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Weekly 2 Start Pitchers
Weekly 2-Start Pitchers - Week 20
By Scott Mickels
August 13, 2006, 12:02 pm

 This column deals with pitchers with two starts each week.  However, if you own pitchers with only one start, as we all do, sometimes it’s hard to decide between two similar pitchers, or whether you should go with the starter or the closer.  If you have any kind of dilemmas like those staring you in the face each week, don’t hesitate to email me with them.  I’m more than happy to help you out and get your team’s rotation pointed in the right direction.

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.  

 
American League 
 
 
NO-BRAINERS  
 
Josh Beckett, BOS: vs. DET, vs. NYY
 
Eric Bedard, BAL: @ NYY, vs. TOR
 
Jeremy Bonderman, DET: @ BOS, vs. TEX
 
Randy Johnson, NYY: vs. ANA, @ BOS
 
John Lackey, ANA: @ NYY, vs. SEA
 
Mike Mussina, NYY: vs. BAL, @ BOS
 
Ervin Santana, ANA: @ TEX, vs. SEA *injury alert*
 
Johan Santana, MIN: vs. CLE, vs. CHW
 
Barry Zito, OAK: vs. SEA, @ KC
 
 
HOT 
None

COLD
Joel Pineiro, SEA: @ OAK, @ ANA
 
 
AVOID
 
Tim Corcoran, TB: vs. TOR, vs. CLE
 
Adam Loewen, BAL: @ NYY, vs. TOR
 
Mark Redman, KC: @ CHW, vs. OAK
 

KEEP IN MIND
 
Jon Garland, CHW: vs. KC, @ MIN
Vincente Padilla, TEX: vs. ANA, @ DET
Nate Robertson, DET: @ BOS, vs. TEX
Javier Vazquez, CHW: vs. KC, @ MIN
Jarrod Washburn, SEA: @ OAK, @ ANA
 
 
 
National League 
 
 
NO-BRAINERS
 
Chris Carpenter, STL: vs. CIN, @ CHC
 
Roger Clemens, HOU: vs. CHC, @ MIL
 
Aaron Harang, CIN: @ STL, vs. PIT
 
Pedro Martinez, NYM: @ PHI, vs. COL
 
Roy Oswalt, HOU: vs. CHC, @ MIL
 
Dontrelle Willis, FLA: @ LA, vs. ATL
 
Carlos Zambrano, CHC: @ HOU, vs. STL
 
HOT 
Jeff Francis, COL: vs. ARI, @ NYM 
Orlando Hernandez, NYM: @ PHI, vs. COL 
Jason Jennings, COL: vs. ARI, @ NYM
 
COLD
Shawn Chacon, PIT: vs. MIL, @ CIN
 
Jamey Wright, SF: @ SD, vs. LA
 
Chris Young, SD: vs. SF, vs. ARI
 
 
AVOID
 
Pedro Astacio, WAS: vs. ATL, @ PHI
 
 
KEEP IN MIND
 
Miguel Batista, ARI: @ COL, @ SD
Dave Bush, MIL: @ PIT, vs. HOU
Doug Davis, MIL: @ PIT, vs. HOU
Cole Hamels, PHI: vs. NYM, vs. WAS
Clay Hensley, SD: vs. SF, vs. ARI
Chuck James, ATL: @ WAS, @ FLA
Derek Lowe, LA: vs. FLA, @ SF
Matt Morris, SF: @ SD, vs. LA
Ramon Ortiz, WAS: vs. ATL, @ PHI
Claudio Vargas, ARI: @ COL @ SD
Randy Wolf, PHI: vs. NYM, vs. WAS
 
 
 
 
-Scott Mickels, FPM Staff Writer/Editor, Member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association
 
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Weekly 2-Start Pitchers - Week 19
By Scott Mickels
August 6, 2006, 4:38 am

  This column deals with pitchers with two starts each week.  However, if you own pitchers with only one start, as we all do, sometimes it’s hard to decide between two similar pitchers, or whether you should go with the starter or the closer.  If you have any kind of dilemmas like those staring you in the face each week, don’t hesitate to email me with them.  I’m more than happy to help you out and get your team’s rotation pointed in the right direction.

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.  

 
American League
 
(Season: W-L, ERA)
 
 
NO-BRAINERS  
 
Erik Bedard, BAL: @ TOR, @ BOS (12-7, 3.85)
 
Mark Buehrle, CHW: vs. ANA, vs. DET  (9-9, 4.74)
 
Freddy Garcia, CHW: vs. NYY, vs. DET (10-7, 4.87)
 
Felix Hernandez, SEA: vs. TB, @ TEX (10-9, 4.49)
 
Jon Lester, BOS: @ KC, vs. BAL (5-1, 3.59)
 
Francisco Liriano, MIN: @ DET, vs. TOR (12-2, 1.96)
 
Kevin Millwood, TEX: @ OAK, vs. SEA  (10-7, 4.63)
 
Chien-Ming Wang, NYY: @ CHW, vs. ANA (13-4, 3.58 )
 
