FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 4











Welcome as we go 2 for 2 for the fourth 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 decided 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 Planked Scallops with smoked tomato & garlic.

Lets get to it.






FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 4



1. Julio Teheran

Week 4 Starts: Mon-MIA (Koehler), Sun-CIN (Cueto)


Notes from around the web:

from rotoworld:
Teheran has allowed two or fewer earned runs in each of his first four starts of the season, picking up where he left off in 2013. He’ll face the Marlins next.
Braves right-hander Julio Teheran tossed a three-hit shutout on Wednesday, walking none and striking out four in a dominant 1-0 victory over the Phillies. Teheran picked the perfect time to throw his first career shutout, as Braves closer Craig Kimbrel was likely still unavailable on Wednesday night because of the cold weather in Philadelphia. The young righty has fanned just 13 batters in 28 innings this season, but it’s still clear that Teheran is poised for a breakout.
from fake teams:
Teheran tossed a complete game three hit shut out, walking none and striking out four in the Braves 1-0 win. Teheran moved his record to 2-1 with a 1.93, 1.04 WHIP and a “disappointing” 13-6 strikeout to walk rate in 28 innings.
from cbs cports:
Braves pitcher Julio Teheran delivered a complete-game shutout in his team’s 1-0 win over the Phillies Wednesday, giving up just three hits in nine innings while striking out four and walking none. Teheran (2-1) gave up a one-out single in the ninth inning, and the runner stole second during a 3-0 count with two outs, but the Braves pitcher was able to induce a ground ball for the final out. He threw 75 strikes and 115 pitches in the gem. Teheran owns a 1.93 ERA and 13:6 K:BB ratio in 28 innings.



2. Hyun-Jin Ryu

Week 4 Starts: Tue-PHI (Hamels), Sun-COL (De La Rosa)


Notes from around the web:


from cbs sports:
Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was on top of his game yet again Thursday, picking up his third win of the season as the Dodgers defeated the Giants 2-1. Ryu allowed just four hits in seven scoreless innings of work, his fourth shutout outing in five trips to the mound. He allowed just four singles and a walk in the game, while racking up 12 groundball outs and three strikeouts. Ryu has just one blemish on his record this season, as all six of his earned runs allowed came in the course of a single start. He carries a 3-1 record and 1.93 ERA into his next start, scheduled for Tuesday against the Phillies.
The lefty only got better as Thursday’s game went along, retiring the final eight batters he faced. With the masterful outing, Ryu has now tossed 26 scoreless innings on the road this season, as the only runs he’s allowed in 2014 came in a home loss to the Giants on April 4
from rotoworld:
Hyun-Jin Ryu spun seven scoreless innings in Thursday’s 2-1 victory over the Giants. Ryu only struck out three, but he allowed just four hits — all singles — while walking one. The left-hander was rocked for eight runs — six earned — in his lone home start this season but has been untouchable (quite literally) on the road, tossing 26 scoreless frames. He’ll have two home starts next week against the Phillies and Rockies.
from espn:
Ryu was brilliant at San Francisco on Thursday, tossing seven shutout innings en route to his third win of the season. He scattered four hits, issued one walk and struck out three. Ryu, who retired the final eight batters he faced, allowed just four singles against a team that hammered him for eight runs on April 4. Other than the aforementioned dud against the Giants, Ryu has been awesome so far this year, and looks like he could post better numbers than 2013, when he had a 3.00 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 14 wins.

