Valencia, Alonso Homer Against Former Club in Mariners WinSeattle's Danny Valencia hit a three-run homer against his former team and fellow ex-Oakland slugger Yonder Alonso added a two-run shot in the Mariners' 6-3 win over the Athletics on Tuesday night.
Mariners Use Long Ball To Slug Their Way Past Rays, 12-4Valencia hit a three-run homer and tied a career high with five RBIs, Taylor Motter connected for a first-inning grand slam off Jake Odorizzi, and the Mariners routed the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4 on Friday night.
Valencia, Miranda Lift Mariners Past Angels 11-3Danny Valencia homered and had four hits, Miranda pitched seven strong innings and Seattle beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-3 on Thursday night.
Why Pitching Is The Hardest Thing To Rely On In Fantasy BaseballMost fantasy baseball owners plan their draft around picking pitchers that threw well last year. But as we all learn, sometimes things don't go as planned. Pitchers can get hurt; their performance can drop off for a number of reasons, sometimes without rational explanation. The hardest part for the fantasy owner is accepting that the present season is different than past seasons, and it's sometimes better to just admit you drafted wrong instead of stubbornly sticking with bad pitchers all season—and losing the league.
With Seven Weeks Left, Make Sure Your Fantasy Team Is On Proper PaceEvery fantasy league has different rules, but most people play in standard Rotisserie leagues that feature limits on both games played by hitters and games started by pitchers—or some variation along those lines. You want to make sure your team isn't going to go over those limits too soon!