FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 18











Welcome as we go 2 for 2 for the 18th 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 Smoked Chile Marinade.

Lets get to it.






FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 18 


1. Tim Hudson

Week 18 Starts: Mon-@NYM (Gee), Sat-@KC (Shields)


Notes from around the web:


From rotoworld
Tim Hudson gave up three runs on six hits over seven innings Tuesday in a loss to the Pirates. Hudson struck out two, walked one, and yielded two homers which accounted for all the runs charged to him. Indeed, he pitched pretty well outside Josh Harrison’s solo homer in the first and Travis Snider’s two-run shot in the following frame. Over his first seven home starts this season, the right-hander went 5-0 with a 2.16 ERA, but he’s now lost four straight at AT&T Park. Those numbers are systemic of his overall struggles. Hudson started the year 7-2 with a 1.81 ERA in 13 starts, but entered 1-5 with a 4.40 ERA in his past seven. Hudson toes the rubber against the Mets in New York next week.
Tim Hudson is riding a recent hot streak. Since the A’s tagged him for six runs in 5 1/3 innings July 10, Hudson has a 0.68 ERA in his last two outings. He has faced the Pirates once this season. Despite pitching a complete game, Hudson was saddled with the loss after Sterling Marte scored on an error after hitting a two-out triple in the ninth inning. Tim could succeed Tuesday against the Pirates.The 16-year veteran is in the midst of arguably his best season yet, as he carries a 2.65 ERA and a 3.10 FIP in 132 1/3 innings during his first season with the Giants. Given the pitcher-friendly effects of AT&T Park, Hudson could be set for a strong performance in this matchup.
From cbssports:
Giants pitcher Tim Hudson took a loss Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on six hits and one walk in seven innings and striking out three in his team’s 3-1 defeat against the Pirates.Hudson (8-8) had surrendered just one home run in his last six starts going into Tuesday’s game, but he gave up two homers in the first two innings to account for all three runs scored against him. He owns a 2.71 ERA and 89:22 K:BB ratio in 139 1/3 innings. Hudson is scheduled to face the Mets Monday.


2. Wade Miley

Week 18 Starts: Tue-KC (Duffy), Sun-COL (Lyles)


Notes from around the web:


From rotoworld:
Wade Miley threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings Wednesday in the Diamondbacks’ 5-4 win over the Reds. Miley surrendered seven hits and walked four, but he was able to work out of multiple threats against the struggling Cincinnati offense despite recording only one strikeout. The left-hander moved to 7-7 on the season with a 4.14 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. Arizona has told teams that Miley is not available for trade, so his next start will be Tuesday against the Royals. Jul 30 – 3:45 PM
D-backs left-hander Wade Miley won after tossing 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball, scattering seven hits and four walks with one strikeout against the Reds on Wednesday.Miley’s 0.00 ERA on Wednesday suggests that he was dominant, but 11 baserunners and one strikeout show that he was fortunate to dance around trouble against a struggling Reds squad. The 27-year-old has allowed a total of 11 earned runs in his past six starts, so he is an option in mixed leagues. But his 1.28 WHIP shows that he is not an every-week starter for most owners. His next outing is scheduled for Aug. 5 at home against the Royals.
From  cbssports:
Wade Miley bounced back from a dud in his last start with a fine outing Wednesday in Cincinnati. Miley worked his way in and out of jams to pitch 6 1/3 shutout innings despite allowing seven hits and four walks. He struck out only one. The Reds went out in order just once against Miley. They put two runners on base in the first, third, fourth, sixth and seventh innings, but could not cross the plate. Miley, who has five quality starts in his last six outings to raise his record to 7-7 and lower his ERA to a season-best 4.14, is set to pitch again Tuesday against Kansas City.



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2XSP week 18

  1. Clayton Kershaw (LAD) — Tue-LAA (Skaggs), Sun-@MIL (Garza)
  2. Max Scherzer (DET) — Mon-@NYY (McCarthy), Sat-@TOR (Stroman)
  3. Felix Hernandez (SEA) — Tue-ATL (Wood), Sun-CWS (Danks)
  4. David Price (DET) — Tue-@NYY (Kuroda), Sun-@TOR (Buehrle)
  5. Johnny Cueto (CIN) — Tue-@CLE (McAllister), Sun-MIA (Hand)
  6. Zack Greinke (LAD) — Mon-LAA (Richards), Sat-@MIL (Lohse)
  7. Corey Kluber (CLE) — Mon-CIN (Simon), Sat-@NYY (McCarthy)
  8. Alex Cobb (TB) — Mon-@OAK (Samardzija), Sun-@CHC (Wood)
  9. Gio Gonzalez (WSH) — Tue-NYM (Wheeler), Sun-@ATL (Harang)
  10. Jeff Samardzija (OAK) — Mon-TB (Cobb), Sat-MIN (Gibson)



