Gonzalez has now reached base safely in 21 straight games and has an American League-best .381 average in May to raise his impressive line to .299/.394/.632. The super-utility man also leads Houston with 30 RBI and is tied with George Springer with 11 long balls. Those are impressive numbers considering how potent Houston's lineup is with the best record in baseball. Gonzalez should continue to see playing time somewhere for the Astros if he keeps up this pace.
The long ball was Springer's 11th on the season and second in as many games to help raise his slash line up to .243/.322/.464 on the year. After a rough stretch in mid-May, the young outfielder has recorded two hits apiece in each of his last three games and could be starting a new hot streak. The fact that Springer is well on his way to his first 30-homer season is great, but his fantasy owners must be worried about his zero steals in two attempts.
The veteran outfielder got a rare start in left field due to his success -- albeit in a small sample size -- against R.A. Dickey (2-for-7 with a home run). The move paid off, as Hernandez delivered two hits and produced two runs for a struggling Giants offense. Despite injuries opening up playing time in the outfield, the 29-year-old is unlikely to see a regular role due to his paltry ,173 batting average.
The illness is being reported as the same gastrointestinal/autoimmune problems that caused the veteran slugger to miss the entire 2014 season. While an official timetable hasn't been released yet, it sounds like Gutierrez could be sidelined for a while.
The rookie's 10th homer of the season was also his third off of a southpaw. Bellinger has actually experienced a little more success against lefties this season (.300/.364/.600 in 33 plate appearances) compared to right-handers (.263/.341/.575 in 91 plate appearances). This all but ensures that the 21-year-old will not fall into a platoon anytime soon. Bellinger continues to be one of the more pleasant fantasy surprises of the 2017 season.
Kivlehan, a New Jersey native, had his two-homer game in front a large contingent of his family in the stands. It's a nice feel-good story for the 27-year-old who entered the game with two career home runs in 65 at-bats. He was only in the starting lineup with Billy Hamilton receiving a day of rest, though, so Kivlehan is unlikely to have much fantasy value moving forward.
The two homers move his season total to 13, and Duvall is now second on the team behind Scott Schebler (15). That now makes four homers for Duvall in the last four games, and he's hitting .274 with 43 RBI in 202 plate appearances, which is elite power production for a fantasy outfielder. Continue to ride his hot bat and enjoy the long balls. The 25-year-old is proving that his 33-dinger campaign last year was no fluke.
Martinez sprained his foot in mid-March during spring training and didn't make his debut with the big club until May 12 as a result. It doesn't sound like he's in danger of missing much -- if any -- time, but owners should nonetheless monitor his status closely as the team's series in Kansas City kicks off Monday. Consider Martinez day-to-day for now.
Pham seems to enjoy the mountain air of Colorado, as he delivered a long ball for the second straight day. His shot on Sunday came in the seventh inning off reliever Chris Rusin and cut the Rockies' lead to just one. Pham has notched a hit in each of his last five starts, batting .444 over that stretch.
After the first two men reached in the bottom of the fourth, Parra parked a 1-0 slider off Lance Lynn into the right field stands, extending the Rockies' lead to four. With three hits on Sunday, Parra is now seven for his last 15 with two home runs, raising his average to .279. He should continue to see run-producing opportunities while batting in the middle of the Colorado lineup. The Rockies are currently the second-highest scoring team in the majors.