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Take a look at your innings pace. Far behind? Need some help catching up? Welcome to “Stream Pies” where 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 best streamers starting at the top).
Welcome to the first installment of “Stream Pies.” Since it’s the debut of what promises to be the best streaming advice column in fantasy sports, we thought it was only right to do a weekend mega-edition.
So without further ado, open wide and take this “Stream Pie” to the face:
For games played on Saturday, 6/11/11
Felipe Paulino @LAA
I personally endorsed him before his last start and he’s looked good since joining KC (16 IP, 1 ER, 8 Hs, 3 BBs, 11 Ks). The Angels have been struggling offensively and Paulino can rack up the Ks with his mid-90s heater and devastating slider.
Clayton Richard vs. WAS
Richard’s overall numbers suck, but so do the Nats and he’s been great at home (2.18 ERA and 1.24 WHIP).
R.A. Dickey @ PIT
The foot injury has coincided with a nice run for R.A. “The Rugged Man” Dickey. Last four: 24.1 IP, 5 ERs, 17 Hs, 6 BBs, 20 Ks.
John Lannan @SD
Lannan is known to go on pitching runs and appears to be in the throes of one (20 IP, 1 ER, 10 Hs, 8 BBs, 12 Ks in last three). And, let’s face it, it is Petco Park after all.
For games played on Sunday, 6/12/11
Rick Porcello vs. SEA
He does nothing for you in the way of strikeouts, but he gets a cake matchup and outside of a six-run blasting at the hands of the Red Sox, he’s been a great ERA/WHIP option since mid-April. Should be good for a win too with Detroit rolling.
Rubby De La Rosa @COL
Normally, you try to stay away from SPs pitching in Colorado. Yet since De La Rosa throws hard (95.8 mph average on fastball this year), is facing a Rockies offense that is struggling to score runs and has a propensity for striking out a lot, and has the “pitcher who’s never been seen by this team before” advantage, I’m willing to take a gamble here.