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  • 30 Jul
    导出博客文章Following a mediocre Thursday slate in the MLB, Friday offers a return to what
    weve grown accustomed to over the season. Lets dig right in and look at the
    pitchers and hitters to target on the second day of
    September.PitchingEliteCarlos Carrasco certainly has the skills and stuff to be
    a permanent fixture in the elite tier. The problem is true aces are more
    consistent and not as prone to the occasional blow-up as Carrasco seems to run
    into. Part of the Cleveland Indians right-handers woes stem from an unusually
    high home run rate, fueled by a bloated home run per fly ball rate. If the cause
    of this seasons home run spike comes to light and its something not likely to
    repeat, Carrasco has the goods to be a top-10 starting pitcher next season. But
    thats a story for next spring. Of immediate concern is an interleague date with
    the Miami Marlins in Progressive Field. The Marlins whiff at a below-average
    rate, but theyre also near the bottom of the league in homers off righties. This
    reduced Carrascos risk, leaving him as a top DFS cash option with a possible
    upside in whiffs depending on the lineup he faces.The last few times Noah
    Syndergaard took the hill, the advice was cautionary as not only is he working
    through bone spurs, he has had minor arm woes throughout the second half. While
    theres still risk, Thor has demonstrated it isnt a concern on a start-by-start
    basis. That is, base your decision solely on the matchup and dont temper
    expectations in fear of a truncated effort. This change in approach would have
    been more impressive if the end result was using Syndergaard based on a great
    matchup. However, the New York Mets right-hander welcomes the Washington
    Nationals into Citi Field. The visitors have been crushing righties as of late,
    with very few whiffs. Health isnt the concern; paying up for a guy with a very
    tough matchup is.David Price enters Fridays road game against the Oakland
    Athletics on a modest four-game winning streak, sporting a tidy 1.93 ERA and
    0.93 WHIP in that span, striking out 27 in 28 innings. The Boston Red Sox lefty
    is in a great spot to keep the roll going as the hosts are one of the worst
    teams against southpaws for the past month, which includes a high 25 percent
    strikeout rate in that scenario. Price profiles as the top GPP pick among the
    upper-echelon arms.SolidJameson Taillon has acquitted himself quite nicely in
    his rookie season with the Pirates. The 24-year old righty should approach 150
    combined innings this season, which is impressive considering he didnt pitch at
    all the past two seasons, recovering from Tommy John and hernia surgery. Taillon
    is in a great spot to kick off September strong with a home affair against NL
    Central cohabitants, the Milwaukee Brewers. The guests whiff at a 25 percent
    clip versus righties, putting the Bucs freshman in play in all DFS
    formats.Innings and strikeouts usually trump win potential with respect to
    identifying a DFS hurler. Being favored comes into play a little more when the
    strikeout potential of the pitcher is tempered by the opponent. This is
    precisely the case Friday night as Jon Lester should be favored over Matt Cain
    and the San Francisco Giants in Wrigley Field. This is a good considering for
    the past month, the Giants have been extremely stingy with punchouts against
    southpaws, sporting the leagues lowest 16 percent rate. The upside isnt there
    for GPP action, but Lester remains a solid choice for cash games.Promise Julio
    Urias tosses six frames against the San Diego Padres and hell get rubber stamped
    for DFS action. To his credit, the 20-year old phenom has done exactly that in
    his last two outings, giving up a combined one run, fanning 14 and walking only
    two along the way. Its also interesting to note that while the Friars are among
    the leaders in weighted on base average (wOBA) versus righties for the season,
    they check in with the second-lowest mark over the past month. Maybe the best
    approach is to get some exposure to Urias as the upside is pretty huge but look
    elsewhere if youre a one-lineup gamer.Marcus Stroman usually profiles as better
    for cash games than tournament play as his style of an average strikeout rate
    but going deep into games is better for floor than ceiling. However, with a road
    date in Tropicana Field against a Tampa Bay Rays lineup that fans a quarter of
    the time against right-handers, the Toronto Blue Jays righty is a candidate for
    GPP action as well.Danny Duffy looks to get back on track after taking one on
    the chin last time, courtesy of a Boston Red Sox lineup that has ballooned the
    numbers of a slew of hurlers this season. Unfortunately for the Kansas City
    Royals southpaw, next up is an AL Central meeting with the Detroit Tigers,
    albeit at home. Keep in mind Kauffman Stadium suppresses power but plays
    positive for runs. However, since power is what drives the Tigers attack, Duffy
    is in play for GPP action as his 9.3 K/9 meshes well with the visitors 21
    percent whiff rate versus southpaws.Streamers Perhaps Dylan Bundy has hit the
    wall or maybe the league is getting a book on him, but the Baltimore Orioles
    right-handers has had a rough go of it lately. Bundy has given up five earned in
    two of his last three outings, both of which lasted fewer than five frames. As
    likely assumed, walks and homers have been the primary culprits. Fridays matchup
    with the New York Yankees in Camden Yards will be a challenge but not enough to
