FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 15











Welcome as we go 2 for 2 for the fifteenth 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 Two Chimichurri Sauces.

Lets get to it.






FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 15



1. Hyun-Jin Ryu

week 15 starts: Tue-@DET (Verlander), Sun-SD (Ross)


notes from around the web:


from rotoworld:
Hyun-Jin Ryu limited the Indians to two runs over seven innings Wednesday but took a no-decision.
Ryu struck out eight Cleveland batters and did not issue a walk in the solid outing, but Brian Wilson coughed up the Dodgers’ lead in a brutal eighth inning. Ryu will carry a 9-4 record, 3.08 ERA, and 1.19 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Tigers.
Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu took a no-decision after allowing two runs on seven hits and no walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings vs. the Indians on Wednesday.There wasn’t much more Ryu could’ve done. With a thin lineup behind him — Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez all sat on Wednesday — the lefty also picked up two of the Dodgers’ first four hits, including an RBI double. However, the bullpen promptly blew a one-run lead when Ryu handed them the keys. The lefty will hope for a little more support when he heads to Detroit to face Justin Verlander and the Tigers on July 8.
from cbssports:
Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu turned in another solid start, but was unable to factor into the decision Wednesday afternoon against the Indians. The left-hander permitted two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out eight over seven innings of a 5-4 defeat. Over his last four starts covering 26 innings, Ryu has allowed seven earned runs. He owns a 3.08 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 16 starts (96 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Tuesday at Detroit. He is 6-1 with a 1.62 ERA in eight starts away from home this season.



2. Jesse Chavez

week 15 starts:Mon-SF (Vogelsong), Sat-@SEA (Iwakuma)


notes from around the web:


from rotoworld:
Jesse Chavez surrendered five earned runs over five innings Wednesday in the A’s loss to the Tigers. It was the second straight rough outing for Chavez, who yielded five runs in six innings last Friday against the Marlins. He gave up eight hits and walked four on Wednesday afternoon in Detroit as the A’s suffered their third series sweep of the season. Chavez is 6-5 with a 3.23 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the year.
A’s right-hander Jesse Chavez lost after allowing five runs on eight hits and four walks with five strikeouts in five innings vs. the Tigers on Wednesday.Chavez’s red-hot April (2-0, 1.89 ERA, 0.95 WHIP) continues to be a distant memory, as the right-hander has now allowed four earned runs in three of his past six starts. Chavez may be struggling, but he is still a tempting start in mixed leagues whenever he’s at home at spacious Coliseum. That’s exactly where Chavez will toe the rubber when the Giants come to town on July 7.
from cbsports:
Athletics starter Jesse Chavez made it two poor outings in a row Wednesday in Detroit. The result was the lowering of his record to 6-5. Chavez was handed a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but he was trailing by the fourth and collapsed in the sixth with two walks that scored to give him five earned runs allowed in five innings. He gave up eight hits while walking four and fanning five. He has walked 11 in his last 17 innings pitched. He will try to turn his fortunes around Monday against San Francisco.

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2XSP week 15


  1. Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) — Tue-@CLE (Bauer), Sun-@BAL (Chen)
  2. Stephen Strasburg (WSH) — Mon-BAL (Tillman), Sat-@PHI (Hamels)
  3. Madison Bumgarner (SF) — Tue-@OAK (Gray), Sun-ARI (Anderson)
  4. Adam Wainwright (StL) — Mon-PIT (Morton), Sat-@MIL (Estrada)
  5. Johnny Cueto (CIN) — Tue-CHC, Gm. 1 (Wood), Sun-PIT (Worley)
  6. Julio Teheran (ATL) — Tue-@NYM (DeGrom), Sun-@CHC (Wood)
  7. Cole Hamels (PHI) — Mon-@MIL (Estrada), Sat-WSH (Strasburg)
  8. Sonny Gray (OAK) — Tue-SF (Bumgarner), Sun-@SEA (Young)
  9. Tyson Ross (SD) — Tue-@COL (Morales), Sun-@LAD (Ryu)
  10. Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) — Mon-MIN (Correia), Sat-OAK (Chavez)