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2XSP week 4

  1. Jose Fernandez (MIA) — Tue-@ATL (Wood), Sun-@NYM (Gee)
  2. Yu Darvish (TEX) — Mon-@OAK (Straily), Sun-@SEA (Hernandez)
  3. Felix Hernandez (SEA) — Mon-HOU (Keuchel), Sun-TEX (Darvish)
  4. Chris Sale (CWS) — Tue-@DET (Verlander), Sun-TB (Odorizzi)
  5. Cliff Lee (PHI) — Mon-@LAD (Maholm), Sat-@ARI (Arroyo)
  6. Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) — Tue-@BOS (Lester), Sun-LAA (Richards)
  7. Adam Wainwright (StL) — Tue-@NYM (Gee), Sun-PIT (Volquez)
  8. Justin Verlander (DET) — Tue-CWS (Sale), Sun-@MIN (Pelfrey)
  9. Cole Hamels (PHI) — Tue-@LAD (Ryu), Sun-@ARI (McCarthy)
  10. Anibal Sanchez (DET) — Mon-CWS (Danks), Sat-@MIN (Hughes)



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ALL Two Start Pitchers week 4


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


Start #1Start #2
Jeremy Guthrie KC(04/21)(04/26)
Zach McAllisterWei-Yin Chen
Jorge De La Rosa COL(04/21)(04/27)
vs. SF@ LAD
Ryan VogelsongHyun-Jin Ryu
Justin Verlander DET(04/22)(04/27)
vs. CHW@ MIN
Chris SaleKyle Gibson
Johnny Cueto CIN(04/22)(04/27)
Edinson VolquezJulio Teheran
John Danks CHW(04/21)(04/26)
@ DETvs. TB
Anibal SanchezCesar Ramos
Ryan Vogelsong SF(04/21)(04/27)
@ COLvs. CLE
Jorge De La RosaDanny Salazar
Tommy Milone OAK(04/22)(04/27)
vs. TEX@ HOU
Tanner ScheppersScott Feldman
Miguel Gonzalez BAL(04/22)(04/27)
@ TORvs. KC
R.A. DickeyJames Shields
Danny Salazar CLE(04/22)(04/27)
vs. KC@ SF
James ShieldsRyan Vogelsong
Paul Maholm LAD(04/21)(04/26)
vs. PHIvs. COL
Cliff LeeJuan Nicasio
Felix Hernandez SEA(04/21)(04/27)
vs. HOUvs. TEX
Dallas KeuchelYu Darvish
Kyle Gibson MIN(04/22)(04/27)
@ TBvs. DET
Jake OdorizziJustin Verlander
Travis Wood CHC(04/22)(04/27)
vs. ARI@ MIL
Brandon McCarthyWily Peralta
Brandon McCarthy ARI(04/22)(04/27)
@ CHCvs. PHI
Travis WoodA.J. Burnett
Cliff Lee PHI(04/21)(04/26)
Paul MaholmBronson Arroyo
Scott Feldman HOU(04/22)(04/27)
@ SEAvs. OAK
Erasmo RamirezTommy Milone
Wily Peralta MIL(04/21)(04/27)
vs. SDvs. CHC
Andrew CashnerTravis Wood
Bronson Arroyo ARI(04/21)(04/26)
@ CHCvs. PHI
Jason HammelCliff Lee
Zach McAllister CLE(04/21)(04/26)
vs. KC@ SF
Jeremy GuthrieTim Lincecum
Wei-Yin Chen BAL(04/21)(04/26)
@ BOSvs. KC
Clay BuchholzJeremy Guthrie
Yu Darvish TEX(04/21)(04/27)
Dan StrailyFelix Hernandez
Jake Odorizzi TB(04/22)(04/27)
vs. MIN@ CHW
Kyle GibsonChris Sale
A.J. Burnett PHI(04/22)(04/27)
Hyun-Jin RyuBrandon McCarthy
Mike Leake CIN(04/21)(04/26)
Francisco LirianoDavid Hale
Ian Kennedy SD(04/22)(04/27)
Yovani GallardoTaylor Jordan
James Shields KC(04/22)(04/27)
Danny SalazarMiguel Gonzalez
Adam Wainwright STL(04/22)(04/27)
@ NYMvs. PIT
Dillon GeeEdinson Volquez
Dallas Keuchel HOU(04/21)(04/26)
@ SEAvs. OAK
Felix HernandezDan Straily
Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD(04/22)(04/27)
vs. PHIvs. COL
A.J. BurnettJorge De La Rosa
Anibal Sanchez DET(04/21)(04/26)
vs. CHW@ MIN
John DanksPhil Hughes
Tom Koehler MIA(04/21)(04/27)
Julio TeheranDillon Gee
Dan Straily OAK(04/21)(04/26)
vs. TEX@ HOU
Yu DarvishDallas Keuchel
Dillon Gee NYM(04/22)(04/27)
vs. STLvs. MIA
Adam WainwrightTom Koehler
Masahiro Tanaka NYY(04/22)(04/27)
@ BOSvs. LAA
Jon LesterGarrett Richards
Chris Sale CHW(04/22)(04/27)
@ DETvs. TB
Justin VerlanderJake Odorizzi
Tanner Roark WAS(04/21)(04/26)
vs. LAAvs. SD
Garrett RichardsAndrew Cashner
Taylor Jordan WAS(04/22)(04/27)
vs. LAAvs. SD
Tyler SkaggsIan Kennedy
Clay Buchholz BOS(04/21)(04/26)
vs. BAL@ TOR
Wei-Yin ChenBrandon Morrow
Julio Teheran ATL(04/21)(04/27)
vs. MIAvs. CIN
Tom KoehlerJohnny Cueto
Edinson Volquez PIT(04/22)(04/27)
vs. CIN@ STL
Johnny CuetoAdam Wainwright
Jon Lester BOS(04/22)(04/27)
vs. NYY@ TOR
Masahiro TanakaR.A. Dickey
R.A. Dickey TOR(04/22)(04/27)
vs. BALvs. BOS
Miguel GonzalezJon Lester
Jason Hammel CHC(04/21)(04/26)
vs. ARI@ MIL
Bronson ArroyoMarco Estrada
Francisco Liriano PIT(04/21)(04/26)
vs. CIN@ STL
Mike LeakeTBA
Jenrry Mejia NYM(04/21)(04/26)
vs. STLvs. MIA
TBAKevin Slowey
Garrett Richards LAA(04/21)(04/27)
Tanner RoarkMasahiro Tanaka
Andrew Cashner SD(04/21)(04/26)
Wily PeraltaTanner Roark


