FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 14

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Welcome as we go 2 for 2 for the 14th 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 Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp.

 

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FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 14

 

 

1. Tim Lincecum

 

Week 14 Starts:week 14 starts: Tue-STL (Gonzales), Sun-@SD (Hahn)

 

Notes from around the web:

 

from rotoworld:
Tim Lincecum threw the second no-hitter of his career in Wednesday’s 4-0 defeat of the Padres. Lincecum’s only blemish in the historical outing was a second-inning walk to Padres third baseman Chase Headley. “Big Time Timmy Jim” was otherwise flawless, striking out six batters and using only 113 pitches over his nine hitless frames. He’s only the second Giants pitcher to throw two no-hitters, joining Christy Mathewson. Lincecum, who also no-hit the Padres last year, will face off against the Cardinals next. 
 
from mlb.com:
Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum fired a no-hitter vs. the Padres on Wednesday, issuing just one walk and striking out six.On July 13, 2013, Lincecum needed 148 pitches to no-hit this same Padres team. On Wednesday — just 10 days after turning 30 — Lincecum did it with an efficient 113-pitch effort, issuing just one second-inning walk and joining Christy Mathewson as the only Giants pitchers to throw two no-hitters for the franchise. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, Lincecum won’t be facing San Diego again his next time on the hill, but he will be pitching at home when the Cardinals come to town on July 1.
 
from cbssports:
Not to pooh-pooh Tim Lincecum’s no-hitter against the Padres Wednesday, but … it came against the Padres. I’m not normally one to call a bad lineup a “Triple-A lineup,” thinking it somehow amusing or original. Even the worst lineups have legitimate major-leaguers who are capable of producing against any given pitcher any given night. That’s part of the absurdity of baseball and the necessity for a 162-game season. But this Padres lineup is historically bad. The Padres as a team entered Wednesday batting .216 with a .616 OPS. Adam Wainwright has done better than that. Granted, Lincecum’s no-hitter isn’t as out-of-nowhere as, say, Armando Galarraga’s near perfect game — he did throw one just last year, against these same Padres — but it’s not like he appeared to be on the verge of a breakthrough in his most recent starts. Five of his last eight were actually quality starts, but altogether, he compiled just a 4.40 ERA and 1.30 WHIP during that stretch. His problems this year are the same as they’ve been since his big drop in velocity two years ago: too many walks, too many home runs, too many pitches overall … except against the Padres.
 

 

 

 

 

2. Danny Duffy

 

Week 14  Starts: Mon-@MIN (Deduno), Sun-@CLE (Kluber)

 

Notes from around the web:

 

from rotoworld:
Danny Duffy walked four and gave up four hits but yielded only one run over six innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday. The first batter of the game, Justin Turner, led off with a triple and scored two batters later, but Duffy kept the Dodgers’ lineup under wraps for the rest of his time. Unfortunately for Duffy he was opposed by Clayton Kershaw, who held the Royals scoreless. Even so, it was another quality start for Duffy, who’s turned in four such performances in his last five starts. Duffy will carry a stellar 2.69 ERA and 1.07 WHIP into next week’s meeting with the Twins. Jun 24 – 11:18 PM
 
from mlb.com:
Danny Duffy is here to stay. The Royals left-hander’s fine start to this season — 10 starts, 2.69 ERA — and his anointed status as one of the organization’s top young arms makes this a given. To everyone except Duffy, that is.Duffy’s much anticipated Major League debut in 2011 started inauspiciously as he posted a 5.64 ERA and concerns about his control proved prescient (51 walks in 105 1/3 innings). The following season went even worse as much of it was lost to Tommy John surgery. The improvements he’s made this season are staggering. Duffy possesses a sizzling four-seam fastball that averages just below 95 mph with enough running action to make hitters uncomfortable in the box. The only positive results for lefties from the 131 four-seam fastballs Duffy’s thrown to them this season is one single and one walk, according to Brooksbaseball.net. They possess a .035 batting average and a .035 slugging percentage against the pitch.
 
