Jose Bautista hit two home runs to increase his Major League-leading total to 30 home runs this season. Bautista hit a three-run blast in the first inning and a two-run shot in the eighth. Everyone who thought Bautista would slow down in the second half better re-evaluate their opinion. In his last 10 games, he is 14-for-44 (.318) with 4 home runs, 14 RBI, and 7 runs. Bautista has already set career highs in home runs and RBI. Keep him in your starting lineup.
This the fifth multihomer game of the season for Bautista, who has connected in three straight games and leads the AL with 10 in July. Keep him in your starting lineup.
In other fantasy news from Tuesday…..
- Stephen Strasburg was scratched from his start Tuesday night after having trouble loosening up. The Nationals say that Strasburg is day-to-day after finding inflammation and soreness in his shoulder. It does not appear the Nationals are panicking and neither should those of you that own Strasburg in your fantasy leagues.
- Matt Capps earned his 25th save as the Nationals defeated the Braves. It could have been the last appearance for Capps in Washington. Don’t be surprised if the Nationals trade Capps by the deadline.
- Gavin Floyd threw seven shutout innings, giving up five hits while striking out six in a win over the Mariners. In his last two starts, both against the Mariners, Floyd has thrown 14 consecutive shutout innings.
- Adam Wainwright was roughed up for six earned runs by the Mets. Wainwright allowed six hits, walking three and striking out six over five innings to fall to 14-6.
- Tyler Colvin hit one. It was his 16th and that leads all rookies. Colvin went deep for the fourth time in eight games, giving him 6 homers in July.
- Nelson Cruz hit a two-run home run in 10th inning as the Rangers beat the A’s 3-1.
- Troy Tulowitzki returned from the disabled list and went 0-4, but did hit the ball well a couple of times.
- Andre Either was a late scratch due to illness Tuesday night, but delivered a two-run pinch-hit single in the seventh inning to break a scoreless tie and lift the Dodgers to a 2-0 victory over the first-place Padres.
- Jason Bay could be out a week or more with a concussion. The injury Bay claimed was a delayed reaction to running into the wall last week.