FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 24











Welcome as we go 2 for 2 for the 24th time this season. It’s Championship Week. IF you made it this far, you should probably go with the guys that got you here, but for your enjoyment, 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 Glazed Pork Chops.

Lets get to it.






FANFOOD 2 for 2 [week 1]



1. Jake Odorizzi

Week 24 Starts: Mon-NYY (Capuano), Sun-CWS (Noesi)


Notes from around the web:


from rotoworld:
Jake Odorizzi fell to 10-12 after relenting six runs over 4 1/3 innings as the Rays were bested by the Yankees on Wednesday. Odorizzi had shut out the opposition in each of his last two starts, but the Yankees were able to push across runs in four out of the five innings in which the right-hander appeared, erasing the Rays’ four-run first-inning lead. Odorizzi gave up five hits — including home runs to Brian McCann and Chris Young — while walking three and striking out two. He’ll take his 4.08 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 168/55 K/BB ratio into another start against the Yankees on Monday, but he’ll have home-field advantage this time
Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi lost after giving up six runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings on Wednesday against the Yankees.Odorizzi had blanked his opponent in consecutive starts (14 1/3 innings) prior to his forgettable outing Wednesday. Fatigue may be becoming an issue at this point in the season for the 24-year-old, who has tossed a career-high 159 innings. Expect better results in Odorizzi’s next slated start on Sept. 15, a rematch with the Yankees at Tropicana Field.
from cbssports:
Odorizzi gave up six runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two during the outing. Odorizzi was spotted a four-run lead before he got on the mound, but couldn’t hold on. The Yankees consistently put pressure on him, scoring at least a run in all but one inning against Odorizzi. Brian McCann proved to be a thorn in his side. McCann singled home two runs in the third inning, and would come around to score on a triple in the fifth. Odorizzi was replaced at that point, but was charged with his sixth run after departing. With the loss, Odorizzi dropped to 10-12. He’ll take on the Yankees in his next start.



2. Andrew Cashner

Week 24 Starts: Mon-PHI (Williams), Sat-SF (Petit)


Notes from around the web:


from rotoworld:
Andrew Cashner surrendered two earned runs in seven innings Tuesday in a 6-3 win against the Dodgers. Cashner mostly danced around nine hits, but he did make a big mistake in serving up Adrian Gonzalez’s two-homer in the sixth inning; before tonight, he’d never given up a homer to Los Angeles (46 innings). He struck out two and walked one. The win snapped his winless streak at 11 starts. Cashner kicks off a two-start week with an outing against the Phillies on Monday in Petco.
Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner won after yielding two runs on nine hits and a walk with two strikeouts in seven innings on Tuesday against the Dodgers.Cashner won for the first time since April 16 and is now 1-1 with a 2.52 ERA and a 16:4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in four starts since coming off the disabled list on Aug. 23. Cashner’s next start is not yet scheduled but will likely come on Sept. 15 against the Phillies at home.
from cbssports:
Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner earned a win Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on nine hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out two in his team’s 6-3 victory over the Dodgers. Cashner (3-7) plated the first two runs of the game with a double in the second inning, and his team tacked on three more before he surrendered a two-run blast in the sixth. He’s limited the opposition to two earned runs or less in five straight starts. Cashner owns a 2.40 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 75:26 K:BB ratio in 101 1/3 innings. He’s in line to face the Phillies Monday.




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2XSP week 24

  1. Max Scherzer (DET) — Mon-@MIN (TBD), Sun-@KC (Shields)
  2. Stephen Strasburg (WSH) — Mon-@ATL (Santana), Sat-@MIA (Cosart)
  3. Corey Kluber (CLE) — Tue-@HOU (McHugh), Sun-@MIN (May)
  4. Jacob deGrom (NYM) — Mon-MIA (Cosart), Sun-@ATL (Santana)
  5. Jeff Samardzija (OAK) — Tue-TEX (Tepesch), Sun-PHI (Burnett)
  6. Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) — Mon-@LAA (Shoemaker), Sat-@HOU (Keuchel)
  7. A.J. Burnett (PHI) — Tue-@SD (Kennedy), Sun-@OAK (Samardzija)
  8. James Shields (KC) — Mon-CWS (Danks), Sun-DET (Scherzer)
  9. Drew Hutchison (TOR) — Tue-@BAL (TBD), Sun-@NYY (Pineda)
  10. Matt Shoemaker (LAA) — Mon-SEA (Iwakuma), Sat-TEX (Lewis)



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ALL Two Start Pitchers week 24


