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.
Sonny Gray Throws 3-Hitter In 2-0 Shutout Of DodgersSonny Gray pitched a masterful three-hitter for his second shutout in July, and the Oakland Athletics snapped their four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
Kendrick's 10th-Inning Sacrifice Fly Lifts Angels Over A's, 4-3Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened a two-game lead atop the major league standings with a 4-3 victory Thursday night over the Oakland Athletics.
Gray Pitches Athletics Past Angels, 5-3
Athletics Need Sonny Gray To Show Off Masterful CurveballThe Oakland A's, bitten by the injury bug, need to lean on starting pitcher Sonny Gray even more than expected.