Week 6 Weekend Roundup – Mitch Haniger Can’t Be Stopped

Senior Fantasy Baseball Expert Adam Ronis recaps the latest Fantasy Baseball news, injuries and headlines in our Week 6 Weekend Roundup!

If you were able to land Mitch Haniger in the middle of drafts, there’s a feeling of euphoria right now. The Mariners outfielder went 3-for-5 with a triple, home run and three RBIs Sunday. He is batting .309 with 17 runs, 10 home runs, and 27 RBIs. Haniger was hindered by injuries last year but hit .282 with 58 runs, 16 home runs, 47 RBIs and five stolen bases in 96 games.

Nick Kingham took a perfect game into the seventh inning in his major league debut Sunday. The Pirates right-hander allowed a two-out hit and went seven scoreless innings with no walks and nine strikeouts. He is 26 and was expected to make one start, but after this performance, he’s likely to make another start.

Robbie Ray left Sunday’s start in the second inning with a left oblique strain. He’s likely to land on the DL.

Gerrit Cole‘s domination continued Sunday, although he took a no-decision. Cole went 6.2 innings and allowed six hits, three runs, no walks and struck out 12. He is 2-1 with a 1.73 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and a 69:8 K:BB ratio in 41.2 innings.

Gary Sanchez hit a two-run homer for the Yankees in a 2-1 win over the Angels Sunday night. He is batting .208 with seven home runs and 24 RBIs. Aroldis Chapman closed it out for his sixth save.

Brandon Morrow pitched a perfect inning to get save No. 7 Sunday.

Ronald Acuna‘s first week in the majors went well. He reached base four times Sunday with two doubles and two walks and a stolen bases batting second behind Ozzie Albies. He is 8-for-19. Albies went 2-for-5 with three runs, a homer, three RBIs, a walk and a stolen base. Albies has nine home runs.

Brandon McCarthy pitched 5.1 innings and allowed one run, five hits, three walks and struck out six in a win over the Phillies to improve to 4-0.

Gio Gonzalez allowed one run and struck out eight in seven innings to get a win over the Diamondbacks. He has a 2.67 ERA and 37:14 K:BB ratio in 33.2 innings.

Ryon Healy, who recently returned from the DL, hit two home runs Sunday. He has three home runs in the last two games.



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Marco Gonzales allowed two runs, six hits, one walk and struck out four in a win over the Indians.

Darren O’Day pitched a scoreless inning and struck out two to get a save for the Orioles Sunday.

Pedro Alvarez hit a pair of homers for the second time in three games.

Teoscar Hernandez remains hot, going 2-for-3 with a homer, his fourth, and he should be owned in all leagues.

J.A. Happ struck out nine and allowed two runs in seven innings to get a win. He has a 3.50 ERA with 50 strikeouts in 36 innings.

Trea Turner stole his 12th base Sunday.

Caleb Smith allowed two hits, one walk and struck out nine in seven scoreless innings to get a win over the Rockies.

Tyler Chatwood threw seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits, three walks and struck out four. He has a 2.83 ERA.

Yoenis Cespedes injured his thumb sliding headfirst into third base on a stolen base Sunday. X-Rays were negative, and he will have an MRI Monday. Cespedes says he’s had this before and will miss three games.

Jeurys Familia wasn’t with the Mets Sunday to attend a ceremony for the passing of his father-in-law, and he will be away for a few days.

Cheslor Cuthbert hit two home runs and had four RBIs Sunday.

Jack Flaherty allowed three earned runs, four hits, and four walks in five innings with two strikeouts in a loss in Pittsburgh on Saturday. He could be sent to the minors if Adam Wainwright returns from the DL when eligible.

Charlie Blackmon hit his ninth homer Saturday.

Yasiel Puig was placed on the 10-day DL with a left hip pointer and bruised left foot.

Wil Myers suffered a strained left oblique Saturday and was placed on the 10-day DL. Myers said it’s a low-grade strain and he expects to return in a couple of weeks. It’s the second time he has been on the DL this season. Outfielder Travis Jankowski was called up.

