Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 9/5/12
Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays: It’s a Zach Britton start for the O’s against a not-so-formidable Blue Jays team. Britton only has eight starts this year, kind of shocking, especially when I think of the amount I’ve added and dropped him. Sheesh. Anyway, Britton was a bit wild in the first, having a hard time consistently finding the zone, even though he was throwing fastballs primarily. Then he got into the soft underbelly of the line-up (Jeff Mathis, Moises Sierra, etc.) and started to buckle down. Carlos Villanueva was on the hill for the Jays and he looked solid early. Hitters are batting .220 against Villanueva. Only Kris Medlen, Jered Weaver, R.A. Dickey, Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw and Gio Gonzalez have pitched at least 90 innings and have a better average against. Rick Porcello has the worst average against among qualified pitchers. That said, Villanueva has never had a full season as a starter and, while he showed solid glimpses of talent in nine starts in 200...
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