Down goes St. Stephen, the patron saint of fantasy baseball salvation. Everyone and their brother, not mine cause mine has an X chromosome and is called sister, said they knew this was going to happen. Phooey. Can I say phooey? Well, I did and I am. It may be Mark Prior all over again, that would be awesome. P.S. I hate overhyped players. They come in with their pants all pleated and attitudes that reek of Drakkar. Rant over. ESPN made it their lead for like three days and actually interviewed his ulnar collateral ligament. Okay, now I’m done, I promise. It’s coming down to it, folks. Only a few weeks left of fake baseball. Here are your week deuce deuce lesser owned two start pitchers for fantasy baseball.
Jake Westbrook (@Hou vs. Happ) (Cin vs. Wood)
Love me some ground ball pitchers. ERA a tick over 4 in NL. Not great, but I couldn’t do better. Playoff push is here early as they get Cincy in what may be a beanball weekend set.
Brian Duensing (Det vs. Galarraga) (Tex vs. Wilson)
ERA in the mid-ones, yeah, that’s “singular” at home. If he K’d more, I’d be like him like a kid staring at a puppy in the mall. Has dual eligibility so he has that going for him.
Travis Wood (Mil vs. Wolf) (@ StL vs. Westbrook)
Natalie couldn’t float, Travis uses swimmies. Cincy is chugging right now (16-7 in August). Playoffs are well within Dusty’s grasp, he will find some way to ruin it though.
Mike Minor (NyM vs. Niese) (@ Fla vs. Sanabia)
22 K’s in 18 innings. Looks to be the next best thing since sliced bread.
Joe Saunders (SD vs. LeBlanc) (Hou vs. Happ)
Runs his mouth a lot for a middle of the road starter. I like it. Haven’t been this juiced about a pitcher’s attitude since Pascual Perez.
Brian Matusz (Bos vs. Beckett) (TB vs. Davis)
Has the goods, three plus pitches. Only problem is, this week shows why his division is trouble. ERA at a deuce in August.
Kyle Kendrick (@ LA vs. Montaserios) (Mil vs. Wolf)
Better on the road. Still gets lit up like Masterson versus lefties. Philly need to play some great ball if they want to secure a spot in playoffs. You could do worse, you could pick Pat Misch.
Dustin Moseley (Oak vs. Cahill) ( Tor vs. Rzepczynsky)
Far from a horse (obviously horses can’t play baseball). Depth of how deep he can go into a game is a concern, but has Yanks’ O behind him, so he can get away with saying, “Don’t worry about it,” but in a cool Steven Seagal ‘Out For Justice’ kinda way.
Paul Maholm (@ChC vs. Zambrano) (Was vs. Marquis)
I want to like him, but his stats make me sad. He goes against Marquis. so he’s better than at least one person I can think of.