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Friday, August 31, 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

Thursday, 9/6: Freddy Garcia @ BAL
Garcia has struggled to pitch deep into his past few outings, but on the flip side, he's racked up 24 strikeouts over 21 2/3 innings in his last four turns.

Friday, 9/7: Francisco Liriano vs. KC
Liriano has allowed more than two runs in a start only once in six tries since joining the White Sox.

Friday, 9/7: Liam Hendriks vs. CLE
The young righty seemed to turn a corner in his last start, a one-run complete game loss. See if he can build on that success against the Tribe.

National League

Tuesday, 9/4: Jordan Lyles @ PIT
The 21-year-old has been quality in three of his past four starts, qualifying as perhaps his best stretch of the season.

Wednesday, 9/5: Aaron Harang vs. SD
In the month of August, Harang has registered a 3.38 ERA while holding opponents to a .233 average.

Friday, 9/7: Tyler Skaggs @ SD
The rookie southpaw has been impressive in his first couple starts for the D-Backs.

Total Games

American League

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

National League

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

Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

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

National League

ARI: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
ATL: 6 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
CHC: 5 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
CIN: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
COL: 4 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
HOU: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
LAD: 2 vs. RHP, 4 vs. LHP
MIA: 6 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
MIL: 7 vs. RHP, 0 vs. LHP
NYM: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
PHI: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
PIT: 2 vs. RHP, 4 vs. LHP
SD: 2 vs. RHP, 4 vs. LHP
SF: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
STL: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
WAS: 5 vs. RHP, 2 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:

Franklin Morales: Out indefinitely (shoulder)
David Ortiz: Out until mid-September (Achilles)
Gavin Floyd: Out until late September (elbow)
Chad Billingsley: Out indefinitely (elbow)
Denard Span: Out indefinitely (shoulder)
Vance Worley: Out for the season (elbow)



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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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