Fanpicks Top Performer 7-30-15
Fanpicks Top Performer 7-30-15
From afternoon to night games, it was another busy day in Fantasy Baseball, as all 30 team were in action for some Cash Draft competition. We are taking a look at the best Fantasy Picks of the day. This is your Daily Fantasy Sports top performer roundup :
It was an all out pitching war between P Justin Verlander (1-3) and P Chris Archer (9-8). They have thrown a total of 21 strikeouts together (Archer : 11, Verlander : 10), but it was Verlander who came out on top. Detroit’s ace gets his first win in 8 starts since returning from the DL. Archer was riding a perfect game until SS Jose Iglesias took it away, with an infield single in the 7th. He is now 0-4 in his last 6 games. The Tigers won 2-1 to avoid the series sweep.
Cleveland’s (46-54) bats did the job against the A.L. Central leading Royals (61-39). Indians SS Francisco Lindor collected a career-high of 4 RBI’s, while C Yan Gomes had the 2nd best total with 3. P Corey Kluber (6-11) didn’t need all that run support, as he allowed 5 hits and 1 ER in a complete game victory. Cleveland takes it 12-1 over Kansas City.
Pittsburgh (59-41) made a push reach the Cards for the divison lead, after winning their 3rd in a row. After a HR in the 5th, OF Andrew McCutchen singled to right field with 2 runners on base but ended up running all 4-bases after back-to-back fielding errors. He gets only 2 RBI’s on the play, since his run was scored an automatic home plate pass due to Twins 3B Eduardo Nunez’s base-running interference. He finished the game with 3 RBI’s and 2 runs. 3B Jung Ho Kang smacked one out of the park for a 2nd straght game. The Pirates won 10-4.
Chicago’s P Jon Lester (6-8) had a stellar performance against Colorado. He pitched 8 innings with an outstanding 14 K’s. 9 of those came from the first 14 batter’s he faced. He came up short of his career-high 15 from last year. Lester received the victory, as the Cubs won 3-2.
The D-Backs (49-51) swept the 3 game series against the Mariners (46-56). Arizona’s C Welligton Castillo got underP Félix Hernandez (12-6) skin twice, blasting 2 out of the park against the ace. He becamed the 6th player to have hit 2 HR off King Félix in the same game. Hernandez’s counterpart, P Patrick Corbin (2-3) went 6 innings allowing 1 ER, 3 hits while striking 6 out for the 8-2 win.
Sensational start for newly acquired Blue Jays SS Troy Tulowitzki, as he got 1 HR and 2 doubles in his debut against the Phillies. He ended the night with 3 RBI’s an 3 runs. P R.A. Dickey (5-10) had a strong outing giving up 7 hits with no ER in 8 innings. Toronto won the game 8-2.
Washington (53-46) were standing atop the N.L. East on Wednesday. They looked to extend that division lead against the Marlins (42-59). Nats OF Bryce Harper took charge of it with 2 long balls and 4 RBI’s, winning the game 7-2. OF Ichiro Suzuki reached 2 900 career hits, the countdown is now on for the prestigious 3 000 club.
3 HR by 1B Lucas Duda wasn’t enough for the Mets (52-49), as they lost 7-3 against the Padres (48-53). Duda scored the 3 points for New York with his 3 solo shot. OF Justin Upton hit his 17th homer of the season and posted 3 RBI’s while 3B Yangervis Solarte went 5-for-4 with 2 runs scored.
Cards P John Lackey (9-6) holds a 1.67 ERA in his last game. Despite that, his teamates gave him no run support against the Reds (45-54). He allowed 2 hits and 1 ER in 8 inning of work. His only flaw came in the 2nd, when OF Jay Bruce slugged one beyond the wall. That’s all Cincinnati needed to win 1-0.
In a pivotal matchup between division rivals, the Astros (57-45) took it 6-3 over the Angels (55-45). Houston takes back the lead in the A.L. West for the first time since July 12th. P Lance McCuller threw 7 innings giving up 5 hits and 1 ER for the win. 1B Jon Singleton provided some offense with his 1st HR of the season.
The Dodgers (57-45) played against the Athletics (45-57). A’s 3B Brett Lawrie’s performance was outshined by Dodgers OF Yasel Puig. Lawrie collected a total of 4 RBI’s, 3 Runs, 1 HR and 1 SB and was responsible for most of Oakland offense in the 4 run top of 7th inning. Los Angeles came back with 5 runs of their own, capped by Puig himself with a RBI single. He finished the night with 3 RBI’s, 1 HR and 1 run.