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So here we were today with the fourth installment of Opening Day and while there was plenty of action to talk about with the afternoon games, the primary focus remained on Albert Pujols and his debut with the Angels. Thousands of flickering lights illuminated the stands at Angel Stadium on Friday night as everyone maneuvered in the stands to catch a shot of Prince Albert digging in for his first official American League at-bat. Unfortunately for those expecting a powerhouse debut, Pujols finished the night 0-for-3 with a walk and had a very unassuming evening. Angels fans will just have to wait another night for their 240 million dollar man to shine.
Today marks exactly two weeks left in the regular season as teams, both fantasy and reality, need to make that last second push. So, an injury in St. Louis comes at the worst possible time, a player in Florida seems to be in his last few days with the team, but he isn't letting get him down, and a promising shortstop let me down in the nation's capital. We also have talk of a few middle of the road pitchers and what I expect from them next season, and one of my favorite third basemen and how he let me down this season. The sands of the hourglass have almost run out, but that doesn't mean that you can afford to miss the baseball roundup you know as Rounding The Bases.
I hope the weather is as good where you are as it is here in Upstate New York here on Memorial Day Weekend. as it is a beautiful night for fantasy baseball! There was a shift in the batting order in Tampa Bay, and their 2011 ace took one on the chin. The leader of the Pirates continues to make some fantasy noise, and speaking of noise did you see the catcher in Colorado? Below you will also find some news on a few of tonight's starting pitchers, some very good, some average, and some very bad. Take this extra time you have off of work to evaluate your team and then come back to Fantasy Alarm to sign up for our service so you always know when your players are in and out of the lineup for their teams.
Welcome to the start of Week 5 of the fantasy baseball season, and I can't believe we are this deep into the season already. We have the news on two returns from injury of some of the games best young players, one hitter and one pitcher. One will be right away, while the other will be in time for the weekend. Other than that we have news of a young slugger starting to go on a tear, a young catcher giving us a daily double, and a young pitcher who is starting to turn the corner. I tell you which two old Yankees are bound to fall apart, and which player with diarrhea ruined his fantasy owners weekends. If that isn't enough for you, I don't know what is so enjoy today's version of Rounding The Bases.
I hate to kick a guy while he is down, but is it all over for Francisco Liriano? He came into the year with great expectations and he has done nothing but flop on his face and he did so in monumental fashion on Wednesday. Liriano threw 83 pitches in just three innings on his way to giving up seven runs. He did strike out four, but he also walked four in what could only be described as a disaster. I actually had picked up Liriano in a league over the weekend, and I am not ready to jettison him back to free agency just yet, but two or three more starts like this and I will be forced to throw in the towel on him. Try to remain patient, but I can't blame you right now if you can't be.
Baseball season is back in full swing, and unfortunately the injury bug continues to bite some of the games best young players. There is word of a lasting injury in Tampa Bay, while the one in Pittsburgh appears to be no big deal. Miguel Cabrera was seeing double at Yankee Stadium, and I don't mean he was at Foley's, and one of the game's best closers was back on the mound. There's more news around the Majors as well as we roll into the first full week of the season. Most importantly, don't forget to sign up for the Fantasy Alarm service to have these updates sent directly to your inbox or cell phone so you know that guys on your team are in or out of the lineup every day.