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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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