Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 5/21/12
Max Scherzer (credits below) You know it’s been a good day in baseball when a guy with the last name ‘Van Slyke’ has a pinch-hit homer, one of the best hitting prospects in baseball gets called up for his first major league game, and MLB’s most interesting starter takes the mound.The aforementioned Scott Van Slyke slugged his first major league homer as a 25-year-old rookie, and the best part is, he wasn’t even the most interesting rookie in the game! 23-year-old Cardinals first base prospect Matt Adams went 2 for 4 in the game, showing off his great hit tool. I did a longer form write-up of Adams here but long story short: the guy is going to rake, and he showed a little bit of what he’s capable in last night’s game.The rest of MLB had interleague play last night, and the most notable performer of the night was probably Max Scherzer, who struck out 15 Pirates in just 7 innings. That makes his K/9 total on the year a whopping 11.65 as compared to a 3.51 BB/9 rate, and his ERA of 5...
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