Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News September 29th 2015
Angels Walk Off Increase Win Streak to 6 Games and Gains Game on Rangers
The LA Angels are a hot team right now as they posted their sixth win in a row with the 5-4 home victory on Monday to the Oakland Athletics. The win moved the Angels to just two games back of the AL West leading Texas Rangers with only six games remaining. LA has a four game series to close the season at Texas over the weekend so the team fully controls their playoff destiny. They also keep pace with the Houston Astros for the final AL Wildcard playoff spot. They sit tied in the loss column with Houston.
The LA Angels DH had a big game on Monday with three hits and a run scored in the series opener. Cron is hot, hitting .364 over his past seven days. He has hit 16 homers and driven in 49 RBIs on the year.
Aybar had a hit on Monday to extend his hit streak to four games. He had a good month of August but cooled off in September with a .224 batting average.
Albert had a big home run on Monday to tie the game at 4-4 as the Angels were coming from behind in their win. Pujols has 38 homers and 90 RBIs on the year but the batting average is a mere .237.
The Angels second baseman sparkled with the glove on Monday. He contributed at the plate with hit, run scored and RBI double in the victory. He is batting .455 the past seven days.
The LA left hander was hot to start the season. He had a no decision against the Athletics by allowing three earned runs and three hits in 5 2/3rd innings. He has just two wins over his past ten starts. On the season Santiago is 9-9 with an ERA of 3.52 and WHIP of 1.25.
Astros Gain on the Rangers and Keep Pace with Angels with Win against Mariners
The Houston Astros has struggled on the road this year. Entering play at Seattle on Monday the team was just 29-46 on the highway. Their win streak reached three games with a 3-2 road win at Seattle on Monday night. The Astros bullpen was huge in the win as the unit contributed with three innings of scoreless and hitless baseball as they nursed a one run lead late in a pressure situation on the road. With the win the Astros maintain their half-game lead over the Angels for the last AL Wildcard spot and they moved 1 ½ games back of the Texas Rangers for the lead in the AL West. The Astros get a break down the stretch as the Rangers and Angels will meet for a four game series to end the season. The Astros are a power hitting team who hits for a poor average. They have 220 homers on the year ranking second best but their team batting average of .247 ranks 27th and fourth worst in baseball.
The Astros right fielder had two hits with a double, homer and RBI on Monday. He has hit Mariner pitching very well on the year at a .327 batting average with four homers.
The Astros DH with a hit extended his hitting streak to four games. Gattis is batting .304 over his past seven days.
Carter had the game winning home run against the Mariners on Monday. He has 23 homers and 59 RBIs on the year but a poor batting average of .196.
The Astros right hander in 21 starts is 6-7 with an ERA of 3.21 and WHIP of 1.17. He held the Mariners to two earned runs and four hits in six innings of work in a 3-2 home win to Seattle on Monday.