FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 22












Welcome as we go 2 for 2 for the 22nd 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 Peach Mango Jerk Sauce.

Lets get to it.






FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 22



1. Hyun-Jin Ryu

Week 22 Starts: Mon-WSH (Gonzalez), Sun-ARI (Miley)


Notes from around the web:


from rotoworld:
Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) is slated to return to the Dodgers starting rotation on Monday. The hefty southpaw has been sidelined since August 15 due to a strained glute, but made it through a simulated game on Wednesday without any issues. He’ll return to a 13-6 record, 3.28 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 122/27 K/BB ratio over his first 137 1/3 frames. 
Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will come off the disabled list to start Sunday and Roberto Hernandez will start Monday, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday.
Ryu was placed on the DL with a strained right glute muscle and will miss the minimum 15 days. His return, coming one day before rosters expand, will require a corresponding roster move. Kevin Correia will move from the starting rotation to long relief. Mattingly said as long as Ryu doesn’t experience a setback, the decision makes sense because of matchups. Ryu has allowed the Padres one run in 19 innings this year. Hernandez has allowed Washington, Monday’s opponent, one unearned run in 15 innings this year.
from cbssports:
Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is in line to start Monday. Ryu has been working his back from a glute injury. He’s been able to get through simulated games without any issues. Ryu has a 3.28 ERA over 137 1/3 innings.



2. Zack Wheeler

Week 22 Starts: Mon-@MIA (Alvarez), Sun-@CIN (Latos)


Notes from around the web:


from rotoworld:
Zack Wheeler completed the seventh inning for the first time in over two months, but was still saddled with his ninth loss of the season on Wednesday against the Braves. Wheeler hadn’t gone seven strong since a complete game shutout against the Marlins in Miami on June 19. He has also won seven consecutive decisions, spanning his last 11 starts. On the evening, the right-hander allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out seven. He has a 3.44 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a 155/68 K/BB ratio. He’ll face the Marlins in Miami on Monday in his next start.
Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler lost after allowing two earned runs (three total) on four hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over seven innings against the Braves on Wednesday.Wheeler took his first loss since June 25. The 25-year-old has allowed no more than three earned runs in each of his past 11 starts. Because of his quality strikeout rate, Wheeler is a solid mixed-league option as long as he is notching quality starts. His next outing is scheduled for Sept. 1 on the road against the Marlins.
from cbssports:
Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler took a loss Wednesday, giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks in seven innings and striking out seven in his team’s 3-2 defeat against the Braves. Wheeler (9-9) has been on a roll since late June, surrendering three earned runs or less in each of his last 11 outings (and two earned runs or less 10 times during that stretch). He surrendered a leadoff home run in the top of the first inning, his only home run allowed in the last three starts. Wheeler owns a 3.44 ERA and 155:68 K:BB ratio in 159 2/3 innings. He’s scheduled to face the Marlins Monday.




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2XSP week 22

  1. David Price (DET) — Mon-@CLE (Kluber), Sat-SF (Bumgarner)
  2. Corey Kluber (CLE) — Mon-DET (Price), Sat-CWS (Sale)
  3. Drew Smyly (TB) — Mon-BOS (De La Rosa), Sat-BAL (Gausman)
  4. Tyson Ross (SD) — Mon-ARI (Cahill), Sat-@COL (De La Rosa)
  5. Cole Hamels (PHI) — Mon-@ATL (Teheran), Sun-@WSH (Gonzalez)
  6. Gio Gonzalez (WSH) — Mon-@LAD (Ryu), Sun-PHI (Hamels)
  7. Adam Wainwright (STL) — Tue-PIT (Locke), Sun-@MIL (Gallardo)
  8. Julio Teheran (ATL) — Mon-PHI (Hamels), Sun-@MIA (Alvarez)
  9. Gerrit Cole (PIT) — Mon-@STL (Lynn), Sun-@CHC (Turner)
  10. Carlos Carrasco (CLE) — Tue-DET (Lobstein), Sun-CWS (Quintana)



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ALL Two Start Pitchers week 22


