Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers – 7-26-15 – MLB
The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tiger will close out their weekend series on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. MLB fantasy draft managers can follow the results of their rosters on Sunday July 26th at 8PM Eastern Time over ESPN TV.
Boston had hit the All Star break with some momentum as the club was playing good baseball. Following the break has been a major disappointment as the club broke an eight game losing streak on Friday in their 2-1 home victory to Detroit to open up this three game series. The Red Sox opened up play following the All Star break on the road as the club lost all seven games at the LA Angels and Houston Astros as the team struggled for run production. In that 0-7 road trip the Red Sox scored a total of 13 runs. It doesn’t help that the Boston pitching staff is 28th and near the bottom of the league in Team ERA at 4.46 this season.
Detroit following their loss on Friday is 3-5 since the All Star break to fall to 47-49 and 10 ½ games back of the first place Kansas City Royals. The Tigers rank near the bottom of MLB in Team ERA (4.34) and WHIP (1.35). Detroit still hits the ball very well to the delight of Fantasy Baseball cash league managers. Detroit is 3rd in runs scored per game (4.52) and best in the majors in team batting average (.278). There is some talk that the Tigers may look to move one of their hitters for some front line pitching help.
Detroit Tigers 1B: Miguel Cabrera is still on the DL and has not played since July 3rd.
Detroit Tigers SS: Jose Iglesias is batting .323 with two homers and 19 RBIs. With a hit on Saturday he carries a six game hitting streak. Iglesias is batting .435 over his past seven days.
Detroit Tigers LF: Yoenis Cespedes is on a .214 hitting slump over his past seven days. His average has dipped to .287.
Detroit Tigers RF: JD Martinez is batting .316 for the month of July with seven homers and 14 RBIs. He has had back to back two hit games to move his average up to .287 season to date.
Detroit Tigers 2B: Ian Kinsler has been blistering hot. He is hitting .452 over the past seven days with two homers.
Detroit Tigers P: Shane Greene has had a poor year as the former Yankee product is 4-7 with an ERA of 6.52 and WHIP of 1.46. He gave up five earned runs on Tuesday to the Seattle Mariners working just 4 2/3rd innings.
Boston Red Sox SS: Xander Bogaerts leads the everyday players for Boston with a .310 batting average with three homers and 47 RBIs. He is hitting .387 for the month of July. In Game 1 of this series Bogaerts had a three hit game.
Boston Red Sox 2B: Brock Holt is hitting .280 with two homers and 23 RBIs. He had his four game hit streak snapped on Saturday. His strikeout numbers are extremely high.
Boston Red Sox LF: Hanley Ramirez leads the Red Sox with 19 homers on the year. His average is .265 with 46 RBIs. Ramirez is coming off a two hit game on Saturday to extend his hitting streak to five games.
Boston Red Sox CF: Mookie Betts has struggled through a 3 for 24 slump and his batting average has dropped to .264 on the year with 10 homers and 46 RBIs.
Boston Red Sox DH: David Ortiz leads the Red Sox with 47 RBIs and has added 17 homers on the year. He has not hit for average as the veteran is batting .235 on the season.
Boston Red Sox P: Eduardo Rodriguez is 5-3 on the year with an ERA of 4.64 and WHIP of 1.27. He looks to rebound after a bad outing on July 20th at the LA Angels as the 22 year old gave up seven earned runs in just 1 2/3rd innings in defeat.
MLB One Day Cash Fantasy League Picks
P: Eduardo Rodriguez (Red Sox)
SS: Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox)
2B: Ian Kinsler (Tigers)
LF: Hanley Ramirez (Red Sox)
RF: JD Martinez (Tigers)
DH: David Ortiz (Red Sox)