A bad season got worse Monday night for the Phillies, as SS Jimmy Rollins was removed from the game with a left hamstring injury. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Rollins will miss at least 10 days, and Rollins concurred with that timetable. If you need to replace Rollins’ speed, consider Cleveland’s Jose Ramirez (owned in 2.6 percent of FOXSports.com leagues), who has six steals in the last month, and owns 2B/SS fantasy eligibility.
Stud: White Sox C Tyler Flowers slugged two home runs – including a game-tying blast in the ninth inning and a 12th-inning game winner – against the A’s. Flowers is tied for eighth among catchers in the HR category, and his .247 BA isn’t terrible. He’s owned in just 6.6 percent of FOXSports.com leagues.
Drew Storengot another save for the Nationals on Monday. Storen is owned in just 1.6 percent of FOXSports.com leagues, and has whiffed five of the last six batters he’s faced. ONE-POINT-SIX PERCENT???!!! Come on, folks. What are you waiting for?
Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (lower back strain) seems to be pushing for a return this weekend, but they’re going to remain cautious with him. Don’t get your hopes up just yet.
Remember in Monday’s post, which said that A’s closer Eric O’Flaherty wouldn’t be available on Monday? I hope you listened, because O’Flaherty did pitch, but gave up that game-tying home run to Tyler Flowers. Fortunately, Sean Doolittle might return to the A’s as soon as Thursday.
Stroman’s excellent outing raised our record to 92-54 for the season. Today’s pick is Jacob DeGrom (40.5 percent owned) against the Rockies, while Wednesday’s selection is Pittsburgh’s Vance Worley (7.2 percent owned) at Philly. I know, I know – the rule is that we don’t choose pitchers that are owned in more than 40 percent of FOXSports.com leagues. deGrom was below that threshold on Monday, when the pick was made. If you need to dig deeper today, try Worley’s teammate, Edinson Volquez (21.8 percent owned).