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Tim Stauffer @ San Francisco Giants
Stauffer is 3-1 in his past five starts with a 1.00 ERA, a 0.81 WHIP, and 33 strikeouts in 36 innings. He’s better at home, but still 1-2 with a 3.25 ERA on the road.
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Yesterday’s Totals:  Win, 6 IP, 3 Ks, 1.50 ERA (1 earned run), 1.33 WHIP (5 hits, 3 walks)
Season Totals:  34-23, 529-2/3 IP, 377 Ks, 3.83 ERA (222 earned runs), 1.30 WHIP (514 hits, 176 walks)
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Paul Maholm vs. Houston Astros
Maholm has gone 2-2 in his past five starts with a 1.99 ERA. He’s pitching at home where he’s 3-4 with a 2.08 ERA. He gave up one run in seven innings (1.29 ERA) earlier this year against Houston, but got a no-decision.4
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Brandon Beachy vs. Baltimore
This could be his last streamer performance as he gets gobbled up in fantasy leagues. He’s been great all year, but has been even better since coming off the DL, going 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA, a 0.83 WHIP, and 20 strikeouts in two starts.
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John Lannan vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Lannan is 3-0 in his past seven starts with a 1.61 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. He’s pitching at home where he’s 3-2 with a 1.81 ERA. I “Imagine” he should be a solid start against Pittsburgh at home.
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Tom Gorzelanny vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Gorzelanny is just 2-6, but has a respectable ERA (4.18) and WHIP (1.30). He last time out he gave up one run to the White Sox over seven innings, picking up eight strikeouts along the way. He’s pitching at home where he’s 1-1 with a 3.34 ERA (1-5, 4.89 on the road). He hasn’t faced the Pirates this year, but had a 3.55 ERA against them last year and a 1.69 mark in 2009, giving him a 3.00 ERA in 18 career innings against the Pirates.
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Yesterday’s Totals:  No-decision, 1 IP, 1 K, 0.00 ERA, 4.00 WHIP (2 hits, 2 walks)
Season Totals:  33-23, 504-2/3 IP, 368 Ks, 3.83 ERA (215 earned runs), 1.31 WHIP (490 hits, 172 walks)
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Carlos Zambrano vs. San Francisco Giants
Zambrano is 1-0 in his past two starts with a 3.00 ERA. At  home he’s 1-2 with a 3.91 ERA (4.71 on the road). Last year he did not get a decision, but held the Giants to two runs in 11 innings (1.64 ERA).
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Yesterday’s Totals:  Win, 7 IP, 6 Ks, 1.29 ERA (1 earned run), 0.86 WHIP (4 hits, 2 walks)
Season Totals:  33-23, 503-2/3 IP, 367 Ks, 3.84 ERA (215 earned runs), 1.31 WHIP (488 hits, 170 walks)
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Tim Stauffer vs. Kansas City Royals
Stauffer is 2-1 in his past four starts with a 0.93 ERA, 0.79 WHIP, and 27 strikeouts in 29 innings. He’s pitching at home where he’s 2-3 with a 2.96 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.
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Yesterday’s Totals:  Win, 5 IP, 3 Ks, 7.20 ERA (4 earned runs), 1.60 WHIP (4 hits, 4 walks)
Season Totals:  32-23, 496-2/3 IP, 361 Ks, 3.88 ERA (214 earned runs), 1.31 WHIP (484 hits, 168 walks)
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Brian Duensing vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Duensing is 2-2 in four June starts with a 2.38 ERA, and a 1.37 WHIP. The Dodgers’ bats have been relatively quiet of late (excluding last night) and somebody has to stop the bleeding for the Twinkies.
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Yesterday’s Totals:  Win, 6 IP, 9 Ks, 1.50 ERA (1 earned run), 0.75 WHIP (3 hits, 1 walk)
Season Totals:  31-23, 491-2/3 IP, 358 Ks, 3.84 ERA (210 earned runs), 1.31 WHIP (480 hits, 164 walks)
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Brandon Beachy vs. Seattle Mariners
Beachy held the Blue Jays to one run on four hits with 11 strikeouts his last time out, showing no rust as he returned from the DL. He gets to take on the Mariners on the road where he’s 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA in three starts.
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Yesterday’s Totals:  No-decision, 3 IP, 2 Ks, 15.00 ERA (5 earned runs), 2.33 WHIP (7 hits)
Season Totals:  30-23, 485-2/3 IP, 358 Ks, 3.87 ERA (209 earned runs), 1.32 WHIP (477 hits, 163 walks)
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Jeff Niemann @ Houston Astros
In his return from a back injury that shelved him since early May, Niemann held the Brewers to four hit over six scoreless innings. On the year he’s 2-1 with a 2.30 ERA on the road (0-3, 6.65 at home).
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Yesterday’s Totals:  1-2/3 IP, 2 Ks, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP
Season Totals:  30-23, 482-2/3 IP, 356 Ks, 3.84 ERA (206 earned runs), 1.31 WHIP (470 hits, 163 walks)
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