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Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Sunday's Starters
Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen - L) at Tigers (Doug Fister - R), 1:05
Rangers (Matt Harrison - L) at Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez - R), 1:07
Cubs (Chris Volstad - R) at Reds (Mat Latos - R), 1:10
Dodgers (Chad Billingsley - R) at Braves (Mike Minor - L), 1:35
Mets (Jeremy Hefner - R) at Nationals (Gio Gonzalez - L), 1:35
Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R) at Astros (Armando Galarraga - R), 2:05
White Sox (Jose Quintana - L) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 2:10
Phillies (Kyle Kendrick - R) at Brewers (Randy Wolf - L), 2:10
Pirates (Jeff Karstens - R) at Cardinals (Jaime Garcia - L), 2:15
Marlins (Josh Johnson - R) at Rockies (Drew Pomeranz - L), 3:10
Rays (Matt Moore - L) at Angels (Zack Greinke - R), 3:35
Indians (Justin Masterson - R) at Athletics (Jarrod Parker - R), 4:05
Giants (Ryan Vogelson - R) at Padres (Clayton Richard - L), 4:05
Twins (Samuel Deduno - R) at Mariners (Blake Beavan - R), 4:10
Red Sox (Josh Beckett - R) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R), 8:00

Day Game After Night Game:
BAL/DET, LAD/ATL, NYM/WAS, ARZ/HOU, CHW/KC, PHI/MIL, MIA/COL, TB/LAA, SF/SD, MIN/SEA

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW -- (Back) Left Fridayís game with stiffness, and consequently also missed Saturdaysí game.
Brennan Boesch, OF, DET -- (Undisclosed) Missed third game out of four Saturday.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY -- (Wrist) Missed second straight game Saturday with soreness.
Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX -- (Hamstring) Entered Fridayís game as pinch hitter.
Ryan Dempster, P, TEX -- (Personal) Missed Saturdayís start, but will face Orioles on Monday.
Brian McCann, C, ATL -- (Shoulder) Missed second straight game Saturday, but should return Sunday.
John McDonald, SS, ARZ -- (Elbow) Was scratched from lineup Thursday, and has not played since last Sunday.
Jason Kubel, OF, ARZ -- (Neck) Didnít start Saturday because of soreness.
Josh Rutledge, SS, COL -- (Quadriceps) Returned to lineup Friday after missing two games in a row.
Greg Dobbs, 3B, MIA -- (Oblique) Has been playing through injury this past week.

Disabled List
Felix Doubront, P, BOS -- (Knee) Threw simulated game Friday, and is eligible to return next Saturday.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS -- (Achilles) Took soft-toss swings Friday.
CC Sabathia, P, NYY -- (Elbow) Said he was going to pitch this upcoming Friday after Bullpen session Saturday.
Luke Scott, DH, TB -- (Oblique) Scheduled to return to Rays Monday or Tuesday.
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR -- (Back) Increased intensity of rehab program recently.
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR -- (Ribs) Started rehab assignment Saturday, and could join Blue Jays as early as Tuesday.
John Collmenter, P, ARZ -- (Stomach) Could start rehab game as soon as Tuesday.
Shawun Marcum, P, MIL -- (Elbow) Will make another rehab before joining Brewers sometime next weekend.
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI -- (Back) Will return to club Monday.
Nate Schierholtz, OF, PHI -- (Toe) Hopes to return when eligible August 28.
Nick Hundley, C, SD -- (Knee) Eligible to return from disabled list August 31.

Transactions

Placed on DL
Felix Doubront, P, BOS (retroactive to 8/10)
Nick Hundley, C, SD (retroactive to 8/16)
Chris Getz, 2B, KC (retroactive to 8/17)
Freddy Galvis, 2B, PHI (retroactive to 8/17)

Activated from DL
Yasmani Grandal, C, SD
Scott Downs, P, LAA

Optioned to Triple-A & Other Demotions
Steve Geltz, P, LAA (optioned to Triple-A)
Mike Ekstrom, P, COL (outrighted to Triple-A)
Juan Abreu, P, TOR (outrighted to Triple-A)

Called Up
Johnny Giavotella, 2B, KC
Brooks Raley, P, CHC
Mauro Gomez, 1B, BOS
Zach Britton, P, BAL
Charlie Blackmon, OF,COL

