Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News September 10th 2015
Mets Complete Sweep of Nationals—Lead up to 7 Games in NL East
It was more late inning magic for the Mets as they scored four runs in the final two innings to post a 5-3 road win at the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. The Mets were down 2-1 entering the eighth inning and rallied for three runs in the eighth and a single run in the ninth inning as they scrap eight hits for five runs. Yoenis Cespedes continued his hot hitting for New York. Jacob deGrom pitched well and Jeurys Familia pitched a scoreless ninth for his 39th save.
The Nationals had seven hits in the loss and got a great night from their MVP candidate Bryce Harper. Stephen Strasberg pitched well but the Nationals bullpen allowed two runs in 1 2/3rd innings of work.
The Mets outfielder continues his hot hitting with two hits and two RBIs in the win on Wednesday. Cespedes had a home run in the victory and has multiple hits in six of his past eight games. He is batting .424 for the month of September.
d’Arnaud had two hits on Tuesday with a home run and RBI. The New York catcher has multiple hits in four of his past seven games. Travis d’Arnaud is batting .429 for the month of September with six RBIs.
The former Atlanta Brave contributed with a home run. He has hit two homers in the three game series. Johnson has been on fire for the month of September with a batting average of .429.
Some are referring to deGrom as the Mets ace. deGrom pitched a good seven innings on Wednesday as he gave up just two earned runs and five hits in a no decision. The Mets are 8-2 in his past ten starts.
The Washington Nationals right fielder had a nice night with three hits including two homers and two RBIs. He is hitting .391 for the month of September. On the year Harper is batting .336 with 36 homers and 85 RBIs.
Strasberg bounced back with an improved outing on Wednesday after a poor one August 30th at home to Miami. Against the Mets on Wednesday the Nationals right hander allowed three earned runs and five hits in seven innings as he received a no decision.
Cardinals Comeback Sends Cubs 7 ½ Back of NL Central Lead
The St Louis Cardinals avoided the sweep as they retain their 4 ½ game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL Central division with the 4-3 home victory against the Cubs on Wednesday night. St Louis entered the bottom of the eighth inning down 3-1 and rallied for three runs off the Cubs bullpen to earn the win. It blew a great performance by Jon Lester who was lifted for a pinch hitter in the seventh in a move that proved costly.
It was a nice night for Carpenter as he had two hits with a triple and RBI in victory. On the year Carpenter is batting .260 with 21 homers and 72 RBIs.
The Cardinals left fielder had a double and two RBIs. He has multiple hits in four of his past eight games and has moved his average up to .329 with four homers and 30 RBIs.
Heyward had a hit and RBI and drew a walk in the game. He entered the game on a 4 for 24 hitting slump for the month of September.
Martinez a 23 year old is 13-7 with an ERA of 3.12 and WHIP of 1.32. He worked just five innings on Wednesday and allowed three earned runs and a high ten hits. He has had difficulty in recent games going past five innings. He has already logged in 164 2/3rd innings on the season.