Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.30.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.

For games on Wednesday August 31st 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:

Phil Hughes 43% / 35% (NYY) @ BOS

Randy Wolf 42% / 49% (MIL) vs. StL

Jake Peavy 41% /36% (CWS) vs. MIN

Derek Lowe 40% / 28% (ATL) vs. WAS

Josh Collmenter 39% / 42% (ARI) vs. COL

Rich Harden 21% / 14% (OAK) @ CLE

Rick Porcello 15% / 10% (DET) vs. KC

Chris Capuano 12% / 5% (NYM) vs. FLA

Jo-Jo Reyes 1% / 0.1% (BAL) vs. TOR

My Pick: Jake Peavy vs. Twins

Alternate: Chris Capuano vs. Marlins

Deep League Special: Jo-Jo Reyes vs. Jays

Peavy bounced back from 2 shaky starts to K 8 Mariners his last time out while holding them to 2 ER over 6.  In his last start against the Twins on August 7th he was even better blanking them over 8 with 6 K’s.  He’s only allowed 2 extra base hits to Twins hitters this year, both doubles.

It’s no secret, I’m a Capuano fan, and he’s coming off a 2 hitter CG SHO with 13 K’s and no walks, the best game of his career.  The lefty has put all the TJ surgeries behind him and put together a decent season.

I’ve written before about guys with chips on their shoulders having good games, watch for that as Reyes faces the team that DFA’d him last month.

Season Results (my pick only):

69 GS, 31-15, 435.1 IP, 406 H, 162 ER, 327 K, 119 BB, 3.35 ERA, 1.21 WHIP

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