MLB Fantasy Baseball Top 18 (Evening Games)

May 19th 2016

FanPicks has all 9 Thursday MLB fantasy baseball evening contest for you. It all start at 7:05PM ET with the Atlanta Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates. It will go down in California, as the Giants looks to sweep series and win their 8th straight game tonight in San Diego. Jeff Samardzija (5-2, 2.88 ERA) will take the mound for San Francisco and will attempt to follow-up on Johnny Cueto’s solid performance the day before. Another series coming to close tonight is the Freeway Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels. The halo’s have taken two out of the three games (one away and one at home). The finale pits Ross Stripling (1-2, 4.26 ERA) and Jhoulys Chacin (1-2 4.81) against eachother. Dodgers Stripling earn his first victory of the season in his last outing against the Cardinals, while the Angels Chacin will make his second start with the team since being acquired in a trade from the Braves a week ago. Find out who’s are today’s top Major League Baseball fantasy picks at FanPicks (click to join).

Player Pos Team Opp Last Game FP Two Games FP Avg Four Game FP Avg Ten Game FP Avg
Rajai Davis OF CLE @CIN 57 38.8 23.2 12
Chris Sale P CWS HOU 52.5 47.5 49.6 33.8
James Shields P SD SF 51.5 36.2 29.8 24.1
Jay Bruce OF CIN CLE 51 23 20.9 15.4
Tyler White 1B HOU @CWS 47.5 21.5 12.7 8.6
Mallex Smith OF ATL @PIT 47.5 17.5 14.6 9.7
Jonathan Gray P COL @STL 43 40 27.9 15.3
Michael Foltynewicz P ATL @PIT 40 27.5 19.9 12.8
Mike Trout OF LAA LAD 36 18.7 18.3 13.2
Ervin Santana P MIN TOR 34.5 17.8 21.7 20.6
Jayson Werth OF WAS @NYM 34.5 15.2 9.6 9.4
Jeff Samardzija P SF @SD 33.5 42 38.5 27.9
Khris Davis OF OAK NYY 33 35.7 21.2 17
Stephen Strasburg P WAS @NYM 33 36 37.9 36.3
Jason Castro C HOU @CWS 33 14.5 14.5 12.8
Tyler Flowers C ATL @PIT 30 12.3 8.5 5
Francisco Lindor SS CLE @CIN 30 22.7 15.8 11.7

MLB Fantasy Baseball Notables

  • Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Sterling Marte is set to return to the lineup Thursday against the Braves. Prospect Alex Hanson will return to the minors to make room.
  • New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes clubbed his 13th homer during Wednesday’s game and now has 11 home runs and 29 RBIs in his last 28 games.
  • Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki enters the game with 999 career hits. He is 3-for-7 lifetime against Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez could be available this Thursday. He suffered a back injury on Monday and hasn’t played since. Manager Dave Roberts said that Gonzalez could play designated hitter. At the very least, the first baseman will be available for pinch-hit duties.
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Fantasy Baseball Money Picks Miami Marlins vs New York Mets

Dominate your competition with our Fantasy Baseball Money Picks, create the winning lineup at Fanpicks.com. After playing the waiting game since Opening Day 2016, Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart and Mets lefty Steven Matz are finally ready to take the mound. Both will make their season debuts  at 7:10 p.m. ET at Citi Field.Fantasy Baseball

Until now, the two starters had to display patience, because they could have been used in a variety of roles. Cosart, for instance, was scheduled to pitch on Sunday versus the Nationals. But because of Saturday’s game being pushed back due to bad weather, the Marlins decided to pencil the right-hander in the following day. So instead of closing out one road series, Cosart gets the ball in the series opener in the Big Apple, replacing Wei-Yin Chen, who is now slated to start Wednesday. Two-time All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon, who’s also the defending NL batting champion, enjoyed tremendous success when opposed to the Mets in 2015. In 19 games facing the 2015 NL champs, Gordon batted for .427 (35-for-82), his highest hitting average vs. any opponent.