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
Michael Pineda NYY(09/16)(09/21)
@ TBvs. TOR
Alex CobbDrew Hutchison
Christian Bergman COL(09/15)(09/20)
vs. LADvs. ARI
Roberto HernandezTrevor Cahill
Drew Hutchison TOR(09/16)(09/21)
TBAMichael Pineda
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA(09/16)(09/21)
Cory RasmusBrad Peacock
Roberto Hernandez LAD(09/15)(09/20)
Christian BergmanJacob Turner
Ryan Vogelsong SF(09/15)(09/21)
Wade MileyIan Kennedy
Jeff Samardzija OAK(09/16)(09/21)
vs. TEXvs. PHI
Nick TepeschA.J. Burnett
Vance Worley PIT(09/16)(09/21)
vs. BOSvs. MIL
Anthony RanaudoWily Peralta
Mark Buehrle TOR(09/15)(09/20)
Wei-Yin ChenChris Capuano
Jerome Williams PHI(09/15)(09/20)
Andrew CashnerJon Lester
Max Scherzer DET(09/15)(09/21)
TBAJames Shields
Nathan Eovaldi MIA(09/16)(09/21)
@ NYMvs. WAS
Bartolo ColonTanner Roark
Travis Wood CHC(09/15)(09/21)
vs. CINvs. LAD
Alfredo SimonDan Haren
Nick Tepesch TEX(09/16)(09/21)
Jeff SamardzijaCory Rasmus
Alfredo Simon CIN(09/15)(09/21)
Travis WoodJohn Lackey
Wily Peralta MIL(09/16)(09/21)
John LackeyVance Worley
Jacob deGrom NYM(09/15)(09/21)
vs. MIA@ ATL
Jarred CosartErvin Santana
Stephen Strasburg WAS(09/15)(09/20)
Ervin SantanaJarred Cosart
Jake Odorizzi TB(09/15)(09/21)
vs. NYYvs. CHW
Chris CapuanoHector Noesi
Tyler Matzek COL(09/16)(09/21)
vs. LADvs. ARI
Dan HarenWade Miley
Dan Haren LAD(09/16)(09/21)
Tyler MatzekTravis Wood
John Lackey STL(09/16)(09/21)
vs. MILvs. CIN
Wily PeraltaAlfredo Simon
A.J. Burnett PHI(09/16)(09/21)
Ian KennedyJeff Samardzija
Ian Kennedy SD(09/16)(09/21)
vs. PHIvs. SF
A.J. BurnettRyan Vogelsong
Cory Rasmus LAA(09/16)(09/21)
vs. SEAvs. TEX
Hisashi IwakumaNick Tepesch
James Shields KC(09/15)(09/21)
vs. CHWvs. DET
John DanksMax Scherzer
Brad Peacock HOU(09/15)(09/21)
vs. CLEvs. SEA
TBAHisashi Iwakuma
Roenis Elias SEA(09/15)(09/20)
Matt ShoemakerDallas Keuchel
Ervin Santana ATL(09/15)(09/21)
vs. WASvs. NYM
Stephen StrasburgJacob deGrom
Tanner Roark WAS(09/16)(09/21)
Aaron HarangNathan Eovaldi
Matt Shoemaker LAA(09/15)(09/20)
vs. SEAvs. TEX
Roenis EliasColby Lewis
Chris Capuano NYY(09/15)(09/20)
@ TBvs. TOR
Jake OdorizziMark Buehrle
Corey Kluber CLE(09/16)(09/21)
Collin McHughTrevor May
Jarred Cosart MIA(09/15)(09/20)
@ NYMvs. WAS
Jacob deGromStephen Strasburg
Wade Miley ARI(09/15)(09/21)
vs. SF@ COL
Ryan VogelsongTyler Matzek
Andrew Cashner SD(09/15)(09/20)
vs. PHIvs. SF
Jerome WilliamsYusmeiro Petit


source: CBS Sports



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SP Notes


The Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs are all currently utilizing six-man rotations with no hints of a change in Week 24.

The Baltimore Orioles will require a spot starter on Tuesday due to their Sept. 12 doubleheader, with Ubaldo Jimenez, T.J. McFarland, Joe Saunders, Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright all candidates for the assignment.

The Chicago White Sox gave Chris Bassitt a spot start on Sept. 10, and planned to give him another during Week 24 — his turn would arrive on Tuesday — after his effective outing. It seems likely the team will use a six-man rotation, though an off day on Thursday means the team could choose instead to skip someone.

Due to their Sept. 10 postponement and subsequent Sept. 11 doubleheader, the Cleveland Indians will require a sixth starter sometime between Sept. 11 and Monday of Week 24. The team could keep Corey Kluber on his regular turn and skip T.J. House’s next turn, but more likely it’ll follow the order projected above.

The Detroit Tigers kept Kyle Lobstein in regular rotation during Week 23, but his turn this week aligns perfectly with Thursday’s off day, which is one day before their critical three-game series at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium. It is unclear whether they’ll skip Lobstein’s turn, but if they do, Rick Porcello would start Sunday’s game and become a two-start pitcher.

It is unclear whether Danny Duffy (shoulder) will be ready to rejoin the Kansas City Royals’ rotation the next time his turn arrives on Tuesday. Liam Hendriks filled in for him on Sept. 11 and would presumably do so again if needed.

