Cleveland catcher Roberto Perez hit his first homer of the season, which happened to come against Clayton Kershaw, but MLB’s best pitcher still improved to 9-2 after he struck out four and held the Indians to two runs … Justin Turner notched another two hits raising his average to .383 … Daniel Robertson and Michael Brantley were the only players other than Perez to drive in a run … the Indians went just 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position.
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Cordero hammers Reds
Franchy Cordero might be the real deal. After he hit his first MLB dinger on Monday, the Padres rookie socked two more homers and scored three times in San Diego’s 6-2 win over the Reds. Over 56 plate appearances, the 22-year-old outfielder is hitting .327/.375/.635. It will be hard for the Padres to send him down to Triple-A if he keeps producing at this level.
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Odor's HR droughts
Rougned Odor launched two homers in a 3-for-4 outing against the Astros Tuesday night. Odor’s power is his main fantasy appeal, but the long stretches between home runs make it hard for him to be an everyday starter, especially when he’s hitting .219. He’s had two massive homerless stretches this season – April 8 through April 28 and May 6 through May 25. The inconsistent production signify this season is worlds away from 2016 in which he poked 33 homers and produced 88 RBI.
Brad Peacock punched out 10 in a brief 4 2/3 inning trip to the bump. Peacock owns a mosntrous 13.38 K/9 and could help out your fantasy rotation, especially in points leagues. The Astros have kept him on a short leash because he’s been a reliever for much of his major league career, but if you’re willing to punt on win opportunities and/or quality starts he has some value.
Franco thumps Red Sox
Maikel Franco knocked his ninth double of the season and went 4-for-6 in Philly’s win over the Red Sox. Franco still hasn’t quite gotten on track this season at the plate as he is slashing just .227/.280/.360. His feeble .238 BABIP suggests he will rebound to some extent, but his career figure of .269 over 1,269 plate appearances won’t do much to assuage the worries of his fantasy owners.
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Rosario rolls Mariners
Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went yard three times in Minnesota’s massive 20-7 win over the Mariners Tuesday. Rosario’s average is a middling .264, but he owns a .327 wOBA in 193 at-bats against righties this season. All three of his home runs came against right-handers Christian Bergman, Casey Lawrence and Carlos Ruiz (who’s actually a catcher in his day job).
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Quick Hits: Part II
Tuesday was a day of blowouts … in addition to the Twins exploding for their 20-7 victory, the Cubs dropped a 14-spot on the Mets … Anthony Rizzo (14) and Kris Bryant (15) both hit jacks … the Rays, Marlins and Royals all won 8-1 … Jorge Bonifacio and Whit Merrifield both drove in three for Kansas City … Giancarlo launched a two-run blast (17) to go along with Marcell Ozuna’s 4th-inning bomb (16) … The Rays garnered multiple hits from five players … Corey Dickerson led the way with four and one RBI … Dickerson is just a hair behind Aaron Judge for the American League-lead in batting average at .337 … Judge is raking at .341.