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ALL Two Start Pitchers week 18


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
Kevin Gausman BAL(08/04)(08/09)
@ WASvs. STL
Tanner RoarkJohn Lackey
Gio Gonzalez WAS(08/05)(08/10)
vs. NYM@ ATL
Zack WheelerAaron Harang
Brad Hand MIA(08/05)(08/10)
Charlie MortonJohnny Cueto
Rubby De La Rosa BOS(08/05)(08/10)
Lance LynnHector Santiago
Danny Duffy KC(08/05)(08/10)
@ ARIvs. SF
Wade MileyTim Lincecum
Johnny Cueto CIN(08/05)(08/10)
@ CLEvs. MIA
Zach McAllisterBrad Hand
John Danks CHW(08/05)(08/10)
vs. TEX@ SEA
Colby LewisFelix Hernandez
Jeff Samardzija OAK(08/04)(08/09)
vs. TBvs. MIN
Alex CobbKyle Gibson
Mark Buehrle TOR(08/05)(08/10)
vs. BALvs. DET
Bud NorrisDavid Price
Max Scherzer DET(08/04)(08/09)
Brandon McCarthyMarcus Stroman
Clayton Kershaw LAD(08/05)(08/10)
vs. LAA@ MIL
Hector SantiagoJimmy Nelson
Kyle Kendrick PHI(08/05)(08/10)
vs. HOUvs. NYM
Dallas KeuchelZack Wheeler
Brett Anderson COL(08/05)(08/10)
vs. CHC@ ARI
Travis WoodWade Miley
Felix Hernandez SEA(08/05)(08/10)
vs. ATLvs. CHW
Alex WoodJohn Danks
Travis Wood CHC(08/05)(08/10)
@ COLvs. TB
Brett AndersonAlex Cobb
Brandon McCarthy NYY(08/04)(08/09)
vs. DETvs. CLE
Max ScherzerCorey Kluber
Alfredo Simon CIN(08/04)(08/09)
@ CLEvs. MIA
Corey KluberJacob Turner
Hiroki Kuroda NYY(08/05)(08/10)
vs. DETvs. CLE
David PriceZach McAllister
Hector Noesi CHW(08/04)(08/09)
vs. TEX@ SEA
TBAHisashi Iwakuma
Tim Lincecum SF(08/05)(08/10)
Jimmy NelsonDanny Duffy
Charlie Morton PIT(08/05)(08/10)
vs. MIAvs. SD
Brad HandTyson Ross
Alex Cobb TB(08/04)(08/10)
Jeff SamardzijaTravis Wood
Zach McAllister CLE(08/05)(08/10)
vs. CIN@ NYY
Johnny CuetoHiroki Kuroda
David Price DET(08/05)(08/10)
Hiroki KurodaMark Buehrle
Zack Greinke LAD(08/04)(08/09)
vs. LAA@ MIL
Garrett RichardsMatt Garza
Dallas Keuchel HOU(08/05)(08/10)
@ PHIvs. TEX
Kyle KendrickTBA
Bud Norris BAL(08/05)(08/10)
@ TORvs. STL
Mark BuehrleLance Lynn
Dillon Gee NYM(08/04)(08/09)
vs. SF@ PHI
Tim HudsonCole Hamels
Tanner Roark WAS(08/04)(08/09)
vs. BAL@ ATL
Kevin GausmanErvin Santana
Jimmy Nelson MIL(08/05)(08/10)
vs. SFvs. LAD
Tim LincecumClayton Kershaw
Jason Hammel OAK(08/05)(08/10)
vs. TBvs. MIN
Drew SmylyPhil Hughes
Corey Kluber CLE(08/04)(08/09)
vs. CIN@ NYY
Alfredo SimonBrandon McCarthy
Tim Hudson SF(08/04)(08/09)
Dillon GeeJames Shields
Hector Santiago LAA(08/05)(08/10)
@ LADvs. BOS
Clayton KershawRubby De La Rosa
Wade Miley ARI(08/05)(08/10)
vs. KCvs. COL
Danny DuffyBrett Anderson
Garrett Richards LAA(08/04)(08/09)
@ LADvs. BOS
Zack GreinkeClay Buchholz
Zack Wheeler NYM(08/05)(08/10)
Gio GonzalezKyle Kendrick
Phil Hughes MIN(08/05)(08/10)
vs. SD@ OAK
Jesse HahnJason Hammel
Lance Lynn STL(08/05)(08/10)
vs. BOS@ BAL
Rubby De La RosaBud Norris
source: CBS Sports



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SP Notes


The Boston Red Sox, who traded two-fifths of their rotation on July 31, had announced as of publishing time only Anthony Ranaudo, Allen Webster and Clay Buchholz as their Aug. 1-3 starters, but nothing beyond that weekend series. What’s listed above projects the most likely order based upon the incumbent starters’ rest schedules, but it also assumes Brandon Workman is the odd man out.