Bereavement List
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL

Signed
Matt Young, OF, STL
Jordan Allen, OF, DET

Released
Mark Hamilton, 1B, STL

Closer Watch
Marlins -- Steve Cishek has been terrific since taking over the role of closer from Heath Bell for Miami. Cishek picked up his first save of the season on May 25, and didnít get another until after the All-Star break when he pitched 1.2 innings with three strikeouts against Washington on July 14. Including that game Cishek has only given up one run over 11.2 innings, and has recorded 12 Ks in the process. Ozzie Guillen will surely keep Cishek in the ninth inning role until he breaks the form that has otherwise been perfect.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Nick Markakis - OF BAL @ DET
8/19 1:05 PM
Doug Fister 6-14 .429 1 1 6 0 3 .643 .429 1.071
Wilson Valdez - SS CIN vs CHC
8/19 1:10 PM
Chris Volstad 6-14 .429 0 0 2 2 1 .429 .500 .929
Brian McCann - C ATL vs LAD
8/19 1:35 PM
Chad Billingsley 4-16 .250 1 1 2 5 6 .438 .429 .866
Martin Prado - OF ATL vs LAD
8/19 1:35 PM
Chad Billingsley 5-11 .455 0 1 0 0 0 .545 .455 1.000
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS @ KC
8/19 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 4-15 .267 2 2 5 0 2 .667 .353 1.020
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ KC
8/19 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 7-29 .241 3 5 4 2 4 .621 .281 .902
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS @ KC
8/19 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 8-25 .320 1 4 3 0 1 .560 .320 .880
Alex Rios - OF CWS @ KC
8/19 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 12-38 .316 2 4 5 2 2 .526 .366 .892
Kevin Youkilis - 3B CWS @ KC
8/19 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 11-43 .256 3 6 6 5 8 .535 .347 .882
Ryan Braun - OF MIL vs PHI
8/19 2:10 PM
Kyle Kendrick 5-10 .500 0 1 3 0 1 .600 .455 1.055
Juan Pierre - OF PHI @ MIL
8/19 2:10 PM
Randy Wolf 14-34 .412 0 3 0 2 2 .500 .444 .944
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI @ MIL
8/19 2:10 PM
Randy Wolf 5-13 .385 1 1 1 0 2 .615 .385 1.000
Jon Jay - OF STL vs PIT
8/19 2:15 PM
Jeff Karstens 6-13 .462 0 2 1 1 2 .615 .500 1.115
Skip Schumaker - 2B STL vs PIT
8/19 2:15 PM
Jeff Karstens 5-13 .385 0 0 2 2 0 .385 .467 .851
Matt Joyce - OF TB @ LAA
8/19 3:35 PM
Zack Greinke 4-10 .400 1 2 1 1 4 .800 .500 1.300
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B BOS @ NYY
8/19 8:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 6-23 .261 2 5 5 6 0 .652 .414 1.066
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs BOS
8/19 8:05 PM
Josh Beckett 23-71 .324 3 12 13 5 11 .577 .385 .962
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs BOS
8/19 8:05 PM
Josh Beckett 8-33 .242 3 4 4 5 14 .576 .359 .935
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs BOS
8/19 8:05 PM
Josh Beckett 10-44 .227 3 3 7 7 13 .432 .333 .765
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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Doug Fister DET vs BAL
8/19 1:05 PM
Orioles Batters 21-65 .323 3 4 9 0 12 .477 .330 .807
Zack Greinke LAA vs TB
8/19 3:35 PM
Rays Batters 22-121 .182 3 10 5 4 47 .326 .218 .544

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL @ DET
8/19 1:05 PM
Doug Fister 3-17 .176 0 1 0 0 3 .235 .176 .412
Rajai Davis - OF TOR vs TEX
8/19 1:07 PM
Matt Harrison 2-10 .200 0 1 0 1 4 .300 .273 .573
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs LAD
8/19 1:35 PM
Chad Billingsley 1-17 .059 0 0 0 1 7 .059 .111 .170
Andres Torres - OF NYM @ WAS
8/19 1:35 PM
Gio Gonzalez 2-11 .182 0 0 1 1 3 .182 .308 .490
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ KC
8/19 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 1-19 .053 0 1 0 4 3 .105 .217 .323
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI @ MIL
8/19 2:10 PM
Randy Wolf 2-17 .118 1 2 3 1 6 .353 .167 .520
Chase Utley - 2B PHI @ MIL
8/19 2:10 PM
Randy Wolf 3-14 .214 0 0 0 1 5 .214 .267 .481
Ramon Hernandez - C COL vs MIA
8/19 3:10 PM
Josh Johnson 2-10 .200 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .200 .400
Evan Longoria - 3B TB @ LAA
8/19 3:35 PM
Zack Greinke 2-16 .125 1 1 1 0 2 .313 .125 .438
Jose Molina - C TB @ LAA
8/19 3:35 PM
Zack Greinke 1-13 .077 0 1 0 0 4 .154 .077 .231
Carlos Pena - 1B TB @ LAA
8/19 3:35 PM
Zack Greinke 6-36 .167 1 3 3 2 18 .306 .211 .516
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ LAA
8/19 3:35 PM
Zack Greinke 3-17 .176 0 1 0 1 8 .294 .222 .516
Angel Pagan - OF SF @ SD
8/19 4:05 PM
Clayton Richard 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .400
Scott Podsednik - OF BOS @ NYY
8/19 8:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 2-11 .182 0 2 1 0 2 .364 .182 .545
Ichiro Suzuki - OF NYY vs BOS
8/19 8:05 PM
Josh Beckett 7-30 .233 1 1 2 1 8 .333 .258 .591
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs BOS
8/19 8:05 PM
Josh Beckett 8-47 .170 2 2 4 9 19 .298 .316 .614
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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Jeff Karstens PIT @ StL
8/19 2:15 PM
Cardinals Batters 25-75 .333 1 7 9 5 8 .461 .369 .830

Recommended Pickup

Other Recent Recommendations:
Samuel Deduno, P, MIN -- Prior to the start of the 2012 season Deduno had a combined six Major League appearances for the Rockies and Padres all in a relief role. The Twins decided to take a chance on the Dominican pitcher this off-season, and he has proved to a nice addition to their rotation thus far. Sinxe being called up July 7 Deduno has started seven game and has picked up four wins, no loses, and has a 3.38 ERA. On Sunday Deduno will have a chance to improve his perfect record at Safeco Field as the Twins will wrap up their weekend series against the Mariners at a park that is a one of the best places to pitch at especially considering Felix Hernandez just threw the second perfect game their this season.

Other Recent Recommendations: Gregor Blanco, Jon Jay, Yonder Alonso, Eric Young, Jr., and Andy Dirks

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