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Gearing Up For the Stretch Run

Friday, August 03, 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, 8/8: Kevin Millwood @ BAL
A nice surprise sound in the Seattle rotation, Millwood owns a 3.90 ERA on the season and has been quality in four of his past five starts.

Friday, 8/10: Scott Feldman vs. DET
The Texas righty is hot right now, as he's allowed only one run over 17 innings with no walks in his past three outings.

National League

Wednesday, 8/8: Joe Kelly vs. SF
The rookie right-hander has turned in seven straight quality starts for the Cards. No reason to think he'll stop now.

Wednesday, 8/8: Jeff Samardzija @ SD
In five July starts, Samardzija posted a 1.91 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 33 frames.

Thursday, 8/9: Lucas Harrell vs. WAS
Dating back to mid-June, Harrell has a 2.17 ERA and 47/18 K/BB ratio in 45 2/3 innings.

Total Games

American League

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

National League

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

Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

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

ARI: 5 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
ATL: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
CHC: 6 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
CIN: 5 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
COL: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
HOU: 5 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
LAD: 1 vs. RHP, 5 vs. LHP
MIA: 2 vs. RHP, 4 vs. LHP
MIL: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
NYM: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
PHI: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
PIT: 4 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
SD: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
SF: 4 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
STL: 4 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
WAS: 4 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP

The Infirmary

You can get a full listing of injured players at Rotoworld's Injury Page but here's the latest on a few prominent players who have been out of action:

Jair Jurrjens: Out until mid-August (groin)
Tommy Hanson: Out until mid-August (back)
Jim Thome: Out until mid-August (neck)
Logan Morrison: Out indefinitely (knee)
Trevor Plouffe: Out until early August (thumb)
Placido Polanco: Out until mid-August (back)
Yasmani Grandal: Out until late August (ribs)
Aubrey Huff: Out indefinitely (knee)
Adam Lind: Out until mid-August (back)



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Nick Nelson is a frequent contributor to Rotoworld's baseball coverage and regularly blogs about the Minnesota Twins at Twins Daily. Follow him on Twitter at nnelson9.
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