Daily Scoring Drought Scorecard: 15 games
Teams shutout: 3
Teams scoring 1 run: 3
Teams scoring 2 runs: 5
Teams scoring 3 runs: 6
Teams scoring > 3 runs: 13
The Cardinals will place outfielder Matt Holliday on the DL on Thursday with the same quad injury he had previously. Allen Craig and Jon Jay will probably platoon in LF with Holliday out. Craig has been hot of late so Tony LaRussa should get him in the lineup as much as possible.
Angels starter Dan Haren experienced back spasms during his bullpen session yesterday and had to cut the session short. He received treatment afterward and felt fine, but tomorrow is key for him. He could miss his start on Saturday against the Yankees.
Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez may be placed on the DL by Friday if his aching back doesn't improve, and at this point, the Marlins should place him on the DL, because he has been horrible this season, and probably needs the break.
More Roto Roundup after the jump:
Rangers starter Colby Lewis shutout the Rays for 8 innings on Wednesday, giving up just 4 hits, 2 walks and striking out 8. The win was his 5th of the season to go with his excellent 3.48 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. Lewis is proving me wrong this year as he is duplicating his 2010 season.
White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is heating up as he went 3-5 with 3 runs and an RBI yesterday, and is hitting .297-.357-.455 with 6 HRs, 31 RBIs and 36 runs scored. He has 5 multi-hit games in his last 7, and has raised his BA from .278 to .297 in about a week.
Yankees starter A.J. Burnett held the Athletics to 2 runs on 3 hits, 3 walks and 5 strikeouts in 7 innings pitched to win his 6th game of the season. He is 6-3 with a 3.86 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and a 57-30 K/BB rate. He has definitely improved upon his 2010 season.
Mariners starter Michael Pineda bounced back from his worst outing of the season to limit the Orioles to one run in 7 innings on Wednesday. He gave up 7 base runners and struck out 7, and is now 6-2 with a 2.30 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. In 70+ innings pitched, he has struck out 73 and walked 20.
Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera went 4-6 with 3 doubles, 2 runs and 3 RBIs last night, and he was Fake Teams Fantasy Player of the Day.
Cabrera's teammate Matt Laporta went 3-5 with a HR, 2 runs and 3 RBIs. For the season, Laporta is hitting .255-.328-.465 with 7 HRs and 26 RBIs.
Marlins outfielder Mike Stanton went 3-4 with a HR, triple and 3 RBIs, and is now hitting .267-.347-.568 with 12 HRs and 32 RBIs. Stanton is known for his power and his high strikeout rate, but in his last 10 games, he has an 8-5 K/BB rate. If he can reduce his K rate, he is going to put up some solid power totals.
Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez threw a complete game shutout of the Dodgers last night, giving up just 4 hits, walking NONE and striking out 7. Fantasy owners hope this is the start of Ubaldo's turnaround.
I have to catch an early train into NYC tomorrow, so I am cutting this one short.