Fantasy Baseball Final: June 14, 2015
If you read only one thing…
Max Scherzer turned in a performance for the ages against the Brewers Sunday afternoon. Scherzer dominated the Brewers with a complete game shutout. He had 16 strikeouts and one walk while only surrendering a single hit. The lone hit by the Brewers came on a Carlos Gomez single in the bottom of the seventh inning. Scherzer lowered his ERA to 2.13 and moved his record to 6-5 on the year. Scherzer now has career bests with a 2.26 FIP and 24.9 K-BB%.
Just as we expected…
Even while taking the loss, Chris Sale struck out another 12 batters on Sunday over 6 2/3 innings. Sale surrendered only two runs but did walk an uncharacteristic three batters. Sale now has five straight starts with more than ten strikeouts which has him with a 11.39 K/9 on the year. He will continue to be a top option for daily leagues every time out.
Miguel Cabrera had another monster day against the Indians going 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored in an 8-1 Tigers’ victory. Cabrera’s fourth inning home run came off oCorey Kluber who he has absolutely owned in his career. In his career, Cabrera is now batting .545 off of Kluber with four home runs.
But we didn’t see this coming…
Not helped by a terrible defensive showing, Eduardo Rodriguez had his first below average start for the Red Sox on Sunday. The Red Sox lost 13-5 in a game where they were desperately needing their young left-handed starter to give them a good start. Rodriguez gave up nine runs in the shortest start of his young career. What is more alarming is that Rodriguez managed only one strikeout against a formidable Blue Jays lineup. Rodriguez’s ERA balooned from 0.44 to 3.55 in the loss. The Red Sox have now lost six straight games and it looks like the wheels have officially come off this Boston team.
THE REST OF THE DETAILS
–Jeurys Familia, NYM (19)
–Kevin Jepsen, TB (5)
–John Axford, COL (12)
–Dellin Betances, NYY (3)
–Glen Perkins, MIN (22)
–Daniel Hudson, ARI (1)
–Kenley Jansen, LAD (9)
–Bryce Harper – left quad – day-to-day
–Jose Altuve – right hamstring strain – day-to-day
–Nick Swisher – left knee inflammation – placed on 15-day DL
–Mark Trumbo – back spasms – day-to-day
–Martin Prado – right shoulder sprain – day-to-day
–Delino DeShields – left hamstring – day-to-day
–Mookie Betts – lower back strain – day-to-day
–Corey Dickerson – plantar faciitis in left foot – day-to-day
–Jason Vargas – flexor strain – placed 15-day DL
Happy Francisco Lindor and Byron Buxton day! Lindor was promoted on Sunday after Nick Swisher went on the disabled list. Lindor collected his first hit for the Indians after he entered the game in the top of the seventh inning as a pinch hitter. He struck out in his first at bat. Buxton, on the other hand, started the game batting out of the nine spot in the order. Buxton went 0-for-4 in the game while scoring the game winning run for the Twins.