Astros Rain On Red Sox ParadeThe Astros score 2 runs in the 8th and one in the ninth and hold on to eliminate the Red Sox for postseason play
Houston A Problem For YankeesFormer Yankee Brian McCann helps Astros to their fifth straight win
Never Give Up In Fantasy Baseball, Even If It Seems Hopeless With Five Weeks LeftDepending on your fantasy baseball league's structure, there's either one week to go before the head-to-head playoffs begin or five weeks to go to the end of the Rotisserie season. Regardless, you should never give up on your fantasy team, no matter what place it occupies in the league standings. Since other owners will give up, you can use that to your advantage in order to finish as high as possible. Your roster just may end up surprising you in the end.
Why Pitching Is The Hardest Thing To Rely On In Fantasy BaseballMost fantasy baseball owners plan their draft around picking pitchers that threw well last year. But as we all learn, sometimes things don't go as planned. Pitchers can get hurt; their performance can drop off for a number of reasons, sometimes without rational explanation. The hardest part for the fantasy owner is accepting that the present season is different than past seasons, and it's sometimes better to just admit you drafted wrong instead of stubbornly sticking with bad pitchers all season—and losing the league.
Yankees Continue To StruggleYankees have won only once in the past 7 games
When It Comes To Fantasy Baseball, Always Beware Wrist And Foot Injuries On Your RosterStrange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports. In baseball, any kind of hand/wrist injury can really impact a hitter's ability to turn on a fastball, and those players trying to come back from such injuries often struggle at the plate. Likewise, foot injuries are hard to overcome for hitters and pitchers, especially if it's to a plant foot that gives the player power to swing or throw the ball.
Patience Is Not A Virtue One Month Into The Fantasy Baseball SeasonIf you have veterans who are not performing after one month of the season, it's time to let them go. Someone else has to chance them on the roster; you need players performing right now. So shelve your emotions and make the tough choices that other owners can't—and won't—make. It will help you win in September.
No Runs, Few Fans, No Fun at Fenway
Sox Routed In Oakland, 20-2Brandon Moss had career highs of four hits, four RBIs and four runs, Josh Reddick hit his first career grand slam, and the Oakland Athletics routed the Boston Red Sox 20-2 on Friday night to match their best winning streak of the season at seven.
Reddick Blasts Former MatesJosh Reddick and Brandon Moss homered against their former team to send Daisuke Matsuzaka to an early exit and lead the Oakland Athletics to a 6-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.
Red Sox Long Ball Makes it a Long Night for A'sFour home runs lift Red Sox over Oakland
Reddick Rakes, Sox Top M'sRookie Josh Reddick continued adding to his status in Boston with a two-run homer off the cafe windows in the second deck of right field and the Red Sox rallied for a 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.