Friday offers an intriguing mix of proven top-of-the-rotation pitchers, Francisco Liriano returning to the American League for the first time since 2012, and Tim Lincecums second career start in his home state of Washington. Fridays Daily Notes is here to provide you with the pitchers and hitters to target -- and the ones to avoid as well.PitchingEliteNoah Syndergaards projected game score is beginning to reflect a small slide in skills as well as failing to go as deep into games as earlier in the season. Though, to be fair, his skills are still exceptional and part of the reason for a lower projected game score than usual is a challenging road tilt against the Detroit Tigers. There arent any other elite arms to recommend over Thor, so using him in cash games is understandable but more of a risk than usually incurred.SolidTruth be told, Syndergaards mound foe, Justin Verlander, lines up better for cash play, especially on sites where the win isnt as important. Granted, the New York Mets have added Jay Bruce to their already mostly left-handed lineup and get to use a designated hitter, but overall, Verlander faces a less daunting task than his counterpart. Verlander isnt without risk himself as he has been mixing in the occasional stinker amid a string of solid efforts. Still, Verlander has tossed at least seven innings 13 times, failing to last at least six innings only four times this season, which is what you want from your cash game pitcher.Jon Lester didnt have a good July, recording a 7.36 ERA and 1.77 WHIP. The veteran southpaw looks to kick off his August on a high note as he returns to a place he called home for a couple of months as the Chicago Cubs?take on the Oakland Athletics. There isnt a lot of strikeout upside as the hosts whiff at a stingy 17 percent clip with a lefty on the hill, but Lester should keep run scoring to a minimum so hes in play for cash action.Jeremy Hellickson was thought to be on the move at the trade deadline, but he remains with the Philadelphia Phillies, at least for now. The resurgent righty will take the hill in Petco Park, facing a San Diego Padres club that whiffs at a bloated 25 percent pace against right-handers. This makes Hellickson one of the top options in all formats on a busy Friday night of DFS action.Jameson Taillon has tossed four straight six-inning outings without issuing any free passes, fanning 22 over those 24 innings. The 24-year right-hander is in a good spot to keep the roll going as the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Cincinnati Reds in an NL Central tussle. The visitors already weak lineup not only lost Jay Bruce but is taking a big park hit in PNC Park. This puts Taillon in play as a DFS cash or GPP option.Pop quiz, what team leads the league in run scoring over the past month? If you guessed the Minnesota Twins, youve been paying excellent attention. If you knew that, you also are probably aware that Blake Snell enjoyed a stellar July, boasting a 2.76 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP, supported by a dominant 10.1 K/9. Something has to give in Tropicana Field on Friday night as one of the leagues hottest offenses squares off with a pitcher on a roll. This makes Snell an intriguing GPP option for those looking to avoid dealing with Brian Dozier, Joe Mauer and the white-hot Max Kepler.Can a 24-year old have a revenge game in his third career start? Braden Shipley made his Arizona Diamondbacks debut against the Milwaukee Brewers and was lit up pretty good in Miller Park, giving up six runs and eight hits, including three homers in 5 1/3 innings. The rookie rightys second start was much better as he tossed six scoreless in Dodger Stadium. Now Shipley gets the Brewers again, this time in Chase Field, putting him in the mix for GPP play, facing a club that fans at a healthy 26 percent pace versus righties.StreamersAs will be discussed in a bit, theres a litany of arms to avoid, which doesnt leave many streaming options meeting our unofficial criteria of checking in with a game score between 46 and 52 with less than 50 percent ownership in ESPN leagues. If theres someone that isnt discussed that piques your interest, please use the comments below and Ill help you out. Alternatively, shoot me a tweet to @ToddZola if the answer takes fewer than 140 characters.Francisco Liriano sits exactly at 50 percent ownership so he makes the cut for his first outing with the Toronto Blue Jays. At home, the inconsistent lefty will be a huge risk, but on the road hell often be in play. Friday presents such an opportunity as the lefty will take on the Kansas City Royals in