Major League Baseball Fantasy News September 11th 2015
No Letdown for New York Mets—Lead up to 7 ½ in NL East after Win on Thursday
The New York Mets just came off a three game series sweep of the Washington Nationals. The Nationals were off on Thursday while the Mets where traveling to Atlanta to open a four game series. The New York Mets had ten hits and got a very good starting pitching performance in their 7-2 road victory in Game 1 of this series against the Braves. It was a good sign for the Mets because there could have been an emotional letdown against a bottom feeder after coming up huge by extending their NL East lead three games in the standings in three days to Washington.
The former LA Dodger and Atlanta Braves this season is playing for his third team in 2015. He is coming off a three hit night with three RBIs and a double in the victory. Uribe has moved his averaged up to .255 with 13 homers and 41 RBIs. He has hit well on the road this year with a .284 batting average with eight homers.
The Mets catcher had a double with three RBIs in his three at bats on Monday in victory. Plawecki has hit Braves pitching well this year with a batting average of .375 to date.
The former Atlanta Brave has produced well for his traded team the New York Mets. He had two hits with a double on Thursday to move his September average to .450. Johnson has moved his season numbers to .270 with 14 homers and 46 RBIs.
The first baseman was busy along the base paths on Thursday with a hit, a run scored and two walks in the Thursday win. Duda is another Met who crushed Braves pitching this year as he is hitting .350 in his 40 at bats against Atlanta.
Granderson was hitless in three at bats on Thursday but he contributed by drawing two walks and scoring two runs. He is batting .278 over his past seven days.
The veteran right hander came through with a solid performance on Thursday night. He shut down the Braves hitters by allowing just two earned runs in 6 2/3rd innings of work. He leads the Mets staff in wins (14) and in innings pitched (176 2/3rd).
Pirates Blow Big Opportunity—Still 4 ½ Back of Cardinals in Extra Innings Loss to Milwaukee
As the Reds had built a 6-0 lead after five innings against the Cardinals the Pittsburgh Pirates had an opportunity to get within 3 ½ games in the standings against the St Louis atop the NL Central. The Pirates overcame a 3-0 first inning deficit to make it a 3-3 tie after eight innings. By that time the Cardinals were down 11-0 and hopelessly out of the game. But the Pirates went into extra innings and surrendered a 3 run thirteenth inning and responded with just one run in the bottom half of the inning in a 6-4 loss. Worse yet the Pirates holds just a 2 game lead in the loss column over the Chicago Cubs for home field advantage in the NL Wildcard game.
The Pirates third baseman is coming off a two hit game on Thursday night. He is batting .294 at home this year. Harrison for the season is batting .269 with four homers and 24 RBIs.
Jung ho Kang:
Kang had his second multiple hit game in three games as he produced two hits on Thursday. Kang has his average up to .288 with 15 homers and 45 RBIs.
The Pirates catcher now leads the team in batting which may be a surprise to fantasy baseball draft managers. With his three hit game on Thursday he is batting .303 with six homers and 38 RBIs.
The Pirates veteran pitcher has had issues going deep into games. He worked just five innings in the Thursday loss and gave up three earned runs and only three hits. He has not pitched greater than 6 1/3rd innings in his past five starts.