    bench Bundy if you need a late-week push. The visitors arent especially patient
    and if you take away Gary Sanchezs heroics, the Bronx Bombers were near the
    bottom of the pack in August homers.Friday is going to be a good test for Andrew
    Triggs as the Oakland Athletics welcome the Red Sox into O. Co Coliseum for a
    weekend set. Triggs has excelled since leaving the bullpen and joining the
    rotation, but he hasnt faced the top-scoring team in the league. That said,
    despite their top tally total, the Red Sox have been held to three or fewer runs
    44 times, 24 of which were on the road. Theres obviously risk but theres also
    precedent, the Red Sox can be kept in check. Especially backed by the
    run-suppressing venue, Triggs is in play for a spot starter.Because of his
    pre-Tommy John surgery track record, Alex Cobb has sat on many a fantasy reserve
    or disabled list the first five month of the season. The Tampa Bay righty is set
    for his 2016 debut against the daunting Toronto Blue Jays. As tough as the
    matchup is, if you own Cobb in AL-only formats, you might as well run him out
    there assuming you need to make up some ground in pitching. Mixed leagues
    formats can take the wait-and-see approach, unless the situation dictates taking
    the chance. Clouding the picture is Cobb did not look good during his rehab
    assignments, starting four games, tossing 15 stanzas, registering a 6.6 ERA and
    1.9 WHIP.For most of the season, Jeremy Hellickson has been a matchup play and
    Friday is no exception. Upon first glance, hes in a good spot, taking on the
    Atlanta Braves at home. But keep in mind the visitors have hit righties well
    lately, registering a .345 August wOBA in that scenario. Still, especially if
    youre chasing wins, Hellicksons in play with Joel De La Cruz taking the ball for
    the Braves.The Los Angeles Angels were near the bottom of the pack in terms of
    wOBA versus lefties last month. So while Ariel Miranda has scuffled since
    entering the Seattle Mariners rotation, hes another option for a sneaky win as
    the Mariners bats should be able to get to the Halos Brett
    Oberholtzer.AvoidSpeaking of Oberholtzer, his 47 projected game score puts him
    just above the cutoff to be deemed an automatic avoid. However, even though the
    Mariners better hitters are left-handed, the Angels southpaw is a big risk in
    the Pacific Northwest.One of the dichotomies between DFS and seasonal formats is
    a pitcher can be a great play in one but a huge risk in the other. Case and
    point, Robbie Ray will take the mound in Coors Field. The Arizona Diamondbacks
    young lefty sports an 11.2 K/9 and holds the platoon edge over many of the
    superior Colorado Rockies sticks, making him a strong DFS GPP play. But with
    that upside comes lapses in control, which is the last thing you want in Coors,
    irrespective of which batters box is occupied. Therefore, unless you need whiffs
    and dont care about ratios, Ray is best left on the bench.HittingFriday lines up
    to be a choice between Coors and Coors light, with a couple of staunch offenses
    facing middling pitchers in Arlington. Lets lead with Globe Life Park where Doug
    Fister and the Houston Astros will square off with A.J. Griffin and the Texas
    Rangers. Griffins issue is homers, and Fister isnt especially dominant so hes
    vulnerable to lefty swingers that put the ball in play. Both of these scenarios
    feed right into the opposing teams strength. Lefty-swinging Colby Rasmus is in
    the best spot for the home team with the right-handers also threats against the
    Rangers fly-ball righty. Dont hesitate to use George Springer, Alex Bregman,
    Carlos Correa or Evan Gattis. On the other side, focus on the left-handed
    contingent of the Rangers, notably new leadoff hitter Nomar Mazara, Carlos
    Beltran, Rougned Odor and Mitch Moreland.Coors Field features a battle of
    lefties so the right-handed brethren of both squads will be in the spotlight.
    A.J. Pollock hasnt missed a beat since returning, making Paul Goldschmidt a
    happy teammate, especially facing Jorge De La Rosa. Other Snakes to consider
    include?Jean Segura, Welington Castillo,?Yasmany Tomas?and especially
    lefty-crusher, Rickie Weeks Jr. The home teams Nolan Arenado, DJ LeMahieu and
    Stephen Cardullo are in the best spot against Ray.Wrigley Field will be another
    popular place for hitting with Albert Suarez taking the ball for the San
    Francisco Giants. Aside from the standard fare of Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and
    Ben Zobrist, Jason Heyward and Chris Coghlan are moderately priced options with
    the platoon bump.Normally, a Seattle Mariners stack features their stable of
    lefty swingers but Friday sets up well for Franklin Gutierrez, Dae-Ho Lee and
    Mike Zunino facing southpaw Ariel Miranda. Nelson Cruz is of course in play,
    just make sure hes in the lineup as hes been nursing a sore hand but is expected
    to return to action.Finally, Alex Reyes has a great future with the St. Louis
    Cardinals but hes still raw. The rookie righty takes the hill in the Great
    American Ball Park where the patient Joey Votto is a no-brainer for cash play
    and Scott Schebler makes a nice salary-saving option for GPP action.Most likely
    to hit a home run: Nelson CruzLets assume the reports are accurate and Cruz
    indeed is hitting his usual clean-up in Safeco Field thus in a great spot
    against Oberholtzer.Most likely to steal a base: Wil MyersI want to go with a
    Padre but have dipped into the Travis Jankowski well too often so lets give
    Myers and his out-of-nowhere 24 pilfers the nod.