Jered Weaver, ANA: @ CLE, @ NYY (7-0, 1.81)
 
 
 
HOT  
Luke Hudson, KC: vs. BOS, @ CLE (4-3, 4.67) 
Kip Wells, TEX: @ OAK, vs. SEA (2-5, 6.10) 
 

COLD

Ted Lilly, TOR: vs. BAL, @ MIN (9-10, 4.20) 

Brad Radke, MIN: @ DET, vs. TOR (10-8, 4.75) *injury alert*
 
 
 
AVOID
 
Shaun Marcum, TOR: vs. BAL, @ MIN (1-1, 5.33)
 

KEEP IN MIND
 
Tim Corcoran, TB: @ SEA, @ OAK
Kelvim Escobar, ANA: @ CHW, @ NYY
Esteban Loaiza, OAK: vs. TEX, vs. TB
Zach Miner, DET: vs. MIN, @ CHW
Jamie Moyer, SEA: vs. TB, @ TEX
Jerermy Sowers, CLE: vs. ANA, vs. KC
Jake Westbrook, CLE: vs. ANA, vs. KC
 
 
 
 
National League
 
 (Season: W-L, ERA)
 
 
NO-BRAINERS
 
Brett Myers, PHI: @ ATL, vs. CIN (7-5, 3.83)
 
Brad Penny, LA: vs. COL, vs. SF (11-5, 3.50)
 
Jason Schmidt, SF: @ ARI, @ LA (8-7, 3.11)
 
HOT
Greg Maddux, LA: vs. COL, vs. SF (10-11, 4.49)


COLD
Tony Armas, WAS: vs. FLA, vs. NYM (7-7, 5.16)
 
Ricky Nolasco, FLA: @ WAS, @ ARI (9-7, 4.23)
 
Jeff Weaver, STL: @ CIN, @ PIT (4-12, 6.71)
 
 
AVOID
 
Brandon Backe, HOU: vs. PIT, vs. SD (2-1, 4.38 )
 
Josh Fogg, COL: @ LA, vs. CHC (7-6, 4.39)
 
Enrique Gonzalez, ARI: vs. SF, vs. FLA (3-3, 5.40)
 
Byung-Hyun Kim, CL: @ LA, vs. CHC (7-6, 4.57)
 
Paul Malholm, PIT: @ HOU, vs. STL (4-9, 4.83)
 
Carlos Marmol, CHC: @ MIL, @ COL 4-5, 5.09)
 
Ramon Oritz, WAS: vs. FLA, vs. NYM (8-9. 4.76)
 
 
KEEP IN MIND
 
Dave Bush, MIL: vs. CHC, @ ATL
Jason Marquis, STL: @ CIN, @ PIT
Eric Milton, CIN: vs. STL, @ CIN
Tomo Ohka, MIL: vs. CHC, @ ATL
Elizardo Ramirez, CIN: vs. STL, @ PHI
Horacio Ramirez, ATL: vs. PHI, vs. MIL
Steve Trachsel, NYM: vs. SD, @ WAS
Woody Williams, SD: @ NYM, @ HOU
 
 
 
 
-Scott Mickels, FPM Staff Writer/Editor, Member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association
 
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Weekly 2-Start Pitchers - Week 18
By Scott Mickels
July 28, 2006, 3:02 pm

 This column deals with pitchers with two starts each week.  However, if you own pitchers with only one start, as we all do, sometimes it’s hard to decide between two similar pitchers, or whether you should go with the starter or the closer.  If you have any kind of dilemmas like those staring you in the face each week, don’t hesitate to email me with them.  I’m more than happy to help you out and get your team’s rotation pointed in the right direction.

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.  

 
American League
 
(Season: W-L, ERA)
 
 
NO-BRAINERS  
 
A. J. Burnett, TOR:  @ NYY, vs. CHW (2-4, 4.53)
 
Jose Contreras, CHW: @ KC, @ TOR (9-3, 3.52)
 
Scott Kazmir, TB: vs. DET, vs. BOS (10-7, 3.36) *injury alert*
 
Kenny Rogers, DET: @ TB, vs. CLE (11-4, 4.45)
 
C. C. Sabathia, CLE: @ BOS, @ DET (7-7, 3.82)
 
Ervin Santana, ANA: vs. OAK, vs. TEX (11-4, 4.25)
 
Justin Verlander, DET: @ TB, vs. CLE (13-4, 2.69) 
 
 
HOT 
Dan Haren, OAK: @ ANA, @ SEA (7-9, 3.89)

COLD
Scott Baker, MIN: vs. TEX, @ KC (3-6, 6.27)
 
Paul Byrd, CLE: @ BOS, @ DET (7-6, 4.71)
 
Casey Fossum, TB: vs. DET, vs. BOS (4-4, 5.22)
 
Gil Meche, SEA: @ BAL, vs. OAK (9-5, 4.19) 
 
 
AVOID
 
Kason Gabbard, BOS: vs. CLE, @ TB (0-1, 3.38 )
 
