Welcome back to Spot Starting. Not to toot my own horn too much or jinx things, but my picks haven’t lost in over a month now (Bud Norris on 5/7/11). I picked ole Bud yesterday so hopefully he does not bookend the streak.
For games on Thursday June 9th these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:
Josh Collmenter 42% /55 % (ARI) @ PIT
Aaron Harang 42% / 32% (SD) vs. WAS
Derek Holland 23% / 8% (TEX) @ MIN
Mark Buehrle 17% / 10% (CWS) vs. OAK
Jonathon Niese 14% /5% (NYM) @ MIL
J.A. Happ 10% / 5% (HOU) vs. StL
Doug Fister 7% / 4% (SEA) @ DET
My Pick: Josh Collmenter @ Pirates
Alternate: Mark Buehrle vs. A’s
Deep League Special: Doug Fister@ Tigers
Collmenter is coming off the best start of his young career (must have been the confidence I showed him in this space last week). Yes, he has a wildly unsustainable BABIP of .163, but his tERA of 3.20 ain’t too shabby even though it’s almost 2 runs above his ERA. I also have a feeling this is my last chance to pick him as he’s already over 50% in ESPN, Yahoo leagues get with the program.
Results from Tuesday 06.07.11:
Edinson Volquez: W, 7 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 5K, 2 BB…I was very nervous about this pick but Volquez must have really figured something out during his brief exile to AAA. He also owns the Cubs. Volquez bears remembering next time ’round.
Season Results (my pick only):
32 GS, 14-5, 203.1 IP, 182 H, 68 ER, 164 K, 54 BB, 3.01 ERA, 1.16 WHIP
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