Well, baseball fans. Championship week is here for most of us. It’s been a long season, and the dog days of summer are over but the finish line is in sight. If you made it to the big stage I wish you the best of luck, if you didn’t, well… there’s always next year as they say. So with that said let’s move on to the injuries of the week.

Here’s the injury news of the week. Hyun-Jin Ryu was placed on the 10 day IL with neck stiffness. In Yankee news, Jameson Taillon is set to make a rehab appearance this week. Also, Domingo German will make a rehab appearance this week and should be back in the majors soon. And finally! the long-awaited return of Luis Severino, he will be activated from the IL this week. Also, Framber Valdez will return to the Astros rotation on Monday. Chris Bassitt pitched in a simulated game last week and could be back sooner than expected after his horrific incident with a baseball. And lastly, the reigning AL Cy Young winner Shane Bieber made a rehab start last week and we could see him return to pitch a game before the season ends. That’s the news, now let’s go win some championships.

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Welcome to the beginning of the end, baseball fans. Playoffs in fantasy baseball are underway, and this list of two start pitchers might make or break your season. Before we get to the list, we need to take a moment to talk about the Cleveland Indians, soon to be Defenders. This name change is perfect for them because their lineup is actually, quite “offensive”, too hitters everywhere. The Indians were No-Hit yesterday for the 3rd time this season by Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader, striking out 16 times in the game. The “offensive” Defenders broke the MLB record for most times No-Hit in a season. This is a record that will most likely never be broken. Also, just so all you readers are aware, there will be no individual writeups this week. Now that, that is out of the way, lets get to the injury news.

To the news! Gerrit Cole is expected to return to the Yankees Rotation this week, they are hoping for Tuesday but we’ll see. Also, Jameson Taillon hit the 10 day IL with a tendon injury in his right ankle. Sadly, one of my favorite rookies this year Shane McClanahan was placed on the IL with lower back tightness, he pitched through it though. It looks like the Rays are just getting him rested for the playoffs. Adding to the spiraling Covid concerns of the Red Sox, Chris Sale is on the Covid IL. Also, the Astros are hopeful Zack Greinke will return to the mound for them at some point this week. And Lastly, the Cardinals are optimistic Jack Flaherty will be returning in some fashion before the season ends. So if you are in the hunt for a championship and have Flaherty, monitor his return closely. Good Luck!!

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Another week of great baseball is in the books. Pennant and wild card races are in full swing and every inning matters right now. For fantasy owners, the same can be said. The playoffs are here for most of us so every roster move matters. Every start matters, if you want to reach the pinnacle of excellence in your league, and more importantly bragging rights. With that said let’s not waste any time and see what’s on tap for pitching this week.

But first, Injury news and notes. Max Scherzer is expected to make his return Monday just in time for a 2 start week. Alternately, another Dodger is looking like he’ll require an IL stint in David Price after being scratched from his start Friday. Jacob deGrom is not close to a return to the mound so don’t get excited. Jon Gray, however, could return from the IL this week so monitor that. Austin Gomber will miss the rest of the year with a stress fracture in his back. Lucas Giolito hit the IL with a hamstring injury this week. Kyle Freeland will return to start Monday. Also, Aaron Civale will return Monday to start for the Cleveland Indians. And lastly, Michael Pineda is expected to return from the IL Monday and piggyback Bailey Ober’s start. That’s the news now let’s get to the rankings. Good luck to your teams!

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Welcome to another week of two-start pitchers sports fans. The fantasy playoffs are right in front of us, so it’s time to hunker down and put our best lineups out there. With that said, a few MLB notes to get to. The Yankees winning streak finally ended, courtesy of the A’s. The Yanks also in turn ended the Braves win streak earlier in the week with a series sweep on them. Also, the Pitcher Shohei Ohtani became the first Angels player in their history to record 40 Home Runs and 20 Stolen Bases in the same season. A feat that will most likely solidify his chances to win the AL MVP. I still hold out hope for Vladdy personally. Let’s move to the injury news.

Injury-related news this week is scarce, but there are a few things happening so let’s talk about them. Dakota Hudson pitched a rehab appearance for the Cardinals Single-A affiliate. He’s been out since last September with Tommy John Surgery, monitor him, as he could be an interesting waiver pickup for teams deep in the playoffs this year. Clayton Kershaw threw a bullpen session, his return is not yet clear. Corey Kluber is set to start Monday after missing the last couple of months. Freddy Peralta could return to the Brewers rotations as soon as September 3rd according to sources. And lastly, Kenta Maeda will have season-ending elbow surgery and Tommy John is not out of the question. That’s the injury news now let’s get to the rankings.

