- The Marlins shut out the Mets 7-0 on Sunday. New York managed just 1 hit all afternoon. Giancarlo Stanton did most of the damage for Miami. He went 2 for 5 with 2 homers and 4 RBI. He now has 10 HR and 25 RBI on the season. Most notably, he has remained healthy. Marcell Ozuna had a nice game as well. He was 2 for 5 with 2 runs scored. He has 9 HR 26 RBI and a .319 AVG on the year.
- Chris Tillman was solid in his 2017 debut against the White Sox. He went 5 scoreless innings pitching around 3 walks and 3 hits allowed while striking out 4. Brad Brach came on in the 9th to get the final 2 outs and record his 7th save of the season. With Zach Britton back on the DL as of Saturday, the Orioles will turn to Brach for save chances. This DL stint for Britton looks more serious as well. In 2016, Brach had a 2.05 ERA with a 10.5 K/9 over 79 IP as a setup man. If he becomes Baltimore’s closer for most of 2017, he instantly joins the top 10 RP conversation. Pick him up if he’s still available.
- Chris Sale picked up another 10 K start in the Red Sox 17-6 win over the Twins. Sale went 6 innings and allowed 4 runs. Ervin Santana gave up 6 runs on 5 hits in 6 innings of work. He walked 3 and struck out 4 in the losing effort. Boston’s offense had 12 of their 15 hits go for extra bases, including 5 home runs. Andrew Benintendi was 2 for 4 with a double, a 2-run HR, 3 runs scored and a stolen base.
- Tommy Pham is making the most of his playing time for the Cardinals. Pham was 4 for 5 with 2 homers and a stolen base in the Cardinals 6-4 win over the Braves. His 2-run HR in the 14th inning was the difference. He finished with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored as well. Pham should continue to see starts with Stephen Piscotty on the DL and Dexter Fowler still recovering.
- Seems like it’s been awhile (11 days to be exact) but Eric Thames finally homered again. During those 9 games, Thames was just 6 for 34 with 1 extra base hit. The positives were he had 6 BB and just 10 K. He went 3 for 4 in the Brewers 6-2 win over the Pirates. Zach Davies was the winning pitcher in the game. He went 5.2 innings with 7 Ks while allowing 2 runs. Tyler Glasnow pitched well in defeat. He went 6.1 innings with 3 earned runs and 6 strikeouts.
Giancarlo Stanton, Brad Brach, Tommy Pham, more!
A look at the fantasy performances from May 7, 2017