Thursday is usually an important swing day in fantasy baseball weeks, and this week the MLB only has eight games on the schedule. Even with such limited options, there are pair of starting pitchers for arch-rivals who are each worth a look if you are streaming a starter or looking for a one-game fill-in.
My starting pitching pickups have been rolling along so far in August (archive and new posts show up here). In almost 350 innings this month, my picks are a combined 27-13 with a 3.05 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a 7.65 K/9 rate. Each day, my picks are available in at least half of ESPN leagues when they are selected the day before their scheduled start.
49.9% owned, vs Houston Astros
Rubby De La Rosa
2.9% owned, vs Los Angeles Angels