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Update on The Curse of PastaDivingJeter:
I just lost 343.5-342.5 and am now 2-6 despite having easily the most points. This is costing me money but I'm starting to find it hilarious! It also illustrates the importance of joining too many leagues! If this was my only league I'd be furious instead of bemused/annoyed.
LOL! 1-4 with the most points overall. That's my typical bad luck...
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Seattle Mariners outfielder Taylor Trammell hit his sixth home run of the year Wednesday. It was his only hit in the contest in three at-bats, and one of only four hits the Mariners recorded in the game. Trammell continues to struggle, with an .059/.059/.235 slash line in his last seven games, and just a .576 OPS for the season in 139 at-bats. He remains a high-ceiling option, but it doesn't seem like it's coming together this year. He shouldn't be on fantasy rosters.
New York Mets catcher Tomas Nido (wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday, with the move made retroactive to June 22, the team announced on Twitter. Nido exited Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader after being hit by a pitch, and early reports stated that he received a clean MRI on his wrist. It was believed that he would avoid a stint on the IL, but given the rash of recent injuries hitting the Mets, it seems they made the move to get a healthy bat on their bench. Nido is currently slashing .238/.297/.393 with three home runs, 12 runs scored and 11 RBI, and while he is out, Patrick Mazeika will be the primary backup to James McCann behind the plate.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Garrett Richards struggled once again Wednesday, failing to make it out of the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays. Richards allowed five runs, four of which were earned, on three hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings. He struck out none and allowed two home runs. Richards has not posted a quality start since June 1, and it seems the crackdown on sticky stuff is having an effect on Richards, who has been working with a new repertoire over the last two starts. With a 4.74 ERA and 1.67 WHIP, he can be dropped from fantasy rosters.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Justus Sheffield took his seventh loss of the year Wednesday, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings against the Colorado Rockies. He struck out five. The long ball was what did Sheffield in, as he gave up two home runs for the fourth consecutive start. It'll be difficult to be successful with so many hits leaving the yard. He now has a 5.69 ERA and 1.66 WHIP with 54 strikeouts in 68 innings. He shouldn't be on fantasy rosters.
Tampa Bay Rays catcher Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two RBI and a run scored in an 8-2 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday. It was Zunino's 15th homer of the year and his third over his last seven games, as he is now slashing .182/.240/.636 with seven RBI and three runs scored over that span. As has been the case all year long, Zunino is going to kill your team's average, but he'll provide some of the best power from a catcher. His optimal value will be in deeper mixed leagues and AL-only formats.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows went 2-for-3 with a home run, two walks, two RBI and a run scored in an 8-2 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday night. After his performance on Wednesday, Meadows is now slashing .231/.328/.489 with 16 home runs, 52 RBI and 44 runs scored over 70 games this season. He's been looking much better at the plate this year after a down season in 2020, and while the average is lower than managers would prefer, he's still a solid fantasy outfielder in any format.
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (head) exited Wednesday's game after he was hit on his catchers mask by a foul ball, according to Anne Rogers of MLB.com. Manager Mike Matheny said after the game that the injury was a "non-concussive event," but Perez reported having a headache after being hit hard on the chin of his face mask. He will be evaluated tomorrow, but the team exercised caution in removing him early. Managers should consider him day-to-day for now, but he will likely return to the lineup on Thursday or Friday.
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Thomas Eshelman did not fare well in Wednesday's 13-0 loss to the Astros. Eshelman pitched just four innings, allowing six runs on eight hits (including a two-run home run) and a walk with one strikeout. The 27-year-old has had a rough two starts with the O's, compiling a 7.27 ERA with two HR allowed through 8 2/3 IP. Like most O's pitchers, Eshelman offers little fantasy value at this time. His next start will be a rematch with the Astros on the road.
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (knee) will receive a scan of his knee on Thursday after injuring it in Wednesday night's game, according to Daniel Guerrero of MLB.com. Belt left the game in the eighth inning after he was injured while attempting to score on a two-out single. Managers should keep an eye out for further updates on Thursday, and consider him day-to-day for now.
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Tauchman made his one hit count in Wednesday's 9-3 extra-innings win over the Angels, hitting a three-run home run in the 13th inning. He also had five strikeouts, but all was forgiven when Tauchman broke the game open in the 13th inning by putting a ball into the right-center seats to give the Giants a 9-2 lead. The 30-year-old has struggled this season, slashing just .173/.279/.287 with four HR and 15 RBI. He offers little fantasy value at this time.
