Found May 04, 2013 on
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With all the hijinx that have ensued with elite pitchers over the course of the first month, some of the best fantasy contributions have been from guys who were either undrafted, or drafted very late in drafts. With studs like Matt Cain, Cole Hamels, and David Price still struggling to find their rhythm, fantasy players need to be smarter than ever and find value in unexpected places.This is a really light week on the baseball schedule. Six teams have only five games (no two-start pitchers), and 14 teams have six games (only one two-start pitcher). In weeks like this, solid two-start options are at an even higher premium. If you can snag a couple guys who can give you two solid starts, you will have a considerable advantage in a week where most pitchers are only getting one start. Here are some guys to consider.As always I’ll give you two AL and two NL. This week I also included two guys who are all available in almost 100% of leagues who should make for fantastic spot starters.Amer...
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The Phillies are 2 games under .500 and if it weren't for the Mets and Marlins, the Phillies would be 5-14 right now. There are plenty of reasons for this, but one number sticks in my mind: 1-5. That is the Phillies' record in games in which Cole Hamels has pitched.
Hamels gets a pass on a couple of these outings, but a 6-9 record was unacceptable for Cliff Lee last year...
Matt Cain turns in best outing of the season in Sunday win over Los Angeles, allowing one run in 7.1 innings of work while proving he's still got plenty of gas in his right arm.
The Phillies try for their third straight win Saturday as they send Cole Hamels to the mound against Jose Fernandez and the struggling Miami Marlins. Hamels (1-3, 4.78 ERA) will get a rematch with Fernandez a few weeks after tossing six innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts in a...
Giants ace Matt Cain didn't make much of his first victory this season, even though it completed a series sweep of divisional rival Los Angeles.
Ending a two-week drought by San Francisco's starting pitchers meant more to the three-time All-Star.
Cain pitched into the eighth inning to end the longest winless-streak of his career, and Hunter Pence accounted for all of the...
Cole Hamels shows the ball after snagging a comebacker in the seventh inning. Freddy Galvis singled two batters into the game. It wasn't until the seventh inning that Galvis would reach again, this time on a walk. Galvis represented the only two baserunners the Phillies had in eight innings. Jose...
The Giants finally won a game without bringing it down to their final at-bat and without a walk-off celebration at home plate.
Following the walk-off homer by reigning NL MVP Buster Posey on Friday night, and the improbable hero in Guillermo Quiroz on Saturday night, the Giants put the Dodgers away again Sunday evening in another one-run contest.
This time, though, they didn’t...
As the Marlins hits two solo shots off of Cole Hamels, the Phils are one-hit by Marlins’ pitching, as they lose to the fish, 2-0.
The Marlins took the lead in the top of the second as Marcell Ozuna hits a lead-off home run, his first home run of the season, and his first career home run, giving the Marlins a 1-0 lead. The Marlins added to their lead in the third as, with one man...
Hunter Pence doubled twice and drove in four runs, Matt Cain pitched into the eighth inning for his first victory of the season and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a series sweep.
Leadoff hitter Andres Torres had three hits for San Francisco while Marco Scutaro had two hits and scored twice. The Giants extended their season-high...
The Orioles shocked the baseball world by winning the AL East last season, based largely on a 29-9 record in one-run games. This .763 winning percentage in one-run games was the best in baseball and had every analyst who knew how to calculate a Pythagorean record screaming, “Lucky!” Was the Orioles record in one-run games lucky? Or, the better question is, how much of it...
Jose Fernandez dominated the Phils and combined with two other relievers on a one-hit shutout of the Phils.
Ks PILE UP
On the eve of Cinco De Mayo, the Phillies 3-4-5 hitters (Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Delmon Young) combined for seven Ks, including a Golden Sombrero from the Big Piece. Only two Phils starters (Carlos Ruiz, Ben Revere) did not strike out in last night’s affair...