2016 NBA Draft Recap: Reaction and Analysis
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Nick Martinez allowed six hits and four earned runs while walking three and striking out two over six innings in the Rangers 8-7 loss to the Red Sox on Friday.

Martinez made his second start of the season and he managed to hold his own against a very good lineup. His line wasn’t exciting for fantasy purposes and isn’t likely to become so anytime soon. That said, you can feel free to continue scrolling past his name on the waiver wire.
7 minutes ago

James Loney went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, and three runs scored in the Mets 8-6 win over the Braves on Friday.

Who thought James Loney would be the offensive spark the Mets need this season? That has turned out to be the case, as he has been rock solid through 82 at-bats with the team and is carrying a shocking .830 OPS. As a hitter who carried a career .749 OPS, one has to wonder how long this performance will continue, but those in deep mixed leagues and NL-only leagues should certainly enjoy it while it lasts.
11 minutes ago

Steven Matz allowed nine hits and six earned runs while walking none and striking out none over 4.1 innings in the Mets 8-2 win over the Braves.

As is noticeable from his line, Matz wasn’t sharp in his start tonight and if that wasn’t concerning enough, he said that his elbow was still in pain when he made the start. That really raises questions as to why he was allowed to start the game and if he will be able to make his next scheduled start. Both fantasy owners and the Mets will hope so, as he has pitched very well for both purposes this season.
15 minutes ago

Jackie Bradley Jr. went 1-for-3 with a walk, home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Red Sox 8-7 win over the Rangers on Friday.

Bradley Jr. hasn’t come close to replicating his incredible hit streak earlier in the season and his production has slowed mightily. His average is just .219 on the month, though the home run tonight was a good sign and it should give his owners hope that he will continue to produce throughout the rest of the season. He and the Sox will take on A.J. Griffin tomorrow and that should be a fairly good matchup for Bradley.
18 minutes ago

Zach Britton collected his 22nd save of the season in the Orioles 6-3 win over the Rays Friday.

Britton has been one of the best closers in the game so far in 2016. The veteran has not allowed an earned run since April 30th, which is a streak of 20 games. On the year he owns a 0.85 ERA with an 0.79 WHIP to go along with 37 strikeouts in 31.2 innings pitched, and has yet to blow a save opportunity on the season.
21 minutes ago

Manny Machado went 2 for 4 with a solo home run, and two runs scored in the Orioles 6-3 win against the Rays Friday.

Machado continues to carve his spot among the game’s best players. In his first game back from suspension, the youngster collected his fourth straight game with at least two hits, and his line sits at an impressive .320/.382/.615 on the season. Surprisingly, going into tonight, Machado was only 3 for 19 career against Matt Moore. Saturday’s starter Matt Andriese is posting a solid .288 ERA on the year, and is only allowing righties to hit him at a .245 clip. Machado is 0 for 2 in his only two AB’s against Andriese.
23 minutes ago

Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Red Sox 8-7 win over the Rangers on Friday.

After going over a month since hitting a home run, Ramirez now has three in his past ten days. That brings his season total up to seven. He has been very productive over that period as he also has eight RBI and eight runs scored. Due to his lack of power he is very dependent on the Red Sox lineup to keep his counting stats up, though their offense has been on a roll for much of the season. He is a potential sell high candidate, but with his current production, it would be tough to pull the trigger on a deal that doesn’t bring back significant value.
24 minutes ago
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