Okay, now picture you’re a Mets fan who was in a coma for three months and you just looked at the starting lineup. You’d be like, “Jeremy who? Cora what? Tatis huh? Why are the Mets playing a split squad game in June?” Um, yeah. Listen, Comatose Mets fan, you might want to sit down. Carlos Beltran hit the DL yesterday with a sore knee. The Mets are saying Beltran should be back in two weeks. Yeah, and Reyes will be back three weeks ago. At this point, you really can’t do anything but wait for Beltran to return. Hopefully, there’s some decent outfielders on waivers for you to grab in the interim. I grabbed David Murphy and Jonny “Hey, Khalil give me back my H” Gomes. Gomes should be the Reds DH for interleague so he should get starts for a week, then I’ll need to look elsewhere. Jake Fox is a decent play in interleague, as well. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Ervin Santana – Went to the Disgraceful List. No way! Come on! Really? Shocker!
Scott Kazmir – Solid rehab outing where he didn’t walk anyone. Might need one or two more rehab starts then should be back.
Alex Gonzalez – Had bone chips removed yesterday and will be out for a month. Hopefully the doctor had more success in removing those chips than Gonzalez has had hitting baseballs.
Grady Sizemore – Says he’ll be ready to return today. Better get out your “I Heart Grady,” t-shirt.
Yunel Escobar – Out with a strained hip flexor. This could totally cramp his shuffleboard game. Yunel dealt with this earlier in the year and it sidelined him for a week, so he might miss some time.
Josh Outman – Has elbow tightness and is, um, out, man.
Trevor Cahill – 7 IP, 1 ER. Turned in a good outing in what was a good matchup.
Aaron Cook – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners. So far he’s had two games all year that were terrible. Sometimes safe works.
Matt Palmer – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER. Palmer? I hardly knew her! Oofa! So far I’ve said about Palmer, “I wouldn’t touch him in 12 team leagues,” “Before you get crazy with yourself, he’s a thirty-year-old rookie and he’s not Dennis Quaid,” and “Who’s Matt Palmer? A soap opera actor?” And that’s me quoting me! So you kinda get the sense of what I’m thinking about Palmer going forward.
Ryan Ludwick – Second homer in the last four games. Your time to buy low on him may be running out.
Daniel Murphy – HR yesterday. Batting around .350 for the last week. Let’s not be delusional that he’s going to completely fill-in for Beltran on your fantasy team, but maybe he can give you one hot week then find someone else next week. Pick and troll.
Rafael Soriano – Got the save yesterday with Gonzalez taking care of lefties in the 8th. Soriano has 45 Ks in 32 2/3 IP, .98 WHIP and a 1.38 ERA. Um, that’s pretty good.
Albert Pujols – Reports say he called his shot on Sunday. Would that be an HGH shot?
Joey Votto – Set to return on Tuesday, saying he felt batty, but in a good way.