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    the Seattle quiet talking running back wrapped up his final mandatory media
    session of Super Bowl week.
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    start of this season, would go on to shine inside Evertons midfield, outplaying
    the man he was brought in to replace, on one of the grandest stages in English
    football. On Saturday, it was fitting that Manchester Uniteds most recent dagger
    into the chest was delivered by Frenchman Yohan Cabaye, a wonderfully gifted
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    to be his best twisting, turning acrobatic self. "I didnt need to be anybody
    else, I just needed to be myself and be aggressive," said Burks, who scored a
    career-high 34 points to spark the Utah Jazz to a 118-103 victory over the
    Denver Nuggets on Monday night. PHILADELPHIA -- Chris Thompsons 25-yard
    touchdown run with 1:54 remaining lifted the Washington Redskins to a 27-22
    victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown
    passes, including an 80-yard toss to DeSean Jackson, and had a pick-six.The
    Eagles took a 22-21 lead when Caleb Sturgis hit a 41-yard field goal with 4:59
    left after holder Donnie Jones got the high snap from third-string long snapper
    Trey Burton down in time.Carson Wentz drove Philadelphia to the Redskins 14 in
    the final minute, but Ryan Kerrigan sacked him to force a fumble and seal the
    win for Washington.The Redskins (7-5-1) snapped a two-game losing streak and
    remained in the middle of a jumbled playoff race.The Eagles (5-8) have lost four
    in a row and eight of 10 after a 3-0 start.Jackson made a twisting,
    over-the-shoulder catch and spun away from Leodis McKelvin before slowing down
    and jogging into the end zone to give the Redskins a 14-13 lead in the third
    quarter.McKelvin intercepted Cousins and returned it 29 yards for a TD early in
    the fourth quarter, but Wentzs pass to Jordan Matthews was knocked down on the
    2-point conversion.Cousins then connected with Pierre Garcon on a 15-yard TD
    pass to extend the lead to 21-13.After Dustin Hopkins hit the left post on a
    38-yard try in the first quarter, the Redskins took a 7-6 lead on their next
    possession. Rob Kelley knocked over a defender at the end of a nifty, 22-yard TD
    run .Wentz finished with 314 yards passing and one TD pass. Cousins threw for
    234.The Redskins have won five straight games against the Eagles.SNAPPING
    PROBLEMSThe Eagles lost long snapper Jon Dorenbos to a right wrist injury.
    Backup Brent Celek made a poor snap on a 50-yard field goal attempt and then
    suffered a stinger, leaving Burton to handle the tough task. After the offense
    liined up to go for fourth-and-1, Wentz called a timeout.dddddddddddd. Burton
    practiced a couple snaps on the sideline along with linebacker Mychal Kendricks.
    Jones had to reach up to catch Burtons snap and Sturgis took a stutter-step
    before kicking the ball through the uprights.BLINDSIDEDDarren Sproles took a
    hard shot to the head while trying to catch a punt in the fourth quarter and
    left the game to be treated for a head injury. Washingtons Deshazor Everett ran
    Sproles over, drawing an unsportsmanlike penalty. Players from both sides
    immediately started pushing and shoving. Sproles remained down for a couple
    minutes before walking off.BLUNDERSAn illegal block by Zach Ertz negated Sproles
    72-yard punt return for a score in the third quarter. ... The Eagles drove to
    the Redskins 3 on their second possession before Wentz tossed an interception to
    Everett on third down.HOMECOMINGJackson went to three Pro Bowls in six seasons
    with the Eagles, but former coach Chip Kelly released him after his most
    productive year in 2013. The 30-year-old Jackson will be a free agent after this
    season and already said he wouldnt mind returning to Philadelphia. He mingled
    and exchanged hugs with stadium personnel on Philadelphias sideline before the
    game.INJURIESEagles RG Brandon Brooks was sidelined by an illness for the second
    time in three games. RT Allen Barbre left with a hamstring injury. ... Redskins
    S Sua Cravens injured his right biceps in the first quarter. LB Will Compton
    left with a knee injury. RB Mack Brown sustained a concussion.---For more NFL
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