During the Mets’ opening series, Matz was made available out of the bullpen during last Tuesday’s game in Kansas City. But ultimately, his services were not required on that day. The lefty, who was 4-0 with a 2.27 ERA last season, is one of the promising rookies in the National League. Matz has retained his rookie eligibility after throwing just 35 2/3 regular-season innings last year, putting him alongside the Dodgers’ Corey Seager as a early favorite for the National League award. Yoenis Cespedes did his share of damage when challenging the Marlins last year, belting three home runs while driving in nine runs in nine meetings.

Top Fantasy Picks

OF Christian Yelich (MIA)

OF Yoenis Cespedes (NYM)

OF Michael Conforto (NYM)

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New York Mets vs Kansas City Royals

It’s that time of the year where the highly anticipated MLB season will freshly begin. The New York Mets will be travelling to Kauffman Stadium where they will face the defending MLB Champions, Kansas City Royals. FanPicks is proud to bring you this MLB Baseball Fantasy preview. Come play in our MLB Grand Slam Contest where you can win up to a $1 million this week at FanPicks.

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Edinson Volquez will be the starter for the Royals as they defend World Series championship at the expense of the same New York Mets.

He had a 13-9 record with a 3.55 ERA the past campaign. During the World Series, he actually started the first game and in Game 5 against the Mets. He didn’t earn the wins as the bullpen of the Royals really helped. He was 8-4 on home starts with a .348 ERA.

Greg Holland’s loss as a reliever to the Royals will be compensated by the addition of Joakim Soria. Soria had 24 saves with a 2.53 ERA for the Pirates last year.

Speaking of the Royals’ relievers, the unit is minus Greg Holland, who is now a free agent. That said, the addition of Joakim Soria should soften the blow of Holland’s loss. Soria had 24 saves and a 2.53 ERA for Pittsburgh last season.

Kansas City will be hoping that their offense remains productive on offense. They may lack in power but for some reason, they’ve been mastering in putting the balls in play. They showed it especially against the Mets during the World Series. They were 2nd last in The AL with only 139 runs but 2nd in the major for batting average with runners in scoring position explaining their success.

 

Matt Harvey will be the starter for the New York Mets this Opening Day.

The Mets have questionably the best rotation in the MLB. Harvey was 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA last season. He made 4 playoffs appearance last year and went 2-0 with a 3.04 ERA. Harvey has a 5-5 record on 12 road starts last year with a 3.42 ERA.

For their offensive weapons, the Mets can count on the bats of Yoenis Cespedes, David Wright and Curtis Granderson. Cespedes arrived during the middle of the season in New York after a trade and literally transformed the Mets’ offense into a feared one. His 17 home runs in 57 games were quite impressive. He was very calm in the World Series going 3 for 17 only.

 

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Kansas City Royals versus New York Mets MLB World Series Game 3 Fantasy League Picks 10-30-2015

The New York Mets will now be at home for Game 3 of the World Series as they meet the Kansas City Royals. MLB draft GM’s can tune to FOX TV on Friday October 30th at 8PM Eastern Time to track the results of their roster picks.

 

Mets/Royals Game 2 Recap:

The Kansas City Royals took a 2-0 series lead in the best of seven World Series after their 7-1 home victory to the New York Mets. It was all about the big inning for the Royals as they pushed across four runs in the fifth and three runs in the eighth inning in their victory. KC had a great outing by right hander Johnny Cueto has he pitched a complete game nine innings as he allowed just one earned run and two hits. Kansas City had base runners on all night as they left runs on the table with 18 runners left on base.

 

New York was hoping for a better outing from Jacob DeGrom but the right hander was lit up for four earned runs, six hits with three walks over five innings of work. Left hander Jon Niese in relief gave up for three earned runs which allowed the Royals to get some margin on the Mets in the late innings. With Game 3 of the World Series in a National League park there will be no DH in this game.

 

Kansas City Royals SS:

 

Alcides Escobar

 

The Royals shortstop is batting .364 in the playoffs with a homer and eight RBIs. He is hitting over .100 points higher than he did in the regular season. He has hits in ten straight games.

