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Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Sunday's Starters
Angels (Ervin Santana - R) at Tigers (Max Scherzer - R), 1:05
Yankees (Freddy Garcia - R) at Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez - R), 1:05
Astros (Lucas Harrell - R) at Mets (Jeremy Hefner - R), 1:10
Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R) at Reds (Homer Bailey - R), 1:10
Royals (Will Smith - L) at Red Sox (Felix Doubront - L), 1:35
Brewers (Mark Rogers - R) at Pirates (Erik Bedard - L), 1:35
Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez - R) at Orioles (Chris Tillman - R), 1:35
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann - R) at Philles (Cliff Lee - L), 1:35
Mariners (Kevin Millwood - R) at White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R), 2:10
Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin - R) at Cubs (Chris Volstad - R), 2:20
Twins (Cole De Vries - R) at Rangers (Scott Feldman - R), 3:05
Marlins (Mark Buehrle - L) at Dodgers (Aaron Harang - R), 4:10
Padres (Edinson Volquez - R) at Diamondbacks (Joe Saunders - L), 4:10
Braves (Tim Hudson - R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 8:00

Day Game After Night Game:
LAA/DET, MIL/PIT, NYY/CLE, TOR/BAL, WAS/PHI, KC/BOS, SEA/CHW, SD/ARZ, MIA/LAD

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA -- (Hamstring) Remains day-to-day after missing Saturdayís game.
Mike Olt, 3B, TEX -- (Foot) Did not start Saturday with plantar fasciitis.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL -- (Ankle) Wasnít in Saturdayís starting lineup and isnít expected to start Sunday.
Josh Rutledge, SS, COL -- (Quadriceps) Is progressing slowly after flareup last Sunday.
Chad Billingsley, P, LA -- (Elbow) MRI showed same inflammation that put him on DL earlier this season.
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI -- (Back) Was unavailable for Saturdayís game.
Domonic Brown. OF, PHI -- (Knee) Soreness causes missed start Saturday.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS -- (Hamstring) Mild strain makes him miss weekendís games.
Mike Morse, OF, WAS -- (Hand) Did not play after Saturday after being hit by a pitch Friday.

Disabled List
Rich Hill, P, BOS -- (Elbow) On Friday pitched for the second consecutive game at Triple-A.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, BOS -- (Neck) Will start Monday against the Royals.
Orlando Hudson, 2B, CHW -- (Foot) Will begin rehab assignment Monday.
Jeff Niemann, P, TB -- (Leg) May not start in rotation when he returns to Rays.
Mike Napoli, C, TEX -- (Quadriceps) Caught bullpen session and ran bases Friday.
Koji Uehara, P, TEX -- (Ribs) On track to come off disabled list Sunday.
Ben Sheets, P, ATL -- (Shoulder) Placed on disabled list with inflammation.
Willie Bloomquist, SS, ARZ -- (Back) Was not activated Friday as expected after setback.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL -- (Groin) Recorded a hit in first rehab game at Double-A.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI -- (Foot) Scheduled to begin running Tuesday.
Nate Schierholtz, OF, PHI -- (Toe) Begins rehab assignment Sunday.
Starling Marte, OF, PIT -- (Hamstring) Manager says he is continuing to improve.

Transactions

Placed on DL
Brian Schneider, C, PHI (retroactive to 8/24)
Ben Sheets, P, ATL (retroactive 8/25)

Activated from DL
Jose Bautista, OF, TOR
Jeremy Hefner, P, NYM
CC Sabathia, P, NYY
Ryan Flaherty, 3B, BAL
David Ortiz, DH, BOS
Yunel Escobar, SS, TOR

Optioned to Triple-A & Other Demotions
Chad Beck, P, TOR (optioned to Triple-A)
Collin McHugh, P, NYM (optioned to Triple-A)
J.C. Romero, P, BAL (designated for assignment)
Tommy Hunter, P, BAL (optioned to Triple-A)
Rubby De La Rosa, P, LAD (optioned to Triple-A)
Junichi Tazawa, P, BOS (optioned to Triple-A)
Luke Putkonen, P, DET (optioned to Triple-A)
Anthony Gose, OF, TOR (optioned to Triple-A)
Adeiny Hechavarria, 3B, TOR (optioned to Triple-A)
Chris Rusin, P, CHC (optioned to Triple-A)
Armando Galarraga, P, HOU (outrighted to Triple-A)
Chuckie Fick, P, HOU (optioned to Triple-A)
Tim Corcoran, P, LAD (assigned to Triple-A)
Mike McClendon, P, MIL (outrighted to Triple-A)
Blake Lalli, C, CHC (outrighted to Triple-A)

Called Up
Luis Hernandez, 2B, TEX
Steve Lerud, C, PHI
Brian Matusz, P, BAL
Josh Spence, P, SD
Alex Castellanos, P, LAD
Jeff Bianchi, SS, MIL
Drew Smyly, P, DET
Brooks Raley, P, CHC
Fernando Abad, P, HOU
Miguel Bautista, P, ATL

