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Week Seven Two-Start Pitchers Update

Here is the latest update to Week 7 two-start pitchers. Again this list is subject to change going forward.

Pitchers not listed on last update
ATL – Lowe
LAD – Billingsley
CIN – Cueto
ANA – Lackey
STL – Lohse
ARZ – Garland
MIL – Bush
WAS – Detwiler

Pitchers from Friday no longer scheduled for two starts
ANA – Santana
CIN – Owings
ARZ – Augenstein
ATL – Reyes

Lowe has won his last four decisions and has a Quality Start in four of his last five games. He is walking a few more batters than you would like, but is making up for it with a fantastic HR/FB rate of five percent and a strand rate of 72.4 percent, his highest since 2002.

Billingsley has a Quality Start in all eight outings and has actually given up fewer home runs than Lowe, allowing just one HR in 54.2 innings.

Cueto is off to a fantastic start but his FIP (3.69) is nearly two runs higher than his ERA (1.93). His 89.6 percent strand rate is second in the majors among starters, trailing only Greinke.

Lackey gets the two-start week after being ejected after just two pitches in his season debut on Saturday. He struck out eight batters in 9.2 innings during two minor league rehab games at Triple-A. Lackey opened the season on the DL with a forearm strain.

Lohse is 3-1 with a 3.20 ERA at home this season and he gets two starts at Busch Stadium III this week, squaring off against Milwaukee and Kansas City.

Garland is the anti-Lohse, pitching much better on the road than at Chase Field. All five of his HR allowed happened at home. Meanwhile his road ERA stands at 1.35 in two games. He pitches at Florida and at Oakland this week.

Bush has nice numbers this season except for his HR/9 rate, which checks in at 1.53 after eight games. He has road starts at Houston and at Minnesota. According to ESPN park factors, Minute Maid Park has the third highest park factor for homers while the Metrodome ranks 19th.

Detwiler is a lefty who has hit 95 mph in the minors. Last year in the Hi-A Carolina League, he recorded a 53.4 percent groundball rate. Detwiler had an 0-3 record this year in Double-A, but he had a 2.96 ERA and a 2.80 K/BB ratio.