FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 7











Welcome as we go 2 for 2 for the seventh 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 Worcestershire Pub Mustard.

Lets get to it.






FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 7



1. Hiroki Kuroda

Week 7 Starts: Mon-NYM (Colon), Sat-PIT (TBD)


Notes from around the web:


from rotoworld:
Hiroki Kuroda struck out eight and allowed only one unearned run over 7 2/3 innings of work in a Tuesday no-decision win in Los Angeles against the Angels.The Japanese right-hander held the Halos, who punched the scoreboard for two more unearned scores against Kuroda, to five hits and zero walks. It was easily Kuroda’s best start of the year, a season which has had a surprising amount of misadventure for the long-time frontline starter. He entered this game with a 5.14 ERA but slashed it to 4.43. Kuroda looks to carry the momentum as he squares off across Bartolo Colon in a Subway showdown on Monday.
Kuroda had not pitched past the seventh inning or allowed fewer than two earned runs in any start this year, as he held a 5.14 ERA coming into this contest. However, the veteran starter looked good against Anaheim, and could be turning things around considering he owned a career 3.40 ERA in six seasons heading into 2014. As a result, Kuroda is a good buy-low candidate in most fantasy formats.
from cbssports:
Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda was near the top of his game Tuesday against the Angels, as he put together his best start of the season in a no-decision. Kuroda allowed three runs in 7 2/3 innings, however only one was charged to him, a season-low. He scattered five hits and walked none, while striking out a season-high eight batters and throwing 72 of 108 pitches for strikes. Kuroda left the game tied 3-3, and was unable to end what is now a four-start winless streak. He is 2-3 with a 4.43 ERA on the season, heading into his next start, scheduled for Monday against the Mets.



2. Dan Haren

Week 7 Starts:  Mon-MIA (Koehler), Sun-@ARI (Arroyo)



Notes from around the web:


from rotoworld:
Dan Haren admitted that he pitched through back stiffness during Wednesday’s start versus the Nationals. Haren struggled early on in the outing before ultimately settling in. It doesn’t appear at this point that he’s in danger of missing his next start, but the Dodgers should provide an update on the right-hander’s status over the weekend
Dodgers righty Dan Haren lost after allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts in six innings vs. the Nationals on Wednesday. Haren was stopped short in his bid for the first 5-0 start of his career, and it happened against the Nationals squad that he went 10-14 for in 2013. Now 4-1 with a 2.68 ERA on the young season, Haren should be started in all formats for a home matchup vs. the Marlins on May 12.
from cbssports:
Haren did not participate in pitchers’ fielding drills Friday because of back stiffness. However, manager Don Mattingly told he’ll be “fine” for his next start on Monday against Miami. He is 4-1 with a 2.68 ERA in seven starts. Dodgers starting pitcher Dan Haren pitched well Wednesday, but got little help and had to settle for his first loss of the season against the Nationals. Haren twirled his sixth quality start in seven trips to the mound, but couldn’t make an early lead stand up. Despite going up 2-0 in the first half of the first inning, he took the loss in a 3-2 final, allowing three runs in six innings of work. He allowed seven hits and a pair of walks, while striking out a season-low two batters.


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2XSP week 7


  1. Cliff Lee (PHI) — Tue-LAA (Santiago), Sun-CIN (Leake)
  2. Felix Hernandez (SEA) — Mon-TB (Ramos), Sun-@MIN (Nolasco)
  3. David Price (TB) — Tue-@SEA (Iwakuma), Sun-@LAA (Santiago)
  4. Adam Wainwright (StL) — Tue-CHC (Arrieta), Sun-ATL (Floyd)
  5. James Shields (KC) — Tue-COL (De La Rosa), Sun-BAL (Jimenez)
  6. Marco Estrada (MIL) — Tue-PIT (Cole), Sun-@CHC (Arrieta)
  7. Jordan Zimmermann (WSH) — Mon-@ARI (Collmenter), Sun-NYM (Wheeler)
  8. C.J. Wilson (LAA) — Mon-@TOR (Buehrle), Sat-TB (Ramos)
  9. Gerrit Cole (PIT) — Tue-@MIL (Estrada), Sun-@NYY (Nuno)
  10. Jesse Chavez (OAK) — Mon-CWS (Danks), Sun-@CLE (Salazar)