 

Kansas City Royals 1B:

 

Eric Hosmer

 

The first baseman had the game winning RBI in Game 1. He returned with another two RBI performance in Game 2 as he had a two hit night. Hosmer is batting .231 in the playoffs but has been productive with his 12 hits in the postseason with 15 RBIs.

 

Kansas City Royals LF:

 

Alex Gordon

 

Gordon had a hit with an RBI with two walks in Game 2. He also scored two runs in the win. The KC outfielder is batting .256 in the playoffs with two homers and five RBIs. Alex Gordon has hits in eight of his past nine playoff games.

 

Kansas City Royals P:

 

Yordano Ventura

 

The Royals right hander is 0-1 in his four playoff starts with an ERA of 5.09 and WHIP of 1.58. Opponents are batting .278 against Ventura in the postseason. He last worked on October 23rd and allowed one earned run and four hits over 5 1/3rd innings of work as he received a no decision in a 4-3 home victory to Toronto.

 

New York Mets 1B:

 

Lucas Duda

 

The Mets first baseman has moved his batting average up to .270 in the playoffs with a homer and seven RBIs. He has had two hits in each of the first two World Series games and has multiple hits in three straight post season games.

 

New York Mets 2B:

 

Daniel Murphy

 

Murphy leads the Mets in the playoffs with a batting average of .383 with seven homers and 11 RBIs. He finally had a hitless game in the postseason as he goes 0 for 2 in Game 2 with two walks and a run scored.

 

New York Mets 3B:

 

David Wright

 

The veteran third baseman drew a 0 for 4 in Game 2. He had the game losing error in the opener. He brings a .171 playoff batting average entering Friday night.

 

New York Mets LF:

 

Yoenis Cespedes

 

Cespedes has had some glove issues in the World Series on defense. His average is .227 in the playoffs with two homers and seven RBIs. He is 1 for 10 in the playoffs.

 

New York Mets P:

 

Noah Syndergaard

 

The Mets right hander has appeared in three playoff games and is 1-1 with an ERA of 2.77 and WHIP of 1.08. He worked in the NLCS on October 18th and allowed one earned run and three hits over 5 2/3rd innings in a 4-1 home victory.

 

MLB World Series Game 3 Fantasy Picks

 

P: Noah Syndergaard (Mets)

2B: Daniel Murphy (Mets)

RF: Curtis Granderson (Mets)

1B: Eric Hosmer (Royals)

LF: Alex Gordon (Royals)

SS: Alcides Escobar (Royals)

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New York Mets versus Kansas City Royals MLB World Series Game 1 Fantasy League Picks 10-27-2015

The World Series is set to begin as the Kansas City Royals will host the New York Mets in Game 1 of a best of seven. Fantasy baseball draft GM’s can tune to FOX TV on Tuesday October 27th to track the results of their one day rosters.

 

The New York Mets have not just made it to the World Series on their fine pitching staff alone. The team has gotten some good contributions at the plate as well. Second baseman Daniel Murphy has been tearing the cover off the baseball with clutch hits in huge situations. New York was able to knock off the LA Dodgers in 5 games to open the playoffs as they withstood the difficult task of facing Clayton Kershaw and Zach Greinke a combination of four times in the five games. Then the team faced the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS and made quick work of sweeping a four game series. New York allowed a total of eight runs total over the four games they played against Chicago. The offense also provided cushion as the game was decided by two games or greater.

 

The Kansas City Royals enter the World Series in back to back seasons. Last year they were beaten by the San Francisco Giants. Kansas City had a difficult road in the post season as they were able to withstand two elimination games against the Houston Astros in the opening round to advance 3-2 in the best of five ALDS. The offense came to life in Game 4 and 5 as the club combined for 16 runs in the two games. In the ALCS the Royals were able to eliminate a very good hitting Toronto Blue Jays team in six games.

 

New York Mets 2B:

 

Daniel Murphy

 

The Mets second baseman has led the club in the post season with a .421 batting average with seven homers and 11 RBIs. He has hit a home run in six straight games. In the series clincher on October 21st, Murphy had four hits with two RBIs.

