Every year it happens: Big-league trades send hitters and pitchers from the National League to the American League—and vice versa. This isn’t always a good thing, though, as pitchers have a hard time adjusting going from the NL to the AL, while hitters have a hard time adjusting going from the AL to the NL.
The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.
Marco Estrada gave up one run over seven innings and Alex Gonzalez had a two-run double, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Axford looked to his left and the St. Louis Cardinals-Houston Astros game was on one clubhouse television. He looked to another TV on his right and saw the Los Angeles Dodgers playing the Washington Nationals.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corey Hart homered to lead off the ninth inning and lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
The Pirates managed just 11 hits in their 11-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday night. Ross Ohlendorf, returning for the first time since April, lasted five innings, giving up seven runs – four earned – and striking out three.
Kevin Correia continued his success away from PNC Park as the Pirates looked for a rare win in Milwaukee Saturday, but the offense failed to show up once again in a 1-0 loss to the Brewers.