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Jaime Garcia Lucky His ERA Didn't Spike During Loss, Should Lower It Versus Next Opponent

Starting pitcher Jaime Garcia barely made it out of today's loss against the Cubs with only two runs allowed in five innings. Striking out seven helped him strand baserunners despite allowing four hits and four walks. After three starts, Garcia is 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 26 strikeouts in 20 innings, becoming... Read More
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Hector Rondon Makes First Appearance In Over A Week, Notches Third Save

After not seeing action for eight days, Hector Rondon finally faced another save situation, taking the mound at Busch Stadium in a 2-1 game. His inning got off to an inauspicious start, as he gave up a leadoff single. After recording two quick outs, a wild pitch got the tying run into scoring position. Rondon... Read More
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Seung Hwan Oh Throws Another Scoreless Inning, Becoming Elite Relief Option

Relief pitcher Seung Hwan Oh continues his first career scoreless streak, with a scoreless sixth inning during Tuesday's loss to the Cubs bringing it up to 7.2. He struck out two while allowing zero baserunners. The "End Boss" has proven to be one nasty one so far in his rookie season. While he is going... Read More
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Adams Takes Advantage of Rare Start, Guaranteed to Sit Against Tomorrow's Starter

First baseman Matt Adams was tapped to man first during Tuesday's loss to the Cubs, and he earned his keep. On a day where his fellow Cardinals' struggled most of the day, he went 2-for-3 with a walk, raising his batting average to .261. There is no way he is anything but a pinch hitter... Read More
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina Collects Two More Hits, Not a Good Play Wednesday

Catcher Yadier Molina continues to enjoy a renaissance at the plate, collecting two hits and an RBI in Tuesday's loss. He is now hitting .327 with five RBI and seven runs scored, tying him with Buster Posey for fifth-best fantasy catcher of 2016 according to Flea Flicker. Molina may not find himself so lucky tomorrow... Read More
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Adam Warren Gets Into And Out Of Trouble

Entering in the seventh inning of a tight game at Busch Stadium, Adam Warren got himself into a bit of a jam. After recording two quick outs, Warren walked two runners, putting the go-ahead run on base. Remaining calm and collected, however, he would strike out the following batter to retire the side. While it... Read More
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Todd Frazier Strokes Third Homer; Slugger Coming to Life?

Todd Frazier had a much needed good game on Tuesday, going 2-for-3 with two runs and a walk on top of a solo shot in the second inning off of Matt Shoemaker. That was Frazier's third homer of the season and his first since April 8th. He now has seven RBIs on the year though... Read More
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason Hammel Does It All In Tight Victory

The undisputed MVP of tonight’s game between the Cubs and the Cardinals was Chicago starter Jason Hammel. On the mound he tossed six innings, giving up just one run on five hits. He would also strike out six while recording zero walks, an encouraging statistic following his seven conceded walks through two starts. What made... Read More
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Mat Latos Twirls Another Gem; Worth Serious Consideration Despite Weak Opponents

Mat Latos dominated the Angels on Tuesday night in 6.1 shutout innings where he only allowed two hits and three walks alongside five strikeouts to bring his microscopic ERA down to 0.49 in his 18.1 innings of work so far. Latos has 11 strikeouts and five walks on the year so far, which is good... Read More
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Smashes Grand Slam In Victory

Stepping up to the plate with the bases loaded in the seventh inning tonight, Bryce Harper extended Washington's lead with an impressive display of power. Blasting a grand slam to right, he increased his season home run total to seven, trailing the league leader by just one. It was his second grand slam in a... Read More
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Tyler Flowers Boosts Offense with Huge Game, More Starts to Come?

Flowers went 4-for-4 with three RBI against the Dodgers, helping the Braves continue their sudden winning streak. Entering the season, veteran backstop A.J. Pierzynski was expected to see the bulk of time behind the plate. Tyler Flowers has now seen five starts compared to Pierzynski's eight and could see more time going forward. Flowers has... Read More
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Albers Extends Scoreless Streak to 30 Innings; Sneaky Holds Options

Matt Albers picked up his fifth hold of 2016 on Tuesday by recording two outs while allowing one hit in the seventh inning against the Angels. Albers, Nate Jones, and David Robertson are making for a nice back-end of the bullpen for the White Sox. Albers won't rack up dominant strikeouts (he has five through... Read More
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Nate Jones Picks Up First Career Save; Great Setup Man

