Chris Colabello had one hit in five at-bats, extending his hitting streak to 12 games in Tuesday's victory over the Nationals.
The lone hit was an RBI single in the seventh inning, extending the Jays' lead to 5-3 and sparking a three-run frame. Colabello has been a revelation for the Jays in 108 plate appearances this season, batting .356/.402/.538 with four home runs, 14 RBI, and three stolen bases. Given his track record, we're not expecting him to maintain a .900 OPS -- or even .800 -- over the long haul.
Athletics manager Bob Melvin confirmed that Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) will be sent to the bullpen when activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.
Pomeranz was up-and-down in his time in the rotation before going on the DL, posting a 4.40 ERA over eight starts. Kendall Graveman has pitched pretty well since rejoining the rotation and the A's have decided to stick with him. Pomeranz can be dropped in shallower fantasy leagues.
Kevin Pillar went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBI as the Blue Jays topped the Nationals on Tuesday.
It was a rare offensive outburst from the outfielder, who entered Tuesday's game with a .321 slugging percentage. His first home run was a solo shot to break up a 0-0 tie in the second inning. His second put the Jays up 4-3 in the sixth inning. Pillar is up to four home runs on the season with 21 RBI and a .234/.273/.360 triple-slash line.
Tyler Clippard struck out two en route to his eighth save as the Athletics won 5-3 over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Clippard got a ground out from Nick Castellanos, then struck out James McCann and Anthony Gose to end the contest on 13 pitches. With Sean Doolittle back on the disabled list, Tyler Clippard will continue to close out ballgames for the A's, keeping his fantasy value intact. He's 8-for-9 in save situations with a 2.31 ERA and a 20/13 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings.
Matt Holliday's 45-game on-base streak ended on Tuesday after he was ejected from a game against the Brewers by home plate umpire Joe West.
Holliday disputed a called third strike that looked to be inside and "The Cowboy" eventually gave him the heave-ho after some arguing. It was the seventh inning and likely would have been the outfielder's last plate appearance, anyway. Holliday had reached base in every game this season, which was the longest streak in National League history.