Sounds like Ike Davis is done for the year.¬† He could be facing microfracture ankle surgery.¬†¬†Man, will the Mets ever catch a big break?¬† First, Beltran had microfracture surgery on his knee, and now Davis.¬† What’s with the Mets and tiny surgery?¬† Can’t the Mets find a normal-sized doctor?¬† Microsurgery is the 101 class if you’re going to be a surgeon.¬† Macrosurgery is the 102 class.¬† That’s a little known fact — literally!¬†¬† For fantasy purposes, just think, now you have more room on your DL.¬† You’re welcome.¬† Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Dan Uggla – 1-for-4 with his 10th home run.¬† I’ll take bets that he gets to 25 home runs, but not that he gets to .230.¬† Anyone want some action?¬† I’m not talking betting action.¬† Come here and sit on Uncle Grey’s lap.
Jose Bautista – Hit his 22nd home run.¬† See, my gentle prodding of his miserable June paid off for his owners.¬† Now I will return to my Bautista dormancy where I am an RA.
Jo-Jo Reyes – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER.¬† He’s such a peg boy!
Shaun Marcum – Left the game after reaggravating his hip and his owners.¬† He says he’ll be fine for his next start.¬† We’ll see.¬† Or not.¬† Your choice.
Travis Wood – Sent down to Triple-A.¬† All they have to do is send down Votto and Bruce and their AAA club will be the better team.
Joel Hanrahan – Got his 20th save yesterday, which is a feat because he pitches for the Pirates.¬† It usually takes until end of August before they have 20 saves as a team.¬† Hanrahanananananan’s ERA/WHIP is 1.31/0.96 and he has 30 Ks in 34 IP.¬†¬† Sorry, Mr. Peralta, but you’re looking at the best reliever named Joel in the majors!
Kevin Correia – Got his 9th win of the year – making him the most successful Pirate this year outside of the Somali coast.
Neftali Feliz – 2/3 IP, 4 ER and his 4th blown save.¬† Now has 19 Ks to 15 walks in 28 innings.¬† He’s not getting replaced any time soon, but something is up with him.¬† Wouldn’t be surprised to see another DL stint from him this summer.
Adrian Gonzalez – Hitting .359 on the year and he went 4-for-4 against his old team.¬† Who’s your Padre, San Diego!?
Clayton Richard – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks in Fenway.¬† That’s exactly what Vegas projected for Richard.¬† Oh, wait, they projected 1 inning, 5 runs, 10 baserunners.
Albert Pujols – Love this ESPN title yesterday, “Pujols Feels Healthy Aside From Fracture.”¬† Yeah, and Willie McGee felt beautiful except for his face.
Jorge Posada – Hit his 7th home run– Psych!¬† I’m not talking about him because then I’ll gonna get inundated with catcher questions.¬† “No, thank you,” says Grey as he splashes on his Drakkar.
Freddy Garcia – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks.¬† Here’s something bonkers.¬† On Rudy’s AL-Only team, his staff is Hellickson, Hughes, Garcia, Coke, Britton, Fister and Baker.¬† Has a 3.58 ERA / 1.27 WHIP.¬† If you drafted that staff in the beginning of the year with high hopes, I’d say you were just high.¬† Goes to show you, no one knows anything, William Goldman.
Torii Hunter – Double I left yesterday’s game after crashing into the wall.¬† He has bruised ribs.¬† The wall has a strained oblique.
Ty Wigginton – On Monday morning, I said Wigginton hit a home run on Sunday and now his over/under for the week is 3.¬† Yesterday, he hit two home runs.¬† Still taking the under?
Erik Bedard – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.¬† I have no doubts of his ability if he stays healthy.¬† However, that ‘if’ is the size of the car that was used to take Shirley Hemphill and Fred Berry to the set.
Jonny Gomes – Hit a home run yesterday.¬† That’s all you need to know.¬† He gets about as crazy hot as Wigginton when he’s going right.¬† Has 9 homers now.¬† Might have 16 before he goes cold again.¬† I added him in any daily leagues where I could (can’t trust him to play every day for weekly leagues).
Chris Heisey – 3-for-5, 4 runs, 5 RBIs and 3 home runs as he became the 207th player this year to hit 3 homers in a game.¬† Only a slight exaggeration.¬† Before this game, he was one for the last week.¬† I really like Heisey, but in Dusty Baker’s book titled, “OBP Stands For Oh B**** Please,” his 3rd chapter is, “Why Play Three Outfielders When Five Will Do?” says all you need to know about Hesiey.¬† So unless Dusty goes with a short center fielder it’s hard to own Heisey outside of deep daily leagues where you can move him in and out of the lineup.
Johnny Cueto – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.¬† Sonavabench!
Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks in Metco.¬† After the game, Gio said he’d love to pitch for the Mets one day or against them every day.
Jake Peavy – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.¬† But at least he wasn’t injured.¬† Baby steps, Bob, baby steps.
Ian Kennedy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.¬† Don’t need to see the Zapruder film of all of Kennedy starts to know that he’s not a 2.90 ERA pitcher.¬† He shouldn’t completely collapse, but c’mon.
Ted Lilly – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.¬† One of the more disappointing guys we own.¬† In Dodgers Stadium, this guy should have a 3.20-ish ERA.¬† Then he gets 8 Ks and only walks one yesterday, which isn’t bad…Ugh, he’s pretty unstartable right now.¬† Lilly, you’ve gilded me for the last time!
Matt Kemp – 3-for-3 and he’s already at 20/20.¬† Now I see what Rihanna saw in him.¬† He’s damn sexy!
Jonathan Broxton – Mattingly said Broxton will be the loser when he returns.¬† Oops, Freudian slip!¬† Mattingly must be looking through the rear view mirror to see the Broxton of the 1st half of 2010.¬† I guess it’s true — objects in the rear view mirror are better Closers than they appear.