Fantasy Baseball Daily Opener: Noah Syndergaard, Johnny Cueto, Luis Robert (5/17)
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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.
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- MIN: Gary Sanchez homers and doubles in win over Athletics
- MLW: Freddy Peralta fans 10 over seven scoreless
- Last 5 starts: 1.57 ERA 38K 6BB .80 WHIP
- CWS: Johnny Cueto throws six scoreless in 2022 debut
- CWS: Luis Robert homers in 10th as White Sox defeat Royals
- LAA: Noah Syndergaard gets just two outs in loss to Rangers
Paul Goldschmidt since April 22:
— MLB Metrics (@MLBMetrics) May 17, 2022
Rub Some Dirt On It (Injuries)
- TBR: Brandon Lowe (back) to the IL
- MIN: Dylan Bundy (COVID-19) to start Tuesday vs. A’s
- MIN: Carlos Correa (finger) could return during A’s series
- HOU: Jake Odorizzi leaves on stretcher with leg injury
- TEX: Mitch Garver (forearm) starting rehab assignment
Can We Talk About This?
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.
- Tony Gonsolin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 7 K
- Career-high 92 pitches
- Freddy Peralta – 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 10 K
- Wade Miley – 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 6 K
- Sandy Alcantara – 8.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K
- Johnny Cueto – 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K
- Yusei Kikuchi – 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 6 K
- Luis Severino – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 7 K
- Corey Kluber – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 8 K
- Curt Casali – 3-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R
- Anthony Santander – 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
- Brett Phillips – 3-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R
- Willson Contreras – 2-5, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R
- Bo Bichette – 3-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
- Josh Donaldson – 3-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R
- Chris Taylor – 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
- Chas McCormick – 2-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R
- Ian Happ – 3-3, 1 RBI, 2 R
- Noah Syndergaard – 0.2 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 1 K
- Dillon Peters – 0.2 IP, 5 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 0 K
- Jon Gray – 5.2 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, but did have 8 K
- Kyle Bradish – 4.1 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 3 BB, 6 K
- Aaron Sanchez – 3.2 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 3 BB, 2 K
- Joey Gallo – 0-for-5 with 4 K
- Brandon Belt – 0-for-5 with 3 K
- DJ LeMahieu – 0-for-5 with 3 K
- Yoan Moncada 0-for-5 with 1 K
- Nathaniel Lowe – 0-for-4 with 2 K
- Salvador Perez – 0-for-4 with 2 K
- Anthony Rendon – 0-for-4 with 2 K
- Hitting .257 as a righty and 1.000 with 1 HR as a lefty. Just saying…
- Julio Rodriguez – 0-for-4 with 2 K
- Bryan Reynolds – 0-for-4 with 2 K
From the News Desk
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- Starling Marte placed on the bereavement leave list
- Michael Kopech placed on paternity leave list
- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. extends hitting streak to 13 games on Monday
- Michael Pineda (finger) not expected to require surgery
- Jacob deGrom shows ‘continued healing’ in follow-up
- Tyler Matzek (shoulder) placed on IL
- Jordan Romano day-to-day with non-COVID illness
- Jake Odorizzi carted off the field Monday in Boston
- Nelson Cruz scratched from Monday’s lineup with an undisclosed illness
Here is every player who hit a home run yesterday:
Curt Casali (x2)
Anthony Santander (x2)
Here is every player who stole a base yesterday:
Arm Barn Report
Here is every player who recorded a save yesterday:
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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