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About Aaron Russell

I live in Denver and love baseball. I am married to my beautiful wife and we have two boys.

Aaron Russell has written 207 articles so far, you can find them below.

Chris Sale Strikes Out 12 Batters Wednesday

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale pitched seven scoreless innings Wednesday against the Texas Rangers. He gave up six hits and only walked one batter. Sale has 188 strikeouts compared to 31 walks in 122 innings. The Boston ace is 10-4 with a 2.23 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP. According to Chris Cotillo, "Sale... Read More

2 years ago

Bryce Harper The Favorite To Win Home Run Derby

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will have the hometown crowd behind him during this year's Home Run Derby. The field of eight was announced Wednesday and it will include first round battles between Jesus Aguilar and Rhys Hoskins, and Alex Bregman against Kyle Schwarber. The other side of the bracket will have Harper against Freddie... Read More

2 years ago

Carlos Rodon Pitches Well Against Cardinals

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon went 7 1/3 innings and gave up three hits, struck out seven and walked two in his victory Wednesday over the St. Louis Cardinals. Rodon is 2-3 with a 3.56 ERA in seven starts. He has walked 17 and struck out 35 in 43 innings. Rodon gives up too... Read More

2 years ago

Buster Posey Hits Walk-Off Single Wednesday

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey hit a single in the bottom of the 13th inning to beat the Chicago Cubs. Posey went 3-7 with the one RBI. He is the No. 3 catcher in mixed leagues and is an All-Star this year. He will not attend the event to rest his hip. This could... Read More

2 years ago

Shelby Miller Leaves With Right Elbow Tightness

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Shelby Miller could only manage a single inning Wednesday at Coors Field. His line was one inning pitched, four hits, five earned runs, two walk, and a strikeout. The official word was Miller left with right elbow tightness. An MRI is pending. Miller is 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA. He should... Read More

2 years ago

Brandon Nimmo Hits Walk-Off Homer Wednesday

New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo was supposed to have Wednesday off, but was called upon to pinch hit in the bottom of the 10th inning. He hit the first pitch he saw over the right field fence for a game winning three-run homer. Nimmo has a .380 on-base percentage with 13 homers and 29... Read More

2 years ago

Trevor Williams Pitches Five Scoreless Innings on Wednesday

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Trevor Williams pitched five innings Wednesday, giving up four hits, three walks, and striking out three. The right-hander would get the win over the Nationals after the bullpen kept the opposition off the board. Williams is now 7-7 with a 4.36 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. He has been inconsistent in his... Read More

2 years ago

Starling Marte's Homer The Difference On Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Wednesday thanks to a Starling Marte homer in the third inning. The two-run homer was blasted 414 feet to dead center. According to Elizabeth Bloom, "Since returning to the starting lineup on Independence Day, Marte is riding a seven-game hitting streak. He’s homered twice and reached... Read More

2 years ago

Felipe Vázquez Strikes Out Side for 20th Save Wednesday

Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez struck out three batters in the ninth inning Wednesday to secure his 20th save of the season. Vazquez now has 55 strikeouts in just 39 1/3 innings pitched, and a 31 percent strikeout rate. He has walked 17 hitters. The Bucs will have a four game series with the Milwaukee... Read More

2 years ago

Joe Musgrove Strikes Out Nine In Return

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove pitched five innings and struck out a career-high nine batters and only walked one Tuesday. Unfortunately, he gave up two earned runs to the Nationals on an Anthony Rendon homer, and took the loss. Musgrove is 3-4 with a 3.77 ERA, but has 45 strikeouts in 45 innings pitched.... Read More

2 years ago

Jordan Luplow Gets Start Wednesday

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jordan Luplow will start in left field Wednesday against the Washington Nationals and Gio Gonzalez. Both Austin Meadows and Corey Dickerson are not in the starting lineup. Luplow has played one game this year and gone 1-for-3 with a run scored. He is not a streaming option, nor should he owned in... Read More

2 years ago

Corey Dickerson Will Bat First Tuesday

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Corey Dickerson will lead off Tuesday against the Washington Nationals. Dickerson is batting .309 this season, and has an .805 OPS. Josh Bell has been in the leadoff spot in the lineup, but will move down to the six hole. The Pirates will face Jeremy Hellickson, who is 2-1 with a 3.81... Read More

2 years ago

Wrigley Wronged - How the Cubs Rotation Betrayed Us

The Chicago Cubs starting rotation has been underperforming in the pitching department this year. They are second-worst in walks per nine innings at 4.22, tied for sixth-worst in fielding independent pitching (FIP), 20th in total strikeouts with 396, yet have somehow come out ninth-best in team earned run average with a 3.83 ERA for the... Read More

2 years ago

Giancarlo Stanton Knocks 22nd Homer Monday

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 in the first game of two games Monday. He homered in the second inning to give the Yankees the lead. He would tally two runs in this game as the Designated Hitter. In the second game, Stanton played swapped with Aaron Judge, and played right field. He... Read More