Traded
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (from BOS to LAD)
Josh Beckett, P (from BOS to LAD)
Carl Crawford, OF (from BOS to LAD)
Nick Punto, INF (from BOS to LAD)
James Loney, 1B (from LAD to BOS)
Ivan DeJesus, Jr., INF (from LAD to BOS)
Allen Webster, P (from LAD to BOS)

Signed
Sam Lewis, P, KC
Tim Corcoran, P, LAD

Closer Watch
Red Sox -- Andrew Bailey made his first appearance for Boston on August 14 when he struck out one and walked another against Baltimore. On Friday, ten days after returning to the bigs, Bailey finally got his first save for Boston against Kansas City by pitching a perfect one-and-one-third innings. The man that was supposed to start the season as Jonathan Papelbonís replacement should now be the man when it comes to save opportunities for Boston.

Brewers -- John Axford was given a three-run lead Friday against Pittsburgh to start the ninth inning, but after giving up two runs off two hits and two walks, Kam Loe was called in to shut down the rally. Loe did exactly that by stricking out the Gabby Sanchez to give Milwaukee a 6-5 win. The save was Loeís second of the season, but he shouldnít be necessarily considered as the next in line to Axfordís closing role because the team still has Frank Rodriguez and Jim Henderson as possible replacements, who may have gotten the save opportunity over Loe if they hadnít already pitched Friday.

Angels -- After starting nine games for the Angels in 2012 Garrett Richards picked up his first MLB save Friday against the Tigers. With a bullpen that had been overworked Richards was called upon to record the last two outs in a one-run game, and made it look easy by recording two strikeouts on only seven pitches. Even though Richards was dominant on Friday, this should only be noted as a spot save, but if given the opportunity again, he has proven that he has what it takes to finish a game in a pressure situation.

Astros -- Wilton Lopez recorded his second save of the season Friday by recording the last four outs for Houston against New York at Citi Field. It seems that Rodriguez is Houstonís closer, but that really doesnít mean much as the team doesnít really have that many save opportunities. The last Houston pitcher that wasnít Lopez to record a save was Brett Myers on July 16, and since then Lopez has only notched one save not including the one Friday against New York.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Casey Kotchman - 1B CLE vs NYY
8/26 1:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 5-12 .417 0 3 2 2 1 .667 .467 1.133
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET vs LAA
8/26 1:05 PM
Ervin Santana 4-11 .364 1 1 3 1 2 .636 .417 1.053
Gerald Laird - C DET vs LAA
8/26 1:05 PM
Ervin Santana 6-18 .333 0 3 1 0 4 .556 .316 .871
Russell Martin - C NYY @ CLE
8/26 1:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 9-28 .321 0 2 5 7 7 .393 .457 .850
Jay Bruce - OF CIN vs STL
8/26 1:10 PM
Adam Wainwright 3-11 .273 1 1 2 1 2 .545 .333 .879
Rafael Furcal - SS STL @ CIN
8/26 1:10 PM
Homer Bailey 5-12 .417 0 0 2 0 2 .417 .417 .833
Matt Holliday - OF STL @ CIN
8/26 1:10 PM
Homer Bailey 6-15 .400 1 2 3 2 4 .667 .471 1.137
Danny Espinosa - 2B WAS @ PHI
8/26 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee 7-10 .700 3 4 5 0 1 1.700 .700 2.400
Kurt Suzuki - C WAS @ PHI
8/26 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee 7-17 .412 0 2 3 2 2 .529 .474 1.003
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS vs SEA
8/26 2:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 8-19 .421 6 6 7 0 6 1.368 .476 1.845
Kevin Youkilis - 3B CWS vs SEA
8/26 2:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 7-15 .467 0 1 0 3 1 .533 .556 1.089
Chone Figgins - 3B SEA @ CWS
8/26 2:10 PM
Gavin Floyd 6-24 .250 1 3 2 7 4 .458 .419 .878
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ TEX
8/26 3:05 PM
Scott Feldman 5-14 .357 1 1 4 0 2 .571 .357 .929
Carlos Lee - OF MIA @ LAD
8/26 4:10 PM
Aaron Harang 17-46 .370 1 6 8 1 5 .565 .375 .940
Chase Headley - 3B SD @ ARI
8/26 4:10 PM
Joe Saunders 6-17 .353 0 3 1 2 0 .588 .421 1.009
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL @ SF
8/26 8:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 6-20 .300 1 3 1 0 4 .550 .300 .850
Brian McCann - C ATL @ SF
8/26 8:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 9-27 .333 1 5 3 1 10 .593 .357 .950
Angel Pagan - OF SF vs ATL
8/26 8:05 PM
Tim Hudson 11-28 .393 1 2 5 1 5 .536 .400 .936
Hunter Pence - OF SF vs ATL
8/26 8:05 PM
Tim Hudson 5-13 .385 0 1 0 1 1 .462 .429 .890
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Ubaldo Jimenez CLE vs NYY
8/26 1:05 PM
Yankees Batters 16-74 .216 0 3 6 15 21 .279 .348 .627
Adam Wainwright STL @ CIN
8/26 1:10 PM
Reds Batters 14-77 .182 1 3 5 6 13 .262 .241 .502
Cliff Lee PHI vs WAS
8/26 1:35 PM
Nationals Batters 29-94 .309 3 9 10 3 24 .468 .328 .796
Gavin Floyd CWS vs SEA
8/26 2:10 PM
Mariners Batters 14-87 .161 2 6 3 11 21 .288 .255 .543
Mark Buehrle MIA @ LAD
8/26 4:10 PM
Dodgers Batters 40-169 .237 3 11 20 5 14 .342 .255 .597

