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Browns coach Mike Pettine had planned to announce his Week 1 starting quarterback Tuesday, following Monday night's preseason game. But with Brian Hoyer and rookie Johnny Manziel both struggling, Pettine said he has not made a decision.
The fact that both players are struggling should mean that the job should simply default to Hoyer as the more experienced quarterback. It's the right move for the Browns and everyone knows it. Aside from the on-field struggles, Pettine can also now cite maturity as an issue to keep the youngster on the bench. In fact, there are so many reasons why Manziel shouldn't be starting in Week 1 that there's simply not enough room to write it all here on the web site. It would seriously make him the worst coach ever.ANALYST: Howard Bender
George Springer went 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI in the Astros 6-2 loss to the Tigers on Friday.
Springer has now collected two hits in three straight games which has helped raise his average from .195 to .214 on the season. A concussion sidelined Springer in early May but he has played well since his return, hitting .282 with six runs, two home runs and four RBI. Fantasy owners will have to deal with the low batting average as Springer is once again on pace to rank among the league leaders in strikeouts but he’s already reached double-digit stole bases and could flirt with a 30/30 season given his potential. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba