Dee Gordon went 3-for-4 with a triple and one RBI against the Giants on Wednesday and is now batting .404 on the season.
Gordon continued to swing a hot bat on Wednesday night and is now trailing only Chase Utley (.449 BA) and Charlie Blackmon (.442 BA) to lead the league in batting average. To add to his success at the dish, Gordon is 10-for-11 in stolen base chances and as long as he continues to get on base at a high clip (.453 OBP), he is going to be a fantasy stud in 2014.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Scott Kazmir allowed three runs on five hits with four strikeouts and one walk over 5 1/3 innings against the Royals on Friday in Game 2 of the ALDS.
Although far from dominant, Kazmir was solid tonight in his first postseason start since 2009. It was a positive sign for Astros fans, as Kazmir had been very bad lately, posting a 5.89 ERA over his last nine starts. But his success against the Royals came into play tonight – coming into Game 2, Kazmir was 1-1 with a 2.10 ERA and 14:3 K/BB ratio against Kansas City over 21 1/3 innings. This could be a crucial line if the series ends up going the distance. With the Astros trotting out Dallas Keuchel in Game 3 and Collin McHugh in Game 4, Kazmir will need to step up in a huge role in a potential Game 5 scenario. Even though that game would be played in Kansas City – we obviously know how electric the atmosphere would be in an elimination game at Kauffman Stadium – Kazmir would be a hot play in DFS leagues with his outstanding numbers against the Royals. Analysis: Zack Carpenter