Stream Pies (7/17/11)- Part II

Me yesterday.
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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 promised you a Part II, and your boy never breaks his word. Full disclosure: it was a long day/night yesterday, so there was no time between voracious games of beer pong and cigar chiefin’ for me to squeeze in multiple days of stream start recommendations by this morning.

Fortunately, I’m recovered and ready to flex. Peep game:

For games played Tuesday, July 19th
Alex Cobb vs. NYY
Before you wonder why I would recommend streaming a pitcher who’s facing the Yankees, keep in mind that is was me who told you to stream Carlos Carrasco against New York back on June 12th and he proceeded to kill it (W, 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 3 BBs, 7 Ks). The Yankees do not perform well against pitchers they’ve never seen before, and Cobb’s fastball-change-up combination is good enough for me to portend a solid pitching performance. It’s worth noting that Cobb is listed as the starter for Monday on some sites, so it’s worth picking him up today in case he does start tomorrow. Either way, expect him to produce.

Rubby De La Rosa @SF
He’s coming off his best start of the year and has been a very nice source of Ks (8.67 K/9). It also doesn’t hurt that he’s facing the putrid Giants offense (and by “doesn’t hurt” I mean “makes it fucking awesome”).

Guillermo Moscoso @DET
Though he’s actually in the minors, he’s the favorite to start this game so we’ll just go ahead and assume he’ll be playing. Moscoso has been a nice spot SP the couple of times he was recommended here on “Stream Pies” and the Tigers offense has been struggling lately. While the other shoe will inevitably drop for Moscoso, I’m willing to roll with him here.

For games played Wednesday, July 20th
Vance Worley @CHC
Scott Pianowski said he’s “not going to trust Worley in Wrigley Field,” but I don’t see why. Sure Worley has been better at home this season, but the Cubs have been atrocious in Chicago lately. Over their last nine home games, the Scrubs are averaging just 2.78 runs per game. We all know Worley is not as good as his number suggest, but you have to keep riding the hot hand, especially against an opponent as dysfunctional as Chicago.

R.A. Dickey vs. STL
Even though Albert Pujols has been killing it lately, fantasy owners should not be afraid to throw on their Dickey wifebeater Wednesday night. Since the start of June, Dickey owns a 2.83 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in eight starts.

Nick Blackburn vs. CLE
The Twins are playing very well and while Blackburn has not seen the Indians this season, he’s been great against them for his career (6-3, 75.1 IP, 2.51 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 33 Ks).

For games played Thursday, July 21st
Carl Pavano vs. DET
Pavano is dropping “Hot Carls” against teams he sees at home (2.90 ERA and 1.15 WHIP).

“Stream Pies” Recommendation Results for 2011
31 Wins (74 starts), 459.2 IP, 3.92 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 5.91 K/9


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