FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 9











Welcome as we go 2 for 2 for the ninth 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 Grilled Chicken with Sriracha Ginger Lime Marinade.

Lets get to it.






FANFOOD 2 for 2 week 9



1. Yordano Ventura

Week 9 Starts: Mon-HOU (McHugh), Sat-@TOR (Hutchison)


Notes from around the web:


from rotoworld:
Yordano Ventura allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings in Tuesday’s loss to the White Sox. It was an uncharacteristic outing for the young right-hander, as he only struck out three in his six innings of work. Home run issues continue to plague him — Tyler Flowers connected for a solo shot in the fifth, Ventura’s fifth home run allowed in his last four starts — and his four runs allowed were the most in a start since April 20. Ventura is still looking for his first win since April 25, and he’ll continue searching Monday against the Astros.
Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura lost after allowing four runs on seven hits — including a home run — and no walks with three strikeouts in six innings vs. the White Sox on Tuesday. Ventura allowed a single run in the first inning, then held it together until the fifth frame when the White Sox scored three more. Ventura may not have walked any batters, but his three wild pitches contributed heavily to the damage done. The 22-year-old fell to 2-4 on the year, but his 2.80 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 56 strikeouts in 54 2/3 innings suggest that he is deserving of a much better record. Ventura will go for his third win in his next start, scheduled for May 26 at home vs. the Astros.
from CBSsports:
Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura took the loss Tuesday after giving up four earned runs on seven hits in six innings and striking out three in his team’s 7-6 loss to the White Sox. Ventura (2-4) has now suffered three straight losses, though Tuesday’s start was the first time he surrendered more than three runs since April 20. He also uncorked three wild pitches in the game. Ventura owns a 2.80 ERA and 56:16 K:BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings. He’s scheduled to face the Astros Monday.





2. Hyun-Jin Ryu

Week 9 Starts: Mon-CIN (Cueto), Sat-PIT (Cumpton)


Notes from around the web:


Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu won after allowing two runs on nine hits and one walk with nine strikeouts in six innings vs. the Mets on Wednesday. Ryu, who was making his first start since April 27 after landing on the 15-day DL with left shoulder inflammation, looked like his old self in the efficient 89-pitch effort. In fact, the nine strikeouts he notched on Wednesday set a new season best. Fantasy owners can breathe a big sigh of relief and make sure Ryu is active for a tough home matchup vs. Johnny Cueto and the Reds on May 26.
Hyun-Jin Ryu was effective in his return from the disabled list, allowing two runs over six innings to pick up his fourth win as the Dodgers defeated the Mets 4-3 on Wednesday. Ryu allowed a handful of singles, but worked around trouble for the most part. His only mistake was a sixth-inning, two-run home run to Eric Campbell. Overall, Ryu allowed nine hits, walked one, and struck out a season-high nine. The lefty owns a 3.00 ERA with a 40/12 K/BB ratio in 45 innings. Ryu will attempt to pick up his fifth win in his next start against the Reds at home.
from cbssports:
Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu hardly looked like he missed a beat Wednesday against the Mets, in his return from the disabled list. Ryu pitched six quality innings in the outing, and really only made one mistake in allowing a two-run home run in the sixth inning. He surrendered just two earned runs on nine hits and a walk, and added a season-high nine strikes on just 89 pitches. Ryu has tossed a six innings or more in five of eight starts this season, and is now 4-2 with a 3.00 ERA. With his shoulder injury behind him, Ryu is set to make his next start Monday against the Reds.




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2XSP week 9

  1. Yu Darvish (TEX) — Tue-@MIN (Hughes), Sun-@WSH (Roark)
  2. Max Scherzer (DET) — Mon-@OAK (Milone), Sat-@SEA (Young)
  3. Michael Wacha (STL) — Mon-NYY (Whitley), Sat-SF (Cain)
  4. Johnny Cueto (CIN) — Mon-@LAD (Ryu), Sat-@ARI (McCarthy)
  5. Sonny Gray (OAK) — Tue-DET (Smyly), Sun-LAA (Weaver)
  6. Cole Hamels (PHI) — Tue-COL (De La Rosa), Sun-NYM (Niese)
  7. Zack Greinke (LAD) — Tue-CIN (Simon), Sun-PIT (Volquez)
  8. Drew Smyly (DET) — Tue-@OAK (Gray), Sun-@SEA (Elias)
  9. Jeff Samardzija (CHC) — Mon-@SF (Cain), Sun-@MIL (Lohse)
  10. Tyson Ross (SD) — Mon-@ARI (McCarthy), Sun-@CWS (Quintana)



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ALL Two Start Pitchers week 9


