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  • Brandon Morrow goes on paternity leave
    Padres placed RHP Brandon Morrow on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Morrow and his wife are expecting their first child. He's being replaced on the roster by Buddy Baumann. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:20 am
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    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Brett Oberholtzer to start on Saturday
    Brett Oberholtzer will start on Saturday against the Tigers.

    Advice: He's taking Jhoulys Chacin's spot in the Angels' rotation. Oberholtzer has yielded six runs over six relief innings since joining the Halos, but he might have an outside shot at a rotation spot next season so the club understandably wants to get a look at him out. He can be avoided for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:22 am
  • Wright (shoulder) activated for Friday start
    Red Sox activated RHP Steven Wright from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He'll rejoin the Red Sox' rotation on Friday against the Royals after missing three weeks with a jammed shoulder that he suffered while pinch-running. Wright has mostly faded the last couple months after a terrific start to the season, although he did throw a shutout in his last outing. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:10 am
    4:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Colby Lewis (lat) aiming for Sept. 3 return
    Colby Lewis (lat) is hoping to rejoin the Rangers' rotation on September 3 against the Astros.

    Advice: Out since late June with a strained right lat, Lewis will make his second and final rehab start with either Double-A Frisco or Triple-A Round Rock on Monday. He surrendered one run on four hits and a walk in 2 2/3 innings for Frisco on Wednesday in his first rehab start. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:28 am
    60-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs Cle
     
  • Ross' (shoulder) first rehab start goes badly
    Tyson Ross (shoulder, ankle) gave up four runs while lasting just two-thirds of an inning in his first rehab start with High-A Lake Elsinore on Thursday.

    Advice: Ross was supposed to throw 45 pitches in his first start since April, but he was pulled after throwing 28 in a rough first inning. "Pitching is not like riding a bicycle," Ross said. "You either execute or you don’t. It’s black or white. It’s binary code. I had a lot of non-executed pitches today." Ross is expected to make one more rehab start before rejoining the Padres' rotation. He'll be limited to 3-5 innings initially with the Pads as he eases back into things, but the goal is to get him feeling confident in his health heading into the offseason. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:56 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Archie Bradley facing innings limit
    Archie Bradley's workload will be limited at some point this season.

    Advice: He's thrown 145 2/3 innings so far between the majors and minors, which is 6 1/3 frames shy of his professional high that was set in 2013. Bradley threw less than 170 innings combined the last two seasons due to elbow and shoulder issues, and the Diamondbacks are still trying to determine how to cut back on the young right-hander's workload. They could skip some of his starts or just shut him down at some point before the end of the season. Bradley has posted a 5.06 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in an up-and-down 2016. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:31 am
  • Moore loses no-hitter with two outs in ninth
    Matt Moore came within one out of a no-hitter in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Moore struck out seven and walked three on the evening. Manager Bruce Bochy was noticeably agitated in the dugout as the 27-year-old southpaw's pitch count began to balloon in a 24-pitch eighth inning. Moore had thrown 120 total pitches by the end of that frame, but despite the high count, Bochy decided to trot him out for the ninth. He retired Kike Hernandez on a sinking liner to start the frame -- Denard Span made a spectacular sliding catch on that one -- then induced a ground out from Howie Kendrick. Corey Seager would break up the near no-no via a flare single to right with two outs in the frame. Ouch. He finished the game having thrown 133 pitches (88 strikes). Since coming over to the Giants at the trade deadline, Moore has pitched to a 3.41 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 29/20 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings (five starts). He will look to build off of Thursday's stellar outing in a home start against the Diamondbacks next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Stripling surrenders three in loss to Giants
    Ross Stripling failed to achieve a quality start in Thursday's loss to the Giants, allowing three runs on seven hits over five innings.

    Advice: Stripling was called up earlier this week due to a rash of injuries (Brett Anderson, Scott Kazmir) in the Dodgers' rotation. On Thursday, he struck out two and walked one. All three runs on his line scored in the fourth inning courtesy of an RBI single by Brandon Belt and a two-run home run by Joe Panik. A road start against the Rockies shows next on his schedule. He will carry a 4.13 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 55/24 K/BB ratio (76 1/3 frames) into that one. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Wisler fires eight innings of two-hit ball
    Matt Wisler was fantastic in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks, tossing eight innings of two-hit, one-run ball.

