Stream Pies (7/13/11)

Derek_HollandSpice up your pitching stats with some Holland-aise sauce.
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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’m officially back from vacation, but all these multiple-day “Stream Pies” posts got me thinking. If you are a die-hard streamer in a league full of die-hard streamers, knowing which probable starters to pick up for the next day just isn’t enough. If you’re like me, you’re a psychopath about picking up SPs two or three days before their scheduled start to ensure you land the quality spot-start hurler before anyone else does and stay one step ahead of your competitors. So since we are closer to the nitty-gritty stream season, we’ll be offering up at least two days worth of recommendations here at “Stream Pies” in each post.

You’re welcome.

For games played Thursday, July 14th
Derek Holland @SEA
He’s got pretty good career numbers versus Seattle (3-1, 28.1 IP, 3.81 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 25 Ks) and is coming off a complete game shutout of another scrub team (Oakland).

For games played Friday, July 15th
Vance Worley @NYM
Worley has been really good this year, showing impressive poise while keeping hitters off balance with all four of his pitches. So you have to like him in this start at spacious Citi Field against a Mets team that is missing Jose Reyes, David Wright, and Ike Davis.

R.A. Dickey vs. PHI
The Rugged Man has solid career numbers against the Phillies (2-2, 24 IP, 2.25 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 18 Ks) and he owns a 2.49 ERA over his last seven turns.

“Stream Pies” Recommendation Results for 2011
29 Wins (69 starts), 422.1 IP, 3.86 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 5.88 K/9


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