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About Joey C - RotoBaller

Joey Christopoulos runs his own fantasy football web series Tuddy Guys ( The Chicago-born comedian currently lives in Los Angeles and works in commercials as an actor. Joey has been performing sketch comedy in The Cool Table for the past 12 years. He has a BFA in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia College Chicago and is a die hard Chicago sports fan. His credits also include writing/directing three full length sports comedy plays about the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears.

Joey C - RotoBaller has written 5007 articles so far, you can find them below.

Danny Valencia Hitting .333 With Runners In Scoring Position

Danny Valencia hit a first inning two-run home run that paced the Mariners to a 7-3 win on Sunday. The Mariners begin a series at home against the Tigers on Monday and Valencia is hitting .284 through 30 games at Safeco Field this season. Valencia is getting it done with runners in scoring position, hitting... Read More

2 years ago

Nelson Cruz Homerless In Last 41 At-Bats

Nelson Cruz doubled and scored a run in the Mariners win on Sunday. Cruz is in the midst of a 3-for-20 mini-slump and has not hit a home run in his last 41 at-bats. Cruz leads the Mariners with 14 home runs and 53 runs batted in but the month of June has been by... Read More

2 years ago

Kyle Seager's Run Production On The Rise

Kyle Seager doubled three times and drove in three runs in the Mariners 7-3 win on Sunday. Seager has now driven in 13 runs over his last 13 games and his 41 RBI on the season is ranked third among American League third basemen. Seager only has seven home runs this season but now has... Read More

2 years ago

Ben Gamel Begins Week With 10-Game Hitting Streak

Ben Gamel singled twice and scored a run in the Mariners 7-3 win on Sunday. Gamel now has a 10-game hitting streak and is 19-for-41 (.463) during that span. Since the injury to shortstop Jean Segura, Gamel has been inserted into the leadoff spot and has thrived. He is hitting .415 leading off this season... Read More

2 years ago

Christian Bergman Bounces Back

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Christian Bergman won his fourth game of the season, allowing two runs over 5 2/3 innings in the Mariners 7-3 win over the Rangers. It was a resilient performance for the 29-year old right-hander, tossing a quality outing after getting torched for nine runs over 2 2/3 innings in his last... Read More

2 years ago

Felix Hernandez To Make Third Rehab Start Saturday

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez will make his third rehab start for Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday. Hernandez hasn't been happy with the amount of starts he has had to make in the minors but was roughed up pretty good in his first outing. If he makes it through the start healthy, there is a high... Read More

2 years ago

Hisashi Iwakuma Ready To Make Second Rehab Start

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma will make his second rehab start for Triple-A Tacoma on Monday. Iwakuma allowed only one hit over four innings in his first start on Wednesday. If all goes well on Monday, he could be back in the Mariners rotation by next weekend. With starter Felix Hernandez also in line for a... Read More

2 years ago

Lance McCullers Could Resume Throwing This Weekend

Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers may begin a rehab throwing program beginning Saturday. McCullers has been sidelined with a lower back injury and was placed on the disabled list June 9, and even if he throws on Saturday, it is highly unlikely he would rejoin the team when he is eligible to come off the... Read More

2 years ago

Yuli Gurriel Hitting .173 Against Lefties

Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel and the Astros will host the Red Sox and left-handed starter Drew Pomeranz beginning Friday night. The right-handed hitting Gurriel has struggled against lefties this season, hitting only .173 through 52 at-bats. Gurriel is hitting .326 in the month of June, including three home runs in his last 10 games played,... Read More

2 years ago

Jean Segura Likely To Return Early Next Week

Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura will not be on the field this weekend for the Mariners series with the Rangers. The Mariners were hoping to have him back but appear to be taking a cautious approach with their leadoff man. Segura took part in batting practice Wednesday and successfully made it through several agility drills but... Read More

2 years ago

Carlos Beltran Hitting .173 Over His Last 12 Games

Houston Astros outfielder Carlos Beltran has only nine hits over his last 52 at-bats (.173), and his average has slumped to .234 on the season. Beltran hit an RBI single and walked with the bases loaded in the Astros' 13-2 win on Wednesday, but time may be catching up to the veteran slugger. It was his... Read More

2 years ago

Jose Altuve Snaps 3-For-19 Funk With Three Hits

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve doubled twice and scored three runs in the Astros blowout win on Wednesday. Altuve collected three hits on the night and broke out of a small funk he had been in the past five games. It has been strange, but Altuve continues to struggle hitting at home, batting only .243... Read More

2 years ago

Jake Marisnick's Playing Time May Begin To Dwindle Further

Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick hit his seventh home run of the season in the Astros win on Wednesday night. Marisnick is hitting .261 this season with 15 runs batted in but is hitting .222 in the month of June. With outfield prospect Derek Fisher up from the minors, outfielder Josh Reddick (concussion) a few days away from... Read More

2 years ago

Marwin Gonzalez Hitting .325 With Runners In Scoring Position

Houston Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs in the Astros' 13-2 win over the Rangers on Wednesday. Gonzalez hit an RBI single and then a two-run single in the game, as he continues to thrive with runners on. Gonzalez is hitting .325 through 40 at-bats with runners in scoring position, driving... Read More

2 years ago

Francis Martes Wins First Major League Start

Houston Astros top pitching prospect Francis Martes struck out seven, allowing only one run in five innings pitched in the Astros' 13-2 win on Thursday. Martes threw 88 pitches, walking two and hitting one batter. Martes gets the start because of injuries to Houston starters Collin McHugh, Dallas Keuchel, Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers. Martes... Read More

