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Welcome to the very special Earthquake Edition of the Tuesday Top Ten. If you didn’t hear the news, most of the east coast and regions out to Ohio experienced a 5.9 earthquake this afternoon at 1:51 PM. Clearly the reason for this is the fact that the Oakland A’s are in New York tonight to play the Yankees. Apparently they brought the San Andreas Fault with them on their charter plane. As a forewarning, there are absolutely no earthquake jokes or puns contained in this edition of the Top Ten. I thought it would be in poor taste to mock or defame the memory of John Tenta, otherwise known as Earthquake in the WWF. Remember when he squashed Jake Roberts’ snake and then made python burgers out of its remains? Now, without further adieu, here is this week’s edition of the Tuesday Top Ten fantasy baseball headlines for August 23, 2011.
We are approaching another weekend in the fantasy baseball season as the calendar gets ready to turn to August and the dog days of the season. Even though you feel lik you have a pretty good grasp on most everyone on your team, there are some guys who are either going to going to soar or swoon in the next two months. We have a rough injury in Colorado, and a guy breaking out in San Diego. We have two pitchers and a hitter who have scorched it in the first half and I will tell you what to expect the rest of the way. There is that news and more in tonight's version of Rounding The Bases.
Another wet day in Major League Basebal, but for once we actually got through the day without a game spoiled by rain. It was an interesting day in fantasy baseball, as the Mets continue to fail to do what they have done in their history, a Reds slugger has a double, while an old MVP goes for three. A couple of Orioles hit the DL, and last year's batting champion leaves the game early. One of the finest middle infield prospects goes yard, while a Rangers' pitcher continues to look good. It is another successful day in Major League Baseball and one that you need to catch up on all of the news in Rounding The Bases.
Although his season has been littered with a few nagging injuries, Brad Lidge is definitely having a fairly solid season. He converted his 19th game of the year with just five blown and the rest of his numbers are a huge improvement from 2009. LIdge had an ERA over 7.00 last season, and while it still isn't great he has it down to 3.57 in 2010. His strikeouts are on a better rate and he isn't walking nearly as many batters. I am not saying that he will be an elite closer next year, but Lidge should be a little more trustworthy in 2011.