You’d have to be Dumb AND Dumber not to start Harry Dunn, err, Jeff Niemann on Sunday.
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It’s Friday bitches, and you know what that means. A Double-dose, weekend edition of “Stream Pies” is hot and ready for consumption. Bon appetit:
For games played Saturday, 6/25/11
Wade Davis @HOU
I listed Davis in yesterday’s edition of “Stream Pies” as he was the scheduled starter for Friday when I checked, but it turns out James Shield is taking the hill today. Stupid CBS Sports probable starter schedule.
Carlos Villanueva @STL
You’ve seen Villanueva recommended on here before and he’s been both great and terrible. Against a Pujols-less Cardinals team, Villanueva should thrive at St. Louis. Homeboy owns a career 3.11 ERA and 1.19 WHIP against St. Louis (63.2 innings).
Jason Vargas @FLA
Vargas has killed it in interleague play with a career 3.10 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 58 innings. Though the Marlins may ironically have new life breathed into them by an 80-year old man, they’ve never seen Vargas before and his crafty ways should lead to a solid spot start.
For games played Sunday, 6/26/11
Jeff Niemann @HOU
Niemann, aka Harry Dunn, looks doofy as hell, but there’s nothing doofy about his career line in interleague play (47.1 IP, 3.04 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 6.8 K/9). Against the Stroh’s Lights, he should have no problem netting a dub.
Tim Wakefield @PIT
Wakefield is quickly cementing his status as a fixture in Starbonell’s Stream Legion of Doom. Admittedly, it’s mostly because his matchups of late have been too good to pass up. This one against the Butt Pirates is no different.
Cory Luebke vs. ATL
Sleeper talked him up yesterday, and you can’t ask for a better spot start than at Petco Park against a below-average lineup like Atlanta’s.
Carl Pavano @MIL
Pavano’s ownership rate is on the rise so this may be the last time he finds his way onto this column. Fortunately, I’ve been along for the ride recommending him in his last couple of starts. Pavano is going for his fifth straight stream-worthy game.
Doug Fister @FLA
The Twisted Fister tour touches down in Florida, where the Mariners SP (who is coming off a one-run, eight-inning effort against the Nats) will look to build on his great start after laboring through some rough outings. Again, the Marlins appear to be on their way back, but these annoying, thinking-man’s pitchers can baffle teams that haven’t seen them before. Clearly, I’m banking on this happening.
“Stream Pies” Recommendation Results for 2011
15 Wins (34 starts), 210.0 IP, 3.90 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 5.1 K/9