Billy Hamilton hit his eighth home run of the season Monday night as he finished the loss to the Brewers going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
No one was expecting Hamilton to hit more than 2-3 home runs this season, but now it wouldn't be surprising to see him soar into double-digits -- today was actually his sixth homer. After getting off to an incredibly slow start, Hamilton has quickly become one of the games most valuable fantasy commodities. His season line sits .281/.314/.424 with six home runs and 38 stolen bases. If he vastly improved his plate discipline, he'd easily be a first-rounder.ANALYST:
Stephen Strasburg left Saturday's game with a left oblique injury.
That sound you hear is the collectively banging of Strasburg owners' heads against a brick wall. The ERA is a mess, strikeouts are down and he's giving up more home runs this season than any other in his career. And now this? Ugh. He'll go for tests now and you can expect the team to update his condition soon enough. You can call him day-to-day, but you shouldn't expect him to get another start before the All Star break. Analysis: Howard Bender
Cardinals have recalled RHP Mitch Harris from Triple-A Memphis.
Harris will get the return ticket to the majors as the Cardinals need a little bullpen depth for the weekend. He was up earlier and posted a 3.63 ERA over 17 1/3 innings. Unfortunately though, he issued too many free passes, as evidenced by his 5.19 BB/9. No one is going to continue working in the big leagues if their walk rate is higher than their strikeout rate so look for him to either right the ship or head back to the far real quick. Analysis: Howard Bender