Delgado salvages 2nd half in a day
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Carlos Delgado slowed considerably after a great start to the season, but those second-half numbers look a lot better after he homered four times and drove in six runs yesterday.
Delgado regained the major-league RBI lead with 141 to go with 41 home runs and a .303 average.
It was the kind of night that probably left some fantasy baseball owners screaming in anguish. A performance like that can turn a close league race. With only three days left, there would be no time to make it up.
If you are lucky enough to be in that kind of race, one in which you agonize over every stolen base for your opponent, try to follow every game on the Internet and root on your team, you have learned two things — it is a lot more fun to run away with the title, and you might need to find another hobby.
There was other fantasy baseball news to watch heading into the final weekend of the season:
Piazza has always fought to stay behind the plate, despite his ability to turn any baserunner into Juan Pierre .
Obviously, his value goes way up if the move goes through, but be cautious. Injuries limited Piazza to 226 at-bats so far this season. He slumped badly in early September, dropping his average to .283 with 11 home runs and 33 RBI.
Before you think he has slipped, look at the two categories Schilling is most dominant — WHIP and ERA. His WHIP was 1.05 and his 194 strikeouts are amazing for only 168 innings pitched.