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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 04.22.11

Welcome to the Earth Day edition of Spot Starting.  We’ll have you know that no trees are cut down to make this blog and our carbon footprint is pretty darn low.  After two shaky showings, we’re back on track after picks Wade Davis and Bartolo Colon delivered good starts last night.  Let’s keep things rolling in the right direction with a bunch of potentially good spot starts for Friday.

For games on Friday April 22nd 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:

Kyle McClellan 37% / 20% (StL) vs. CIN

Derek Holland 33% / 18% (TEX) vs. KC

Clayton Richard 31% / 8% (SD) vs. PHL

Anibal Sanchez 29% / 39% (FLA) vs. COL

Fausto Carmona 21% / 9% (CLE) @ MIN

Mark Buehrle 18%/18% (CWS) @ DET

Brian Duensing 18% / 7% (MIN) vs. CLE

My Pick: Kyle McClellan

Alternate: Clayton Richard

Deep League Special: Mark Buehrle

If you’ve been following 4th and Home.com and listening to The 4th and Home Show – you know we love us some Kyle McClellan, especially Mike.  He was my alternate pick in his last start which he won against the Dodgers 7IP, 6H, 1ER, 2K, 0BB.  He’s held the Reds to a .217 BAA in over 18IP for his career with 16Ks.

Clayton Richard is an interesting play, as any Lefty is against the Phillies, especially in pitcher heaven Petco Park.  Mark Buehrle is our Deep League Special based on his career dominance of the Tigers 16-8, 3.01 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, .249 BAA and he has just as good numbers at Comerica Park.

Michael Pineda was our pick five days ago and based on his solid outing is now up to 56/63% owned, if he is still unowned in your league – pounce NOW!

Results from Wednesday 04.20.11:

Wade Davis – W, 7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2K, 2BB… Solid outing for Davis

R.A. Dickey – L, 8 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 4 K, 2 BB – live by the knuckler, die by the knuckler

Bartolo Colon – W, 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 7K, 2 BB – if you picked up Colon you have to love this line

Season Results (my pick only):

34 IP, 3-2, 32 H, 17 ER, 27 K, 12 BB, 4.50 ERA, 1.29 WHIP

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Killin’ the Odds & the Regular Season

Welcome back to Killin’ the Odds & the Regular Season! In the “Today’s Games” section, you will see my picks to win for the day. I will post either the “Money Line” or the “Run Line”. The money line is always a “straight up” bet which means your team will never need to win or lose by a specific amount of runs. The money line odds represent what amount has to be wagered or what can be won. For example, if there is a minus sign (-) next to an amount, you have to wager that amount to win 100. If there is a plus sign (+) next to an amount, you will receive that amount for every 100 wagered. When you see a “Run Line”, that means a spread is involved. In Baseball, the spread is always 1.5 runs but you can find alternate run lines on some websites. When I post a run line of -1.5, that means our team must win by two runs. When you see a run line of +1.5, that means our team can lose by one run and still win the wager. Listen to our show from April 5th, 2011 for more explanation and tips.

2011 National League West Previews: Padres

Today’s Focus: San Diego Padres

2010 Record: 90-72, 2nd in NL West

The Padres shocked the baseball world last year by finishing 2 games behind the San Francisco Giants in the West and 1 game behind the Atlanta Braves for the wild card spot. Their 90 win season can be attributed to their strong pitching and solid defense. Will they be able to shock us again?

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