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Stream Police: Jaime Garcia in H-Town

Scott Pianowski
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Bird on a wire (USP)

We'll be streaming with you, daily, until the season runs out. Let's be careful out there. The following options are scheduled to pitch on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Lifes Rich Pageant
Phil Hughes at MIN
Anibal Sanchez vs. KC
Jaime Garcia at HOU
Wandy Rodriguez at NYM

Not every start has been a gem but nonetheless Hughes has boosted the Yankees down the stretch, recording five wins in seven turns (2.84 ERA, 11 BB, 41 K, .216 BAA). Six of those turns came against AL East clubs, with the other assignment at Chicago. … The Astros are a plus matchup in just about all situations, but these guys particularly struggle against southpaws (.216/.278/.343). Have a day, Garcia. … Best song on Lifes Rich Pageant: These Days.

Josh Beckett at SD
Erasmo Ramirez at LAA
Edinson Volquez vs. LAD
Joe Saunders vs. TOR
Lucas Harrell vs. STL

Let's hear it for the unheralded Ramirez, who's been stellar in 46.2 innings as Seattle's swingman. He fanned 10 Athletics in a spot start back in June, and his recent starts against Toronto and Baltimore did the trick (15 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 12 K). He hasn't faced the Angels yet. The one buzzkill to the story: Zack Greinke is on the hill for the Halos. … Harrell sometimes has trouble working deep in games, but nonetheless he's been a find for the Astros. He's allowed three earned runs or less in 12 of his last 13 starts, though half of those turns died somewhere between 5-6 innings. The Cardinals should know him pretty well by now: they beat him 5-0 last week, and 7-0 in the third week of August. … Best song on Murmur: Sitting Still.

Chronic Town
Mike Leake vs. MIL
Colin McHugh vs. PIT
Nathan Eovaldi at ATL
Tyler Skaggs at SF
Mike Fiers at CIN

Eovaldi might string together some quality innings, but he's also up against Kris Medlen, who has been next-to-unbeatable over the last two months. Good luck with that. … Leake basically treaded water for most of 2012; his K/9 and BB/9 rates both went down slightly, and his home-run rate spiked up to 17.6 percent. Last year's xFIP was 3.68, this year's 3.76. Swinging strikes are down a speck, too. … Best songs on Chronic Town: Wolves, Lower or Gardening at Night.

Dead Letter Office
Bruce Chen at DET
Tommy Milone at TEX
John Lannan at PHI
Francisco Liriano vs. CLE
Aaron Laffey at BAL
Corey Kluber at CHW
Chris Rusin at COL
Esmerling Vasquez vs. NYY
Jorge De La Rosa vs. CHC

Milone's been a strong play in Oakland all year, but no way you dial him up at Texas. He carries 5.17 and 1.56 ratios on the road, and he's allowed 18 homers out of the suitcase. … It's the end of the Coors Field slate this week — the Rockies bid adieu Thursday — and with pitchers like Rusin and De La Rosa on the way, runs should be scored. The Diamondbacks and Rockies combined for 52 runs from Friday-Sunday (their four-gamer wraps on Monday). … Best song on Dead Letter Office: Toys in the Attic (Aerosmith cover).

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