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(09/01)(09/06)
vs. MIN@ TB
Phil HughesDrew Smyly
James Paxton SEA(09/02)(09/07)
Sonny GrayNick Tepesch
Gio Gonzalez WAS(09/01)(09/07)
@ LADvs. PHI
Roberto HernandezCole Hamels
Rubby De La Rosa BOS(09/01)(09/06)
@ TBvs. TOR
Drew SmylyJ.A. Happ
Henderson Alvarez MIA(09/01)(09/07)
vs. NYMvs. ATL
Zack WheelerJulio Teheran
Roberto Hernandez LAD(09/01)(09/07)
vs. WASvs. ARI
Gio GonzalezWade Miley
Tommy Milone MIN(09/02)(09/07)
vs. CHWvs. LAA
Hector NoesiHector Santiago
Franklin Morales COL(09/01)(09/07)
vs. SFvs. SD
Tim HudsonOdrisamer Despaigne
Yordano Ventura KC(09/01)(09/07)
vs. TEX@ NYY
Colby LewisShane Greene
Tyson Ross SD(09/01)(09/06)
vs. ARI@ COL
Trevor CahillJorge De La Rosa
Carlos Carrasco CLE(09/02)(09/07)
vs. DETvs. CHW
TBAJose Quintana
Jacob Turner CHC(09/01)(09/07)
vs. MILvs. PIT
Jimmy NelsonGerrit Cole
Yovani Gallardo MIL(09/02)(09/07)
@ CHCvs. STL
Jake ArrietaAdam Wainwright
Gerrit Cole PIT(09/01)(09/07)
Lance LynnJacob Turner
Shane Greene NYY(09/02)(09/07)
vs. BOSvs. KC
Joe KellyYordano Ventura
Nick Tepesch TEX(09/02)(09/07)
@ KCvs. SEA
Jeremy GuthrieJames Paxton
Trevor Cahill ARI(09/01)(09/06)
Tyson RossHyun-Jin Ryu
Odrisamer Despaigne SD(09/02)(09/07)
vs. ARI@ COL
Wade MileyFranklin Morales
Jeremy Hellickson TB(09/02)(09/07)
vs. TORvs. BAL
R.A. DickeyBud Norris
Cole Hamels PHI(09/01)(09/07)
Julio TeheranGio Gonzalez
Mat Latos CIN(09/02)(09/07)
@ BALvs. NYM
Bud NorrisZack Wheeler
Chris Young SEA(09/01)(09/06)
Jason HammelColby Lewis
David Price DET(09/01)(09/06)
@ CLEvs. SF
Corey KluberMadison Bumgarner
Adam Wainwright STL(09/02)(09/07)
vs. PIT@ MIL
Jeff LockeYovani Gallardo
Joe Kelly BOS(09/02)(09/07)
@ NYYvs. TOR
Shane GreeneR.A. Dickey
Bud Norris BAL(09/02)(09/07)
vs. CIN@ TB
Mat LatosJeremy Hellickson
Julio Teheran ATL(09/01)(09/07)
vs. PHI@ MIA
Cole HamelsHenderson Alvarez
R.A. Dickey TOR(09/02)(09/07)
Jeremy HellicksonJoe Kelly
Jimmy Nelson MIL(09/01)(09/06)
@ CHCvs. STL
Jacob TurnerLance Lynn
Jason Hammel OAK(09/01)(09/07)
vs. SEAvs. HOU
Chris YoungDallas Keuchel
Corey Kluber CLE(09/01)(09/06)
vs. DETvs. CHW
David PriceChris Sale
Tim Hudson SF(09/01)(09/07)
Franklin MoralesTBA
Hector Santiago LAA(09/02)(09/07)
Brad PeacockTommy Milone
Wade Miley ARI(09/02)(09/07)
Odrisamer DespaigneRoberto Hernandez
Zack Wheeler NYM(09/01)(09/07)
Henderson AlvarezMat Latos
Colby Lewis TEX(09/01)(09/06)
@ KCvs. SEA
Yordano VenturaChris Young
Phil Hughes MIN(09/01)(09/06)
@ BALvs. LAA
Kevin GausmanMatt Shoemaker
Lance Lynn STL(09/01)(09/06)
vs. PIT@ MIL
Gerrit ColeJimmy Nelson
Drew Smyly TB(09/01)(09/06)
vs. BOSvs. BAL
Rubby De La RosaKevin Gausman


source: CBS Sports



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SP Notes


Wei-Yin Chen and Kevin Gausman, who were optioned to the Gulf Coast League Orioles on Aug. 27 and 28, will become eligible to rejoin the Orioles’ rotation and are likely to do so on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, lining Chen up for a Friday start and Gausman for a two-start week (Monday and Saturday) during Week 22. The Orioles have hinted, though, that they’re also considering Ubaldo Jimenez for Monday.

Anthony Ranaudo is scheduled to start for the Boston Red Sox on Aug. 29, setting him up for a Wednesday start during Week 22.

The Tigers have been mixing and matching fill-in starters in place of Anibal Sanchez (pectoral), whose rotation spot arrives on Tuesday and Sunday of Week 22. Kyle Lobstein got the most recent assignment in that spot on Aug. 28 and was immediately returned to Triple-A Toledo afterward; he’s considered the leading candidate, however, to be summoned for Tuesday’s game.

Yordano Ventura (back), who was scratched from his Aug. 27 start, was expected to miss only the one turn in the Royals’ rotation. If he needs to miss another start, Liam Hendriks could fill in again.

The Los Angeles Angels, who designated Wade LeBlanc for assignment on Aug. 26, needed a fill-in starter for their Aug. 30 game, with Michael Roth, Randy Wolf, Chris Volstad and Drew Rucinski all candidates. The team was also reportedly seeking starting-pitching help on the trade market at publishing time. That spot in the rotation would next arrive on Friday of Week 22, although the team could use Monday’s off day to push it back as far as Saturday.

James Paxton, who was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Aug. 27, is eligible to rejoin the Mariners’ rotation and will do so on Tuesday.