Wilson Ramos stayed hot, going 3-for-3 with a homer Saturday. He is batting .292 with four home runs and 13 RBIs.

David Price allowed six runs — five earned — in 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rays.

Chris Taylor went 3-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, three runs, a walk and a stolen base and Joc Pederson went 4-for-5 with four RBIs in Game 1 of a doubleheader Saturday.

J.P. Crawford left Saturday’s game with a strained right elbow.

Walker Buehler went five innings and allowed two runs, six hits, one walk and struck out six in a win over the Giants.

Chris Stratton was hammered by the Dodgers Saturday. He allowed six runs, six hits, walked four and struck out three.

David Peralta went 3-for-4 with two home runs.

Brad Boxberger loaded the bases but escaped to get his eighth save on Saturday against the Nationals.

Jean Segura went 3-for-5 with a home run, four RBIs, three runs and a stolen base and teammate Nelson Cruz went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs  Saturday.

Patrick Corbin went 6.2 innings and allowed seven hits, three runs, walked one and struck out seven in a no-decision.

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs. He has eight home runs.

Kevin Pillar went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs Saturday.

Mookie Betts left Saturday’s game with hamstring tightness and wasn’t in the lineup Sunday.

Jose Quintana pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed two hits, one walk and struck out seven.

Johnny Cueto allowed three hits, two runs, two walks and struck out three in six innings to get a win over the Dodgers.

Lance McCullers threw seven scoreless innings and allowed two hits, no walks and struck out seven in a win over the A’s. He is 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA over his last three starts.

The Giants placed Joe Panik on the 10-day DL with a left thumb sprain and put Mac Williamson on the 7-day concussion DL.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Josh Donaldson could be activated for the series against the Rays on the weekend. He began his rehab assignment Saturday.

Wade Miley will start for the Brewers Wednesday and Brent Suter will be moved to the bullpen.

If Julio Teheran can’t make his start Wednesday, Mike Soroka is expected to be called up. He was scratched from his Sunday start. Soroka, 20, has a 24:5 K:BB ratio and 1.99 ERA in 22.2 innings at Triple-A.

Anthony Rendon went through a full workout Sunday and is close to being activated from the DL.

Miguel Sano sat Saturday and Sunday with a hamstring strain. The Twins think it’s minor.

Kyle Barraclough picked up a save Saturday for the Marlins, and manager Don Mattingly said Brad Ziegler “was not 100 percent.” Ziegler picked up a save Sunday.

Corey Knebel is scheduled to face hitters Monday. He pitched a bullpen Friday with no issues. He is expected to return in the middle of May.

Luis Castillo has struggled for the Reds and hasn’t looked close to the pitcher he was last season. Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman said Castillo’s arm angle had changed a bit and he’s working with coaches to improve it.

Shohei Ohtani was scheduled to start Tuesday, and the Angels have Nick Tropeano listed as their starter. Ohtani sprained his ankle when he was hitting Friday. He will pitch over the weekend and is expected to be available to hit in the upcoming series.

DJ LeMahieu missed two games over the weekend with a hamstring strain.

The Blue Jays sent Devon Travis to Triple-A.

The Phillies placed J.P. Crawford on the 10-day DL with a right forearm strain.

Byron Buxton initially went on the DL with migraines, but he has a hairline fracture in his big toe after fouling a ball off his foot in a rehab start.

Carlos Gonzalez is expected to be activated from the DL in the series against the Cubs to open the week.

Madison Bumgarner hopes to be cleared to begin a throwing program Tuesday.

Rich Hill was scratched from his start Monday due to an infection in his left middle finger. He has been out with a cracked fingernail and was scheduled to return. Ross Stripling will make the start against the Diamondbacks.

Miguel Cabrera left Sunday’s game with a left biceps spasm. He said he felt much better after getting treatment.

Cody Bellinger was benched in the sixth inning for not hustling.

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