Let’s Play Two: Week Ten
The following is a list of all pitchers slated to make two starts in the upcoming fantasy week (6/11-6/17). All home games are in CAPS.
Two Start Pitchers
Wei-Yin Chen - PIRATES, Braves
Josh Beckett - Marlins, Cubs
Jose Quintana - Cardinals, Dodgers
Jeanmar Gomez - Reds, PIRATES
Max Scherzer - Cubs, ROCKIES
Luis Mendoza - BREWERS, Cardinals
Garrett Richards - Dodgers, DIAMONDBACKS
Nick Blackburn - PHILLIES, BREWERS
Ivan Nova - Braves, Nationals
Bartolo Colon - Rockies, PADRES
Felix Hernandez - PADRES, GIANTS
Alex Cobb - METS, MARLINS
Colby Lewis - DIAMONDBACKS, ASTROS
Brandon Morrow - NATIONALS, PHILLIES
Start of the Week: Brandon Morrow
With interleague play going on this week, there's not a lot of previous history to go on. Instead, we'll ride the hot hand. Morrow certainly isn't the most consistent pitcher on the planet, as he's actually allowed six runs in two of his past five starts. In his past nine starts, he's allowed a total of fifteen, though. Toss in his usual high strikeout production, and Morrow would be one of the better starters no matter who he's facing this week. Neither of the two teams that he's facing (Washington [26th in Runs Scored] and Philadelphia [14th]) boast dominant offenses.
Last Week's Selection: Chris Sale - 2-0, 16.1 IP, 3 R, 3 ER, 8 H, 4 BB, 23 K - We missed Week 9. Sale started his Week 8 performance with a dominant 15 strikeout showing against the Rays. He followed it up by going the distance in a 4-2 win against the Mariners.
On the Year: 7-5, 100.1 IP, 40 R, 36 ER, 89 H, 47 BB, 100 K, 3.23 ERA, 1.36 WHIP
Ian Kennedy - Rangers, Angels
Randall Delgado - YANKEES, ORIOLES
Paul Maholm - TIGERS, RED SOX
Johnny Cueto - INDIANS, Mets
Jeremy Guthrie - A'S, Tigers
Bud Norris - Giants, Rangers
Chris Capuano - ANGELS, WHITE SOX
Josh Johnson - RED SOX, Rays
Zack Greinke - Royals, Twins
Chris Young - Rays, REDS
Kyle Kendrick - Twins, Blue Jays
Brad Lincoln - Orioles, Indians
Lance Lynn - WHITE SOX, ROYALS
Clayton Richard - Mariners, A's
Madison Bumgarner - ASTROS, Mariners
Edwin Jackson - Blue Jays, YANKEES
Start of the Week: Madison Bumgarner
While most expected the Astros and Mariners to be slouches with the bats this season, neither team has been terrible. Seattle is 17th in the majors with 255 runs. The Astros are 19th with 250. Here's the thing, though. The Astros are 8th in the league with 144 runs scored at home and 25th with 106 runs scored on the road. The Mariners split is even more pronounced, as they're actually leading the majors with 178 road runs and last in the majors with just 77 runs (and a .193 average) at home. The Astros will have to take to the road (where their offense struggles) against Bumgarner and the Giants, while the M's will host them (where their offense struggles) later in the week. It should be a nice recipe for success for Bumgarner.
Last Week's Selection: Lance Lynn - 1-1, 11.2 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 10 H, 5 BB, 11 K - We missed last week. Lynn was our Week 8 selection. He was great against the Braves in his first start, but battled his control and couldn't get out of the fifth against the Mets.
On the Year: 6-3, 103.1 IP, 30 R, 26 ER, 86 H, 35 BB, 82 K, 2.27 ERA, 1.17 WHIP