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Welcome back to another week of two-start pitchers sports fans. There were not any No-Hitters in the MLB last week. However, there was one in the Little League World Series from a kid named Eli Jones. Jones also managed to tally the only RBI in his No-Hitter, so that was pretty cool to see. In the MLB Aaron Nola took a perfect game into the 7th until a costly error spiraled the Phillies’ day out of control. I’ve been critical of Nola but he looked unhittable up until his last pitch in that game. Lastly, The Braves, Yankees, and Dodgers are all on fire, much like everyone thought they would be all season long. So, it would seem that the cards are starting to fall in the direction the oddsmakers said they would at season’s start.

Moving onto injury news. There’s not a lot this week but nonetheless, you will know about it. Noah Syndergaard threw two batting practice sessions last week, his timetable is still undetermined. Yu Darvish threw a bullpen session last week and could return to the rotation this week. Sadly, Chris Bassitt will undergo surgery on his face after taking that nasty line drive off his cheek last week. Jose Urquidy will rejoin the Astros rotation on September 1st when rosters expand. Kenta Maeda left his last start with forearm tightness, still awaiting test results. Lastly, Anthony DeSclafani hit the IL with ankle inflammation. That’s the news lets get to the two start pitchers this week.

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Well sports fans, after a nice stretch of games with a little thing called hits. The fun is over and on Saturday there was a No-Hitter. This time from the unlikeliest of sources, Tyler Gilbert of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The one-time electrician and first-time starter on Saturday made history against the Padres, the story is undoubtedly worth checking out. So, From new to old we go. Chris Sale also made his first start in two years against the Orioles and it was a promising start. So he should be rostered in all leagues. Lastly, we were treated to the Field of Dreams game between the White Sox and Yankees. The game most certainly did not disappoint, ending with a walk-off home run by Tim Anderson straight into the cornfields. It was truly a movie-made moment.

Onto the injury news of the week. Starting with Julio Urias being placed on the 10 day IL with a calf contusion. Those waiting on Luis Severino will have to wait longer as he suffered what seems like another setback, claiming “I didn’t feel right” before his scheduled rehab start. Michael Pineda was again placed on the IL with an oblique strain. I expect him to be out the rest of the year. Last but not least Huascar Ynoa of the Braves is scheduled to start Tuesday after missing most of the season. He’s worth rostering if you have a spot open, considering the way he pitched early in the year. That’s the injury news so let’s check out the rankings for this week’s two-start pitchers.

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Welcome sports fans to another week of fantasy baseball. It was a fun week, as we got to see the impact some of the trade deadline acquisitions had on their new ball clubs. Division races are starting to heat up but pitches are slowing down! We saw the utility man Brock Holt register the slowest pitch in human history last week clocking in at a beer league softball like 30 MPH. Oh and he allowed 0 runs in the inning too, but sadly I can not recommend him as a pitching acquisition.

Moving onto injury news and notes. Chris Sale is set to start on Saturday, If he’s not rostered in your league I’d go do that now. Jack Flaherty is supposed to return to the Cards this weekend as well. Shane Bieber threw from 60 feet this week. Miles Mikolas should be making his last rehab start this week. Lastly, James Kaprielian should be activated in time for Sunday’s game. I like when this list is short, with that said let’s get to the pitchers on tap for this week!

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Greetings sports fans, what a week we just had! This was no ordinary week in the baseball world. We saw the Cubs trade-off their World Series-winning core (somehow Kyle Hendricks stayed put). The Nationals traded Mad Max to the still prospect-rich Dodgers. But wait, that’s not all the Dodgers did bolster their rotation, too. They also traded for Danny Duffy who’s been hurt, but is also enjoying a career year. The Twins traded Jose Berrios to the Blue Jays, making that rotation a top rotation in baseball now. Also, we saw Kyle Gibson get traded too the Phillies for top prospect Spencer Howard. On the lower end of the starting pitcher spectrum, we saw Trevor Williams go to the Mets, J.A. Happ and Jon Lester to the Cardinals and Andrew Heaney went coast to coast landing in the Bronx.

Moving onto the injury news. Big names, big news. Tyler Glasnow will indeed be getting Tommy John Surgery. deGrom is shut down for 2 weeks, something in my gut tells me all these injuries are leading somewhere bad but I shall not jinx it. Chris Sale went 5 innings in a rehab start and is almost ready for his return. Chris Paddack has an oblique strain and has hit the IL. Alex Cobb hit the IL with a wrist injury. Clayton Kershaw threw a simulated game. Rookie, James Kaprielian landed on the IL with a shoulder injury. Lastly, both Jack Flaherty and Brady Singer both began their rehab Assignments. There is a lot of good names this week so without further adieu… let’s get to them!

