The user’s guide to two-start pitchers, Week Last

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I don't know that there's a best way to present the final 10 days of the regular season, but this is how we'll look at it.

In this post is a listing, and ranking, of every pitcher slated to work twice over the final 10 days of the season. It's as tentative as tentative can be. Some contending clubs will get ready for the post-season once a spot is secured (and maybe go easy on stars). Some non-contenders might shift into shutdown mode. We'll keep producing daily streaming pieces during the week, but if you need to plan for 10 days now, what's below is for you.

Hope you're in the finals, or fighting for a much-coveted roto title.

National League, Sept. 24-Oct. 3

First Class
Kris Medlen — MIA, at PIT
Matt Cain — ARI, at SD
R.A. Dickey — PIT, at MIA
Cliff Lee — at MIA, at WAS
Cole Hamels — WAS, at MIA

Medlen didn't even have an Atlanta rotation spot; now he's the easy No. 1 call in the National League. Can't predict ball, I guess. … Dickey has designs on his 20th victory and is the likely the Cy Young favorite at the moment.

Business Class
Adam Wainwright — WAS, CIN
Yovani Gallardo — HOU, SD
Jordan Zimmermann — at PHI, at STL
Johnny Cueto — MIL, at STL
Mat Latos — at PIT, at STL
A.J. Burnett — CIN, ATL
Tim Lincecum — ARI, at SD
Kyle Kendrick — WAS, at WAS
Roy Halladay — WAS, at WAS
Ross Detwiler — at PHI, PHI
Jaime Garcia — at HOU, CIN
Josh Johnson — at ATL, NYM
Mike Minor — NYM, at PIT
Jon Niese — PIT, at MIA

The Nationals will probably be lining things up over their final pass through the rotation, so don't be surprised if Zimmermann (and others) have a short final turn. … Philly's late run has come despite Halladay — he has a 4.78 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in the second half. … Cueto's second-half givebacks have become commonplace — check out the splits for yourself, career or season-by-season. … Consistency isn't a word in the Garcia file, but he gets a favorable draw: Houston first, and then what could be a low-incentive Cincinnati club. … Kendrick's lost turn at Houston on Sept. 15 pushed some roto owners off the scent, though it wasn't all his fault that evening (his defense left a few outs on the field). Kendrick has been terrific in seven of his last eight turns, allowing two runs or less in all of those. That's worth a Circle of Trust membership.

Exit Row
Marco Estrada — at WAS, HOU
Ian Kennedy — CHC, COL
Edwin Jackson — at PHI, PHI
Bronson Arroyo — MIL, at STL
Wily Peralta — at CIN, SD
Ryan Vogelsong — ARI, at LAD
Wade Miley — at SF, COL

Aisle Seat in Coach
Wandy Rodriguez — at NYM, CIN
Travis Wood — at ARI, HOU
Josh Beckett — at SD, COL
Patrick Corbin — at SF, COL
Tommy Hanson — MIA, at PIT
Chris Capuano — at SD, SF
Trevor Cahill — at COL, CHC
Andrew Werner — SF, at MIL
Chris Young — at ATL, at MIA
Jake Westbrook — at HOU, WAS
Paul Maholm — MIA, NYM
Shaun Marcum — at CIN, SD
Joe Blanton — at SD, SF
Mike Leake — MIL, at PIT
Kevin Correia — at NYM, ATL
Edinson Volquez — LAD, at MIL
Clayton Richard — LAD, at MIL

Middle Seat
Tyler Skaggs — at SF, CHC
Aaron Harang — COL, SF
Bud Norris — STL, at CHC
Jhoulys Chacin — CHC, at ARI
Wade LeBlanc — at ATL, NYM
Barry Zito — ARI, at LAD
Nathan Eovaldi — at ATL, NYM
John Lannan — MIL, at STL

Lost in the Cargo
Edgar Gonzalez — at MIL, at CHC
*Jeff Karstens — at NYM, CIN
Jorge De La Rosa — CHC, at LAD
Drew Pomeranz — CHC, at ARI
Chris Volstad — at COL, HOU
Jenrry Mejia — PIT, at ATL
Jeff Francis — at LAD, at ARI
Jason Berken — at COL, HOU
Chris Rusin — at COL, at ARI
Fernando Abad — STL, at CHC
Tyler Chatwood — ARI, at LAD