 

New York Mets CF:

 

Juan Lagares

 

In eight playoff games Lagares is hitting .385 with only 13 at bats. There are talks he could be in the lineup in the American League Park when the DH will be used.

 

New York Mets RF:

 

Curtis Granderson

 

Granderson is batting .303 in the postseason with seven RBIs. He has hits in seven of his nine playoff games.

 

New York Mets CF:

 

Yoenis Cespedes

 

Cespedes is hitting .265 in the playoffs with two homers and seven RBIs. In Game three of the NLCS the Mets outfielder had three hits and two RBIs in the huge 5-2 road victory that put New York up 3-0 in the series.

 

New York Mets P:

 

Matt Harvey

 

The New York right hander has started two postseason games and is 2-0 with an ERA of 2.84 and WHIP of 1.18. He worked on October 17th at home to Chicago as he allowed two earned runs and four hits over 7 2/3rd innings.

 

Kansas City Royals SS:

 

Alcides Escobar

 

The Royals shortstop is leading the club in the playoffs with a .386 batting average with five RBIs. He has hits in ten straight playoff games with five multi-hit games in that span.

 

Kansas City Royals RF:

 

Alex Rios

 

Rios has bat .333 in the postseason with a homer and five RBIs. He went 6 for 9 in the last three games of the ALCS.

 

Kansas City Royals 2B:

 

Ben Zobrist

 

The 34 year old second baseman has been hot in the playoffs with a .326 batting average with two homers and six RBIs. He had a home run in the game clinching 4-3 home victory in Game 6 to Toronto.

 

Kansas City Royals P:

 

Edinson Volquez

 

Volquez has started three games in the playoffs and is 1-2 with an ERA of 4.32 and WHIP of 1.32. He was hit hard on October 21st at Toronto as he gave up five earned runs, three hits and four walks in a 7-1 road defeat at Toronto. Volquez has walked four batters in each of his three playoff starts.

 

MLB World Series Game 1 Fantasy Picks

 

P: Matt Harvey (Mets)

2B: Daniel Murphy (Mets)

RF: Curtis Granderson (Mets)

1B: Lucas Duda (Mets)

DH: Juan Lagares (Mets)

SS: Alcides Escobar (Royals)

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Major League Baseball Playoffs Wednesday Fantasy Picks 10-21-2015

Kansas City Royals versus Toronto Blue Jays Game 5 MLB ALCS Fantasy League Picks 10-21-2015

The Kansas City Royals are one win away from advancing to the World Series as they face the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALCS on Wednesday afternoon October 21st. Fantasy baseball draft managers can tune to FOX Sports 1 at 4PM Eastern Time to track the results of their roster picks.

Kansas City Royals SS:

Alcides Escobar

The Royals shortstop is batting .417 in the postseason with five extra base hits and five RBIs in his 36 at bats. In the win in Game 4 Escobar was huge with two hits a run scored and four RBIs.

Kansas City Royals CF:

Lorenzo Cain

Cain has hit .294 in the playoffs and driven in seven runs. He had a two hit game with three RBIs on Tuesday.

Kansas City Royals RF:

Alex Rios

The KC 34 year old had a three hit game on Tuesday with a homer and an RBI in the victory. In the playoffs Rios has a .296 batting average.

Kansas City Royals P:

Edinson Volquez

Volquez will make his third postseason start on Wednesday. The right hander is 1-1 with an ERA of 2.31 and WHIP of 1.29. He last worked on October 16th against Toronto and allowed no earned runs and two hits over six inning of work. He has walked four batters in each start.

Toronto Blue Jays P:

Marco Estrada

The Blue Jays right hander in two playoff starts is 1-1 with an ERA of 3.09 and WHIP of 0.94. He took the loss on October 16th at Kansas City as he allowed three earned runs and six hits over 5 1/3rd innings of work.

