Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind homered twice and knocked in five runs Tuesday. Lind's only previous home run this season came in the first game of the season. Entering Tuesday, Lind's numbers looked a lot like his disappointing 2010 ones, but it's a bit early to give up since the upside (2009) is so enticing.
Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak homered Tuesday, his third of the season and second in as many games. Then again, Smoak hadn't played in eight days, leaving the team after the death of his father. Owned in only 16.9 percent of standard leagues, Smoak is hitting .288 with a strong .920 OPS.
Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos slugged a pair of home runs Tuesday and knocked in three runs, raising his batting average to .378. It won't stay there -- he's not Joe Mauer, after all -- but now that Ramos is playing regularly, those in two-catcher leagues must look his way. Just be prepared for 100 points of batting average regression.
Oakland Athletics right-hander Brandon McCarthy allowed 14 hits and seven runs in 5 1/3 innings Tuesday, pretty rough considering his fine start to the season. McCarthy had allowed 10 hits in his previous two outings combined. He remains a bit risky moving forward.
New York Mets right-hander Chris Young came off the disabled list and permitted the Ramos home runs, along with a Jayson Werth blast. A noted fly-ball pitcher, Young found life isn't as easy outside of spacious Citi Field. In his first two outings, he permitted two runs total and no home runs. Next outing: in Philadelphia on Sunday night (on ESPN!).
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Corey Hart also came off the DL Tuesday, grounding into a fielder's choice as a pinch hitter in his only at-bat. Hart, owned in 100 percent of leagues, should start seeing regular playing time immediately, and he's worth activating. If you owned Mark Kotsay, shame on you and look elsewhere.