2 years ago

Derek Fisher Hits First Major League Home Run

Houston Astros outfield prospect Derek Fisher hit his first major league home run in the sixth inning of the Astros' 13-2 win over the Rangers on Thursday. The blast by the 23-year-old outfielder began a nine-run Astros sixth that even saw Fisher come back up again and hit an RBI single in the same inning.... Read More

2 years ago

Robinson Cano Extends Hit Streak To Eight Games

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano hit an RBI single in the Mariners' 6-2 loss to the Twins Thursday afternoon. The base knock extended Cano's hitting streak to eight games, and he also has 14 hits in his last 10 games played. Cano on the season is now hitting .291 with 11 home runs, 11 doubles... Read More

2 years ago

Ben Gamel Hitting .500 Over Last Seven Games

Seattle Mariners outfielder Ben Gamel went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the Mariners' 6-2 loss to the Twins on Thursday. With the injury to leadoff man Jean Segura, Gamel has stepped in and excelled. During his seven-game hitting streak, Gamel is 15-for-30 (.500) with three runs batted in and seven runs scored.... Read More

2 years ago

Ariel Miranda Loses First Decision Since April 22

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Ariel Miranda was roughed up for six runs and 10 hits in four innings pitched during the Mariners' 6-2 loss to the Twins on Thursday. Miranda hadn't lost a decision since April 22 and was 5-0 in that span before the rocky start. In fact, Miranda had not given up more than... Read More

2 years ago

Carlos Correa's 12th Home Run Shakes Loose Recent Slump

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa hit his 12th home run of the season in the Astros' 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday. Correa has been mired in a mini-slump lately, hitting only .200 in the month of June and has only five hits in his last 32 at-bats. A cooling-off period was to be expected... Read More

2 years ago

George Springer Hits 10th Leadoff Home Run This Season

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer hit his 18th home run of the season Tuesday, and it was the 10th time this season he has led off a game with a long ball. For Springer, it was his ninth home run in his last 16 games and his fifth in the month of June. He also has... Read More

2 years ago

Brad Peacock's Strikeout Totals Are Impressive

Houston Astros starting pitcher Brad Peacock struck out 10 batters in 4 2/3 innings pitched in the Astros' 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday. Peacock received a no-decision despite allowing only one run on two hits. Peacock also walked four batters and was lifted in the fifth inning after throwing 96 pitches. In five starts... Read More

2 years ago

Josh Reddick Hoping To Return By Weekend

Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick continues to go through concussion protocol. For now, though, he has been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list that is backdated to Monday, and the Astros have called up outfielder Derek Fisher. Reddick left the game Monday after colliding with the outfield wall, and the Astros hope he will be... Read More

2 years ago

Mike Zunino Hitting .408 In Last 14 Games Played

Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino added two more hits, including an RBI double, in the Mariners' 20-7 loss Tuesday. Zunino has completely turned his season around over the course of the last couple of weeks and is hitting .408 since May 29. Over his last 14 games, he has 17 runs batted in and has... Read More

2 years ago

Jarrod Dyson Hits Career-High Third Home Run

Seattle Mariners outfielder Jarrod Dyson hit his third home run of the season in the Mariners' 20-7 loss to the Twins on Tuesday. It was Dyson's 61st game played this season, and the three homers mark his career high in home runs. Dyson hit two home runs in 2013 and '15 apiece, and his "power surge" can... Read More

2 years ago

Christian Bergman's Numbers Take A Hit

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Christian Bergman allowed 10 hits and nine runs in 2 2/3 innings pitched as the Mariners got destroyed by the Twins 20-7 on Tuesday. Bergman's ERA skyrocketed from a respectable 4.03 to 5.75 as the Mariners were out of the game early despite scoring three early runs. This is the second disastrous... Read More

2 years ago

Derek Fisher Called Up; Josh Reddick Remains In Concussion Protocol

Houston Astros outfielder Derek Fisher, one of Houston's top offensive prospects, was called up from the minors Wednesday as outfielder Josh Reddick continues to work through the league's concussion protocol. The 23-year-old Fisher should get a start in the outfield sometime this week and make his major league debut. In 60 games in Triple-A this season,... Read More

2 years ago

Taylor Motter With One Hit In Last 18 At-Bats

Seattle Mariners shortstop Taylor Motter is stuck in a 1-for-18 slump heading into Tuesday's action against the Twins. When starting shortstop Jean Segura went down with an ankle injury, it signaled a moment for Motter to get some serious playing time for at least a week. But after a two-hit performance the day after the injury,... Read More

2 years ago

Tyler Smith Collects First Two-Hit Game

Seattle Mariners infielder Tyler Smith went 2-for-5 and scored a run in the Mariners' 14-3 win Monday. It was his first multi-hit game of his career, and he is now hitting .231 through 13 at-bats this season. Smith is up with the team as starting shortstop Jean Segura rehabs an ankle injury and is backing up... Read More

2 years ago

Danny Valencia Hitting .316 Since May 1

Seattle Mariners first baseman Danny Valencia hit his sixth home run and drove in three runs in the Mariners win on Monday night. Valencia has now driven in 33 runs this season and has rebounded from a sluggish month of April where he hit .181. Since May 1, Valencia is 43-for-136 (.316) with five home runs... Read More

2 years ago

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