Kris Bryant (3-for-5, 3 RBIs, and his eighth and ninth homer) pulled a quick one on us. A switcheroo not seen because the 1987 sitcom, Switcheroo. Singing theme track, “He thought being a child was powerful, and the dad did too…Then a witch got here alongside and did a switcheroo…Now the dad goes to high school and the son has intercourse with the mother…Whatcha gonna do it’s a Switcheroo!” Kris Bryant’s switcheroo was pretending to be a washed-up baseball participant, and he did a switcheroo along with his former MVP self. Basic hijinks ensue, just like the scene the place fantasy baseballers mentally exchange Kris Bryant with the schmohawk they drafted as an alternative round a hundred and twentieth total. Singing, “I believed drafting Kris Bryant could be powerful, so I as an alternative took Didi Gregarious, and now there’s no manner I shall be victorious…Switcheroo!” Basic enjoyable TV theme track there. There have been 5 bajillion house runs in simply this recreation yesterday, so let’s get to it…Buzzing, “…so I as an alternative took Didi Gregarious, and now there’s no manner I shall be victorious…Switcheroo!” Sorry, it’s so catchy. Anyway, right here’s what else I noticed this weekend in fantasy baseball:
Javier Baez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his seventh homer.
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Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-5 and his fifth homer. HR to the Izzo!
Ian Happ – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, however left after a collision with Nico Hoerner, and Happ wanted to be carted off the sphere. Simply because it appeared like Happ was popping out of his early-season struggles, Little Nico Hoerner goes full throttle like he’s attempting to treat-dig out a plum from a pie.
Luis Castillo – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.07. Between Patrick Corbin and Castillo, Saturday was an important day to be a meh starter this yr with promise, who I hoped to see one thing from, they usually return with: Meh.
Tyler Mahle – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.23. Listening to from individuals his velocity was down 5 miles per hour, which is trigger for concern, an impending IL stint and Dr. James Andrews constructing a brand new wing on his veranda, however I didn’t see one beat author saying it, and that a lot of a drop in velocity would have beat writers on it, I’d assume. Statcast exhibits he was round 92 MPH at occasions on his 4-seamer, however his final pitch was 96, so prolly okay. Haha, very assured! Ugh.
Mike Moustakas – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his third homer. Moistasskiss!
Nick Castellanos – 5-for-6, 4 runs, 4 RBIs and his eighth and ninth homer, hitting .330. The Greek God of Laborious Contact was dealing with the Cubs, the staff that first revealed his subsequent degree. ‘Member manner again in 2019 when Castellanos was an 11-homer hitter in 103 video games? He actually hasn’t stopped being a house run hitter since; it’s like he sucked the omnipotent tzatziki from all of the Greek Gods, and harnessed it. “Besides you Markakis, you’ll be able to preserve your tzatzakis.”
Eugenio Suarez – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his fifth homer, and 2nd homer in three video games. Try the massive mind on this Eugenius deciding to return out of his early-season hunch.
Luis Robert – Coping with a hip flexor pressure. Went down crossing 1st base and needed to be helped off the sphere. Coincidentally, after seeing the harm, I needed to be helped away from my laptop. Optimistically, I’d guess Lou Bob misses a couple of month. Hopefully, Corridor of Fame supervisor, Tony La Russa remembers who Robert is when he returns. “I’m sorry, Lamb must play, he’s free-range.”
Lance Lynn – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.82, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Division stated, “Simply need everybody to know I knew the reply was 1776. I simply had a mind fart at Friday night time trivia, saying 1988.”
Franmil Reyes – Out a couple of days on the paternity listing. Johnson filling in, which paradoxically can be what acquired Franmil in bother.
Triston McKenzie – 2 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.27. Possibly we are able to sit Sticks McKenzie on the left aspect of the bench, and when Franmil returns he can sit on the fitting aspect and seesaw Sticks to the moon.
Zach Plesac – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 4.78. In search of hope, discovering 4 walks in beneath six innings. His opponent, Lucas Giolito (5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (3 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 4.99) pitched marginally higher. Begin spreading the excellent news, we acquired margarine butter.
Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .188. As somebody who has him in a single league, this was the primary recreation I can keep in mind being grateful I’ve Cesar and didn’t go Roman waivers.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa – 2-for-3, 2 runs, and a slam (5), and legs (5), and three homers within the final 4 video games, hitting .277. 5 homers and 5 steals by roughly one month? Oh, simply the ol’ 30/30 tempo. I’ll purchase that Diner-Falafel for a greenback!
Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.32. He’s discovered practically all his velocity again from 2019, and appears extra like a low-4 ERA pitcher than the high-4 ERA pitcher he turned. It’s nonetheless kinda lowercase yay, however he’s now within the Streamonator camp vs. a complete ignore.
Danny Duffy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.60. That’s the 2nd lowest Royals ERA of all-time through 5 begins, behind Greinke’s Cy Younger yr of 2009. By the best way, his Cy Younger speech was 500 phrases about Chipotle guacamole. Lengthy overdue that I watched Duffy, and 96 MPH paint, which is important for a man who was throwing 92 MPH final yr. After all, further giddy-up helps the slider and alter. He’s nonetheless throwing a lot nearer to a 3.30-3.50 ERA pitcher, and never 0.60 ERA, however 3.30-ish performs in all leagues, so I wouldn’t anticipate him to turn out to be utterly unusable.
Alex Kirilloff – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, and his 4th homer in three video games, and there’s not a warmer schmotato so far as the attention can see in Sizzling Schmotato Land.
Mitch Garver – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his fifth homer, hitting .185. Mitch most positively doesn’t kill my vibe.
Andrelton Simmons – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. After Simmons hit that, the announcer exclaimed, “What a shot,” and Andrelton stated, “Wait, I’ve the antibodies.”
Hunter Dozier – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his third homer. I can clarify why he had his first house run in eternally, and perhaps his first hit — I simply dropped him the opposite day. You’re welcome.
Didi Gregarious – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his third homer. Take that, Switcheroo theme track!
Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.49 vs. Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunner, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.00. Walker matching Wheeler each step, like the sport was performed on high of 4 punctured tennis balls.
J.D. Davis – Coping with a left hand sprain. I’m going to get a hand sprain telling individuals to choose up and drop Davis.
Edwin Diaz – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.22. How about all of us play in Holds+Saves leagues subsequent yr? Huh? Deal?
David Peterson – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.81. Am I shedding my thoughts due to bullpens or do sure pitchers have a worse ERA than they need to have? Has Peterson pitcher poorly for a 4.81 ERA? Like what even?
Corey Kluber – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.03. This appeared like classic Kluber, till you understand the Tigers, his opponent, are hitting .200 as a staff. Their three-hole hitter, Miguel Cabrera (0-for-4), is hitting .115.
Carlos Martinez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.72. And also you stated there was nothing left within the tank! *sees three Ks vs. the Pirates* Meh, okay, so it’s like there’s used deep-fry oil within the tank and it smells like a jalopy working on churros. It may very well be higher, the Streamonator does love his subsequent, and I’m streaming him so this may work out nice.
Marcus Semien – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his sixth homer, and can probably be hitting leadoff once more quickly as a result of George Springer (0-for-3) is Mr. Glass. What’s occurring with Springer? He can’t play a full 9 innings? Yesterday, he left with leg fatigue. (Pronounced ‘fay-tee-gay,’ it’s Italian.)
Alejandro Kirk – Hit the IL with a left hip flexor harm. Rattling, it’s like he’s coping with Gamelitis. The WebMD web page says, “The harm that occurs proper when a younger participant will get taking part in time and has the flexibility to breakout. Coined by a slightly good-looking fantasy baseball professional named Gray Albright 5 years in the past about Mat Gamel.” Geez, I’m gonna should verify the WebMD web page for ‘intense blushing.’
Travis d’Arnaud – Hit the 60-day IL with a thumb harm. With Kirk and d’Arnaud each taking place, Elias Sports activities Bureau stated this was the primary time two catchers have been injured in the identical recreation since prolly April, including, “We’re transferring places of work, so we don’t have a ton of trivia proper now.” Okay, cool. Since this can be a 60-day IL, Alex Jackson is past terrible, and the Braves known as up William Contreras. I grabbed mini-Contreras in 15-team mixers and deeper. Although, I simply didn’t have a necessity in shallower leagues, in order that was the one cause I didn’t seize him there. Many assume Younger Contreras will be higher than Outdated Contreras, however there may very well be rising pains, Mike Seaver.
Dustin May – Left Saturday’s recreation with an arm harm that appeared prefer it may knock him out for the season. He yelled Mayday and folks acquired confused considering he was psyching himself up. Could getting harm on Could 1st, is the worst irony since Miranda July couldn’t discover a match for her fireworks show. “My sparkler is sparkless.” That’s Miranda July. Could heads for an MRI in the present day, and he had a capturing sensation in his arm, so I’d anticipate dangerous information. Reached out to some individuals about Josiah Grey coming as much as exchange him or Jimmy Nelson (I had NL-Solely questions, y’all!), however the Dodgers received’t want a starter for per week and a half, so there may very well be one bullpen recreation to purchase time till Tony Gonsolin returns. Will depend on how deep your league is on whether or not you need to be stashing Gonsolin now.
