Considering pitchers’ values with an eye to run support

Jacob deGrom pitched spectacularly, shutting out the Philadelphia Phillies for eight innings and recording his 11th consecutive quality start. And… the New York Mets failed to score even a single run while deGrom was still in the game, resulting in yet another no-decision for their ace. During this stretch, baseball’s ERA leader (1.68) has a record of just 2-4, despite eight separate outings in which he held the opposition either scoreless or to just a single run. It’s downright depressing Authentic Toronto Blue Jays Jersey for Mets fans.
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It’s not just a case of woulda, shoulda, coulda, and yes, the points are what the points are. But the fact is there’s not nearly as much separating these pairs of pitchers as perhaps initial impressions might cause you to think. It behooves you to take a closer look.

Other unlucky pitchers deserving of further scrutiny from fantasy managers include Kevin Gausman (4.11 ERA, 3.50 RS), Tyson Ross (4.41 ERA, 3.94 RS), James Shields (4.53 ERA, 3,63 RS) and Tanner Roark (4.76 ERA, 3.50 RS). I’m not saying you should actively pursue these guys, but if you’re currently using a pitcher like Brent Suter (4.53 ERA, 5.88 RS) simply because he’s won eight games this season, you may be in for a rude awakening in the season’s second half.
The Rockets reached the sure-thing agreement with star guard Chris Paul as soon at Saturday’s 11 p.m. official opening of negotiations hit, a person with knowledge of the deal said.

Paul will sign a four-year, $160 million deal when the NBA moratorium ends on July 6, reaching agreement on four more seasons rather than the full five the Rockets could have given him.

Paul tweeted a message UNFINISHED BUSINESS RUN IT BACK nearly as soon as the agreement could be reached, Zach Zenner Jersey indicating not only his plans, but the Rockets’ free agency goals with meetings set up with their own free agents, Trevor Ariza, Clint Capela, Gerald Green and Luc Mbah a Moute, in the opening weekend of negotiations.

Paul averaged 18.6 points, 7.9 assists and 1.7 steals per contest while teaming up with recently crowned Kia MVP James Harden to lead Houston to its most successful regular season in franchise history and deepest playoff run since 1995.

Orioles: RHP Andrew Cashner was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a neck strain. He’s not expected to miss more than one start. … RHP Chris Tillman (back) is slated to conclude his rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Norfolk, although manager Buck Showalter floated the idea of starting him in place of Cashner vs. Texas on Sunday.

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