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ALL Two Start Pitchers week 15


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


Two-Start Pitchers
PlayerStart #1Start #2
Carlos Martinez STL(07/08)(07/13)
vs. PIT@ MIL
Vance WorleyWily Peralta
Justin Verlander DET(07/08)(07/13)
vs. LAD@ KC
Hyun-Jin RyuJason Vargas
Jason Vargas KC(07/08)(07/13)
@ TBvs. DET
Erik BedardJustin Verlander
Scott Carroll CHW(07/07)(07/12)
Clay BuchholzJustin Masterson
Johnny Cueto CIN(07/08)(07/13)
vs. CHCvs. PIT
Travis WoodVance Worley
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA(07/07)(07/12)
vs. MINvs. OAK
Kevin CorreiaJesse Chavez
John Danks CHW(07/08)(07/13)
Brandon WorkmanTrevor Bauer
Ryan Vogelsong SF(07/07)(07/12)
@ OAKvs. ARI
Jesse ChavezWade Miley
Chase Anderson ARI(07/07)(07/13)
vs. MIA@ SF
Tom KoehlerMadison Bumgarner
Jered Weaver LAA(07/07)(07/12)
vs. TOR@ TEX
J.A. HappNick Martinez
Miles Mikolas TEX(07/08)(07/13)
vs. HOUvs. LAA
Brad PeacockTyler Skaggs
Vance Worley PIT(07/08)(07/13)
Carlos MartinezJohnny Cueto
Nick Martinez TEX(07/07)(07/12)
vs. HOUvs. LAA
Jarred CosartJered Weaver
Tyson Ross SD(07/08)(07/13)
Franklin MoralesHyun-Jin Ryu
Brandon Workman BOS(07/08)(07/13)
vs. CHW@ HOU
John DanksJarred Cosart
Doug Fister WAS(07/08)(07/13)
vs. BAL@ PHI
Wei-Yin ChenKyle Kendrick
Kyle Kendrick PHI(07/08)(07/13)
@ MILvs. WAS
Wily PeraltaDoug Fister
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM(07/07)(07/12)
vs. ATLvs. MIA
Mike MinorHenderson Alvarez
Travis Wood CHC(07/08)(07/13)
@ CINvs. ATL
Johnny CuetoJulio Teheran
Chris Tillman BAL(07/07)(07/12)
@ WASvs. NYY
Stephen StrasburgVidal Nuno
J.A. Happ TOR(07/07)(07/13)
Jered WeaverJake Odorizzi
Tyler Skaggs LAA(07/08)(07/13)
vs. TOR@ TEX
R.A. DickeyMiles Mikolas
Wily Peralta MIL(07/08)(07/13)
vs. PHIvs. STL
Kyle KendrickCarlos Martinez
Jesse Chavez OAK(07/07)(07/12)
vs. SF@ SEA
Ryan VogelsongHisashi Iwakuma
Charlie Morton PIT(07/07)(07/12)
Adam WainwrightMike Leake
Sonny Gray OAK(07/08)(07/13)
vs. SF@ SEA
Madison BumgarnerChris Young
Jacob deGrom NYM(07/08)(07/13)
vs. ATLvs. MIA
Julio TeheranTom Koehler
Vidal Nuno NYY(07/07)(07/12)
Justin MastersonChris Tillman
Wei-Yin Chen BAL(07/08)(07/13)
@ WASvs. NYY
Doug FisterMasahiro Tanaka
Stephen Strasburg WAS(07/07)(07/12)
vs. BAL@ PHI
Chris TillmanCole Hamels
Tyler Matzek COL(07/07)(07/13)
vs. SDvs. MIN
Ian KennedyPhil Hughes
Jake Odorizzi TB(07/07)(07/13)
vs. KCvs. TOR
James ShieldsJ.A. Happ
Cole Hamels PHI(07/07)(07/12)
@ MILvs. WAS
Marco EstradaStephen Strasburg
Madison Bumgarner SF(07/08)(07/13)
@ OAKvs. ARI
Sonny GrayChase Anderson
Justin Masterson CLE(07/07)(07/12)
vs. NYYvs. CHW
Vidal NunoScott Carroll
Chris Young SEA(07/08)(07/13)
vs. MINvs. OAK
Phil HughesSonny Gray
Mike Leake CIN(07/07)(07/12)
vs. CHCvs. PIT
Edwin JacksonCharlie Morton
Ian Kennedy SD(07/07)(07/12)
Tyler MatzekJosh Beckett
James Shields KC(07/07)(07/12)
@ TBvs. DET
Jake OdorizziRick Porcello
Adam Wainwright STL(07/07)(07/12)
vs. PIT@ MIL
Charlie MortonMarco Estrada
Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD(07/08)(07/13)
@ DETvs. SD
Justin VerlanderTyson Ross
Tom Koehler MIA(07/07)(07/13)
Chase AndersonJacob deGrom
Masahiro Tanaka NYY(07/08)(07/13)
Trevor BauerWei-Yin Chen
Marco Estrada MIL(07/07)(07/12)
vs. PHIvs. STL
Cole HamelsAdam Wainwright
Julio Teheran ATL(07/08)(07/13)
Jacob deGromTravis Wood
Clay Buchholz BOS(07/07)(07/12)
vs. CHW@ HOU
Scott CarrollCollin McHugh
Trevor Bauer CLE(07/08)(07/13)
vs. NYYvs. CHW
Masahiro TanakaJohn Danks
Kevin Correia MIN(07/07)(07/12)
Hisashi IwakumaYohan Flande
Mike Minor ATL(07/07)(07/12)
Daisuke MatsuzakaEdwin Jackson
Edwin Jackson CHC(07/07)(07/12)
@ CINvs. ATL
Mike LeakeMike Minor
Jarred Cosart HOU(07/07)(07/13)
@ TEXvs. BOS
Nick MartinezBrandon Workman
Phil Hughes MIN(07/08)(07/13)
Chris YoungTyler Matzek


