Pham is starting in left field and leading off Saturday against the Marlins. He is being rewarded for his big day Friday, when he went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs. Pham does not have the platoon advantage against righty Tom Koehler, but the placement atop the oder is enough for him to warrant consideration in DFS.
Pham went 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and four RBI Friday against the Marlins. Pham's fourth homer of the year gave the Cardinals a 4-1 lead in the fourth inning, and he followed that up in the seventh inning with another bomb to tie the game at five in a contest they'd go on to lose. He's now hit three homers in his last three games, and he's slashing .286/.364/.633 in 53 at-bats this season.
Pham went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Saturday at the Brewers. Pham launched his third bomb of the year to give the Cardinals an insurance run in the ninth inning of a winning effort. He's now gone 6-for-18 this month to raise his batting average to .250 on the season.
After being scratched with shoulder stiffness on Monday, Pham has returned to the Cardinals starting lineup Tuesday. Pham will start in center field and hit seventh for the Cardinals. Pham, who has struggled in limited time this season, should continue to see time in the outfield as Brandon Moss heads to the disabled list.
Pham's late scratch from Monday's lineup is due to right shoulder stiffness, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. He's day-to-day with the ailment, which caused the Cardinals to insert Brandon Moss into their starting lineup against Pirates lefty Jon Niese on Monday.