This will be a short Roundup this morning as I had a family commitment last night that prevented me from getting to this.
Reds left fielder Chris Heisey had the best game of his Reds career in the second game of the double header with the Yankees last night. He went 3-5 with 3 homers, 4 runs scored and 5 RBIs. For the season Heisey is hitting .273-.333-.492 with 8 HRs, 28 RBIs and 3 SBs. His competition in left field are Jonny Gomes who is hitting .222-.338-.421 with 9 HRs and 28 RBIs and Fred Lewis who is hitting .277-.351-.393 with a HR and 9 RBIs. Should Heisey be playing everyday in left field or should Dusty Baker continue with the 3 man platoon?
Phillies starter Cliff Lee was dominant again last night as he threw his second consecutive complete game shutout. He held the Albert Pujols-less Cardinals to 6 hits, a walk and struck out 3 to win his 8th game of the season. Lee has given up just 1 earned run in his last 4 starts covering 33 innings pitched, and has won all 4 starts.
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Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 2-3 with a walk, HR and 2 RBIs in the Tigers win over the Dodgers yesterday afternoon. Cabrera is quietly having another great season at the plate this year as he is hitting .327-.449-.580 with 15 HRs and 50 RBIs. He is one of the more consistent fantasy performers year in and year out.
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp went 3-3 with 2 walks, 2 runs scored and a SB yesterday and raised his triple slash line to .328-.420-.620 for the season. Is he a top 3 pick going into 2012 fantasy drafts?
Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez went 2-5 with 2 RBIs hitting in the cleanup spot for the second game in a row. It appears either the Monday benching or new manager Jack McKeon has lit a fire under Hanley. We'll see if he can continue this hot streak over the next few games.
Rays starter David Price was dominant again yesterday limiting the Brewers to 2 runs on just 5 hits in 8 innings of work. Price struck out 10 and walked just one to win his 8th game of the season. I have a bet with a friend on who will have the better season this year between Price and Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw and it is pretty close.
Fangraphs Dave Cameron wrote this article on the performance of Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler last night in AAA. Fowler walked 5 times and somehow never scored a run, and made a couple base running blunders. What happened to this guy?
Mets first baseman Ike Davis has been out of action since May 12th and now there is talk that he might need microfracture surgery on his ailing ankle. If Davis can't perform any baseball related activities in the next 3 weeks, a decision will be made whether he needs surgery or not. If he elects to have surgery, his season will be over, and fantasy owners are hoping he isn't another Kendry Morales.