    Advice: Wisler wasn't particularly adept at hitting the strike zone -- he walked three and only managed strikes on 62 of 103 pitches -- but the Diamondbacks were unable to square him up. Jean Segura and Paul Goldschmidt managed singles against the 23-year-old right-hander, with Goldschmidt scoring on a Chris Owings ground out in the seventh inning. That was it for the damage on Wisler's watch. This was his first major league appearance since late July and dropped his ERA from 5.16 to 4.92. Baby steps. Wisler will try for a similar result when he returns to his home confines to help play host to the Padres next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Robbie Ray struggles with control in loss
    Robbie Ray failed to provide length in Thursday's loss to the Braves, yielding two runs on six hits over five innings.

    Advice: Ray wasn't pummeled on Thursday, but it was an inefficient outing nonetheless. He walked four and struck out seven on the evening, throwing just 66 of his 108 pitches for strikes. It was a stark difference from his beautiful 13-strikeout, one-hit performance against the Padres last time out. This is the kind of inconsistency that makes Ray a maddening fantasy asset. For the season, he holds a 4.28 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 181/54 K/BB ratio across 145 innings. A road showdown with the Giants shows next on his schedule. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Kuhl holds Brewers to two runs in no-decision
    Chad Kuhl gave up two runs over 6 1/3 innings Thursday against the Brewers.

    Advice: The start was very typical of what Kuhl has done at the major league level thus far -- a handful of hits, a handful of strikeouts, and when it's all said and done, two or three runs against him. He's now allowed three runs or fewer in seven of his eight starts, posting a 3.50 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in those eight contests. The 23-year-old has a good test on deck, with the Pirates traveling to Chicago to face the Cubs on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Peralta goes five strong innings against Bucs
    Wily Peralta allowed two runs over five innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Don't look now, but Peralta, who was left for dead in June after compiling a 6.68 ERA, has given up two runs or fewer in three of his four starts since being recalled earlier this month. Like in those starts, it wasn't pretty Thursday, but he did enough to keep the Brewers in the game. Peralta has gotten his ERA down to 5.87 through 17 starts, and he'll look to keep that positive momentum going heading into Tuesday's tilt with the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Hamels twirls eight shutout innings vs. Tribe
    Cole Hamels allowed just two hits over eight shutout innings, striking out eight, as the Rangers skunked the Indians 9-0 on Thursday.

    Advice: Hamels was brilliant, yielding just a pair of singles and not walking a batter in his eight innings. The start was his sixth consecutive quality start and the eighth in a row in which he's allowed three or fewer runs. It shouldn't be surprising, then, that the southpaw is 14-4 with a 2.67 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 26 starts total. Hamels will try to keep rolling Tuesday against the Mariners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:12 pm
    5:05 pm vs Cle
     
  • Tomlin hit hard again in loss to Rangers
    Josh Tomlin was knocked around again Thursday, allowing eight runs -- seven earned -- over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Once again, homers played a part, with the Rangers hitting a pair of three-run shots. Tomlin has now given up 34 homers in 24 starts, a brutal number that partly explains why he's lost five straight decisions to fall to 11-8. Tomlin owns a 4.70 ERA and 1.23 WHIP, and he'll attempt to snap the skid Tuesday against the Twins. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Happ gives up four runs in taking fourth loss
    J.A. Happ allowed four runs over five innings in a loss to the Angels on Thursday.

    Advice: Happ allowed six hits and a walk, taking a loss for the first time since June 6. He's now had two consecutive starts where he's allowed four runs, not a worrisome development but a few chinks in the armor in what has been a stellar year for the southpaw. Happ is now 17-4 with a 3.19 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 25 starts. He'll try to get back in the win column Tuesday against the Orioles. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:58 pm
  • Scherzer punches out 10 over eight scoreless
    Max Scherzer struck out 10 batters over eight scoreless innings as the Nationals blanked the Orioles 4-0 on Thursday.

    Advice: Scherzer gave up just two hits on the night without walking a batter. It was the 11th time in 27 starts that he's registered double-digit strikeouts this year. The right-hander is now 14-7 with a 2.92 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 227/44 K/BB ratio overall. An attractive date with the Phillies is on tap for Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:50 pm
    4:05 pm vs Col
     
  • Jimenez holds Nationals to one run over six
    Ubaldo Jimenez limited the Nationals to one run over six innings but took the loss Thursday.

