Player Notes - Philadelphia and San Francisco
Philadelphia
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Cole HamelsSPPhillies pitcher Cole Hamels threw seven scoreless innings in his no-decision versus the Braves on Sunday.Hamels allowed six hits and struck out six with no walks in his seven frames, but Philadelphia didn't score a run until the 10th. Hamels' days in Philadelphia could be numbers. He is 5-6 with a 3.02 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 119 strikeouts in 113 1/3 innings this season.7/5/2015 5:00:00 PM
Carlos RuizCPhillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the, 4-0, victory over the Braves on Sunday.Ruiz doubled in two runs in the 10th to give the Phillies a, 3-0, lead. He came around to score on Freddy Galvis' single. Ruiz is hitting .223 with eight extra-base hits and 15 RBI in 179 at-bats this season.7/5/2015 4:53:00 PM
Darin RufRFPhillies outfielder Darin Ruf hit a three-run homer in the loss to the Braves on Saturday.Ruf was 1-for-4 with the home run, which came in the fifth and somewhat made a game of it. Philadelphia lost, 9-5. Ruf is hitting .229 with four home runs and 14 RBI in 118 at-bats this season.7/5/2015 9:37:00 AM
Maikel Franco3BPhillies third baseman Maikel Franco was 2-for-4 with a double in the loss to the Braves on Friday.Unfortunately, the two hits didn't produce any runs as Franco did not score or drive in anyone. He is hitting .299 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 184 at-bats this season.7/3/2015 10:31:00 PM
Cody Asche3BPhillies 3B/OF Cody Asche went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs in the loss to the Brewers on Thursday.Asche hit a homer in the second for his two RBI. He also had two singles. Asche is hitting .254 with four home runs and 11 RBI in 213 at-bats this year.7/2/2015 10:53:00 PM
Grady SizemoreOFPhillies outfielder Grady Sizemore had two RBI-singles in the loss to the Indians on Thursday.This guy is still in the league? Apparently, and he was the only Rays hitter with multiple hits. He was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. Sizemore is 6-for-18 with two extra-base hits and four RBI in five games with Tampa Bay.7/2/2015 7:20:00 PM
ColdRyan Howard1BPhillies first baseman Ryan Howard is hitless in 13 at-bats against Milwaukee starter Matt Garza.The ice-cold Howard is batting .167 over the past two weeks and it's likely he won't even be in the lineup, but if he is ... avoid him like the plague.7/2/2015 10:11:00 AM
Maikel Franco3BPhillies third baseman Maikel Franco had three doubles, two RBI a walk and run in the loss to the Brewers on Wednesday.Franco went 3-for-4 and picked up the two RBI on a double in the seventh and double in the ninth. Franco is hitting .305 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 174 at-bats this season.7/1/2015 10:15:00 PM
Ryan Howard1BPhillies first baseman Ryan Howard is a career .379 hitter (11-for-29) versus Kyle Lohse.He has twohomers and eight RBI lifetime against Lohse, but unfortunately Howard is not the player he used to be.7/1/2015 11:21:00 AM
Cole HamelsSPPhillies pitcher Cole Hamels pitched well, but took a no-decision Tuesday versus Milwaukee.Hamels went seven innings and gave up two runs on five hits and one walk, while striking out seven. He remains 5-6 with a 3.22 ERA.7/1/2015 9:24:00 AM


San Francisco
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Hunter PenceRFGiants outfielder Hunter Pence (left wrist) has been activated from the disabled list.This was unexpected, but a nice surprise. Get him back into all lineups immediately.7/7/2015 6:54:00 PM
Angel PaganCFGiants center fielder Angel Pagan is just 1-for-13 (.077) against Mets starter Jonathan Niese.Pagan seems to be struggling with his knees. He's now hitting .268 with 19 RBI and 26 runs in 289 at-bats this season. He was a key hitter early this season for the Giants, but after batting .341 in April and .275 in May he batted just .181 in June. Avoid. 7/6/2015 10:04:00 AM
Madison BumgarnerSPGiants ace Madison Bumgarner got rocked early and often in an ugly loss to the Nationals.Bumgarner allowed six runs on eight hits over five innings of work. Since he hadn't given up more than two runs in any of the last four starts lets just chalk this one up as one bad outing and not a trend.7/4/2015 3:15:00 PM
Angel PaganCFGiants center fielder Angel Pagan is not in Saturday morning's starting lineup.Just a routine day of rest. Pagan is now hitting .269 with 13 extra-base hits, 19 RBI and 26 runs in 289 at-bats this season. he was a key hitter early this season for the Giants, but of late he's struggled and can use the day off.7/4/2015 11:00:00 AM
Buster PoseyC/1BGiants catcher Buster Posey hit a solo home run in the loss to the Nationals on Friday.Posey was 1-for-4 with an RBI and run. His solo bomb was the only run for San Francisco on the night as they lost, 2-1. Posey is hitting .304 with 14 home runs and 57 RBI in 280 at-bats this year.7/3/2015 9:19:00 PM
Jake PeavySPGiants starter Jake Peavy is expected to be activated and start on Friday against Washington.Peavy is recovering from a back injury. Matt Cain also returned, this week. Fantasy owners can't expect much from Peavy and should wait until he improves on his ugly 9.39 ERA and 2.09 WHIP before considering him for their rosters.7/3/2015 10:25:00 AM
Matt CainSPGiants pitcher Matt Cain made his return to the mound, making his season debut on Thursday versus the Marlins.The debut, however, didn't go so well. Cain allowed five runs in seven hits in five innings. He tossed up a home run to pitcher Jose Fernandez and first baseman Justin Bour. Cain also struck out two and walked four in the loss.7/2/2015 7:13:00 PM
Matt CainSPGiants pitcher Matt Cain (flexor tendon strain) has been activated from the disabled list.Cain will be a high-risk, high-reward option when he returns. Do you feel lucky? He was an elite fantasy option up until 2012, but the last two seasons have been a disaster.7/2/2015 9:38:00 AM
Angel PaganCFGiants center fielder Angel Pagan was 2-for-5 and scored a run in the loss to the Marlins on Wednesday.Pagan is now slashing .266/.303/.322 with 13 extra-base hits, 19 RBI and 26 runs in 289 at-bats this season.7/1/2015 10:25:00 PM
Buster PoseyC/1BGiants catcher Buster Posey left Wednesday's game with an undisclosed injury according to the San Francisco Chronicle.Andrew Susac replaced Posey in the fifth inning. Stay tuned for an update.7/1/2015 9:13:00 PM