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Regular Season's Last Hurrah

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    NEWSLETTERS

    &idThis is our last column under the title "The Week Ahead." Makes sense because the upcoming week is the last hurrah of the regular season, right? See? Things are simple around here. Navigating through all kinds of numbers and research -- now that's a bit more confusing. So, leave the work to us. We'll help you figure out your lineups for baseball's final seven days.

    Two-Start Pitchers

    American League

    The Good Ones
    Josh Beckett - CLE (Zach Jackson), NYY (David Pettitte)
    Ervin Santana - @ SEA (Ryan Rowland-Smith), TEX (Scott Feldman)
    Tim Wakefield - CLE (Cliff Lee), NYY (Phil Hughes)
    Javier Vazquez - @MIN (Scott Baker), CLE (Zach Jackson)
    Mark Buehrle - @MIN (Nick Blackburn), CLE (Cliff Lee)
    Cliff Lee - @BOS (Tim Wakefield), @CHW (Mark Buehrle)
    Jered Weaver - @SEA (Ryan Feierabend), TEX (TBA)
    Scott Baker - CHW (Javier Vazquez), KC (Gil Meche)
    James Shields - @BAL (Garrett Olson), @DET (Freddy Garcia)
    Ryan Rowland-Smith - LAA (Ervin Santana), OAK (Sean Gallagher)
    Zach Miner - KC (Gil Meche), TB (Matt Garza)

    The Others
    Brian Bass - TB (David Price), TOR (Scott Richmond)
    Garrett Olson - TB (James Shields), TOR (David Purcey)
    Zach Jackson - @BOS (Josh Beckett), @CHW (Javier Vazquez)
    Ryan Feierabend - LAA (Jered Weaver), OAK (Greg Smith)
    Freddy Garcia - KC (Zack Greinke), TB (James Shields)
    Gil Meche - @ DET (Zach Miner), @MIN (Scott Baker)
    Phil Hughes - @TOR (David Purcey), @BOS (Tim Wakefield)
    Greg Smith - @TEX (Kevin Millwood), @SEA (Ryan Feierabend)
    David Purcey - NYY (Phil Hughes), @BAL (Garrett Olson)

    National League

    The Good Ones
    Brandon Webb - @STL (Todd Wellemeyer), COL (Greg Reynolds)
    Randy Johnson - @STL (Kyle Lohse), COL (Ubaldo Jimenez)
    Jair Jurrjens -@PHI (J.A. Happ), @HOU (Brandon Backe)
    Rich Harden - @NYM (Johan Santana), @MIL (Dave Bush)
    Aaron Harang - FLA (Ricky Nolasco), @STL (Todd Wellemeyer)
    Edinson Volquez - @HOU (Brandon Backe), @STL (Kyle Lohse)
    Ubaldo Jimenez - @SF (Tim Lincecum), @ARI (Randy Johnson)
    Chad Billingsley - SD (Wade LeBlanc), @SF (Tim Lincecum)
    Dave Bush - PIT (Jeff Karstens), CHC (Rich Harden)
    Johan Santana - CHC (Rich Harden), FLA (Scott Olsen)
    Tim Lincecum - COL (Ubaldo Jimenez), LAD (Chad Billingsley)

    The Others
    Jason Marquis - @NYM (Jonathon Niese), @MIL (Seth McClung)
    Ricky Nolasco - @CIN (Aaron Harang), @NYM (Jonathon Niese)
    Brandon Backe - CIN (Edinson Volquez), ATL (Jair Jurrjens)
    Jonathon Niese - CHC (Jason Marquis), FLA (Ricky Nolasco)
    J.A. Happ - ATL (Jair Jurrjens), WAS (Shairon Martis)
    Wade LeBlanc - @LAD (Chad Billingsley), PIT (Ross Ohlendorf)
    Todd Wellemeyer - ARI (Brandon Webb), CIN (Aaron Harang)
    Kyle Lohse - ARI (Randy Johnson), CIN (Edinson Volquez)
    Shairon Martis - FLA (Scott Olsen), @PHI (J.A. Happ)

    Possible Streamers

    American League

    Monday, 9/22 - David Price vs. BAL - Hopefully you've had this one on your radar for some time. Sadly, the other owners in your league probably have too. The Rays' prized pitching prospect brings some electric stuff into a matchup against a light-hitting Orioles lineup in his first major league start.

    Tuesday, 9/23 - Freddy Garcia vs. KC - He looked good against the Rangers last week, right? Garcia allowed just two hits and no earned runs over five innings in his Tigers debut. The Royals' lineup can't hold a candle to the Rangers'. We're thinking he'll keep it low-scoring, but don't expect big strikeout numbers.

