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Game Recaps

Victor Robles went 2-for-4 with a homer on Friday while playing in the Arizona Fall League.

Fantasy Impact: Robles is one of the best prospects in baseball. He's certainly a name worth keeping in mind as fantasy drafts approach next Spring. He could force his way onto the major league roster with a strong Spring Training.


Justin Verlander took the loss in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night, allowing two runs on three hits in six innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Verlander also struck out nine and walked none. He was absolutely dominant through the first five frames, but labored in the sixth inning and ultimately gave up the game winning runs. The World Series is headed for a do-or-die Game 7 on Wednesday night. Verlander won't be an option out of the Houston bullpen.


Kenley Jansen struck out three over two hitless innings as the Dodgers beat the Astros 3-1 in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen was otherworldly tonight. The Houston offense didn't have a chance against him. With the win the Dodgers have forced a Game 7, which will be played on Wednesday night. Since Jansen went two innings in this one it's unlikely he'll have much of an impact tomorrow.


Joc Pederson went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Game 6 of the 2017 World Series as the Dodgers beat the Astros 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Peterson's homer put the Dodgers up 3-1 in the seventh, giving them a huge insurance run before Kenley Jansen came in to slam the door on the Astros. With the win Los Angeles has forced a do-or-die Game 7 on Wednesday night.


Charlie Morton allowed one run on three hits over 6 1/3 innings, striking out seven and walking none as the Astros lost Game 4 of the World Series 6-2 on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Both Morton and Alex Wood were lights out in this one. Morton had a 1-0 lead entering the seventh but the LA bats were able to push across a run, tying the game at one. Closer Ken Giles then imploded in the ninth, which let the Dodgers even this series at two games apiece. Astros manager A.J. Hinch will have to decide if Morton did enough to warrant a Game 7 start over Lance McCullers, if necessary.


Alex Wood allowed one run on one hit over 5 2/3 innings in Game 4 of the World Series, striking out three and walking two.

Fantasy Impact: Wood had thrown 5 2/3 innings of no-hit baseball before George Springer homered off him to give Houston a 1-0 lead. Wood was fantastic in this one, and deserved more run support from the LA bats. Luckily for him the Dodgers would go on to win this one 6-2. Wood will likely make a relief appearance if this series goes seven games.


Cody Bellinger went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored as the Dodgers beat the Astros 6-2 in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Bellinger entered this game having struck out seven times in 11 World Series at bats. He came through when Los Angeles needed him most, however, doubling off Ken Giles in the ninth to give the Dodgers the lead.


Lance McCullers picked up the win in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night, allowing three runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings while walking four and striking out three.

Fantasy Impact: The Houston offense was able to get to You Darvish early in this one, giving McCullers plenty of breathing room. However, he began to lose his command in the third, loading the bases with nobody out. Remarkably, he escaped with allowing just one run in that frame. Brad Peacock eventually allowed two inherited runners to score in the sixth, but was lights out from that point on. The Astros now lead two games to one heading into Saturday night's Game 4.


Brad Peacock fired 3 2/3 innings of shutout baseball to propel the Astros to a 5-3 win over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Peacock entered the game in relief of Lance McCullers in the sixth with a 5-1 lead. He allowed two inherited runners to score, limiting the damage before throwing up zeroes the rest of the night. Peacock's 11-out save is the longest to occur in the playoffs since Madison Bumgarner in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series.


Yu Darvish hit hard by Astros

Sat, Oct 28th 11:14am EDT
By Brendan Tuma

Yu Darvish allowed four runs on six hits in just 1 2/3 innings, taking the loss in Game 3 of the World Series versus the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Darvish walked one and failed to strike anyone out. He induced just one swing and miss the entire time he was out there. Simply put, Darvish didn't have his best stuff in this one. He didn't even have average stuff. The impending free agent likely won't pitch again until Game 7 if necessary.


Rich Hill struck out seven and allowed just one run over four innings in Game 2 of the World Series, walking three and allowing three hits.

Fantasy Impact: The Dodgers would go on to lose 7-6 in a crazy, back and forth game. Hill was effectively wild in this one, walking three but also managing to miss bats. His next start will come in Game 6, if that game is necessary.


Carlos Correa went 3-for-6 with a homer in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night as the Astros beat the Dodgers 7-6 in 11 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Correa was one of four Houston hitters to homer in this instant classic of a World Series game. Jose Altuve, George Springer, and Marwin Gonzalez also went yard. The Astros now have all the momentum as the series shifts back to Houston on Friday night.


Dallas Keuchel allowed three runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings as the Astros fell to the Dodgers 3-1 in Game 1 of the 2017 World Series on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Keuchel also struck out three and walked one. The three runs he allowed came off two homers, one in the first inning by Chris Taylor and another in the sixth by Justin Turner. Houston's lineup couldn't give him much support with Clayton Kershaw locked in on the other side. It's unclear when Keuchel will pitch next this series. It will likely be in Game 5 unless the Astros feel the need to bring him back in Game 4.


Alex Bregman went 1-for-4 with a solo homer as the Astros fell to the Dodgers 3-1 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the 2017 World Series.

Fantasy Impact: Bregman's blast tied the game at 1 in the top of the fourth. It was one of only three hits the powerful Houston lineup could muster off Clayton Kershaw. This was Bregman's third homer of the post-season. The other two both came off Chris Sale. Not bad for the 23-year-old.


Chris Taylor went 1-for-3 with a homer, a walk, and two runs scored as the Dodgers defeated the Astros 3-1 in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor became the first player to ever start the World Series with a homer for his team, when he launched a first inning Dallas Keuchel offering into the stands. He later came around to score on Justin Turner's two-run homer in the sixth, which put Los Angeles up for good. Game 2 will be played on Wednesday night.


Justin Turner went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer to help the Dodgers take Game 1 of the World Series 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Turner's homer came off Dallas Keuchel and broke a 1-1 tie. He's now hitting .371 with four homers and 14 RBIs in nine post-season games. He'll face off against Justin Verlander in Game 2 of this series tomorrow night.


Clayton Kershaw allowed one run on three hits over seven dominant frames in Game 1 of the World Series, striking out 11 and walking none.

Fantasy Impact: Kershaw threw just 83 pitches tonight, departing with a 3-1 lead that wound up being the final score. The lone run he allowed was a solo homer by Alex Bregman. Aside from that Kershaw was near perfect in his World Series debut. He'll pitch again in Game 5 if the Dodgers don't sweep.


Tommy Kahnle allowed three runs on four hits in 1 1/3 innings in Game 7 of the ALCS on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Kahnle was the first reliever brought in to replace CC Sabathia in this one. He had been dominant all post-season for New York, but just didn't have his best stuff in Houston. Jose Altuve hit a solo homer off him, and eventually two more runs would cross the plate in the fifth. Kahnle finishes the playoffs with a 2.38 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 11 1/3 innings.


CC Sabathia took the loss in Game 7 of the ALCS on Saturday night in Houston, allowing one run on five hits over 3 1/3 innings. Sabathia walked three and failed to strike anyone out.

Fantasy Impact: The 37-year-old southpaw had been in vintage form this post-season, and he didn't pitch that poorly in this one. However, the one run he allowed was more than the New York offense could muster all night. Sabathia finishes the series with a 0.96 ERA. He'll enter free-agency this winter.


Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk as the Astros defeated the Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the ALCS on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Altuve homered for the second consecutive game. This one came off Tommy Kahnle in the fifth inning and gave Houston a 2-0 lead. The AL MVP finalist finished the series batting .320 with a .974 OPS.