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Colorado Rockies' second baseman Brendan Rodgers went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in an 11-5 lopsided loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. After not starting on Thursday vs. the Marlins, Rodgers got the start at second base and hit second on Friday. He was hitless unit the top of the eighth inning when he took Ryan Hendrix deep for his second home run in as many games. The 24-year-old has been on fire over his last seven contests, slashing .500/.545/1.000 with three home runs and six RBI across 18 at-bats. The hot streak has upped his season averages to a solid .278/.355/.463 with the three home runs and 11 RBI (54 at-bats). The sample size is small but the former top prospect deserves to play every day but whether manager Bud Black decides to allow that or not is to be determined.
Colorado Rockies' third baseman Ryan McMahon went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and two strikeouts in an 11-5 loss to the Reds on Friday. McMahon blasted his 14th long ball of the season, a three-run shot, off of Tyler Mahle in the top of the sixth inning. It cut into Cincinnati's lead but the game was well in hand by that point. It was McMahon's first homer since May 25. He's slashing .254/.305/.496 with 14 home runs, 37 RBI, and three stolen bases over 228 at-bats on the year. His counting stats certainly make him fantasy-worthy but the batting line could use some work.
Colorado Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland was demolished on Friday when he surrendered nine runs (eight earned) on eight hits with one walk and two strikeouts over four innings in an 11-5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The ball was flying in the launching pad known as Great American Ball Park on Friday as Freeland served up not one, not two, but five home runs to the Reds. He allowed a home run in the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth innings. The Rockies wanted to spare their bullpen with Friday being the first game of the series so the southpaw was hung out to dry despite not having his best stuff. It's been a brutal start to Freeland's season since being activated from the IL in late May. He's got a 9.00 ERA, 2.12 WHIP, and 9:9 K/BB ratio over 17 innings (four starts). He's not worthy of fantasy consideration even in the deepest of NL-only leagues.
Colorado Rockies second baseman Brendan Rodgers produced his third home run in six games as his team lost to the Reds on Friday. Rodger's season started on May 21st, and he carries a .818 OPS, which is the highest on his club. The 24-year-old sports a .280 batting average with two home runs and ten RBI. He seems to be heating up, and the second baseman should be a player for fantasy managers to keep an eye on in June.
Colorado Rockies second baseman Chris Owings (thumb) may begin a rehab assignment on Sunday, according to skipper Bud Black. The 29-year-old was eligible to come off the 60-day injured list on Wednesday, a space he has occupied since the beginning of April because of a sprained thumb. While Black's revelation certainly indicates Owings is making progress, fantasy managers may still need to wait a few more weeks before he is ready to return to the big club.