Tommy Milone (shoulder) was expected to rejoin the Minnesota Twins’ rotation on Sept. 13, setting him up for a Saturday start during Week 24. The team also required a sixth starter due to their Sept. 11 doubleheader, that pitcher likely slotted in Monday. Though it’ll likely be a one-and-done assignment, the team will probably stick with a six-man rotation at least for Week 24.

The New York Yankees say that Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) could rejoin their rotation during their weekend series versus the Toronto Blue Jays (Thursday-Sunday). It is unclear whether he’d replace one of their current starters, presumably Shane Greene or Chris Capuano, or whether the team would move to a six-man rotation.

Nathan Karns was scheduled to join the Tampa Bay Rays’ rotation beginning on Sept. 12, replacing Drew Smyly, who was shut down after reaching his innings limit. Karns would presumably pitch again when that turn next arrives on Wednesday.

David Holmberg was scheduled to join the Cincinnati Reds’ rotation on Sept. 13, replacing Dylan Axelrod, but it was unclear whether it’d be permanent or a one-time thing. The team could also use Thursday’s day off to skip his turn, in which case Johnny Cueto would pick up a second start during Week 24.

The Milwaukee Brewers demoted Jimmy Nelson from their rotation and will go with only five starters for Week 24.

Though Rafael Montero made a spot start for the New York Mets on Sept. 10, it was unclear whether he’d get another turn during Week 24. If the team sticks with a six-man rotation, his next turn would arrive on Tuesday, in which case everyone else would move back by a day, costing Jacob deGrom his second start.

The San Diego Padres have announced their rotation only through their Sept. 12-14 series at Arizona’s Chase Field, but that their order for that series excluded Joe Wieland suggests that Wieland will work in long relief and the team will stick with the five scheduled starters above for Week 24.


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Dreaming of Streaming


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


Yusmeiro Petit (@SD, Saturday): A fly-ball pitcher (40.8 percent rate since the beginning of 2013) at Petco Park (0.77 homers-per-nine ratio)? Yes please. Petit is the week’s — maybe the season’s — most obvious streaming choice, pitching quality starts in two of his past three starts, both of which were comparably good matchups.

Drew Hutchison (@BAL, Tuesday): He’s 2-for-2 in quality starts with a total of 13 shutout innings pitched at Baltimore’s Camden Yards this season, and current Baltimore Orioles combined are lifetime .175/.229/.275 hitters with a 25.2 percent strikeout rate against him. Incidentally, care to guess which Oriole (minimum 10 PAs) has the highest career OPS against Hutchison? Chris Davis (.782), now suspended for the remainder of the regular season.

Vance Worley (MIL, Sunday): He’s 5-for-6 in quality starts with a 2.75 ERA and 1.17 WHIP at PNC Park this season, and he’s going up against a Milwaukee Brewers team that has been below-average against right-handers the past three weeks (.301 team wOBA, beneath the .305 major league average).

Hector Santiago (TEX, Friday): He certainly seems to have the Texas Rangers’ number, with three wins, three quality starts, a 3.16 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in nine career games; current Rangers combined have lifetime .232/.297/.427 slash rates against him. He also has a 2.93 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in home games this season.

Dillon Gee (MIA, Wednesday): He’s 3-0 with three quality starts and a 2.30 ERA in five career games versus the Miami Marlins, and he’s 33-for-52 in quality starts with a 3.29 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 54 career games at Citi Field.

Jerome Williams (@SD, Monday): He’s 3-for-6 in quality starts with a 3.44 ERA for the Philadelphia Phillies, and now battles a San Diego Padres team that has batted just .223/.302/.288 in its past 10 games at Petco Park.

Kyle Kendrick (@SD, Thursday): On a bad day for streaming, look to Petco Park for a pitch-to-contact starter’s matchup opportunity. Kendrick tossed a quality start versus these Padres on June 12 (6 IP, 7 H, 1 ER), and he threw one in his most recent outing at Petco on June 25, 2013 (8 IP, 7 H, 2 ER).

source: Tristan H. Cockcroft |



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Peach Glazed Pork Chops



½ cup hickory flavored barbecue sauce
⅔ cup peach preserves
1½ tbsp corn syrup
1½ tsp prepared mustard
¼ tsp ground cloves
6 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4″ thick)
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper



Get your grill going nice and hot.
Combine the barbecue sauce, peach preserves, corn syrup, mustard, and cloves in a small bowl and mix. Set aside ¼ cup of the mixture.
Sprinkle pork chops with the salt and pepper.
Oil the grill grates with a paper towel soaked in oil.
Grill the pork chops on the grill over medium-high heat with grill covered. Grill about 4-5 minutes each side.
Baste both sides with the sauce and cook until meat is 150 degrees.
Remove and let me stand for 5 minutes.
Brush on remaining sauce just before serving.









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