MLB Playoffs Fantasy Picks

P: Marco Estrada (Blue Jays)
3B: Josh Donaldson (Blue Jays)
SS: Alcides Escobar (Royals)

Royals/Blue Jays Game 4 Recap:

The Kansas City Royals took a 3-1 series lead in the ALCS as they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 4 on Tuesday by the score of 14-2. The Royals were able to chase Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey after just 1 2/3rd innings as they scored five runs including two homers off the knuckle ball pitcher. The Royals slugged 15 hits in the win. Starter Chris Young lasted just 4 2/3rd innings and gave up two earned runs and three hits and came just 1/3rd of an inning from earning the win.

New York Mets versus Chicago Cubs Game 4 MLB NLCS Fantasy Cash League Picks 10-21 -2015

The New York Mets are looking for the series sweep as they face the Chicago Cubs in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday night October 21st. DFS draft GM’s can tune to TBS at 8PM Eastern Time to track the results of their one day fantasy league roster picks.

New York Mets 2B:

Daniel Murphy

Murphy has been red hot in the playoffs as he had a home run on Tuesday for his fifth straight long ball in the playoffs.

New York Mets 3B:

David Wright

The veteran third baseman had three hits with two runs scored in Game 3. He had been in a 2 for 23 slump in the playoffs.

New York Mets LF:

Yoenis Cespedes

Cespedes had three hits with two RBIs in the Tuesday win.

New York Mets P:

Steven Matz

Matz had one start in the post season and allowed three earned runs and six hits in five innings as he took the loss in a 3-1 home defeat to the LA Dodgers.

Chicago Cubs P:

Jason Hammel

The Cubs right hander worked one game in the playoffs and it was on October 13th where he allowed two earned runs and three hits with three walks over three innings of work at home to St Louis.

MLB Playoffs Best Fantasy Picks

P: Steven Matz (Mets)
2B: Daniel Murphy (Mets)
LF: Yoenis Cespedes (Mets)

Mets/Cubs Game 3 Recap

The New York Mets took the 3-0 series lead in this best of seven NLCS series after the 5-2 victory against the Chicago Cubs on the road in Game 3 on Tuesday night. Chicago has scored no more than two runs so far in the first three games of this series. The Mets starter Jacob DeGrom threw seven innings and allowed two earned runs and four hits to earn the win. The Mets bullpen pitched two scoreless innings and still haven’t allowed a run in this series. The Mets had 11 hits in the victory. Chicago Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks lasted just four innings as the hurler allowed two earned runs and five hits. The Cubs bullpen surrendered three runs and lost the game.

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Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News October 15th 2015

New York Mets versus LA Dodgers Game 5 MLB NLDS Fantasy Preview 10-15-2015

It will be a deciding Game 5 from the NLDS series as the LA Dodgers will be home to the New York Mets. Fantasy baseball draft GM’s can tune to TBS TV on Thursday October 15th at 8PM Eastern Time to track the results of their fantasy rosters.

Each team is 1-1 at home and away in this series. New York held a 2-1 lead heading into Game 4 and it was the LA Dodgers with the 3-1 road victory to even the series at 2-2 to bring the fifth and deciding Game 5 to LA. Left hander Clayton Kershaw pitched very well as he allowed the Mets one earned run and three hits over seven innings. Closer Kenley Jansen pitched a four out save as he held New York scoreless in 1 1/3rd innings.

In the two games held in Dodgers Stadium it was the Mets winning Game 1 by the score of 3-1 and LA came from behind in Game 2 to tie the series at 1-1 with the 5-2 victory. Game 3 was a 13-7 home blowout victory by NY against the Dodgers. Justin Turner came in with a clutch hit and made an outstanding defensive play in the seventh inning to help preserve the 3-1 Game 4 victory. The Dodgers have been a power hitting team with 187 home runs this season ranking sixth best in MLB.

New York struggled against Kershaw in Game 4. They were forced to fly cross-country trips three times in this series while the LA Dodgers took just two cross-country flights from the NLDS. The Mets have had trouble hitting for average as the club bats .244 on the year ranking 28th in Major League Baseball.

