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    导出博客文章SEATTLE -- Stuck in a stretch of facing mostly left-handed pitching, Adam Lind has found himself as a spectator far more than he would prefer. Steve Grogan Jersey .Even with just a handful of at-bats over the past couple of weeks, Lind showed he can still provide pop when given the chance.Lind hit the fourth grand slam of his career as part of Seattles five-run first inning, added a solo home run in his next at-bat and led the Mariners to an 8-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.Linds 19th and 20th homers of the season helped Seattle jump to an 8-0 lead and kept the Mariners on the fringe of the AL wild card race, five games behind Baltimore. It was the 12th career multi-homer game of Linds career and his second this season.He has the ability to do that. Weve seen it in patches through the course of the year. He just hasnt put together a normal Adam Lind year, Seattle manager Scott Servais said. But you look up at the end of it hes still got 20 homers, hes had some games like this where he can really carry you. He just hasnt been that consistent.Opportunities have been limited for Lind as part of a platoon at first base. Its an unfortunate run that has left Lind and Seth Smith coming off the bench during a stretch of facing left-handed starting pitching.Lind had just 12 plate appearances over the past 10 games coming into Wednesdays game.This is definitely the division with the most lefties, Texas and Anaheim of late, Lind said. I played in the NL Central last year and it was predominantly a right-handed pitching division. Its just how it goes.The homers from Lind were plenty for starter Ariel Miranda in his strongest performance since joining the Mariners.Miranda (3-1) allowed one hit and two baserunners through five innings and was nearly untouched through six before an error kept the sixth inning alive and was capped by Carlos Beltrans three-run homer.Miranda faced one batter in the seventh before being pulled. He won his second straight start, striking out four and walking three. Texas saw its streak snapped of eight straight games scoring at least six runs.Up until now (this) has been my best start of the year, Miranda said through an interpreter.Seattle was already up 1-0 on Texas starter A.J. Griffin after Smiths leadoff double and Ketel Martes single. Base hits by Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager loaded the bases for Lind. Griffin left a fastball elevated over the plate and Lind drove it to deep center field to give Seattle a 5-0 lead.Linds opposite-field home run to left in the third gave Seattle a 7-0 lead and Smiths 13th homer of the season in the fourth pushed the lead to 8-0.Griffin (7-4) lasted four innings, giving up seven hits and all eight runs. Griffin had won his previous two decisions and the four innings was his second-shortest outing of the season.The fastball was flat and when he tried to go in, he missed out over the plate and when he was behind in the count, he wasnt able to land the off-speed pitch that he can normally drop in there for a strike, Texas manager Jeff Banister said. The first (inning) was a big challenge and giving up the grand slam was probably his big blow.AT THE TOPBatting leadoff for the second time this season, Smith was on base four times and scored three runs. He finished a triple short of the cycle.LEWIS RETURNSBanister said Colby Lewis will return to the Rangers rotation this weekend and is scheduled to start on Sunday against the Angels. Lewis has been out since June 21 with a strained muscle in his right shoulder. Before going on the DL, Lewis was 6-1 with a 3.21 ERA in 15 starts. Lewis return will give the Rangers six pitchers in their rotation for the final few weeks.UP NEXTRangers: Derek Holland (7-6) will start the series finale. Holland is 2-1 with a 2.00 ERA in three starts since coming off the DL on Aug. 23.Mariners: Taijuan Walker (4-10) looks to rebound from the shortest start of his career. Walker gave up five earned runs and six hits and recorded just two outs in a loss to the Angels. Hes 0-3 with a 7.90 ERA in his last three starts. Womens Patriots Jerseys . 