source: CBS Sports



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SP Notes:

The Baltimore Orioles, who demoted Kevin Gausman to short-season Class A Aberdeen for a July 2 start, might recall him to start their July 6 game on three days’ rest; that spot in the rotation then arrives on Friday of Week 15. T.J. McFarland could also start either or both of those games if the team chooses.

Dallas Keuchel, who missed his June 28 start with left wrist soreness, is scheduled to rejoin the Houston Astros’ rotation on July 4, giving the team six starters for one time through the rotation. It is presumed that if all goes well with Keuchel’s outing, Brett Oberholtzer will be returned to Triple-A Oklahoma City, resulting in the five-man rotation projected above.

The Los Angeles Angels utilized a six-man rotation for one turn through due to their July 1 doubleheader, but they are expected to revert to five starters early in Week 15.

Either Hector Santiago or Matt Shoemaker will be removed from the rotation, with the one remaining likely to start on Thursday.

Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said that Tsuyoshi Wada is a candidate to start one of the team’s Tuesday doubleheader games.

The Cincinnati Reds might recall Chien-Ming Wang to start one of the team’s Tuesday doubleheader games.

The Colorado Rockies recalled Jair Jurrjens to start their July 4 game, presumably pushing both Jorge De La Rosa and Yohan Flande back by a day to start July 5 and 6, respectively. That lines up Jurrjens for Wednesday, De La Rosa for Friday and Flande for Saturday starts during Week 15.
Dillon Gee (lat) will make his third rehabilitation start on July 4 for Class A Brooklyn, after which point he’s expected to be ready to rejoin the New York Mets’ rotation. That would make him a candidate to pitch for them as soon as Wednesday, but it’s possible the team will instead hold him out until after the All-Star break.

Joe Kelly (hamstring) threw 49 pitches in a rehabilitation start for Triple-A Memphis on July 1, after which St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Kelly will need two more rehab starts, likely to take place on July 6 and 11. He’s aligned with Marco Gonzales in the rotation, so the team could always change course and hand Kelly the Friday assignment in Week 15.

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Dreaming of Streaming


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


Tom Koehler (@NYM, Sunday): He has owned the Mets throughout his career, riding back-to-back quality starts against them and posting a 2.49 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in 10 career games (seven starts) overall.

