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Jaime Garcia (credits below) Welcome to the week 20 waiver wire. This is your fancy introduction. All statistics compiled prior to Monday’s games. Ownership percentages are taken from Yahoo! and are in parenthesis.I apologize in advance for the brevity of the analysis, but my four year-old son has been sick throughout the weekend and I couldn't exactly justify sitting myself in front of the computer for any significant stretch of time. As always, if you have any questions, hit me up on twitter at @TheFantasyFix and I will respond with the quickness.Also, fantasy football nerds please check out our 2012 Fantasy Football Draft Kit. Consider the $4.99 cost a donation for all of the free content we provide throughout the baseball and football seasons. All moneys help keep the Fix afloat. Thanks for your support!Brett Anderson | SP | Oakland Athletics (six percent owned) Sources are suggesting that Anderson will make his first start for the Athletics on Tuesday since undergoing...
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Through four innings Monday, Freddy Garcia looked like the same pitcher who had helped stabilize the New York Yankees' rotation for nearly two months since Andy Pettitte went down with a fractured leg. After Garcia's bend-but-don't-break approach worked in the first two innings against the White Sox, the veteran right-hander settled in and retired six of seven batters...
Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications...
Eleven innings after his departure Jaime Garcia‘s return to the Cardinals’ rotation was buried by the absurdity of one of the season’s longest games. After battling back from one run down in the 16th inning, the Cardinals scraped one across to keep the game going, but a Pedro Alvarez home run in the 19th sealed a victory for the Pirates.
But as we look long-term for the Cardinals...
Brett Anderson didn't look like a pitcher who hadn't seen a major league mound in over a year.The Oakland Athletics left-hander stymied the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday in his first start of the 2012 season and his first major league start since June 5, 2011 a span of 444 days. Anderson missed most of last year and the majority of this season after having Tommy John surgery...
The Yankees will send the crafty right-hander, Freddy Garcia, to the hill tonight in game one of a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox. In his last outing against the Rangers, Garcia tossed 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six for his third consecutive win.
Mark Teixeira is back at first after sitting out the last three games with a sore...
The Pirates and Cardinals played a marathon game yesterday. 19 innings that saw 47 lineup changes, 16 different pitchers and 12,000 fans at Busch Stadium leaving simply because the beer cutoff was in the 7th inning. ”This is baseball sober? Damn, I’d prefer a third divorce.” Tim Kurkjian’s voice is cracking at the sheer craziness of the game. Can you believe this...
RHP Freddy Garcia (7-5, 4.68 ERA)
RHP Gavin Floyd (9-9, 4.43 ERA)
8:10 p.m., YES Network
RHP Ivan Nova (11-6, 4.76 ERA)
LHP Francisco Liriano (4-10, 5.22 ERA)
8:10 p.m., MY9 and MLB Network
RHP Phil Hughes (12-10, 4.23 ERA)
LHP Chris Sale (14-4, 2.72 ERA)
8:10 p.m., YES Network and ESPN2
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ST. LOUIS -- Barrett Browning sat in front of his locker with an ice pack on his left shoulder and elbow. He sat alone, watching motionless as the seconds slowly tick off the timer in his right hand that would allow him to remove the ice and go home.
The time couldn't pass quick enough.
The final pitcher left in the Cardinals bullpen, Browning entered in the top of the 19th...
Given how much he was touted during the preseason, you’d think Shelby Miller would’ve already surfaced in St. Louis after injuries to big league starters Chris Carpenter and Jaime Garcia. But a poor spring training followed by a brutal first half in the Pacific Coast League forced the Cardinals to turn to Lance Lynn and Joe Kelly instead. Whatever was bothering Miller during...