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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 30, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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Clayton Kershaw dominated the Marlins on Sunday with a CG 2-hit shutout.

Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw threw a CG SHO against the Marlins in their 8-0 win on Sunday. He gave up 2 hits, a walk & had 10 Ks to extend his major league strikeout lead to 87. It was his 2nd career shutout. SS Rafael Furcal went 3-5 with his first homer, 2 runs & 3 RBI. Coming into the game he had 2 RBI all season. Marlins SP Ricky Nolasco lasted 5 innings and gave up 8 runs on 15 hits – which was the most ever for a Marlins pitcher. Dodgers OF Matt Kemp and manager Donnie Baseball weren’t around to catch the end of this game, they were ejected in the 4th.

INJURY NEWS

Orioles OF Adam (DigDug) Jones left Sunday’s game with a sore shoulder.

Mets OF Carlos Beltran left Sunday’s game in the 6th inning with a sore left hamstring.

The Giants announced C Buster Posey is officially out for the season.

Marlins SS Hanley Ramirez left in the 2nd inning on Sunday with lower back stiffness.

Cardinals OF Matt Holliday missed Sunday’s game with continuing quad issues.

A’s closer Andrew Bailey was activated from the DL.  Don’t look for him to start closing games just yet though.

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Two state songs for Colorado.."Rocky Mountain High" and "Where the Columbines Grow". Wait what? I guess they can't decide what Colorado is best known for...Rocky Mountains...getting high...or Columbine.

Saturday the Colorado Rockies scored a season high 15 runs and bashed a season high 18 hits in a 15-4 home win over the St. Louis Cardinals.  Must be the elevation!  How many homers did Vinnie Castilla hit??  STL SP Jaime Garcia endured his first loss of the season, and he also gave up career highs in hits and runs. He gave up 12 runs on 11 hits in 3 1/3 innings, but only 11 of them were earned.  Great news!  Rockies C Chris Iannetta went 4-5 with 2 homers and a career high 6 RBI. Colorado SP Juan Nicasio won his first major league start, going 7 innings and allowing 6 hits, 0 earned runs, 2 walks and 2 Ks. He was promoted from AA. Cardinals OF Matt Holliday missed his 5th straight game with left quadricep tightness, although he did pinch hit in the 8th inning and flew out.

INJURY NEWS

Twins SP Francisco Liriano had his start skipped Saturday due to shoulder stiffness.  See below for Wally Pipp reference.  Not to be confused with George Zipp of course.

Former Twins closer Joe Nathan was placed on the DL with an elbow injury.  Were all these dudes playing tennis or something?  It is French Open time after all.

Astros SP Wandy Rodriguez was placed on the DL with an elbow injury.  No word on how the Wandy Line will be affected.  Jordan Lyles was called up in his place and he will start Tuesday at Wrigley.  That’s where the Cubs play for our Philly readers.

Orioles SP Brian Matusz is hoping to return from the DL to start Wednesday vs Seattle.

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Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: May 23, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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The Cardinals had the "green light" so to speak on Sunday....

The relevance of that picture is that history was made on Sunday…well tied at least. Cardinals OF Colby Rasmus went 0-1 with a run scored, and a very important RBI. A game-winning RBI, but a very cheap one because he didn’t exactly DRIVE the run in…he merely walked. The Cardinals beat the Royals 9-8 in 10 innings due to Rasmus walking with the bases loaded off of rookie pitcher Danny Duffy. He did a lot of staring at balls on Sunday. He walked an astounding 5 times! Wait what?  It’s not like he’s 2001 Barry Bonds here…or even Jose Bautista! Fernando Salas earned his 7th save in 7 chances.  OF Lance Berkman returned to the lineup and went 0-4 with 2 walks of his own & a run. OF Matt Holliday was 0-3 with an RBI when he left in the 5th inning after re-injuring his quad. Same injury that had him missing time this past week.

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Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: May 21, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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Happier times...Wrestlemania 4 with the beautiful Miss Elizabeth. Both gone too soon.

RIP Macho Man.  Very sad day indeed.  With heavy hearts, onto baseball news…

INJURY NEWS

Angels 2B Howie Kendrick sat out Friday night with a sore hamstring.

Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez didn’t start due to a groin injury, however he came on to pinch hit once the game went into extra innings and made an out.

Blue Jays SP Jesse Litsch went on the DL with a shoulder injury.

Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez sat out with his recurring quad problem.  That and he strikes out too much.  Did I say that out loud?