New York Mets RF:

Curtis Granderson

The Mets right fielder has been hot in the NLDS with a .429 batting average with two doubles. He has had two hits in three of the four games of this series.

New York Mets LF:

Yoenis Cespedes

Cespedes had hits in three straight playoff games. The left fielder had three hits in Game 3 in the Mets 13-7 victory. He is 1 for 5 life time against Zach Greinke.

New York Mets 2B:

Daniel Murphy

The Mets middle infielder has four hits in seventeen at bats in this series but two of the hits were home runs and he has driven in three runs in the NLDS.

New York Mets P:

Jacob DeGrom

The Mets 27 year old lefthander went 14-8 in 30 starts with an ERA of 2.54 and WHIP of 0.98. In Game 1 against the Dodgers Degrom earned the win as he allowed no earned runs and five hits working seven innings.

LA Dodgers 3B:

Justin Turner

A former Met Justin Turner is batting .467 in the NLCS with three RBIs. He is 7 of 15 with three doubles and two runs scored. Turner has hits in all four games with multiple hits in three of the four games.

LA Dodgers CF:

Enrique Hernandez

The 24 year old hit .307 in the regular season. In the NLDS Hernandez has hit .400 with three runs scored.

LA Dodgers 1B:

Adrian Gonzalez

The LA veteran first baseman is hitting .313 in the Met series with five RBIs. He went 3 for 8 against DeGrom in his career with two homers and five RBIs.

LA Dodgers P:

Zach Greinke

The LA right hander is 19-3 with an ERA of 1.66 and WHIP of 0.84. He faced the Mets in Game 2 of this series on October 10th and allowed two earned runs and five hits over seven innings in a 5-2 victory.

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Blue Jays Flex Their Muscles in Rout of New York Yankees—Toronto Lead Up to 2 ½ in AL East

It was Game 1 of the four game series on Friday night between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees. The Blue Jays got off to a fast 5-0 start in the first inning in their 11-5 road win at the Yankees to move to 2 ½ games ahead of New York in the NL East division race. The Blue Jays clobbered Yankee pitching for 16 hits in the victory. Seven Blue Jays hitters had multiple hit games. They play a doubleheader on Saturday to make up for the rain out on Thursday.

Josh Donaldson:

Donaldson is coming off a two hit night with a home run and two RBIs. He has had four multiple hits games in his past five games. Josh Donaldson’s batting average is now up to .308 with 38 homers and 117 RBIs.

Jose Bautista:

Bautista doesn’t hit for high average because he strikes out a lot. He had two hits in the win on Friday. In September Bautista is hitting.320. The Blue Jays right fielder had 33 homers and 96 RBIs on the year.

Edwin Encarnacion:

The Blue Jays DH slugged a home run as he had two hits and two RBIs in the Friday night win. For the season Encarnacion is batting .271 with 31 homers and 97 RBIs. He has back to back multiple hits.

Troy Tulowitzki:

The former Colorado Rockie Tulowitzki had two hits and an RBI in the opener. He was battling a 4 for 30 batting slump entering the game.

Russell Martin:

It was a big night for the Blue Jays catcher. Russell Martin had three hits with two home runs and four RBIs in the victory. Martin has moved his average up to .241 with 19 homers and 61 RBIs.

David Price:

The Toronto left hander threw five innings and allowed two earned runs and six hits over five innings. Price has won four of his five starts. Toronto is 6-2 in his eight starts since being traded to the Blue Jays from the Tigers.

Brett Gardner:

The Yankees left fielder contributed with two hits and an RBI. His average is now .269 with 13 homers and 58 RBIs. He had been battling a 3 for 22 slump entering play.

Didi Gregorius:

Gregorius had two hits with a homer and four RBIs in a losing cause. His average is up to .270 with nine homers and 50 RBIs.

Luis Severino:

The Yankees‘ young pitching star had his worst start in his seven appearances with the team. He surrendered six earned runs and six hits in 2 1/3rd innings.

