Sorry to say, there are not exactly a wealth of streaming options for the very end of the week. Still, the options are decent, as you shall see below.
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Bartolo Colon OAK @ BAL Tommy Hunter
BFBC as we like to refer to him, is coming off a couple of bad outings, where he gave up 4 ER to both the Rangers and Yankees, but many SPs suffer that fate. He sports a 29:7 K/BB ratio over his last 7 starts, which is pretty nice. I expect him to bounce back against the Orioles, although I'd prefer he was pitching at home.
Joe Kelly StL @ CHC Jeff Samardzija
Kelly has been superb, allowing only 8 ERs over his 5 starts (30 IP). His ratio isn't spectacular, however, sitting at 18:15, and one might think that those walks will catch up with him sooner or later. Still, good team, and good results make him a worthwhile option. Besides, who else you got on Saturday?
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Travis Blackley OAK @ BAL Wei-Yin Chen
Blackley has posted superior numbers, with a 46:13 ratio on the year, together with very palatable ERA and WHIP stats-3.15 and 1.05 respectively. He's also allowed 3 ERs or less in his last 7 starts, so he keeps his team in the game, and keeps himself poised to pick up a W here and there, as evidenced by his 3-0 record in the past 7 appearances.
Lucas Harrell HOU vs PIT James McDonald
Harrell has been a bright spot on a rather dismal Astros season. He has put up a 2:1 ratio (16:8 to be precise) and 3 ER total over his last 3 starts. Unfortunately, due to his supporting cast, his record in those 3 starts stands at 0-1, which doesn't seem fair, but there you go.
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Paul Maholm CHC vs StL Adam Wainwright
Maholm continues to be the best SP on the Cubs roster, having gone a perfect 5-0 over his last 5 starts. In that time, he has a 0.96 ERA. His 76:30 ratio looks nice, but once you realize he's tossed 113.2 IP, the strikeout numbers are not so impressive. Even so, it's hard to argue with his success, and my suggestion is to continue to ride the hot hand. In fact, add him to your roster and take advantage of his success before someone else in your league gets wise.
Joe Saunders ARI vs NYM R.A. Dickey
I've written before that I don't have a lot of faith in Saunders, but he offers a steady if unspectacular SP option. In his last 7 starts covering 43 IP, his ratio has been an acceptable 37:11, and he's allowed 3 or less ERs per game over that span. Nothing to cheer about from the roof, but nothing to sneeze at, either.
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