Major League Baseball Fantasy News September 14th 2015 – Recap
Prince Fielder’s Blast Pulls Rangers Within a ½ Game of Astros in AL West Race
The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros began their critical three games series on Monday. Houston held a 1 ½ game lead over the Rangers in the AL West division. The Rangers with two runs in the eighth inning were able to defeat the Houston Astros 5-3 and are just a ½ game back of Houston in the AL West race with just 19 games remaining to be played.
The Astros second baseman had two hits with a home run on Monday night. He has multiple hits in three straight games. Altuve has moved his batting average up to .314 with 12 homers and 59 RBIs.
Correa had two hits and a run scored in the opener of this series. He had been battling a 4 for 23 batting slump that dropped his average to .276 with 18 homers and 52 RBIs.
Rasmus had two hits with an RBI on Monday. The Astros left fielder has multi hits in two straight and four of his past seven games. He is red hot for the month of September with a batting average of .364 over his past seven days.
The Houston centerfielder had a double with a run scored on Monday. He has hit well in September with a batting average of .357 with three homers. Marisnick has moved his average up to .236 with nine homers and 32 RBIs.
The Astros starter threw seven innings on Monday night and allowed two earned runs and five hits in seven innings and had a no decision. Houston is 1-7 in Scott Kazmir’s past eight starts. On the year Kazmir is 7-10 with an ERA of 2.63 and WHIP of 1.13.
The Rangers DH has the game winning homer on Monday. He had two hits, three runs scored with a homer and two RBIs in the opening game of the series. He has multiple hits in two straight games. On the year Fielder is batting .309 with 19 homers and 77 RBIs.
Moreland had two hits with a homer and double in the victory. The Rangers first baseman had two RBIs. He is batting .289 for the season with 20 homers and 73 RBIs.
The veteran third baseman had a hit on Monday with a run scored. He has hits in four straight with two multi-hit games in that span.
The former Boston Red Sox had a hit on Monday. He is having a poor 2015 campaign with a batting average of .215 with 16 homers and 44 RBIs.
The Rangers second baseman had a hit with a double and RBI in the victory. Odor has his average up to .270 with 13 homers and 52 RBIs.
Hamels worked seven innings on Monday and allowed three earned runs and seven hits over seven innings of work. The Rangers are 6-0 in Hamels past six starts. Overall Hamels is 9-8 with an ERA of 3.76 and WHIP of 1.22.
Kershaw Shuts Down Rockies. Dodgers Lead Giants by 7 ½ games
The LA Dodgers held onto their 7 ½ game lead in the NL West with a 4-1 home victory to the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. LA was led by another good outing by starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw.
The LA left hander threw seven innings and allowed just one run and three hits. He has held nine of his past ten opponents to one run or fewer.