Kauffman Stadium. It doesnt hurt that Lirianos mound foe is Dillon Gee so run support shouldnt be an issue.Despite pitching well lately, Ervin Santana has not reaped the benefits of his clubs new-found offensive prowess, at least not in terms of wins. Santanas draw isnt easy as hell face Snell, but the Minnesota Twins right-hander should rack up some whiffs without too much danger of a ratio blow-up.Christian Friedrich is only owned in 3 percent of ESPN leagues so hes probably available for his Petco Park outing against the Philadelphia Phillies. Aaron Altherr has injected some life into Phillys lineup but overall, its still a below-average unit.AvoidOur ranking system lands five pitchers as automatic sits as they have a game score 45 or below. It should be noted that one of the quintet is David Phelps, entering the Miami Marlins rotation to take the hill in Coors Field. That must have been an interesting conversation. Phelps, come into my office, I have some good news and some bad news.Despite scuffling lately, the Chicago Cubs should be able to get things in gear facing Dillon Overton in O. Co Coliseum. The Oakland Athletics southpaw has surrendered nine homers in only 18 1/3 innings.The Miami Marlins lineup might not be deep, but its top-heavy enough to sit Jorge De La Rosa in Coors Field.HittingFor those of us who really enjoyed watching Tim Lincecum in his prime, its painful to seeing him get battered with the Los Angeles Angels. The Seattle Mariners have a great chance to pad their hitting numbers with a tilt in Safeco Field. Anyone with a stick in their hands is a threat in the box against the current incarnation of Lincecum so dont get hung up on platoon splits. Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager are the high-end options. Adam Lind, Seth Smith and Nori Aoki are down a level with Mike Zunino in play as well.Its going to be hard to fade Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna as theyll face De La Rosa in Coors Field. Other Miami Marlins in play include Martin Prado, J.T. Realmuto and possibly Chris Johnson, who has been playing first base against southpaws.Martin Perez has a tall task in store as hell face the Houston Astros in Minute Maid Park. Righty swingers have been pulverizing Perez, putting George Springer, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa front and center among the top tier. This could be the setup Alex Bregman needs to jump-start his early malaise with Carlos Gomez, Evan Gattis and Tyler White in the mix as well.The St. Louis Cardinals welcome Matt Carpenter back in their home affair with the Atlanta Braves in Busch Stadium. Joining Carpenter as solid choices against righty Joel De La Cruz are Brandon Moss who also has the platoon edge along with Stephen Piscotty and Matt Holliday, despite lacking the advantage. Lefty Greg Garcia has been playing regularly with Carpenter out, but he might be in the lineup, too.Finally, the Toronto Blue Jays arent as daunting outside of Rogers Centre. However, facing Dillon Gee and his 1.7 HR/9 are in play, despite a Kauffman Stadium affair. With so many other options, using a Jays mini-stack could be fruitful. Choose a couple from Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson, Edwin Encarnacion, Michael Saunders and Troy Tulowitzki, who returned to the lineup Thursday.Most likely to hit a homer: Giancarlo StantonOn a slate like this, perhaps we should be looking for the most likely to hit more than one homer. Its going to be fun watching Stanton take hacks in Coors, beginning Friday night against De La Rosa.Most likely to steal a base: Cameron MaybinJon Lester gets a reprieve as theres no one on Oakland lined up to take advantage of his yips throwing to first. Instead, lets pick on another hurler who struggles keeping runners close and call on Maybin to do some running with Syndergaard toeing the Comerica Park rubber. Jimmy Garoppolo Super Bowl Jersey ., for the next three years with the signings on Monday of Daryl Townsend and Michael Carter. Jerick McKinnon Super Bowl Jersey . The third-ranked Ivanovic, who won the event in 2008 and 10, served five aces and broke Wickmayer, also a former winner in 2009, five times. "The result looked easier than it really was," Ivanovic said. http://www.49ersofficialfanshop.com/jimmie-ward-jersey-sales.html . 