This will be a short roundup as I got home late from the Thunder-Senators game last night.
Phillies starter Cliff Lee dominated the "floundering" Marlins on Thursday, shutting them out on 2 hits and 2 walks in a complete game shutout. He only struck out 4, but won his 7th game of the season and lowered his ERA to 3.12
Natiionals second baseman Danny Espinosa doesn't give fantasy owners much in average, but he gives them solid production in the power categories. Last night, he went 3-5 with a game winning home run and 4 RBIs. He is now hitting .233-.321-.463 with 12 HRs and 41 RBIs this season. He is on pace for 28 HRs and 96 RBIs.
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Blue Jays pitching prospect Zach Stewart held the Orioles to two runs in 7 innings yesterday giving up just 7 hits, walked 1 and struck out 4 in his first major league start. The question remains whether he will stay in the Jays rotation or be sent back to the minors. After this outing, he should stick around awhile.
I wrote about Indians catcher Carlos Santana yesterday, and Santana answered with an 0-5 effort with 3 strikeouts. His triple slash line of .216-.345-.367 makes Dodgers fans second guess that they were fleeced in the trade for Casey Blake a few years ago. Fantasy owners should stay patient with Santana as he is less than a year removed from major knee surgery.
Braves outfielder Jordan Shaefer went 5-6 with 3 runs scored last night and could remain in the lineup even when Nate McLouth returns from the DL. He is hitting .256-.330-.341 with 7 SBs and a 12-9 K/BB rate.
Braves reliever Jonny Venters gave up 2 runs, 1 earned, on 2 hits, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts in 2 innings last night. He was bound to be scored upon, and even with this outing, his ERA sits at 0.63. Co-closer Craig Kimbrel threw a scoreless inning with 2 strikeouts.