Around The Horn: August18, 2011
(1) Derek Jeter hitting .344 of late.
(2) Jeff Francoeur signs 2-year deal with Royals.
(3) Ervin Santana – dynamic last six starts.
(4) Frank Francisco the Blue Jays closer.
(5) Mike Napoli crushing it, on .290-40-100 pace.
(6) Players with homer droughts – Howie Kendrick, Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez who is struggling.
By Ray Flowers
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The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: Mon-Fri 7-10 PM EDT), Ray also hosts his own show Sunday night (7-10 PM EDT). Ray has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. Specializing in baseball, football and hockey, some consider him an expert in all three.
- D-Backs place Trumbo on DL
- Yadier Molina not in the Cardinals lineup Thursday
- K-Rod Earns League-Leaging Ninth Save
- Desmond Jennings Has Three Hits, Two Steals
- Michael Wacha Ks 10 in Four Innings, Loses
- Nelson Cruz Two HR Powers Orioles
- Cole Hamels takes loss in 1st start of the year
- Zack Greinke K's 11, remains undefeated
- Chris Paul says he will play Thursday
- Andrew McCutchen with a HR in 3 straight games
RT @Cubs: OF Justin Ruggiano was placed on the 15-day DL with a left hamstring strain. RHP Blake Parker has been optioned to Triple-A.
RT @MLBBruceLevine: Cub Renteria not sure who closer is at this point. Mixing and matching ! Pedro Strop not available after 31 pitches Wed.
RT @JeffPassan: Since his first hit Billy Hamilton is .274/.303/.339 with nine steals in 15 games. Playing + defense in CF, too. Reds