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You know what it is--it's my updated starts/sits column for Week 19! Your friendly neighborhood @Roto_Dubs is back again this year with his weekly starting pitcher matchups. This is our fifth year now writing this weekly column, helping fantasy baseball managers pick the best pitchers weekly.

Below are the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 19, and our recommendations on whether to start or sit each pitcher.  If you've got any questions about which pitchers can capitalize on a juicy matchup and which ones might be worth putting on the pine against a fierce offense, this is the weekly piece for you.

For every week of the fantasy baseball season, we look to analyze all of the projected starting pitcher matchups and put together our optimal lineups. Here at RotoBaller, we believe that it’s key to analyze every SP matchup, each and every week, to help determine which SPs to start/sit and to hopefully find some hidden gems to bolster your teams. Let's set those optimal lineups!

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SP Matchups & Start/Sit Recommendations

This weekly piece considers the pitcher’s opponents, their career stats against the opponent, some ballpark factors and historical splits. With all of this information, we then provide our start/sit recommendations for each starting pitcher matchup for the approaching week of fantasy baseball.

PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/6/18) - MONDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
CHC@KC Cole Hamels SP | CHC START Jake Junis SP | KC SIT
CIN@NYM Homer Bailey SP | CIN START Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM START
DET@LAA Matthew Boyd SP | DET START Nick Tropeano SP | LAA SIT
HOU@SF Charlie Morton SP | HOU START Dereck Rodriguez SP | SF START
MIN@CLE Kyle Gibson SP | MIN SIT Trevor Bauer SP | CLE START
NYY@CHW Lance Lynn SP | NYY START Dylan Covey SP | CHW SIT
PHI@ARI Jake Arrieta SP | PHI START Zack Godley SP | ARI START
PIT@COL Joe Musgrove RP | PIT SIT Kyle Freeland SP | COL START
SEA@TEX Wade LeBlanc RP | SEA SIT Martin Perez SP | TEX SIT
STL@MIA Luke Weaver SP | STL START Wei-Yin Chen SP | MIA SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/7/18) - TUESDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@WAS Max Fried RP | ATL SIT Jefry Rodriguez SP | WAS SIT
ATL@WAS Sean Newcomb | ATL START Max Scherzer SP | WAS START
BAL@TB Alex Cobb SP | BAL SIT Tyler Glasnow SP | TB SIT
BOS@TOR Drew Pomeranz SP | BOS SIT Marcus Stroman SP | TOR SIT
CHC@KC Mike Montgomery RP | CHC START Brad Keller SP | KC SIT
CIN@NYM Sal Romano SP | CIN SIT Jason Vargas SP | NYM SIT
DET@LAA Jacob Turner SP | DET SIT Andrew Heaney SP | LAA START
HOU@SF Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU START Madison Bumgarner SP | SF START
LAD@OAK Rich Hill SP | LAD START Sean Manaea SP | OAK START
MIN@CLE Adalberto Mejia SP | MIN SIT Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE START
NYY@CHW CC Sabathia SP | NYY START Reynaldo Lopez SP | CHW SIT
PHI@ARI Nick Pivetta SP | PHI START Zack Greinke SP | ARI START
PIT@COL Jameson Taillon SP | PIT START Chad Bettis SP | COL SIT
SD@MIL Clayton Richard SP | SD SIT Chase Anderson SP | MIL START
SEA@TEX Felix Hernandez SP | SEA SIT Bartolo Colon SP | TEX SIT
STL@MIA Miles Mikolas SP | STL START Pablo Lopez P | MIA SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/8/18) - WEDNESDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@WAS Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL START Tommy Milone SP | WAS SIT
BAL@TB Andrew Cashner SP | BAL SIT Ryne Stanek SP | TB SIT
BOS@TOR Brian Johnson SP | BOS SIT Mike Hauschild RP | TOR SIT
CHC@KC Jose Quintana SP | CHC START Heath Fillmyer SP | KC SIT
CIN@NYM Robert Stephenson SP | CIN START Jacob deGrom SP | NYM START
DET@LAA Blaine Hardy RP | DET SIT Jaime Barria SP | LAA SIT
LAD@OAK Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD START Mike Fiers SP | OAK SIT
MIN@CLE Jake Odorizzi SP | MIN SIT Mike Clevinger SP | CLE START
NYY@CHW Luis Severino SP | NYY START Lucas Giolito SP | CHW SIT
PHI@ARI Vince Velasquez SP | PHI START Patrick Corbin SP | ARI START