Indians DH Travis Hafner was put on the DL with an oblique injury.

Phillies OF Shane Victorino was officially put on the DL with a hamstring injury.  They called up their top prospect Domonic Brown, however he didn’t play on Friday.

The A’s put SPs Brandon McCarthy & Tyson Ross on the DL.

Rays OF BJ Upton left the game after the 2nd inning with a glute injury.  What a pain in the ass!

The Rays also sat out rookie OF Sam Fuld.  He’s been slumping at the plate recently, hitting only .152 in May.

Cardinals OF Lance Berkman missed Friday night’s game, however Matt Holliday returned and went 1-3.

Brewers OF Ryan Braun returned to the lineup, and then proceeded to get plunked by a pitch right on his bad left shoulder.  What the H?

Indians rookie SP Alex White left after 3 innings with middle finger soreness.  He wasn’t saying hello to his friends in Philly, he got hit with a comebacker.

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Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: May 20, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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New face of baseball?? He's likely relegated back to pinch hitting duty after tonight...

Joe Blanton was supposed to start Thursday night’s game against the Rockies. He was scratched from this start due to elbow soreness. The same elbow that landed him on the DL earlier this season. Kyle Kendrick took his place. For the Rockies, 1B Todd Helton tweaked his back sliding into home plate on Wednesday night, so Jason Giambi and his .194 average on the season took his place. It is now where we enter THE TWILIGHT ZONE. The Rockies won the game 7-1. Kendrick gave up 5 runs and 7 hits in 3 innings. But that’s not the story here. 35 year old Jason Giambi hit 3 homers and had 7 RBIs. Wait what? He tied his career high in RBIs and became the 2nd oldest player in MLB history to hit 3 homers in a game. It was also his first hit since April 10th.

INJURY NEWS

Cardinals OF Matt Holliday missed Thursday’s game against the Astros but will most likely be in the lineup on Friday.  OF Lance Berkman on the other hand, is day to day.  And rounding out the Cardinals MASH unit of an outfield, Colby Rasmus is back on Thursday.  Got it?  I think it’s easier to remember what the different color zones in an airport are for.

A’s SP Tyson Ross made it thru 7 pitches before leaving the game with a left oblique strain.  To literally add insult to injury, he took the loss in the game.

Dodgers interim – and I use the term loosely – closer Vincente Padilla was placed on the DL with a forearm injury.  Look for Matt Guerrier to take over closing duties.  Jonathan Broxton is as close to taking over as Andy Bernard is to managing Dunder Mifflin.

Orioles 2B Brian Roberts was placed on the 7…yes 7-day DL with the new concussion mandate put into effect this year.  Will be interesting to see if Yankee OF Chris Dickerson ends up there as well.

Brewers OF Ryan Braun left Thursday night’s game with a sore left shoulder.

Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez left Thursday’s game with left groin tightness.  They are calling him day to day.

Phillies OF Shane Victorino will likely hit the DL on Friday with a bad hammy.

In some good news…FINALLY!  Rangers OF Josh Hamilton is hoping to return Monday.  They are saying the same for OF Nelson Cruz.  Check Vegas for the lines on who returns first….

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Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: May 19, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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Was there a Scuzzlebutt sighting in Missouri? Or is it just another hoax?

Kansas City Royals rookie SP Danny Duffy made his major league debut against the Texas Rangers Wednesday night. The game was won by the Rangers 5-4 in 11 innings so he didn’t factor in the decision. He went 4 innings, giving up 4 hits, 2 runs, 6 walks and 4 Ks. Fellow rookie 1B Eric Hosmer came up in the bottom of the 9th with the Royals down 1 and BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!  hit a homer off of Rangers closer Neftali Feliz to send the game into extra innings. He had a chance to really be the hero when he came up in the 10th inning with the bases loaded but flew out to left. Wait what?  Rangers rookie SP Alexi Ogando went 7 innings, giving up 4 hits, 2 runs, a walk & 5 Ks.  What did he get for his trouble?  NOTHING.  Nothing but a no decision.

INJURY NEWS

Reds OF Jay Bruce missed Wednesday’s game with an illness.

Cardinals OF Colby Rasmus missed his 4th straight game with an abdominal injury.

Orioles 2B Brian Roberts sat out with severe headaches.

Cardinals OF Matt Holliday left the game with tightness in his left quad.

Cardinals OF Lance Berkman left the game in the 5th inning with right wrist soreness.  They say it will make you go blind as well.

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