Dan Bertolino

Pittsburgh Pirates fan for the past 20+ years following them through the wins and the losses. Enjoys playing softball, traveling and spending time with family. @djb5114

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    AL Player Analysis - September 21, 2018

    Christian Stewart (OF-DET) Stewart had a huge night Thursday going 2 for 4 with his first 2 career home runs and 6 RBIs. Entering play Thursday, it had been an underwhelming start to Stewarts big league career, as he was...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 14, 2018

    Sandy Alcantara (SP-MIA) Alcantara was brilliant again Thursday, limiting the Mets to 2 ER on 2 hits over 7 IP, striking out 6. The only blemish he allowed was a home run to opposing pitcher Steven Matz. Alcantara has picked...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 8, 2018

    Lewis Brinson (OF-MIA) Brinson had a huge night Friday going 3 for 4 with a 3-run homer. The home run off Chris Archer gave the Marlins the lead in the 6th inning, as Brinson continues to swing a hot bat...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 1, 2018

    Scott Schebler (OF-CIN) Schebler had a big night Friday going 3 for 5 with a double, home run and 2 RBIs. Schebler had been in a 2-20 slump since returning from a shoulder injury that kept him out over a...

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    AL Player Analysis - August 31, 2018

    Giancarlo Stanton (OF-NYY) Stanton went 2 for 4 with a home run, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a walk Thursday night. Stanton had been in a bit of a cold spell since home run number 32, going 5-35 with just...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 18, 2018

    Cole Hamels (SP-CHC) Hamels posted his 4th straight strong start since being dealt to the Cubs, tossing 7 shutout innings vs the Pirates allowing just 5 hits, while striking out 3 and walking 2. While the strikeout totals weren't there...

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    NL Player Analysis - August 4, 2018

    Javier Baez (2B/SS-CHC) Baez went 2-3 with a Triple, Home run, walk and 2 runs scored Friday afternoon. The walk was a bonus for Baez who he rarely walks (3.8%) but is still putting up MVP like numbers for the...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 31, 2018

    Jose Ramirez (3B-CLE) Ramirez went 2 for 4 with 2 solo home runs, a stolen base and a walk Monday. Ramirez had been in an 0-16 slump since July 21, so the effort is nice to see him getting back...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 23, 2018

    Corey Dickerson (OF-PIT) Dickerson went 4 for 5 with a double, home run, 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Dickerson has now homered in 4 straight games for the Pirates and has hit 5 of his 11 home runs on...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 21, 2018

    Matt Carpenter (1B/2B/3B - STL) Carpenter had a historic day Friday going 5-5 for 2 2B, 3 HR, 4 runs scored and 7 RBI. The monster performance follows him blasting a home run in Thursdays game and overall gives him...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 14, 2018

    Mookie Betts (OF-BOS) Betts went 3 for 4 with 2 triples, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a walk. He stuffed the boxscore again and is truly having one of the most remarkable first halves in recent memory as he improved...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 1, 2018

    Alex Bregman (3B-HOU) Bregman hit his 16th home run of the season Saturday, a 2-run shot in the 6th. Bregman has been tearing the cover off of the ball over the past 15 days entering the day hitting .345 with...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 19, 2018

    Trevor Bauer (SP-CLE) Bauer threw 7 shutout innings vs the White Sox Monday night, allowing 3 hits and walking 2 while striking out 8. Bauer delivered another strong start in what has been a career year, although owners will note...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 14, 2018

    Mike Soroka (SP-ATL) Soroka, making his first start since May 17, tossed 6 and 1/3 innings of no hit ball before allowing a single to Michael Conforto in the 7th, striking out 4. The 20-year old was on a pitch...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 13, 2018

    Ehire Adrianza (SS-MIN) Adrianza exploded Tuesday night going 3-4 with a Grand Slam and a stolen base. The slam, his 3rd home run of the season was the decisive blow that ended up driving in the go ahead and winning...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 2, 2018

    Brandon Nimmo (OF-NYM) Nimmo went 2-4 with his 7th home run of the season Friday night. Following a 1-9 performance over 2 games during the Mets doubleheader Monday, Nimmo has rattled off 4 consecutive 2-hit games, scoring 4 runs and...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 30, 2018

    Ian Kinsler (2B-LAA) Kinsler had a monster game Tuesday reaching base all 4 times he came up to the plate adding a single, double, home run and walk while scoring 3 and driving in 3. Kinsler entered the game hitting...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 27, 2018

    Wei-Yin Chen (SP-MIA) Chen took a no decision Saturday vs the Nationals, tossing 7 and 1/3 innings allowing just 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 6 and walking 2. Chen was pulled following a Wilmer Difo home run...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 13, 2018

    Trevor Story (SS-COL) Story continued to mash Milwaukee pitching Saturday going 3-3 with a double, 2 home runs, 2 runs scored and 4 RBIs . Story tripled in the opening game Thursday, homered last night and added the additional 3...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 9, 2018

    James Paxton (SP-SEA) Paxton was brilliant again Tuesday, no hitting the Blue jays in Toronto walking 3 and striking out 7. Just when fantasy owners thought it couldn't get much better than his 16-strikeout gem last week vs the Athletics,...

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    AL Player Analysis - April 29, 2018

    Lance McCullers Jr. (SP-HOU) McCullers Jr. was lights out Saturday night tossing 7 shutout innings allowing just 2 hits and striking out 7 in the Astros 11-0 victory. McCullers Jr. entered the game with an unsightly 4.67 ERA, mostly due...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 27, 2018

    Ivan Nova (SP-PIT) Nova tossed 8 shutout innings, scattering 6 hits and striking out 5 during the Pirates 1-0 win over the Tigers Thursday. Despite the stellar outing Nova was stuck with a no decision and he has gone winless...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 13, 2018

    Preston Tucker (OF-ATL) Tucker went 2-4 with his third home run, a 3-run shot in the Braves 4-0 victory over Cubs. Tucker, thought of as a placeholder until Ronald Acuna got the call has more than held his own slashing...