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Friday, August 10, 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, 8/15: Dan Straily @ KC
The rookie strikeout machine should be able to slice and dice Kansas City's lineup.

Thursday, 8/16: Luke Hochevar vs. OAK
It's tough to count on the wildly inconsistent right-hander, but he does have a 2.18 ERA in his last five starts at home.

Thursday, 8/16: Miguel Gonzalez vs. BOS
Gonzalez has been shockingly effective this year for the most part, with a 3.80 ERA and 1.29 WHIP.

National League

Wednesday, 8/15: Paul Maholm vs. SD
The lefty was quality against the Astros in his debut for Atlanta. Look for similarly strong results against the Padres.

Wednesday, 8/15: Justin Germano vs. HOU
Germano has proven tough to solve since joining the Cubs rotation, allowing only four runs on seven hits in two starts.

Thursday, 8/16: Kris Medlen vs. SD
He's looked sharp in his first two turns since rejoining the Braves' rotation. Let him loose in this favorable match-up against Jason Marquis.

Total Games

American League

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

National League

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

Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

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

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

Matt Garza: Out until September (elbow)
Travis Hafner: Out indefinitely (groin)
Todd Helton: Out for the season (hip)
Michael Cuddyer: Out until late August (ribs)
Ryan Raburn: Out until late August (thumb)
Jordan Schafer: Out indefinitely (shoulder)
A.J. Griffin: Out until late August (shoulder)
Brett Lawrie: Out until late August (ribs)



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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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