It happens every year: A solid productive player on your fantasy baseball roster gets traded to a team that just plans on using him as a backup. If you’re lucky, one of your backups is the benefit of such a trade, too. However, every fantasy owner needs to make adjustments after July 31 to make sure their rosters are still competitive and productive. If not, it’s a slow crawl to the end of September and sixth place in your league.
Reyes had three hits for his majors-leading 33rd multi-hit game, homering two pitches after pinch-hitter Scott Hairston also did in the ninth. David Murphy and Angel Pagan went 2 for 4 and Carlos Beltran had a two-run single for New York, which has won six of eight.
R.A. Dickey regained command of his knuckleball and confounded the Yankees for six innings, Daniel Murphy homered and a youthful Mets lineup won the Subway Series opener 2-1 Friday night in front of a surprisingly lackluster New York crowd.
Julio Borbon drove in three runs, including the go-ahead run with a squeeze bunt, and the Texas Rangers beat the New York Yankees 7-5 on Saturday night after blowing an early five-run lead.
Their Texas-sized wait is over. The Rangers are going to the World Series. And they got there with a win over their old nemesis, the defending champion New York Yankees.
Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz left Game 5 of the ALCS with tightness in his troublesome left hamstring. He said it was merely a precaution and expects to play in Game 6.
David Murphy homered and had an RBI double and the Texas Rangers got even in the AL championship series with a 7-2 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 2 on Saturday.
Cliff Lee has won his last three starts against the New York Yankees, including the postseason. He might find this one a bit easier.