Jimmy Gobble, KC: vs. CHW, vs. MIN (3-3, 4.78 )
 
Runelvys Hernandez, KC: vs. CHW, vs. MIN (2-5, 6.80)
 
Adam Loewen, BAL: vs. Sea, vs. NYY (1-2, 6.50)
 
John Rheinecker, TEX: @ MIN, @ ANA (4-4, 5.06)
 
Kyle Snyder, BOS: vs. CLE, @ TB (2-2, 7.15)
 

KEEP IN MIND
 
Bartolo Colon, ANA: vs. OKA, vs. TEX *injury alert*
Carlos Silva, MIN: vs. TEX, @ KC
Chien-Ming Wang, NYY: vs. TOR, @ BAL
Jaret Wright, NYY: vs. TOR, @ BAL
 
 
  
National League
 
 (Season: W-L, ERA)
 
 
NO-BRAINERS
 
Bronson Arroyo, CIN: vs. LA, vs. ATL (9-7, 3.20)
 
Jake Peavy, SD: vs. HOU, vs. WAS (5-10, 5.01)
 
Andy Pettitte, HOU: @ SD, @ ARI (9-10), 5.15)
 
John Smoltz, ATL: @ PIT, @ CIN (8-5, 3.55)
 
Brandon Webb, ARI: @ CHC, vs. HOU (11-4, 2.64)
 
HOT 
Ian Snell, PIT: vs. ATL, @ CHC (9-6, 4.63)
 
COLD
Chris Capuano, MIL: @ COL, @ STL (10-6, 3.74) 
Rich Hill, CHC: vs. ARI, vs. PIT (0-4, 9.53) 
Mark Prior, CHC: vs. ARI, vs. PIT (0-4, 6.60)
 
 
AVOID
 
Pedro Astacio, WAS: @ SF, @ SD (1-1, 5.06)
 
 
KEEP IN MIND
 
Aaron Cook, COL: vs. MIL, @ SF
Mark Hendrickson, LA: @ CIN, @ FLA
Josh Johnson, FLA: @ PHI, vs. LA
Jon Lieber, PIH: vs. FLA, @ NYM
Noah Lowry, SF: vs. WAS, vs. COL
Jeff Suppan, STL: vs. PHI, vs. MIL
Claudio Vargas, ARI: @ CHC, vs. HOU 
 
 
-Scott Mickels, FPM Staff Writer/Editor, Member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association
 
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Weekly 2-Start Pitchers - Week 17
By Scott Mickels
July 23, 2006, 1:02 am

   This column deals with pitchers with two starts each week.  However, if you own pitchers with only one start, as we all do, sometimes it’s hard to decide between two similar pitchers, or whether you should go with the starter or the closer.  If you have any kind of dilemmas like those staring you in the face each week, don’t hesitate to email me with them.  I’m more than happy to help you out and get your team’s rotation pointed in the right direction.

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.  

 
American League
 
(Season: W-L, ERA)
 
 
NO-BRAINERS   
Josh Beckett, BOS: @ OAK, vs. ANA (12-5, 4.78 ) 
 
Jeremy Bonderman, DET: @ CLE, @ MIN (10-4, 3.53)
 
Roy Halladay, TOR: @ SEA, @ OAK (12-2, 3.08 )
 
Randy Johnson, NYY: @ TEX, vs. TB (10-8, 4.88 )
 
John Lackey, ANA: @ TB, @ BOS (8-6, 2.93)
 
Barry Zito, OAK: vs. BOS, vs. TOR (10-6, 3.20)
 
 
HOT  
Brad Radke, MIN: @ CHW, vs. DET (8-7, 4.83)


COLD 
Casey Janssen, TOR: @ SEA, @ OAK (6-9, 4.77)
 
Joel Pineiro, SEA:  vs. TOR, @ CLE (6-8, 5.79)
 
Jamie Shields, TB:  vs. ANA, @ NYY (4-4, 5.75) 
 
 
AVOID
Casey Fossum, TB:  vs. ANA, vs. ANA (4-3, 4.84)
 
Russ Ortiz, BAL: @ KC, vs. CHW (0-7, 9.61)
 
Mark Redman, KC:  vs. BAL, @ TEX (6-5, 5.02)
 
Jason Windsor, OAK: vs. BOS, vs. TOR (0-01.80)
 

KEEP IN MIND  
Cliff Lee, CLE: vs. DET, vs. SEA
Kevin Millwood, TEX: vs. NYY, vs. KC
Javier Vazquez, CHW: vs. MIN, @ BAL
 
 
 
 National League
 
 
(Season: W-L, ERA)
 
 
NO-BRAINERS   
Chris Carpenter, STL: @ COL, @ CHC (9-4, 2.83)
 
Roger Clemens, HOU: vs. CIN, vs. ARI (2-3, 2.43)
 
Aaron Harang, CIN: @ HOU, @ MIL (10-6, 3.72)
 