    Saturday, 9/27 - Ryan Rowland-Smith vs. OAK - If he's still on the wire in your league, it's probably because his win potential is awfully low. But, his numbers are fairly impressive and he's really turned on the gas in recent starts. He tossed seven innings of one-run, four-hit baseball in his last outing against the A's. We're dreaming about a repeat performance.

    National League

    Wednesday, 9/24 - Max Scherzer @ STL - He's auditioning for a 2009 rotation spot and the Cardinals have been soft at the plate as of late. Get in on the show.

    Wednesday, 9/24 - Josh Johnson @ WAS - It seems like this guy's in this article every week, but he's still on the wire in plenty of leagues. Expect big things with him facing the Nationals.

    Saturday, 9/27 - Todd Wellemeyer vs. CIN - Wellemeyer will finish up his best season as a full-time starter against the Reds on Saturday. Some owners have given up on him as the Cardinals have given up on their season, but he has one goodie left in him.

    Total Games

    American League
    8: TB
    7: BAL, BOS, LAA, CLE, DET, SEA
    6: CHW, KC, MIN, NYY, OAK, TEX, TOR

    National League
    7: ARI, CHC, FLA, CIN, NYM, STL
    6: ATL, COL, HOU, LAD, MIL, WAS, PHI, PIT, SD, SF

    Right vs. Lefty Match-ups

    American League
    Baltimore - 4 vs. Righties, 3 vs. Lefties
    Boston - 2 vs. Righties, 4 vs. Lefties, 1 Undecided
    Chicago White Sox - 4 vs. Righties, 2 vs. Lefties
    Cleveland - 4 vs. Righties, 3 vs. Lefties
    Detroit - 6 vs. Righties, 1 vs. Lefties
    Kansas City - 4 vs. Righties, 2 vs. Lefties
    Los Angeles Angels - 4 vs. Righties, 2 vs. Lefties, 1 Undecided
    Minnesota - 5 vs. Righties, 1 vs. Lefties
    New York Yankees - 5 vs. Righties, 1 vs. Lefties
    Oakland - 3 vs. Righties, 3 vs. Lefties
    Seattle - 6 vs. Righties, 1 vs. Lefties
    Tampa Bay - 5 vs. Righties, 2 vs. Lefties, 1 Undecided
    Texas - 3 vs. Righties, 3 vs. Lefties
    Toronto - 4 vs. Righties, 2 vs. Lefties

    Notes:

    The Tigers face six right-handed pitchers in the upcoming week. That is.
    Good For:Curtis Granderson (.299/.390/.525), Mike Hessman (.308)
    Bad For:Brandon Inge (.200), Jeff Larish (.229), Edgar Renteria (.242)

    Seattle meets up with six righties this week.
    Good For:Ichiro Suzuki (.326), Jeremy Reed (.285)
    Bad For:Adrian Beltre (.239), Jeff Clement (.209)

    National League
    Arizona - 5 vs. Righties, 1 vs. Lefties
    Atlanta - 4 vs. Righties, 2 vs. Lefties
    Chicago Cubs - 5 vs. Righties, 1 vs. Lefties
    Cincinnati - 4 vs. Righties, 2 vs. Lefties
    Colorado -5 vs. Righties, 1 vs. Lefties
    Florida - 5 vs. Righties, 0 vs. Lefties, 1 Undecided
    Houston - 5 vs. Righties, 2 vs. Lefties
    Los Angeles Dodgers - 2 vs. Righties, 4 vs. Lefties
    Milwaukee - 4 vs. Righties, 2 vs. Lefties
    New York Mets - 1 vs. Righties, 4 vs. Lefties
    Philadelphia - 6 vs. Righties, 1 vs. Lefties
    Pittsburgh - 5 vs. Righties, 2 vs. Lefties
    San Diego - 5 vs. Righties, 2 vs. Lefties
    San Francisco - 5 vs. Righties, 2 vs. Lefties
    St. Louis - 4 vs. Righties, 2 vs. Lefties
    Washington - 3 vs. Righties, 2 vs. Lefties

    Notes:

    Philadelphia will face six right-handed pitchers in the upcoming week. That is.
    Good For:Greg Dobbs (.310), Chase Utley (.299), Shane Victorino (.292)
    Bad For:Jimmy Rollins (.267), Jayson Werth (.260), Pedro Feliz (.232)

    The Mets, on the other hand, will get four left-handers this week.
    Good For:Ryan Church (.285), Jose Reyes (.308),
    Bad For:Carlos Beltran (.265), Damion Easley (.263), Carlos Delgado (.265)

    The Injury Bug

    For the latest on injuries around the league, check out the constantly-updated Rotoworld Injury Page

    It's crunch time. If one of your boys is injured and has plans to return this week, it's best to monitor our Player News Page. Those blurbs are being posted and updated through all hours of the day and night to serve your fantasy inquiries.