Week That Was: Oh Hey Jose

Week That Was: Oh Hey Jose
Jose Fernandez made his triumphant return for Miami. Nick Nelson reviews his start and other big stories from the past week.
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Eric Hosmer ended Sunday's game against the Twins by hitting a walk-off double to score Lorenzo Cain.

Cain reached on a walk to start the ninth. After a pitching change, Hosmer delivered a double against Twins reliever Aaron Thompson to bring his teammate home and end the festivities. He also walked once to finish 1-for-3. Hosmer recently missed three games with a sprain of the left ring finger, but the injury was not of the major variety and he should be fine moving forward. The 25-year-old first baseman is slashing .287/.354/.437 with eight homers and 41 RBI this season.
Jul 5 - 4:53 PM

Steven Souza is considered day-to-day after X-rays on his hand came back negative on Sunday.

Souza sustained a laceration in his hand after being hit by a pitch and required three stitches. He'll visit a specialist on Monday in Kansas City due to concern of lost feeling in his pinkie finger.
Jul 5 - 4:53 PM

Ryan Howard went 0-for-4, but knocked in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning on Sunday against the Braves.

The two clubs were knotted in a scoreless tie heading into the 10th inning, but the Phillies rallied load the bases with no outs for Howard, facing lefty reliever Dana Eveland. Howard lifted a sacrifice fly to right field to bring in the first of four 10th-inning runs. Since his last home run on June 19, Howard has hit the skids, batting .135 (7-for-52) in his last 14 games. He's hitting .217/.262/.427 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI on the year.
Jul 5 - 4:51 PM

Yankees RHP prospect Cale Coshow scattered three hits over six shutout frames Saturday in a win for High-A Tampa.

The 22-year-old was credited with a rain-shortened shutout. He's 2-0 with a 0.44 ERA since moving into the starting rotation on June 14. Coshow has posted a 9.28 K/9 this season while holding opponents to a .194 average in 191 at-bats. New York selected Coshow in the 13th round of the 2013 draft after he pitched collegiately at Oklahoma Christian University.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 5 - 4:50 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a walk and two stolen bases as the Phillies won in 10 innings against the Braves on Sunday.

Hernandez is on a 10-game hitting streak now, with six of those games featuring multiple hits. He singled in the 10th inning to help the Phillies break a scoreless tie. The pair of stolen bases brings him up to 11 in 14 attempts on the season. There's no way his .299/.385/.385 line is sustainable as he has a .556 BABIP since June 22, but he'll get playing time and stolen base opportunities while he's hot so he has fantasy utility for the time being.
Jul 5 - 4:47 PM

Miguel Sano went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

Santana's double in the second inning scored Trevor Plouffe and put the Twins out to a 1-0 lead. The two-bagger was his second of the season, as was the RBI. Since being called up on July 2, the 22-year-old has collected a hit in all four games and is 6-for-15. He hit .274/.374/.544 with 15 homers and 48 RBI over 66 games at Double-A prior to ascending to the majors. We've yet to see the home run power come to play, but Sano has not been overwhelmed by the jump over Triple-A thus far.
Jul 5 - 4:47 PM

Marco Estrada limited the Tigers to two runs in five innings, snagging a win on his birthday as the Blue Jays went on to a 10-5 victory on Sunday.

Not a bad way to celebrate a 32nd birthday. Estrada kept the Tigers off the board until the fifth inning, when Ian Kinsler knocked in two runs with a triple. He allowed five hits overall with a walk and three strikeouts. Estrada has been solid since joining the rotation in early May, sporting a 4.00 ERA with a 56/23 K/BB ratio across 12 starts. He'll make a road start in Kansas City against the Royals next.
Jul 5 - 4:40 PM

Ervin Santana was almost untouchable in Sunday's no-decision against the Royals, striking out eight and allowing just two runs on three hits over eight innings in the team's 3-2 loss.

Given that Santana had been sitting on the restricted list for his use of performance-enhancing drugs over the last 80 games, few could have expected him to come roaring out in mid-season form. That he did, though, that he did. After eight innings, Santana had thrown just 93 pitches. He posted sub-4.00 ERAs in each of his last two seasons and mixed league formats would do well to consider him as a pickup if he's floating out there.
Jul 5 - 4:39 PM
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