Carlos Zambrano, CHC: @ NYM, vs. STL  (10-3, 3.11)
 

HOT
Miguel Batista, ARI:  @ PHI, @ HOU (9-5, 4.58 )
 
Anibal Sanchez, FLA:  @ ATL, @ PHI (3-0, 3.41)
 

COLD
Derek Lowe, LA: vs. SD, vs. WAS (7-7, 4.19)
 
Ryan Madson, PHI: vs. ATL, vs. FLA (8-7, 6.25) 
 
 
AVOID  
Mike O'Connor, WAS: vs. SF, @ LA (3-6, 4.59)
 
MikeThompson, SD:  @ LA, @ COL (3-2, 4.32) 
 
 
KEEP IN MIND
Zach Duke, PIT: @ MIL, vs. SF
Jeff Francis, COL:  vs. STL, vs. SD
Tim Hudson, ATL:  @ PHI, vs. NYM
Jason Jennings, COL: vs. STL, vs. SD
Jon Lieber, PHI: vs. ARI, vs. FLA
Greg Maddux, CHC:  @ NYM, vs. STL
Jason Marquis, STL:  @ COL, @ CHC
Matt Morris, SF: @ WAS, @ PIT
Chan Ho Park, SD:  @ LA, @ COL
Ben Sheets, MIL: vs. PIT, vs. CIN *injury alert*
Steve Trachsel, NYM:  vs. CHC, @ ATL
  
 
 
-Scott Mickels, FPM Staff Writer/Editor, Member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association
 
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Weekly 2-Start Pitchers - Week 16
By Scott Mickels
July 16, 2006, 4:05 am

 This column deals with pitchers with two starts each week.  However, if you own pitchers with only one start, as we all do, sometimes it’s hard to decide between two similar pitchers, or whether you should go with the starter or the closer.  If you have any kind of dilemmas like those staring you in the face each week, don’t hesitate to email me with them.  I’m more than happy to help you out and get your team’s rotation pointed in the right direction.

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.  

 
American League
 
(Season: W-L, ERA)
 
 
NO-BRAINERS  
 
Scott Kazmir, TB: @ MIN, vs. BAL (10-6, 3.27)
 
Jon Lester, BOS: vs. KC, @ SEA (4-0, 2.89)
 
Francisco Liriano, MIN: vs. TB, @ CLE (10-2, 2.12)
 
Nate Robertson, DET: vs. CHW, vs. OAK (8-5, 3.36)
 
Jered Weaver, ANA: vs. CLE, @ KC (6-0, 1.12) *injury alert*
 
 
HOT
 
Tim Corcoran, TB: @ MIN, vs. BAL (4-0, 1.57)
 
Vincente Padilla, TEX: @ TOR, @ CHW (9-5, 4.25)


COLD

Tim Wakefield, BOS: vs. KC, @ SEA (7-8, 4.05)
 
 
AVOID
 
Brandon Duckworth, KC: @ BOS, vs. ANA (1-2, 5.40)
 
Shaun Marcum, TOR: vs. TEX, vs. NYY (0-0. 7.45)
 
Russ Ortiz, BAL: vs. OAK, @ TB (0-6, 7.88 )
 

KEEP IN MIND
 
Scott Baker, MIN: vs. TB, @ CLE
Jon Garland, CHW: @ DET, vs. TEX
John Koronka, TEX: @ TOR, @ CHW
Ted Lilly, TOR: vs. TEX, vs. NYY
Sidney Ponson, NYY: vs. SEA, @ TOR
Chien-Ming Wang, NYY: vs. SEA, @ TOR
Jarrod Washburn, SEA: @ NYY, vs. BOS
Jake Westbrook, CLE: @ ANA, vs. MIN
 
 
 
 National League 
 
(Season: W-L, ERA)
 
 
NO-BRAINERS     

Roy Oswalt, HOU: @ CHC, @ HOU (6-6, 3.06)
 
Jason Schmidt, SF: vs. MIL, vs. SD (6-5, 2.78 )
 
Dontrelle Willis, FLA: vs. WAS, vs. PIT (6-7, 3.80)

 
HOT

Mike Pelfrey, NYM: @ CIN, vs. HOU (1-0, 3.60)

 
COLD

Tony Armas Jr., WAS: @ FLA, vs. CHC (6-4, 4.44) *injury alert*
 
Clay Hensley, SD: vs. PHI, @ SF (5-7, 4.70)
 
Horacio Ramirez, ATL: @ STL, @ PHI (4-3, 4.65) *injury alert* 
 
 
AVOID
 
Enrique Gonzalez, ARI: vs. LA, vs. COL (2-2, 5.14)
 
Zach Jackson, MIL: @ SF, @ CIN (1-2, 5.94)
 
Carlos Marmol, CHC: vs. HOU, @ WAS (2-3, 4.23)
 
Kip Wells, PIT: vs. COL, @ FLA (0-4, 12.42)
 