    Advice: Jimenez gave up just five hits without issuing a walk, but he and his Orioles teammates were just outclassed by Nats starter Max Scherzer. It was an unfortunate result for the right-hander, who was making a start in place of the injured Chris Tillman. He fell to 5-11 with the loss, now owning a 6.62 ERA and 1.85 WHIP on the year. The right-hander will likely get another turn given Thursday's performance, likely Tuesday against the Blue Jays. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:26 pm
  • Lucas Giolito expected to return on Sunday
    Lucas Giolito is expected to start Sunday against the Rockies.

    Advice: He'll take over for Reynaldo Lopez, who was dropped from the rotation and sent down to the minor leagues on Thursday. Giolito might not be long for the rotation with Stephen Strasburg (elbow) and Joe Ross (shoulder) both close to returning, but with rosters expanding soon, the Nats can afford to keep him around as a reliever. The right-hander made three starts for Washington last month but was sent down to work on his control after allowing nine walks in only 11 innings of work. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:53 pm
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    4:05 pm vs Col
     
  • Nats send down Lopez after tough start
    Nationals optioned RHP Reynaldo Lopez to Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: That clears a roster spot for reliever Marc Rzepczynski, who was acquired in a trade with Oakland on Thursday. Lopez got lit up in last start against Baltimore, allowing seven hits and six runs (four earned) in only 2 2/3 innings on Tuesday night. The 22-year-old has shown flashes this year and could return when rosters expand next month. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:38 pm
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    4:05 pm vs Col
     
  • Strasburg (elbow) resumes playing catch
    Stephen Stasburg (elbow) has felt good playing catch the last two days.

    Advice: Given his history with Tommy John surgery it's natural to press the panic button whenever we hear about Strasburg's elbow. Fortunately the soreness is in a different part of his elbow than the UCL, which is the ligament most commonly associated with major elbow injuries. The Nationals are considering Strasburg's latest trip to the disabled list precautionary and are hoping he'll be back early next month. The 28-year-old got off to a solid start this year but has slumped since the All-Star break with a 6.28 ERA over seven second-half starts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:24 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Col
     
  • Daniel Norris earns victory over Twins
    Daniel Norris yielded two runs in 6 1/3 innings Thursday in a win over the Twins.

    Advice: It's Norris's longest outing in seven starts this year. He has a 2.91 ERA in four starts since being called up Aug. 8, though his 13/8 K/BB ratio and 27 hits allowed in 21 1/3 innings aren't so impressive. He's not an option in mixed leagues yet. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:55 pm
  • Collins thinks deGrom looks 'run down'
    The Mets are considering pushing back Jacob deGrom's next start.

    Advice: Manager Terry Collins said the right-hander looks "run down." DeGrom seems to have hit a wall over his last two starts, going 0-2 during that stretch with a miserable 12.10 ERA. If Steven Matz (shoulder) returns from the disabled list on Tuesday as expected, the Mets can probably push deGrom back a day. Including the playoffs, deGrom has logged 359 innings since the start of 2015. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:40 pm
    4:10 pm vs Phi
     
  • Clay Buchholz headed back to the bullpen
    Clay Buchholz will move to the bullpen when Eduardo Rodriguez (hamstring) returns to the starting rotation Sunday against the Royals.

    Advice: Steven Wright (shoulder) is also returning this weekend. Buchholz is coming off arguably his best start of the season (6 1/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R Tuesday against Tampa Bay) and has been a much improved pitcher in the second half with a 3.00 ERA over 11 appearances. There's a good chance we'll see him back in the rotation at some point this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:20 pm
  • Mariners DFA left-hander Wade LeBlanc
    Mariners designated LHP Wade LeBlanc for assignment.

