It's a holiday, and though I'm back at it Monday, I did take a couple of days off over the weekend for a Memorial Day break. I went to Cambria and stayed at a wild bed & breakfast joint that was plenty o' fun (Victoria's Last Resort), and then drove down the coast to see Hearst Castle (this is a picture of the fancy pool with my feet as I took a break from the tour to enjoy the view). It was a nice little break away.
Nick Franklin is up as Dustin Ackley was sent to the minors. Franklin needs to be added in every format (.324/.440/.472 in 39 games at Triple-A), while those of you holding on to Ackley might as well hit the waiver-wire and find something else that can help you out.
Oh, I went with the official Baseball Guys' Gnome too. Some action photos of him follow.
Hanley Ramirez is running the bases. Seems like his hammy is improving. Could be back in a week to 10 days maybe?
Fernando Rodney is still awful. Five blown saves, 18 walks an a 6.05 ERA and 1.76 WHIP over 19.1 innings. His May numbers are even worse: 7.36 ERA, 1.82 WHIP, two loses, four blown saves. The team STILL says he will be the closer. Don't get it. Meanwhile Joel Peralta has a 1.93 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 27 Ks in 23.1 innings...
Going great, likely to exceed expectations by a large amount, but still thy make me nervous...
Starling Marte in May: .278/.333/.444. Be wary of the approach (22 Ks, three walks in 23 games).
Carlos Gomez in May (homers be damned): .291/.319/.535. Be wary of the approach: 27 Ks, four walks in 23 games.
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The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: Mon-Thurs 7 PM, Fri. 9 PM EDT), Ray also hosts a 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.
- Chandler Jones expected to miss a month
- Nikola Vucevic agrees to 4-yr $53 million ext
- Titans trading LB Akeem Ayers to Patriots
- Da'Quan Bowers suspended two games
- Cowboys waive Michael Sam
- A.J. Green status still up in the air
- Mike Pettine has no plans to bench Hoyer
- Calvin Johnson (ankle) has resumed running
- A.J. Green (toe) said he will play Sunday
- Pierre Thomas (shoulder) will miss 2-3 weeks
Sandoval at 24 now. RT @hankschulman: Longest on-base streaks, postseason: 1. M Cabrera (31), 2. Utley (27). 3. B Powell (25).
RT @jessespector: Three-run first inning raises James Shields' career postseason ERA from 5.19 to 5.61.