Los Angeles Angels: Shane Victorino (FD $2200, DK $2700), Mike Trout (FD $5000, DK $5500), Albert Pujols (FD $4000, DK $4200), Kole Calhoun (FD $3500, DK $4100) – I always look forward to stacking up against John Danks and tonight is that night as the Angels get to take their hacks against him.
“When he was really struggling earlier, I said it was inevitable that he was going to break out and he was going to come back to be the type of player that he’s been for us historically”.
Hatcher believes he is ready despite unimpressive statistics in his rehabilitation assignments. Lamb was a fifth-round selection in 2008 by Kansas City and has made 124 minor-league starts.
“Who cares?” Latos said about the opponent. “I try and simplify everything”.
Enrique Hernandez, Yasiel Puig, Justin Turner and Adrian Gonzalez all homered, sparking the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night before 46,807 at Dodger Stadium. They’re the only team in the majors without a no-hitter. “But, sometimes, you can’t avoid it”.
Giovanny Urshela had two hits, including a two-run homer for Cleveland.
The Dodgers are 2-1 against the Reds this season.
Votto finished 2-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a home run. Rollins also has reached base in 21 of his past 23 contests. The rookie hit an opposite field solo home run in the fourth inning to get the Dodgers on the board. In fact during the span, he averaged over one earned run per inning, ultimately leading to the first demotion of his career yesterday.
Greinke (13-2) allowed a run on six hits, struck out eight and walked one.
Similar to a great Drake diss track, the Dodgers went back-to-back off Reds’ starter Anthony DeSclafani in the bottom of the fifth inning and Los Angeles defeated Cincinnati 2-1 on a scorching Sunday afternoon at Chavez Ravine.
Post-Greinke, Mattingly got two outs out of Pedro Baez and J.P. Howell and then resorted to closer Kenley Jansen for a four-out save, which he converted without issue.
Holmberg threw 64 pitches in his two-plus innings of work and retired only five of the 15 batters he faced in his 10th big league start – including Turner on a double-play grounder and pitcher Brett Anderson on a sacrifice bunt. Only three times previously had Greinke had pitched in a game with a higher first-pitch temperature than that, but all three of those came in Arizona, where the roof was closed. Los Angeles has received a surprising spark from utilityman Kike Hernandez, who is batting.
Kemp ignited a four-run rally in the seventh with a two-out, RBI double and Jedd Gyorko later followed with a three-run homer.
Turner would not be done, as he steadily produced on the field and with the bat as the homestand went on. He hurt it while making a sliding catch Monday and it swelled up overnight, limiting his mobility. Kershaw leads the major leagues with 205 strikeouts.
“If you’re feeling good and have enough energy to spare, then you might focus on your hitting”, Greinke said.