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Yu Darvish gave up one run, five hits, three walks and punched out 12 over 6.2 innings in the 5-1 win over the Blue Jays Friday night.
The win was his first in three starts as he improved to 9-5 on the season. The 12 strikeouts tied his season high and was the 26th time in his career, sixth this season, that he registered 10 or more strikeouts in a game. Darvish's next start will be on Wednesday in New York against the Yankees.rnrnANALYST: Michael Pichan
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
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
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