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At “Stream Pies,” we are serving up gooey loads of knowledge. Here, we’ll provide invaluable streaming advice on SPs who are owned in less than 30-percent of Yahoo! leagues. We list the options in order of best option to “least-best” option (with the strongest recommendations starting at the top).
Since it’s Friday, we’ll be doling out a weekend edition of “Stream Pies” with Saturday and Sunday’s picks all wrapped up in one post. Enjoy bitches:
For games played on Saturday, 6/18/11
Phil Coke @COL
Coke gets the strongest recommendation because the Rockie’s best hitters (sans Troy Tulowitzki) are all lefties. He’s also been pretty solid this year overall, so I have no fear in doing a blast of Coke Saturday.
Carlos Carrasco vs. PIT
I told y’all to start him versus the Yankees in his last turn, and despite the risk, he delivered (W, 7 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 7 Ks). He’s now pitched 15.1 consecutive shutout innings and takes on a crappy Pirates club.
Alex Cobb vs. FLA
Though he’s not much of a ballyhooed prospect, he owns a 9.59 K/9 and 2.43 BB/9 in the minors (AA and AAA) since 2010. Against the scuffling Marlins and a still recovering Hanley Ramirez, I’m comfortable throwing him out there.
Rubby De La Rosa vs. HOU
The Rubby Ducky has strikeout ability and since I was willing to start him against the Rockies in his last turn, you know Kid Clutch has to get behind De La Rosa (pause) against Houston.
For games played on Sunday, 6/19/11
Jonathon Niese vs. LAA
He’s been mad “Niese” for a month now and offers strikeout potential. I like the way he’s been throwing his curveball more often and love that he’s facing the wack Angels at home.
Tim Wakefield vs. MIL
The Red Sox are simply on fire and while I do think the knuckle-ball can stymie a team that doesn’t see it often, I’m mostly banking on Wakefield for the win.
“Stream Pies” Recommendation Results for 2011
8 Wins (17 starts), 107.1 IP, 3.19 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 5.37 K/9