The second half of the Major League Baseball season is now well underway and we are gearing up for a big Sunday afternoon game streak today. It’s the last day of Week 17 and before we take a look at your fantasy baseball rosters for today, we first need to take a look back at the top MLB news and roster headlines. of Saturday matches. Highlights include Max Scherzer stop the Braves in the battle for NL East, a revenge game for Jordan Montgomery, Fernando Tatis Jr. make an appearance in San Antonio and a historic game for a Reds rookie. Don’t forget to check out our update August Fantasy Baseball Player Rankings before setting your lineups this week as well as the latest MLB Injury Report, Fantasy Baseball Players Spotlight Seriesand players tend to go up and down in the Novelty Baseball Stock Watch. Before we start our day, let’s take a look back at yesterday’s best performances…
Mad Max Playoff Tied?
It was former Max Scherzer last night, collecting 11 strikeouts as the Mets swept a double against the second-placed Braves. His 11 strikeouts tied him with Justin Verlander for 14e all-time spot by taking his record to 3-1 with a 1.37 ERA. For much of the season, the Mets have done that without Scherzer or compatriot Jacob deGrom, but after their doubles sweep, the Mets’ NL East advantage is now 5.5 games and with both studs back in the picture, the rest of the league needs to pay attention!
Jordan Montgomery revenge factor
A week ago, Jorda Montgomery wore pinstripes and Kyle Higashioka was his drum mate. Fast forward seven days and J-Mo, an eight-season Yankees veteran, was throwing fastballs at Higgy and the rest of the Yankees en route to a huge 1-0 Cardinals win at Busch Stadium. He fell victim to the trade deadline the following day after being traded to Harrison Bader, but was magnificent on his debut for the Red Birds, pitching five scoreless innings and allowing just two hits and a walk .
Franmil Reyes Get DFA
Here’s to what’s next Franmil Reyes Bobblehead party. After starting the season as a cleanup hitter and with high hopes, the Guardians DH hit just .213 with a low .604 OPS to go along with just nine homers and 104 strikeouts (37%)! That led to a demotion to Triple-A level last week and then the decision to nominate the big hitter for assignment.
Fernando Tatis Jr. play baseball!
Fernando Tatis Jr.the Padres All-World shortstop, began rehab yesterday at Double-A San Antonio. It was his first real action in ten months. He finished the evening 0 against 2 with two walks. This is the last step before he is allowed to return to the Padres. The team hasn’t set a timeline on when that might happen, but it’s been reported that Tatis will see play action both at shortstop and center field during his rehab stint. .
Jose BarreroThe Historic Night
Reds rookie shortstop Jose Barrero ended a 122-year drought for the Reds last night. He became the first member of the Reds in over a century to hit his first two home runs in the same game. The first time it happened was July 31, 1900, when Harry Steinfeldt did it against the Boston Braves.
George Springer garlic
Blue Jays outfielder George Springer was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday with an inflamed right elbow. He’s been dealing with the issue for a few weeks, but according to the Jays, the scheduled days off haven’t helped the situation. It is not expected to need more than the required 10 days on the IL.
Reid Detmer rolled
Sometimes player demotions work well. Reid Detmers of the Angels, fresh off May 11e no-hitter, was briefly demoted to Triple-A in June after struggling to learn how to get out of jams. Something clicked in Salt Lake, as Detmers has now posted a 1.16 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 31 innings in his last five outings and hasn’t allowed more than two runs in any of those five starts. . Detmers worked to correct the angle of his arm on his sliders during that stint with the minors and it was evident yesterday when he stopped the Mariners by allowing just one run through seven innings in a 7 win. -1 in the second game of Saturday’s doubles match.
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