from cbsports:
Danny Duffy pitched around some wildness for one of his best outings of the season, but got no support in a 2-0 loss to the Dodgers.Duffy walked four batters, but still kept the Dodgers mostly at bay. He scattered four hits and allowed just one run over six innings of work, but took his second loss in a row, as he ran into the Clayton Kershaw buzz saw. Duffy struck out five batters on 105 pitches in the loss. Duffy has received just one run of support of his last two starts, despite allowing just three runs over 13 innings of work. He is 4-7 despite a 2.69 ERA in 67 innings of work, and With Bud Norris (groin) landing on the DL in advance of their June 27 doubleheader, the Baltimore Orioles will need a spot starter by no later than Tuesday. It’d presumably be a one-and-done arrangement; the team can have everyone else pitch on four days’ rest the remainder of the week.

 

 

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FANFOOD TOP 10

2XSP week 14

  1. David Price (TB) — Tue-@NYY (Kuroda), Sun-@DET (Porcello)
  2. Anibal Sanchez (DET) — Mon-OAK (Kazmir), Sat-TB (Archer)
  3. Mat Latos (CIN) — Mon-@SD (Hahn), Sun-MIL (Gallardo)
  4. Jake Arrieta (CHC) — Mon-@BOS (Peavy), Sun-@WSH (Zimmermann)
  5. Alex Wood (ATL) — Mon-NYM (Wheeler), Sun-ARI (Miley)
  6. A.J. Burnett (PHI) — Tue-@MIA (Alvarez), Sun-@PIT (Locke)
  7. Scott Kazmir (OAK) — Mon-@DET (Sanchez), Sat-TOR (Buehrle)
  8. Jordan Zimmermann (WSH) — Mon-COL (Flande), Sun-CHC (Arrieta)
  9. Corey Kluber (CLE) — Mon-@LAD (Haren), Sun-KC (Duffy)
  10. Jered Weaver (LAA) — Tue-@CWS (Carroll), Sun-HOU (Cosart)

 

 

 

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ALL Two Start Pitchers week 14

 

