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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