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07/26 - Venting, Cheering and the Rangers

Postby kimchi_chigae » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:44 am

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The Rangers are awesome. A wise man once said that if you want to win your fantasy league, all you have to do is to own a bunch of Rangers. Mitch Moreland has 12 HRs so far this season. 12 bombs. Mitch Moreland. The Rangers manage to score 20 runs and Chris Davis goes 0-6. smh. Does anyone know if Ian Stewart is back in the Majors?

By the way, Chris Denorfia wants a high-five after stealing home.

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Schedule for Tuesday per mlb.com

Angels Indians 7:05pm


Jered Weaver (13-4, 1.81)

The superlatives are running dry for Weaver, who continues to rack up extraordinary performances and numbers raising his Cy Young Award stock. He's gone six or more innings in 29 straight starts and owns a seven-game winning streak.

Josh Tomlin (11-4, 4.12)

Tomlin hasn't been his sharpest in his recent outings, but the right-hander hasn't lost a start since June 12. Tomlin has lasted at least five innings in each of his 32 career starts, a modern Major League record.

Marlins Nationals 7:05pm


Ricky Nolasco (6-7, 4.08)

In his last start, Nolasco suffered the shortest outing of his career, giving up nine runs on nine hits in 1 1/3 innings against the Padres. Prior to that, the right-hander had given up three runs or fewer in his previous five starts.

Jordan Zimmermann (6-8, 3.00)

Zimmermann is coming off his worst start of the season. On Tuesday, he allowed six runs on seven hits in five innings against the Astros. It was his shortest outing of the year.

Mariners Yankees 7:05pm

Doug Fister (3-11, 3.30)

Fister retired the first 10 Blue Jays he faced last time out before unraveling and leaving in the seventh after giving up four earned runs on five hits. He has received just 25 runs of support in the 15 games Seattle has lost when he starts.

CC Sabathia (14-5, 2.62)

Sabathia had his seven-game winning streak snapped against James Shields and the Rays on Thursday, but he still dominated, giving up just two runs in eight innings. The lefty is now 11-2 with a 2.12 ERA since May 19.

Giants Phillies 7:05pm

Tim Lincecum (8-8, 2.90)

Lincecum made one mistake Wednesday, but it cost him the game against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. Lincecum allowed a solo homer in seven-plus innings, yielding five hits, four walks and striking out seven while receiving zero run support.

Vance Worley (6-1, 2.02)

Worley is earning a spot in the Phillies rotation. He threw a career-high eight innings in a 9-1 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday. He is 4-0 with a 0.94 ERA in his last six starts. Opponents have hit just .163 against him in that stretch.

Orioles Blue Jays 7:07pm


Jake Arrieta (9-7, 5.02)

Arrieta had one of his better starts Wednesday, throwing a season-high 111 pitches through seven innings, allowing three earned runs on nine hits with no walks and four strikeouts. However, the outing was spoiled by an O's offense that was blanked.

Brandon Morrow (7-4, 4.34)

Morrow has won five consecutive decisions, which is the longest streak by a Blue Jays pitcher this season. The club is a perfect 7-0 while Morrow has posted a 2.85 ERA over that span. He hasn't lost since June 11 versus Boston.

Royals Red Sox 7:10pm

Danny Duffy (2-4, 4.58)

Back from a start at Triple-A, Duffy returned for a solid seven-inning win over Chicago. After two runs in the first, he worked six scoreless frames. He was aggressive and kept his pitches down. As he characterized his approach: "Here it is, hit it."

Andrew Miller (4-1, 4.65)

Miller matched a career-high six walks his last time out, but worked out of jams to throw five shutout innings and improve his record to 4-1 this season.

Mets Reds 7:10pm

Jon Niese (9-8, 3.76)

Niese was undermined by his defense in surrendering a pair of unearned runs July 21 against the Cardinals. Otherwise he was solid, giving up three earned in six innings. His seven strikeouts were tied for the second-most he's had all year.

Johnny Cueto (6-3, 1.98)

Cueto allowed one run in six-plus innings Wednesday against the Pirates to earn his sixth victory. He has yet to allow more than three runs in a start this season and has notched 11 consecutive quality starts.

Pirates Braves 7:10pm

Jeff Karstens (8-5, 2.28)

Let down by his offense and defense, Karstens shouldered a loss Wednesday, but his performance was again solid. He's gone seven innings in seven of his last nine starts and averaged 11 pitches an inning in his last four games.

Tommy Hanson (11-5, 3.06)

Hanson earned the win at Colorado on Thursday, but it was far from smooth sailing. The right-hander allowed a season-high six runs in six innings. He gave up seven hits and walked one against seven strikeouts.

Twins Rangers 8:05pm


Carl Pavano (6-7, 4.24)

Pavano didn't have his best stuff against the Tigers, giving up five runs on nine hits over six innings. It marked Pavano's shortest outing since June 26, and marked just the second time in his last 12 starts that he didn't go at least seven innings.

C.J. Wilson (10-4, 2.94)

Wilson allowed two hits in a complete game but lost to the Angels, 1-0, on Thursday. It was his first loss since May 20; he is 6-1 with a 2.52 ERA in his last 11 starts. He is 2-2 with a 5.92 ERA in four starts vs. the Twins in the past two seasons.

Cubs Brewers 8:10pm

Ryan Dempster (7-7, 5.00)

Dempster failed to rebound from a 2-0 first-inning deficit in his last start, lasting just three innings against the Phillies. He gave up six runs on seven hits and three walks in the abbreviated start, throwing 86 pitches.

