Congratulations to Giants SP Matt Cain on throwing the 22nd perfect game in major league history last night. I have a dynasty league team with both Cain and R.A. Dickey on the roster. Their combined line for the night was 18 innings, two wins, zero earned runs, one hit, zero walks and 26 strikeouts. That's pretty solid, don't you think?
Hector Noesi's strong game raised our streaming starter record to 44-27 for the season. Today's pick is Minnesota's Scott Diamond (owned in 24.1 percent of FOXSports.com leagues) against the Phillies, while tomorrow's selection is the Mets' surging Dillon Gee (5.7 percent owned, 2.60 ERA over his last four starts) versus the Reds.
On to the news:
- Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki re-aggravated his groin injury during a Triple-A rehab game on Wednesday. The Rockies don't seem to think the issue is too serious, but Tulowitzki was expected to rejoin the team this weekend, and that's unlikely to happen. If you own Tulowitzki, you'll just need to wait for an update, and be ready to bench him next week unless you hear good news.
- OMG! Stephen Strasburg left Wednesday's game with a cut on his finger! Seriously, he should be fine to make his next start.
- A's OF Yoenis Cespedes re-aggravated his hamstring injury on Wednesday, and won't play today. His weekend status is TBD, but the A's say they might let him DH.
- In other A's news, Ryan Cook got another save last night. Cook is still owned in just 2.7 percent of FOXSports.com leagues, and is clearly the chairman of his team's closer committee, which may cease to exist pretty soon.
- Lance Lynn, still awesome.
- Blue Jays SP Kyle Drabek left Wednesday's game with an elbow injury, and his status is TBD. Initial tests were positive, but Drabek isn't out of the woods yet.
- There are five afternoon games on today's schedule, with Indians-Reds getting things underway at 12:35 p.m. ET. Set your lineups accordingly.
- White Sox DH Adam Dunn was scratched last night due to a sprained ankle, and probably won't play today, either.
- Here's an update on Phillies 2B Freddy Galvis, whose season is probably over due to a broken vertebra.
- The A's will probably decide today if SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) needs a DL stint.
- Do you care that the Indians sent 1B Matt LaPorta back to the minors? Me neither.
- Royals 1B Eric Hosmer only has one home run this month, but he's batting .306 with an .895 OPS. It's coming, I'm telling you.
- The Astros aren't yet sure if Bud Norris (knee) will be able to make his scheduled start on Sunday.
- Reds OF Drew Stubbs, who has been out for more than a week due to an oblique injury and an illness, still might go on the DL at some point. Bench Stubbs in daily leagues until you know he's playing again.
- Cubs 3B Ian Stewart is on the DL because of a sore left wrist. Veteran Joe Mather started in Stewart's place last night, but doesn't bring much to the table offensively.
- What's that? A good start by Mat Latos? Wow!
- After a strong outing in place of the injured Brian Matusz last night, Jake Arrieta will probably get another start for the Orioles. AL-only owners should check Arrieta's solid ratio of 75 strikeouts against 24 walks in 81 innings, and consider taking a flier on a little luck turning his season around.
- Braves 1B Freddie Freeman got Wednesday off to rest his injured finger. He should be ready to go on Friday.
- Trevor Bauer's latest Triple-A start wasn't so good. Danny Hultzen's Wednesday game in Double A, on the other hand, was excellent. Hultzen has a 1.19 ERA and a scoreless streak of 27 2/3 innings, and it's not a big stretch to think he'll reach the majors before Bauer does. Bauer is considered a better prospect, but Hultzen will be in a really nice pitcher's park when he gets the call.
See you back here tomorrow morning.
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