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
Jordan Zimmermann WAS(06/30)(07/06)
vs. COLvs. CHC
Yohan FlandeJake Arrieta
Danny Duffy KC(06/30)(07/06)
@ MIN@ CLE
Yohan PinoCorey Kluber
Rick Porcello DET(07/01)(07/06)
vs. OAKvs. TB
Brad MillsDavid Price
Drew Hutchison TOR(07/01)(07/06)
vs. MIL@ OAK
Marco EstradaBrad Mills
Henderson Alvarez MIA(07/01)(07/06)
vs. PHI@ STL
A.J. BurnettTBA
Collin McHugh HOU(06/30)(07/05)
vs. SEA@ LAA
TBAGarrett Richards
Jered Weaver LAA(07/01)(07/06)
@ CHWvs. HOU
Scott CarrollJarred Cosart
Nick Martinez TEX(07/01)(07/06)
@ BAL@ NYM
TBAZack Wheeler
Scott Kazmir OAK(06/30)(07/05)
@ DETvs. TOR
Anibal SanchezMark Buehrle
Chris Archer TB(06/30)(07/05)
@ NYY@ DET
David PhelpsAnibal Sanchez
Christian Friedrich COL(07/01)(07/06)
@ WASvs. LAD
Stephen StrasburgJosh Beckett
Hiroki Kuroda NYY(07/01)(07/06)
vs. TB@ MIN
David PriceRicky Nolasco
Hector Noesi CHW(06/30)(07/06)
vs. LAAvs. SEA
Garrett RichardsTBA
Tim Lincecum SF(07/01)(07/06)
vs. STL@ SD
TBAJesse Hahn
Jesse Hahn SD(06/30)(07/06)
vs. CINvs. SF
Mat LatosTim Lincecum
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL(06/30)(07/06)
vs. TEX@ BOS
Joe SaundersJake Peavy
Alex Wood ATL(06/30)(07/06)
vs. NYMvs. ARI
Zack WheelerWade Miley
Josh Beckett LAD(07/01)(07/06)
vs. CLE@ COL
Justin MastersonChristian Friedrich
Dan Haren LAD(06/30)(07/05)
vs. CLE@ COL
Corey KluberYohan Flande
Mat Latos CIN(06/30)(07/06)
@ SDvs. MIL
Jesse HahnYovani Gallardo
Yohan Flande COL(06/30)(07/05)
@ WASvs. LAD
Jordan ZimmermannDan Haren
A.J. Burnett PHI(07/01)(07/06)
@ MIA@ PIT
Henderson AlvarezEdinson Volquez
David Price TB(07/01)(07/06)
@ NYY@ DET
Hiroki KurodaRick Porcello
Joe Saunders TEX(06/30)(07/05)
@ BAL@ NYM
Ubaldo JimenezBartolo Colon
Jake Arrieta CHC(06/30)(07/06)
@ BOS@ WAS
Jake PeavyJordan Zimmermann
Anibal Sanchez DET(06/30)(07/05)
vs. OAKvs. TB
Scott KazmirChris Archer
Jake Peavy BOS(06/30)(07/06)
vs. CHCvs. BAL
Jake ArrietaUbaldo Jimenez
David Phelps NYY(06/30)(07/05)
vs. TB@ MIN
Chris ArcherYohan Pino
Ricky Nolasco MIN(07/01)(07/06)
vs. KCvs. NYY
James ShieldsHiroki Kuroda
Brad Mills OAK(07/01)(07/06)
@ DETvs. TOR
Rick PorcelloDrew Hutchison
Corey Kluber CLE(06/30)(07/06)
@ LADvs. KC
Dan HarenDanny Duffy
Jarred Cosart HOU(07/01)(07/06)
vs. SEA@ LAA
Hisashi IwakumaJered Weaver
Wade Miley ARI(07/01)(07/06)
@ PIT@ ATL
Jeff LockeAlex Wood
Yohan Pino MIN(06/30)(07/05)
vs. KCvs. NYY
Danny DuffyDavid Phelps
Garrett Richards LAA(06/30)(07/05)
@ CHWvs. HOU
Hector NoesiCollin McHugh
Zack Wheeler NYM(06/30)(07/06)
@ ATLvs. TEX
Alex WoodNick Martinez

 

source: CBS Sports

 

 

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SP Notes:

Danny Duffy pitched around some wildness for one of his best outings of the season, but got no support in a 2-0 loss to the Dodgers.Duffy walked four batters, but still kept the Dodgers mostly at bay. He scattered four hits and allowed just one run over six innings of work, but took his second loss in a row, as he ran into the Clayton Kershaw buzz saw. Duffy struck out five batters on 105 pitches in the loss. Duffy has received just one run of support of his last two starts, despite allowing just three runs over 13 innings of work. He is 4-7 despite a 2.69 ERA in 67 innings of work, and With Bud Norris (groin) landing on the DL in advance of their June 27 doubleheader, the Baltimore Orioles will need a spot starter by no later than Tuesday. It’d presumably be a one-and-done arrangement; the team can have everyone else pitch on four days’ rest the remainder of the week.

Though the Boston Red Sox’s June 27-29 rotation plans seem to tip their hand as far as their going-forward starting five, there remain indications that Felix Doubront might make a start during the Monday-Wednesday series versus the Chicago Cubs. The team has seven active starting pitchers on the roster — Doubront and Rubby De La Rosa are the two not listed above — so their rotation remains in flux.

The Cleveland Indians pushed Justin Masterson (knee) back by two days, from June 29 to Tuesday of Week 14. Zach McAllister was expected to be promoted sometime during the week to serve as the team’s fifth starter, so he could fill in either Tuesday or Saturday as needed.

Tyler Skaggs (hamstring) made a rehabilitation start for Triple-A Salt Lake on June 26, allowing seven runs (two earned) in three innings, and it is unclear whether the Los Angeles Angels will activate him during Week 14. He’d be on his traditional four days’ rest for Tuesday, but the team could slot him in either Wednesday’s or Thursday’s game with Matt Shoemaker presumably starting the other contest, or the team could have him make another rehab start in the minors before activating him.

