Fantasy Baseball Today: Vinnie Pasquantino’s delayed heating and Miles Mikolas crushed in Coors

Happy Wednesday everyone! If you were looking to determine what was the worst start by a pitcher in the 2022 season, you probably don’t have to look beyond Tuesday night’s action. We hate to start this thing on a negative note, but just think of the Fantasy managers who had hitters in their lineups against Miles Mikolas on Tuesday.

So how did Mikolas enter history? By allowing 10 earned runs on 14 hits in just 2 2/3 innings, we witnessed the first time in MLB history that a pitcher allowed at least 14 hits, at least 10 runs and all done in less than three rounds of work. It’s definitely the worst start we’ve seen in 2022, and it’s hard to imagine it going much worse.

Mikolas’ ERA goes from 2.92 to 3.50 and those Rockies benefited the most from his hit: CJ Cron had his 23rd homer and five more RBIs, Randal Grichuk went 5-for-5 with his 12th homer, three runs and three RBIs and Brendan Rodgers had four hits and three runs.

Below, we’ll detail some other key takeaways from Tuesday’s action. But first, make sure you’re up to date with everything happening at CBSSports.com/Fantasy. Scott White’s Dynasty Stockwatch took a deep dive into players who lost, gained, or held value in Dynasty. you will find that here. And don’t miss Scott’s new and strong Outlook Report with guys who can impact the stretch.

Vinnie P for the stretch run!

Vinnie Pasquantino was one of the highest-profile call-ups this season as one of the best pure-hit prospects in the game, but the Royals’ young slugger hadn’t sizzled at the plate – that is until recently. Vinny P hit a double dong in Tuesday’s doubleheader while collecting three hits on seven at bat. Slowly, but surely, he is increasing his numbers with five home runs and a .237 batting average in 37 games. Vinny P is only listed at 53% after the slow start, and Scott has been good at explaining why he can turn that little radiator into a longer radiator on the FBT pod – and we agree. If it’s on your waiver wire, pick it up now.

Peralta improves on second start

Freddy Peralta started to look a little more alike on his second start after his long trip to IL on Tuesday night. Peralta threw five innings against the Rays and allowed two hits, two earned runs and zero walks. He struck out four of 65 shots and was generally in excellent control on the outing. Fastball speed remains down from last season, and the same can be said for his speed on his slider and curveball. But with the exception of two errors in total, Peralta was hard to hit on Tuesday, and I expect more of the same as the Brewers rebuild his pitch count.

who fired

We had a good old-fashioned pitching duel between the Yankees and Mariners on Tuesday. Gerrit Cole got back on track by pitching seven scoreless innings on walks. He allowed five hits but struck out eight. On the other hand, newly acquired Luis Castillo pitched eight shutout innings himself. He allowed three hits, walked two, struck out seven Yankees and spurred 20 swing strikes. The change of scenery seems like a very, very good thing for Castillo.

Who is not

Lance Lynn it looked like he could get back on track in his last outing, but he just can’t string together back-to-back quality starts. Tuesday was the wrong Lynn. Lynn allowed four earned runs, seven hits and one walk in six innings against the Royals. His ERA for the year now goes to 5.88.

Fantastic news, injuries and ratings

For a full recap of every injury, update and more, be sure you’re locked in to the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast where Frank, Scott and Chris dive deep into every player rating. For the CliffsNotes release, we’ll recap the major news and notes you need to know here:

  • Bryce Harper hasn’t regained as much flexibility in his thumb as expected and is not yet ready to face pitchers. According to recent reports, Harper will be back in September.
  • Julio Rodriguez should be back this Friday. He has been out since July 31 with pain in his right wrist.
  • Tim Anderson was placed on the IL with a torn ligament in his left hand and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
  • Trevor’s Story started swinging a bat again, which is a positive step forward with that hairline fracture in his right wrist. It remains unscheduled for now.
  • Tanner Houck was placed on IL with lower back inflammation, retroactive to August 6th.
  • Sound the random baseball injury alarm! Chris Sale underwent season-ending surgery on Monday to repair a broken wrist he suffered in a cycling accident over the weekend. The Red Sox said he “should” be ready to participate in spring training next season.
  • Jack Flaherty will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A on Wednesday.
  • After some optimism, it turned out that Anthony Rizo was absent again on Tuesday for the fifth straight game.
  • jesse winker was not in the lineup Tuesday after leaving Monday’s game with back spasms.
  • Franmil Reyes was pitched into the Cubs’ lineup in fifth at bat on Tuesday.
  • Matt Charpentier was placed on the IL with a broken foot. Miguel Andujar was recalled.
  • Orlando Arcia heads for the IL with hamstring strain.
  • Sixto Sanchez will pitch two innings in a mock game on Saturday, but is not expected to return this season.



Fantasy Baseball Today: Vinnie Pasquantino’s delayed heating and Miles Mikolas crushed in Coors

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