The Yankees outlasted the Cubs to complete the sweep at Wrigley Sunday night … the game went 18 innings and featured a staggering 48 strikeouts between the two teams … Chase Headley earned the night’s golden sombrero with four K’s … Didi Gregorius went 0-for-8, but only struck out once … The winning pitcher was something called a Chasen Shreve … Jacoby Ellsbury and Starlin Castro drove in four of New York’s five runs … Castro has been on fire lately … He owned five straight multi-hit games before Sunday and is currently sporting a .355/.395/.545 batting line with six homers and 21 RBI … The Cubs left 18 men on base and committed two errors … Schwarber, Bryant, and Rizzo each tallied three strikeouts … After an uneven start, Bryant has come along … he raised his batting average to .302 and had a nice four-hit game against Philly on May 4.
Altuve grounds Angels
Altuve belted his fifth homer of the season in Sunday’s victory over the Angels. The Astros second baseman is one of the few hitters offering production at the plate and on the basepaths. He’s tied for third in the league with nine swiped bags, and is the only player in the top-10 in steals hitting .300+.
The recent wave of additions to the 10-day DL have brought us to a dark place. A place in which might Reds starter Scott Feldman might be considered a reasonable streaming option. Feldman tossed a scoreless complete game Sunday which was his third quality start of the season. I have zero faith that Feldman will be able to maintain this. However, if you’ve felt the sting of James Paxton, Rich Hill, or Noah Syndergaard among others hitting the DL, Feldman might be the stopgap you need.
All aboard Altherr Bandwagon
Are you on the Aaron Altherr bandwagon yet? There are still seats available for the Phillies outfielder currently batting .338/.427/.631 with four homers and 16 RBI. Altherr has been marinating in the Phillies farm system since he was drafted in 2009. The wait appears to have paid off. In addition to his impressive triple slash, he’s hitting .438 with runners in scoring position.
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Wacha erases Braves
Wacha continued his impressive start to the 2017 campaign Sunday. He pitched six innings and allowed two earned in a victory over the Braves. For a player with an injury history Wacha’s biggest strength this year has been his endurance. Wacha has yet to pitch fewer than six innings and is the proud owner of five quality starts. His K/9 is also up to a career high 8.35.
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Thames 2.0 Update
Thames hit his first dinger in nearly two weeks Sunday in a 3-for-4 effort. After smashing 11 homers in his first 20 games, this season’s hottest waiver wire addition has cooled a bit. Sunday was his first multi-hit game since April 24. That said, he’s still raking a healthy .324/.438/.731 with 12 taters and 22 RBI.
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Buy low on Glasnow?
After a horrific start to the season, Glasnow has rebounded with quality starts in each of his last two outings. His ERA is still a bloated 6.33, but it’s a far cry from the monstrous 12.15 after his first two starts. If Glasnow continues to trend upward, he might be a sneaky buy low option for your fantasy rotation. He is owned in 6.6 percent of FOX Fantasy baseball leagues.
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Quick Hits: Sox hammer Twins
The Red Sox dump-trucked the Twins with a 10-run ninth inning in their 17-6 victory … Sandy Leon belted two homers and knocked in four RBI … Mookie Betts went 3-for-6 with a double and home run … Andrew Benintendi added two hits and two RBI raising his stat line to .325/.385/.500 … Xander Bogaerts extended his hitting streak to 11 games with his 10th multi-hit game of the season … The Twins Miguel Sano went hitless for just the second time in his last 41 at-bats … He’s still second in the majors with 28 RBI.
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X-rays on Anthony Rizzo’s wrist came back negative after he was plunked by an Aroldis Chapman fastball. Rizzo is currently listed as day-to-day, but lookout for precautionary rest tonight against Colorado.