Stream Pies (7/1/11)

What happens when me and your mom do it.
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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).

I’ll be vacationing over the next week-and-a-half, but worry not. Before you put a razor to wrist, just know that “Stream Pies” will still be here. However, instead of daily posts, we’ll simply cover several days in a row in order for me to actually enjoy my time off. Just keep in mind that while you’re pushing pencils and blowing dudes at work, I’ll be chilling in the sun with a cold drink in one hand and a fine cigar in the other.

Enjoy the “Fourth of July,” I’ll be living it up the first, second, third, fourth, and many other days as well. Now if you’ll excuse me, I got a private jet to catch. 

More after the jump.

For games played Saturday, 7/2/11
Cory Luebke @SEA
Luebke came through on his first “Stream Pies”-endorsed start against Atlanta, and he draws another scrub offense in the Mariners. This is a good spot start for those of you looking for some Ks.

Andrew Miller @HOU
Though I hate his walk rate (career 5.26 BB/9), this matchup is dope enough for me to look past his poor control. He’s also struck out 10 in 11.2 innings thus far.

Doug Fister vs. SD
Aside from “Fister, I hardly even know her!” jokes, Fister is also useful for stream starts at home against wack teams. 

Carlos Villanueva vs. PHI
I know, it’s the return of Roy Halladay to Toronto, so why would I possibly throw the opposing pitcher on this list? I’ll admit, the odds of a win are not great, but neither is the Phillies offense. Villanueva has a 3.32 ERA and 1.16 WHIP over his last three starts and has been a favorite here on “Stream Pies,” so even though a dub may be tough to come by vs. Halladay, I still think Villanueva will post useful fantasy numbers.

Chris Narveson @MIN
He just beat the Twinks on June 26th (6.2 IP, 2 ERs, 5 Hs, 2 BBs, 7 Ks) and though I’m somewhat leery of using a pitcher who just faced the same lineup, Minnesota sucks just enough for me to ignore that fact. 

For games played Sunday, 7/3/11
Mike Leake vs. CLE
Fuck Lonnie “Chin on Balls,” Cleveland’s offense is too weak for Leake. I’m expecting Leake to step up in this interleague rivalry game and deliver a strong effort against a struggling Indians club.

For games played Monday, 7/4/11
Chris Capuano @LAD
Capuano was on his way to a true gem in his last start until giving up a bunch of runs at the end. Here’s hoping he closes out this start in strong fashion against a Dodgers offense that (despite their recent 15-run outburst) ranks among the worst in the National League.

Vance Worley @FLA
The Marlins have been atrocious lately while Worley has been a nice surprise for the Phillies (as if they need another f’ing pitcher performing well). Now that he appears to have some leash with the Roy Oswalt injury, he should be more than comfortable hurling a solid effort in this one.

Paul Maholm vs. HOU
He doesn’t strike many dudes out and his WHIP has climbed over his last few starts, but Maholm is still a strong stream candidate when the matchup is right. Against the Stroh’s Lights, the matchup is more than right.

“Stream Pies” Recommendation Results for 2011
19 Wins (47 starts), 285.2 IP, 4.00 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 5.45 K/9



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