Around The Horn: August25, 2011
(1) Tommy Hanson – more tests on shoulder.
(2) Aramis Ramirez – absolutely on fire.
(3) Waiver-wire claims: Jim Thome, Heath Bell, Carlos Pena. For more see Waiver-Wire Claims.
(4) Carlos Ruiz has 5-straight two hit games.
(5) Matt Wieters showing signs of improvement.
(6) Carl Crawford finally hitting like... Carl Crawford.
By Ray Flowers
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The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: Mon-Fri 5-8 PM EDT and Sunday 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.
- James Harden scores a game-high 28 points
- X-rays on Nicolas Batum's come back negative
- Kenneth Faried scores a career-high 32 points
- Klay Thompson (back) will not return
- Klay Thompson suffered a lower back strain
- Harper said his knee feels great, no pain
- Zach Randolph will start on Friday
- Joe Johnson will play on Friday night
- Terrence Ross will play and start Friday
- Saints released WR Lance Moore