Nate Jones closed out the White Sox victory over the Angels on Tuesday with two spotless innings where he struck out two. Jones brought his ERA down to 1.29 with this effort and was given the chance to go two innings to bring home the save. Usually he is a holds monster as the set... Read More
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Wilson Ramos Continues Early Success, Could Be Rising From Backup To Starter

With a home run in tonight’s victory over the Marlins, Washington catcher Wilson Ramos once again showed why his stock is rising by the day. The 28-year-old Venezuelan is hitting like a top five catcher, ranking in the top two in hits and batting average at his position. His slugging percentage is also tops among... Read More
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Jose Abreu Smashes Third Homer; Look For the Heat Wave

Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 on Tuesday but he made his one hit count as he smoked a ball over the fence for his third home run of 2016. It was only Abreu's sixth RBI of the season as the White Sox offense was ice cold for all of last week (with Abreu being no exception).... Read More
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

No Offense, No Problem; Marcus Stroman Wins Again

Despite surrendering two long balls, Marcus Stroman earned his third win of the season Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles. Stroman pitched seven innings of three-run ball, once again relying heavily on the ground ball. Stroman’s ERA still remains above 4.00 while he has allowed at least one walk in all four of his starts... Read More
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Now Batting First, Michael Saunders' Fantasy Value Rises

Michael Saunders continues to produce after his promotion to the leadoff spot in Toronto’s lineup. Saunders reached base three times during Tuesday’s game against the Orioles, consisting of two hits and one walk. He also scored two runs. Saunders is building a case for himself to remain in the leadoff spot as his fantasy value... Read More
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez Has Monster Game To Help Royals Past Tigers

Salvador Perez blasted a three-run homer and drove in five runs overall to lead Kansas City past Detroit on Tuesday night. He went 2-for-5 overall. His bat is really starting to come around of late. He's No. 9 in our catching rankings but he should move up our rankings with Travis d'Arnaud and Devin Mesoraco... Read More
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Zimmerman and Jayson Werth Flex Aging Muscles In Blowout Victory

Jayson Werth’s struggles were momentarily cast aside tonight in a monster inning for the Nationals. With his team locked in a scoreless battle in the seventh inning, Werth hit a one-out home run to center. It was only his second of the year, but the Nats weren’t done. With Washington still hitting in the seventh... Read More
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Mallex Smith Contributing Big Plays, Owners Regaining Hope

The speedster had a rough start after his call-up from Triple-A, collecting one hit in his first 15 at-bats. He contributed three RBI Tuesday night though, and has a pair of doubles in the past three games. As he adjusts to the major league pace and learns to draw walks, the steals should follow. The... Read More
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura Turns in Strong Outing vs. Detroit to Raise Fantasy Value

Don't blame Yordano Ventura for the high score in Tuesday's win over the Tigers. He went five innings, mostly because he racked up 98 pitches, but he only gave up two runs to Detroit's powerhouse lineup. He struck out five and walked three. Right now his ERA is 2.81 and he's turning into a pretty... Read More
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Drew Smyly Tosses Gem, Receives No Run Support

Drew Smyly pitched eight shutout innings in Tuesday’s matchup against the Red Sox, allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out 11. Unfortunately, he left the game in a 0-0 tie and remained winless on the season, despite hurling his second consecutive quality start. Even without the wins — which will come sooner... Read More
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark Reynolds Cracks His First Homer of 2016; Deep NL-only CI

Mark Reynolds went 2-for-3 on Tuesday with a double, two run homer and a walk (!) while scoring two runs. Reynolds is now hitting .281 on the season with tonight's strong game. Reynolds and Ben Paulsen both played as Paulsen manned left field thanks to Charlie Blackmon being absent from the Rockies' outfield. For as... Read More
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg Dominant In Victory, Could Be 4-0 By Next Week

Make that three consecutive wins to start the year for Stephen Strasburg after tonight’s 7-0 shutout victory in Miami. With 105 pitches on the night, Strasburg tossed eight shutout innings, giving up three hits and two walks to go with 10 strikeouts. Off to a 3-0 start, the right-hander is making an early statement in... Read More
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Shaky Defense Costs Ervin Santana First Win

Ervin Santana surrendered five runs on five hits and three walks, but just two of those runs were earned. An fifth-inning error by outfielder Miguel Sano allowed three runs to cross the plate later in the frame. While he only struck out two Brewers hitters, his ERA only jumped from 3.00 to 3.15. Santana doesn’t... Read More
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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