At Fantasy Baseball Season's Quarter Pole, It's Time To Accept Patterns And TrendsMost teams in MLB have played close to 40 games at this point of the season, meaning the fantasy baseball season is one quarter over. If you've been waiting for that veteran to come around and start hitting, it's time to give up on the dream. If that pitcher still has an ERA way north of five runs per game, you may need to look elsewhere for wins and strikeouts. This is the time of the year when trends become permanent, really. Sticking too long with players headed for bad seasons only can hurt your team.
Lester Outpitched, Red Sox Fall To A's 3-0Lester pitched into the seventh inning for his ninth quality start but it wasn't enough as A.J. Griffin and Grant Balfour combined on a seven-hitter to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 3-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.
CC Not Good Enough Against A's
A.J. Griffin Part Of Athletics' Young, High-Potential Starting PitchingIf the A’s are going to make the playoffs again, it will be on the strength of their pitching. A.J. Griffin will be a big part of that.
Young Griffin Stymies YankeesYoenis Cespedes hit a two-run homer in the first inning and A.J. Griffin shut down one of baseball's best lineups for five innings as the Oakland Athletics beat the Yankees 4-3 Thursday night to snap a nine-game skid at home to New York.