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Fantasy Baseball News & Notes Update: August 18th, 2013

Locker Room Fantasy Sports takes a look at last night’s fantasy baseball news and notes from around Major League Baseball – Twitter style.

 

Well, Major League Baseball sure saved the best game of the night for last as Ryan Dempster took the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry to a whole new level.

How bad has Ryan Dempster been this year that it took him more than one try to hit Alex RodriguezDempster threw behind A-Rod the first time, up and in the third time, and then finally connected on his fourth pitch. There’s no question Dempster intended to plunk Rodriguez which explains why Joe Girardi completely lost it when only warnings were issued.

Does anybody else think that Dempster was ‘taking one for the team’ and that he didn’t really want to throw at A-Rod, but didn’t really have much of a choice? With all the recent A-Rod bashing – active players and current Red Sox players – I think we all knew the time would could when a pitcher would intentionally take a shot at Rodriguez… from the mound that is. But for it to come during a Sox-Yanks game, and on Sunday Night Baseball – adds so much more to this ongoing saga.  Either way, A-Rod had the last laugh during last night’s spotlight.

Say what you want about A-Rod, but he finished the night 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI and hit the Yankees longest home run (446 ft) of the season. He has hits in 10 of his 12 games and is supporting a .319 batting average. New York has a record of 7-5 and they just took two of three in Boston.

In 1996 Alex Rodriguez was “Awesome Baby!!!” - He also had 141 runs, 215 hits and 54 doubles.

 

 

Enough about him, the greatest of all time is right in front of us and it’s not Alex Rodriguez.

I feel like I’m controlling Miguel Cabrera in MLB 13 the show. .360, 40 HR and 120 RBI by August 18th. Not only are these pitchers pitching to him, they are serving it up on the first pitch.

 

Miggy moved to within four home runs of Chris Davis, but it didn’t last long.

 

Davis finished his night 4-for-5 with three runs and two RBI, and Adam Jones got in on the action as well…

Jones with his 25th homer and two more RBI giving him 89 on the season. Just a real solid fantasy season from last year’s American League Gold Glove winner.           

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals hottest hitter since the All-Star break… this guy >

Jon Jay with a 2-3 night and four ribbies, improving to 15 hits over his last nine games. Adam Wainwright was pretty good too striking out 11 Cubs over seven innings, allowing just the one run on five hits.

 

Scherzer wasn’t fantastic but he only surrendered two runs over eight innings grabbing win number 18 on the year. I think were just used to that out of him now.

Why do they over work this guy? Bailey with eight strong innings, allowed only one earned run on three hits while fanning eight Brewers.


Washington couldn’t score on Julio Teheran over six innings yesterday and his ERA now sits at 2.96. Teheran has allowed only seven runs over his last six starts and has won three of four.

 

 

 

 

It’s about the only mistake the Dodgers have made of late…

 

 

 

Mike Trout was at it again yesterday…

Then he gave fantasy owners a scare…

 

It sounds like Trout will be fine and he hasn’t been ruled out of tonight’s game against Cleveland, but don’t be surprised if Mike Scioscia decides to give him the night off. With fantasy baseball playoffs around the corner owners can breathe a sigh of relief that it doesn’t seem serious. As one myself I’ll do it with ya… phew!

 

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