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Terrence Jones stuffed the stat sheet as the Rockets blowout the Warriors Friday 105-83. Jones finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds, three steals, three blocks, an assist, and no turnovers in 31 minutes of action.
Melky Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a home run and four RBI on Wednesday night vs Detroit.
It’s good to see Melky finally get on the board this season, as his power drought rarely lasts this far into the second month of the season. At this point in the veteran’s career, it is fair to assume what we are going to get out of him in terms of offensive production. Even with the rather slow start, I would bank on numbers in the ball park of a .300 average, 15 home runs, and 65 RBI when the season is all said and done. Hang onto the player unless he gets suspended for PED’s again. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Victor Martinez went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI on Wednesday night vs the White Sox.
V-Mart finally registered his first home run of the season on Wednesday night, as it is becoming abundantly clear that he will likely fall well short of his 2014 total of 32 jacks. Besides for the power outage so far this season, Martinez has looked like an inferior hitter than ever before. His average sits at a mere .217, while his on base and slugging are .320 and .265 respectively. Currently, Martinez appears to be a far cry from last year’s player who was an All-Star and legitimate MVP candidate. Expect the veteran to get back on track quickly. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Chris Sale gave up five runs, on seven hits, and five walks, while striking out six, across 5 1/3 innings on Wednesday night in no decision.
Sale got knocked around pretty good on Wednesday night, but luckily his offense picked him up with some clutch, timely hitting to help him avoid registering his second loss of the season. It is rather shocking to see how far Sale has fallen from grace, as typically, the slingshot hurling lefty has been a Cy Young contender year in and year out. His 5.93 ERA is jarring, but considering Sale’s immense talent, expect him to be pitching in the low 3’s once the season is all said and done. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Kendrys Morales went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run on Wednesday night.
Morales has been one of the better free agent finds this season in both fantasy baseball and in reality for the Royals. His numbers won’t blow you away, but a .306 average, four home runs, and 23 RBI are exactly what Kansas City and many fantasy owners need in the middle of their order. Don’t be surprised if his average tapers off a bit as the season goes on, but the power numbers spike considering his potential as a slugger, effectively evening out his overall production. Consider Morales a solid option going forward. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Brandon Moss went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, and three RBI on Wednesday night.
Moss clubbed his fifth home run of the season on Wednesday night, as his ninth inning solo blast put a nice bow on his otherwise still impressive game. Take this performance for what it is however; as Moss’ numbers indicate that Wednesday night might just be an isolated occurrence rather than a sign of the arrival an elite hitting first baseman. Check his matchups going forward because if nothing else, Moss could prove to be a nice low budget daily league option. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Danny Duffy threw 45 pitches, gave up four runs, and allowed six hits in the first inning on Wednesday night, as he didn't manage to pitch any further in a loss to the Indians.
Duffy couldn’t make it out of the first inning on Wednesday night, as he threw an astounding 45 pitches, gave up four runs, and allowed six hits throughout the single inning. This start is a bit deflating, especially considering that Duffy was coming off a gem on April 30th. His ERA currently sits at 4.55, which is nothing to write home about, so until he can prove some consistency, don’t rely upon Duffy unless you are absolutely strapped for a spot start. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Adam Lind went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs, and two RBI, on Wednesday night vs the Dodgers.
On Wednesday night, Lind connected with a hanging breaking ball in the first inning off Dodgers starter Joe Wieland for his fifth home run of the season. Quietly, Lind has become one of the more serviceable fantasy options at first base, as his slash line sits at an impressive .323/.396/.591, while his five home runs and 15 RBI are just enough power to render him an imposing bat in the middle of the Brewers order. It is tough to tell how long he will be able to maintain this type of production, but the promising sign is that once upon a time, Lind was a legitimate threat in the batters box while playing in Toronto, so he might just be returning to form. Analysis: Dom Murtha