source: CBS Sports



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SP Notes:


An April 15 rainout cast doubt on Bud Norris’ next start for the Baltimore Orioles; the team had the option of pushing him back to as late as Tuesday. All indications, however, are that the team will go with the above rotation for Week 4.

Brad Peacock was expected to join the Houston Astros’ rotation in place of Lucas Harrell beginning April 20, lining him up for a Week 4 start Friday.

Bruce Chen was scratched from his April 17 start because of a tight left glute muscle, and he was tentatively set to rejoin the Kansas City Royals’ rotation April 19. That would line him up for a Thursday start in Week 4.

The April 15 rainout put the New York Yankees’ entire Week 4 rotation in question, as what’s projected above would have all five of their starters working on six days’ rest (except for Masahiro Tanaka on Sunday, that is). Vidal Nuno was tentatively set to make a spot start April 20, rather than Tanaka working that day on three days’ rest, but the team could shuffle things before Monday.

With Blake Beavan joining James Paxton and Taijuan Walker on the disabled list, the Seattle Mariners have two options this week: Selecting a fill-in — if it’s not Paxton or Walker — for Saturday’s game, or skipping the open spot and granting Erasmo Ramirez a second start in Week 4.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have given no indication of how long Mike Bolsinger will remain in their rotation, but he’s lined up for a Thursday start.

Until it becomes clear on what date Mike Minor will return to the Atlanta Braves’ rotation — and there might not be clarity on that before his April 18 rehabilitation start — it’s difficult to pencil him into what’s projected above. A good guess would be him slotting in Wednesday or Friday, with Aaron Harang and/or Ervin Santana moving back by a day, with David Hale losing his Saturday start.

