Friday is the time to reflect. That is until Friday night when it is time to forget. Here are some of the more intriguing batter versus pitcher matchups for Friday the 9th of May.

DISH DIAMONDS – The Best Hitting Matchups of the Day
Alberto Callaspo has six hits in 17 at-bats against Doug Fister. He has a homer and three RBIs.

(image) Miguel Cabrera is elite. Miggy is finally hitting. He could explode Friday against Phil Hughes (who doesn't?). The numbers are astounding: .536 average, five homers and 12 RBIs in 28 at-bats. Makes the work that Torii Hunter has done pale in comparison (.471 in 17 ABs). Victor Martinez is also batting .333 over 21 at-bats in the matchup. No homers against Hughes though he does have three in his last four games.   

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Joseph Minz 

Just to add: He offered me either Simmons or Villar. I can definitely use the steals. I'm top 2 in my league in all offense stats besides steals.


Hey Ray

I'm pretty good on pitching (depth and star power). Using Gyorko now as an MI who I picked up off waivers. Someone offered me Andrelton Simmons for Kluber (I give up Kluber). I cant say I really need Kluber, wanted to know your thoughts on Simmons. Think he can turn things around?


Ray Flowers 

zebeck - In 14 tm lg, McCarthy is the last guy I want on my staff. Ideally, he would be a streamer. He can't stay healthy, never has been able to, and I don't buy the Dom - he hasn't been that guy since the minors.


How do you feel about Brandon McCarthy? I'm in a 14-mix league with a bench spot. His skills were fantastic in April: 8.2 Dom, 2.2 Ctl, 55% GB%, 122 BPV. A 34% H%, 65% S%, but a crazy 27% hr/f caused his surface stats to implode.

Ray Flowers 

Järpen Fäviken - I haven't heard much from Rockies beat writers about that happening. His performance certainly dictates being in the conversation, but it doesn't look like that is where things are going. Sneaky stash though.

Järpen Fäviken 

Ray, how do you like Adam Ottavino's chances of becoming the COL Rockies closer?

Ray Flowers 

Michael Magid - If he was, wouldn't I have listed him above since I did list Hammel? ;-)

Michael Magid 

Ray, we all know about your love affair with Kluber but is he a safer go today than Hammel?

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About Ray Flowers

The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: Mon-Thurs 7 PM, Fri. 9 PM EDT), Ray also hosts a show Sunday night (7-10 PM EDT). Ray has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. Specializing in baseball, football and hockey, some consider him an expert in all three.

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