Four months ago, a torn tendon behind his right knee shut Jose Reyes down for the entire season. That’s the good news. In an attempt to return to a team that has been out of the playoff picture since July, Reyes tore his hamstring this week as he ran the bases. His season is finally, completely, officially over. Sure, it wouldn’t been nice to see him steal 65 bases and for the Mets to win 25 and a half games in the last three days of the season, but maybe trying to get him back for the last weekend of the season wasn’t the best idea. Now his 2010 is going to be of the “Is he finally healthy?” variety rather than the “He’s finally healthy” variety. Obviously more will be known as we get closer to next season. I’m sure February Grey is preparing his status report as we speak. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Ricky Nolasco – 7 IP, 0 ER, 16 Ks. Probably should’ve been the lead today, but I felt like ranting on the Mets. You’ll forgive me. Take out your Benihana Buddhas and pray that next March your leaguemates look at Nolasco’s 5.06 ERA and pass on him. Then flip a shrimp tail into your hat.
Brendan Donnelly – Got the save by picking off a runner. Leo Nunez probably would’ve been fine if it wasn’t for some porous defense behind him.
Javier Vazquez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 Ks. Extremely hard to argue with the season Vazquez had. I mean, you can argue with it, but you’d be screaming at a bunch of stats on a piece of paper and that’s just silly.
Charlie Morton – 9 IP, 0 ER, 8 Ks. A four run lead is obviously more comfortable than an 11-1 lead that John Russell yanked Zach Duke from the other day. When you figure it out, let me know because I’m baffled.
Ryan Doumit – 4-for-4, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs and a HR yesterday in the nightcap. His nightcap had stripes and a little fuzzy ball on the end of it.
Roy Halladay – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners. Ricciardi can now trade Halladay for the Taj Mahal.
Bronson Arroyo – 8 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 Ks. On July 28th, he had a 5.17 ERA. He now has a 3.84. August and September, he had a combined 2.00 ERA.
Drew Stubbs – 2-for-4 with a steal yesterday. He has 8 homers and 10 steals in 38 games. Charades time! I’m making a tree shape… Has fronds… Palm! Right! Sideshow Bob! No, wait a second. I’m making a diving motion near the palm tree… We’re in a desert… Mirage! Yes! That’s Drew Stubbs. Stubbs is the Mirage casino where Siegfried and Roy used to perform? No. Forget it.
Justin Masterson – 9 IP, 1 ER, 12 Ks. Wow, were there any poor pitching performances yesterday? (This is what you get when teams don’t play their first-stringers. This is also why H2H is kinda lacking.)
Carl Pavano – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER. Ah, yes. There’s a poor performance. Mussina always said Pavano’s got no heart.
Troy Tulowitzki – 2-for-3 as he hit his 31st homer yesterday. He has an outside chance at .300. Incredible.
Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-5 with a homer. He has 270 at-bats, 13 homers and 16 steals. In 300 at-bats, Beltran has 10 homers and 11 steals.
Hiroki Kuroda – Scratched from Saturday’s start. Kershaw will fill in for him. Should be the Rockies B lineup, may not be a bad start to gamble on.
Corey Hart – Probably done for the year with two fractured fingers. No word if he hurt himself by bumping into something while wearing his stupid sunglasses at night.
Casey McGehee – 2-for-5, HR yesterday. He has 16 homers in 345 at-bats. He’ll have 2nd base eligibility next year. Cust kayin’.
B.J. Upton – Two steals yesterday. No one’s going to argue that the .238 average is a travesty, but he has 10 homers and 41 steals in only 140 games. I’m buying for next year.
Clayton Richard – 7 IP, 0 ER. C’mon, you’re digging the HodgePadres just a bit, right?
Brad Penny – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 Ks. When I say NL, you say West. NL… West… NL… West… You got it.
Brandon Morrow – 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit. Ah, well, here’s to him being a sleeper again next year I guess.
Adam Moore – Hit his first homer of his career. He’s considered by many as the Mariners catcher of the future. So that means he’ll diddle himself in the minors for three years, get called up, be given no real opportunity then get sent away in a deal with the Pirates for some futility infielder.
Jamie Moyer – Out for the season/playoffs with torn muscles in his groin and abdomen. I told you to let the kids move the sofa!
Joba Chamberlain – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER. Talk about someone who fantasy owners will have no idea what to do with next year.
J.R. Towles – 2 HRs yesterday. About 18 months too late for most.
Fausto Carmona – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 Ks. As I was skimming the boxscores to do this roundup, I saw F. Carmona and I was like, “You got that right ESPN!”