Stream Pies (7/21/11)

Sport some Hammel-toe this weekend.
Photo Credit: HappyHarvick2962

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).

For games played Friday, July 22nd
Jeff Niemann @KC
There’s a lot to like about Niemann’s start against the Royals. Not only has he been money over his last three outings (2 Ws, 21.1 IP, 0.84 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 19 Ks), but he owns KC for his career (3-0, 25.1 IP, 0.71 ERA, 0.55 WHIP, 22 Ks) and is killing it on the road this year (3.46 ERA and 1.23 WHIP).

Paul Maholm vs. STL
Albert Pujols owns him (.576 BA in 33 ABs), but the Pirates are riding a “we don’t actually suck this year” high and I’m looking for their “ace” to keep it going. Maholm has also been great at home, sporting a 1.93 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 6.17 K/9 over 70 innings.

For games played Saturday, July 23rd
Homer Bailey vs. ATL
The Braves are hitting a lowly .238 as a team and Bailey has been diesel at home in 26.1 innings (2.39 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 22 Ks). Small sample size? My response to that is, “your penis is a small sample size.”

Chris Capuano @FLA
The Marlins scored four runs off Capuano in 7.2 innings in his last start, but of the seven hits he allowed, only one went for extra bases (a double). He kept the Marlins off balance the whole game, getting 12 grounders while only surrendering three line drives. Even though his ownership level has dipped recently, he still has a 2.90 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 7.79 K/9 over his last eight starts.

Jason Hammel @ARI
Not only has Hammel been much better on the road (50.1 IP, 3.40 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 25 Ks), but he’s also dominated the D-backs this year in two starts (14 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 9 Ks). Plus, touting him allowed me to use my Hammel-toe comment in the caption above.

Kyle Kendrick vs. SD
No one is saying Kyle Kendrick will keep this up. In fact, anyone who believes that should get in touch with me regarding some magic beans I’ve recently procured. Though he is pitching in his home band-box, Kendrick has been at his best there (2.89 ERA and 1.25 WHIP) and is facing the lowest scoring team in the National League. Sounds good to me.

Jeff Francis vs. TB
The Rays are a good team overall, but they aren’t a dynamic offense by any means (8th in AL in runs scored) and Francis has been nice at home this year (66.2 IP, 3.38 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 32 Ks).

“Stream Pies” Recommendation Results for 2011
35 Wins (84 starts), 519.2 IP, 3.88 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 5.92 K/9


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