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Vines And Pines 7-20-15

We are back in action for the second half, and Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout, and Zack Greinke have picked up where they left off with big outings in the first weekend back. Some players not so much, Jose Abreu, Josh Donaldson, Todd Frazier only recorded one hit over the weekend. Justin Verlander, Chris Sale, and Cole Hamels did not get off to good starts for the second half, and Hamels’ might be the most disappointing.

Homer In The ASG – Walk-off First Game Back

The Angels had one hit coming into the bottom of the ninth, that changed when Mike Trout came to the plate. Koji Uehara made a pretty good pitch, but Trout went fishing and golfed one out of there for the walk-off. This is coming just a game after him being an MVP of the all-star game, hitting a leadoff homer.

Clayton Kershaw Letting You Down?

Is he right this season? I would say so, double-digit strikeouts and zero earned runs in the last two starts for the reigning Cy Young winner. Kershaw has taken over the strikeout rate lead this season from Chris Sale, and how could he not with pitches like this.

Lorenzo Cain Off To A Hot Start

Hitting go ahead homer against the White Sox was just icing on the cake for Lorenzo Cain in the first few games back this second half. He hit .412 this week, with two homers. Cain has been a top fantasy outfielder this season, touching in every category.

Nolan Arenado King Of The WebGems

Not a fantasy stat, but man oh man Arenado makes it look easy.