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ALL Two Start Pitchers week 7


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


PlayerStart #1Start #2
Tyler Lyons STL(05/12)(05/17)
vs. CHCvs. ATL
Travis WoodAlex Wood
Jordan Zimmermann WAS(05/12)(05/18)
@ ARIvs. NYM
Josh CollmenterZack Wheeler
Josh Collmenter ARI(05/12)(05/17)
vs. WASvs. LAD
Jordan ZimmermannClayton Kershaw
Rick Porcello DET(05/12)(05/17)
Bud NorrisJohn Lackey
Ryan Vogelsong SF(05/13)(05/18)
vs. ATLvs. MIA
Mike MinorJacob Turner
John Danks CHW(05/12)(05/18)
Jesse ChavezJarred Cosart
Mark Buehrle TOR(05/12)(05/17)
vs. LAA@ TEX
C.J. WilsonRobbie Ross
C.J. Wilson LAA(05/12)(05/17)
@ TORvs. TB
Mark BuehrleCesar Ramos
Danny Salazar CLE(05/13)(05/18)
@ TORvs. OAK
R.A. DickeyJesse Chavez
Jacob Turner MIA(05/13)(05/18)
Josh BeckettRyan Vogelsong
Aaron Harang ATL(05/12)(05/18)
Tim LincecumAdam Wainwright
Felix Hernandez SEA(05/12)(05/18)
vs. TB@ MIN
Cesar RamosRicky Nolasco
Travis Wood CHC(05/12)(05/17)
@ STLvs. MIL
Tyler LyonsMatt Garza
Gerrit Cole PIT(05/13)(05/18)
Marco EstradaVidal Nuno
Felix Doubront BOS(05/13)(05/18)
@ MINvs. DET
Ricky NolascoDrew Smyly
Hiroki Kuroda NYY(05/12)(05/17)
vs. NYMvs. PIT
Bartolo ColonTBA
Tim Lincecum SF(05/12)(05/17)
vs. ATLvs. MIA
Aaron HarangTom Koehler
Jesse Chavez OAK(05/12)(05/18)
vs. CHW@ CLE
John DanksDanny Salazar
Bronson Arroyo ARI(05/13)(05/18)
vs. WASvs. LAD
Stephen StrasburgDan Haren
Cesar Ramos TB(05/12)(05/17)
Felix HernandezC.J. Wilson
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL(05/13)(05/18)
vs. DET@ KC
Drew SmylyJames Shields
Vidal Nuno NYY(05/13)(05/18)
vs. NYMvs. PIT
Zack WheelerGerrit Cole
Dan Haren LAD(05/12)(05/18)
vs. MIA@ ARI
Tom KoehlerBronson Arroyo
Mike Leake CIN(05/13)(05/18)
vs. SD@ PHI
Andrew CashnerCole Hamels
David Price TB(05/13)(05/18)
Hisashi IwakumaHector Santiago
James Shields KC(05/13)(05/18)
vs. COLvs. BAL
Jorge De La RosaUbaldo Jimenez
Adam Wainwright STL(05/13)(05/18)
vs. CHCvs. ATL
Jake ArrietaAaron Harang
Jake Arrieta CHC(05/13)(05/18)
@ STLvs. MIL
Adam WainwrightMarco Estrada
Tom Koehler MIA(05/12)(05/17)
Dan HarenTim Lincecum
Bud Norris BAL(05/12)(05/17)
vs. DET@ KC
Rick PorcelloJeremy Guthrie
Ricky Nolasco MIN(05/13)(05/18)
vs. BOSvs. SEA
Felix DoubrontFelix Hernandez
Marco Estrada MIL(05/13)(05/18)
vs. PIT@ CHC
Gerrit ColeJake Arrieta
R.A. Dickey TOR(05/13)(05/18)
vs. CLE@ TEX
Danny SalazarColby Lewis
Hector Santiago LAA(05/13)(05/18)
@ PHIvs. TB
Cliff LeeDavid Price
Bartolo Colon NYM(05/12)(05/17)
Hiroki KurodaGio Gonzalez
Zack Wheeler NYM(05/13)(05/18)
Vidal NunoJordan Zimmermann
Andrew Cashner SD(05/13)(05/18)
Mike LeakeJuan Nicasio
Colby Lewis TEX(05/12)(05/18)
@ HOUvs. TOR
Brett OberholtzerR.A. Dickey
Drew Smyly DET(05/13)(05/18)
Ubaldo JimenezFelix Doubront


source: CBS Sports



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SP Notes:


There remains no timetable on Chris Sale‘s (elbow) return to the Chicago White Sox’s rotation, so Hector Noesi appears likely to make another spot start May 11, and therefore again Saturday.

