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Fantasy Baseball Daily Opener: Noah Syndergaard, Johnny Cueto, Luis Robert (5/17)

by Mike Maher | @mikeMaher | Featured Writer
May 17, 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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Rub Some Dirt On It (Injuries)

Can We Talk About This?

Before Monday night’s game, Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy, and Gavin Lux all practiced bunting to beat the shift with manager Dave Roberts.

In the 6th inning, Muncy laid down a perfect bunt up the third base line against the shift for a base hit.

Chris Taylor followed that up with a 2-run home run.

You love to see it.

Studs and Duds

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

Studs (Pitchers)

Studs (Hitters)

Duds (Pitchers)

Duds (Hitters)

From the News Desk

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Here is every player who hit a home run yesterday:

Curt Casali (x2)
Anthony Santander (x2)
Willson Contreras
Bo Bichette
Yasmani Grandal
Ryan McMahon
Anthony Rizzo
Luis Robert
Avisail Garcia
Mike Yastrzemski
Harold Castro
Josh Donaldson
Chris Taylor
Jose Trevino
Gary Sanchez
Jonah Heim
Jonathan Schoop
Chas McCormick
David Peralta
Christian Walker
Brett Phillips
Trevor Story
Eugenio Suarez
Matt Chapman
Xander Bogaerts


Here is every player who stole a base yesterday:

Trevor Story
Eli White
Sam Huff
Adam Engel
Victor Robles

Arm Barn Report

Here is every player who recorded a save yesterday:

Tyler Duffey
Josh Hader
Gregory Soto
Adam Cimber
Hansel Robles
Camilo Doval
Liam Hendriks
Craig Kimbrel
Joe Barlow

Starling Marte placed on the bereavement leave list

Today’s Starting Lineup

  • Astros vs. Red Sox is on TBS at 7:10 p.m. ET tonight featuring Jose Urquidy vs. Nathan Eovaldi
  • There’s an early ESPN+ game today: White Sox vs. Royals with Dylan Cease on the mound for Chicago at 2:10 p.m. ET.

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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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