There’s a million baseballers on this week’s list again. Okay not a million but still too many to count.
What happened to the Senators on Sunday? All playoff games were close this past week except for the bludgeoning the Penguins gave them last night. Other than that, what we’ve seen from the the NHL playoffs thus far should make for an awesome Stanley Cup Final.
Danny Green went 5-18 from the field and shot .200 from long range. But would it really matter if he played better? Nope! The Warriors are still going to the Finals.
Matt Barnes shot .143 from the floor and missed all three-point attempts. Another bench-sitting player dude named Deron Williams wasn’t much better, shooting .182 from the field.
Both the Celtics and Cavaliers get a mention for being blown out by 44 points and blowing a huge lead, respectively.
Jered Weaver should consider retirement or the Padres need to cut him. He didn’t make it out of the first inning Friday night before giving up seven runs on five hits and two walks. Heck, even the opposing pitcher had an RBI and run scored in the first inning. He’s now 0-5 with a 7.44 ERA for the season.
Tommy Milone had two rough starts last week – he combined for 12 earned runs, four home runs, and five walks in eight total innings. He also earned his first two losses of the season.
The following guys pitched one game and that’s probably all the coach wanted to see: Ian Kennedy, Julio Teheran, Chris Heston, AJ Griffin, Julio Urías, Josh Tomlin, Zach Eflin, Scott Feldman, Jason Hammel, and Tom Koehler.
Chris Young added to Ian Kennedy’s terrible Sunday start, giving up three more runs in five innings of “relief” work.
Yovani Gallardo and Dillon Overton gave up 14 earned runs to the White Sox in 8 innings. Yikes!
Jarlin Garcia was a great relief pitcher if you were on the Astros or Dodgers. He gave up five runs in 3 ⅔ innings of work, boosting his ERA from 3.00 to 5.02.
Masahiro Tanaka let Yankees fans and this fantasy owner down. But I’m not too mad since it was against my Rays.
Mike Bolsinger started and lost two games last week, giving up nine earned runs in as many innings.
Mike Montgomery might’ve been the worst reliever of the week. In two games he allowed five runs in less than three innings while walking four batters. He was credited with the loss in the latter game. Enny Romero gave him a run for his money as the worst. Jose Alvarez, David Hernandez, Blake Wood, Donnie Hart, and Giovanni Gallegos are also here to join the terrible relief party.
Tanner Roark was not like himself last Thursday, surrendering seven runs in five innings. He even nearly upped his ERA a full point!
Oliver Perez had two relief appearances where he didn’t even record an out. Talk about being expendable.
Michael Ynoa appeared in just one game but it’s one he’ll want to forget (four runs and only one out). His teammate Anthony Swarzak joins him after giving up three runs without an out in his last appearance.
Junichi Tazawa and Brad Ziegler were both terrible last Monday. I got nothing clever to go with that.
Ryan Goins was the worst hitter of the week, going 1-23 from the plate with eight strikeouts. His teammate Darwin Barney cut it close by going 2-23. Adam Rosales was slightly better than both as he went 2-22 but then he had to strike out 12 times so now I don’t know who the worst hitter is.
Tuffy Gosewisch went 1-13 at the plate and struck out eight times. He was then demoted to triple-A. Justin Ruggiano was also terrible in 13 at-bats, dropping his BA by 36 points and striking out eight times as well.
TJ Rivera had a stunning .091 BA for the week but somehow managed to get an RBI.
Joe Panik got his act together by the end of the week, but still hit .111 in five games.
Luis Valbuena went without a hit in 17 at-bats but also had an RBI. His BA plummeted from .265 to .176.
Jace Peterson hit .125 for the somehow-second-place-Braves with nine K’s.
Joe Musgrove is hit or miss. Should I drop him from my fantasy team? I’m leaning yes.
Chad Kuhl had a terrible Tuesday but bounced back yesterday against the Phillies.
Marc Andre-Fleury shutout the Senators last Monday, then allowed four goals on nine shots Wednesday before being pulled in the first period.
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*Stats week of May 15-21