||Two Start Pitchers :: Week 8
by Scott Mickels
Published: May 27, 2012, 8:50 am
Going into Week 8 we only have one minor Injury Watch to discuss. This week we make our way to Cleveland where the Indians' starting pitcher Josh Tomlin is recovering from a sore right wrist. Tomlin has thrown a 30-pitch bullpen session as well as a 50-pitch simulated game and the Indians' pitching staff was happy with what they saw from him. As a result, he's set to come off the 15-day DL and is slated to start Monday as the Tribe hosts Kansas City. Tomlin only has 6 starts on the season, but did throw quality starts in 3 of last 4 outings before the injury. He's 1-2 with a 4.67 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP in 34.2 innings of work. He could gain more fantasy value, but until he shows more consistency Tomin is probably best left for AL-only and deeper mixed leagues. Good luck with your fantasy team!
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Now, on to what we all came here for, the Two-Start Pitchers!
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NOTE: These starts are not set in stone. They can change for any variety of reasons: managerial moves, injuries, rain-outs, etc. Please keep in mind they are probable.
NO-BRAINERSJustin Verlander, DET: @ BOS, vs. NYY
Jered Weaver, ANA: vs. NYY, vs. TEX
ADVISABLE OPTIONSScott Diamond, MIN: vs. OAK, @ CLE
Doug Fister, DET: @ BOS, vs. NYY
Chris Sale, CHW: @ TB, vs. SEA
OTHERS TO KEEP IN MINDFelix Doubront, BOS: vs. DET, @ TOR
Matt Harrison, TEX: vs. SEA, @ ANA
Phil Hughes, NYY: @ ANA, @ DET
Brian Matusz, BAL: @ TOR, @ TB
Kevin Millwood, SEA: @ TEX, @ CHW
Matt Moore, TB: vs. CHW, vs. BAL
TRY TO AVOID
Daniel Bard, BOS: vs. DET, @ TOR
Graham Godfrey, OAK: @ MIN, @ KC
Drew Hutchison, TOR: vs. BAL, vs. BOS
Will Smith, KC: @ CLE, vs. OAK
INJURY WATCHJosh Tomlin, CLE: vs. KC, vs. MIN
NO-BRAINERSCole Hamels, PHI: @ NYM, vs. MIA
ADVISABLE OPTIONSTommy Hanson, ATL: vs. STL, @ WAS
Ted Lilly, LA: vs. MIL, @ COL
Shaun Marcum, MIL: @ LA, vs. PIT
James McDonald, PIT: vs. CIN, @ MIL
Wandy Rodriguez, HOU: @ COL, vs. CIN
Jordan Zimmerman, WAS: @ MIA, vs. ATL
OTHERS TO KEEP IN MINDBronson Arroyo, CIN: @ PIT, @ HOU
Trevor Cahill, ARI: @ SF, @ SD
Aaron Harang, LA: vs. MIL, @ COL
Lance Lynn, STL: @ ATL, @ NYM
Jonathon Niese, NYM: vs. PHI, vs. STL
Carlos Zambrano, MIA: vs. WAS, @ PHI
Barry Zito, SF: vs. ARI, vs. CHC
TRY TO AVOIDJordan Lyles, HOU: @ COL, vs. CIN
Juan Nicasio, COL: vs. HOU, vs. LA
Manny Parra *, MIL: @ LA, vs. PIT
Jeff Suppan, SD: @ CHC, vs. ARI
Alex White, COL: vs. HOU, vs. LA
Travis Wood, CHC: vs. SD, @ SF
* = this pitcher's two-start status is questionable.
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