Mets shortstop Jose Reyes re-injured his hamstring yesterday and is scheduled to get an MRI today. His injury will impact fantasy owners, and, more importantly, his value in the free agent market this offseason.
Blue Jays third base prospect Brett Lawrie went 2-4 and his his first major league HR yesterday. he is 5-11 with a HR, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored in his first 3 big league games. It will be interesting where he lands in offseason third base rankings. One of Fake Teams readers posted a fanpost recently, asking who would you rather have Colby Rasmus or Brett Lawrie? Please vote in the poll-it's an interesting question for sure.
Nationals ace starter Stephen Strasburg gave up a run on 3 hits and 4 strikeouts in 1.2 innings of work in his first rehab start since his Tommy John surgery last season. Ben Goessling from MASN tweeted this about Strasburg's performance after the game:
masnBen Ben Goessling onMASN
@injuryexpert Nats' gun had him sitting at 97. They said he touched 98 once.
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Mets outfielder Jason Bay went 3-3 with 2 walks, 3 runs and 2 RBIs yesterday in the Mets loss to the Braves. In his last 10 games he has raised his BA from .223 to .249 by going 16-40 with 2 HRs and 8 RBIs. For the season, he is hitting. ,249-.331-.361 with 8 HRs, 40 RBIs and 10 SBs.
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Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder has caught fire as he went 3-4 with a HR, a walk, 4 runs and 2 RBIs yesterday and is now 17-36 with 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, and 13 runs scored. For the season, he is hitting .304-.420-.571 with 26 HRs, 85 RBIs and 71 runs scored. He is an MVP candidate in the NL and would be in line for a huge contract if he wins the award.
Giants outfielder Carlos Beltran sprained his right wrist yesterday and could miss a few games if it affects his swing. Since his trade to the Giants, he is hitting .244-.262-.366 so his bat has not impacted the Giants offense just yet. This injury may prolong his impact as well.
White Sox starter Jake Peavy shutout the Twins for 8 innings yesterday, giving up just 3 hits and striking out 6 to win his 5th game of the season. He lowered his ERA to 4.63 and WHIP to 1.21 and owns a 63-16 K/BB rate in 81.2 innings covering 13 starts this season. He may not be worthy of anything but a few spots starts here and there, but you can ride him when he is pitching like this, just don't expect the dominant starter we saw a few years back.
Reds pitching prospect Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the 8th inning yesterday, and has a 20-2 K/BB rate in his last 10.2 innings pitched. He now has struck out 52 batters in his 33.1 innings of relief this season. He could close for the Reds right now, and wouldn't be surprised to see the team give him some opportunities once they decide they are out of the wildcard race.
The Machine is back and one has to wonder how he returned from a fractured wrist so quickly, but that is a story for another day. Yesterday, Albert Pujols went 2-4 with 3 runs scored and an RBI and now has 27 HRs and 69 RBIs for the season. He appears primed for a solid last two months of the season.
Angels starter Ervin Santana held the Mariners to one run on 7 hits, a walk and 7 strikeouts in 8.1 inning pitched to win his 8th game of the season. He has given up 2 runs or less in 9 of his last 10 starts, and giving up 1 run or less in 5 of his last 8 starts to lower his ERA from 4.25 to 3.21.
Giants starter Tim Lincecum held the hot Phillies to just one run on 7 hits, a walk and 5 strikeouts to win his 10th game of the season. In his last 10 starts, he is 5-4, but has given up 2 runs or less in 9 of the 10 starts, and has lowered his ERA fro, 3.39 to 2.69.
The Athletics have found their leadoff hitter in second base prospect Jemile Weeks. He went 2-4 with a run scored and is now hitting .293-.323-.405 with 12 SBs in 18 attempts in his 215 at bats since his call up.