Anibal Sanchez (blister) was scheduled to throw a bullpen session May 9, and it’s unclear whether he’d return to the Detroit Tigers’ rotation this week or make a rehabilitation start first before being activated. Robbie Ray‘s Week 7 status hinges entirely upon Sanchez’s prognosis.

Scott Feldman (biceps) was scheduled to rejoin the Houston Astros’ rotation May 9, though the team provided no indication how its rotation would shape up beyond that date. The team could go with a six-man rotation or bump someone, presumably Brad Peacock or Brett Oberholtzer, but what’s projected above has Peacock (their May 7 starter) removed and everyone else pitching on turn.

Chase Anderson was expected to make a spot start for the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 11, though with a day off Thursday, it’s unclear whether he’d be needed during fantasy’s Week 7. The above assumes he’s skipped this time through the rotation.

Ervin Santana (thumb) was scheduled to rejoin the Atlanta Braves’ rotation May 10, putting their starting five in question entering Week 7. Manager Fredi Gonzalez has said that he’ll use a five-man rotation that includes Gavin Floyd, but he hasn’t divulged who will be removed or when it will happen. The rotation above assumes that Alex Wood — widely considered the most likely candidate to move to the bullpen — is skipped May 11, setting up Gavin Floyd for a two-start week.

The Cincinnati Reds will need a fifth starter for Saturday’s game, and while it’s unclear whether he’d be ready, Tony Cingrani (shoulder) would be eligible to pitch.

The Colorado Rockies, who have both Monday and Thursday off, have the luxury of skipping Franklin Morales in their rotation this week if they wish.

Dan Haren reported back stiffness during his May 7 start, though the Los Angeles Dodgers have given no indication that his Monday start is in jeopardy.

The Philadelphia Phillies have skipped Roberto Hernandez in their rotation recently when off days allowed, and this week they have both Monday and Thursday off.

It’s unclear when Wandy Rodriguez (knee) will rejoin the Pittsburgh Pirates’ rotation, but they have been using off days to skip their fifth starter when possible. They’ll next need a pitcher for that spot Saturday.

Joe Kelly (hamstring) has been slow to heal, leaving Tyler Lyons the most-likely candidate to make Monday’s and Saturday’s starts for the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s possible, however, that Jaime Garcia (shoulder) will be ready to pitch by Saturday; he’s scheduled for a rehab start either May 11 or 12.

Matt Cain (finger) was cleared to rejoin the San Francisco Giants’ rotation May 10, setting him up for a Week 7 start Thursday.

Source: :


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Dreaming 0f Streaming


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



Mike Leake (SD, Tuesday): He has a respectable 3.87 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 17 starts at Great American Ball Park since the beginning of last season, and the San Diego Padres have by far the majors’ worst runs-per-game average on the road (2.4).

Ricky Nolasco (SEA, Sunday): It’s a home game and he has back-to-back quality starts; the Seattle Mariners also have a 22.3 percent K rate in their past six series.

Tanner Roark (NYM, Friday): He’s a perfect 2-for-2 in quality starts against the New York Mets, and he has a sparkling 0.26 ERA in his career at home.

Tyler Lyons (CHC, Monday): This will be his first career start versus the Chicago Cubs, but it’s at home, and he’s a slider-reliant pitcher facing a team that has a mere .195 batting average against the pitch since the beginning of 2013.

Jordan Lyles (SD, Saturday): He has four consecutive quality starts — two of them at Coors Field — and, again, the Padres have struggled mightily on the road.

Tyler Skaggs (TB, Thursday): On a weak day for streaming, lean on a young pitcher’s home start against a team that has a road wOBA (.296) 43 points lower than at home (.339); those being the statistics of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Paul Maholm (MIA, Wednesday): Would you believe that the hot-starting-at-home Miami Marlins have scored more than three runs in a game on the road only three times in 13 contests? Their road runs-per-game average: 2.7.

source: Tristan H. Cockcroft | 



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