David Price will presumably slide directly into Drew Smyly’s former spot in the Detroit Tigers’ rotation, meaning Price will make his Tigers debut on Tuesday. The Team has the option of pitching Price on Monday, however, pushing Max Scherzer back by a day, though both would still start twice facing the same opponents.

The Houston Astros named Brad Peacock their rotation replacement for Jarred Cosart, who was traded on July 31. It is unclear how soon Peacock will join the starting five; Cosart’s next turn would’ve been scheduled for Wednesday.

Jason Vargas (appendectomy) was scheduled to rejoin the Kansas City Royals’ rotation on Saturday, replacing Bruce Chen. That would line Vargas up for a Thursday start during Week 18.

C.J. Wilson (ankle, hip) was scheduled to rejoin the Los Angeles Angels’ rotation on Saturday, presumably replacing Hector Santiago. That would line Wilson up for a Thursday start during Week 18. Santiago could be needed to fill in again, however, should Tyler Skaggs (forearm) be unable to make his scheduled Tuesday start.

Tommy Milone could move immediately into the Minnesota Twins’ rotation, though the team’s plans for him beyond Aug. 3 were unclear at publishing time. The team has an opening on Thursday, or it could give him a start in Triple-A on Aug. 3, lining him up to make his Twins debut on Friday or Saturday.

The Oakland Athletics have provided no indication whether Jesse Chavez or Jason Hammel will be removed from their rotation to clear space for Jon Lester; Lester’s Athletics debut was also not yet known at publishing time. Lester was most likely to assume Chavez’s rotation spot, lining him up for Aug. 2 and Thursday of Week 18.

Drew Smyly would be on four days’ rest on Tuesday, which conveniently was David Price’s next scheduled turn in the Tampa Bay Rays’ rotation. Smyly seems likely to slide directly into that spot.

Jarred Cosart was scheduled to make his Miami Marlins debut on Aug. 1, meaning he’ll probably displace Jacob Turner from the rotation and make his next start on Thursday of Week 18.

David Buchanan will be recalled to assume Cliff Lee’s spot in the Philadelphia Phillies’ rotation beginning on Wednesday, after Lee was forced to leave his July 31 start early and subsequently landed on the DL with an elbow injury.

John Lackey’s normal turn in the rotation was scheduled for Aug. 1, lining him up for a Thursday start during Week 18, though the St. Louis Cardinals hadn’t announced the date of his debut for them at publishing time. Lackey is listed in Joe Kelly’s former spot, which lines up as a Tuesday-Sunday two-start pitcher.

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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, Sunday): He’s 7-for-9 in quality starts with a 2.18 ERA and 1.14 WHIP at PNC Park this season, and the San Diego Padres have the majors’ worst stats in all three triple-slash categories, with .220/.279/.341 numbers in each.

Vance Worley (SD, Friday): Five of his seven starts this season have been quality starts, and now he’ll face the game’s weakest-hitting team, the San Diego Padres.

Kevin Gausman (STL, Saturday): He has a 3.12 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in nine starts since his return from the minors, and he’ll be facing a St. Louis Cardinals team that has averaged 3.5 runs per game with .246/.306/.354 slash rates in road games.

Wade Miley (KC, Tuesday): Four of his past six home games have resulted in quality starts, and the visiting Kansas City Royals have mere .253/.312/.365 team slash rates against left-handers this season (.298 wOBA, sixth-worst).

Dillon Gee (SF, Monday): His lifetime ERA at Citi Field (3.23) is more than a run lower than in all other parks (4.61), and the visiting San Francisco Giants finished the month of July with the majors’ lowest team wOBA (.275).

Jonathon Niese (@WSH, Wednesday): He has a 2.23 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in six career starts at Washington’s Nationals Park.

Edinson Volquez (MIA, Thursday): He’s 7-for-12 in quality starts with a 4.04 ERA in his home games, and he’ll battle a Miami Marlins team that has averaged 3.7 runs per game behind .246/.306/.362 slash rates on the road this season.

source: Tristan H. Cockcroft | 



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Smoked Chile Marinade



Juice of 3 smoked oranges
Juice of 3 smoked limes
2 canned chipotle chiles, chopped
3 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons oregano, crushed
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons wine vinegar
1 teaspoons kosher salt



Cut fruit in half and smoke to your liking; juice
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
Great to marinate chicken, pork, and fish.










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