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Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: June 2, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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They call him Bruce too. Reds OF Jay Bruce has 9 homers in his last 14 games.

In the Reds 4-3 win over the Brewers, OF Jay Bruce went 1-4 with his NL-leading 17th homer and his NL-leading 45th & 46th RBI. 1B Joey Votto contributed a 3-4 night with a homer & 3 RBI. Could it be back-to-back NL MVPs for the Reds?

INJURY NEWS

Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano was placed on the DL with a quad injury.

Marlins SS Hanley Ramirez is still out with lower back/upper leg pain.  Florida will make a decision on Friday whether to DL him or not if his condition doesn’t improve.

Padres OF Cameron Maybin was placed on the DL.

Cardinals SP Kyle McClellan went on the DL with an injured hip.

Cardinals OF Matt Holliday will go on the DL Thursday with a quad injury.

Angels SP Dan Haren tweaked his back on Wednesday while throwing a bullpen session.  His next start is in jeopardy.  And Al Yankovic lost on Jeopardy, baby.

Mets SS Jose Reyes will return from the bereavement list on Thursday.

Phillies OF Shane “The Flyin Hawaiian” Victorino will come off the DL on Friday.

Rockies rookie SP Juan Nicasio will start Friday vs the Giants.

Rangers SP Matt Harrison will have his Thursday start skipped due to a blister.

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Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: May 31, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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Hey! Where'd my hamburger go?

Yankees SP Bartolo Colon threw his first shutout since 2006 today in beating the A’s 5-0. He logged a CG, allowing just 4 hits, 0 walks & 6 Ks. Opposing SP Trevor Cahill gave up 4 runs on 4 hits with 5 walks & 2 Ks in 6 2/3 innings.

INJURY NEWS

Orioles OF Adam “Digdug” Jones missed Monday’s game with the shoulder injury that occurred Sunday.

Yankees C Russell Martin missed Monday’s game with a sore toe.

Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano suffered a strained quad Monday and could be looking at a DL stint.

Red Sox SS Jed Lowrie was out Monday with a stiff left shoulder.

Twins SP Franciso Liriano was placed on the DL with a shoulder injury.

Marlins SS Hanley Ramirez missed Monday’s game due to back pain.  HRAM was quoted to be in the most pain he’s ever felt and he can’t even tie his shoes.  He stood on the entire flight.  Look for him to miss a couple of games at the very least.

Indians OF Grady Sizemore missed Monday’s game, could be just for rest as no injury was reported.  Update : He will return on Tuesday, just clearing his head as he is 0 for his last 12 since coming off the DL.

Giants OF Aaron Rowand left Monday’s game with a hip contusion.

Mets SS Jose Reyes was placed on the bereavement list.

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Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: May 27, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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Finally the word VALDEZ seen in a positive light!

Going back to a game from Wednesday night…actually Thursday morning..the Phillies victory over the Reds in 19 innings. The real hero of the game was Phillies IF Wilson Valdez. Thought to have lost his role with the team with the return of 2B Chase Utley from the DL, now perhaps Charlie Manuel can find another use for him…out of the bullpen. He became the first position player since Brett Mayne of the Rockies beat the Braves on 8/22/00 to record a win. He’s now tied for wins with Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter, and has 1 more win than John Danks of the White Sox. Let’s break down the top of the 19th inning….he gets reigning and defending MVP Reds 1B Joey Votto to hit a 395 foot fly ball to dead center for the first out, plunks Scott Rolen (I’m sure whatever Philly fans were left at this point weren’t terribly upset about that), then got hot hitting OF Jay Bruce to fly out, and then pinch-hitter Carlos Fisher to fly out as well to end the game. Wait what? You don’t know who Carlos Fisher is? Probably because he’s a pitcher too. Crazy game…you got a hitter pitching to a pitcher with the game on the line.  Wouldn’t you know both teams have to come back out and do it again because they have a Thursday afternoon game at Citizens Bank Park.

INJURY NEWS

Giants C and reigning NL rookie of the year Buster Posey has a broken bone in his lower leg and could possibly be done for the season after a scary collision at home plate Wednesday night against the Marlins.

Angels 2B Howie Kendrick was placed on the DL with a hamstring injury.

Reds SP Homer Bailey left Thursday’s game with the Phillies in the bottom of the 5th with tightness in his right shoulder.

Mets SP RA Dickey left Thursday’s game against the Cubs in the 3rd inning after injuring his right heel covering first base.

Marlins SS Hanley Ramirez sat out Thursday’s game after being hit by a pitch in the foot in the 9th inning of Wednesday’s game.

For the good news….Indians OF Grady Sizemore hopes to return to the lineup on Friday.

Cubs C Geovany Soto hopes to return this weekend.

The Giants called up 1B/OF Brandon Belt.

The Rockies are going to call up rookie SP Juan Nicasio to pitch on Sunday.  He has put up some pretty amazing numbers in AA ball this year.

Detroit will call up SP Andy Oliver to pitch Sunday vs Boston.  He also has put up good numbers this season in the minors, however, that’s not an offense you want to make your debut against.  For fantasy purposes at least.

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