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Kevin Frandsen (wrist) took batting practice Monday but might not be available for the game against the Braves.

Frandsen has dealt with some soreness in his left wrist for nearly a week. Consider him day-to-day.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 07:01:00 PM

Mike Trout went 5-for-5 with a two-run home run, three doubles, four total RBI and three runs scored in Saturday's 11-4 win over the Yankees.

Just a monster all-around game for Trout, who stepped up to collect a career-best five hits in what was an impressive win by the road squad. He got his night started with an RBI double off Sonny Gray in the first inning, later knocking out Gray via a two-run home run in the fourth inning and cleaning up with one more RBI two-bagger in a four-run sixth inning. The All-Star outfielder has now homered in three consecutive games. Through his first 179 at-bats this season, Trout is slashing .313/.461/.687 with 17 home runs, 34 RBI, 45 runs scored and 12 steals. Simply remarkable work to date from the perennial MVP candidate, who's still somehow finding ways to top himself.
May 26 - 11:16 PM

Brandon Crawford went 2-for-3 with a double and a two-run home run to help the Giants edge the Cubs 5-4 on Saturday.

Crawford went yard in the fourth inning to get the Giants on the board, his sixth homer of the season. The multi-hit game was his third in his last six contests, leaving his overall line at a surprisingly robust .312/.358/.491 with 23 RBI and 20 runs scored. The traditionally (offensively) boring veteran has hit his way into MI relevance at this point.
May 26 - 10:46 PM

Justin Upton left Saturday's game against the Yankees with a left forearm contusion.

He was hit by a Sonny Gray pitch in the arm in the fourth inning, but stayed in for two more innings before being replaced by pinch-hitter Chris Young in the sixth. X-rays were negative, and Upton should be considered day to day at this point. He should be back in there in a day or two, if not sooner.
May 26 - 10:11 PM

Tim Anderson yanked two longballs, drove in four runs and scored three times during Saturday's 8-4 win over the Tigers.

He also made three errors in the contest but his fantasy owners don't care one bit. He popped a solo dinger off starter Francisco Liriano in the fifth inning, then topped that by belting a three-run jack off reliever Louis Coleman in the next frame. He also walked and scored a third run in the ballgame. The leadoff batter has added considerable power this year and is stealing bases at a rapid clip as well. He has a .246 batting average with 10 homers, 18 RBI and 26 runs. He's swiped 11 bases and has been caught only once.
May 26 - 9:11 PM

Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with an RBI triple, a two-run double and three runs scored in Saturday's 17-6 romp over the Mets.

Yelich was one of three Brewers batters (joining Lorenzo Cain and Jesus Aguilar) to finish with three knocks. He raced around for an RBI triple in the fourth inning and added a two-run double in the fifth, putting him on Cycle Watch for the back half of the game. While he already had the most difficult leg of the cycle -- the triple -- under his belt relatively early, the former Marlins outfielder came up short of the fun statistical when he failed to find himself a home run by the end of the contest. He's played solid (if unspectacular) baseball this season, slashing .296/.365/.463 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 162 at-bats.
May 26 - 9:09 PM

Jeimer Candelario slugged two home runs, drove in three runs and scored three times but his team fell to the White Sox on Saturday.

He drilled a two-run shot in the first inning and popped a solo dinger in his next at-bat. Unfortunately his exploits were one-upped by Tim Anderson on the other side of the field. Candelario has emerged as a strong fantasy asset for the first time in his career. He owns a .277 batting average with seven homers, 20 RBI and 24 runs scored in 39 games. He was recently activated from the disabled list after missing time with left wrist tendinitis.
May 26 - 8:50 PM

Aaron Nola didn't allow a hit until the seventh inning, notched 10 strikeouts and yielded just one run in 6 2/3 innings versus the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He surrendered only one hit in the ballgame and that was an RBI-single by Russell Martin in the seventh inning. Unfortunately that one run was enough to deprive him of a win as the Phillies didn't take the lead until the eighth frame. The 24-year-old has quickly developed into one of the best pitchers in baseball. He has a 6-2 record with a 2.27 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 11 starts. He's accumulated 67 strikeouts against just 17 walks in 71 1/3 innings.
May 26 - 8:20 PM

Clayton Kershaw (biceps) threw four innings in a simulated game Saturday.

After the outing, Kershaw declared himself ready to go in five days if the Dodgers need him. Whether the team feels the same way is unclear. Either way, the bottom line is Kershaw is close to a return. He's been on the disabled list since May 6 with left biceps tendinitis.
May 26 - 7:09 PM

Cubs placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 23, with right triceps tightness.

Darvish owns a disappointing 4.95 ERA in eight starts, so perhaps this injury has contributed to some of his struggles. It's unclear when the triceps injury occurred, though, especially since his last outing was a positive one. Tyler Chatwood will make Darvish's scheduled Sunday start.
May 26 - 6:47 PM

X-rays taken on Dexter Fowler's right knee Saturday were negative, and he's considered day to day.

Fowler was hit in the knee by Trevor Williams in the fourth inning of Saturday's game, requiring assistance just to get off the field, but it appears he avoided any serious damage. The knee will likely still be sore Sunday, so the outfielder may require another day or two before he's back in the lineup. Tyler O'Neill should draw the starts while Fowler is out.
May 26 - 6:45 PM

Daniel Mengden was brilliant in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Diamondbacks, tossing a complete game shutout while allowing just two hits over his nine innings of work.

Beautiful, beautiful outing by Mengden. He struck out five without walking a batter on the afternoon and finished up having thrown an economic 102 pitches (72 strikes). He's been hot all season, but right now he's blazing, having fired off 16 shutout frames with just four hits allowed over his last two starts combined. On the macro scale, he has held the opposition to one or no runs in six of his last eight starts. The 25-year-old right-hander will try to make it three straight shutout performances when he carries his 2.85 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 43/6 K/BB ratio (66 1/3 frames) into a home start against the Rays next time out.
May 26 - 6:42 PM




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