- Madison Bumgarner was placed on the DL with bruised ribs and a sprained left shoulder after a dirt bike accident. This is the first DL stint of his career. The news is extremely unfortunate but the Giants and fantasy owners are now without one of the best pitchers in baseball. The initial timetable given was 6-8 weeks but recent reports indicate it could be longer. Stayed tuned for updates and hold tight with Mad-Bum until we know more.
- Dylan Bundy was great in a 2-0 win over the Red Sox. Bundy went 7 scoreless innings allowing 6 hits and getting 3 strikeouts. He now has a 1.37 ERA and 0.99 WHIP through 4 starts. Orioles reliever Brad Brach nailed down his 3rd save in as many days with a 1-2-3 9th inning. Brach has certainly made the most of his chance to close. He remains an elite holds option once Zach Britton returns.
- Joey Gallo had a great day at the plate in the Rangers 6-2 win over the Royals. Gallo hit 2 home runs and finished with 3 RBI. This was his first career multi-HR game. His batting average is just .214 but he has 5 HR and 13 RBIon the season. Robinson Chirinos had 2 solo shots in the game as well. Rangers starter Cole Hamels picked up the win pitching 8 innings of 1 run ball allowing just 3 hits and striking out 3.
- Corey Kluber gave the Indians bullpen a day off. He pitched a complete game shutout allowing just 3 hits with 9 Ks. This was his 11th career complete game and 4th shutout.
- Eric Thames went 0 for 5 with 3 strikeouts so it was fun while it lasted... kidding! Just one of those games. I mean Adam Wainwright was actually good of all things. Speaking of Wainwright, he pitched 5 innings allowing 6 hits and 2 runs while striking out 9. The Cardinals starter also went 2 for 3 at the plate, including a 2-run HR, and finished with 4 RBI. Seung-Hwan Oh got the save and struck out 3. Trevor Rosenthal came on in the 8th and finished the inning but allowed a homer to the first batter he faced, Ryan Braun. This should quite the potential closer shakeup for now.
Roto Report (April 21, 2017): Bumgarner, Gallo, Kluber, more!
A look at the fantasy performances from April 21, 2017