- Dylan Bundy continued his strong start to the season with 7 innings allowing 2 runs in the Orioles 5-2 win over the Red Sox. Bundy pitched around 4 walks and struck out just 2. He is now 4-1 with a 1.82 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. Brad Brach picked up his 5th save on the year with a quick 1-2-3 9th inning. Brach has been great filling in for Zach Britton but will return to setup duty with Britton set to rejoin Baltimore likely by Tuesday
- Billy Hamilton had a big game in the Reds 4-3 extra inning win over the Pirates. Hamilton stole 3 bases (13 SB on the year) and also provided a walk off hit in the 10th. His 2 for 5 performance is a positive sight considering his recent 5 for 45 slump. Fellow speedster Josh Harrison had a 2 HR night in defeat for Pittsburgh. He now has 4 HR and 2 SB on the year while batting an impressive .313.
- Jake Odorizzi was solid in his 1st outing since returning from the DL. He went 5 innings allowing just 2 hits and 1 earned run while getting 6 Ks. Alex Colome would nail down his 6th save with a perfect 9th inning as the Rays beat the Marlins 4-2. Dee Gordon was 2 for 3 with a double and 3 steals. Gordon is hitting .297 with 7 SB and 16 runs scored for Miami.
- Michael Conforto gave the Mets some much needed good news in a 7-5 win over the Braves. Conforto led off the game with a home run and finished 2 for 4 with 3 RBI. He now is hitting .333 with 7 HR and 16 RBI. He should have playing time locked down as long as Yoenis Cespedes is on the DL. The Mets bullpen totaled 4 scoreless innings to secure the win. Jeurys Familia has a tight grip on the closers job but Addison Reed remains one of the best holds options out there.
- Lance McCullers Jr. pitched well against the Rangers on Monday night. The Astros starter went 6.1 innings allowing 2 runs and getting 10 Ks. The 23 year old now has 46 strikeouts in 35.1 innings. Reliever Chris Devenski came in for McCullers and would pick up the win. He finished with 1.2 innings and 2 punch outs on the night. Devenski has been phenomenal with 34 strikeouts and just 2 walks in 18.1 innings of work. He also has a 1.96 ERA and 0.55 WHIP so far this season.
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A look at the fantasy performances from May 1, 2017