The Braves/Phils is America. It’s simply extra on high of extra. It’s stunning. It’s like a blooming onion on high of poutine. Certain, a type of issues is Australian and one is from Montreal, however that’s precisely proper. America co-ops your extra and makes it extra extreme within the rebrand. That’s the Braves/Phils. Extreme in its rebrand of baseball. Plus, no pitching. The star final evening (for fantasy, at the very least) is similar star of the final two months for the reason that standing ovation — Trea Turner going 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (26) and legs (27). When you consider it, Deal with Urner began taking part in nicely after he acquired optimistic reenforcement, like each different Deal with Urner I do know. Subsequent up on this recreation was two Braves hitters who’ve been doing this all yr: Matt Olson going 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 51st homer. Praying to Allahson for 9 extra! Then, we had Ronald Acuña Jr. going 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his thirty seventh homer. Tildaddy mentioned you may assist him take off his footwear! Then Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his thirty fourth homer. Hey, if the Braves are hitting, I take a look at the pitcher dealing with them and suppose, “If he dies, he dies.” Enter: Zack Wheeler going 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.70. Sadly, he bumped into the Braves-saw. Then, to not be outdone for the Phils, Nick Castellanos went 2-for-5, 2 runs and his twenty third homer. The wind was blowing southwest off the Greek God of Arduous Contact’s mom’s mustache and the ball sailed out for everybody. Lastly, Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 and his seventeenth homer. On one facet of my mind, I’m like, “No two gamers are the identical.” On my different facet, I’m like, “Ohtani and Dominguez are going to take two months to hit for energy even after they return to video games.” Anyway, right here’s what else I noticed yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Nick Pivetta – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.56. Was 5 IP, 0 ER, once I went out to lunch, and that’s once I realized what Pivetta wanted greater than anything was my eyes, held open A Clockwork Orange-like, gazing his field rating.
Rafael Devers – 1-for-4 and his thirtieth homer. Can’t spell delivers with out Devers! No, actually, I attempted for an hour.
Ceddanne Rafaela – 2-for-8 and his 1st homer, as he hit leadoff within the 2nd recreation of the doubleheader. Or Rafaela Devers and his thirty first homer.
Luke Weaver – Claimed off waivers by the Yankees. They’re fastened! The New York Yanktonians are fastened!
Carlos Rodon – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 6.14. When you streamed Rodon, you may need larger pants grapes than brains.
Pete Crow-Armstrong – 0-for-4, 1 RBI as he batted eighth. David Ross mentioned Crow-Armstrong gained’t play a lot, saying, “We’re not creating gamers.” Insert I Assume You Ought to Depart previous man meme saying, “Oh my God, he admit it.”
Jeimer Candelario – Hit the IL with a strained again. That’s excellent news for his chiropractor and Christopher Morel (who I consider are completely different individuals).
Marcus Stroman – Might go on a rehab task subsequent week. Hopefully there’s no peak necessities there.
Kris Bryant – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his ninth homer, hitting .255. That, sirs and 5 madams, is value an 7-year contract!
Justin Lawrence – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.97, and his eleventh save. Bud Black forgot Tyler Kinley was his new nearer. That’s the solely rationalization.
Brady Singer – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.51. Take heed to what I say on this week’s podcast about Cole Ragans, and think about Brady Singer. Additionally, click on on that hyperlink and provides us a five-star ranking, it’s the least y’all can do! I imply, thanks.
Dylan Stop – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.87. I’m gonna should Cousteau a dive on Stop this offseason. It could possibly’t be so simple as, “The White Sux.”
Touki Toussaint – 1 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.65. Toussaint dropped a Touki.
Yandy Diaz – Left yesterday’s recreation with testicular contusion. That is identified in medical circles as BOFA.
Rene Pinto – 2-for-3 and his fifth homer, and three homers within the final eight days. Every week if Ringo’s studying.
Zack Littell – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.25. He has a 1 BB/9, which is great. Pondering subsequent yr, I forgo my wont for strikeouts and simply draft 1.5 BB/9 and beneath guys.
Jose Siri – Hit the IL with a fractured hand, which appears to finish his season. It does make issues attention-grabbing in Tampa, as in, how will Money nonetheless discover methods to bench Jose Lowe?
Joe Ryan – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.20. He threw 102 pitches (71 strikes), and solely two walks, however this doesn’t appear to be him in any respect. One thing is just not proper. It was a tricky matchup, however he’s not a nibbler. Streamonator loves his subsequent one, and I can see why (it’s vs. the White Sux), however I do have much less religion now.
Willi Castro – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his seventh homer. He’s close to the highest of the 7-day Participant Rater, and that’s schmotato on the vary.
