Friday, June 22, 2018


Kyle Seager:  2/4 with his 13th HR while hitting .228.  There is hope here in terms of the average as Seager has made a career out of upping his offensive numbers as the season goes on but even .270 could be to achieve at this juncture.

Miguel Andujar:  1/3 with his 10th HR while hitting .290.  Do yourself a favor and check out the uncanny smooth swing Andujar has which is doubly impressive given his age. 

Aaron Judge:  1/3 with his 19th HR while hitting .281.  With average not holding Judge back to this point, it is now obvious it was he and not Giancarlo Stanton who should have gone first among the Yankees outfielders in Round 1 of drafts this past March.

Luis Severino:  5.2 IP 8 H 3 ER 1 BB 5 K with an ERA of 2.24.  Severino was ragged but has been otherwise dominant all season.  I will be watching closely though to see if fatigue becomes an issue in August with back-to-back heavy workloads at a young age.

Todd Frazier:  2/4 with his 8th HR while hitting .225.  This was a crucial season for Frazier to how that he had not completely fallen into the all-or-nothing slugger he looked like a year ago.  Failure on that front. 

Nolan Arenado:  2/4 with his 16th HR while hitting .317.  Always a thing of beauty to see a top slugger combine that with such a lofty average. 

Steven Matz:  5 ER in 5.2 IP with an ERA of 3.68.  Given that Mets pitchers get no support and that this was in Coors Field, shame on any Matz owners who started him. 

Mookie Betts:  3/6 with his 19th HR while hitting .344.  You can stare at the beauty that is Betts' offensive numbers this season for hours and never grow tired of it.

Andrew Benintendi:  2/6 with his 13th HR while hitting .292.  I want Benintendi on all of my teams next season and the season after that as well. 

Rick Porcello:  7 IP 1 H 0 ER 1 BB 5 K with an ERA of 3.44.  I got to stop hating on this guy. 

Matt Harvey:  6 IP 5 H 2 ER 1 BB 6 K with an ERA of 5.66.  It's over.  Move on. 

Mark Trumbo:  1/4 with his sixth HR while hitting .262.  Give me your password so I can pick up Trumbo for you.  It feels like all 6 of his home runs have come in the last week. 

Anthony Rendon:  1/4 with his 7th HR while hitting .282.  Starting to earn a Justin Upton at third base reputation in terms of wild swings of production but I think Rendon is in line for a huge second half.

Max Scherzer:  7 IP 5 H 2 ER 1 BB 9 K with an ERA of 2.09.  It is a major accomplishment for a team to get two earned runs off of this guy. 

Matt Carpenter:  1/3 with his 13th HR while hitting .238.  Few are hotter in MLB right now in terms of the home run swing.

Domingo Santana:  0/2 while hitting .249.  Dust off Santana as a hamstring issue for Lorenzo Cain could open up daily chances to play for a bit. 

Carlos Martinez:  5 ER in 4 IP with an ERA of 3.24. This is why I can't stand Martinez.  Everyone got on me for hating on Martinez when he was absolutely dealing early on in the season but as they say, the season is a marathon and not a spring.  This applies to numbers and issues for a given player as well and in terms of Martinez, he always finds trouble along the way in terms of getting hurt and having his supposed ace ERA shoot up into the mid-3.00 range.  This is not an ace pitcher folks.

Madison Bumgarner:  8 IP 3 H 0 ER 2 BB 8 K with an ERA of 3.20.  Nice to see this from Bumgarner after the injuries and early inconsistency off the DL.  Yes it was the Padres but Bumgarner had bite and movement on his stuff he hasn't had yet this season. 

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