 
KEEP IN MIND
 
Chad Billingsley, LA: @ ARI, vs. STL
Juan Cruz, ARI: vs. LA, vs. COL
Tom Gorzelanny, PTI: vs. COL, @ FLA
Cole Hamels, PHI: @ SD, vs. ATL
Jason Jennings, COL: @ PIT, @ ARI
Eric Milton, CIN: vs. NYM, vs. MIL
Ricky Nolasco, FLA: vs. WAS, vs. PIT
Aaron Sele, LA: @ ARI, vs. STL
Jeff Weaver, STL: vs. ATL, @ LA
Woody Williams, SD: vs. PHI, @ SF
Jamey Wright, SF: vs. MIL, vs. SD
 
 
 
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Weekly 2 Start Pitchers - Week 14
By Scott Mickels
July 1, 2006, 1:45 pm

 
   This column deals with pitchers with two starts each week.  However, if you own pitchers with only one start, as we all do, sometimes it’s hard to decide between two similar pitchers, or whether you should go with the starter or the closer.  If you have any kind of dilemmas like those staring you in the face each week, don’t hesitate to email me with them.  I’m more than happy to help you out and get your team’s rotation pointed in the right direction.

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.
 
DON'T FORGET!!! Because of the All-Star break, there will be no 2-start pitchers for Week 15.  

 
American League
 
(Season: W-L, ERA)
 
 
NO-BRAINERS  
 
Josh Beckett, BOS: @ TB, @ CHW (10-3, 4.64)
 
Jose Contreras, CHW: vs. BAL, vs. BOS (8-0, 3.54)
 
Freddy Garcia, CHW: vs. BAL, vs. BOS (10-4, 4.65)
 
Roy Halladay, TOR: @ TEX, @ KC (10-2, 3.22)
 
Dan Haren, OAK: vs. DET, vs. ANA (6-6, 3.53)
 
Felix Hernandez, SEA: vs. ANA, vs. DET (8-7, 4.92)
 
Scott Kazmir, TB: vs. BOS, vs. NYY (9-5, 3.59)
 
Johan Santana, MIN: @ KC, @ TEX (9-4, 2.59)
 
Curt Schilling, BOS: @ TB, @ CHW (10-2, 3.54)
 
 
HOT
 
Joe Blanton, OAK: vs. DET, vs. ANA (7-7, 4.85)
 
Nate Robertson, DET: @ OAK, @ SEA (8-3, 3.14)
 
Chien-Ming Wang, NYY: @ CLE, @ TB (8-3, 4.01)


COLD

Shawn Chacon, NYY: @ CLE, @ TB (4-2, 5.68 )
 
Jeff Weaver, ANA: @ SEA, @ OAK (3-10, 6.29)
 
 
AVOID
 
Scott Elarton, KC: vs. MIN, vs. TOR (3-9, 5.13)
 
Casey Fossum, TB: vs. BOS, vs. NYY (3-3, 5.03)
 
Bobby Keppel, KC: vs. MIN, vs. TOR (0-4, 5.50)
 
John Rheinecker, TEX: vs. TOR, vs. MIN (3-2, 4.35)
 

KEEP IN MIND
 
Kris Benson, BAL: @ CHW, @ CLE
Boof Bonser, MIN: @ KC, @ TEX
Ted Lilly, TOR: @ TEX, @ KC
Rodrigo Lopez, BAL: @ CHW, @ CLE
Ervin Santana, ANA: @ SEA, @ OAK
Jeremy Sowers, CLE: vs. NYY, vs. BAL
Jake Westbrook, CLE: vs. NYY, vs. BAL
 
 
 
National League
 
 
(Season: W-L, ERA)
 
NO-BRAINERS     

Bronson Arroyo, CIN: @ MIL, @ ATL (9-2, 2.58 )
 
Chris Carpenter, STL: @ ATL, @ HOU (6-4, 2.85)
 
Tom Glavine, NYM:  vs. PIT, vs. FLA (11-2, 3.34)
 
Aaron Harang, CIN: @ MIL, @ ATL (9-5, 3.45)
 
Pedro Martinez, NYM: vs. PIT, vs. FLA (7-4, 3.45)
 
Jason Schmidt, SF: @ COL, @ LA (6-3, 2.73)
 
John Smoltz, ATL: vs. STL, vs. CIN (4-5, 3.75)

 
HOT

Derek Lowe, LA: vs. ARI, vs. SF (6-4, 3.49)
 
Anthony Reyes, @ ATL, @ HOU (1-2, 2.16)

 
COLD

Zach Duke, PIT: @ NYM, @ PHI (5-7, 4.92)
 
 
AVOID
 
Shawn Hill, WAS: vs. FLA, vs. SD (1-3, 4.66)
 
Paul Maholm, PIT: @ NYM, @ PHI (2-7, 4.97)
 
Carlos Marmoi, CHC: @ HOU, @ MIL (1-2, 4.18)
 
Scott Mathieson, PHI: vs. SD, vs. PIT (0-2, 6.75)
 