Cespedes Continues to Crush Pitchers in September—Mets Now Up 8 ½ Games over Nationals

With the Washington Nationals continuing their downward spiral, the New York Mets gained a game in the standings after their 5-1 road win at Atlanta. With the Nationals 2-1 road loss at Miami on Friday the Mets were able to extend their NL East lead to 8 ½ games. The Mets were able to lengthen a 2-1 lead with late inning magic with a run in the eighth and two runs in the ninth. New York had 11 hits in victory. They got a good five innings from starter Steven Matz and the Mets bullpen threw four scoreless innings.

Yoenis Cespedes:

It was another huge night for the Mets centerfielder on Friday night. Cespedes had three hits with a double and home run in the victory. His September batting average is now sitting at .390 with six homers and 13 RBIs.

Steven Matz:

The Mets 24 year old left hander went five innings and allowed one earned run and six hits over five innings. He is 3-0 with one no decision in his four career starts.

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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.

Yoenis Cespedes:

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.

Travis d’Arnaud:

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.

Kelly Johnson:

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.

Jacob deGrom:

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.

Bryce Harper:

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.

Stephen Strasberg:

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.

Matt Carpenter:

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.

Stephen Piscotty:

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.

Jason Heyward:

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.

Carlos Martinez:

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.

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Mets Take Game 1 of Series against Nationals—Lead up to 5 Games in NL East

The Mets overcame a 5-3 deficit after four innings with five straight runs to win 8-5. New York had 11 hits in the victory.

Yoenis Cespedes:

Cespedes had a monster game in a big spot on Monday. The former Tiger had three hits in the win with two doubles and a home run for 2 RBIs. He is hitting .435 for the month of September.

Curtis Granderson:

The Mets second basemen had two doubles and an RBI in the victory. He also drew two walks. Granderson broke out of a 3 for 18 slump heading into the game.

Wilmer Flores:

It was a two hit game for the Mets shortstop. Flores is batting .300 with two homers in the month of September. He has hits in three straight.

Michael Conforto:

The Mets left fielder had a home run in the win. His average is .333 for the month of September with 4 RBIs. Conforto has a streak of four multiple hit games in his past six games.

Kelly Johnson:

The former Brave had a home run in the victory. Johnson has been red hot in September with a .417 batting average.

Yankees Win Moves Team ½ Game Back of Blue Jays in AL East Race

The Yankees overcame an early 4-1 deficit as they rallied for an 8-6 home victory on Monday to the Baltimore Orioles. New York had 12 hits in the win.

Chris Young:

The Yankee right fielder had a three hit game with a double and home run on Labor Day. His average is up to .252 on the season with 14 homers and 40 RBIs.

J.R. Murphy:

Murphy had two hits on Monday with a homer and two RBIs. The Yankees catcher is batting .282 with three homers and 14 RBIs.

Alex Rodriguez:

ARod belted his 29th home run of the year on Monday. He has hit safely in seven of his past eight games to move his batting average up to .256 and 77 RBIs.

Gregory Bird:

The Yankee first baseman is in the lineup for an injured Mark Teixeira. Bird had a home run with three RBIs in the victory on Monday. In 22 games Bird has five homers and 17 RBIs.

Cubs Win and Closing In on Pirates for Home Field in NL Wildcard Playoff Race

The Chicago Cubs shut out the St Louis Cardinals 9-0 in the opener of this NL Central series. Chicago had 12 hits in the victory and got a good pitching performance from veteran Dan Haren. The Cubs are two back of the Pirates for the top slot in the NL Wildcard race.

Dan Haren:

Haren was considering retirement after being traded to the Marlins in the offseason. Now a Chicago Cub in a playoff race the veteran threw seven shutout innings with five strikeouts in the win.

Dexter Fowler:

The Chicago centerfielder had two hits with a homer and three RBIs in the victory. Fowler had been slumping in September with a .174 batting average.

Chris Coghlan:

Coghlan contributed with two hits for the Cubs on Monday. He has hit safely in three straight and six of seven games.

Starlin Castro:

Castro had two hits for Chicago on Labor Day. It’s back to back multiple hit games for the Cubs shortstop.