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This Saturdays slate isnt the most stacked one weve seen, but with a pair of bona fide aces on top and a decent number of intriguing options in the middle and lower tiers, theres still plenty to like. Lets get started with the guy who figures to anchor most cash-game lineups.PitchingEliteMax Scherzer is the days top cash game play, and its really not close. Since June 1, the right-hander holds a 2.10 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 11.6 K/9. With a road matchup against the Braves, who have the worst offense in baseball against right-handed pitching, Scherzer is sitting pretty and should be locked into cash lineups. The only drawback is that the Braves arent a big strikeout team. Then again, with the second-best whiff rate in the majors, Scherzer carries double-digit strikeout upside into every matchup regardless of opponent.Chris Sale also finds himself in an enticing spot, facing off against an As team thats below average versus lefty pitching. However, he plays second fiddle to Scherzer on Saturday. The southpaw is still whiffing nearly a batter per inning this season (8.8 K/9), but thats a far cry from the elite whiff rates he has posted in previous years. Like the Braves, the As make a lot of contact, so while Sale will provide plenty of value in terms of run prevention, the strikeout upside is lagging behind what Scherzer brings to the table.SolidIts true that Felix Hernandez is no longer a fantasy ace. His strikeout rate has collapsed this season (7.7 K/9), and his 4.0 BB/9 walk is by far a career worst. That said, the right-hander been pitching better of late, as Felixs last four starts have seen him put up a 3.04 ERA with 30 Ks in 26 2/3 innings. Theres plenty to like here against a Brewers team that doesnt hit right-handed pitching well (86 wRC+) and whiffs at a bloated 26 percent clip.Its not often that youll see Robbie Ray highlighted as one of the days more intriguing options, but hey, thats what a matchup against the Padres will do. Ray has quietly been one of the games best strikeout pitchers this season, as his 10.9 K/9 ranks top-five in baseball. Pair that with a Padres team that strikes out 25 percent of the time against lefties, and youve got yourself a very appealing tournament play. Keep in mind, though, that while the Padres are one of the worst teams in baseball against right-handed pitching (82 wRC+), theyve actually hit lefties pretty hard this year (109 wRC+), so theres risk here in cash.After struggling in his first few starts with his new team, Drew Pomeranz has settled in with the Red Sox, posting a 2.37 ERA over his last three outings. In his last start, he gave up only two runs over 7 2/3 innings against the Indians, a team thats hard on left-handed pitchers. Still, its hard to feel great about Pomeranz matching up against the Tigers, who are above average against southpaws and have plenty of guys who can hit the ball out of the park. If youre considering Pomeranz as a tournament play, its worth nothing that, despite his 9.8 K/9, he hasnt whiffed more than seven in a game since May.Matt Moore owned a 7.5 K/9 with Tampa Bay before being traded, but he has whiffed 19 batters in 18 innings since joining the Giants. On Saturday, he gets a home date with a middle-of the-road Mets offense that whiffs 22 percent of the time versus lefties. Moore makes for a solid SP2 if youre paying up for your first hurler.Jake Odorizzi is on a nice little run. Over his last six starts, he has posted a 1.66 ERA and 1.05 WHIP, which includes three straight starts in late July and early August in which he didnt give up a single run. With the Rangers coming to town, Odorizzi gets a Texas team thats below average against righties (93 wRC+) and has really struggled offensively in August (85 wRC+). Hes in the cash game discussion.Aaron Sanchez draws a tough road matchup against an Indians team that doesnt go easy on righties (108 wRC+) and has been crushing in the second half (120 wRC+). So theres certainly no shame in simply avoiding Sanchez on Saturday. Of course, Sanchez has been matchup proof over the last few months. Over his last 10 starts, he has given up more than two runs only once, and that includes eight innings of one-run ball against the Rockies in Coors Field. He remains cash viable Saturday.StreamersDavid Phelps has made only three starts since joining Miamis rotation, but he has been impressive in limited action. While he hasnt pitched more than 5 1/3 innings in any outing, he has given up only three runs in 14 2/3 innings (1.84 ERA) and racked up 17 Ks. On Saturday, Phelps and the Marlins head to Pittsburgh to face a hot Pirates team that has won nine of its last 12 games. That said, the Pirates lineup has been middle-of-the-road versus righties this season and has actually been well below average since the All-Star break (88 wRC+), so this is a decent spot for the Marlins right-hander. Kevin Faulk Jersey. Phelps is ripe for the picking in 83 percent of ESPN.com leagues.A free agent in more than half