DET 10 @ CLE 11 (13 innings)
I cheated and found that the game had a bunch of clutch hits and ended on a bases loaded balk. Go Tribe! Zach McAllister is officially a dumpster fire. Josh Tomlin truly earns the win with 6 Ks in 3 IP to finish the game. Brantley with 4 hits, Murphy with 4 RBI. Rare occasion: Scherzer takes the gas pipe (7 ER).
SEA 3 @ TEX 4
Chris Young, the pitcher, starting to turn into a pumpkin. Choo homers, doing something for the first time in a while. Cano with HR #2…nearly two months into the season. Doubt he’ll get to 30. And, who does #2 work for?
NYY 4 @ CHC 2 (13 innings)
Takes 13 for the Yanks to vanquish the vaunted Cubs. Pretty Princess Samardzija with another great no decision outing (0 ER in 7 IP). Rizzo with 3 walks. Yanks get nice outing from spot starter Whitley (0 ER in 4+).
CIN 2 @ WSH 1
Who’s going to be pushed out of the Reds rotations when Latos returns? Hint: not Alfredo Simon. Guy continues dealing w/ 7 strong in under 100 pitches. Roark loses on unearned run, but peripherals bad (9 H+BB, 2K). Three hits for Cozart?
BAL 8 @ PIT 9
Good news, Rats win, bad news, Ryan Webb gets the loss, and I have him in an AL Scoresheet league. MVP Cutch, Marte and Ike Davis each with 3 hits and 5 RBI combined. Each starter couldn’t get through 2 innings, for shame Wandy and Tillman!
LAD 4 @ NYM 3
Ryu with an excellent return (9 Ks in 6 IP). Puig, A-Gon, and Hanley with solo HR. Mets Wright, Lagares, and Flores with 3 hits apiece. Rookie DeGrom not terrible other than the 3 HR. Interesting target for Fantasy.
MIL 6 @ ATL 1
Most frustrating player to own in fantasy? Justin Upton. Suck for a couple weeks, get ouchy, and then blow up when I bench you. Three more hits tonight…HATE. And love. Ervin Santana coming back to reality (6 ER in 7 IP). Kyle Lohse…the Cockroach…with an incredible start (8 K, no walks, 8 IP, 103 pitches).
OAK 3 @ TB 2
Something had to break: Tommy Milone being gasoline on the road vs Rays being horrible against lefties. Milone won. Bedard let down by the D. Wil Myers leading off? Is this new?
PHI 5 @ MIA 14
Huh…the Marlins score a bunch of runs at home? Never! Marcell Ozuna with 5 RBI and a Grand Slam, Yelich with 3 hits and 2 RBI, Dietrich with 3 runs scored. My boy Nate Eovaldi with a quality start, although scattering 10 hits is worrisome. Kyle Kendrick is a turd (6 ER in 5.2 IP), but Manship (great name) and some other dude gave up 4 ER each.
TOR 6 @ BOS 4
Blue Jays = en fuego. Drew Hutchinson has efficiency issues, but has stuff, too. Buchholz is really struggling. E5 with another 2 HR and 3 RBI…that’s 4 HR in two games. Esmil Rogers tries to blow it.
CWS 1 @ KC 3
Guthrie puts some whipped cream on a shitty start to the season. Wade Davis thriving in the pen (1.77 ERA). Quintana was rolling but Petricka blows it letting inherited runners score. Nothing to speak of offensively.
ARI 2 @ STL 3 (12 innings)
Carlos Martinez blows lead in 8th and it takes 4 more for the Cards to nail it down. Cahill is not good, but D let him down in the 12th. Starters both with quality starts and no decisions. Craig and Adams with 3 hits each for Cards. I cheated and read Wacha was hit by a batted ball while in the dugout and may be headed to the DL. Can’t get that from the box score unfortunately, but very important info.
SF 5 @ COL 1
Matt Cain goes 3 scoreless and then pulled…must be an injury. He tweaked his hammy and is likely DL bound. Giants pen goes 6 IP with just 1 ER afterward. Pence and Crawford homer. CarGo left early as well, and that turns out to be an inflamed finger. Never seen a position player have so much trouble with fingers.
MIN 2 @ SD 0
Phil Hughes put up 7 shutout innings with 7 Ks, but don’t get excited about it fantasy owners…it came against the Padres. Yes, Seth Smith stayed white hot with 3 hits. Tyson Ross pitched well (7 IP, 1 ER, 8 K) in the loss. More offensive futility than great pitching in this one.
HOU 1 @ LAA 2
Jared Weaver’s diminished velocity didn’t affect him this game, but it was against the Astros AAA quality offense. Collin McHugh continues his improbable breakout with 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 K. Pujols launches 13th HR. Springer hit 4th HR, but apparently strained his hip flexor in last at bat.