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Week 18 Fantasy Baseball Pitcher Streaming Picks

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo

July 22, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo (61) delivers a pitch during the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The Reds defeated the Giants 11-0. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Last Week’s Results: 19-4

(Bold indicates quality start or better):

Bronson Arroyo (7/22): 9 IP, 0 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 6 K

Ivan Nova at TEX (7/22): 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 4 K

Tom Gorzelanny vs. SD (7/22): 5.2 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 6 K

Carlos Torres vs. ATL (7/23): 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 6 K

Phil Hughes at TEX (7/23): 5.2 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 1 K

Hector Santiago vs. DET (7/23): 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 5 BB, 6 K

Felix Doubront vs. TB (7/24): 6.2 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 5 K

Tim Hudson at NYM (7/24): 7.2 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 9 K

John Lannan at STL (7/24): 4 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 3 K

Zack Wheeler vs. ATL (7/25): 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 5 K

Kyle Kendrick at STL (7/25): 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 1 K

Miguel Gonzalez at KC (7/25): 4.2 IP, 6 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 0 K

Chris Tillman vs. BOS (7/26): 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 8 K

Corey Kluber vs. TEX (7/26): 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 3 K

Tyler Chatwood vs. MIL (7/26): 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 11 K

Chris Archer at NYY (7/27): 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 6 K

Ryan Dempster at BAL (7/27): 5.1 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 4 K

Dillon Gee at WAS (7/27): 7 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 2 K

Wade Davis at CHW (7/27): 7.1 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 4 K

Samuel Deduno at SEA (7/27): 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 6 K

Ivan Nova vs. TB (7/27): 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 8 K

Alexi Ogando at CLE (7/28): 4.2 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 1 K

Hector Santiago vs. KC (7/28): 6.2 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 7 K

This Week’s Picks:

Monday, July 29:

Zach McAllister vs. CHW: McAllister has seen plenty of the ChiSox in his young career, going 2-1 with a 3.07 ERA and 26 K/6 BB over 29.1 IP. The White Sox rank 29th in offense on the season, ahead of only the Marlins.

Felix Doubront vs. TB: Doubront is 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA over his last three starts (20 IP) and is 2-2 with a 3.20 ERA and 42 K over 45 IP against the Rays in his career.

Jeremy Hefner at MIA: Hefner owns a 2.22 ERA and 22 K over 28.1 career innings against the league’s worst-ranked offense.

Jacob Turner vs. NYM: Taking on Hefner will be rookie Jacob Turner who owns a 1.83 ERA over 19.2 IP against the Mets.

Tuesday, July 30:

Wei-Yin Chen vs. HOU: Chen is 2-0 with a 2.18 ERA over his last three starts (20.2 IP) and will face the Astros’ 28th ranked offense.

John Lannan vs. SFG: Lannan has a 2.25 ERA over his last three starts (20 IP) and has a career 1.74 ERA against the Giants over 20.2 IP.

Zack Wheeler at MIA: Wheeler is 2-0 with a 3.06 ERA and 15 K over his last three starts (17.2 IP) and is facing the league’s worst offense.

Wednesday, July 31:

Jose Quintana at CLE: Quintana is 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA and 14 K in his last three starts (18.2 IP) and is 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA and 20 K over 30 career innings against the Indians.

Miguel Gonzalez vs. HOU: Gonzalez pitched great against the Astros the last time he faced them, allowed one run on five hits and struck out seven over six innings. They’re a worse offense now.

Chad Gaudin at PHI: Gaudin has done a good job out of the rotation for the Giants and owns a 2.03 ERA and 11 K over 13.1 career innings against Philly.

Kyle Kendrick vs. SF: Facing Gaudin will be Kendrick who is 2-1 with a 2.81 ERA and 21 K/6 BB over 25.2 career innings against San Francisco.

Eric Stults vs. CIN: Stults owns a 2.53 ERA and eight strikeouts over 10.2 IP against the Reds in his career.

Thursday, August 1:

Ricky Nolasco at CHC: Nolasco has been solid since coming to the Dodgers and is 5-2 with a 2.98 ERA and 41 K/12 BB over 54.1 IP against the Cubs.

Friday, August 2:

Samuel Deduno vs. HOU: Deduno is on fire, going 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA over his last three starts (21 IP) and owns a 3.18 ERA on the season. When in doubt, start the guy facing Houston.

Dillon Gee vs. KC: Gee goes on streaks and has been on a good one lately, owning a 1.74 ERA over his last three starts (20.2 IP). The Royals have the 23rd ranked offense in the league.

Saturday, August 3:

Ivan Nova at SD: Nova has a 2.05 ERA and 18 K over his last three starts (22 IP) and facing a San Diego offense that might look very different after Wednesday’s trade deadline.

Jonathan Pettibone vs. ATL: In his first start against the Braves, Pettibone allowed just one run on five hits, one walk, and six strikeouts.

Jarred Cosart at MIN: Cosart has been stellar in three starts since being called up, going 1-0 with a 0.86 ERA. The Twins rank 20th in offense.

Chris Capuano at CHC: Capuano is 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA and 14 K/1 BB over his last three starts (17.1 IP). He’s done well against the Cubs his entire career, going 9-3 with a 3.35 ERA over 86 IP.

Erasmo Ramirez at BAL: Ramirez has been struggling but has won two of his last three games anyway. He’s faced Baltimore before, allowing just two runs, four hits, and no walks while striking out six over eight innings.

Sunday, August 4:

Mike Pelfrey vs. HOU: Pelfrey has been better of late, putting up a 3.06 ERA and 15 K/4 BB over his last three starts (17.2 IP). He’s always done well against the Astros, owning a 3.31 ERA and 21 K/7 BB over 32.2 IP.

John Lannan vs. ATL: Lannan has a 2.25 ERA over his last three starts and has seen a lot of the Braves. Over 16 career starts, Lannan is 9-5 with a 3.20 ERA over 98.1 IP.

Juan Nicasio at PIT: Nicasio is 2-0 with a 0.47 ERA and 15 K/4 BB over his last three starts and allowed just one run over 6.2 IP against the Pirates in his last start against them.

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