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John Danks allowed four runs on six hits and no walks with five strikeouts over seven innings in the win over the Twins Friday.

26 Jul, 01:06 AM

Tyler Flowers has not let his off-field distractions effect his play recently as he had another multi-hit game Friday going 3-for-5 with a solo-home run and a double.

26 Jul, 01:04 AM

Alexei Ramirez had two hits in five at-bats, including a home run, a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored in Friday's win over the Twins.

Ramirez was on of the hottest players to start off the season having belted seven of his nine home runs in the first two months of the season (216 AB), but went into a quick tailspin in June where he had just one home run and three RBI over 100 at-bats. His June struggles carried over into July as Friday's home run and RBI were his first and fourth of the month respectively. That said, he is riding a four-game hitting streak with three multi-hit performances, so it may be time to re-invest in White Sox veteran shortstop who also has 17 stolen bases (3 CS) on the year.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

26 Jul, 12:55 AM

Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with a first-inning three-run home run and added another run scored later in Friday's 9-5 win over the Twins.

Abreu became the third quickest player in MLB history to reach 30 home runs after Friday's blast which came in his 89 career at-bat. Only Rudy York (79 games) and Mark McGwire (84) reached that mark quicker.rn
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

26 Jul, 12:42 AM

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17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Luis Valbuena had a big day at the plate Friday going 1-for-2 with home run, two walks, two RBI, and three runs scored to help lead the Cubs past the Cardinals.

Valbuena will continue to get plenty of at-bats with the recent demotion of Mike Olt. While he is not a sexy option he does have seven home runs on the season with two of them coming over his past three games and he will likely continue to bat in the heart of the Cubs order which only increases his value going forward. The LHH 28-year old becomes an even more enticing option in leagues that count on-base percentage as his increase in power has not caused his OBP to suffer overall as it stands at .334 after Friday's contest.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

26 Jul, 12:34 AM

Ryan Sweeney went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI, and a run scored in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

It only took the Cubs outfielder nine games to get just his second home run of the season after having to wait 42 games to get his first. The left-handed hitting Sweeney is nothing more than a streaming option in a daily league if the matchup is right, as it was today if you saw our pre-game news post on his career success versus Cardinals starter Friday Joe Kelly.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

26 Jul, 12:24 AM

Hector Rondon pitched a scoreless ninth for the save in the Cubs 7-6 victory over the Cardinals Friday.

Rondon has been very erratic this season, but he still remains the Cubs closer despite having blown a save (ended up with the win) and taken a loss in two of his last four appearances. Picking up the save, his 12th of the season, on Friday will only prolong his stay at the tail end of the team's bullpen, but if you own him you may want to see if you can parlay this successful save into moving him for a more consistent player from a fellow league mate who is desperate for saves.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

26 Jul, 12:16 AM

Travis Wood took the no-decision in the Cubs 7-6 win over the Cardinals Friday after allowing five runs (two earned), a walk, and five strikeouts over five innings.

Wood remains winless in his last seven starts (4-0) with his last victory coming all the way back on June 15th against the Phillies. The low probability for a "W" combined with below average K-rate make the Cubs lefty an unappealing fantasy option. Wood will look to end his winless streak when he takes the mound at home on Wednesday against the Rockies.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

26 Jul, 12:09 AM

Matt Holliday had a field day at the plate Friday going 3-for-5 with a solo-home run and two runs scored in the 7-6 loss to the Cubs.

The power had been on a holiday for the Cardinals outfielder for most of the season, until recently. The home run Friday was Holliday's eighth of the year, but fourth over his past nine games, which can help combat his .269 average, which is 40 points below his career average.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

26 Jul, 12:05 AM

Robbie Erlin threw a simulated game and is getting closer to starting a minor-league rehab assignment.

While there is still no return date set for Erlin, he does seem to be getting closer. He'll likely throw another simulated game or perhaps some batting practice and from there, he should find himself on a rehab assignment. How many rehab starts is the question though, but it seems like a mid to late August return is possible.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

25 Jul, 11:23 PMSource

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