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Fantasy Baseball Daily Opener: Nick Pivetta, Max Scherzer, Jared Walsh (5/19)

by Mike Maher | @mikeMaher | Featured Writer
May 19, 2022

Greetings, friends. We’re back for another baseball season. More importantly, we have a fun new series this year.

Welcome to the Daily Opener.

Every morning, I’ll be with you to recap the previous day of baseball and talk about what stood out to me. We’ll find fun stats. We’ll lament some injuries. We’ll take a peek at the day ahead. And we’ll have a few laughs.

Have questions or just want to talk baseball? Feel free to reach out on Twitter @mikeMaher with questions or feedback anytime.

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Top Stories

  • NYM: Max Scherzer exits start with left side discomfort
  • BOS: Nick Pivetta tosses-two hitter in win over Astros?
    • 9 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 9 K (2-4, 4.22 ERA)
  • ATL: Kenley Jansen blows his first save in the 9th, Keston Hiura walks things off for the Brewers in extras with a two-run HR
  • TEX: Brandon Lowe smashes walk-off two-run homer in extras win
  • LAA: Jared Walsh homers twice, drives in three in loss
  • PIT: David Bednar fans two in two-inning save on Wed.
  • NYM: Pete Alonso homers, plates four in Mets’ win
  • MIN: Luis Arraez scores four runs in Twins’ rout of A’s
  • COL: C.J. Cron powers Rockies to comeback win vs. SF


Rub Some Dirt On It (Injuries)

Studs and Duds

Here are some of the best and worst performances from yesterday.

Studs (Pitchers)

Studs (Hitters)

Duds (Pitchers)

Duds (Hitters)

0-for-4 but Zero Strikeouts Club:

From the News Desk

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Here is every player who hit a home run yesterday:

Jared Walsh (x2)
Isaac Paredes (x2)
Jazz Chisholm Jr.
Pete Alonso
Kole Calhoun
Ty France
MJ Melendez
Spencer Torkelson
Austin Riley
Nolan Arenado
Rhys Hoskins
Bobby Witt
Charlie Blackmon
Marcell Ozuna
Justin Turner
Ian Happ
Brad Miller
C.J. Cron
Keston Hiura
Mike Trout
Xander Bogaerts
Jose Altuve
Cal Raleigh
Jack Suwinski
Abraham Toro
Nathaniel Lowe


Here is every player who stole a base yesterday:

Luis Arraez
Thairo Estrada
Cody Bellinger
Albert Pujols
Jorge Polanco
Wander Franco
Jace Peterson
Juan Soto
Brett Phillips
Ke’Bryan Hayes
Nicky Lopez
Whit Merrifield
Christian Yelich
Trea Turner
Dylan Moore
Jonathan Villar

Arm Barn Report

Here is every player who recorded a save yesterday:

Daniel Bard
Daniel Hudson
Clay Holmes
Corey Knebel
Victor Arano
David Bednar

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Mike Maher is an editor and content manager at FantasyPros and BettingPros. For more from Mike, check out his archive, follow him on Twitter @MikeMaher, and visit his Philadelphia Eagles blog, The Birds Blitz.


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