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Trusting Liriano

Friday, June 08, 2012



Streamer City

The following pitchers are generally available in over 50 percent of fantasy leagues and have favorable match-ups this week:

American League

Wednesday, 6/13: Brian Matusz vs. PIT
Matusz has rattled off four straight quality starts and was dominant against the Rays in his most recent outing.

Wednesday, 6/13: Hector Noesi vs. SD
He was knocked around in his most recent start but Noesi owns a 3.62 ERA at Safeco so a home start against one of the league's worst offenses could be just what the doctor ordered.

Friday, 6/15: Scott Diamond vs. MIL
The young lefty has been too good to ignore, especially at home where he's 2-0 with a 1.33 ERA and 0.98 WHIP.

National League

Wednesday, 6/13: J.A. Happ @ SF
The lefty is rocking a 23/6 K/BB ratio in 19 1/3 innings over his past three starts.

Thursday, 6/14: Alex White vs. OAK
White has pitched better at home than on the road and should be able to handle Oakland's weak lineup.

Friday, 6/15: Michael Fiers @ MIN
The rookie has shown some strikeout proficiency in his first couple starts. He should fare well in Target Field.

Total Games

American League

6: BAL, BOS, CLE, CWS, DET, KC, LAA, MIN, NYY, OAK, SEA, TB, TEX, TOR

National League

6: ARI, ATL, CHC, CIN, COL, HOU, LAD, MIA, MIL, NYM, PHI, PIT, SD, SF, STL, WAS

Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

BAL: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
BOS: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
CLE: 6 vs. RHP, 0 vs. LHP
CWS: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
DET: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
KC: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
LAA: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
MIN: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
NYY: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
OAK: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
SEA: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
TB: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
TEX: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
TOR: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
 
National League

ARI: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
ATL: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
CHC: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
CIN: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
COL: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
HOU: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
LAD: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
MIA: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
MIL: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
NYM: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
PHI: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
PIT: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
SD: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
SF: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
STL: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
WAS: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP

The Infirmary

You can get a full listing of injured players at Rotoworld's Injury Page (http://www.rotoworld.com/teams/injuries/mlb/all/) but here's the latest on a few prominent players who have been out of action:

Nick Markakis: Out until late June (wrist)
Juan Nicasio: Out indefinitely (knee)
Alex Avila: Out until late June (hamstring)
Carl Pavano: Out indefinitely (shoulder)
Eric Stults: Out until July (back)
Jaime Garcia: Out indefinitely (elbow)
Derek Holland: Out until late June (shoulder)



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