American League, Sept. 24-Oct. 3

Pizza Pie
Justin Verlander — KC, at MIN
Chris Sale — CLE, TB
David Price — at BOS, BAL
Felix Hernandez — at LAA, LAA
Zack Greinke — SEA, at SEA
*Jered Weaver — at TEX, at SEA
CC Sabathia — at MIN, BOS

The Tigers and White Sox could go down to the final day of the season for the AL Central title, something very much appreciated by fantasy owners.

Custard Pie
Doug Fister — KC, at KC
Hiroki Kuroda — at TOR, BOS
Yu Darvish — OAK, LAA
James Shields — at CHW, BAL
Jake Peavy — CLE, at CLE
Ervin Santana — SEA, at SEA
*Max Scherzer — at MIN, at KC
Matt Harrison — OAK, at OAK
Phil Hughes — at MIN, at TOR

Is Scherzer healthy enough to be a factor in the final 10 days? … While Sale has to face Tampa once, Peavy gets the easier part of the draw, two starts against the Tribe. … Just when I was out on Big Erv, he drags me back in. He's logged six quality turns out of seven, including a pair of double-digit strikeout games.

Apple Pie
A.J Griffin — SEA, TEX
Ryan Dempster — LAA, at OAK
Andy Pettitte — at MIN, at TOR
Jeremy Guthrie — at DET, DET
Jeremy Hellickson — at BOS, at CHW
Derek Holland — OAK, LAA
Wei-Yin Chen — TOR, BOS
Brandon Morrow — NYY, MIN
Anibal Sanchez — KC, at MIN
Clay Buchholz — TB, at NYY
Jason Vargas — at OAK, LAA

Pettitte is 40 and he's only been active part of the year, so you don't want to go haywire with his rank. But he looked solid in his brief start last week, and obviously these matchups look good. … Griffin's road turns last week were a disappointment, but he's still looking at a 2.67 ERA and 0.83 WHIP over his six home turns (five walks, 22 whiffs).

Pumpkin Pie
Hisashi Iwakuma — at LAA, LAA
C.J. Wilson — SEA, at TEX
Martin Perez — OAK, at OAK
Tommy Milone — at TEX, SEA
Joe Saunders — TOR, at TB
*Dan Haren — at TEX, at SEA
Carlos Villanueva — at BAL, MIN
Rick Porcello — KC, at KC
Ivan Nova — at TOR, BOS
Jon Lester — TB, at NYY
Erasmo Ramirez — at LAA, at OAK
Daniel Straily — at TEX, SEA
Jarrod Parker — at TEX, TEX
Zach Britton — BOS, at TB
Scott Diamond — DET, at TOR
*Chris Archer — at CHW, BAL
Ubaldo Jimenez — KC, CHW
Henderson Alvarez — at BAL, NYY
Jose Quintana — TB, at CLE
Samuel Deduno — NYY, at TOR
Bruce Chen — at DET, DET
Travis Blackley — at TEX, TEX

If you start Lester at this time of year, you're simply chasing the name. None for me, thanks. … The asterisk for Archer refers to the possibility of Tampa Bay shutting him down before the end of the year. Why expose a good young arm to innings that mean nothing? … It's not clear how the Angels will run their rotation if they happen to stick in contention. A normal flow would give Haren two turns (and might lock out Weaver from two), but they obviously need to go all out to qualify. Again, as we said in the lead, it's all tentative at this time of year.

Mud Pie
Luis Mendoza — at DET, DET
Francisco Liriano — CLE, TB
Liam Hendriks — NYY, DET
Aaron Laffey — at BAL, MIN
Esmerling Vasquez — NYY, at TOR
Zach McAllister
— at CHW, CHW
Aaron Cook — at BAL, at NYY
Ricky Romero — at BAL, NYY
Luke Hochevar — at DET, at CLE

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