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By Michael Beller
August 26, 2014

SI's FanNation app has arrived, offering daily fantasy sports games that let you put your skills on the line for money or just for bragging rights, leading off with the launch of Baseball Throwdown. Every day, SI's Michael Beller will release his lineup for that day's Baseball Throwdown contest and offer up other recommendations to get your team ready for the day's slate of games. Download the FanNation app today and get started challenging your friends.


Gio Gonzalez, Washington Nationals (@ Phillies) -- Gonzalez shut down the Diamondbacks in his last start, tossing seven shutout innings and allowing just four hits while striking out six batters. He did get roughed up by the Phillies back on July 31, but this remains a good matchup for the Washington lefty. The Philadelphia lineup features a ton of left-handed bats, and Gonzalez is allowing a .219/.316/.333 slash line when he has the platoon advantage.


Todd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds (vs. Cubs, Travis Wood) -- Frazier went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI on Sunday, Cincinnati’s last game. It was his third multi-hit game in the last week, running his season totals to .279/.343/.460 from .279/.338/.457. Most importantly, he has owned Wood in his career. He’s hitting .300/.375/.600 with two homers, two doubles, six RBI and three walks in 24 career plate appearances against the lefty.


Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins (@ Angels, Matt Shoemaker) -- Stanton is on a four-game hitting streak, during which he has gone 7-for-17 with a homer, two doubles and eight RBI. He has been raking all month, compiling a .329/.471/.671 slash line with eight homers in 102 plate appearances in August. He’s as hot as any hitter in the league, yet has just a four-point projection on Tuesday. That makes him a bit of a bargain and a great target in Baseball Throwdown.

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Jose Quintana, White Sox (vs. Indians) -- In two starts against the Indians this year, Quintana has allowed just two runs and 10 hits while striking out 11 batters in 12 innings.
Dillon Gee, Mets (vs. Braves) -- Gee held the Braves to one run in six innings and struck out four batters in their only matchup this year.


Buster Posey, Giants (vs. Rockies, Jorge De La Rosa) -- Posey is 10-for-22 with two homers, three doubles and four RBI on his current five-game hitting streak.
Victor Martinez, Tigers (vs. Yankees, Brandon McCarthy) -- Martinez is 10-for-23 with two homers and 10 RBI in his last six games. He’s a career. 375/.444/.708 hitter against McCarthy.


Andrew McCutchen, Pirates (vs. Cardinals, Lance Lynn) -- Despite his career struggles against Lynn, McCutchen is a strong play on Tuesday because of his hot bat. He’s 7-for-17 with three homers in his last four games.
Nelson Cruz, Orioles (vs. Rays, Alex Cobb) -- Cruz has three homers in the last week, finding the power stroke that had abandoned him for a short stretch.

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