of leagues, Ian Kennedy draws a home date with the Twins. The righty has been dealing of late, as he has given up only three combined runs over his last four starts. Hes also striking out nearly a batter per inning (8.9 K/9). The Twins offense has really been clicking in the second half (110 wRC+), but Minnesota has still been merely average against right-handers this season (99 wRC+). I like Kennedy as a streaming option and also think he has appeal as an SP2 in DFS.The big league debut for Luke Weaver was a bit of a mixed bag, as he lasted only four innings and struggled with his control. Granted, he was facing a Cubs lineup thats one of the toughest in baseball. The rookie will have some smoother sledding Saturday, as he lines up against the Phillies, who cant hit righties (82 wRC+) and are whiffing 23 percent of the time so far in the second half. Weaver still likely wont pitch deep into the game, but he should find success in this favorable matchup.AvoidA decent game score of 55 might draw some attention, but theres little reason to consider Hector Santiago on Saturday. While its true that the Royals offense hasnt been anything special against lefties this year, Santiago has been too much of a liability lately. He has failed to register a quality start in six straight outings, and the Royals are actually the team that roughed him up his last time out (7 ER in 4 IP). A struggling hurler with walk and homer issues is not someone in whom you want to invest.Despite posting Triple-A peripherals eerily close to what Jon Gray has done in the majors this season, its best to take the wait-and-see approach with Jeff Hoffman, as he makes his big league debut in Coors Field. Perhaps if he were facing someone other than the Chicago Cubs, the message would be different.HittingWith A.J. Griffin taking the mound for the Rangers on Saturday, its a good time to get some exposure to left-handed Tampa bats. Griffin has been torched by lefty hitters this season, giving up a .403 wOBA and 13 homers in 41 innings. Brad Miller, who has hit 23 of his 25 homers off righties, is the top play, and?Kevin Kiermaier, Logan Morrison and Corey Dickerson are options, too.Youll also want some exposure to Nationals hitters, who are squaring off against Tyrell Jenkins. The righty has put up a 5.06 ERA since the break, he has walked more than he has struck out, and both right- (.366 wOBA) and left-handed batters (.356) have hit him hard. Dont discriminate against Washington hitters without the platoon advantage: Theyre all in play here.Its not difficult to see the appeal in targeting hitters against Wily Peralta. After all, the right-hander owns a 6.00 ERA and 1.74 WHIP in 15 starts this season, and he has been clobbered by left- and right-handed hitters alike (.393 wOBA and .404 wOBA, respectively). Seth Smith, Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager are all intriguing options in this one. Take your pick.The usual small sample size caveats apply, but through six starts, Chad Kuhl has done a splendid job suppressing right-handed bats (.226 wOBA), but lefty swingers have consistently gotten the better of him (.374 wOBA). Well have to wait and see whether the trend continues long term, but its something to take advantage of for the time being. With the Marlins in town, take a look at Dee Gordon, Christian Yelich and Derek Dietrich.Brett Anderson made his season debut on Sunday after missing the first four and half months of the season as he recovered from back surgery. His return didnt go well, as he gave up five runs in only one inning before leaving the game because of a sprained left wrist. Anderson has been cleared to return to the mound Saturday in Cincinnati, but theres a good chance he still has some rust to knock off. As a result, I like right-handed bats Zack Cozart, Adam Duvall, Brandon Phillips and Eugenio Suarez in this matchup.Most likely to go yard: Brad MillerMiller has been scorching hot of late, batting .327 with 11 bombs in only 30 second-half games. Look for him to continue his home run onslaught Saturday against Griffin, who has been punished by lefties this year.Most likely to swipe a bag: Dexter FowlerRockies catcher Nick Hundley has been an easy target behind the plate this year, as hes thrown out just six of 46 potential basestealers. With the Cubs coming to town, the leadoff hitting Fowler is the most likely to pilfer a bag. Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale NFL Hoodies Cheap Jerseys 2019 NFL T-shirts From China Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Throwback ' ' '
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