The Philadelphia Eagles managed to win 13 regular-season games and eventually a Super Bowl sans any players rushing for as many as 800 yards last season. In addition, no Eagles running back finished among the top 35 in PPR scoring.
It did happen and it can happen again, but early words from Eagles personnel this offseason indicate Jay Ajayi, who was fourth in the NFL in rushing yards and ninth in attempts back in 2016, will handle an increased workload this coming season, and fantasy managers seem excited about the possibilities.
The Padres will send right-hander Jordan Lyles (2-4, 4.46) to the mound hoping he can snap a three-game skid, during which he has allowed 13 runs in 17 1/3 innings.
Lyles pitched three times out of the bullpen in earlier meetings with the Giants, limiting them to one hit and no runs in 4 2/3 innings.
That was quite a contrast to the last time he started against San Francisco, which was in an 8-0 loss in September. He gave up seven runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Lyles has faced the Giants 17 times in his career, seven times as a starter, going 3-3 with a 6.11 ERA.
Osuna, 23, is scheduled to appear in court June 18 in the case.
Because the alleged incident falls under the umbrella of MLB’s domestic violence policy, Osuna could face discipline no matter the legal status of the case.
Suspensions under MLB’s domestic violence policy include Jose Reyes (51 games), Aroldis Chapman (30 games), Jeurys Familia (15 games) and Steven Wright (15 games).
Osuna has nine saves in 15 appearances this season with a 2.87 ERA and 0.92 WHIP. He has recorded 104 saves, including 39 last year, in his three seasons with the Jays.
I don’t think there’s any words for it, said Eflin of Herrera’s production. It’s simply incredible what he can do.
Nevertheless, Herrera tried to put words to it.
All I’m thinking about is helping the team win, he said through an interpreter. Luckily for me, I’m hitting the ball well.
As Herrera spoke to a group of reporters, starter Vince Velasquez climbed on top of a chair and stood behind the throng with his eyes fixed on his teammate. When Herrera balked and asked Velasquez what he was doing, the pitcher quipped: I just want to watch your interview.