 
KEEP IN MIND
 
Dave Bush, MIL: vs. CIN, vs. CHC
Roger Clemens, HOU: vs. CHC, vs. STL
Aaron Cook, COL: vs. SF, vs. ARI
Doug Davis, MIL: vs. CIN, vs. CHC
Noah Lowry, SF: @ COL, @ LA
Ricky Nolasco, FLA: @ WAS, @ NYM
Scott Olsen, FLA: @ WAS, @ NYM
John Patterson, WAS: vs. FLA, vs. SD
Andy Pettitte, HOU: vs. CHC, vs. STL
Mark Prior, CHC: @ HOU, @ MIL
Horacio Ramirez, ATL: vs. STL, vs. CIN
 
 
 
 
-Scott Mickels, FPM Staff Writer/Editor, Member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association
 
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Weekly 2-Start Pitchers - Week 13
By Scott Mickels
June 19, 2006, 5:38 pm

   This column deals with pitchers with two starts each week.  However, if you own pitchers with only one start, as we all do, sometimes it’s hard to decide between two similar pitchers, or whether you should go with the starter or the closer.  If you have any kind of dilemmas like those staring you in the face each week, don’t hesitate to email me with them.  I’m more than happy to help you out and get your team’s rotation pointed in the right direction.

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.  
 
 

American League
 
(Season: W-L, ERA) 
 
 
NO-BRAINERS  
 
Mark Buehrle, CHW: @ PIT, @ CHC (8-4, 3.27)
 
Randy Johnson, NYY: vs. ATL, vs. NYM (8-6, 5.21)
 
John Lackey, ANA: vs. COL, vs. LA (4-5, 3.31)
 
 
HOT 
 
Carlos Silva, MIN: vs. LA, vs. MIL (3-8, 6.87)


COLD

Jarrod Washburn, SEA: @ ARI, vs. COL (4-8, 4.84)
 
 
AVOID
 
Bobby Keppel, KC: @ CIN, @ STL (0-4, 4.78)
 

KEEP IN MIND
 
Eric Bedard, BAL: vs. PHI, @ ATL
Cliff Lee, CLE: @ STL, @ CIN
Ted Lilly, TOR: vs. WAS, vs. PHI
Esteban Loiaza, OAK: @ SD, vs. ARI
Zach C. Miner, DET: vs. HOU, @ PIT
Jamie Shields, TB: @ FLA, @ WAS
Tim Wakefield, BOS: vs. NYM, @ FLA
 
 
 
 National League
  
(Season: W-L, ERA)
 
 
NO-BRAINERS     

Chris Capuano, MIL: @ CHC, @ MIN (8-4, 3.33)
 
Tim Hudson, ATL: @ NYY, vs. BAL (6-6, 4.05)
 
Brandon Webb, ARI: vs. SEA, @ OAK (8-3, 2.48 )
 
Carlos Zambrano, CHC: vs. MIL, vs. CHW (6-3, 2.83)

 
HOT

Matt Morris, SF: vs. TEX, @ SD (5-7, 4.60)
 
Ricky Nolasco, FLA: vs. TB, vs. BOS (5-4, 3.15)

 
COLD

Greg Maddux, CHC: vs. MIL, vs. CHW (7-7, 4.83)
 
 
AVOID
 
Joe Mays, CIN: vs. KC, vs. CLE (0-4, 7.36)
 
 
KEEP IN MIND
 
Chad Billingsley, LA: @ MIN, @ ANA
Jason Jennings, COL: @ ANA, @ SEA
Cory Lidle, PHI: @ BAL, @ TOR
Jason Marquis, STL: vs. CLE, vs. KC
Wandy Rodriguez, HOU: @ DET, @ TEX
Ian Snell, PIT: vs. CHW, vs. DET
Alay Soler, NYM: @ BOS, @ NYY
Carlos Villanueva, MIL: @ CHC, @ MIN
Chris Young, SD: vs. OAK, vs. SF
 
 
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Weekly 2-Start Pitchers
By Scott Mickels
June 18, 2006, 1:10 pm

This column deals with pitchers with two starts each week.  However, if you own pitchers with only one start, as we all do, sometimes it’s hard to decide between two similar pitchers, or whether you should go with the starter or the closer.  If you have any kind of dilemmas like those staring you in the face each week, don’t hesitate to email me with them.  I’m more than happy to help you out and get your team’s rotation pointed in the right direction.

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.  