2 years ago

Clayton Kershaw Gets Win Monday

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw pitched six innings, gave up two hits and walked one while striking out five to get the win Monday in San Diego. According to Bill Plunkett, "In four starts since returning from his latest back injury (without a rehab start)... Kershaw has a 2.25 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, held... Read More

2 years ago

Kyle Hendricks Pitches Great, Gets No-Decision

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks pitched a gem of a game Monday in San Francisco, but would not get a win. Hendricks went 8 1/3 innings and gave up five hits, struck out eight, and walked one (his final batter). He gave up one unearned run. Many fantasy owners have been waiting for a... Read More

2 years ago

Brett Gardner Goes Off In Game 2

New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner carried the Yankees to a split of the doubleheader Monday in Baltimore. Gardner went 4-for-6 with a homer and three RBI. He scored three runs as well. He did not play in the first game Monday. Gardner is slashing .260/.352/.378 this season with 40 walks and 48 runs.

2 years ago

Joey Votto Homers Monday

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto hit a homer off Mike Clevinger Monday, his only hit of the game. Votto is carrying a .385 on-base percentage in July, but he only has three RBI and three extra base hits. He is arguable one of the best hitters in baseball, but he is lacking the numbers for... Read More

2 years ago

Madison Bumgarner Gets Win Sunday

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner went 5 1/3 innings and gave up four runs on seven hits. He gave up two free passes, but struck out six. He threw in a hit at the plate as well. In his last four starts, Bumgarner is 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA with 27 strikeouts. He... Read More

2 years ago

Mike Trout Has Great Matchup Tuesday

The Los Angeles Angels will host the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, and outfielder Mike Trout has dominated the Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake. Trout is 7-for-14 lifetime against Leake including going 5-for-8 with a homer and a walk this season. Trout is actually hitting better on the road this season, but is sporting a .304 batting... Read More

2 years ago

Hoby Milner Optioned So Enyel De Los Santos Can Start Tuesday

The Philadelphia Phillies optioned Hoby Milner to Triple-A Lehigh Valley Monday to make room for Enyel De Los Santos. According to Scott Lauber De Los Santos will be on the roster "once he's officially called up to start Tuesday night." De Los Santos is 9-3 with 87 strikeouts and 31 walks in the minors. He... Read More

2 years ago

Scott Schebler Hits Homer In Cleveland

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Scott Schebler had himself a night Monday in Cleveland. He went 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI. Schebler is hitting .283 with 12 homers and 36 RBI. He is streaky and that makes him difficult to gauge. The Reds will face Trevor Bauer on Tuesday, and very few batters have done... Read More

2 years ago

Corey Knebel Takes Loss Monday

Milwaukee Brewers closer Corey Knebel gave up an RBI base hit to Miami catcher Bryan Holaday in the 10th inning of Monday's contest in Miami. Knebel is 11-for-14 in save opportunities this season. He has walked 10 and struck out 35. The Brewers will give him plenty of opportunities to save more games.

2 years ago

Hector Velazquez Will Start Tuesday

Boston Red Sox pitcher Hector Velazquez will get the ball on Tuesday against the Texas Rangers. Velazquez is 6-0 will a 2.76 ERA in 45 2/3 innings pitched this season. He has been used out of the bullpen mainly, but will get the opportunity to make a start because Brian Johnson is on the disabled... Read More

2 years ago

Felipe Vázquez Nails Down 19th Save

Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez gave up two hits in the top of the ninth to the Nationals to bring the tying run to the plate. He got a groundout double play to end the game, and secure his 19th save of the season. Vasquez will be the sole representative from the Pirates at the... Read More

2 years ago

Gregory Polanco Drives In Four Runs Monday

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco had four RBI on Monday against the Washington Nationals. He went 2-for-3 with a double and walk; he also stole a base. Polanco has had spurts of unbelievable play, and then he will follow it up with very inconsistent plate appearances. He should be owned in fantasy formats, but very... Read More

2 years ago

Yasiel Puig Placed On Disabled List Monday

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a strained right intercostal oblique muscle. He injured it during the fifth inning Sunday. Andrew Toles has been recalled to take his place, and was taking batting practice with the team on Monday. Toles is a career .294 hitter with... Read More

2 years ago

Jordy Mercer and Austin Meadows Off Monday

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer and outfielder Austin Meadows are not in the starting lineup for Monday. Max Moroff will start at short and bat eighth. Corey Dickerson, Starling Marte, and Gregory Polanco will patrol the outfield. The Bucs will face right-hander Jefry Rodriguez, who has pitched 14 1/3 innings and has 13 strikeouts. He has... Read More

2 years ago

Starling Marte Continues Hot Streak Sunday

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte continues his scorching pace since returning from a couple of days off to re-focus. Marte went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Sunday's win against the Phillies. Marte now has a 1.532 OPS with three stolen bases in three games. He has raised his batting average 13 points during this... Read More

2 years ago

Nick Kingham Pitches Well Sunday

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Nick Kingham bounced back from a rough outing earlier in the week to secure a win Sunday against the Phillies. Kingham went six innings, and gave up one run on four hits with one walk and five strikeouts. He even got his first MLB hit and two RBI on Sunday. His... Read More

2 years ago

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