Originally posted on Fantasy Baseball 365  |  Last updated 5/23/12
So, Adam Wainwright looked like the old Adam Wainwright last night, rattling off the complete game shutout, fanning 9, allowing only 4 hits, 1 walk. He has been mostly average so far this season, with glimpses of his old self, but last night was encouraging (understatement). Yes, this gem came against the Padres, but his next start is Sunday against the Phillies and they aren't quite the force they were of years past. Looking further ahead he draws matchups against the Mets, then Astros. The only way this stretch of games could be any better is if the Pirates were thrown in somewhere, but alas, this isn't a perfect world. This could be just the thing Waino needs to get his groove back. Don't overlook those Astros too much though... Jed Lowrie could kill you.No joke, for now anyway.

Lowrie has a WAR of 0.7 over the last 7 days, tied for highest in baseball. Over that stretch he has a .360 AVG with 3 HR's, 5 Runs and 6 RBI. Eligible at 3B and SS he is the 41st ranked player in Yahoo! at the moment and he is only owned in 51% of leagues. By now I hope you have given up on Alexei Ramirez, Erik Aybar or Jhonny Peralta and grabbed him. Heck, if you read this paragraph before doing it, it's probably too late. 

If anyone is still feeling love not yet completely numb from burns season after season, Gordon Beckham is once again showing signs of his potential, with 3 HR's and a .280 avg over the last week. Ride the streaks folks.


For the astute player out there, today is Wednesday, which usually means that anyone pitching today is a two start pitcher next week. So if you like to plan ahead...

Bard @ Arrieta

Niese @ Morton - The Pirates are swinging and missing at seemingly everything.

Zito @ Estrada - Good K upside.

Romero @ Shields

Weaver @ Parker

Feldman @ Millwood
 
Fister @ McAllister

Smith @ Pettitte

Jackson @ Hamels

Hanson @ Arroyo

White @ Zambrano

Samardzija @ W. Rodriguez

Diamond @ Sale - Banking on Diamond keeping up his hot streak

Suppan @ Lynn

Lilly @ Saunders
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