A.J. Pollock – 3-for-6, 8 RBIs and two homers (3, 4). Additionally, on this recreation, Matt Beaty (4-for-6, 3 runs, 7 RBIs and his 1st homer). They accounted for 15 of the Dodgers’ 16 runs. Disgrace Beaty/Pollock, the LA energy couple, have been like a daily Bonnie and Clyde, and managed to carry out with an Absence of Malice, Tootsie.
Omar Narvaez – Hit the IL with a strained hamstring, and the Brewers misplaced Manny Pina, earlier within the week. Your Brewers’ beginning catchers, Candice Bergen’s ex-husband Luke Maile (this can be a very hip reference), and Jacob Nottingham (2-for-4, 3 RBIs, and his 1st and 2nd homer), who is a 2nd catcher for NL-Solely or Sheriff-only leagues.
Griffin Canning – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 6.20. Hope I’m fallacious, nevertheless it feels prefer it’s one good begin, one horrible begin back-to-back with Canning. Streamonator says his subsequent begin is hard, and I agree, so it will be good to see him string collectively one thing worthwhile. I’m principally writing out my imaginative and prescient board proper now.
Shohei Ohtani – 0-for-3 and two steals (5, 6). Good solution to make me right into a Ohstani is getting two steals in a recreation with no hits.
Blake Snell – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.51. Wow, exterior of the iron fist of Kevin Money, Snell is absolutely going deep into video games.
Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-3 and his eighth homer, hitting .240. FTJ! Enjoyable The Jewels quick!
Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.04. Ya gotta admit you have been a bit of frightened about beginning him in San Diego. Gausman don’t miss, bros and 5 girl bros!
Mike Tauchman – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer as he hits 2nd. In my NL-Solely leagues, I’m Futurama’s Fry, screaming, “Shut up and take my cash!” In combined leagues, I’m prolly letting another person seize him nonetheless.
Pavin Smith – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his third homer, and hitting effectively within the final 4 video games, although not with a ton of energy. Although, Half II: They Maintain Making Thoughs, yesterday’s house run was a increase. Could possibly be a light-weight schmotato.
Trevor Story – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (3), and left the sport after taking a pitch off his finger. Good issues <doesn’t equal signal> me. Gonna want a prayer hexagon that Story’s okay. Please, Fantasy Baseball Overlord.
Daniel Bard – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 9.00. Kazaam! Why was he in a tie recreation within the eighth inning? Oh my God, I hate Bud Black a lot!
Isan Diaz – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he hits leadoff, which is from Jim Leyland’s College of Managing. Chisholm is out; Diaz is changing him, so he goes in the very same lineup spot. Does it make any sense? Nope! By no means.
Patrick Corbin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 8.10. This begin was vs. Marlins, a roughly league-average offense. They sit across the center for AVG and OBP, kinda meh, which is an effective adjective for Corbin’s begin — meh.
Max Scherzer – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (0 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 2.54. After the sport, he rushed to the hospital as a result of his spouse was in labor. Leaning in as his child is rising, “I don’t know the way you do it, Doc. If a child was popping out of Yan Gomes’s crotch, I’d by no means be capable of focus.”
Jose Urquidy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.71. Didn’t like Urquidy coming into this yr, and primarily based on his numbers this yr, I like him a tad much less. His numbers appear to be a younger Kyle Gibson. I’ll name him Debbie Gibson protecting Paula Abdul’s Perpetually Your Ur.
Yordan Alvarez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his third homer. Thus far Yordan’s being housed in fantasy worth by about 5 different DHs. Energy up the Yordong! If you’d like, that’s me asking for consent.
Ramon Laureano – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his fifth homer, and 2nd homer in as many video games, hitting .233. Any guesses the place Laureano is on the Player Rater? I don’t know what you’re guessing, however I can virtually assure you’re too low.
Matt Olson – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his seventh homer, hitting .314, as picked up proper the place he left off, after a ball hit his eye, i.e., from teabagger to four-bagger.
Jesus Luzardo – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.79, however hit the IL after fracturing his hand, taking part in a online game. All these years as a youngster taking part in video video games I believed my mother was calling me a loser. “You’ll harm your hand in the event you preserve taking part in along with your joystick a lot, you loser!” Loopy factor is we didn’t actually have a online game system.