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By Michael Beller
September 03, 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 picks to get your team ready for the day's slate of games. Download the FanNation app today and get started challenging your friends.


Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners (@ A’s) -- Somehow, three straight opponents have managed to make King Felix look more like a pauper. In his last three outings, he has allowed 10 runs in 17 2/3 innings, capped of by a start against the Nationals in which he gave up four homers for the first time in his career. Expect him to get back on track against an Oakland team he has done well against all year. In three starts against the A’s, he has surrendered a total of seven earned runs with 20 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings.


Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants (@ Rockies, Christian Bergman) -- Posey has been absurdly hot of late. In his last 12 games, he’s hitting .481 (26-for-54) with six homers and 18 RBI. In just his last two games, he’s 6-for-10 with a bomb, three doubles and five RBI. It’s almost unfair that he gets to hit at Coors Field with the way he’s swinging the bat. Posey has faced Bergman three times in his career. He has two hits, including a double and a homer.


Corey Dickerson, Colorado Rockies (vs. Giants, Ryan Vogelsong) -- Dickerson is mired in a bit of a slump, but everything is aligning for him to break out of it on Wednesday. First, he’s playing at home, where he is slashing .360/.417/.661 with 11 homers this year. Second, he is hitting .317/.374/.590 against righties. And against this particular righty, Vogelsong, he is 3-for-7 with a double.

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Andrew Cashner, San Diego Padres (vs. Diamondbacks) -- Cashner looked great in his second start back from the DL, allowing just one run on six hits with eight strikeouts in six innings.

Shelby Miller, St. Louis Cardinals (vs. Pirates) -- Miller has been a completely different pitcher at home in his career, posting a 2.67 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 182 innings.


Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers (@ Indians, Danny Salazar) -- Cabrera is 6-for-10 with a pair of homers and three RBI in his last two games.

Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles (vs. Reds, Dylan Axelrod) -- Davis is 4-for-9 with a double and three walks in his last three games.


Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins (vs. Mets, Jacob deGrom) -- Stanton has left the yard in each of his last two games, and now has a .962 OPS on the year.

Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies (vs. Giants, Ryan Vogelsong) -- Blackmon is 3-for-8 with a homer, double, two RBI and a walk against Vogelsong in his career.

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