The Colorado Rockies recalled 3B Ian Stewart from AAA and moved Garrett Atkins to 1B so Stewart could start last night. This signals that the back injury Todd Helton is currently dealing with is more serious than one thinks. It also means rookie Joe Kashansky isn't long for the major leagues.
Chad Billingsley didn't hurl a gem last night. However, his ERA remains a very good 3.32. With a 133 Ks, the pre-season reports that he was dealing with an undisclosed injury have done measurable harm to fantasy teams everywhere.
At .308 on the season, Arizona Diamondback 1B Chad Tracy looks fully recovered from his micro-fracture surgery. He is batting clean-up (for what that's worth in Arizona). He is likely available in most mixed leagues and should be added for teams looking for corner pop and AVG.
That is the Daniel Cabrera we all know. He walked five in five innings yesterday. Over his last three starts, he has issued 15 free passes in 15.1 innings of work. I can never believe he will ever be any pitcher but the one we've seen recently.
Wandy Rodriguez of the Houston Astros pushed his record to 5-3 with a 6.1 inning, one run, seven Ks and zero wlak effort yesterday. On the season, he has a 3.31. In the pre-season, a fanshot predicted he'd be better than Roy Oswalt. Congrats to Hin57er for the call. There is no debate on that point now.
|2008 - Wandy Rodriguez||5-3||14||14||0||0||0||0||81.2||82||39||30||9||23||72||3.31||1.29|
|2008 - Roy Oswalt||7-8||19||19||0||0||0||0||116.1||133||66||59||18||28||94||4.56||1.38|