Luis Arraez – 1-for-4 and his seventh homer, hitting .348. He’s been severely slumping for the previous couple of, and has really made a race of the NL batting title. Nonetheless has a lead, however Freeman’s nearer than he has any proper to be. Truly, a Freeman has each proper.
Ryne Nelson – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.53. I used to be thisnear streaming Nelson yesterday. Fortunately, I discovered some daylight between this and shut.
Francisco Alvarez – 1-for-3 and a slam (23) and legs (2), as he hits ninth. Simply extremely dumb. As I mentioned yesterday with McNeil hitting third, they’ve DJ Stewart hitting fifth. I do know Stewart’s been sizzling, I like him for fantasy, however he shouldn’t be getting extra at-bats than Alvarez, Vientos or Baty.
Pete Alonso – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his forty fourth homer. Albombso!
Ronny Mauricio – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. If Buck Showalter is managing the Mets subsequent yr, I’ll low cost Mauricio two rounds. He doesn’t know deal with younger gamers.
Jose Butto – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.46. Folks that know him say he has psychological toughness from having to take care of individuals saying, “Your title is Joe Butt,” his entire life. He has hideous command (not of his mood coping with these Joe Butt individuals), and I wouldn’t go close to him.
Josh Donaldson – 2-for-2 and his eleventh homer. The funniest shizz ever can be Donaldson profitable a World Sequence with the Brewers and saying some shade afterwards like, “It’s good to lastly be on a workforce that wishes to win.”
Shea Langeliers – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his nineteenth homer, and 2nd homer in two video games, third homer in 4 video games. Scorching schmotato alert!
John Means – 5 IP, 3 ER, 4 hits, zero walks, 1 Ok, as he was activated. As I mentioned the opposite day sorta, I like Means, I’m long-term, however he’s returning too late for me to have an interest this yr. And that’s me paraphrasing me!
Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4 and his twenty fourth homer. Au Shizz!
Joshua Palacios – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (8) and legs (5). In one other recreation, his brother Richie Palacios changed Nolan Gorman and hit his 2nd and third homer. The Palacios run this bizzeach!
Adam Wainwright – 5 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 7.95. Oh hell yeah! Just one extra win to 200! He higher come into each tie recreation after the fifth inning for the remainder of the season.
Oneil Cruz – Received’t return this yr. Yeah, nicely, ya know what? I’m nonetheless going to carry him so I can really feel ache each time I take a look at my groups!
Bailey Falter – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.40. Streamonator doesn’t like his subsequent one, and I agree. Can’t Falter, as a result of she’s at all times proper!
Shohei Ohtani – Sidelined for the ninth straight recreation, or every week and half he may’ve been rehabbing from Tommy John surgical procedure that he hasn’t but had.
Bryan Woo – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 his, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.16. Had picked him up, however dropped him earlier than beginning him, as a result of I received hen toes.
Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his twentieth homer. From Woo to Woof. 20 homers? When all you do is homer, that’s not good.
Robbie Grossman – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his ninth homer. Wow, I haven’t seen a Jim Leyland lineup card within the wild shortly. A Jim Leyland lineup card is when a hitter is damage and his alternative hits in the identical spot within the lineup. Grossman was changing Adolis in proper area, and hitting third. Unimaginable. Take a look at the large mind on Bruce Bochy!
Max Scherzer – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.77, and left with a triceps spasm. At choose 100, are you interested by Scherzer subsequent yr?
Davis Schneider – 2-for-4 and his eighth homer. Put together for a deluge of Davis Schneider sleeper posts this offseason. You’re going to be as much as your eyeballs in them. A few of your Brief Kings could be underwater in Davis Schneider sleeper posts.
Brandon Belt – Hit the IL with lumbar backbone muscle spasms. Appears like Belt is just too tight.
Kyle Harm – 2 IP, 0 ER, as he was known as up by the Dodgers. His Triple-A strikeout numbers are eye-popping: 145/41 Ok/BB ratio throughout 88 1/3 innings (25 appearances, 16 begins) throughout Double and Triple-A. He’ll work out of the pen, although, so *raspberries lips*.
Freddie Freeman – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his twenty sixth homer. He has 55 doubles. If he will get to 60 doubles, it’ll be probably the most since 1936, which can be the yr Nelson Cruz was born.
Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.94. Completely sicko shizz making an attempt to rope me again in. Depart me alone!
Michael Wacha – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.43. “Wacha, Wacha, Wacha,” mentioned by Fozzie Bear, as he stood on the ledge of a constructing throughout his H2H playoffs.
Wealthy Hill – 2 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 5.53. Positioned on waivers by the Padres. Rattling, I believed for positive Dick Mountain would’ve put the Padres excessive when he was acquired on the commerce deadline. I’m going to have a plastic surgeon pull up on my brow so I seem shocked.