Allen Craig had to leave Wednesday's game in Cincinnati after spraining his left foot while attempting to round first base and will obviously not play in Thursday's series finale. Craig returned to St. Louis after the Cardinals thrilling 5-4 extra-inning victory and was seen wearing a walking boot and using crutches as he made his way through the clubhouse. Craig landed awkwardly on his left foot and stayed down on the infield and was tagged out on the play. He was able to walk off under his own and the Cardinals later diagnosed him with a sprained left foot. Craig's injury gave Matt Adams the opportunity to play and all he did was hit two home runs. The second solo shot was the game-winner in the 16th inning. In 212 at-bats, Adams has 11 home runs this year. He has legitimate power and with regular ABs, he is certainly worth owning in all formats down the stretch if Craig misses time.
Homer Bailey has been racking up quality starts in each of his last four starts and he kept it going on Tuesday night as he threw seven scoreless innings in the Reds 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Bailey gave up a couple singles to Matt Carpenter, but otherwise kept the dangerous Cardinals hitters in check. Bailey struck out eight and issued just one walk in seven innings. Manny Parra and Aroldis Chapman threw the 8th and 9th innings respectively and kept the shutout. Bailey has been on a roll lately and he will try to keep it going next time out against the Dodgers.