Jose Quintana (@BOS, Thursday): He has six quality starts in his past eight games, and the Boston Red Sox team batted just .233/.293/.345 against left-handers in June. Quintana tossed a gem in his only other career outing at Fenway Park, eight innings of five-hit, shutout baseball on July 19, 2012.

Danny Duffy (DET, Friday): Current Detroit Tigers have combined for .181/.304/.340 triple-slash rates against Duffy in his career; he has a 3.68 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in his eight lifetime starts against that particular opponent.

Drew Hutchison (@TB, Sunday): He has a 2.23 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 10 road starts, which makes sense considering Rogers Centre is a hitter’s park. He’s also a Florida native who tossed 5 1/3 shutout innings to win at Tropicana Field on April 1.

Kyle Gibson (@SEA, Wednesday): Five of his past seven starts resulted in Game Scores of 60-plus, and they all came against better offenses than that of the Seattle Mariners. Incidentally, a major reason for Gibson’s recent success is the improvement of his two-seam fastball; the Mariners are one of the game’s worst against that pitch.

Tyler Matzek (SD, Monday): He’s coming off back-to-back road quality starts, and despite the Coors assignment, he faces a San Diego Padres team that batted just .124 against left-handed pitchers in the month of June.

Chris Young (MIN, Tuesday): Safeco Field has treated him well, as he has five wins, six quality starts, a 2.19 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in eight starts there. The Minnesota Twins, meanwhile, have below-average .232/.306/.353 team road rates.

source: Tristan H. Cockcroft | :



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Two Chimichurri Sauces



Green Chimichurri Sauce



1 cup of extra virgin olive oil.
1/4 cup of white wine vinegar (I have used red wine vinegar before now)
1/4 cup water
8 cloves of garlic, peeled
2 cups of fresh flat leafed parsley
2 tbsp fresh oregano
a small onion, peeled
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp rock salt
a pinch or two of chilli powder. (NB this isn’t supposed to be hot!)



Put everything except the olive oil in a food processor, and mince it all up.
Scoop the sauce into a bowl and stir in the olive oil.
Serve immediately, or make it a few hours in advance if you want to.




Roasted Vegetable Red Chimichurri



2 plum or roma tomatoes (salmonella-free); halved
1 small red bell pepper; halved
1 medium-sized onion (about the size of a billiard ball); quartered
6 cloves of garlic; unpeeled
Flat-leaf parsley (enough leaves with some stems to tightly pack 3/4 cup); roughly chopped
1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup neutral-flavored oil (sunflower)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
black pepper
red pepper flakes (optional)
extra oil for roasting vegetables



Preheat broiler or grill

Place tomatoes, red bell pepper, onion, and garlic into a roasting pan.
Drizzle a little oil over everything (start with a very small amount, you can always add extra later).
With your hands, rub that oil over every surface of the ingredients.
Arrange tomatoes and pepper so that the pieces are skin side up.

Place under broiler.
After 5 minutes, remove garlic and continue to broil the rest for 4-5 minutes.
The tomatoes and onions should be ready to be removed.
If the pepper skin has not evenly browned or blackened to the point were the skin can come off easily, continue broil while checking every minute until ready.
Set all of the ingredients aside to cool for about 10 minutes.

Remove the skins from garlic, tomatoes, and peppers.
Remove seeds and pulp from the tomatoes and peppers.
If any of the onion pieces are badly blackened, trim and remove those parts.
Or leave a little for added smoky flavor.

Add these ingredients to a food processor along with parsley, vinegar, water, oregano, salt, and paprika.
Process for 10 seconds.
Then use the pulse button until the parsley is finely chopped–a little larger in size than dried oregano.
Add oil and pulse a few more times.

Pour mixture into a bowl.
Add black pepper, red pepper flakes, and extra salt(if needed) to taste.
Due to the sweetness of the roasted vegetables and the creamy-like texture from the oil, this sauce is extremely smooth and mellow.
I like to add some extra vinegar tablespoon by tablespoon, while tasting, until there is a little extra bite.
Use immediately or allow it to rest, covered, in the refrigerator overnight for maximum deliciousness.










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