Sunday baseball > Wrestlemania
Pretty sure Puig tried to fight every single Pirate today pic.twitter.com/UXVuvBEMVr
— Playoff Peep (@PeepsBurgh) April 8, 2019
Me: Professional wrestling is so stupid.
Also me: Let me get back to setting my lineups for my fantasy baseball teams.
— Justin Mason (@JustinMasonFWFB) April 8, 2019
On the Agenda:
1. Mile High Mayhem
2. Various News and Notes
3. Streaming Pitching Options
Mile High Mayhem
David Dahl was removed from the game on Sunday night after injuring his oblique during an at bat.
— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) April 8, 2019
The Rockies are considering him day to day at this time, but this seems like it will require a DL stint. Raimel Tapia would be in line for more playing time in his absence.
Trevor Story also left Sunday’s game with an injury after being hit in the leg with a pitch. Story was able to run the bases after being hit, but did not return to play the field. This may be more precautionary as the Rockies were being blown out, but it was reported that Story felt some tightness near his achilles. Consider him day-to-day at this time.
Various News and Notes
According to manager Dave Robert, Clayton Kershaw will make a second rehab assignment in the minor leagues before possibly returning to the Dodgers for a start next weekend. This is good news to hear that Kershaw is progressing and almost ready to return. However, considering we don’t know for sure if he will be back later this week, he is a risky proposition in weekly leagues.
Tim Beckham left Sunday’s game due to a hamstring injury. The removal from the game is being characterized as precautionary and Beckham stated that he expects to play tomorrow. Beckham is off to a torrid start and fantasy owners do not want to stifle his momentum.
Mike Clevinger was removed from Sunday’s start against the Blue Jays after experiencing some back tightness during the start. Clevinger was cruising in the start, striking out 10 batters in five innings. This doesn’t appear to be serious, so consider him day-to-day as of now.
— Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) April 7, 2019
Sano is expected to return to the Twins in early May.
Streaming Pitching Options (Less than 50% owned)
Pitcher for Today: Marco Estrada at BAL
Estrada has looked pretty good to start the season, but there is risk for him pitching outside of Oakland’s spacious ballpark. User Beware.
High Risk Option: Vince Velasquez vs WAS
Velasquez is always a high risk option, but there is always some major strike out upside with him.
Pitcher for Tomorrow: None
High Risk Option: Derek Holland vs SD
Holland’s start to the season hasn’t been great and the Padres are hitting lefties, but Holland has upside and he is at home.
Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as random topics that float into his juvenile brain. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for FriendswithFantasyBenefits.com, owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and a fantasy football and baseball writer for Fantasy Alarm. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.