Forty-nine-year-old Rockies SP Jamie Moyer won his 268th career game last night. No, it wasn't a bingo game.
Kevin Millwood cruised through the first four innings last night, but got torched in the fifth, dropping our streaming starter record to 10-5 for the season. Today's pick is Jake Peavy (owned in 22.8 percent of FOXSports.com leagues) against the Orioles. Peavy was terrific in his first start, and should remain a nice option until he makes his next trip to the DL.
On to the news:
- Santiago Casilla saved the Giants' latest win, and manager Bruce Bochy suggested after the game that Casilla will get the "lion's share" of the save chances moving forward. So while Sergio Romo and Javier Lopez might get a save here and there, Casilla (owned in 1.9 percent of FOXSports.com leagues) is the man to target.
- There's trouble in the Diamondbacks' outfield. Justin Upton missed last night's game due to a thumb injury, and is expected to have an MRI today to determine if he needs a DL stint. Teammate Chris Young is day-to-day after suffering a shoulder injury while crashing into the outfield wall to make a catch. Watch the video when you get a chance - it's a really nice grab.
- Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera has been placed on the bereavement list following the death of his grandfather. Manager Manny Acta said Tuesday that Cabrera would probably miss the rest of the Tribe's current West Coast trip, so you shouldn't expect to see him back in the lineup until next Tuesday. Look for Jason Donald to handle the team's shortstop duties until then.
- Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan is day-to-day due to hamstring tightness.
- In case you missed it, Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez was back in the lineup last night, as was the injured Cardinals' trio of Lance Berkman, Carlos Beltran and David Freese. Start 'em if you've got 'em.
- Here's a link to the transcript of my weekly chat, and you should listen to this week's Fantasy 15 podcast with Mike Harmon and me when you get a chance. Both are chock full of fantasy goodness.
- I know the suspense must be killing you, but Blue Jays manager John Farrell hasn't decided who his starting pitcher will be on Saturday.
- OK, Starlin Castro owners: Raise your hand if you're fired up about your guy stealing his seventh base of the season last night. You weren't expecting more than 25 for the year, right?
- Rays OF B.J. Upton will probably make his 2012 debut on Friday, though it could happen earlier.
- Allen Craig's return from a knee injury is taking longer than the Cardinals thought.
- In Padres' pitcher elbow news, Tim Stauffer is targeting an early May return, while prospect Casey Kelly had an MRI that showed inflammation but no structural damage.
- Pirates SP A.J. Burnett is hoping to make his first start of the season on April 27. Please, please try to form an orderly line on your way to the free-agent wire. We don't want anyone to get hurt in a stampede.
- The A's sent reserve OF Collin Cowgill to the minors on Tuesday. Normally I wouldn't mention a transaction so small, but I think Cowgill will have some AL-only value this season. He had 14 homers and 34 steals between Triple A and the majors in 2011.
- Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira was scratched last night due to flu-like symptoms. His status for today is TBD.
- Mets SP Johan Santana was hit hard last night, and reportedly reached only the high 80s on the radar gun. Santana's first couple of starts were good, but his stuff needs to improve.
- Gee, Francisco Liriano is a mess.
- Another day, another Brandon Belt benching in San Francisco. Sigh ...
- Speaking of playing time issues, Mark Trumbo's hot corner butchery is keeping him on the Angels' bench more often than his fantasy owners would like.
- The Royals are juggling their rotation, with Jonathan Sanchez starting tonight and Luke Hochevar (ankle) getting pushed back to Friday.
- Cubs' setup man Kerry Wood (shoulder) might go on the DL soon. Fortunately, the Cubbies have the stabilizing influence of Carlos Marmol in their bullpen. Throwing strikes is sooooooo overrated.
- Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury won't need surgery on his injured shoulder, but his return timetable (6-8 weeks) hasn't changed.
- Braves' prospect Julio Teheran may have lost the fifth-starter battle in spring training, but he's mowing hitters down at Triple A.
- Brad Lidge got last night's save for the Nationals. Lidge is still apparently alternating days (not save chances) with Henry Rodriguez, but you never know when that could change.
See you back here tomorrow morning.
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