Doumit, Pierzynski continue to overachieve 

September, 11, 2012
San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin homered among his three hits Monday and scored three runs. It has been a disappointing season for Maybin, who is 65th among outfielders on the Player Rater and owned in roughly 40 percent of ESPN standard leagues. Still, despite hitting .245 this season, Maybin is batting .304 since the All-Star break, and he does steal bases.

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Dilip Vishwanat/Getty ImagesJaime Garcia's road struggles continued Monday.
St. Louis Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia was no match for the resurgent Padres on Monday, allowing seven hits, three walks and four runs in three messy innings. Garcia entered Petco Park with extreme home/road splits (3.10 home ERA, 5.80 road), which didn't figure to be a factor in a huge ballpark, but they were. Avoid Garcia later in the week in Los Angeles.

Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker also pitches better in home games, but in Los Angeles Monday, he allowed just three hits and a run in seven strong innings, lowering his ERA to 3.56. Parker, featuring a 2.48 ERA at home and (after Monday) a 4.95 ERA on the road, overcame the trend Monday by throwing 70 percent fastballs, and averaging 93.3 mph, his second-highest rate of the season. Parker isn't running out of gas, and he's worth using this weekend at home against the Orioles.