Roundtable: Seeking Saves

Roundtable: Seeking Saves
In this week's Fantasy Roundtable, the Rotoworld Baseball crew identifies sneaky options in the saves department.
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Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

The poor, poor Rockies would probably prefer Kemp just be traded over to the American League. He has made a career of demolishing the boys from the Rocky Mountains. To whit, Tuesday's fourth-inning home run off Eddie Butler was the 40th of his career against Colorado pitching. He has also hit 40 doubles against the team and holds a monumental .314/.372/.617 triple-slash across 564 career at-bats in match-ups with the Rockies. For the 2016 campaign as a whole, the veteran outfielder is hitting .301/.318/.612 with eight homers and 22 RBI.
May 4 - 1:24 AM

Lorenzo Cain hit a walk-off RBI single to complete the Royals' 7-6, comeback win over the Nationals on Tuesday.

It will go down in the scorebook as a single, but Cain tattooed a Jonathan Papelbon pitch to center that was just out of the reach of a sprawling Michael Taylor, plating Mike Moustakas and ending what was a three-run inning for the defending champs. Cain finished 2-for-5 in the game. After seeing his average dip to .200 a little over a week ago, Cain is 9-for-26 (.346) during a six-game hitting streak. It has his overall line up to .240/.305/.302.
May 4 - 1:20 AM

Jonathan Papelbon went off the rails Tuesday, allowing three runs in two-thirds of an inning in a loss to the Royals.

Call on to protect a two-run lead, Papelbon instead allowed two quick singles to start the inning. One out later, Mike Moustakas tied the game with a two-run single, and two batters later -- after a line out and, you guessed it, a single -- Lorenzo Cain ended Papelbon's nightmare with a walk-off single as well. The blown save was Pap's second of the season, leaving his ERA at 4.50 with a 1.42 WHIP through 13 appearances.
May 4 - 1:16 AM

Alcides Escobar went 4-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

Escobar swatted four singles on the evening, including a big one with two outs in the ninth inning to extend the game for Lorenzo Cain, who promptly ended it with an RBI single of his own. The stolen base was Escobar's seventh of the season, third-most in the American League. Royals manager Ned Yost is a subscriber to the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" theory, leaving Escobar atop a lineup that won the 2015 World Series despite Escobar's .259/.288/.321 line through 26 games.
May 4 - 1:13 AM

Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

Blackmon led off the contest with a solo home run against Padres starter Andrew Cashner in the top of the first inning. The dinger was his first of the 2016 campaign. A toe injury sidelined him for two weeks in April, but he has legitimate fantasy upside now that he is back in action. Last season, the 29-year-old outfielder slashed .287/.347/.450 with 17 homers, 58 RBI and 43 steals. A 20-20 season is not out of the question if he can maintain his health over the coming months.
May 4 - 1:12 AM

Anthony Rendon hit his first home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Rendon, the second batter of the game, took Royals starter Chris Young deep to start the scoring. It was a much-needed blast for the 25-year-old, who hasn't hit with much authority this season after missing most of 2015 with various injuries. Rendon has just two RBI to go with his one homer and he's hitting a rather pedestrian .240/.307/.317 despite batting high in one of the league's better lineups.
May 4 - 1:10 AM

Chris Young lasted just 4 2/3 innings Tuesday, allowing two runs on five hits in a no-decision against the Nationals.

Young's final line doesn't look awful, but he served up two home runs and got into a bases loaded jam in the fifth when Royals manager Ned Yost finally pulled the plug. It was the third time in six starts that Young has failed to get out of the fifth inning, and he's gone six innings or more just once. He's got a 5.76 ERA and 1.45 WHIP heading into Monday's start at the Yankees.
May 4 - 1:08 AM

Tanner Roark gave up four runs over 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Royals.

Roark exited with the lead but was let down by closer Jonathan Papelbon, denying him his third win. He gave up six hits, walking two while striking out four in the outing. Roark has been very good this season despite his 2-2 record, posting a 2.58 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with 34 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings. A stiffer test will come Sunday when the Nationals visit the Cubs.
May 4 - 1:04 AM
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