 
American League
 
(Season: W-L, ERA)
  
NO-BRAINERS  
 
Jeremy Bonderman, DET: @ MIL, vs. STL (6-4, 4.01)
 
 
HOT
 
Dan Haren, OAK: @ COL, @ SF (6-5, 3.44)


COLD

Jason Johnson, CLE: vs. CHC, vs. CIN (3-7, 6.00)
 
Joel Pineiro, SEA: @ LA, @ SD (5-7, 5.42)
 
Javier Vazquez, CHW: vs. STL, vs. HOU (7-4, 4.54)
 
 
AVOID
 
Randy Johnson, NYY: @ PHI, vs. FLA (8-5, 5.32)
 
Mark Redman, KC: vs. PIT, vs. MIL (3-4, 5.68 )
 

KEEP IN MIND
 
Daniel Cabrera, BAL: vs. FLA, vs. WAS
Kelvim Escobar, ANA: @ SF, @ ARI
Mark Hendrickson, TB: vs. ARI, vs. ATL
Ted Lilly, TOR: @ ATL, vs. NYM
Vincente Padilla, TEX: vs. SD, @ COL
Brad Radke, MIN: @ HOU, vs. CHC
 
  
National League 
 
(Season: W-L, ERA)
 
NO-BRAINERS     

Bronson Arroyo, CIN: @ NYM, @ CLE (8-3, 2.51)
 
Brett Myers, PHI: vs. NYY, @ BOS (4-3, 3.86)
 
Roy Oswalt, HOU: vs. MIN, @ CHW (6-3, 3.21)
 
Brad Penny, LA: vs. SEA, vs. PIT (7-1, 2.49)
 
Dontrelle Willis, FLA: @ BAL, @ NYY  (3-6, 4.39)

 
HOT

Elizardo Ramirez, CIN: @ NYM, @ CLE (2-5, 3.44)

 
COLD

Tony Armas Jr., WAS: @ BOS, @ BAL (6-3, 4.18 )
 
Byung-Hyun Kim, COL: vs. OAK, vs. TEX (3-4, 5.40)
 
Sidney Ponson, STL: @ CHW, @ DET (4-2, 4.35)
 
 
AVOID
 
Victor Santos, PIT: @ KC, @ LA (4-7, 4.83)
 
Mike Thompson, SD: @ TEX, vs. SEA (2-2, 4.24)
 
 
KEEP IN MIND
 
Miguel Batista, ARI: @ TB, vs. ANA
Matt Cain, SF: vs. ANA, vs. OAK
Doug Davis, MIL: vs. DET, @ KC
Zach Duke, PIT: vs. ARI, @ LA
Orlando Hernandez, NYM: vs. CIN, @ TOR
Sean Marshall, CHC: @ CLE, @ MIN
Steve Trachsel, NYM: vs. CIN, @ TOR
Claudio Vargas, ARI: @ PIT, vs. ANA
 
 
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Weekly 2-Start Pitchers - Week 11
By Scott Mickels
June 11, 2006, 2:40 pm

 
   This column deals with pitchers with two starts each week.  However, if you own pitchers with only one start, as we all do, sometimes it’s hard to decide between two similar pitchers, or whether you should go with the starter or the closer.  If you have any kind of dilemmas like those staring you in the face each week, don’t hesitate to email me with them.  I’m more than happy to help you out and get your team’s rotation pointed in the right direction.

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.  

 
American League
 
(Season: W-L, ERA) 
 
NO-BRAINERS  
 
Jose Contreras, CHW: @ TEX, @ CIN (6-0, 2.54)
 
Roy Halladay, TOR: vs. BAL, @ FLA (7-1, 2.93)
 
Scott Kazmir, TB: @ DET, @ PHI (7-4, 3.59)
 
Kenny Rogers, DET: vs. TB, @ CHC (8-3, 3.46)
 
Curt Schilling, BOS: @ MIN, @ ATL (9-2, 3.81)
 
 
HOT
 
Bobby Keppel, KC: @ ANA, @ HOU (0-1, 2.11)
 
Jered Weaver, ANA: vs. KC, vs. SD (3-0, 1.86)


COLD

Joe Blanton, OAK: vs. SEA, vs. LA (5-6, 5.60)
 
Jon Garland, CHW: @ TEX, @ CIN (4-3, 6.19)
 
Kameron Loe, TEX: vs. CHW, vs. ARI (3-5, 5.32)
 
Justin Verlander, DET: vs. TB, @ CHC (7-4, 3.35)
 
 
AVOID
 
Kyle Snyder, KC: @ ANA, @ HOU (0-0, 22.50)
 

KEEP IN MIND
 
Kris Benson, BAL: @ TOR, @ NYM
Boof Bonser, MIN: vs. BOS, @ PIT
Paul Byrd, CLE: @ NYY, @ MIL
Casey Janssen, TOR: vs. BAL, @ FLA
Adam Loewen, BAL: @ TOR, @ NYM
Seth McClung, TB: @ DET, @ PHI
Jamie Moyer, SEA: @ OAK, vs. SF
Vincente Padilla, TEX: vs. CHW, vs. ARI
Ervin Santana, ANA: vs. KC, vs. SD
Jaret Wright, NYY: vs. CLE, @ WAS
 
 
 
National League 
 
(Season: W-L, ERA)
 
NO-BRAINERS     

Chris Carpenter, STL: @ PIT, vs. COL (4-3, 2.83)
 
Tom Glavine, NYM: @ PHI, vs. BAL (9-2, 3.06)
 
Aaron Harang, CIN: vs. MIL, vs. CHW (7-4, 3.72)
 