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
Jeremy Guthrie KC(05/27)(06/01)
vs. HOU@ TOR
Jarred CosartMark Buehrle
Johnny Cueto CIN(05/26)(05/31)
Hyun-Jin RyuBrandon McCarthy
Drew Hutchison TOR(05/26)(05/31)
vs. TBvs. KC
Erik BedardYordano Ventura
Collin McHugh HOU(05/26)(05/31)
@ KCvs. BAL
Yordano VenturaChris Tillman
Jered Weaver LAA(05/27)(06/01)
Roenis EliasSonny Gray
Tommy Milone OAK(05/26)(05/31)
vs. DETvs. LAA
Drew SmylyTyler Skaggs
Yordano Ventura KC(05/26)(05/31)
vs. HOU@ TOR
Collin McHughDrew Hutchison
Jeff Samardzija CHC(05/26)(06/01)
Matt CainKyle Lohse
Erik Bedard TB(05/26)(06/01)
Drew HutchisonJon Lester
Mark Buehrle TOR(05/27)(06/01)
vs. TBvs. KC
Alex CobbJeremy Guthrie
Eric Stults SD(05/27)(06/01)
Wade MileyJose Quintana
Tyson Ross SD(05/26)(05/31)
Brandon McCarthyAndre Rienzo
Max Scherzer DET(05/27)(06/01)
Sonny GrayRoenis Elias
Kyle Kendrick PHI(05/26)(05/31)
vs. COLvs. NYM
Jhoulys ChacinJacob deGrom
Nathan Eovaldi MIA(05/26)(06/01)
@ WASvs. ATL
Tanner RoarkAaron Harang
Aaron Harang ATL(05/27)(06/01)
vs. BOS@ MIA
Jon LesterNathan Eovaldi
Chris Tillman BAL(05/26)(05/31)
Kyle LohseCollin McHugh
Nick Tepesch TEX(05/26)(05/31)
Kevin CorreiaDoug Fister
Brandon McCarthy ARI(05/26)(05/31)
vs. SDvs. CIN
Tyson RossJohnny Cueto
Alfredo Simon CIN(05/27)(06/01)
Zack GreinkeWade Miley
Tyler Skaggs LAA(05/26)(05/31)
Chris YoungTommy Milone
Jonathon Niese NYM(05/27)(06/01)
vs. PIT@ PHI
Edinson VolquezCole Hamels
Chase Whitley NYY(05/26)(06/01)
@ STLvs. MIN
Michael WachaPhil Hughes
Sonny Gray OAK(05/27)(06/01)
vs. DETvs. LAA
Max ScherzerJered Weaver
Jacob deGrom NYM(05/26)(05/31)
vs. PIT@ PHI
TBAKyle Kendrick
Wei-Yin Chen BAL(05/27)(06/01)
Matt GarzaJarred Cosart
Jhoulys Chacin COL(05/26)(06/01)
Kyle KendrickTBA
Matt Cain SF(05/26)(05/31)
vs. CHC@ STL
Jeff SamardzijaMichael Wacha
Yu Darvish TEX(05/27)(06/01)
Phil HughesTanner Roark
Cole Hamels PHI(05/27)(06/01)
vs. COLvs. NYM
Jorge De La RosaJonathon Niese
Chris Young SEA(05/26)(05/31)
vs. LAAvs. DET
Tyler SkaggsDrew Smyly
Zack Greinke LAD(05/27)(06/01)
vs. CINvs. PIT
Alfredo SimonEdinson Volquez
Roenis Elias SEA(05/27)(06/01)
vs. LAAvs. DET
Jered WeaverMax Scherzer
Michael Wacha STL(05/26)(05/31)
vs. NYYvs. SF
Chase WhitleyMatt Cain
Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD(05/26)(05/31)
vs. CINvs. PIT
Johnny CuetoTBA
Jose Quintana CHW(05/26)(06/01)
vs. CLEvs. SD
TBAEric Stults
Kyle Lohse MIL(05/26)(06/01)
vs. BALvs. CHC
Chris TillmanJeff Samardzija
Ervin Santana ATL(05/26)(05/31)
vs. BOS@ MIA
Clay BuchholzRandy Wolf
Tanner Roark WAS(05/26)(06/01)
vs. MIAvs. TEX
Nathan EovaldiYu Darvish
Clay Buchholz BOS(05/26)(05/31)
@ ATLvs. TB
Ervin SantanaJake Odorizzi
Edinson Volquez PIT(05/27)(06/01)
Jonathon NieseZack Greinke
Kevin Correia MIN(05/26)(05/31)
vs. TEX@ NYY
Nick TepeschMasahiro Tanaka
Jon Lester BOS(05/27)(06/01)
@ ATLvs. TB
Aaron HarangErik Bedard
Tim Hudson SF(05/27)(06/01)
vs. CHC@ STL
Jake ArrietaLance Lynn
Jarred Cosart HOU(05/27)(06/01)
@ KCvs. BAL
Jeremy GuthrieWei-Yin Chen
Wade Miley ARI(05/27)(06/01)
vs. SDvs. CIN
Eric StultsAlfredo Simon
Phil Hughes MIN(05/27)(06/01)
vs. TEX@ NYY
Yu DarvishChase Whitley
Lance Lynn STL(05/27)(06/01)
vs. NYYvs. SF
David PhelpsTim Hudson
Drew Smyly DET(05/26)(05/31)
Tommy MiloneChris Young


source: CBS Sports



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SP Notes:


The Baltimore Orioles could push Chris Tillman‘s scheduled Monday start back after he reported a groin issue following his May 21 start.

