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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 6th.
5 Good Nights
- Zack Greinke:Â 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 12 K’s, W
- Brandon Morrow:Â 9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 5 K’s, W
- Bartolo Colon:Â 8.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 5 K’s, W
- Rajai Davis:Â 3-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 steals
- Paul Goldschmidt:Â 3-4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI
Honorable Mention: Adam LaRoche,Â Kendrys Morales,Â Kyle Seager, Andrew McCutchen, Ryan Ludwick, Ty Wigginton, Yeonis Cespedes, Jos Beckett, Wade Miley, Ivan Nova, Colby Lewis, Josh Johnson, Johnny Cueto, Edwin Jackson, Wei-Yin Chen, Randall Delgado, Jose Quintana
5 Bad Nights
- Max Scherzer:Â 4.1 IP, 7 H, 5 Â ER, 3 BB’s, 2 K’s
- Paul Maholm:Â 4.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, BB, 3 K’s
- Brad Lincoln: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB’s, 5 K’s
- Andre Ethier: 0-5
- Justin Smoak:Â 0-5
Dishonorable Mention:Â Miguel Olivo, Carlos Gomez, Justin Maxwell, Fernando Martinez, Carlos Santana, Carlos Marmol, Hector Santiago, Josh Outman, Hector Noesi, Jeanmar Gomez, Jerome Williams, Kyle Kendrick, Chris Capuano, Clayton Richard, Madison Bumgarner
Daily Grab Bag
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- According to reports, Evan Longoria (hamstring), could return to the Rays’ lineup within two weeks.
- Derek Holland has been placed on the 15-day DL with shoulder fatigue, and Alexei Ogando will been moved into the Rangers’ rotation while Holland recovers.
- Daisuke Matsuzaka will make his first start of the season this Saturday against the Washington Nationals.
- The Nationals activated Brad Lidge from the disabled list and placed Henry Rodriguez on the aforementioned list with a strained finger in a corresponding move.
- 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 1-5 with one run and one steal yesterday. (.285, 23 R, 5 HR, 14 RBI, 3 steals on the season).
Mike Trout: Trout went 1-4 with a run yesterday (.329, 25 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).
Matt CainÂ at San Diego Padres
Cole HamelsÂ vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Yu DarvishÂ at Oakland Athletics
Brandon McCarthyÂ vs. Texas Rangers
Henderson AlvarezÂ at Chicago White Sox
David PriceÂ at New York Yankees
Mark BuehrleÂ vs. Atlanta Braves
Edinson VolquezÂ vs. San Francisco Giants
J.A. HappÂ vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Todayâ€™s Swings and Misses
- Andre EthierÂ is 12-for-28 (.429) with two home runs in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Brandon McCarthy.
- J.J. Hardy is 4-for-6 (.666) with two home runs in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Clay Buchholz.
- Giancarlo StantonÂ is 2-for-3 (.666) with two home runs in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Mike Minor.
- Ian DesmondÂ Â is 2-for-16 (.125) in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â R.A. Dickey.
- Jose BautistaÂ is 1-for-10 (.100)Â in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Jake Peavy.
- Miguel CabreraÂ is 4-for-23 (.174) in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Derek Lowe.
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 previews today’s starting pitchers in today’s edition ofÂ Pitch or Ditch.
- Albert Lang is here to tell you why streaks matter in this week’sÂ Hot N Cold Fantasy Baseball All-Stars.
- 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 Ivan Nova and Bud Norris.
- Make sure you check out Editor-in-Chief, Patrick DiCaprio, and the rest of the crew onÂ last night’s 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.