A pretty quiet day last night with just 6 games on the docket, but still some news as always...
Chase Utley helped lead the Phillies to a wild victory yesterday against the Rockies. He went 2 for 4 with a grand slam and 6 runs batted in. I don't think that I'll have him in my top 10 for next season, but I think that there's a distinct possibility that he will be a sleeper candidate because of how he'll fall in drafts. He's still going to be behind Robinson Cano for me, but I don't think Utley should fall much further than the top 15 for next year.
C.C. Sabathia went 8 shutout innings and got his 19th victory of the season against the Athletics yesterday. He walked just 3, and struck out 5 in the start, and to me is probably going to win the Cy Young award. That 19 win count is going to be a big number to overlook, especially considering that the best candidate (Felix Hernandez) has only 10 so far, and at best is likely to only get to around 15.
Miguel Cabrera left the game yesterday suffering from left bicep tendinitis. Hopefully he'll be back in the lineup tomorrow, but figured this was most definitely worth mentioning. Also from that game, Twins' pitcher Scott Baker left with elbow pain after throwing just 2 innings. Elbow pain is clearly not what anyone wants to hear, and we'll have to see if he makes his next start or not.
Johan Santana left his start last night after 5 innings with a strained pectoral muscle. He did still get the win, allowing 1 earned run over 5 innings, and struck out 3. The Mets were being cautious about this, and it really wouldn't surprise me to see them skip his next start since they are clearly out of the race.