I'm good with plants. I never knew I had a green thumb, but turns out I do. Thanks grandpa. I'm also pretty good at digging – see what I did there? – into the data. I've done just that in this piece as I've attempted to illuminate matchups for August 7th. 

* NOTE: Players are listed in alphabetical order for the sake of making them easily sortable/findable. The matchups are also generated based on Batter vs. Pitcher data. Just because a player is not listed does not mean that he is a bad or good play. The players listed below are mentioned merely because of the BVP data for the matchup.

DISH DIAMONDS – The Best Hitting Matchups of the Day
 
Gordon Beckham has hit .315 with two homers in 89 at-bats against lefties. He faces Roenis Elias Thursday. Moises Sierra has also hit .313 in 48 lefty battles while Tyler Flowers has hit .282 with three homers in 78 at-bats. 

Jacoby Ellsbury has seven hits in 10 at-bats against Rick Porcello. He's also taken the sinkerballer...

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