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Fantasy Baseball Final: September 14, 2015

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What’s not mentioned below: Kevin Gausman struck out seven batters in his six shutout inning for the Baltimore Orioles in the team’s 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox. Adam Jones went 1-4 for the O’s, driving in the team’s two runs on the night. Carlos Carrasco struck out nine Royals tonight in the Cleveland Indians 8-3 win over the division leader. Michael Brantley went 3-5 with two runs for the Tribe, while Jason Kipnis launched his eighth home run of the season. Royals’ outfielder Alex Gordon went 4-5 in the losing effort, driving in two runs while smacking his 12th homer of the season. Prince Fielder broke the tie in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros, launching a two-run home run to lead the Rangers to a 5-3 victory. Cole Hamels tossed seven innings of three run ball, striking out four batters. The Oakland A’s and Chicago White Sox are currently tied at seven in the 10th inning of their ballgame. A’s ace Sonny Gray allowed seven runs over just three innings, walking four batters an allowing eight hits. It took Gray 75 pitches to get through the three innings, throwing 44 of them for strikes. The San Diego Padres are leading the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-1 as I type this, with Wil Myers leading the offense with four RBI, including his seventh home run of the season. James Shields has five strikeouts over four innings of one run ball.


Washington Nationals’ outfielder Jayson Werth went 2-6 with two home runs in the team’s 11-inning win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Werth launched a grand slam in the fifth inning for the Nationals off Aaron Nola, putting the team up 5-2 at the time. Werth then in the 10th inning broke the tie with a solo home run, putting the team ahead 7-6 before Jonathan Papelbon blew the save in his return to Philadelphia. Papelbon let up the game-tying home run to his former teammate Freddy Galvis. The Nats eventually took the lead in the 11th and captured the victory. Doug Fister notched the save for the Nationals (you read that right). Jordan Zimmermann seemed like an easy buy in DFS today, facing a weak Phillies’ lineup. However, the right-hander allowed six earned runs across his six innings of work, striking out eight batters while walking one. Zimmermann served up two runs in the start, a solo home run off the bat of Ryan Howard in the second inning, and a Cody Asche three-run shot in the sixth. Phillies’ starter Aaron Nola allowed six runs on nine hits over five innings, allowing three home runs while striking out eight batters. Anthony Rendon (4-6) and Bryce Harper (2-5) both went deep in the game for the Nationals


The New York Mets rallied late to power their way past the Miami Marlins tonight, winning the game 4-3. Yoenis Cespedes opened up the scoring for the Mets in the third inning, launching his 35th home run of the season, his 17th since being acquired by the Mets. The team didn’t score again until the seventh inning, when Travis d’arnaud tied things up at three with his two-run home run, his 12th home run of the season. Mets’ captain David Wright broke the tie in the seventh inning via his RBI ground rule double. It’s been a dreadful season for the Marlins, especially for their fans; good news is that Giancarlo Stanton could be coming off the DL this week, so that will be something fun to watch until the season ends. Things have been the exact opposite this season for the Mets and their fans, as the team sits 9.5 games ahead of the Washington Nationals in the NL East, while being 22 games above .500. Jeurys Familia slammed the door in the ninth for the Mets, striking out one batter to earn his 41st save of the year.


Brad Boxberger and the Tampa Bay Rays were one out away from defeating the Yankees, 1-0 at home. However, a Brett Gardner walk followed by an Alex Rodriguez double tied things up, handing Boxberger his sixth blown save of the season, and handing Rays an eventual 4-1 loss. The blown save wasted what was a fantastic start by Erasmo Ramirez, who took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, only to have it get broken off by Carlos Beltran to lead off the inning. Erasmo exited with two outs in the eighth, finishing the night with six strikeouts over 7.2 innings, allowing just the one hit and walking two batters. Slade Heathcott was the hero for the Yankees tonight, as he launched a three-run home run in the ninth to break the tie and give the Yankees the 4-1 lead. CC Sabathia was great for the Yankees in his 6.2-shutout innings on the mound, striking out six while letting up just three hits. Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 0-4 in the game, as he’s in the middle of a 0-21 slump, sporting a .257 average on the season. As a lifelong Yankee fan, it’s kind of scary to think he’s just in the second year of his seven-year megadeal, as it’s starting to become clear that he’s not the same player he was when he was in Boston. He’s hit just seven home runs on the season, and has only swiped 18 bases, showing that he’s starting to catch up to his age (32).



Brad Boxberger (Blown save, 6)

Jeurys Familia (41)

Andrew Miller (33)

Zach Britton (33)

Doug Fister (1)

Shawn Tolleson (32)

Jonathan Papelbon (Blown save, 1)


Houston Astros select the contract INF Matt Duffy from Triple-A Fresno; place Scott Feldman on the 60-day DL.


Carlos Gomez – Day-to-day – (Intercostal strain) out for the series against Texas.

Giancarlo Stanton (Hand) could make his return this week.

Joe Panik (Back) likely out for the remainder of the season

Brandon Crawford – Day-to-day – (Calf/Oblique)


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