San Francisco Giants outfielder Steven Duggar played his part in Wednesday's 9-3 extra-innings win over the Angels. Duggar went 3-for-6 with two singles, a double, and three RBI. The 27-year-old has been heating up lately and is now slashing .325/.385/.577 with six home runs, 22 RBI, and five stolen bases on the season. Rostered in just 17 percent of leagues, Duggar is worth a look in deep roto leagues for his power and speed combo.
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez (chin) likely avoided a concussion when he was hit in the face mask by a foul ball against the New York Yankees Wednesday, June 23, according to manager Mike Matheny. Matheny said Perez's chin took the brunt of the foul ball.
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski went 1-for-7 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Wednesday's 9-3 extra-innings win over the Angels. Yaz clobbering a fifth-inning Shohei Ohtani offering over the right-field wall for his 10th HR of the season. The 30-year-old started the season off slowly but has started to find his power swing and is now slashing .233/.333/.490 with 27 RBI. Fantasy managers should remain patient with Yastrzemski, as his track record from the past few seasons indicates that he can be a highly-productive fantasy player.
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Kevin Gausman turned in another great start in Wednesday's 9-3 extra-innings win over the Angels. Gausman pitched 7 innings, allowing a single run on four hits (including a solo home run) and a walk with nine strikeouts. Unfortunately, his offense couldn't give him much run support while he was on the mound. The 30-year-old has been tremendous for the Giants this season, going 8-1 with a 1.49 ERA and a 10.43 K/9 rate. His next matchup will be a tough one at the Dodgers, but fantasy managers should have full confidence in Gausman at this point.
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette paced the offense on Wednesday by going 2-for-4 with a walk as his club defeated the Marlins 3-1. The 23-year-old filled up the stat sheet by scoring on a Teoscar Hernandez double in the first, singling home a run in the fifth, and then stealing his 12th bag of the year for good measure. The run he scored in the contest improved his major league-leading total to 61 to go with 14 HR, 48 RBI, and a .279 batting average through 72 games. Bichette is proving to be one of the top five-category players in the game, it's just a matter of how drool-worthy his year-end numbers will turn out.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Robbie Ray had another excellent outing versus the Marlins on Wednesday, limiting them to one run over six innings. One of the four hits he surrendered in the contest was a Starling Marte home run in the sixth as he walked one and struck out six in the 96-pitch outing. Ray moved to 5-3 on the season in the 3-1 win, lowering his ERA to 3.35 and his WHIP to 1.13 with 103 punchouts in 80 2/3 IP on the year. The southpaw has rebounded nicely after several underwhelming years in Arizona and should be a fantasy asset for managers the rest of the way. He'll look to improve upon his numbers again in next week's tilt against the Mariners at home in Buffalo.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer recorded an RBI groundout on Wednesday as his club went on to beat the Marlins 3-1. He would later walk and strikeout, finishing the day going 0-for-3 in his second game back from a quad strain. Springer has found himself batting fifth for the Jays since Marcus Semien has done a terrific job as the everyday leadoff man in his absence. With only six games under his belt in 2021, it's not really a surprise that the 31-year-old is hitting lower in the order since his bat will need to catch up to mid-season form. Springer should continue to see RBI opportunity in the middle of the order for Toronto, but we'd like to see him back at the top to give him more at-bats to boost his overall numbers.
Detroit Tigers infielder Niko Goodrum (finger) hasn't resumed baseball activities. Goodrum is currently on the 10-day injured list as he continues to try to work his way back from a sprained left index finger. While the 29-year-old hasn't done much in most areas, his 12 stolen bases throughout 59 games should keep him somewhat relevant on the fantasy front. Goodrum still has a way to go before returning to the field, and he should continue to be replaced in the lineup by Isaac Paredes and Harold Castro, although both men have little to offer struggling fantasy managers.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull (forearm) isn't expected to return until after the All-Star break. The veteran currently owns a 4-2 record and a 2.88 ERA throughout nine starts this season. He has been out of the lineup since the beginning of June due to a strained forearm and just recently began a throwing program at Low-A Lakeland, which is a step in the right direction for the 28-year-old. Turnbull is worth a spot on most fantasy rosters, but in the meantime, Matt Manning should continue to hold things down in his place, although he isn't a suitable replacement for those looking to fill a void.
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez (undisclosed) exited against the New York Yankees after getting hit in the mask on a pitch Wednesday, June 23.
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