Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.19.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  Critical weekend for those of us in tight playoff races, one extra good start could make the difference.

For games on Saturday August 20th  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:

Edwin Jackson 43% / 20% (StL) @ ChC

Randy Wolf 34% / 40% (MIL) @ NYM

Aaron Harang 34% / 20% (SD) vs. FLA

Freddy Garcia 33% / 25% (NYY) @ MIN

Charlie Morton 19% / 14% (PIT) vs. CIN

Doug Fister 16% / 7% (DET) vs. CLE

Chris Capuano 10% /3% (NYM) vs. MIL

My Pick: Randy Wolf @ Mets

Alternate: Charlie Morton vs. Reds

Deep League Special: none

Unexpectedly slim pickings for Saturday which is a drag because you and I need to maintain our stats in our head to head matchup, playoff positions are on the line!  We’ll go with the veteran Wolf who has a season’s worth of experience against his former division foe Mets (33 GC, 12-5, 167K/207.1 IP, 3.21/1.27/.241).  His last start against them he took a ND 6.2, 4, 1, 6:2.

Results from Thursday 08.18.11:

Javier Vazquez @ Padres: L, 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 5 K, 0 BB…A “quality start” and decent peripherals, but Vazquez got behind early on a couple triples and the Fish bats did nothing to back him up once he settled in.

Season Results (my pick only):

66 GS, 30-13, 408 IP, 384 H, 149 ER, 311 K, 111 BB, 3.29 ERA, 1.21 WHIP

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