It might be too late to sell high on Colorado Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez, after he allowed six runs (four earned) in 5 1/3 innings against the Florida Marlins on Monday, giving him a 6.39 ERA in his past five starts. There's no indication a bad second half is coming, but fantasy's No. 3 pitcher had better value a month ago.
The New York Mets were excited to have Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes in the same lineup for the first time in 214 games Monday. They combined for three hits in nine at-bats. If only they could pitch. Starter Mike Pelfrey allowed six hits and didn't escape the second inning; his ERA is 9.11 in his past six starts. Run away, quickly.
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Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Wade Davis tossed eight innings of one-run ball in Baltimore on Monday, his longest outing of a disappointing season. Davis lowered his ERA to 4.41, the best it has been since May, as he tries to hold off excellent prospect Jeremy Hellickson. Davis remains talented, and someone to invest in.
Toronto Blue Jays closer Kevin Gregg is struggling to find the strike zone. Monday's blown save and loss to the Kansas City Royals was Gregg's fourth of each. Only nine of his 21 pitches were strikes; on Saturday, Gregg had the exact same rate of strikes and pitches. Shawn Camp seems to be next in line ahead of Jason Frasor.
Boston Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre isn't showing signs of the sore hamstring he had at the All-Star game. Beltre homered Monday, his second in four games since the break, and his batting average is up to .333. Most people would view that latter number as unsustainable, making Beltre a sell-high option, but the power looks very real.
Houston Astros third baseman Chris Johnson smacked his first major league home run, a two-run shot off Chicago Cubs reliever Justin Berg on Monday. Johnson is hitting .301 in 93 at-bats this season, which is unlikely to last, but the power should emerge. Johnson has drawn two walks and fanned 22 times, a poor ratio.