The Miami Marlins will presumably skip Brad Hand’s turn in the rotation thanks to Thursday’s off day, resulting in the order listed above. If they don’t, then Jose Fernandez would lose his second start in Week 4.

The Philadelphia Phillies have not yet announced the return date of Cole Hamels, but he’ll pitch either Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s game. Tuesday would keep him on four days’ rest, but the team could opt to hold him back for Wednesday in order to split up their left-handers, in which case Hamels would pitch just once in Week 4, while A.J. Burnett would pick up a second start.

The St. Louis Cardinals have not yet indicated who will fill in for Joe Kelly, whose rotation spot next arrives Monday, but Tyler Lyons, currently pitching for Triple-A Memphis, is on regular rest for that day.

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Streamer’s Delight


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


Alfredo Simon (@PIT, Wednesday): Pittsburgh’s PNC Park is a pitching-friendly venue, and due to a lack of left-handed punch (besides Pedro Alvarez), the Pittsburgh Pirates have a wOBA against righties (.297) 74 points lower than against lefties (.371).

Wily Peralta (SD, Monday): Both of his matchups this week are outstanding, but Peralta’s strength is his slider (.170 career BAA, 35.9 K%), and the San Diego Padres have batted just .167 with 41 K’s (fourth-most) against sliders in 2014.

Corey Kluber (KC, Thursday): The Kansas City Royals are off to a slow offensive start, and Kluber was 2-0 with a 3.28 ERA and 1.14 WHIP against them in four games in 2013.

Robbie Ross (@SEA, Saturday): He already tossed 7 2/3 shutout frames against the Seattle Mariners on April 15, and this rematch takes place in the considerably more pitching-friendly Safeco Field.

Jake Odorizzi (MIN, Tuesday): He has added a changeup/splitter to his arsenal this season, and since the 2013 All-Star break, the Minnesota Twins have struck out the second-most often against changeups (101 K’s, 27.4 K%).

Josh Beckett (COL, Friday): Predictably, the Colorado Rockies have a wOBA more than 100 points lower on the road (.289) than at Coors Field (.416); that’s a trend evident for years. Beckett’s velocity has been comparable or better in 2014 than 2012-13, and he’s coming off an encouraging second outing.

Tommy Milone (@HOU, Sunday): Though right-handers have enjoyed greater success than left-handers against the Houston Astros thus far, it’s a fantastic matchup for either; the Astros rank dead last in wOBA (.265) and strikeout percentage (26.0).


source: Tristan H. Cockcroft | :



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Planked Scallops with smoked tomato & garlic


Montana Grills have a variety of planks. Try some out, you’ll love the variety of pairing different wood planks with different foods.

This recipe would make a terrific appetizer using one large scallop or 3-4 for a main.




6 fresh scallops (u10 or larger)

2 pints cherry tomatoes cut in half

12 cloves garlic

1 cup olive oil

2-3 sprigs thyme

1 large sweet onion

chives finely chopped

sea salt & pepper to taste



Prepare your charcoal grill for indirect cooking. Medium high heat.

Place the tomatoes, garlic, thyme, and olive oil in a disposable half pan. Add 2 handfuls apple wood chips to the charcoal. Place pan on indirect side of grill. BBQ until the tomatoes have taken on the smoke and have begun to break down. Cut onion in half and place on indirect side of grill. Every 10 minutes open the lid and stir the tomatoes. Remove onions and pan from grill & set aside. Total time Approx. 30 minutes.

Place a scallop on the centre of each plank. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the tomato olive oil and two gloves of the smoked garlic on top of each scallop. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. BBQ direct until the scallop is just turning opaque. Approx 15-20 minutes.

Serve the scallops with the smoked tomatoes & garlic. Add a piece of the smoked onion. Sprinkle on chives and tomato oil. Enjoy.













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