I was watching the Dodgers-Mariners game last night, and before the top of 6th inning of every Dodgers game, Vin Scully gives viewers a view into Dodgers history. Well, last night he talked about how Sandy Koufax threw 27 complete games in 1965. He ended his short story with a comment about how different the players were back then. So true. He also mentioned how in one game Juam Marichal threw 227 pitches...in one game! Most pitchers don't throw that in two games now.
C, Geovany Soto, Cubs-it appears Soto is over the shoulder injury that hampered him in April and May, as he hit his 7th HR of the season and drove in 3 runs. He has hit 6 of his 7 HRs in the month of June.
OF, Andre Ethier, Dodgers-Ethier hit 3 HRs and drove in 6 in the Dodgers win over the Mariners. Ethier now has 14 HRs and 49 RBI on the season. Manny Ramirez returns next weekend, and we all know how Ethier hits when Manny is in the lineup.
OF, Ryan Ludwick, Cardinals-Ludwick went 0 for 4 lowering his average to .226 with a .300 OBP. If the Cardinals are serious about winning the NL Central, they have to go out and get someone to protect Albert Pujols. Funny that Matt Holiday is an OFer and is available.
CL, Brad Lidge, Phillies-in his first appearance sinvce returning from the DL, Lidge gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks. Roto owners should watch to see if Lidge can rebound in his next appearance, otherwise, Lidge may not be completely healthy.