Locker Room Fantasy Sports takes a look at last night’s fantasy baseball news and notes from around Major League Baseball – Twitter style.
— High Heat Stats (@HighHeatStats) August 28, 2013
A huge fantasy night for Boston outfielder Shane Victorino (3-for-3, 2 HR, 4 R, 7 RBI). According to Elias and ESPN Stats & Info, Victorino became the first Red Sox player to go 3-for-3 or better at the plate with at least two home runs, four runs scored and seven RBI in a game. He also reached base five times.
What a turnaround season for the Boston Red Sox. You think John Farrell is happy that he left Toronto for his dream job? The pitching has been much better this season and the offense has shown all kinds of power.
#RedSox have eight players with 10+ home runs. Pedroia (8), Carp (8) and Ellsbury (7) could join that group.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) August 28, 2013
Yankees – Jays Let’s go back to spring training, where J.A. Happ broke Curtis Granderson‘s forearm. Now fast forward 6 months to last night, J.A. Happ on the mound again and this time he hits Robinson Cano in the left hand. Giving New York quite the scare.
New York flattened Toronto 7-1 last night. Should Jays fans boo Melky Cabrera like they do Alex Rodriguez? I guess it couldn’t hurt – it doesn’t seem to bother A-Rod any as he homered for the second straight night at the Rogers Centre to give him 651 in his career. Alfonso Soriano continues to play well in pinstripes and Andy Pettitte turned back the clock.
He has 11 home runs and 36 RBI in 30 games with New York.
Andy Pettitte is 1st Yankee age 41+ with 4 straight starts of 1 ER or fewer in a single season (since 1916)
— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) August 28, 2013
Andy Pettitte: 3-0, 0.46 ERA over last 3 starts.
— Jeff Quagliata (@yestoresearch) August 28, 2013
How come no one is outraged Andy Pettitte did steroids?
— Peter Houston (@The_PistolPete) August 28, 2013
Does Pettitte have any chance at being inducted to the Hall of Fame?
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) August 28, 2013
Gerardo Parra with a slam and five ribbies during a two-for-three night at the plate. He wasn’t the only fantasy baseball player with big RBI nights.
Aramis Ramirez battled injuries all season, but last night he went four-for-five rewarding fantasy owners with a home run and four RBI.
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) August 28, 2013
Could they really collapse again?
— Kevin McAlpin (@KevinMcAlpin) August 28, 2013
Alex Wood gave up five hits while striking out five over 5.2 innings for his third win of the season. He is owned in only 52 percent of Yahoo! leagues even after a month that had him ranked as the 28th best fantasy player. Wood is likely to add to his already impressive stretch run later this week when he pitches against the Marlins.
— Mark Simon (@msimonespn) August 28, 2013
Jonathon Niese with quite the night striking out five Phillies on route to a complete game shutout. He’s won three of four games since returning from the disabled list.