Derek Holland (back) made his final rehabilitation start for Triple-A Round Rock on Aug. 28, and he is expected to rejoin the Texas Rangers’ rotation sometime during Week 22. He’d be on schedule to pitch Tuesday, which is Nick Tepesch’s turn, but more likely he’d replace Scott Baker, Miles Mikolas or Nick Martinez, their starters Wednesday through Friday.

The Reds recalled Dylan Axelrod to start on Aug. 28, but they can push his spot in the rotation back to Saturday due to Monday’s off day if they wish. It seems likely that they will, as they did so around each of their previous two off days.

Jorge De La Rosa (thumb) is expected to make his next start for the Rockies on Aug. 31, setting him up for a Friday start in Week 22.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) will rejoin the Dodgers’ rotation on Monday of Week 22, with Roberto Hernandez expected to take the other assignment. One will pitch on Monday and Sunday of Week 22; the other will pitch just once, on Saturday.

Matt Garza (oblique) could rejoin the Brewers’ rotation sometime during Week 22, pending a possible rehabilitation assignment.

Charlie Morton (hip) made a rehabilitation start for Double-A Altoona on Aug. 28, and it’s possible he could be ready to rejoin the Pirates’ rotation sometime during Week 22. He’d be lined up for either a Tuesday (Jeff Locke’s turn) or Wednesday (Edinson Volquez) start if so, but more likely he’d return in Week 23.

Michael Wacha (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a rehabilitation assignment with Double-A Springfield on Aug. 31, but he’s highly unlikely to be ready to rejoin the St. Louis Cardinals’ rotation after only the one start.

Source: :


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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, Wednesday): His track record against the New York Mets is outstanding, a point made frequently in this space this season. Koehler has five quality starts, a 2.47 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in his past seven games against them.

Jonathon Niese (@MIA, Tuesday): He’s 9-for-his-last-10 in quality starts with a 2.80 ERA against the Miami Marlins, and he’s a perfect 3-for-3 in quality starts with a 1.42 ERA and 1.16 WHIP at Miami’s Marlins Park.

Hector Santiago (@MIN, Sunday): Quietly, he has posted a 1.47 ERA and 1.07 WHIP and limited opposing hitters to .196/.271/.288 rates since the All-Star break. He’s also facing a Twins team that has mere .241/.294/.357 rates against left-handed pitchers during that time span.

Jorge De La Rosa (SD, Saturday): Don’t casually discard his Coors matchups; he’s 9-2 with a 3.19 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 13 starts there this season. De La Rosa is also 2-for-2 in quality starts with a 1.38 ERA against the Padres in 2014.

Trevor Cahill (@SD, Monday): He has quality starts in five of his past six appearances with a 3.96 ERA in those games, and he has a 1.71 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in four career starts at San Diego’s Petco Park.

Trevor Bauer (DET, Thursday): Home games (3.07 ERA, 1.31 WHIP) certainly suit him better than road (5.81 ERA, 1.52 WHIP) this season, and he’s 2-for-3 in quality starts against the Tigers this year as well.

Clay Buchholz (TOR, Friday): On a poor day for streaming, Buchholz’s recent string of success stands out. He has three quality starts in his past four games, his WHIP of 1.09 a more accurate representation of his performance than his 4.30 ERA during that span; that included a 65 Game Score outing against the Toronto Blue Jays on Aug. 25. Buchholz’s ground-ball rate during those four starts was 55 percent, which is much closer to where it needs to be in order for him to succeed.

source: Tristan H. Cockcroft | 



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Peach Mango Jerk Sauce for grilled wings



2 peaches
2 mangos
1 habanero pepper
1/4 cup lime juice and lime zest
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon white sugar
Salt and pepper
12 chicken wings
1 pound of shrimp tossed in 3 tablespoons of cumin


Remove the pit from the peaches and place in a blender.
Slice down the thin side of the mango on both sides and scoop out the mango from each half and place in the blender.
Slice the habanero pepper in half (you might want to use rubber gloves for this as the pepper can be incredibly hot), and remove the seeds and the white pith from the inside of the pepper. Slice the pepper in thin strips, then into a small dice and reserve to add to the blender as you taste for heat.
Add the lime juice, cumin and sugar to the blender.
Cover the blender and blend until smooth, then add a small pinch of the habanero pepper pieces and blend again.
Taste for salt and pepper and heat. Add more habanero for additional heat or more brown sugar if the sauce is too spicy.
Pour into a sauce pan and gently heat until it just reaches the simmer. Your wild wing sauce is done.
To grill your chicken you want to tuck the wing tip under the little drumette so that the wing will lie flat on the grill and you want to grill your chicken on medium heat turning frequently.
The chicken will take about 15 to 20 minutes to cook and you will notice that they go from “springy” to relaxed and it is when they are fully relaxed that they are done.
To be sure your chicken is fully cooked check the temperature and see that they are at 160 degrees. They will continue to rise in temperature a bit after you remove them from the heat to rest.
The last 8 minutes of cooking time on your chicken is when you want to simply toss the shrimp onto the grill. They will cook fast and when they are all orange they are done. This should take 5 to 8 minutes.









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