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Kevin Gausman, Aaron Hicks, Carlos Martinez, more!

A look at the fantasy performances from May 8, 2017

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
  • Bryce Harper returned to action for the Nationals in a big way. He was 2 for 3 with a HR and 2 RBI. Washington would fall to the Orioles 6-4. Kevin Gausman turned in a strong outing against the high powered Nationals offense. He went 7 innings allowing 2 runs while striking out 8. This is a great sign for Gausman owners as he was a trendy sleeper heading into the season. Brad Brach gave up a couple of hits and a run but managed to get his 8th save of the year.
  • Jacob deGrom continues his solid start to 2017 with 6 innings of 3 run ball against the Giants. deGrom had 11 Ks in the game as well. Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect 9th inning and recorded a win as the Mets had a walk-off 4-3 victory over San Francisco. All Giants runs were via the long ball. Hunter Pence had a 2-run HR and Buster Posey had a solo shot.
  • Brett Gardner had an 8th inning 2-run HR in the Yankees 10-4 win over the Reds. Gardner has 6 homers and 22 runs scored on the year. Aaron Hicks got the start in right field as Aaron Judge was given the day off. Hicks finished 2 for 5 and has hit .342 with 6 HR and 16 RBI in sporadic playing time. The Yankees outfield seems set with Hicks being the odd man out. He has proven his worth but barring an injury his playing time will be limited. Masahiro Tanaka moved to 5-1 on the year with 7 inning allowing 3 earned runs. He pitched around 10 hits while getting 6 strikeouts.
  • Carlos Martinez did it all for the Cardinals in a 9-4 victory over the Marlins. Martinez had 6 innings of 3 run ball with 7 Ks on the pitching side. As a hitter, he went 2 for 3 with 4 RBI. Marcell Ozuna was the highlight for Miami. He went 2 for 4 with 2 homers and 3 RBI. Ozuna now has 11 HR and 29 RBI on the season.
  • Nathan Karns was a hot pick up for his 2 start week and he did not disappoint in start 1. Karns went 6.1 innings allowing 6 hits and 2 runs while striking out 10. This outing gives him 17 Ks while allowing just 2 runs in his past 2 starts (both wins). He will face the Orioles at home in his next start. Eric Hosmer was 3 for 5 with 2 steals on Monday night. Hosmer is batting .550 with 1 HR 5 RBI and 5 R over his past 6 games.