Justin Upton Sits Again….


Justin Upton found himself sitting on the bench for the second time in four days and more time out of the lineup could be coming according to Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson. This could be Gibson’s way of sending a wake up call to Upton, but as Nick Piecoro reported with the Arizona Republic, Upton is clearly not happy about sitting out again. Upton is batting .143 in his past seven games has struggled most of the season and has clearly not met expectations of fantasy owners. Upton is pressing right now and he is messed up. So, the question is – what is wrong with Upton? Is it still the thumb injury? Is it something else? The bar is high for Upton and many are wondering what is wrong with him. Like Albert Pujols, Upton will figure this out and get back on track soon. If you have Upton in a keeper league, don’t sell him short.

Geoff Bloom


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Overall, Upton entered Tuesday batting .243 with five home runs and 20 RBIs.

In other fantasy news from Tuesday…..

  • Dan Uggla hit two towering home runs last night in Miami as part of a four hit night with five RBI . His second home run of the night was the 200th of his career.
  • Anibal Sanchez finally had a bad outing. Sanchez was tagged by the Braves for seven runs on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. Look, it was going to happen and the game really did not get out of hand until the 7th inning.
  • Andy Pettitte threw a gem on Tuesday night against the Rays in a 7-0 victory. What has gotten into him? He took a year off and has come back stronger racking up strikeouts and going deep into games. Last night, he struck out 10 Rays. I’m not sure how sustainable this is for Pettitte, but it’s fun to watch.
  • Colby Rasmus went 5-for-5 with a homer in a win over the White Sox.
  • Freddie Freeman had two hits and scored two runs. It appears there are no more vision problems.
  • Matt Adams hit a three-run homer to the deepest part of the park in Houston. He’s been impressive since joining the Cardinals, hitting .294 with two homers and eight RBI in just 51 at-bats.
  • Jason Kubel had three hits and finished a double shy of the cycle. He hit a two-run homer and finished with five RBI.
  • Carlos Quentin belted two homers in the Padres win over the Giants and is now is hitting .522 with five homers and nine RBI in six games since returning from the DL.
  • Huston Street returned from the disabled list and earned a victory with a scoreless ninth versus the Giants.
  • The Padres are considering moving Andrew Cashner to the rotation.
  • Desmond Jennings (left knee) was activated from the DL and finished 1-for-4 with a single in the 7-0 defeat to the Yankees.