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs LAA
8/26 1:05 PM
Ervin Santana 2-14 .143 0 0 2 1 3 .143 .188 .330
Delmon Young - OF DET vs LAA
8/26 1:05 PM
Ervin Santana 3-16 .188 0 0 1 1 6 .188 .235 .423
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA @ DET
8/26 1:05 PM
Max Scherzer 1-10 .100 0 0 0 2 2 .100 .250 .350
Casey McGehee - 3B NYY @ CLE
8/26 1:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 2-12 .167 0 0 0 2 3 .167 .286 .452
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ CLE
8/26 1:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 0-10 .000 0 0 1 2 5 .000 .167 .167
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN vs STL
8/26 1:10 PM
Adam Wainwright 4-25 .160 0 0 1 1 4 .160 .192 .352
Scott Rolen - 3B CIN vs STL
8/26 1:10 PM
Adam Wainwright 2-10 .200 0 1 0 2 2 .300 .333 .633
Drew Stubbs - OF CIN vs STL
8/26 1:10 PM
Adam Wainwright 2-10 .200 0 1 2 1 3 .400 .273 .673
Ian Desmond - SS WAS @ PHI
8/26 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee 2-10 .200 0 1 0 1 4 .300 .273 .573
Jayson Werth - OF WAS @ PHI
8/26 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee 2-13 .154 0 1 1 0 6 .231 .143 .374
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS @ PHI
8/26 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 3 .083 .083 .167
Miguel Olivo - C SEA @ CWS
8/26 2:10 PM
Gavin Floyd 2-13 .154 0 2 0 1 5 .308 .214 .522
Justin Smoak - 1B SEA @ CWS
8/26 2:10 PM
Gavin Floyd 2-16 .125 1 1 1 1 3 .313 .176 .489
Starlin Castro - SS CHC vs COL
8/26 2:20 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 1-10 .100 0 1 1 0 1 .300 .100 .400
Mark Ellis - 2B LAD vs MIA
8/26 4:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 9-49 .184 0 1 0 3 5 .204 .231 .435
Adam Kennedy - 2B LAD vs MIA
8/26 4:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 3-17 .176 0 0 1 0 1 .176 .176 .353
Jose Reyes - SS MIA @ LAD
8/26 4:10 PM
Aaron Harang 2-13 .154 0 0 2 1 2 .154 .214 .368
Cameron Maybin - OF SD @ ARI
8/26 4:10 PM
Joe Saunders 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .182 .364
Michael Bourn - OF ATL @ SF
8/26 8:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 5-21 .238 0 1 1 1 7 .286 .273 .558
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL @ SF
8/26 8:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 0-10 .000 0 0 0 2 6 .000 .167 .167
Pablo Sandoval - 3B SF vs ATL
8/26 8:05 PM
Tim Hudson 1-11 .091 0 0 1 0 0 .091 .091 .182
Ryan Theriot - SS SF vs ATL
8/26 8:05 PM
Tim Hudson 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 2 .083 .083 .167
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Homer Bailey CIN vs StL
8/26 1:10 PM
Cardinals Batters 23-67 .343 2 7 6 8 11 .516 .413 .929
Kevin Millwood SEA @ CWS
8/26 2:10 PM
White Sox Batters 40-116 .345 7 11 13 8 18 .550 .401 .951
Aaron Harang LAD vs Mia
8/26 4:10 PM
Marlins Batters 28-93 .301 2 8 13 5 18 .437 .333 .770
Joe Saunders ARI vs SD
8/26 4:10 PM
Padres Batters 22-85 .259 1 6 4 7 7 .379 .314 .692

Recommended Pickup

Other Recent Recommendations:
John Mayberry, 1B/OF, PHI -- In a seven game stretch from August 18-24 Mayberry smashed two home runs, six RBIs, and six runs, while going collecting a .375 batting average in 24 at-bats. Mayberry was selected in the first round of the 2005 draft by the Rangers, but has seen limited time at the MLB level until this year after Philadelphia sent Shane Victorino to Los Angeles and Hunter Pence to San Francisco. Mayberry is eligible in most fantasy leagues at left field, center field, and even first base, meaning that he could prove to be a valuable member of certain fantasy teamís benches that are in need of a little bit of flexibility. If Mayberry is able to continue to show the same power that he has in the past week then he may start to be in contention for your starting lineup during this seasonís stretch run.

Other recent recommendations: Pedro Ciriaco, Tyler Skaggs, Wilin Rosario, Brett Anderson, and Tyler Colvin

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