Welcome back to Spot Starting. With another great outing last night by Capuano we’ve now won 4 consecutive picks. I hope these have helped my loyal readers (all ten of you) and that you are doing much better in your leagues than I am.
For games on Saturday June 25th 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 48% / 46% (ARI) @ DET
Brian Matusz 41% / 34% (BAL) vs. CIN
Bronson Arroyo 35% / 42% (CIN) @ BAL
Jonathon Niese 32% / 25% (NYM) @ TEX
Jeff Karstens 19% / 16% (PIT) vs. BOS
Wade Davis 14% / 23% (TB) @ HOU
Jason Vargas 14% / 11% (SEA) @ FLA
Danny Duffy 1% / 1% (KC) vs. ChC
My Pick: Jason Vargas @ Marlins
Alternate: Danny Duffy vs. Cubs
Deep League Special: Duffy
Vargas is coming off his 2nd CG SHO of the month and gets to face a realing Marlins team that has 2 wins in June (2-19) and has never seen him.
Duffy is coming off an incredible 9K in 3.2 IP outing his last time out and faces a very average Cubs lineup.
Results from 6/23/11:
Chris Capuano: W, 6 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 7 K, 0 BB… As predicted, Capuano shut down the hapless Mariners lineup through 6 very strong innings allowing no runs and striking out 7 with no walks. He will definitely merit another look in his next start.
Season Results (my pick only):
42 GS, 20-6, 268.1 IP, 229 H, 77 ER, 207 K, 68 BB, 2.58 ERA, 1.11 WHIP
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