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Before we get to todayâ€™s games, letâ€™s take a spin through last nightâ€™s box scores to identify the Studs and Duds from Wednesday, June 20th.
5 Good Nights
- Justin Masterson:Â 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 9 K’s, W
- Jake Westbrook:Â 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 5 K’s, W
- Jason Heyward:Â 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
- Ryan Braun: 3-4, R, HR, 2 RBI,. 1 steal
- Miguel Montero:Â 3-4, 3 R, HR, 4 RBI
Honorable Mention:Â Corey Hart, Carlos Gomez, Ian Kinsler, David Ortiz, Gordon Beckham, Ryan Roberts, Asdrubal Cabrera, Justin Upton, Wilin Rosario, Freddie Freeman, Mike Aviles, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Johnny Damon, Daniel Nava, David Wright, Martin Maldonado, Martin Prado, Tommy Milone, Yu Darvish, Dillon Gee, Rick Porcello, Stephen Strasburg, Ryan Vogelsong, Jordan Lyles, Francisco Liriano, Yovani Gallardo, Gavin Floyd, Erik Bedard, Jered Weaver, Chris Archer, Bruce Chen, Anthony Bass
5 Bad Nights
- Ricky Nolasco:Â 3.1 IP, 9 H, 9 ER, BB, K
- Jason Vargas:Â 4.1 IP, 9 H, 10 ER, 2 BB’s, 2 K’s
- Phil Hughes: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 5 K’s
- Brian McCann: 0-5
- Marco Scutaro:Â 0-5
Dishonorable Mention:Â Rafael Betancourt, Bronson Arroyo, Alex White, Trevor Cahill, Randy Wells, Tommy Hanson, Joe Blanton, Felix Doubront, Brian Matusz
Daily Grab Bag
Check back here for daily updates on injuries, closer battles, player news, and anything else that might affect your fantasy baseball team.
- Troy Tulowitzki underwent surgery on his groin yesterday and will miss the next six to eight weeks, which would put him out until around mid-August.
- Roy Oswalt will make his season-debut for the Rangers Friday against the Colorado Rockies.
- Salvador Perez (knee) is progressing well in his rehab and could be back on the field next week, which is fantastic news for owners in need of some catching help.
- Trout/HarperÂ Watch:Â With two of baseballâ€™s best prospects being called-up last month, Iâ€™m going to dedicate this space to keeping tabs on the youngsters for the near future. Hereâ€™s to hoping that you were able to grab one (or both)!
Bryce Harper: Harper went 1-2 with one run and one RBI yesterday. (.291, 31 R, 7 HR, 20 RBI, 4 steals on the season).
Mike Trout: Trout went 2-5 with one RBI yesterday. Â (.338, 40 Runs, 6 HR, 28 RBI, 19 steals on the season).
A quick look at some of todayâ€™s pitchers to start (3 Up), pitchers to sit (3 Down), pitchers to take a flier on if you need a spot-start (Throwing Darts), and batters with advantageous or disadvantageous matchups (Todayâ€™s Swings and Misses).
Clayton KershawÂ at Oakland A’s
Gio GonzalezÂ vs. Tampa Bay Rays
James McDonaldÂ vs. Minnesota Twins
Carlos ZambranoÂ at Boston Red Sox
Jeff FrancisÂ at Philadelphia Phillies
Travis BlackleyÂ vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Vance WorleyÂ vs. Colorado Rockies
Daisuke MatsuzakaÂ vs. Miami Marlins
Jacob TurnerÂ vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Todayâ€™s Swings and Misses
- Miguel CabreraÂ is 4-for-10 (.400) with two home runs in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Kyle Lohse.
- Jimmy RollinsÂ is 6-for-12 (.500) in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Erik Bedard.
- Juan PierreÂ is 17-for-39 (.436) in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Jeff Francis.
- B.J. UptonÂ is 1-for-8 (.125) in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Gio Gonzalez.
- Adrian GonzalezÂ is 4-for-18 (.222)Â in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Carlos Zambrano.
- Prince FielderÂ is 6-for-26 (.231) in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Kyle Lohse.
Donâ€™t forget to check out the rest of the great content on FantasyPros911.com, starting with some of our most recent updates:
- Matthew Dewoskin takes a look at today’s starting pitching matchups in the latest edition ofÂ Pitch or Ditch.
- Albert Lang is back with his weekly Hot N Cold Fantasy Baseball All-stars (which is always a must-read in my book).
- Chuck Anderson is Feeling Minnesota in this week’sÂ Added and Dropped.
- Lenny Melnick and his award-winning podcast take a look at last night’s action, Tommy Milone, Dillon Gee, and a whole lot more inÂ today’s episode.
- Don’t forget to check out Patrick DiCaprio and the crew on last night’sÂ Fantasy Baseball Roundtable Show!
- It’s only June, but it’s never too early for fantasy football! Take a look at Paul Greco’s pre-season rankings, includingÂ Quarterback,Â Running Back,Â Wide Receiver,Â Tight End, andÂ Strength of Schedule.