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Johnny Cueto San Francisco Giants

Musgrove's not availabe in any leagues. Cueto in many. 

 
 
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Franmil ReyesRonald Acuna Jr.Jared WalshJoe MusgroveJohnny Cueto

Yesterday's Top Performers

Pitchers:

Joe Musgrove* (SDP): 9.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 10 K, 97 GmSc

Johnny Cueto* (SFG): 8.2 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 78 GmSc

Zach Plesac (CLE): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 77 GmSc

Andrew Heaney (LAA): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 9 K, 73 GmSc

Charlie Morton (ATL): 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 66 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com

* - pictured above

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Joe Musgrove San Diego Padres

How hard is a Maddux?

Musgrove missed by 13.


Padres First No-Hitter!

Until Joe Musgrove's incredible performance yesterday, the San Diego Padres were the only team in Major League Baseball without a no-hitter in their history; the franchise's first season was 1969.

With that out of the way, here is the list of teams with the most time passed since their last no-hitter:

Cleveland Indians: Len Barker, 1981
Milwaukee Brewers: Juan Nieves, 1987
Toronto Blue Jays: Dave Stieb, 1990

See the full list of no-hitters at Baseball-Reference.com

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Joshua Palacios Toronto Blue Jays

Yesterday's Debut

RF Josh Palacios (TOR)

Born: July 30, 1995 (Age: 25-253d)

Drafted: Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 31st round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft from San Jacinto College, North Campus (Houston, TX) and the Toronto Blue Jays in the 4th round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft from Auburn University (Auburn, AL).

Debut: 0-3

Others

  • Luke Raley (LAD), RF, 26-202d
  • Ty Tice (TOR), P, 24-279d
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Jake McGee San Francisco Giants

A bloop hit by Story with two outs in the ninth in Oracle deprived Cueto of his complete game -- and brought in McGee to face the tying run in the form of Sam Hilliard.

Hilliard missed the first pitch, a 94 mph 4-seamer.

Hilliard missed the second pitch, a 96 mph 4-seamer.

Hilliard missed the third pitch, a 97 mph 4-seamer.

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C.J. Cron Colorado Rockies

He seems to have left his bat in Arizona (0-for-2 yesterday in San Francisco to drop down to .174) but it's waiting for him in Coors.

Alex Patton Alex
Alec Bohm Philadelphia Phillies

Take advantage of his slow start if you're drafting this weekend.

And he's available, which is unlikely.

Alex Patton Alex
Amed Rosario Cleveland Indians

Department of Don't Do As I Do:

I paid a combined $23 for Amed Rosario and Victor Reyes last weekend, thinking they both had regular gigs.

Ahmed started in center field against a lefty last night and (the other AP's recap)...

the converted middle infielder was challenged right away when he had to run down a deep fly by Jeimer Candelario for the game's first out.

Rosario initially froze before retreating.

"I'm glad I don't chew anymore because I probably would have swallowed my chew," Francona joked. "You know what, he doesn't back down, man. He's going to be OK. Is it going to be perfect? I don't know. But he might just be OK."

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Corey Knebel Los Angeles Dodgers

Struck out the side on ten pitches to seal the victory in a 1-0 game. In four games, hasn't allowed a hit.

There should be a fourth demo league (in addition to CBS, LABR and Tout) that drafts a week into the season. Be interesting to see how much the prices change.

Alex Patton Alex
James Karinchak Cleveland Indians

If you are drafting this weekend, you are slimming down this bid.

I wish I could advise how far. All I know is I paid full price last weekend.

Alex Patton Alex
Emmanuel Clase Cleveland Indians

If you are drafting this weekend and Plan A was to chase Clase, you are sorry to see this.

Emmanuel Clase worked the ninth — breaking 100 mph on most of his 14 pitches — for his first save with Cleveland and the second of his career. He got one with Texas in 2019.

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Josh Rojas Arizona Diamondbacks

Grabbed him for $1 and now wondering how patient to be for signs of life.  Early season pickups often turn out to be the best ones.  Debating dropping him for Evans, for example, who is hot right now. 

joel schreier jschri
Joe Musgrove San Diego Padres

Putting the Victor in Victory.

van wilhoite LVW
Madison Bumgarner Arizona Diamondbacks

D-backs try to get some value out of MadBum ... send him up to PH with 2-outs in the bottom of the 9th in a tie game ... he pop'd out ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Eduardo Escobar Arizona Diamondbacks

A classic AB ... Sims dealt him a very high and very inside fastball that he spun away from ... and he was PISSED ... a very controlled PISSED ... 2 pitches later, he barrels one over the right field fence for a 2-run HR that tied the game :-)

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Joe Musgrove San Diego Padres

Musgrove’s last four starts:

Apr 9 v Tex .... 9 innings ... 0 hits .... 0 runs

Apr 3 v AZ ..... 6 innings ... 3 hits .... 0 runs

Sep 26 v Clev .. 7 innings ... 3 hits ... 0 runs

Sep 20 v STL ... 6 innings .. 3 hits ... 0 runs

So, 4 starts ... 28 innngs ... 9 hits ... 0 runs ... impressive.

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Also, note that the last ML no hitter had Caratini as the catcher.

Howard Lynch LynchMob

Was this the first time a no hitter was thrown where the only batter that reached was via hit batsmen.

van wilhoite LVW
Merrill Kelly Arizona Diamondbacks

Decided to take a flier on Morejon.  Good ballpark, good team and good stuff.  Hate playing with rookie pitcher fire, but I really need some strikeouts so it is a risk I am taking.

joel schreier jschri

I was encouraged by your more extensive take on him and bit the bullet in one league.  Might want to diversify my risk.  I suppose Cueto falls in the same category.  He pitched a gem today as well.

joel schreier jschri
Austin Gomber Colorado Rockies

I wasn't expecting a pitching duel in the Gomber-Cueto matchup today, even in SF. But they're doing it. Gomber has only walked three.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Merrill Kelly Arizona Diamondbacks

I was dazzled by his 2020 apparent improvements, and Alex and I are so far paying the price. My profile, if you're a subscriber, is a much better take. I think he might be very useful for a big league team, but I agree with LynchMob that the park doesn't help him at all, which makes him a bad fantasy fit.

The group jschri describes is tough. I'm a little enamored with Widener, who is in that same ballpark but seems to have upped his stuff. Ross pitched a good game today, but that's kind of the common denominator in this group. On any day any of them might work, but they each have potentially painful flaws. 

If you can, stream them. It may not work but it will be a good exercise.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman

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