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Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Sunday's Starters
Royals (Luke Hochevar - R) at Indians (Zach McAllister - R), 1:05
Yankees (Phil Hughes - R) at Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez - R), 1:07
Phillies (Cole Hamels - L) at Marlins (Nathan Eovaldi - R), 1:10
Red Sox (Zach Stewart - R) at Orioles (Joe Saunders - L), 1:35
Reds (Johnny Cueto - R) at Pirates (Wandy Rodriguez - L), 1:35
Mets (Jenry Mejia - R) at Braves (Kris Medlen - R), 1:35
Tigers (Anibal Sanchez - R) at Twins (Liam Hendriks - R), 2:10
Astros (Jordan Lyles - R) at Brewers (Mike Fiers - R), 2:10
Rays (David Price - L) at White Sox (Jose Quintana - L), 2:10
Nationals (Ross Detwiler - L) at Cardinals (Lance Lynn - R), 2:15
Angels (Zack Grienke - R) at Rangers (Yu Darvish - R), 3:05
Mariners (Erasmo Ramirez - R) at Athletics (Tommy Milone - L), 4:05
Giants (Tim Lincecum - R) at Padres (Edinson Volquez - R), 4:05
Cubs (Chris Rusin - L) at Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter - R), 4:10
Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa - L) at Dodgers (Josh Beckett - R), 4:10

Day Game After Night Game:
BOS/BAL, CIN/PIT, KC/CLE, HOU/MIL, NYM/ATL, PHI/MIA, WAS/STL, CHC/ARZ, SF/SD, COL/LAD

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Bryan Holaday, C, DET -- (Personal) Left team to attend childís birth.
Max Scherzer, P, DET -- (Shoulder) Played catch without any pain Saturday, and hopes to start Wednesday for Tigers.
Alcides Escobar, SS, KC -- (Shoulder) Missed second straight game when he was left out of Saturdayís lineup.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC -- (Shoulder) May return this season from slight tear in rotator cuff.
Eduardo Escobar, SS, MIN -- (Elbow) Left Fridayís game after being hit by pitch, but X-rays afterward were negative.
Mark Teixeria, 1B, NYY -- (Calf) Is on track to return Monday.
Jayson Nix, 2B, NYY -- (Hip) Went back to New York to get MRI.
Brett Anderson, P, OAK -- (Oblique) Not on track to pitch again in the regular season.
Yu Darvish, P, TEX -- (Neck) Cleared to start Sunday.
Ricky Romero, P, TOR -- (Knee) Left Saturdayís game with discomfort after three innings.
Michael Bourn, OF, ATL -- (Thumb) Didnít start Saturday, but may return before the end of the season.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARZ -- (Back) Was not in Saturdayís starting lineup, but could return before the end of the season.
Tyler Colvin, OF, COL -- (Elbow) Was scratched from Saturdayís start because.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL -- (Hamstring) Ran Friday, but isnít considered ready to return the lineup.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL -- (Wrist) Will need to wear brace for the next two weeks.
Fernando Abad, P, HOU -- (Oblique) Will not pitch again this season.
Mark Ellis, 2B, LAD -- (Illness) Returned to the lineup Friday, but didnít start Saturday.
Wily Peralta, P, MIL -- (Biceps) Will not pitch again this season.
Tyler Cloyd, P, PHI -- (Arm) Is being shut down for the season.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI -- (Toe) Brake will cause him to miss the rest of the season.
Ryan Freese, 3B, STL -- (Ankle) Hopes to be in starting lineup Sunday.

Disabled List
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL -- (Groin) Played five innings of instructional ball Saturday.
Juan Nicasio, P, COL -- (Knee) Reports to the instructional league Monday.
Michael Stutes, P, PHI -- (Shoulder) Started throwing program, and will throw off the mound in the next couple of weeks.

Transactions

Place on Disabled List
Oliver Drake, P, BAL (placed on 60-day disabled list)

Claims
Steve Pearce, 1B (from NYY to BAL)

Closer Watch
Astros -- The last time before Friday that Astroís closer Wilton Lopez gave up a run was September 2, and he got six saves while only walking one batter, which turns out to have been an intentional walk to Ryan Howard, in 10.1 innings pitched. Even though Lopezís shutout streak was broken Friday, he still earned a save after giving up two runs because his team gave him a three-run lead coming into the ninth. Lopez should be picked up by any team still in contention that could use a couple more saves before the season ends, and he happens to still be available in 81 percent of all Yahoo! leagues.

