There are two weird trends going on this year. The amount of 1-0 games and the desperate creepiness of Carl â€śPurple Pie Manâ€ť Pavanoâ€™s mustache. Both completely weird me out in different ways. Fantasy wise 1-0 games suck, unless you are like me and like to dry hump starting pitching. The Pavano situation is awful. He reminds me of a guy with an endless supply of candy, that drives to the game in a van with an airbrushed wolf howling at the moon under the tinted windows. Just plain creepy. We are oozing to the playoffs with about 4 weeks to go. Now is a better time than never to make every attempt to go 7-3 rather than 5-5. So buck up and start streaming like you own it. Worse case scenario you get â€śsmushed.â€ť Have a look-see at the least likely owned 2 start options for this week of fantasy baseball.
Daniel Hudson (Cin vs. Arroyo) (Col vs. Francis)
His picture may be going in my locker soon. Shows great stuff, I just hope he doesnâ€™t do too well, I donâ€™t want to overpay next year. ERA in the mid 3â€™s, 6Kâ€™s/start. Run to pick him up… Stop, tie your shoe first.
Brad Bergesen (Sea vs. Fister) (Tex vs. Lee)
Huh, a complete game. What the Buck? It actually was a nice game pitched for all 55 people in attendance. Donâ€™t get too excited, he is now done getting complete games for the decade.
Mike Minor (Was vs. Olsen) (ChC vs. Wells)
Future number 3 in the ATL. Decent four pitches, changeup is a plus pitch, seems to short arm it a little. BAA comparable to Jeremy Sowers.Â Yeah, I just cancelled my subscription.
Kevin Correia (@ ChC vs. Gorzellany) (@Mil vs. Narveson)
You’re going to say, â€śSmokey, two road starts for a Padre?â€ť My rebuttal is, they have to show some moxy. They are in a playoff hunt. Check the numbers, he isnâ€™t that great at home either.
Chris Volstad (@Pit vs. McDonald) (Hou vs. Rodriguez)
Is only as good as the Marlins offense. He is 6-8, maybe he rides the pine for the Heat and gets a ring. Half of his wins against the Nats. Which isnâ€™t really helpful info for this week. Previous bad outing vs. the Pie Rats.
Dallas Braden (Tor vs. Morrow) (TB vs. Garza)
2 complete games in last 3. ERA half run better at the home. Morrow may have shot his load, expect a disaster.
Kevin Millwood (Sea vs. French) (Tex vs. Hunter)
Yeah, he is really bad, but Baltimore is hot. Still, far from a safe bet in either game.
Jon Niese (@ Hou vs. Happ) (@Pit vs McDonald)
Fry Pan is pitching well just no run support/bullpen. The Mess are atrocious. He is going to be a good buy low guy with an innings warning next year.
Bronson Arroyo (@ Ari vs. Hudson) (Col vs. Francis)
Still under a 4 ERA for the year with 12 sneaky wins for the contending club. Still hate the pitching motion, looks like a ballerina wearing stirrups.