The Minnesota Twins optioned Yohan Pino to Triple-A Rochester on June 26, leaving them without scheduled starters for Monday or Saturday of Week 14. Samuel Deduno was the most likely option to assume that open spot.

Taijuan Walker is expected to be promoted by the Seattle Mariners on Monday to assume the rotation spot of Erasmo Ramirez, who was demoted to Triple-A Tacoma on June 25. Walker would be a two-start pitcher in Week 14 in that event.

Gerrit Cole (shoulder) is expected to rejoin the Pittsburgh Pirates’ rotation June 28, though it is unclear whether he’ll replace Jeff Locke, Vance Worley, Brandon Cumpton or Edinson Volquez, or whether the team will use six starters for Week 14. A demotion of Locke or Cumpton is the most likely outcome, primarily because both pitchers have options remaining.

Shelby Miller (back) is tentatively scheduled to make his June 29 start, setting him up for a Saturday turn in fantasy’s Week 14. Fill-in starter Marco Gonzales is aligned with Tuesday’s (and therefore also Sunday’s) game, but thanks to Monday’s off day, the Cardinals could push him and/or anyone else back if desired.

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Dreaming of Streaming

 

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

 

Mike Leake (@SD, Tuesday): This isn’t merely feasting upon the San Diego Padres and a Petco Park matchup. Has anyone else noticed that Leake has whiffed 25 percent of the batters he has faced in his past seven starts? To put that into perspective, in his first 116 career games, his K rate was a mere 16 percent.

Danny Duffy (@CLE, Sunday): No team has a wider wOBA split favoring right-handers (.329) over left-handers (.292) than the Cleveland Indians; opposing lefty starters have an 11-4 record, 3.55 ERA and 1.23 WHIP against them this season (the major league averages for lefty starters are a 3.98 ERA and 1.31 WHIP).

Carlos Martinez (@SF, Thursday): He throws hard — his fastball has averaged 97.2 mph in his big-league career — and the San Francisco Giants have the majors’ second-highest K (27 percent) swing-and-miss (25 percent) rates against pitches clocked 94 mph or faster.

Taijuan Walker (@HOU, Monday): His strength is his mid-90s fastball, and the opposing Houston Astros have missed on a greater percentage of their swings against fastballs than any other team (21 percent).

Roenis Elias (@CWS, Friday): The Chicago White Sox have awful .209/.269/.319 triple-slash rates against left-handers since June 2, coincidentally the date Jose Abreu returned from the DL. They also have the majors’ second-most K’s this season against curveballs (115), Elias’ preferred “out” pitch.

Jose Quintana (SEA, Saturday): Though not as wide as the Indians’ split, the Seattle Mariners’ lefty (.282)-righty (.303) splits are nevertheless fifth-most in the majors. Quintana, meanwhile, is coming off back-to-back quality starts.

Tom Koehler (PHI, Wednesday): He pitched a quality start with six K’s in six innings against these Philadelphia Phillies on June 26, and he’s 6-for-8 in quality starts with a 3.06 ERA and 1.02 WHIP at Marlins Park this season.

source: Tristan H. Cockcroft | 

 

 

 

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Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp

 

INGREDIENTS

1 pound 21-25 count shrimp
2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
Your favorite BBQ sauce
Special equipment: wooden toothpicks and spray oil

 

PREPARATION

Peel and devein the shrimp.

Combine the chile powder, coriander, oregano, cumin, pepper and paprika in a medium bowl and mix well.

Add the olive oil and stir to create a paste. Add the shrimp and coat thoroughly. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat the grill to medium high.

Cut the prosciutto slices into three equal pieces. Wrap each shrimp with a piece of prosciutto and secure with a wooden toothpick.

Spray the wrapped shrimp with spray oil and grill for 2-3 minutes oil side down. Oil the shrimp again, flip and grill for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the shrimp are

opaque.

Serve with BBQ sauce for dipping.

Notes: 21-25 count shrimp means there are 21-25 shrimp per pound. You want fairly large shrimp for this recipe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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