Mets -- Bobby Parnell earned his second save in two games since being called upon again to be the Mets closer when Frank Francisco went down. This time even more impressive than last as it only took seven pitches to get three Braves out, including one strikeout. The Mets are one of Major League Baseballís hotter teams at the moment having won seven out of their last ten games after Fridayís prefomance, making Parnell worth a look in any fantasy league where he is still available off the wire.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE vs KC
9/30 1:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 13-23 .565 3 7 10 2 4 1.130 .600 1.730
Jack Hannahan - 3B CLE vs KC
9/30 1:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 6-11 .545 2 5 5 0 1 1.364 .545 1.909
Matt LaPorta - 1B CLE vs KC
9/30 1:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 4-14 .286 2 3 3 1 3 .786 .333 1.119
Miguel Cairo - 3B CIN @ PIT
9/30 1:35 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 5-14 .357 1 2 1 2 4 .643 .471 1.113
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT vs CIN
9/30 1:35 PM
Johnny Cueto 8-28 .286 3 5 4 2 3 .679 .333 1.012
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs TB
9/30 2:10 PM
David Price 7-15 .467 1 2 5 0 1 .733 .467 1.200
Alex Rios - OF CWS vs TB
9/30 2:10 PM
David Price 7-14 .500 2 5 6 2 4 1.214 .563 1.777
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B LAD vs COL
9/30 4:10 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 9-26 .346 3 5 8 4 10 .769 .433 1.203
Matt Kemp - OF LAD vs COL
9/30 4:10 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 9-21 .429 2 5 5 1 3 .857 .435 1.292
Nick Punto - 2B LAD vs COL
9/30 4:10 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 5-11 .455 0 1 0 1 0 .545 .500 1.045
Hanley Ramirez - SS LAD vs COL
9/30 4:10 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 5-13 .385 0 3 2 4 4 .615 .529 1.145
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Zack Greinke LAA @ TEX
9/30 3:05 PM
Rangers Batters 25-118 .212 2 4 7 5 35 .277 .246 .523
Tim Lincecum SF @ SD
9/30 4:05 PM
Padres Batters 21-96 .219 1 6 7 10 33 .310 .296 .606

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Adam Lind - 1B TOR vs NYY
9/30 1:07 PM
Phil Hughes 4-22 .182 1 3 2 1 10 .409 .217 .626
John Buck - C MIA vs PHI
9/30 1:10 PM
Cole Hamels 2-12 .167 2 2 4 0 4 .667 .167 .833
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ PIT
9/30 1:35 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 1-26 .038 0 0 0 0 13 .038 .038 .077
Drew Stubbs - OF CIN @ PIT
9/30 1:35 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 3-19 .158 1 1 1 4 9 .316 .304 .620
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS vs TB
9/30 2:10 PM
David Price 1-15 .067 0 0 0 1 3 .067 .176 .243
Josh Hamilton - OF TEX vs LAA
9/30 3:05 PM
Zack Greinke 0-16 .000 0 0 0 1 7 .000 .059 .059
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX vs LAA
9/30 3:05 PM
Zack Greinke 3-18 .167 1 1 1 0 7 .333 .167 .500
Mike Napoli - C TEX vs LAA
9/30 3:05 PM
Zack Greinke 2-11 .182 1 1 2 0 5 .455 .182 .636
Michael Young - 3B TEX vs LAA
9/30 3:05 PM
Zack Greinke 8-30 .267 0 0 2 1 7 .267 .290 .557
Chase Headley - 3B SD vs SF
9/30 4:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 7-24 .292 1 3 4 1 8 .500 .333 .833
Cameron Maybin - OF SD vs SF
9/30 4:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-16 .188 0 0 0 2 6 .188 .278 .465
Will Venable - OF SD vs SF
9/30 4:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 7-28 .250 0 2 0 1 10 .357 .276 .633
Hunter Pence - OF SF @ SD
9/30 4:05 PM
Edinson Volquez 3-18 .167 1 2 1 2 8 .389 .250 .639
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs COL
9/30 4:10 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 1-11 .091 0 0 1 0 5 .091 .091 .182
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Luke Hochevar KC @ Cle
9/30 1:05 PM
Indians Batters 44-134 .328 7 19 27 12 22 .571 .383 .954
David Price TB @ CWS
9/30 2:10 PM
White Sox Batters 27-89 .303 3 9 11 6 15 .484 .369 .853
Jorge De La Rosa COL @ LAD
9/30 4:10 PM
Dodgers Batters 40-126 .317 6 16 17 15 33 .549 .392 .941
 

Recommended Pickup
Nathan Eovaldi, P, MIA -- With a record of only four wins to go along with 12 losses, Eovaldi hasnít been much of a fantasy option thus far at first for the Dodgers and now the Marlins. Most people that arenít in deep dynasty leagues probably have stayed away from 22-year-old Texan who only has a below-average 5.6 K/9 ratio in 2012. Why Eovaldi is getting the recommendation for his start against the Philles on Sunday is because his last two appearances, both against the Braves, were two of his best starts of the season. The first was an eight inning shutout, and the other was a six inning, eight strikeout game where he did give up two runs. While Eovaldiís record indicates he is not the odds on favorite to come out with a win against the Phillies, he has been on a hot streak, and could benefit a fantasy team looking to take a chance on him continuing to pitch well.

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