The Boston Red Sox, who placed Felix Doubront (shoulder) on the DL on May 21, were expected to choose between Allen Webster or Brandon Workman for a May 25 start, with the one picked likely to pitch on Friday of Week 9.

The Cleveland Indians hadn’t officially announced their rotation beyond May 25, but the order above slots Josh Tomlin, who worked in relief on May 21, on Monday while keeping their other four starters in regular rotation.

Joe Saunders (ankle) could be ready to rejoin the Texas Rangers’ rotation this week, or the team could have him make another rehabilitation assignment. He’d presumably replace Scott Baker on Wednesday, if Baker struggles in his May 23 start.

Randy Wolf was expected to join the Miami Marlins’ rotation on May 25, and it’s presumed he’ll then pitch again on Saturday of Week 9.

Yovani Gallardo (ankle) was scheduled to throw a bullpen session on May 23 to determine whether he’d be ready to start on May 25. If he’s cleared, then he’d start again on Saturday of Week 9.

Dillon Gee (lat) was scheduled to throw off a mound on May 23 and could make a rehabilitation start shortly thereafter. It’s possible that he’ll be ready to rejoin the New York Mets’ rotation by the weekend of Week 9.

With Wandy Rodriguez designated for assignment on May 22, the Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to recall Brandon Cumpton to assume his rotation spot beginning Monday. Jeff Locke has an outside chance at the assignment, however.

The San Diego Padres placed Robbie Erlin (elbow) on the DL on May 22, giving Tim Stauffer a spot start on May 23. It’s unclear whether Stauffer would assume that rotation spot on a permanent basis, but he’s the leading candidate to pitch again Wednesday.

Matt Cain (hamstring) hopes to make his next scheduled start for the San Francisco Giants, on Monday of Week 9.

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Dreaming of Streaming


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


Drew Hutchison (KC, Saturday): His slider is his out pitch, and he’ll battle a Kansas City Royals team that produces the majors’ highest rate of soft contact (50 percent of their at-bats) and fourth-highest rate of ground balls (52 percent) against sliders.

Brandon McCarthy (SD, Monday): He’s 4-for-5 in quality starts with 33 K’s compared to four walks since April 27, including a seven-shutout-inning performance against these very San Diego Padres, the worst-hitting team in the league.

Jaime Garcia (SF, Thursday): He has a 2.72 ERA and 3.16:1 K-to-walk ratio in his career at Busch Stadium, he’s cutter-reliant and he’ll face a San Francisco Giants team with the majors’ worst wOBA against cutters since the beginning of 2013 (.239).

Danny Duffy (HOU, Wednesday): His Game Scores in his three outings so far in 2014 have gone 52, 65, 75, and now he battles a Houston Astros team with the third-worst road runs per game average (3.2) and second-worst road wOBA (.281).

Bronson Arroyo (CIN, Friday): In the month of May, he’s 3-for-4 in quality starts with a 1.78 ERA and 23 K’s compared to four walks, and now he’s facing his former team, the Cincinnati Reds, the majors’ lowest-scoring team in May through May 22.

Tanner Roark (TEX, Sunday): He has a 0.78 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 11 career games (five starts) at Nationals Park, and he’s working against a Texas Rangers team that has .258/.306/.381 triple-slash rates in its past five series (May 9-22).

Wade Miley (SD, Tuesday): He’s riding an active streak of four consecutive quality starts versus the San Diego Padres, and he’s 3-for-4 in quality starts with a 4.05 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in the month of May.

source: Tristan H. Cockcroft | :



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Grilled Chicken with Sriracha Ginger Lime Marinade


Grilled Chicken with Sriracha Ginger Lime Marinade


2lb or more of chicken pieces, leg, thighs, wings, breast whatever you prefer.
for the marinade:

1/4 cup olive oilGrilled Chicken with Sriracha Ginger Lime Marinade
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 tsp Sriracha sauce
Juice of one lime
1 tsp sesame oil

Whisk everything together in a bowl and pour over our chicken to marinade in a plastic bag…
After two hours in the marinade, place on the grill with indirect heat, skin side up.
Note: cook your larger pieces of chicken on indirect heat so that it can mimic how they get cooked in the oven. Some like to parboil the chicken and grill to get the crispy, grilled flavor. But, why loose all that good flavor?
After about 20 minutes, and the skin is starting to crisp up, move the chicken to the top rack…
cook for 20 more minutes and they are done…
The dark meat will be nice a juicy.
The chicken will have good ginger sesame flavor with a bit of bite from the sriracha.













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