Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitching: Week 9
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Bartolo Colon worked six innings in Sunday’s 4-2 loss to the Dodgers, giving up two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out three.

Following up on a great effort against the Nationals this past Monday, Colon gave the Mets another solid performance Sunday night. The seemingly ageless, 43-year-old righty is putting together another nice season so far, as he sports a 4-3 record with a 3.39 ERA through 11 appearances (10 starts). Colon is nothing overly special in terms of fantasy value at this point in his career, but he can be really helpful in N.L. Only and deeper mixed formats. A matchup with the Marlins in Miami awaits on Saturday afternoon.
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Adrian Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and three RBI in Sunday’s 4-2 win over the Mets.

Gonzalez played the part of the hero Sunday night for the Dodgers. After the Mets tied the game up at 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the veteran first baseman promptly got his team the lead back with a two-run single in the top of the ninth. Gonzalez harassed Mets’ pitching all weekend, going 8-for-13 with a homer, a double, four RBI and three runs scored during that three-game set. The Dodgers will face Cubs’ right-hander Jason Hammel on Monday evening. Gonzalez has not fared well in his career against the veteran hurler, picking up just seven hits across 38 at-bats.
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Curtis Granderson went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and one RBI in Sunday’s 4-2 loss to the Dodgers.

Granderson came up with a two-out, RBI triple off of Dodgers’ reliever Adam Liberatore in the bottom of the eighth inning that tied the game up at 2-2. The veteran outfielder was the only Mets’ player to come up with multiple hits in this one, as Clayton Kershaw dominated most of the way. Granderson went 4-for-12 with three extra-base hits over the weekend and could be finally getting into a rhythm at the plate. He and the Mets will face White Sox’ southpaw Jose Quintana on Monday afternoon.
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Clayton Kershaw tossed 7.2 innings in Sunday’s 4-2 win over the Mets, allowing two runs on four hits and no walks while racking up 10 strikeouts.

Kershaw made history during yet another brilliant performance Sunday night, as he became the first pitcher to ever reach 100 strikeouts in a season while having just five walks. The three-time Cy Young award winner has now punched out 10 or more batters in seven of his last eight starts and surrendered more than two runs just once in that stretch. Kershaw is simply one of the best pitching talents the game has ever seen and his current stats are just flat out ridiculous. A matchup with the light-hitting Braves awaits on Friday night.
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Kenley Jansen picked up a save in Sunday’s 4-2 win over the Mets, striking out one while retiring the side in order during the bottom of the ninth inning.

Taking the mound for the first time in four days, Jansen did not show any rust at all while disposing of the Mets in quick fashion Sunday night. The big righty is now 15-of-17 in his save chances this season while pitching to a 1.35 ERA, 0.55 WHIP and 21-to-1 K/BB ratio across 20 innings. Simply put, he is one of the best finishers in the game.
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