Fantasy Baseball Final: September 1, 2015
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What’s not mentioned below: Nolan Arenado went deep for the Colorado Rockies in their first game today against the Arizona Diamondbacks, his 31st of the year, though it wasn’t enough as the D-Backs won, 6-4. Patrick Corbin got the win for Arizona, tossing 6.1 innings of two run ball, striking out four. Marco Estrada went seven strong innings for the Toronto Blue Jays, allowing two runs and striking out two in the 5-3 ten-inning victory over the Cleveland Indians. Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista both drove in a row for the Jays, though E-5 didn’t failed to collect a hit, snapping his 26-game hit streak. Yan Gomes went deep twice for the Indians Tribe in the loss. The Philadelphia Phillies offense was all over New York Mets’ Jonathon Niese tonight, tagging him for six runs over five innings. Darin Ruf drove in six runs for the Phillies, while swatting his seventh home run of the year. Washington Nationals’ starter Joe Ross was pulled after just 2.2 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals, walking six batters and letting up three runs. Ross threw 68 pitches, just 29 of them for strikes. Brandon Moss hit a walk off three-run home run in the ninth off Casey Jansenn to win the game 8-5.
IF YOU ONLY READ ONE THING…
Kyle Schwarber continues to make his case for the NL Rookie of the Year, as he hit his 13th home run of the season tonight to help power the Chicago Cubs over the Cincinnati Reds, 5-4. Schwarber got the start in left for the Cubs as Miguel Montero took his spot behind the plate, as the rookie went 2-3 with three runs scored and two RBI. The Cubs’ other ROY candidate, Kris Bryant went 3-4 with two runs batted in, his 82nd RBI of the year. Joey Votto continued his offensive tear tonight, smashing his 26th home run of the season while going 2-3 with a walk and two RBI. Anthony DeSclafani went 5.2 innings on the hill for the Reds (he’s from my hometown!), allowing three runs and striking out seven. Hector Rondon tossed a hitless ninth inning, striking out two batters to get his 25th save of the season.
JUST AS WE EXPECTED…
The New York Yankees topped the Boston Red Sox tonight on the road, winning the game 3-1. Michael Pineda took home his 10th win of the year, tossing six innings of one run ball, striking out seven. Pineda’s opposition, Rick Porcello, spun a gem for the Red Sox, though his offense failed to give him the run support he needed to win the game. Porcello went eight innings, letting up three runs (one earned) on five hits, striking out 13 batters. Yankees’ outfielder Brett Gardner went deep off Porcello in the eighth, a solo shot, his 13th of the season. Unfortunately for the Bronx Bombers, the Blue Jays also won tonight, so they still sit a game and a half back in the AL East.
BUT WE DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING…
J.P. Arcencibia went deep and drove in six runs for the Tampa Bay Rays tonight, helping to lead the team over the Baltimore Orioles, 11-2. The strong performance from Arencibia was more than enough to back starter Drew Smyly, who struck out ten over his seven-shutout innings of work. Orioles’ starter Chris Tillman’s recent struggles continued, as he gave up seven earned runs over his 4.2 innings of work. The 27-year-old free agent to be owns a 4.82 ERA on the season, a far cry from his 3.34 ERA from the 2014 season. Chris Davis launched his 36th home run of the season in the loss, though that was the only hit he collected in four at-bats.
Chris Sale struck out ten in the Chicago White Sox loss to the Minnesota Twins, letting up four runs on nine hits across 6.1 innings of work. As a said on Sunday, today’s day ends in the letter ‘Y’, so that means that Miguel Sano hit a home run. The rookie launched his 14th of the season in the 7th inning of Chicago reliever Nate Jones to tie the game, costing Sale what could have potentially been his 13th win of the year. Sano collected three hits in the game, scoring two runs and driving in the one run via the long ball. Outfielder Adam Eaton went 4-5 with two RBI in the game, raising his average to .270. Glen Perkins closed the door in the ninth, notching his 32nd save of the season.
THE REST OF THE DETAILS
Andrew Miller (29)
Daniel Hudson (3)
Francisco Rodriguez (32)
Hector Rondon (25)
Glen Perkins (32)
Alex Gordon activated from the 15-Day DL
Notable September Call-ups
Yankees: Dustin Ackley, Andrew Bailey, Jose Pirela, Rob Refsnyder, and Austin Romine
Red Sox: Allen Craig and Ryan Cook
Cubs: Javier Baez, Tsuyoshi Wada, and Trevor Cahill
Rays: Matt Moore
Rangers: Joey Gallo, Drew Stubbs, Luke Jackson, and Ross Ohlendorf
Mets: Kevin Plawecki, Eric Campbell, and Eric Young Jr.
Scott Feldman – Day-to-day – (Shoulder)
Tim Lincecum could need season-ending hip surgery
Brandon Crawford – Day-to-day – (Calf)
Andrelton Simmons – Day-to-day – (Ankle)
Mike Moustakas – Day-to-day – (Hamstring)
Hanley Ramirez is still out with shoulder injury (shock)