Stream Pies (7/29/11)

Ain’t it the truth…

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).

This weekend, I’mma be at the Yankees/Orioles game cheering on the greatest team in sports history. What are you gonna be doing? Blowing dudes most likely. To help you get over your shame, here are some stream recommendations to help boost your team up the standings:

For games played Saturday, July 30th
Alex Cobb @SEA
I’ve touted Cobb as a stream option in his last three starts and am rolling with him again versus the awful Mariners offense. He has allowed just five runs over his last 31.1 innings.

For games played Sunday, July 31st
Brandon McCarthy vs. MIN
Minnesota is on fire, but McCarthy is killing it at home (46.2 IP, 2.12 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 33 Ks). Just like a Twink, Minny will be on the bottom here.

Juan Nicasio @SD
Yes Nicasio has been very uneven this season, but he’s had some gems sprinkled in with some bomb-outs lately and you have to imagine that he can put together something useful at Petco Park against the woeful Padres.

Chris Narveson vs. HOU
Even if the Astros keep Hunter Pence, this is an offense that even the inconsistent Narveson can handle. Plus, he’s been pretty good over his last four turns (24 IP, 2.63 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 17 Ks).

For games played Monday, August 1st
Doug Fister vs. OAK
The Fist has been nasty at home (3.00 ERA and 1.19 WHIP) and let’s face it, the A’s suck worse than a broken vacuum cleaner.

Paul Maholm vs. CHC
Maholm has been a stalwart here on “Stream Pies” and he draws another fantastic matchup against a Cubs offense that could be even worse when the dust settles on the trade deadline. Maholm also has a sparkling 2.37 ERA at home this year.

“Stream Pies” Recommendation Results for 2011
41 Wins (99 starts), 611.2 IP, 4.05 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 5.97 K/9


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