John Smoltz, ATL: @ FLA, vs. BOS (4-4, 3.73)

 
HOT

Mike O’Connor, WAS: vs. COL, vs. NYY (3-3, 3.04)

 
COLD

Josh Fogg, COL: @ WAS, @ STL (3-4, 5.21)
 
Oliver Perez, PIT: vs. STL, vs. MIN (2-7, 7.18)
 
 
AVOID
 
Zach Jackson, MIL: @ CIN, vs. CLE (0-0, 2.45)
 
 
KEEP IN MIND
 
Jeff Francis, COL: @ WAS, @ STL
Enrique Gonzalez, ARI: vs. SF, @ TEX
Josh Johnson, FLA: vs. ATL, vs. TOR
Ryan Madson, PHI: vs. NYM, vs. TB
Sean Marshall, CHC: vs. HOU, vs. DET
Ramon Ortiz, WAS: vs. COL, vs. NYY
Chan Ho Park, SD: vs. LA, @ ANA
Andy Pettitte, HOU: @ CHC, vs. KC
Aaron Sele, LA: @ SD, @ OAK
Jamey Wright, SF: @ ARI, @ SEA
 
 
 
-Scott Mickels, FPM Staff Writer/Editor, Member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association
 
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Weekly 2-Start Pitchers - Week 10
By Scott Mickels
June 4, 2006, 7:10 pm

This column deals with pitchers with two starts each week.  However, if you own pitchers with only one start, as we all do, sometimes it’s hard to decide between two similar pitchers, or whether you should go with the starter or the closer.  If you have any kind of dilemmas like those staring you in the face each week, don’t hesitate to email me with them.  I’m more than happy to help you out and get your team’s rotation pointed in the right direction.

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.
 
 I just want to apologize to my readers for getting this week's 2-start edition out later than normal.  

 
American League
 
 
NO-BRAINERS  
 
Josh Beckett, BOS: @ NYY, vs. TEX
 
Scott Kazmir, TB: vs. ANA, @ KC
 
Francisco Liriano, MIN: @ SEA, vs. BAL
 
Mike Mussina, NYY: vs. BOS, vs. OAK
 
 
HOT
 
Barry Zito, OAK: @ CLE, @ NYY


COLD

Erik Bedard, BAL: vs. TOR, @ MIN
 
Ty Taubenheim, TOR: @ BAL, vs. DET
 
 
AVOID
 
Scott Elarton, KC: vs. TEX, vs. TB
 
Kevin Millwood, TEX: @ KC, @ BOS
 

KEEP IN MIND
 
Daniel Cabrera, BAL: vs. TOR, @ MIN
Freddy Garcia, CHW: vs. DET, vs. CLE
Felix Hernandez, SEA: vs. MIN, @ ANA
Ted Lilly, TOR: @ BAL, @ DET
Gil Meche, SEA: vs. KC, @ ANA
Nate Robertson, DET: @ CHW, @ TOR
Chien-Ming Wang, NYY: vs. BOS, vs. OAK
Jeff Weaver, ANA: @ TB, vs. SEA
Jake Westbrook, CLE: vs. OAK, @ CHW
Mike Wood, KC: @ SEA, vs. TB
 
 
 
National League
 
 
NO-BRAINERS     

Tim Hudson, ATL: vs. WAS, @ HOU
 
Pedro Martinez, NYM: @ LA, @ ARI
 
Jake Peavy, SD: @ MIL, vs. FLA
 
Brandon Webb, ARI: vs. PHI, vs. NYM
 
Carlos Zambrano, CHC: @ HOU, @ CIN

 
HOT

Livan Hernandez, WAS: @ ATL, vs. PHI 

 
COLD

Taylor Buchholz, HOU: vs. CHC, vs. ATL
 
Noah Lowry, SF: vs. FLA, vs. PIT
 
Brian Moehler, FLA: @ SF, @ SD
 
 
AVOID
 
Aaron Cook, COL: vs. PIT, vs. LA
 
Roy Oswalt, HOU: vs. CHC, vs. ATL
 
 
KEEP IN MIND
 
Dave Bush, MIL: vs. SD, vs. STL
Chris Capuano, MIL: vs. SD, vs. STL
Brandon Claussen, CIN: @ STL, vs. CHC
Juan Cruz, ARI: vs. PHI, vs. NYM
Cole Hamels, PHI: @ ARI, @ WAS
Clay Hensley, SD: @ MIL, vs. FLA
Shawn Hill, WAS: @ ATL, vs. PHI
Cory Lidle, PHI: @ ARI, @ WAS
Paul Maholm, PIT: @ COL, vs. SF
Eric Milton, CIN: @ STL, vs. CHC
Horacio Ramirez, ATL; vs. WAS, @ HOU
Ian Snell, PIT: @ COL, @ SF
Jeff Suppan, STL: vs. CIN, @ MIL
Brett Tomko, LA: vs. NYM, @ COL
Kerry Wood, CHC: @ HOU, @ CIN
 
 
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