We were entertained by the rockets’ red glare as these pitchers were having their own pyrotechnic shows from the hill.
1. Felix Hernandez, Seattle
Hernandez tossed the ball hard for nine innings only gave up two hits with 11 strike outs. He earned a .000 ERA and the deserved victory.
In week 13, he was dominated, and the Monday that followed Independence Day, he was equally good. However, his bullpen gave up the win he deserved.
The popular Seattle ace is 6-5 with 122 strikeouts and a .301 ERA for the season.
2. Adam Wainwright, St. Louis
Wright threw for 16 innings from the mound last week and had 16 strikeouts with only three walks. His appearances gave him two wins and a .059 ERA.
Last Sunday, he threw a complete game and picked up the victory.
The Cardinals' starting pitcher is one of the best right now and doesn’t show signs of slowing down.
He is currently sitting pretty with a 12-5 record and a 2.24 ERA with 123 strikeouts for the season.
3. Jered Weaver, Los Angeles (Angels)
Weaver sat down six and allowed only two hits, which gave him a .000 ERA and the win.
The box score looks great, but he did hiccup when he had trouble retiring the last few batters he faced.
He is 8-4 with 130 strikeouts and a .2.97 ERA for the season.
4. Matt Capps, Washington
Capps picked up two wins in three innings of relief. He garnered a .000 ERA and only gave up two hits.
Capps has had five straight scoreless appearances.
His season has been decent with a 3-3 record, 23 saves, 32 strikeouts, 3.26 ERA.
5. Huston Street, Colorado
Street spent six innings on the hill last week and struck out six with no walks and only two hits. His performance gave him two saves and a .000 ERA.
The Colorado hurler’s fantasy ownership increased about five percent with his recent outings.
He is 1-1 with two saves and eight strikeouts for the season.
6. Matt Latos, San Diego
Latos worked eight innings to get the win. He struck out eight and only walked two which gave him a .000 ERA.
Latos and Jimenez are tied for the most shutout innings this season thus far.
He is 9-4 with a 2.62 ERA with 91 strikeouts for the season.
7. Tommy Hanson, Atlanta
Hanson played some catch with McCann and earned a victory with a .000 ERA after six innings on the mound. He sent eight back to the dugout with strikeouts and only gave up two walks.
He is 8-5 with a 4.19 ERA with 98 strikeouts for the season.
8. Roy Oswalt, Houston
Oswalt threw for seven innings on the mound and struck out seven with two walks and only three hits. His performance gave him the win and a .000 ERA.
The Houston starting pitcher may be wearing a different uniform after the All-Star break. If Texas picks him up, he won’t need to travel far for his new assignment.
The Astros haven’t helped Oswalt’s record of 5-10 despite his ERA of 3.32 with 104 strikeouts this season.
9. Brad Lincoln, Pittsburgh
Lincoln had a nice outing with six strikeouts and one walk in seven innings. He earned the win and a .000 ERA.
He did very well in week 13 but he followed it up with his worst outing this past Tuesday.
The Pirates starting pitcher is a huge risk. Fantasy owners should stay clear until he provides more consistent performances.
He is 1-3 with a 5.25 ERA for the season.
10. Bronson Arroyo, Cincinnati
Arroyo had six solid innings with three strikeouts and two walks, giving him a .000 ERA and the win.
The Reds hurler gained some fantasy ownership as a result of this performance. He is up five percent in most leagues.
Arroyo is available around 50 percent in most leagues. He would be a nice pick up if your fantasy staff has fallen by the wayside.
He is 9-4 with a 3.04 ERA with only 54 strikeouts this season.