2015 Major League Baseball Fantasy News September 16th 2015 – Recap
Walk Off Sacrifice Fly Moves Rangers into First Place in AL West
The Texas Rangers has a ½ game lead on the Houston Astros following a 6-5 home victory on Tuesday. Texas has won the first two games of this series as they belted 14 hits in the win in Game 2. The Rangers stormed out to the 4-0 lead after one inning but then allowed five runs in the next three innings to Houston until the Rangers tied it at 5-5 after four innings. The teams went scoreless into the bottom of the ninth when Mitch Moreland’s sac fly brought home the game winner. With the loss the Astros now holds the final wildcard spot in the AL by 1 ½ games over the Minnesota Twins by the 3 ½ games over the LA Angels.
The Astros catcher had a two hit game on Tuesday with a double, run scored and RBI. It has been a disappointing year at the plate for Conger with a batting average of .211 with 11 homers and 33 RBIs.
The power hitting DH for the Astros had a hit and two RBIs in the defeat. He has struggled at the plate for the month of September with a .196 batting average. It has driven his season numbers down to .236 with 23 homers and 77 RBIs. The 23 home runs lead the Astros.
Rasmus had a hit, two walks and a run scored in Game 2 of this series. The left fielder is having a good month of September with a .314 batting average with two homers and four RBIs. He has multiple hits in two of his past three games.
The Houston centerfielder contributed on Tuesday with a hit, run scored and RBI. The second year Major Leaguer has produced for the month of September with a .368 hitting average with three homers and 8 RBIs.
The 29th start for Collin McHugh was not a good one as the 28 year old lasted 3 2/3rd innings and allowed five earned runs and eight hits. The right hander has allowed ten earned runs over his past two starts working a total of nine innings. In that span he has allowed 19 baserunners for a WHIP over 2.
Delino DeShields Jr.:
The Rangers centerfielder contributed with two hits on Tuesday. He has hit the ball very well in his home ballpark with a batting average of .293.
The Rangers DH leads the club with a .312 hitting average with 19 homers and 78 RBIs. He had a three hit game on Tuesday with an RBI. Fielder has multiple hits now in three straight games.
It was a monster game for Adrian Beltre at the plate with four hits and two RBIs. Beltre has multiple hits in three of his past four games.
Holland has started seven games for the Rangers and is 3-2 with an ERA of 3.77 and WHIP of 1.14. He struggled with a no decision on Tuesday by allowing five earned runs and ten hits in 5 2/3rd innings. Holland has served up ten earned runs, 19 hits and four walks over his past two starts logging 12 2/3rd innings of work.
Strasberg & Harper Lead Nationals Over Marlins—Gain Game on First Place Mets
The Washington Nationals moved within 8 ½ games of the New York Mets in the NL East race with a 4-0 win against the Philadelphia Phillies. There are only 18 games remaining and the Mets magic number remains at 10. Washington is 9 games back of the Cubs in the wildcard race.
The MVP candidate contributed with a three hit night with two homers in the game. He has moved his average up to .338 with 39 homers and 90 RBIs.
The Nationals starter shut out the Philadelphia Phillies on one hit over eight innings in the victory.