Fresh off his perfect game, Matt Cain headlines this week’s list of two-start pitchers in the NL. The pool of two-starters is strong at the top. However, these strong two-starters are offset by a larger than usual pool of bottom feeders.
Here are the NL two-start pitchers and other favorable matchups for Week 12:
Matt Cain: 6/18 @ LAA; 6/24 @ OAK – although Philip Humber hasn’t fared well after his perfect game, you have to feel Cain can keep pitching well, as he has a better track record.
R.A. Dickey: 6/18 vs BAL; 6/24 vs NYY – one questionable call away from a no-no last time out
Cole Hamels: 6/19 vs COL; 6/24 vs TB – should bounce back after poor start last time out
Lance Lynn: 6/19 @ DET; 6/24 @ KC – has proven to be one of the more reliable pitchers in the NL
Week 10 -4 GS, 3 QS, 1 W, 27.2 IP, 30 H+BB, 37 K’s, 12 ER, 3.90 ERA, 1.08 whip
YTD – 60 GS, 40 QS, 24 W, 388.1 IP, 436 H+BB, 385 K’s, 134 ER, 3.11 ERA, 1.12 whip
Not Too Shabby