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The first full week of baseball after the All-Star break has left more questions than answers leading up to the trade deadline. It’s still unclear who’s buying and who’s selling but we’ll find out at week’s end and talk about it next week, because I fully expect some big names to be on the move. In something non-related to actual on-the-field production, the Cleveland Baseball Club has now settled on an official name of the future and it sounds like the name of an XFL team… The Guardians, I’d rather them be called the Cleveland Steamers personally. So, go out and get your Indians paraphernalia now.

Onto the injury news. Chris Sale had a scoreless rehab start at AA Portland, his return is imminent. Corey Kluber threw from the bullpen mound which is a good sign. Sixto Sanchez underwent surgery on his shoulder so we’ll see him next year. Zach Eflin hit the IL with Patellar Tendinitis, an injury that has bugged him for most of his career, but I’m not overly concerned. Jack Flaherty threw a bullpen session. Stephen Strasburg threw a bullpen session. Carlos Carrasco had a rehab start. Danny Duffy hit the IL with a flexor strain for the second time this year. His staff mate Brady Singer also hit the IL with shoulder fatigue. Lastly, Spencer Turnbull is undergoing Tommy John surgery. Now let’s get to the stars of the show.

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Welcome back to the second half of the season sports fans. We’ve got a couple of interesting weeks ahead of us. Recently we have had a few COVID outbreaks over the course of the last week which is slightly concerning but hopefully we move past this without issue. However, there are exciting revelations on the horizon, those being, we will find out who fancies themselves buyers or sellers leading up to the trade deadline.

Moving onto the news, we have some injuries and some returns from the IL. We’ll start with Ian Anderson hitting the IL with a shoulder injury. John Means is set to start Tuesday. Jake Arrieta hit the IL with a hamstring injury. Jose Urena hit the IL with a groin injury. Clayton Kershaw is on the IL with a forearm strain. Pablo Lopez hit the IL with a shoulder strain. Jacob deGrom has hit the IL with a forearm strain. Aaron Nola went on the COVID list but will start Tuesday. That’s the major injuries and returns this week and it’s time to get back to a full week of baseball so let’s go get it!

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Happy 4th of July sports fans! As the weather heats up, so are the offenses because like Charlie Manuel once said “Its hittin’ season”. Thankfully there were a grand total of zero No-Hitters last week and I for one am happy to report that news. With that said I’m still going to pick one for the up coming week. The ever so lucky pitcher that will receive my ringing endorsement is the immortal Jacob deGrom. I made it easy this week, deGrom has matchups against the Brewers and the Pirates. He seems due for a No-Hitter to be added too his Hall Of Fame career. I’ll let you guys guess who’s number one in the rankings this week.

Moving on to the news of the week, there isn’t much. David Peterson of the Mets hit the IL, he’s expected too be out for at least 8 weeks. Meanwhile, Michael Pineda threw a rehab game and should be back at some point in the very near future. The same can be said for Madison Bumgarner. Lastly, Zac Gallen left Fridays start with right hamstring tightness. Monitor him closely, no one want to see Gallen take a 3rd trip too the IL this year. Alright, that’s all for the news this week lets get to the rankings.

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Just when I thought I was out they pull me back in. Here I was thinking the no-hitters were done and over with. And I wasn’t going to have to pick one this week. Alas, that wasn’t the case and the Cubs threw one against the Dodgers. Although it was combined, started by Zach Davies and finished by Craig Kimbrel, the deed was done. So my No-Hitter candidate of the week is Robbie Ray. He has a start at home against the Mariners and I’m still working with the operating theory that all No-Hitters come against them, the Indians, and the Rangers.

Normally I have write-ups with facts, tidbits, and opinions coupled with the pitchers. This week they won’t be there due to a technical error and me losing the entire original post. So just for this week, it will just be rankings with no write-ups. Next week we’ll get back to our regularly scheduled program. Now with the house cleaning out of the way, let’s get to the news.

Some noteworthy news to get to. The Rays’ Tyler Glasnow believes he’ll be back this season which I find hard to believe but time will tell. Also, Mike Soroka re-tore his Achilles Tendon, so expect not to hear anything on him until next year. Also, Dinelson Lamet was pulled from his last start with forearm fatigue. Lastly, there is a top prospect in the Reds organization by the name of Hunter Greene. Greene is skyrocketing through the system and reached AAA last week. He regularly reaches 100 MPH and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him up at some point if his success continues. He could be a league winner for your team so monitor him closely. Now let’s get to the two start pitchers this week!

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