FANTASY BASEBALL – News & Notes: Jeremy Hazelbaker & Colby Rasmus
Cardinals racked up 10 runs on 19 hits against the Brewers and they were led by no other, Jeremy Hazelbaker.
I have to say Jeremy Hazelbaker is greatest hitter I’ve seen. Triple, sacrifice fly, single, single, double. He is unstoppable.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) April 11, 2016
In his first seven games, Jeremy Hazelbaker is batting .429 with four extra-base hits, two stolen bases and five RBIs — Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) April 11, 2016
Chris Davis was one of 15 guys to hit a home run last night. A couple firsts in 2016 for some; Billy Hamilton, Mark Trumbo, Mike Trout and none maybe bigger than Addison Russell’s.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 12, 2016
OK, I liked…Mike Trout’s maybe the biggest.
https://t.co/jagW8ADB2S is an old piece of crap. I’m surprised it’s still standing after that Trout homer smashed into the paper mache walls
— Matt Brown (@MattBrownM2) April 12, 2016
Colby Rasmus now has three on the year. He’s 31 percent owned in Y! and he’s hitting in the middle of a powerful lineup. Davis also picked up this third while Giancarlo Stanton and Mookie Betts hit their second of the season.
Colby Rasmus is one of a very select group of players who can fairly be called a Royal killer
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) April 12, 2016
Including last postseason, Colby Rasmus has homered four times in his last six games against the Royals. — Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) April 12, 2016
Colby Rasmus early season MVP for my bankroll
— Drew Dinkmeyer (@DrewDinkmeyer) April 12, 2016
Davis and Trumbo combined for eight RBI and the Orioles remain the only perfect team left at 6-0.
You can take Mark Trumbo out of Safeco but you can’t take the Safeco out of Mark Trumbo. — Ben Carsley (@BenCarsley) April 11, 2016
— Lyle Spencer (@LyleMSpencer) April 11, 2016
Mark Trumbo hit 11 homers and slugged .526 in 185 plate appearances against lefties last season. He exists to hit the David Prices. — Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) April 11, 2016
Michael Taylor had his first good game as the leadoff guy; two hits, two stolen bases and a run. Jose Altuve also swiped two bags and scored three times.
A lot of big strikeout performances last night; Aaron Nola with nine, David Price with eight and Hisashi Iwakuma with seven, but none could put it all together. Michael Wacha had no issues with the Brewers.
Michael Wacha final line for #OpeningDaySTL:
6 IP, 4 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, and 7 strikeouts.
What a start! pic.twitter.com/crfk00bZla
— Cards Nation (@CardsNation13) April 11, 2016
The same can’t be said for Steven Matz.
And that’s all for Steven Matz. 59 pitches in 1.2 IP. — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) April 11, 2016
The seven runs allowed by Steven Matz were the most ever in his professional career — majors or minors.
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) April 12, 2016
Steven Matz (NYM) allowed 7 runs tonight vs the Marlins. He allowed 9 total in 6 starts last season.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 11, 2016
At least his ERA is only at 37.80. Collin McHugh entered last night with a 135.00 ERA.
Collin McHugh with a 1-2-3 first inning, lowering his ERA from 135.00 to 33.75. — Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) April 12, 2016
Collin McHugh: 7.0 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
102 pitches/72 strikes#Astros
— Angel Verdejo Jr. (@ahverdejo) April 12, 2016
6.14 ERA for McHugh.
Nick Tropeano filled in nicely for Andrew Heaney…
Nick Tropeano 6 K over 5 scoreless TN; Has 17 K in his last 11.2 big league innings. Both starts vs Oakland. I’d stream again vs Twins — Chris Meaney (@chrismeaney) April 12, 2016