To say that Tuesday’s slate of games was loaded with excitement would be an obvious understatement. From Homer Bailey’s second career no-hitter to Leonys Martin becoming the newest owner of baseball’s longest current hitting streak there was enough action to keep fantasy owners drooling over the jam-packed box scores. You know Bailey’s got a little Rounding the Bases award coming his way, so before we get to that, let’s hit a few of the other big-ticket news items first and then hit the statistical highs and lows of the evening.
We’re not going to waste much time here with a lengthy intro but we will acknowledge some of the streaks we discussed the other day. First off, Rockies Michael Cuddyer, who owned the longest streak in the majors, extended his to 27 games but he needed Madison Bumgarner removed from the game first. After posting an 0-for-3, Cuddyer stepped to the plate in the eighth with Sandy Rosario on the mound and promptly singled to center and finished with an innocuous 1-for-4 as the Rockies fell 5-2 to the Giants. As for the other three streaks of note, Pedro Alvarez lost his at 12 after an 0-for-6 in a 14-inning Pirates win, Hanley Ramirez extended his to 12 games with a fourth-inning RBI-single and Jason Kipnis got the day off Sunday so his stays at 12 and counting.
You’ve got to love the excitement a day of baseball can bring. And with that joy comes the obvious elation that fantasy owners have when they get to sit and re-watch it all on the highlight reels and stare at the screen as their players pound the ball with their bats or make others look silly at the plate, unable to hit their offerings from the mound. Saturday was no exception as the games were loaded with outstanding moments. Here’s a glance in case you missed and then we’ll hit the statistical highs and lows.