Week Eight Waiver Report

Brandon McCarthy threw a complete game shutout in his last outing. He looks to continue his success against San Diego on Thursday. - Jennifer Stewart

Looking for a spot start in Week Eight? Or maybe a bat to fill a hole in your starting lineup? Anthony Calanni lists his top players that you might find on your league's waiver wire.

Week Seven Results

Ubaldo Jimenez - 5 IP, 7 hits, 2 ER, 2 walks, 9 Ks, ND

Phil Hughes - I don't want to talk about it

Jeff Locke - 13 IP, 10 hits, 3 ER, 3 walks, 10 Ks, WIN

Brandon McCarthy - Complete Game Shutout, 3 hits, 2 walks, 5 Ks, WIN

Kevin Slowey - 3 IP, 7 hits, 6 ER, 1 walk, 1 K, LOSS

Justin Ruggiano - 0-15

Lyle Overbay - 6-21, 4 RBI, 1 run

Travis Hafner - 1-7, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 run - shoulder injury

Lucas Duda - 4-24, 2 RBI, 1 run

Week Eight Starting Pitchers

1. Julio Teheran vs. Minnesota Twins (5/20) at New York Mets (5/26)

2. Brandon McCarthy vs. San Diego Padres (5/24)

3. Rick Porcello vs. Minnesota Twins (5/23)

4. Jerome Williams vs. Seattle Mariners (5/21) at Kansas City Royals (5/26)

5. Scott Kazmir vs. Seattle Mariners (5/20) at Boston Red Sox (5/25)

6. Jonathon Pettibone at Washington Nationals (5/25)

7. Wade Davis at Houston Astros (5/21) vs. Los Angeles Angels (5/26)

8. John Gast at Los Angeles Dodgers (5/25)

9. Edwin Jackson at Pittsburgh Pirates (5/23)

10. Tyler Chatwood at San Francisco Giants (5/24)

Risky Pick: Tyler Lyons at San Diego Padres (5/22)

I really like Teheran's two matchups in Week Eight. Porcello, Jackson, and Chatwood will also face some weak lineups. McCarthy made me look good in Week Seven, so he sits at number two this week as he will face San Diego. Kazmir and Williams have resurrected their careers and they have both been solid of late. Pettibone has been an impressive youngster for Philadelphia. Wade Davis has been pretty shaky in 2013, but I like his matchup against Houston and will take the risk of starting him against the Halos. I am going to ride the Cardinals pitching train in Week Eight and Gast and Lyons are the conductors. Lyons will make his major league debut. He has a 4.76 ERA in Triple-A this year.

Week Eight Hitters

Arizona Diamondbacks 3 games at Coors Field

Oakland Athletics 3 games at Texas Rangers / 3 games at Houston Astros

Colby Rasmus

Brandon Moss

Travis Snider

Rasmus and Snider will face righties in every game during Week Eight. Moss will also face a decent amount of right-handed pitching and he will play in Texas and Houston.

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