Giants Slump Continues with Loss to Diamondbacks

The Giants scattered ten hits and could only push across one run in a 6-1 road defeat to Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. It was a poor pitching performance by starter Mike Leake for the Giants. With the Dodgers beating the Angels, San Francisco is now 8 ½ games back in the NL West race.

Mike Leake:

The right hander had his worst start as a Giant by giving up six earned runs and 11 hits in 5 2/3rd innings in defeat. San Francisco is 1-4 in Leake’s five starts with his traded team.

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Fantasy Information News September 7th 2015

Washington Nationals are Making Moves in the NL East Division Race

With their 9-4 home victory on Sunday over the Atlanta Braves, the Washington Nationals have moved within four games of the first place New York Mets. The Nationals have been picking on the hapless Braves as they swept a four game series over the weekend. Atlanta scored a grand total of nine runs in all the four contests. The Nationals bullpen bailed out another poor outing by starter Joe Ross. The Washington bullpen pitched 4 2/3rd scoreless innings of relief on Sunday.

Bryce Harper:

The Nationals MVP candidate is coming off a two hit game on Sunday. He has crushed Braves pitching going 7 of 11 in the series. He has multiple hits in three straight games. He walked four times in Game 1 on Thursday and scored a run each time. On the year Harper is hitting .339 with 34 homers and 83 RBIs.

Yunel Escobar:

Escobar has crushed Braves pitching as well by going 8 for 16 in the four game series. His power numbers have slid with just one extra base hit over his past nine games. Escobar is batting .315 on the year with nine homers and 46 RBIs.

Michael Taylor:

The Nationals center fielder had a two hit game with two RBIs on Sunday. He entered the game on a 3 for 13 slump.

Joe Ross:

Ross lasted just 4 1/3rd innings on Sunday as he gave up four earned runs and five hits with three walks. He has walked nine batters in his past two starts working a total of seven innings. Ross has failed to pitch five innings in four of his past six starts.

Mets Drop a 4-3 Decision at Miami on Sunday. They lose two of three over the weekend.

The New York Mets dropped a 4-3 road decision at the Miami Marlins on Sunday. With the Braves sweeping the Nationals the Mets gave up two games from their NL East lead at the conclusion of this series with the Marlins. The Mets bullpen gave up single runs in the eighth and ninth inning to blow a 3-2 lead late.

Yoenis Cespedes:

The Mets center fielder had a two hit game on Sunday. Cespedes is batting .421 for the month of September. He has multiple hits in four of his past five games.

Michael Conforto:

The left fielder had a two hit game on Sunday. Conforto has multiple hits in four of five games and six of his past ten. His average is now up to .300 with five homers and 18 RBIs.

Wilmer Flores:

The shortstop had a home run on Sunday. He is batting .333 for the month of September for the Mets.

Steven Matz:

Matz made his third start of the year on Sunday and allowed two earned runs and four hits pitching 5 1/3rd innings. He received a no decision on Sunday.

LA Dodgers Exit San Diego Series with a 7 ½ Game Lead Over San Francisco

LA has won three straight and six of their past seven games as they get past the Padres 5-1 on Sunday afternoon. The Dodger bullpen blew Game 1 of this series but the Dodgers responded by winning the final three games of this series. The series was crippling to the Padres chances for an NL West crown as they fall 14 games back of the Dodgers in the loss column with 26 games remaining.

Justin Turner:

It was a two hit game for Turner on Sunday as he moves his batting average up to .290 with 15 homers and 52 RBIs. He had been in a 2 for 14 slump entering Sunday.

A.J. Ellis:

Ellis has been relegated to the backup catcher after an awful 2013 season at the plate. Ellis had two hits on Sunday for the third time in his past five games.

Adrian Gonzalez:

Gonzales got a hit with two RBIs on Sunday. He had been on a 3 for 19 slump as he entered Sunday’s game.

Brett Anderson:

The LA left handed starter went 5 2/3rd innings on Sunday giving up one earned run and four hits but walked four batters.

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