Corner infielders are the theme of the day (Abreu, Beltre, Goldschmidt, Machado & Solarte). On the hill Ray highlights Duffey, Heaney, Sabathia, Strasburg & Betances.
Ray talks about shutdown pitchers like MadBum, and guys that wish they had been shutdown (Kazmir, Wacha). He also talks home runs (Davis, Bautista, Carter) and young players having success at the dish.
Ray talks pitching in this piece from the injured Gray to the struggling Miller and Shields. He also mentions a few hurlers who are closing strong like Severino, Santana and Owens.
How good is Khris Davis? Who is closing for the Angels and Orioles? Who is Rich Hill? Is Evan Gattis really the only man in baseball to have reached a milestone achievement?
Greg Holland and Hanley Ramirez are done for the year. Is Pablo Sandoval as well? How good is Erasmo Ramirez this year, and have we overlooked the work of Evan Longoria?
Carpenter is hitting. So are Beltre and Carpenter. On the bump Lewis and Peavy are pushing hard to the finish line as well.
Hitters and pitchers. Who is slowing down as we approach the finish line or who is showing that strong finishing kick as the month of September nears its conclusion.
Ray talks about missing on Bryant and Morales. He also gives his through on Odubel, hot hitters and guys falling on their face as we approach the finish line.
A bunch of pitchers stink. Guys like Bauer and Duffy aren’t even starting anymore. Hitters stink too. First half all-stars like Hosmer and Kipnis have hit the skids.
Pujols is bottoming out while Kemp, Choo, Prado and Walker surge. Soler returns form the DL and Ray takes a look at the season of Mr. Vogt of the Athletics.
Moreland as good as Cabrera? Rendon surging. Who is Trayce Thompson? Can you trust Danks, Volquez, Walker or Nola on the bump? Is Stanton going to return after all?
Ray talks about his Trip to Vegas as well as mixing him his musing from his hotel room in Sin City. Hey, when you’re the Oracle, you can do things like order room service and do your job from bed.
Ray talks streaking players like Trumbo, Seager, Betts, and Kelly. He also talks about the struggling Salvador Perez and how in the hell is Ziegler doing this?
It Trout a disappointment? Will Stroman be one? Crawford of the Giants undoubtedly has been of late though Jansen/Milone are continuing to get it done.
Fernandez, Harvey and Strasburg updates. What about the health situations of Hamilton and Schwarber? Ray also touches on some surprising second half performances.