Here are last night’s top fantasy baseball player performances.
TOP STORY: Hyun-Jin, Hyun-Jin number 99
When Clayton Kershaw went down with a back injury on July 23rd, the Los Angeles Dodgers would lose (arguably) the best pitcher in all of baseball for the next four to six weeks. The Dodgers, which currently holds the best record in the majors, needed someone in the rotation to step up.
Cue Hyun-Jin Ryo.
In his last two starts, including Sunday’s shutout win over the Mets, Ryo has now pitched at least 7 innings in each contest while giving up a combined total of 6 hits, 0 runs, and 1 walk while striking out 15 batters. His season ERA has dropped over six-tenths of a points since July 24th.
Other Fantasy Baseball notable performers…
- Chris Young, OF, Red Sox = 3-4 with 2 HRs, double and 5 RBIs
- Nelson Cruz, DH, Mariners = 3-5 with 2 HRs, 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored
- Manny Machado, 3B, Orioles = 4-5 with a HR, double, 5 RBIs and 2 runs scored
- Chad Pinder, 2B, Athletics = 4-5 with a HR, double, 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored
- Willson Contreras, C, Cubs = 2-4 with 2 HRs
- Matt Wieters, C, Nationals = 1-3 with a HR and 5 RBIs (grand salami)
- Jose Martinez, 1B, Cardinals = 2-4 with a HR, double, 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored
- Melky Cabrera, OF, Royals = 3-4 with a HR, double and 4 RBIs
- Whit Merrifield, 2B, Royals = 2-5 with a HR, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored
- Maikel Franco, 3B, Phillies = 2-4 with a HR and 2 runs scored
Pitchers of Fantasy Baseball
- Jose Urena, Marlins = 1 run on 3 hits with 3 K’s for his 10th win of the year.
- Luis Severino, Yankees = 1 run on 2 hits with 9 K’s in the victory.
- Ubaldo Jimenez, Orioles = 1 run on 9 hits with 6 K’s in the win.
- Jake Junis, Royals = 1 run on 4 hits with 7 K’s in the victory.
- Chris Archer, Rays = 1 run on 3 hits with 7 K’s in the no decision.
- Jimmy Nelson, Brewers = 1 run on 6 hits with 9 K’s in the no decision.
- Doug Fister, Red Sox = 3 runs on 8 hits with 7 K’s for the win.
- Clayton Richard, Padres = 0 earned runs on 5 hits with 5 K’s in the no decision.
- Jeff Hoffman, Rockies = 1 run on 4 hits with 8 K’s in the no decision.
- Jeff Samardzija, Giants = 3 runs on 5 hits with 3 K’s in the victory.
- Ian Krol, Braves: 10-day DL with strained oblique.
- Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox: Out of the lineup two straight games with oblique injury. He’s day-to-day.
- Robert Stephenson, Reds: 10-day DL with bruised right shoulder.
- DJ LeMahieu, Rockies: Out of lineup Sunday with bruised triceps.
- Jose Iglesias, Tigers: On family bereavement leave. He’s day-to-day.
- Evan Gattis, Astros: On 7-day DL with concussion.
- Salvador Perez, Royals: Placed on 10-day DL with right intercostal (ribs) strain.
- Austin Barnes, Dodgers: Plans to undergo x-ray on hand. He is day-to-day.
- Yunel Escobar, Angels: Exited Sunday’s game with rib injury.
- Brian Dozier, Twins: Left Sunday’s game due to illness. He is day-to-day.
- Domingo Santana, Brewers: X-ray on hand is negative. He is day-to-day.
- Matt Holliday, Yankees: Placed on 10-day DL with back strain.
- David Phelps, Mariners: Left Sunday’s game with elbow injury. He’s day-to-day.
- Brandon Belt, Giants: On 7-day DL with concussion.
- Kevin Siegrist, Cardinals: Put on 10-day DL with forearm tendinitis.