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For games on Wednesday August 17th 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:
Mark Buehrle 47% / 50% (CWS) vs. CLE
Bud Norris 34% / 35% (HOU) vs. ChC
Dillon Gee 27% / 26% (NYM) @ SD
John Lackey 27% / 20% (BOS) vs. TB
Carl Pavano 13% / 6% (MIN) @ DET
Brandon McCarthy 7% / 10% (OAK) vs. BAL
My Pick: Bud Norris vs. Cubs
Alternate: Mark Buehrle vs. Indians
Deep League Special: Carl Pavano @ Tigers
Our old friend Bud Norris makes his triumphant return to our Picks. He’s starting to show signs of the massive strikeout totals he put up earlier in the year. He has also had great success against the Cubbies in 3 career starts – 1.69/1.36/.234, 22 K in 21.1 IP. Incredibly though, he’s only 1-2 against them, but that’s just because he plays for the worst team in baseball.
Buehrle still hasn’t given up more than 3 ER in a game since April 22nd. That’s pretty incredible.
Season Results (my pick only):
63 GS, 28-12, 388 IP, 370 H, 141 ER, 291 K, 107 BB, 3.27 ERA, 1.23 WHIP
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