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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 Monday, June 4th.
5 Good Nights
- Jarrod Parker:Â 8.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 6 K’s, W
- Christian Friedrich:Â 7.0Â IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 4 K’s, W
- Kendrys Morales:Â 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI
- Ben Revere:Â 3-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 steal
- Mike Trout: 4-4, R, 2 RBI
Honorable Mention: Jamey Carroll, Placido Polanco, Brandon Inge, Josh Willingham, Allen Craig, Wilin Rosario, Mike Moustakas, Kila Ka’aihue, Munenori Kawasaki, Seth Smith, Ryan Vogelsong, Dillon Gee, Kyle Lohse
5 Bad Nights
- Scott Feldman:Â 1.2 IP, 7 H, 8 Â ER, BB, 3 K’s
- Ervin Santana:Â 4.2 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 6 BB’s, K
- Will Smith: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 2 BB’s, 3 K’s
- Carlos Beltran: 0-5
- Ichiro Suzuki:Â 0-5
Dishonorable Mention:Â Ryan Doumit, Mark Trumbo, Vance Worley, Jason Vargas, Carlos Marmol, Jonathan Papelbon
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.
- Desmond Jennings (knee)Â will make his return to the Rays’ lineup today, so make sure he’s back in your lineup too!
- Dustin Pedroia will also be returning to the Red Sox lineup today, although I’m still a little dubious as to how well that hurt thumb of his is going to hold up.
- Santiago Casilla (leg bruise) was held out of the Giants’ game for the third-straight day, but reportedly won’t require a DL stint. Sergio Romo and Jeremy Affeldt filled the closer’s role admirably, but it looks like they’ll be relegated to set-up men again starting tonight or tomorrow.
- Tom Wilhelmsen picked up his first save for the Mariners last night as they defeated the Angels. Â Brandon League will most likely reclaim the role at some point in the near future, but he’s still struggling and Wilhelmsen should be owned by anyone that needs saves (or trade bait).
- 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: The Nationals did not play yesterday. (.288, 22 R, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 2 steals on the season).
Mike Trout: Trout went 4-4 with one run and two RBI yesterday (.338, 24 Runs, 5 HR, 22 RBI, 9 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).
Cliff LeeÂ vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Yovani Gallardo vs. Chicago Cubs
Tim LincecumÂ at San Diego Padres
James ShieldsÂ at New York Yankees
Ubaldo Jimenez at Detroit Tigers
Tim HudsonÂ at Miami Marlins
Homer BaileyÂ vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Anthony BassÂ vs. San Francisco Giants
Francisco LirianoÂ at Kansas City Royals
Todayâ€™s Swings and Misses
- Robinson CanoÂ is 25-for-62 (.403) with four home runs in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â James Shields.
- Carlos PenaÂ is 13-for-40 (.325) with six home runs in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Andy Pettitte.
- David OrtizÂ is 6-for-12 (.500) with a home run in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Jason Hammel.
- Chris DavisÂ Â is hitless in 13 career at-batsÂ against todayâ€™s starter,Â Jon Lester.
- Giancarlo StantonÂ is 2-for-12 (.167)Â in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Tim Hudson.
- Nyjer MorganÂ is hitless in 17 career at-bats against todayâ€™s starter,Â Ryan Dempster.
Donâ€™t forget to check out the rest of the great content on FantasyPros911.com, starting with some of our most recent updates:
- Chuck Anderson previews today’s starting pitchers in today’s edition ofÂ Pitch or Ditch.
- Chuck Anderson focuses on players to target for strikeouts in this week’s edition of Added and Dropped.
- Matthew Dewoskin takes a look at a very important ratio in the latestÂ Leaders and Laggards: K/9 Edition.
- Patrick DiCaprio’s Closer Identifier Algorithm is always a MUST-READ for anyone chasing saves, andÂ this week’s Results EditionÂ is no different.
- Don’t missÂ today’s editionÂ of Lenny Melnick’s award-winning podcast where he recaps yesterday’s action and spends some extra time devoted to Allen Craig and Starlin Castro.
- 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.