On this day in 1952, Ted Williams hit a two-run home run in his final at-bat before being deployed to the Korean War.
Carlos Gonzalez hit is fourth long ball and stole his third and fourth bases of the season last night against the New York Mets. The Rockies’ outfielder is on pace for a 35 homer/35 stolen base season.
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Mike Trout was 0-for-7 this weekend since being recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake City. Bryce Harper, who was also promoted this weekend, went 2-for-6 at the plate, with one run batted in and made this incredible catch on Sunday.
Billy Hamilton of the Advanced-A Bakersfiled Blaze was 3-for-4, with one run scored and one stolen base Sunday. Hamilton leads the California League with 29 stolen bags in 23 games for the Cincinnati Reds’ affiliate.
Heading into Sunday, Dee Gordon (10) and Starlin Castro (10) each had more stolen bases then the entire Angels (9), Nationals (8), Reds (8), Red Sox (6), Orioles (6), Tigers (6) and Mets (5) teams.
Ervin Santana of the Angels has surrendered 10 homers so far in 2012, the most of any pitcher in the big leagues.
Jair Jurrjens dished seven innings of four-hit ball yesterday, surrendering three walks and one earned run, while striking out four. Jurrjens earned a no decision in his 93-pitch effort (54 strikes) for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves.
Consider the list that follows an addendum to my waiver wire article from Saturday. Here are some pitchers owned in 20% or less that need to be taken seriously:
Wade Miley (Ari-SP | 7% Y! and 4% ESPN) Miley is now 3-0 on the season while filling in for Daniel Hudson, with a 1.29 ERA and 0.81 WHIP.
Henderson Alvarez (Tor-SP | 15% Y! and 5% ESPN) Alvarez earned his first win of the season yesterday, albeit against the Seattle Mariners. Despite the 1:1 K:BB, I believe the young Blue Jay has the ability to become a special player, just like Albert Lang told me he would!
Chris Capuano (LAD-SP | 17% Y! and 13% ESPN) Capuano is also 3-0 on the season with a 2.73 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. The lefthander plays in some nice pitcher friendly parks throughout the season, and like Brett recently noted, Capuano’s ability to miss bats will aid your fake baseball team.
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Sean Marhsall (5), Matt Thornton (1), Craig Kimbrel (8), Ramon Ramirez (1), Fernando Rodney (7), Kenley Jansen (2), John Axford (5) and Santiago Casilla (4) each earned handshakes on Sunday.
Pitching duels I am looking forward today: Felix Hernandez vs. Jeremy Hellickson, Yu Darvish vs. Kyle Drabek, Jason Hammel vs. Hiroki Kuroda
Written by Alan Harrison exclusively for TheFantasyFix.com
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