The hefty lefty seriously hasn’t been this good since Netflix put Blockbuster out of business, as he turned back the clock and tossed seven shutout innings on Wednesday night against the Orioles. He only allowed six hits and two walks, while he struck out six batters in the process, giving DFS owners the value start that they were looking for when they enlisted his services on Wednesday night. When you look at his early season stat line, length has really been C.C’s issue, as he has yet to allow over three runs in any given start. Joe Girardi has done a fine job managing the veteran’s pitches, keeping him under 100 in each of his first five starts, so now that he is beginning to go deeper into games, the pitch count is proving true. If he can remain healthy going forward, Sabathia appears to be on the right track for a bounce back year in 2016.
Although he picked up the loss, Wilson pitched relatively well on Wednesday night, as he only allowed two earned runs across six innings. The solid start lowered his ERA to 3.04 on the season, while the loss evened up his record to 1-1. Considering he joined the rotation midway through the early part of this season, it is safe to say that Wilson is doing a fine job as a starter, as he appears to be fully stretched out now. Fantasy owners can now consider him for their lineups going forward.
Consider his brief appearance on Wednesday as a tune-up for Saturday's start. He only threw an inning, so he will be good to go on Saturday. He will face the Oakland Athletics in his start on Saturday.
Can you blame the guy, he got rocked in the elbow. The X-rays are negative, which is reassuring. At the very least, consider him day-to-day until more information on his status is available.
It's going to be another long season for the San Francisco 49ers, especially if Blaine Gabbert is at the helm. Gabbert is nothing more than a low-end QB2 in fantasy football this season. In eight games last year, he threw for 2,031 yards with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Will the Pacers go for this? Who knows, but the Lakers desperately need some firepower on offense. The Kobe Bryant era is now over in Los Angeles, but perhaps George could be the next star to run through the Lakers organization.