Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo dominated the Braves shutting them out on two hits and two walks, but there is a downside to his performance. He only struck out one Brave on the evening, but fantasy owners should not worry. Gallardo will have plenty of games where he strikes out 10 in 6 innings. John Axford owners will have to wait for his next save opportunity.
Padres starter Aaron Harang won his first game in a Padres uniform on Tuesday, holding the Giants to one run on 6 hits, two walks and 6 strikeouts. Harang should be a solid starter when pitching at home, or in LA and SF this year, as all are pitchers ballparks.
The Angels removed Fernando Rodney as their closer and installed rookie Jordan Walden, and Walden was successful in his first save opportunity on Tuesday. Walden struck out one in his inning of work. Fantasy owners should pick him up in all leagues.
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The Red Sox lost again, this time to a pitcher I have never heard of, and am sure was not drafted in most fantasy leagues. His name-Josh Tomlin, who held the Sox to one run on 6 baserunners in 7 innings of work. The Red Sox are due to explode, and the Indians might be the team that it happens against.
Mariners pitching prospect Michael Pineda made his first major league start on Tuesday night, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk in 6 innings of work. Not bad for a rookie pitching in Texas' hitter friendly ballpark.
Pineda was out-dueled by Rangers starter Alexi Ogando who hurled 6 shutout innings in his first major league start. Ogando struck out 4 and allowed just 4 baserunners.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hit his 4th HR of the season on Tuesday, and he could easily move up the first base rankings if he keeps this up.
Unfortunately for Teixeira, setup man Rafael Soriano blew up in the 8th inning last night, giving up 4 runs on a hit and 3 walks. Soriano spoiled a masterpiece by Yankees ace CC Sabathia who held the Twins to 2 base hits in 7 shutout innings.
Jhoulys Chacin was dominant in his first start of the season, as he shutout the Dodgers for 7 innings, giving up just 7 baserunners and striking out 4. He induced 14 groundball outs. I was seen kicking myself for dealing him in the UBA league this offseason.
Marlins outfielder Mike Stanton pinch hit last night and appears very close to returning to the Marlins lineup, probably this weekend. He walked in his only at bat.
Reds outfielder Drew Stubbs is making the most of his move to the leadoff spot so far this season, as he now has an OBP of .500 after going 2-5 on Tuesday with his 2nd SB. Can Stubbs go 30-30 this season?
Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson announced yesterday that Juan Miranda will be his primary/starting first baseman this season. Miranda is probably the better defender at first, but Branyan has more power. Branyan owners should look to pick up Miranda real quick.
Alex Gordon went 3-5 with a HR, 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs. I really hope that Gordon has finally seen the light and breaks out this year.