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DeMarcus Ware’s weight is down to 250-255 pounds. “I feel better than I did the last two years going into the season,” Ware said. “Stronger, faster. I feel flexible.”

Ware missed three games last season due to injury which resulted in him registering just six sacks which is the lowest of his NFL career. He was one of the biggest offseason acquisitions in football this year after signing with the Broncos who have hopes of once again getting to the Superbowl. If healthy there is no reason to think Ware won't register his 8th season of double digit sacks.ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba

Michael Cuddyer went 2-for-4 with a two run home run on Wednesday afternoon.

The home run was Cuddyer’s fifth of the season, which is a nice total for him up to this point, but fantasy owners expected a better average and OBP from the veteran all-star. Unfortunately it looks as if repeating his .330 average of 2013 and 2014 is pretty far out of the question for Cuddyer, but hopefully batting fifth in this Mets order will allow him for some increased RBI opportunities than in previous seasons.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Lucas Duda went 3-for-4 with two home runs and a double on Wednesday afternoon.

Duda went boom twice on Wednesday afternoon, as he played a huge role in the Mets 7-0 shutout of the Phillies. He is looking more and more like a complete hitter this season, as his average sits at an impressive .305, while his OBP is a clean .400. He now has eight home runs after starting out the season ice cold in the power department, but for those who stuck it out with Duda, expect a huge rest of the season going forward from the big lefty power hitter.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Sean O'Sullivan lasted 5 2/3 innings, while allowing seven runs, on 11 hits Wednesday afternoon.

After going through a pretty solid five game stretch to start out the season, O’Sullivan was terrible on Wednesday afternoon, as he was shelled for seven runs and 11 hits over 5 2/3 innings. There was nothing redeeming about his start, but that doesn’t mean that you should sell the farm on O’Sullivan. It was one rocky outing. He should be able to right the ship in his next scheduled start on June 1st.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Noah Syndegaard shutout the Phillies across 7 1/3 innings, while striking out six batters on Wednesday afternoon.

Noah not only built the arc for the Mets to ride to victory on Wednesday afternoon, but he also filled it with animals by going 3-for-3 and hitting a 430-foot home run in the fourth inning, helping out his own cause in terms of run support. The Mets now feature some of the best hitting starting pitchers (and arguably the worst… looking at you Colon), as they are hitting them out of the yard left and right, and are tough to get pitches by. To bad that this matters little in fantasy leagues though. On the other hand, these Mets starters can really pitch as well. Wednesday afternoon was by far Syndegaard’s best start as a big leaguer, as he touched 100 MPH on the gun several times, and absolutely dominated the Phillies through 7 1/3 innings. After struggling with four walks in his first career start, it appears as though Syndegaard is ready to take control of this Mets rotation as Matt Harvey deals with his “dead arm”.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Dezmen Southward had knee surgery Wednesday and the team hopes to have him healthy for training camp.

Southward was a third round pick of the Falcons in 2014, registering 23 tackles with one sack and one interception during his rookie season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Brandon Beachy (elbow) is on track to make minor league rehab starts when the Dodgers return home from current road trip.

Beachy is looking to come back from his second Tommy John surgery which has kept him out of baseball since 2013. When healthy Beachy is an effective starter but it's to be seen how effective he will be following second major elbow surgery. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Pelicans had a formal interview Tuesday with Jeff Van Gundy.

Van Gundy last coached in 2007 for the Houston Rockets before becoming a broadcaster for the past eight seasons. He had success during both head coaching stints with the Knicks and Rockets leading them to playoff births.  Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Manager Mike Scioscia said Collin Cowgill (right hand) is seeing a doctor again. The disabled list is a possibility.

Cowgill is dealing with a joint sprain in his hand which has kept him out of the Angels lineup. Cowgill is primarily used in a platoon situation or as a defensive replacement so his loss is nothing too major to the Angels lineup. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Scott Van Slyke has been limited with a mild back injury.

Van Slyke last played on Monday against the Braves but has been sidelined since. While out of the lineup the Dodgers have given Alex Guerrero much deserved playing time in left field. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Eddie Rosario went 1-for-3 with a home run on Wednesday afternoon.

The left fielder hit his second home run of the season on Wednesday afternoon, while he raised his average to a solid .280. The average is nice, but the low-end power production in terms of not only round trippers, but also in the RBI department, keeps him as a low value option as a corner outfielder in most leagues.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Aaron Hicks went 1-for-2 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored on Wednesday afternoon.

The home run was Hicks’ first on the season, and was hopefully proof that there is some pop in his bat. So far in his 48 at-bats, there isn’t much evidence that Hicks has much upside, considering his .240 average and .269 OBP, but he is getting every day use out in central, so he might have the opportunity to put things together going forward. Your best bet is to not bank on this game being the evidence of a Hicks offensive turnaround, but if you feel so inclined, best of luck.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Dustin Pedrioa went 2-for-4 with two 2-run-home-runs on Wednesday afternoon.

Pedroia continued his impressive 2015 campaign, as he clubbed another two home runs on Wednesday afternoon. He now has seven dingers on the season, with a very respectable .290 batting average. At the top of the Red Sox order, he is doing a nice job in setting the table, while also getting a heavy dose of fastballs to feast on. This season, the quick-batted second baseman looks faster than he has over the past couple of seasons, rendering him a very good option at second in all fantasy formats.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Glen Perkins picked up his 18th save of the season on Wednesday afternoon.

Perkins extended his save streak to 18 on Wednesday afternoon, as he sent down the Red Sox in order in the ninth inning. So far this season, Perkins has been elite, maintaining a 1.19 ERA, leading the league in saves with 18, and zero such opportunities blown. There is no reason to believe that he will slow down, so feel lucky (or smart) if you were the one to draft him in your fantasy league.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

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