- Jose Quintana owners rejoice! The White Sox starter turned in his best performance of the season in Chicago’s 5-2 win over the Royals. He went 6 innings allowing 5 hits, just 1 earned run, and getting 10 strikeouts. This outing help those who either held tight or bought low on Quintana. His next start is a rematch at Kansas City. Avisail Garcia continued his hot start with a 2-run HR. Garcia now has a .373 average with 4 HR and 17 RBI.
- Maikel Franco hit a grand slam in the Phillies 7-4 win over the Marlins. He would finish the day going 3 for 4. Franco has just a .203 average and just 6 runs scored but has 20 RBI on the year.
- 1 day after putting up 19 runs, the Tigers were shutout by James Paxton and the Mariners. Paxton allowed 4 hits with 9 strikeouts over 7 scoreless innings. He now has a 1.39 ERA 0.84 WHIP and 10.86 K/9 through 5 starts. Jean Segura had his 2nd straight 3-hit performance. He just returned from the DL on Tuesday. Jarrod Dyson stole 2 bags and now has 8 SB on the year. Dyson has 30 or more stolen bases in 4 of the past 5 seasons despite averaging just 253 PA per season over that span. He’s an elite option for steals.
- Trea Turner was a triple short of what would have been back-to-back cycles. Turner was 3 for 5 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI. Bryce Harper went 4 for 4 in what ended up being an offensive showcase as the Nationals won 11-4 over the Rockies. Harper’s stats: .432 AVG 7 HR 22 RBI 26 R .548 OBP. Maybe he should have been #2 behind Mike Trout? In addition to these young stars, Ryan Zimmerman and Daniel Murphy each had homers and both finished with 3 RBI on the night.
- Luis Severino continued his great start to the year. The Yankees starter went 7 scoreless inning allowing just 3 hits and recording 6 Ks. Mind you, this was a game at Fenway Park against the high powered Red Sox offense. Aaron Judge continued hitting home runs as well. Judge’s 7th HR on the season was of the 2-run variety. He also made an outstanding catch in right field while falling over the wall into the stands.
Jose Quintana, Trea Turner, James Paxton, more!
A look at the fantasy performances from April 26, 2017.