I have missed the past few weeks. Sorry. Sue me (please don't).
Some things I can remember from the top of my head since the last time I did a report:
1.) Lance Lynn lost 3 straight decisions allowing 5+ ERs in each start. I have him on my fantasy team and after those 3 starts I got an alert saying he had been dropped by 2936 fantasy teams. Why people dropped a 10 game winner and an All-Star, I don't know.
2.) Drew Pomeranz was called back up and in his first game back he pitched 6 innings allowing 2 hits and 1 R (0 ER) and took the loss. Dissapointing in the way he lost but he pitched a hell of a game.
Stats from this past week are below the jump
Drew Pomeranz (Rockies)- Drew pitched his second straight gem. He pitched 6.1 innings allowing only 1 hit and struck out 7. He was the winning pitcher of record and has lowered his ERA to 3.06. This is the Drew we know so let's hope he can keep this up. Whatever happened in Colorado Springs shaped him up pretty nicely. Drew is now 1-3 on the year.
Lance Lynn (Cardnials)- After those three bad starts he turned it back around. Lynn went 6 innings against the Rockies allowing only 4 hits and no runs while strking out 7. His ERA has risen almost a full run over the past month, but that was due to his 3 bad starts. He is currently 11-4 with a 3.41 ERA. Congrats on the All Star appearance Lance.
Alex Presley (Pirates)- Alex hasn't played since July 3rd. He was trying to make a diving catch but his head slammed against the ground in the process. He has been put on the 7 day disabled list and is expected to rejoin the team on next Friday. He was hitting .242 at the time of his injury with 6 HRs and 13 RBIs.
Zack Cozart (Reds)- Zack also suffered a concussion this past week but didn't miss any playing time. Over the past week he went 7 of 28 (.250) with 1 HR and 1 RBI. Zack is currently hitting .252 with 9 HRs and 17 RBIS. Intersting note on Zack, I was reading through ESPN's mid-season awards and under NL rookie of the year, Zack was listed third under the "With Apolgies" section. He is obviously making an impression on people throught the majors.
Seth Smith (A's)- Seth went 4 of 16 (.250) with no HRs or RBIs over the past week. A few weeks ago Seth was swinging a pretty hot bat but it seems he has cooled off slightly. His current average sits at .249 with 8 HRs and 27 RBIs.