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Let’s Play Two: Week Six

Published May 14, 2012

The following is a list of all pitchers slated to make two starts in the upcoming fantasy week (5/14-5/20). All home games are in CAPS.

Two Start Pitchers

American League

Jason Hammel - YANKEES, Nationals
Wei-Yin Chen - YANKEES, Nationals
Jon Lester - MARINERS, Phillies
Josh Beckett - MARINERS, Phillies
John Danks - TIGERS, Cubs
Jake Peavy - TIGERS, Cubs
Jeanmar Gomez - Twins, MARLINS
Derek Lowe - Twins, MARLINS
Drew Smyly - White Sox, PIRATES
Max Scherzer - White Sox, PIRATES
Bruce Chen - Rangers, DIAMONDBACKS
Dan Haren - A'S, Padres
Ervin Santana - A'S, Padres
Carl Pavano - INDIANS, Brewers
Jason Marquis - INDIANS, Brewers
Ivan Nova - Orioles, REDS
CC Sabathia - Orioles, REDS
Tyson Ross - Angels, Giants
Bartolo Colon - Angels, Giants
Jason Vargas - Red Sox, Rockies
Blake Beavan - Red Sox, Rockies
Jeff Niemann - Blue Jays, BRAVES
David Price - Blue Jays, BRAVES
Colby Lewis - ROYALS, Astros

Start of the Week: Dan Haren

There are a handful of really strong histories here despite the interleague schedule. Sabathia has been strong against both foes. Ervin Santana has owned the A's, and finally can breathe a sigh of relief after the Angels scored a run for him last week. Still, we'll take Haren. He hasn't had a lot of chances to face his old team in Oakland, but he's been fairly strong with a 3.45 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 35 innings against them. He's also got a solid 3.34 ERA and 1.19 WHIP against the Padres in thirteen lifetime starts. Neither offense is anything to write home about, so Haren should have a big week.

Last Week's Selection: Ricky Romero - 0-1, 11.1 IP, 6 R, 6 ER, 14 H, 10 BB, 7 K - I'd say Romero was strong in his first start, but that might be a bit of an exaggeration. He completely lost the strike zone this week, walking nearly a batter an inning. He compounded that problem by failing to strike out a batter for the first time in his 101 career starts in a brutal loss to the Twins, a team he'd absolutely demolished his entire career.

On the Year: 4-2, 62.1 IP, 22 R, 19 ER, 58 H, 29 BB, 2.74 ERA, 1.40 WHIP

National League

Ian Kennedy - Dodgers, Royals
Wade Miley - Dodgers, Royals
Randall Delgado - REDS, Rays
Tim Hudson - REDS, Rays
Ryan Dempster - Cardinals, WHITE SOX
Paul Maholm - Cardinals, WHITE SOX
Homer Bailey - Braves, Yankees
Johnny Cueto - Braves, Yankees
Christian Friedrich - Giants, MARINERS
Jeremy Guthrie - Giants, MARINERS
Aneury Rodriguez - Phillies, RANGERS
Lucas Harrell - Phillies, RANGERS
Anibal Sanchez - PIRATES, Indians
Josh Johnson - PIRATES, Indians
Yovani Gallardo - Mets, TWINS
Zack Greinke - Mets, TWINS
Miguel Batista - BREWERS, Blue Jays
Dillon Gee - BREWERS, Blue Jays
Joe Blanton - ASTROS, RED SOX
Kevin Correia - Marlins, Tigers
Jake Westbrook - CUBS, Dodgers
Kyle Lohse - CUBS, Dodgers
Tim Stauffer - Nationals, ANGELS
Kevin Bass - Nationals, ANGELS
Ryan Vogelsong - ROCKIES, A'S
Tim Lincecum - ROCKIES, A'S
Ross Detwiler - PADRES, ORIOLES
Stephen Strasburg - PADRES, ORIOLES

Start of the Week: Ryan Vogelsong

While there are other starts that look a bit friendlier in terms of the opposition, Vogelsong has recent history on his side. He faced the Giants natural rival in interleague play last season, tossing six scoreless innings in a no decision. It's far more impressive what he did to the Rockies last season, though. Vogelsong allowed just three runs in four starts (28.0 IP) as he went 4-0 against Colorado last season. He was even pretty strong with his strikeout production, fanning 24 in 28 innings as he finished with a 0.96 ERA and 0.71 WHIP against them.

Last Week's Selection: Carlos Zambrano - 1-0, 16.0 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 16 K - Zambrano started the week strong with a complete game shutout over the Astros. While he settled for a no decision Sunday against the Mets, he allowed just one run and eight baserunners as he went seven strong innings.

On the Year: 3-2, 66 IP, 21 R, 18 ER, 59 H, 17 BB, 51 K, 2.45 ERA, 1.15 WHIP

Jim Meyerriecks

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