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American Kevin Streelman was in second place after shooting a 69. ?Tier 1Rain affected proceedings for the second consecutive day in Coxs Bazar as both the Tier 1 matches in the third round of the 2016-17 National Cricket League ended in draws, with no cricket possible on the third and fourth days.At the Sheikh Kamal Academy Ground, Dhaka Division opted to bat against Barisal Division, and amassed 523 in 132 overs on the back of Taibur Rahmans fourth first-class century.Coming in at 213 for 4, Rahman made 147, with eight fours and four sixes. He was supported by Nadif Chowdhury (75), with whom he put on 158 for the sixth wicket, and wicketkeeper Zahiduzzaman (57), with whom he put on 113 for the eighth wicket, at a rate of 5.39. Earlier, opener Abdul Mazid missed a seventh first-class century by four runs after putting on 176 for the opening wicket with Rony Talukdar, who was bowled for 84. Left-arm spinner Monir Hossain, who removed both of them, finished with 5 for 152.In reply, Barisal were 103 for 1, with Fazle Mahmud unbeaten on 55 and opening batsman Shahriar Nafees giving him company on 40, when rain truncated the rest of the game. Barisal picked up only five points as opposed to Dhakas seven, but it was enough to put them on top of Tier 1.In the other Tier 1 game, Nurul Hasan rescued Khulna Division with an unbeaten 103 to take them to 293 against Dhaka Metropolis. Khulna were reduced to 67 for 5 after electing to bat, and it took a 101-run stand between Hasan and Ziaur Rahman to bring them back into the game. Hasan also stitched together seventh and eighth wicket stands of 51 and 57 with Mehedi Hasan Miraz (26) and Abdur Razzak (45) respectively in his four-and-a-half-hour vigil.Arafat Sunny took three wickets for Dhaka Metro, while right-arm medium-pacers Shahidul Islam and Shykat Ali took two each.In reply, Shadman Islam and Mehedi Maruf, the Dhaka Metropolis openers, batted for 20 overs and took the team to 59 for no loss, before rain arrived. Dhaka Metropolis picked up six points, while Khulna got five.Tier 2Sylhet Division narrowly missed their first win of the season after bad light ended play early, with eight overs remaining in their match against Chittagong Division in Fatullah.Chittagongs decision to bowl backfired as Sylhet piled on 444, courtesy Alok Kapali (137), who scored his 18th century, and Shahnur Rahman (102), who raised his maiden ton in only his third first-class game.Shahanur followed up his century with a five-for to help Sylhet dismisss Chittagong for 315 and take a first-innings lead of 129.ddddddddddddYasir Ali top-scored with 95, while Tasamul Haque made 57. There was some late resistance from Mohammad Saifuddin (56), who came out at No. 8, and No. 9 Iftekhar Sajjad, who chipped in with 36. Shahanur ended with figures of 5 for 66, while left-arm spinner Emanul Haque jnr took 3 for 54.Sylhet batted aggressively in the second innings, racing away to 243 for 5 in 42 overs. Zakir Hasan top-scored with 86, and Kapali came good again, slamming two fours and four sixes en route to an unbeaten 58 off 31 balls.Set a target of 373, Chittagong were reduced to 26 for 4, with offspinner Rahatul Ferdous running through the top-order. Yasir Ali and Saeed Sarkar, who top-scored with 68, fought back through an 87-run stand for the fifth wicket, before a second collapse saw Chittagong lose five wickets for the addition of 33. However, with Sylhet one strike away from a win, bad light forced the players off the field.Sylhet picked up nine points, and Chittagong ended with seven.Over at the BKSP-3 Ground in Savar, Rajshahi Division drew with Rangpur Division after rain forced delays on all four days.After being inserted, Rangpur put up 234, courtesy half-centuries from Tanveer Haider and Suhrawadi Shuvo, who made identical scores of 53, and Ariful Haque, who chipped in with 39. The trios efforts helped revive Rangpurs innings after they found themselves in an early wobble at 39 for 4. Rajshahis bowlers hunted in a pack, with Farhad Reza and Mukhtar Ali, who shared the new ball, taking three wickets each, while Taijul Islam took two and Mamun Hossain accounted for one wicket.Rajshahi were reduced to 99 for 6 in their reply, before a seventh-wicket stand of 120 between Junaid Siddique (126), who struck his first century this season, and Sunzamul Islam took them past the 200-mark. Siddique carried on after the partnership was broken and was the last man dismissed, by which time he had helped Rajshahi eke out a 24-run first-innings lead. Right-arm medium pacer Saddam Hossain led Rangpurs charge with the ball with career-best figures of 4 for 46.Rangpur scored 233 for 7 in their second innings, courtesy half-centuries from openers Saymon Ahmed (94) and Jahid Jabed (52). Sunzamul took 4 for 106, while Mamun took three wickets. ' ' '
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