Zach’s Two-Start Pitcher Notes – Week of 7/6
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Another Friday means it’s time for another two-start pitcher article! Here’s a sampling. Click on the link at the bottom of this post to read the full version.
12-team mixed leagues
Chris Heston (vs. NYM, vs. PHI)
From a matchups standpoint, this is about as good as it gets, as the Mets and Phillies rank next to last and last respectively in the NL in runs scored. Heston has allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his last five outings, the first of those starts being his no-hitter, which happened to come against the Mets. Heston needs to be in all active lineups for next week, even in shallower formats.
Deeper mixed leagues
Miguel Gonzalez (@MIN, vs. WAS)
If not for his shaky recent performance (9.65 ERA, 2.04 WHIP over his last two starts), I would be tempted to pitch Gonzalez even in 12-team mixed leagues. We cannot ignore those starts, however, and we certainly cannot ignore the looming matchup against the Nationals, a top-tier lineup that ranks 3rd in the NL in runs scored, 4th in homers and 5th in batting average. Still, the Baltimore righty has shown us enough this year to prove that he is worthy of consideration in deeper leagues for two-start weeks, even when at least one of the matchups is challenging. The good news is that the Twins lineup is middle of the pack at best and Gonzalez will be facing the Nats at home, where he has registered a 3.25 ERA, this compared to a 4.97 ERA away from Camden Yards.
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