Dodgers defeat the Giants to extend their NL West lead.
Fantasy Draft News 09/02/2015
It was marked as a pitching duel on Tuesday and it turned out that way as the LA Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 2-1 in a key game in the NL West division. Zach Greinke got the win with Madison Bumgarner taking the defeat. With the win LA takes a 5 ½ game lead over the Giants. San Francisco could only muster five hits against Greinke and went hitless against the LA bullpen. The Dodgers got a key home from centerfielder Joc Pederson who gave the Dodgers a key insurance run that made the difference in the game. LA went to the bullpen and Luis Avilian faced Brandon Belt and got a key double play ball to end the Giants rally in the 8th inning.
Zach Greinke: The LA right hander went 7 1/3rd innings and allowed just one earned run and five hits. His ERA lowered on the year to 1.59. Greinke has now allowed one earned run or fewer in two straight and four of his past five games.
Madison Bumgarner: The Giants starter pitched seven innings allowing just two earned runs in taking the loss. San Francisco was 5-0 in Bumgarner’s five starts before his outing against the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Adrian Gonzalez: The LA first basemen have been huge in this series. He has produced four RBIs in the first two games of this series and is 4 of 11 at the plate with two hits in each game.
Toronto rallies to keep the Yankees from gaining ground in the AL East race.
Toronto Blue Jays maintain their 1 ½ game lead over the Yankees as they defeat Cleveland in walk off fashion in the bottom of the 10th with a home run. This broke a six game win streak by Cleveland.
Ryan Goins: The Blue Jays second basement connected on the game winning home win for the win on Tuesday night. His finished with one hit in three at bats with two runs scored.
New York Yankees were able to keep pace with the Toronto Blue Jays with a 3-1 victory against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.
Michael Pineda: The New York right hander was dealing as he held the Red Sox to just one earned run and four hits over six innings. The Yankees bullpen pitched the remaining three innings and held Boston scoreless.
Stephen Drew: The .205 hitting Drew had a double that drove in two runs for the Yankees.
A lost opportunity for the Nationals.
The Washington Nationals blew a huge opportunity to gain ground on the New York Mets with an 8-5 defeat to the St Louis Cardinals. The Mets dropped a 14-8 home decision to the Phillies. The Nationals pitchers were unable to hold a 5-3 lead late by allowing five runs in the final two innings of the game. Washington is still 6 ½ games back of the Mets.
Bryce Harper: The Nationals MVP candidate had two hits and an RBI to move his average up to .333.
Anthony Rendon: The second basemen drove in two runs in defeat.
Joe Ross: The Nationals starter taxed the Nationals bullpen by having issues with his control. He threw just 2 2/3rd innings giving up three earned runs and six walks.
From the NFL Deflate Gate saga:
Tom Brady: Rumors were circulating that the Patriots quarterback was willing to take a one game suspension. The judge sitting in the case will come to a ruling on this matter by Friday.
The Jets suffer a season ending injury to their second year tight end.
Jace Amaro: The Jets pass catching tight end will need shoulder surgery and will be lost for the season. Amaro had two touchdown catches in his rookie campaign as he caught 38 passes for 345 yards. The Jets will be working the waiver wire for a tight end soon who can contribute in the passing game.