Astros Shutout A's 6-0 On Monday NightA pair of bases loaded walks in the second inning was all the scoring needed as the Houston Astros knocked off the Oakland Athletics 6-0 Monday night at Minute Maid Park.
Never Give Up In Fantasy Baseball, Even If It Seems Hopeless With Five Weeks LeftDepending on your fantasy baseball league's structure, there's either one week to go before the head-to-head playoffs begin or five weeks to go to the end of the Rotisserie season. Regardless, you should never give up on your fantasy team, no matter what place it occupies in the league standings. Since other owners will give up, you can use that to your advantage in order to finish as high as possible. Your roster just may end up surprising you in the end.
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If Your Fantasy Baseball League Has A Trade Deadline, Act Fast To Make A MoveThere's still enough time left in the season to make a trade right now and have it work well for you down the stretch. Study those last-place teams with owners you know well and make them an offer they cannot refuse.
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Three Homers Not Enough For Astros As Cardinals Crush KeuchelThe Cardinals rocked Dallas Keuchel in front of several thousand St. Louis fans in Minute Maid Park, as the Astros fell, 8-5, on Tuesday night.
Altuve Becomes Fastest Player in Astros History To 1000 Career HitsJose Altuve reached a new career milestone in Tuesday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The 2nd baseman went 3-for-5, recording his 1000th hit in his sixth MLB season.
Alex Bregman Finally Gets His First Career Home RunAlex Bregman waited 20 games for it. The former No. 2 overall pick finally hit his first career home run for the Astros on Tuesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Reliable And Steady Fantasy Baseball Players Are Better Than Risky Rookies Right NowAs Major League Baseball teams approach the final 45 games of the season, almost all of them are giving playing time to rookies right now. It's always a risk to go with a rookie if your fantasy baseball team is challenging for the league championship in mid-August. While you may strike gold with a rookie, more often than not you're going to strike out with a first-year player. It's better instead to acquire non-flashy veteran players for the stretch drive, because wise fantasy baseball owners know they are reliable options.
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Fresh New Faces Join Veterans In New Fantasy Baseball Roles Every AugustOnce the dust from the Major League Baseball trade deadline settles, it's easy for fantasy baseball team owners to find new players that improve the roster. Some of these accidental fantasy studs are fresh faces to the MLB circuit, while others are veterans making comebacks or players that have been on the bench biding their time. Regardless, the key is to find those players quickly and get them into your starting lineup fast enough to make a difference in the final weeks of the fantasy season.
Donaldson's Dingers Too Much For McHugh, Astros In 3-1 LossThe Astros bats stayed silent and the Blue Jays hit Collin McHugh just hard enough to ensure at least a split of this four-game set with a 3-1 win on Wednesday night in Minute Maid Park.