has now given up 31 runs on 49 hits and 18 walks in his last 37 2/3 innings as his record has evened at 6-6 and his ERA has skyrocketed from 2.67 to 4.61. Verlander will seek to reverse his fortunes Monday against Kansas City.





2. Jered Weaver

Week 12 Starts: Tue-@CLE (Tomlin), Sun-TEX (Lewis)


Notes from around the web:


from rotoworld:
Jered Weaver was tagged for four runs on six hits and two walks in Wednesday’s 7-1 loss opposite the Athletics. The veteran right-hander was slogging through the outing without his good stuff until Stephen Vogt ended his night in the sixth inning with a two-run blast. Weaver struck out five and required 104 pitches to secure 16 outs. After falling to 7-5 with a 3.51 ERA and 1.17 WHIP, Weaver heads to Cleveland for a Tuesday night date against the Indians.
Angels right-hander Jered Weaver lost after allowing four runs on six hits — including a home run — and two walks with five strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings vs. the A’s on Wednesday.Weaver was able to hold Oakland to a single run until the wheels fell off in the sixth inning. The 31-year-old allowed a leadoff double, a single and a sacrifice fly before Steven Vogt hit a two-run homer. Weaver immediately exited and eventually took his fifth loss of the year, and he now holds a 3.51 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP and 71 strikeouts in 89 2/3 innings. He will look to bounce back in his next start, scheduled for June 17 in Cleveland.
from cbsports:
Angels veteran right-hander Jered Weaver was on a nice roll – as in past tense. He certainly didn’t perform well Wednesday night against Oakland. Weaver was doing fine until a three-run sixth inning that featured a two-run homer by Stephen Vogt. He finished having given up four earned runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings with two walks and five strikeouts. He will seek to right himself in Cleveland on Monday.



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2XSP week 12

  1. Max Scherzer (DET) — Tue-KC (Ventura), Sun-@CLE (Tomlin)
  2. Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) — Tue-TOR (Stroman), Sun-BAL (Chen)
  3. Johnny Cueto (CIN) — Tue-@PIT (Cumpton), Sun-TOR (Stroman)
  4. Adam Wainwright (StL) — Mon-NYM (DeGrom), Sat-PHI (Hamels)
  5. Cole Hamels (PHI) — Mon-@ATL (Teheran), Sat-@STL (Wainwright)
  6. Michael Wacha (STL) — Tue-NYM (Niese), Sun-PHI (Kendrick)
  7. Julio Teheran (ATL) — Mon-PHI (Hamels), Sat-@WSH (Fister)
  8. Tyson Ross (SD) — Mon-@SEA (Young), Sat-LAD (Beckett)
  9. Tanner Roark (WSH) — Tue-HOU (Keuchel), Sun-ATL (Santana)
  10. Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD) — Mon-COL (Matzek), Sun-@SD (Stults)




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ALL Two Start Pitchers week 12


