On Wednesday, Scott Baker proved that all good things must come to an end, and if you’re going to end a streak, you might as well end it with a bang. Baker certainly accomplished that. Luckily we’ve accrued a substantial amount of well pitched innings this season, and the overall damaged was minimal. Let’s see just how much it actually hurt.
Friday the 13th generally brings with it superstitions of bad luck and delightfully terrible horror movies. This Friday is different, as it brings a bevy of streaming options to fantasy owners everywhere. Don’t let the unlucky associations deter you from streaming; you’re sure to find a matchup that will work out for you. The only problem with having so many options is, which one should we consider the best? It was a tough decision, but I came to a conclusion of…
Fausto Carmona (CLE) vs SEA – 26%
How fitting that the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of baseball would be our streamer. Despite all signs saying this start should be doomed by the devil, the matchup is too tempting to resist. He faces the Mariners in this one, a lineup that won’t be scaring anyone but Seattle fans on Friday. The Indians righty has also been exceptional for most of 2011. Carmona has allowed 16 earned runs in his two worst starts, but only five earned runs in his other six starts this season. Talk about a couple outings ruining your season numbers. I like his chances to dominate, but if he’s taken in your league, there are plenty of other options.
Options: Philip Humber @ OAK, Brandon McCarthy vs CHW, Tom Gorzelanny vs FLA, Bud Norris (51%) vs NYM, Brandon Beachy vs PHI.
David Bay has a BA in Economics from San Jose State University and has been playing fantasy sports since 2004. You can keep track of his work on his blog, streamingsleepers.wordpress.com, or on the forums under the username BayBear. He enjoys long walks on the beach, Sabermetrics, and situational hitting.
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