PIT@COL Chris Archer SP | PIT START German Marquez SP | COL START
SD@MIL Brett Kennedy SP | SD SIT Jhoulys Chacin SP | MIL START
SEA@TEX Marco Gonzales SP | SEA START Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX SIT
STL@MIA John Gant RP | STL SIT Trevor Richards SP | MIA START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/9/18) - THURSDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@WAS Anibal Sanchez SP | ATL START Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS SIT
BAL@TB David Hess P | BAL SIT Blake Snell SP | TB START
BOS@TOR Rick Porcello SP | BOS START Ryan Borucki RP | TOR SIT
LAD@COL TBA TBD Tyler Anderson SP | COL SIT
MIN@CLE Jose Berrios SP | MIN START Corey Kluber SP | CLE START
PIT@SF Ivan Nova SP | PIT SIT TBA TBD
SD@MIL TBA TBD Junior Guerra SP | MIL START
SEA@HOU James Paxton SP | SEA START Justin Verlander SP | HOU START
TEX@NYY Mike Minor RP | TEX SIT J.A. Happ SP | NYY START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/10/18) - FRIDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@CIN Clay Buchholz SP | ARI START Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN START
BOS@BAL Nathan Eovaldi SP | BOS START Dylan Bundy SP | BAL SIT
CLE@CHW Shane Bieber SP | CLE START Carlos Rodon SP | CHW START
LAD@COL Kenta Maeda SP | LAD SIT Jon Gray SP | COL START
MIL@ATL Freddy Peralta SP | MIL START Kevin Gausman SP | ATL SIT
MIN@DET Ervin Santana SP | MIN SIT Jordan Zimmermann SP | DET START
NYM@MIA Zack Wheeler SP | NYM START Jose Urena SP | MIA SIT
OAK@LAA Brett Anderson SP | OAK SIT Felix Pena RP | LAA SIT
PHI@SD Zach Eflin SP | PHI START Jacob Nix SP | SD SIT
PIT@SF Clay Holmes SP | PIT SIT Derek Holland SP | SF SIT
SEA@HOU Mike Leake SP | SEA START Gerrit Cole SP | HOU START
STL@KC Austin Gomber SP | STL SIT Burch Smith SP | KC SIT
TB@TOR Blake Snell SP | TB START Marco Estrada SP | TOR START
TEX@NYY Mike Minor SP | TEX SIT Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY START
WAS@CHC Jeremy Hellickson SP | WAS START Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/11/18) - SATURDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@CIN Robbie Ray SP | ARI START Matt Harvey SP | CIN SIT
BOS@BAL David Price SP | BOS START Yefry Ramirez RP | BAL SIT
CLE@CHW Trevor Bauer SP | CLE START James Shields SP | CHW SIT
LAD@COL Walker Buehler RP | LAD START Kyle Freeland SP | COL START
MIL@ATL Wade Miley SP | MIL SIT Julio Teheran SP | ATL SIT
MIN@DET Kyle Gibson SP | MIN START Francisco Liriano RP | DET SIT
NYM@MIA Corey Oswalt P | NYM SIT Dan Straily SP | MIA SIT
OAK@LAA Trevor Cahill SP | OAK START TBA TBD
PHI@SD Aaron Nola SP | PHI START TBA TBD
PIT@SF Joe Musgrove RP | PIT SIT Derek Holland SP | SF START
SEA@HOU Wade LeBlanc RP | SEA SIT Gerrit Cole SP | HOU START
STL@KC Jack Flaherty SP | STL START Danny Duffy SP | KC START
TB@TOR TBA TBD Sam Gaviglio SP | TOR SIT
TEX@NYY Martin Perez SP | TEX SIT Lance Lynn SP | NYY START
WAS@CHC Tanner Roark SP | WAS START Jon Lester SP | CHC START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/12/18) - SUNDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@CIN Zack Godley SP | ARI START Luis Castillo SP | CIN SIT
BOS@BAL Chris Sale SP | BOS START Alex Cobb SP | BAL SIT
CLE@CHW Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE START Dylan Covey SP | CHW SIT
LAD@COL Rich Hill SP | LAD START Chad Bettis SP | COL SIT
MIL@ATL Chase Anderson SP | MIL START Sean Newcomb SP | ATL START
MIN@DET Kohl Stewart SP | MIN SIT Matthew Boyd SP | DET START
NYM@MIA Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM START Wei-Yin Chen SP | MIA SIT
OAK@LAA Travor Cahill SP | OAK START Taylor Cole SP | LAA SIT
PHI@SD Jake Arrieta SP | PHI START Joey Lucchesi SP | SD START
PIT@SF Joe Musgrove SP | PIT START Dereck Rodriguez SP | SF START
SEA@HOU Erasmo Ramirez SP | SEA SIT Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU START
STL@KC Luke Weaver SP | STL START Jake Junis SP | KC SIT
TB@TOR Tyler Glasnow SP | TB START Marcus Stroman SP | TOR START
TEX@NYY Martin Perez SP | TEX SIT CC Sabathia SP | NYY START
WAS@CHC Max Scherzer SP | WAS START Cole Hamels SP | CHC START

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