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
Start #1Start #2
Rubby De La Rosa BOS(06/16)(06/21)
vs. MIN@ OAK
Kevin CorreiaDrew Pomeranz
Justin Verlander DET(06/16)(06/21)
vs. KC@ CLE
Jason VargasTrevor Bauer
Jason Vargas KC(06/16)(06/21)
@ DETvs. SEA
Justin VerlanderChris Young
Brandon Cumpton PIT(06/17)(06/22)
vs. CIN@ CHC
Johnny CuetoJason Hammel
Johnny Cueto CIN(06/17)(06/22)
@ PITvs. TOR
Brandon CumptonMarcus Stroman
John Danks CHW(06/17)(06/22)
vs. SF@ MIN
Matt CainPhil Hughes
Jered Weaver LAA(06/16)(06/21)
@ CLEvs. TEX
Trevor BauerNick Martinez
Tommy Milone OAK(06/17)(06/22)
vs. TEXvs. BOS
Yu DarvishJon Lester
Yordano Ventura KC(06/17)(06/22)
@ DETvs. SEA
Max ScherzerRoenis Elias
Erik Bedard TB(06/17)(06/22)
vs. BALvs. HOU
TBADallas Keuchel
Eric Stults SD(06/17)(06/22)
@ SEAvs. LAD
Roenis EliasHyun-Jin Ryu
Tyson Ross SD(06/16)(06/21)
@ SEAvs. LAD
Chris YoungJosh Beckett
Max Scherzer DET(06/17)(06/22)
vs. KC@ CLE
Yordano VenturaJosh Tomlin
Jacob Turner MIA(06/17)(06/22)
vs. CHCvs. NYM
Jeff SamardzijaJonathon Niese
Kyle Kendrick PHI(06/17)(06/22)
Ervin SantanaMichael Wacha
Brandon McCarthy ARI(06/16)(06/21)
vs. MILvs. SF
Wily PeraltaRyan Vogelsong
Wily Peralta MIL(06/16)(06/21)
Brandon McCarthyJuan Nicasio
Jonathon Niese NYM(06/17)(06/22)
Michael WachaJacob Turner
Jacob deGrom NYM(06/16)(06/21)
Adam WainwrightTom Koehler
Wei-Yin Chen BAL(06/16)(06/22)
Jake OdorizziMasahiro Tanaka
Tyler Matzek COL(06/16)(06/22)
@ LADvs. MIL
Hyun-Jin RyuKyle Lohse
Jake Odorizzi TB(06/16)(06/21)
vs. BALvs. HOU
Wei-Yin ChenBrad Peacock
Cole Hamels PHI(06/16)(06/21)
Julio TeheranAdam Wainwright
Chris Young SEA(06/16)(06/21)
vs. SD@ KC
Tyson RossJason Vargas
Adam Wainwright STL(06/16)(06/21)
vs. NYMvs. PHI
Jacob deGromCole Hamels
Josh Tomlin CLE(06/17)(06/22)
vs. LAAvs. DET
Matt ShoemakerMax Scherzer
Marcus Stroman TOR(06/17)(06/22)
Masahiro TanakaJohnny Cueto
Dallas Keuchel HOU(06/17)(06/22)
Tanner RoarkErik Bedard
Roenis Elias SEA(06/17)(06/22)
vs. SD@ KC
Eric StultsYordano Ventura
Michael Wacha STL(06/17)(06/22)
vs. NYMvs. PHI
Jonathon NieseKyle Kendrick
Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD(06/16)(06/22)
vs. COL@ SD
Tyler MatzekEric Stults
Drew Pomeranz OAK(06/16)(06/21)
vs. TEXvs. BOS
Colby LewisRubby De La Rosa
Tom Koehler MIA(06/16)(06/21)
vs. CHCvs. NYM
Jason HammelJacob deGrom
Kyle Lohse MIL(06/17)(06/22)
Wade MileyTyler Matzek
Ervin Santana ATL(06/17)(06/22)
vs. PHI@ WAS
Kyle KendrickTanner Roark
Masahiro Tanaka NYY(06/17)(06/22)
vs. TORvs. BAL
Marcus StromanWei-Yin Chen
Tanner Roark WAS(06/17)(06/22)
vs. HOUvs. ATL
Dallas KeuchelErvin Santana
Matt Shoemaker LAA(06/17)(06/22)
@ CLEvs. TEX
Josh TomlinColby Lewis
Julio Teheran ATL(06/16)(06/21)
vs. PHI@ WAS
Cole HamelsDoug Fister
Trevor Bauer CLE(06/16)(06/21)
vs. LAAvs. DET
Jered WeaverJustin Verlander
Kevin Correia MIN(06/16)(06/21)
@ BOSvs. CHW
Rubby De La RosaAndre Rienzo
Jon Lester BOS(06/17)(06/22)
vs. MIN@ OAK
Phil HughesTommy Milone
Jason Hammel CHC(06/16)(06/22)
@ MIAvs. PIT
Tom KoehlerBrandon Cumpton
Wade Miley ARI(06/17)(06/22)
vs. MILvs. SF
Kyle LohseMadison Bumgarner
Colby Lewis TEX(06/16)(06/22)
Drew PomeranzMatt Shoemaker
Phil Hughes MIN(06/17)(06/22)
@ BOSvs. CHW
Jon LesterJohn Danks


source: CBS Sports



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SP Notes:

Miguel Gonzalez (oblique) made a rehabilitation start for Double-A Bowie on June 11, and it is unclear whether his next turn will be with the Baltimore Orioles, presumably on Monday or Tuesday with Wei-Yin Chen starting on the other day, or again in the minors. Kevin Gausman could also remain in the rotation, pitching Tuesday.