Chris Narveson (6-6, 4.45)

Narveson watched his two-run lead slip away in Arizona after an early call to the bullpen, but he has a good matchup on deck, as he's 5-0 with a 3.38 ERA in 11 appearances (four starts) against the Cubs.

Tigers White Sox 8:10pm

Justin Verlander (13-5, 2.24)

Bouncing back nicely from his worst outing of the season, Verlander went eight innings on Thursday against the Twins, allowing just one run on five hits while striking out nine. He did not walk a batter, throwing 126 pitches on the night.

Jake Peavy (4-4, 5.19)

Peavy felt his stuff was better in a loss against the Royals, but he gave up three runs in six innings for his third straight defeat. It's still an improvement over his previous three starts, during which he went 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA.

Astros Cardinals 8:15pm

Brett Myers (3-10, 4.74)

Myers tossed his second consecutive quality start, earning a no-decision on Wednesday against the Nationals. He went seven innings, allowing two runs on a homer off the bat of former Phillies teammate Jayson Werth.

Jake Westbrook (8-4, 5.04)

Westbrook allowed just two runs and four hits over eight innings on Thursday in the Cardinals' win over the Mets. He got 15 outs on the ground and he walked only one.

D-backs Padres 10:05pm

Joe Saunders (6-8, 3.82)

The left-hander hasn't won since July 7 at St. Louis, and allowed two runs on five hits in a no-decision against the Brewers on Wednesday. He struck out two and walked two. Saunders lost to the Padres on May 8, allowing four runs in five innings.

Dustin Moseley (3-9, 3.19)

Moseley allowed three unearned runs over six innings in his last start to win for the first time since June 3. The Padres scored three first-inning runs for Moseley, who ranks second in the Major Leagues in the lowest run support (2.44 runs per game.

Rays Athletics 10:05pm


David Price (9-8, 3.67)

Price took his eighth loss of the season Wednesday against the Yankees when he allowed two earned runs in 7 1/3 innings. He is 1-0 with a 2.63 ERA in two career starts at Oakland. He is 1-2 with a 4.81 ERA in four July starts.

Brandon McCarthy (2-5, 3.74)

McCarthy gave up for four earned runs against the Tigers in sweltering heat on Wednesday, allowing six hits and a walk while striking out four in five innings. He's 1-2 with a 4.18 ERA in seven career appearances -- six starts -- against the Rays.

Rockies Dodgers 10:10pm

Jhoulys Chacin (8-7, 3.60)

Chacin has not won since June 15. He lost his fourth straight decision on Thursday after giving up five runs on four hits and a career-high seven walks over 4 2/3 innings against the Braves.

Clayton Kershaw (11-4, 2.72)

Kershaw has been flat-out brilliant in his last three starts, having not allowed an earned run in 23 innings during that time. He is coming off an eight-inning, three-hit gem in which he outdueled San Francisco's Tim Lincecum for a 1-0 Dodgers win.
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Re: 07/26 - Venting, Cheering and the Rangers

Postby wrveres » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:33 am

kimchi_chigae wrote:The Rangers are awesome. A wise man once said that if you want to win your fantasy league, all you have to do is to own a bunch of Rangers.
sprinkle in some yankees and sox.
game over.
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Re: 07/26 - Venting, Cheering and the Rangers

Postby kab21 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:18 am

wrveres wrote:
kimchi_chigae wrote:The Rangers are awesome. A wise man once said that if you want to win your fantasy league, all you have to do is to own a bunch of Rangers.
sprinkle in some yankees and sox.
game over.


It's not the recipe for my success. My 3 teams have a total of 9 Rangers, Red Sox and Yankees. And they aren't even the impressive ones. Crawford, Napoli, MYoung, Lester and Beckett (and recently Reddick) in roto. Swisher and Paps in H2H and Arod and Holland in the 24 tm'er. 1st, 2nd and 2nd. }:-)
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Re: 07/26 - Venting, Cheering and the Rangers

Postby RedHopeful » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:32 am

Big guns day: Kershaw, Price and Zimm. :-)

Ready to see a trade today (or even tomorrow). Tired of all listening to all the rumors. Just one will do for now. O:-)
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Re: 07/26 - Venting, Cheering and the Rangers

Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:01 am

Brett Myers is finally getting back into my lineup today.
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Re: 07/26 - Venting, Cheering and the Rangers

Postby ayebatter » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:17 am

Going to see Kershaw tonight ;-D
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Re: 07/26 - Venting, Cheering and the Rangers

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:53 am

- Tim Lincecum (EVEN) @ Vance Worley (-120) <-- The Giants are SO bad

As for me, I've got Brandon Morrow vs BAL on the bump today, hoping he can continue to be Mr. Consistent. Also hope that his teammate Edwin Encarnacion can provide some offensive power until Adrian Beltre gets off the DL.
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Re: 07/26 - Venting, Cheering and the Rangers

Postby urbanbreez » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:31 am

Now this... this is a proper write up on the day's pitching matchups. You could but a little thumbs up guy next to who you like though...
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Re: 07/26 - Venting, Cheering and the Rangers

Postby lastingsgriller » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:03 pm

yesterday

nothin'


today

Clayton Kershaw vs. Rockies ;-D
Ricky Nolasco at Washington %-6 %-6 :-P %-6 :-C :-t %-6
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Re: 07/26 - Venting, Cheering and the Rangers

Postby lastingsgriller » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:08 pm

speaking of kershaw, not to jinx him or anything, but is anyone ready to start talking of him as a rival to halladay?

he is really dominant.. and it seems that there is no smoke and mirrors or trickery, or even luck or a hot streak. he just appears to be a lot better than the hitters he faces. his control is exceptional. all of his pitches are exceptional.
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