A’s starter Trevor Cahill threw eight shutout innings as the A’s rebounded with a 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers. The second-year pitcher allowed just two hits over eight shutout innings. Cahill (10-4) has impressed time and again during a season that’s included his first All-Star selection. But, considering the scary offense the Rangers throw at opponents , Wednesday’s outing has to qualify as his best start of the season.
Cahill induced 13 ground ball outs while throwing 113 pitches in the gem. Cahill has an excellent 2.93 ERA. He’ll look to keep the A’s rolling against the visiting Royals in his next start.
In other fantasy news from Wednesday…..
- The Phillies promoted Dominic Brown to replace Shane Victorino in the starting lineup. Brown went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs on Wednesday. It was only a matter of time before the Brown and his .327/20/68 minor league stat line was summoned to the Phillies. Owners in all formats in need of a bat should obtain Brown sooner than later.
- Roy Halladay was dominant once again throwing another complete game. Halladay permitted six hits and one earned run with no walks and nine strikeouts to improve his record to 12-8. He’ll face the Marlins in his next start.
- Miguel Cabrera hit one. It was his 25th of the season and first in his past eight games. Cabrera is batting .459 (17-for-37) over the last 10 games with 10 RBIs.
- Carlos Beltran hit one. It was his first home run in ten months.
- Joel Pineiro will be out six to eight weeks with an oblique injury. Eight weeks would bring Pineiro back September 2erd and with the Angels already 8.5 back, its safe to say his season is over.
- Its possible that Stephen Strasburg will miss his next start as the Nationals are being very cautious since he has never thrown this many innings in a season.
- The Dodgers acquired Scott Podsednik on Wednesday. Owners in NL-Only leagues that need an outfielder with solid average and speed, Podsednik is one to acquire.
- Ian Kinsler was unavailable for Wednesday’s game due to a sore leg. Consider him day-to-day.