Felix Doubront (shoulder) was scheduled to make his final rehabilitation start for Triple-A Pawtucket on June 15, setting him up for either a Friday or Saturday return with the Boston Red Sox. It is unclear whether he would replace Brandon Workman or Rubby De La Rosa in the rotation, but the one who remains would presumably start the other game, as Clay Buchholz (knee) was only beginning a rehab stint of his own for Pawtucket on June 13.

Zach McAllister (back) was scheduled for another rehabilitation start with Triple-A Columbus on June 14, and it’s presumed that he will rejoin the Cleveland Indians’ rotation after that. He’s on the same schedule as T.J. House and is expected to replace the rookie Thursday of Week 12.

The Los Angeles Angels pushed fifth starter Matt Shoemaker back in their rotation to Monday, and when his second turn of fantasy’s Week 12 arrives Saturday, Tyler Skaggs (hamstring) will be eligible to return from the DL. It’s unclear whether Skaggs will be ready by then, however.

Mat Latos (elbow, knee) will rejoin the Cincinnati Reds’ rotation June 14, replacing Tony Cingrani, setting Latos up for a Friday start in fantasy’s Week 12.

Eddie Butler (shoulder) is eligible to return to the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, though Tyler Matzek would probably make that start if Butler isn’t ready.

With Francisco Liriano (oblique) on the DL, the Pittsburgh Pirates needed a fill-in starter for June 15, a spot that will come up again Saturday of fantasy’s Week 12. From the major league roster, Jeanmar Gomez, Stolmy Pimentel and Casey Sadler were candidates, and from Triple-A Indianapolis, Jay Jackson, Adam Wilk and Vance Worley were possibilities.

Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) made a rehabilitation start for Class A Potomac on June 12, lining him up for a return to the Washington Nationals’ rotation on Tuesday or Wednesday. Blake Treinen, who would have been lined up for Wednesday, is the most likely pitcher to be replaced.

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Dreaming of Streaming


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



Jaime Garcia (PHI, Friday): About the only reason he’s not more widely owned is the fear that he’ll miss time with some future injury. Garcia has a sparkling 0.95 WHIP through his first five starts, and current Philadelphia Phillies combined have .223/.291/.330 lifetime rates against him.

Marcus Stroman (@NYY, Tuesday): He’s 3-for-3 in quality starts thus far in the big leagues, and the New York Yankees tend to struggle against breaking pitches — Stroman’s strength is his slider — with .224/.250/.280 rates and the majors’ 10th-worst hard contact rate (.105) against them.

Edinson Volquez (CIN, Wednesday): PNC Park has treated him quite nicely thus far, as he has a 3.22 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in his nine games (eight starts) there.

Wei-Yin Chen (@TB, Monday): He’s 6-for-9 in quality starts with a 2.86 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP in his career against the Tampa Bay Rays, who have the majors’ fourth-worst wOBA the past two weeks (May 30-June 12).

Marcus Stroman (@CIN, Sunday): Like Tuesday, Sunday is a poor day for streaming, other than Stroman. The Cincinnati Reds, incidentally, have batted a ghastly .149 and missed on a third of their swings against sliders this season.

Tom Koehler (NYM, Saturday): He has the New York Mets’ number, with a 2.12 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in his past five starts against them. Koehler, and the Miami Marlins’ entire staff, it seems, enjoys a bit of a home-field advantage, as well: He has a 2.70 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in his six starts at Marlins Park.

Drew Hutchison (@NYY, Thursday): His road splits are difficult to ignore, as he has a 2.03 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in eight road starts. On a day light on streaming options, that’s a track record at least worth your consideration.

source: Tristan H. Cockcroft | :



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Bacon Jam



2 pounds bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup bacon drippings
2 large yellow onions, cut into very thin
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup bourbon whiskey
1 cup brewed coffee
1/2 cup sherry vinegar
1/2 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup ketchup


Cook and stir bacon in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until bacon starts to brown, about 10 minutes; drain grease, retaining 1/4 of the drippings. Stir onions into bacon and drippings; cook and stir until soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in brown sugar; cook until onions are sticky and browned, about 5 more minutes. Mix in garlic, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cook and stir until garlic is soft, about 5 minutes.
Mix in bourbon whiskey, coffee, sherry vinegar, and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook until the bacon jam is thickened but not completely dry, stirring occasionally to prevent burning, about 35 minutes. Mix in ketchup and cook 5 more minutes.
Remove from heat, let the bacon jam cool, and pulse in a food processor to a slightly chunky, spreadable consistency. Bacon jam will store in the refrigerator, covered, up to 2 weeks.


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