    Advice: LeBlanc had registered a 4.50 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 41/9 K/BB ratio in 50 innings (eight starts, three relief appearances) for the Mariners. He could have some appeal on waivers as a long reliever or swingman. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 am
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  • Jordan Zimmermann (lat) set for rehab outing
    Jordan Zimmermann (lat) is set to begin a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Zimmermann received clearance after making it through another bullpen session on Wednesday. The right-hander has been out since August 6 with a strained lat muscle and may require multiple rehab outings. He had allowed 32 runs -- 29 earned -- over his last 31 innings with Detroit, ballooning his season ERA to 4.44. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:05 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs LAA
     
  • Jacob deGrom gives up five runs in loss
    Jacob deGrom surrendered five runs and 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: DeGrom has followed up a couple of awesome months with a pair of ugly starts the last six days. He gave up three homers tonight after allowing a total of 12 in 22 starts coming in. It doesn't seem like his stuff has fallen off suddenly, so let's assume he'll bounce back next time out when he faces the Marlins. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:29 pm
    4:10 pm vs Phi
     
  • Braves call up Matt Wisler for Thursday start
    Braves recalled RHP Matt Wisler from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Wisler will start against the Diamondbacks on Thursday. Prior to being optioned down to Gwinnett at the end of July, the 23-year-old right-hander held a dreadful 4-11 record with a 5.16 ERA. He had actually pitched to a fine 3.16 ERA through 10 starts in April and May before the wheels fell off completely over the next two months. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:25 pm
  • Ross Stripling to start for Dodgers on Thurs.
    Ross Stripling will start against the Giants on Thursday.

    Advice: The Dodgers had to place both Brett Anderson (blister) and Scott Kazmir (neck, back) on the disabled list Tuesday, leaving them to scramble for warm rotational bodies. Stripling will fit that bill on Thursday. He has made 15 total appearances this season (11 starts) and owns a 4.04 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 53/23 K/BB ratio over 71 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:52 pm
  • Bradley surrenders three runs over five IP
    Archie Bradley allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Braves.

    Advice: Bradley fanned seven and walked three on the evening. Two of the three runs on his line scored in the first inning courtesy of an RBI single by Nick Markakis and an RBI double by Tyler Flowers. The final run would come home on Matt Kemp's sacrifice fly in the fourth. For the season, the 24-year-old right-hander owns a rocky 5.06 ERA and 1.57 WHIP. A home start against the Reds shows next on his schedule. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:36 pm
  • Ubaldo Jimenez to start Thursday vs. Nats
    Ubaldo Jimenez will make a spot start for the Orioles on Thursday versus the Nationals.

    Advice: He'll be filling in for Chris Tillman, who is headed to the 15-day disabled list with shoulder discomfort. Jimenez owns a 6.94 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in 18 starts and four relief appearances this season with Baltimore and shouldn't be trusted as a fantasy option against Washington. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:32 pm
  • Reynaldo Lopez knocked around by Orioles
    Reynaldo Lopez lasted just 2 2/3 innings Tuesday, yielding six runs -- four earned -- in a loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: The O's jumped on Lopez early and often, getting to him for seven hits and three walks. Lopez needed a whopping 82 pitches to cover his 2 2/3 frames. The young right-hander has now dominated the Braves in two starts and failed to go five innings in each of his other three outings. He'll get the Rockies at home over the weekend. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:18 pm
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    4:05 pm vs Col
     
  • Buchholz strikes out nine in win over Rays
    Clay Buchholz struck out nine while allowing one run over 6 1/3 innings in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Rays.

    Advice: Buchholz scattered five hits and two walks in the start, which was supposed to be his last before Steven Wright rejoined the rotation this week. That may be thrown into question with the good turn, his second in a row allowing just one run over six or more innings. Of course, he's got a 5.18 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 107 2/3 innings, so the Sox would be justified in sending him back to the bullpen as well. We'll know their plans soon enough. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:32 pm
  • Dodgers recall Ross Stripling from AAA OKC
    Dodgers recalled RHP Ross Stripling from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: He figures to return to a starting role with Brett Anderson (blister) and Scott Kazmir (neck, back) both landing on the disabled list Tuesday night. Stripling owns a 4.04 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 53/23 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings (11 starts, four relief appearances) this season with Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:43 pm
  • Tyson Ross (shoulder) ready for rehab outing
    Tyson Ross (shoulder, ankle) is set to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with High-A Lake Elsinore.

    Advice: Ross won't be allowed to go beyond 45 pitches in that outing. He landed on the disabled list the second week of April with a shoulder injury and then sprained his ankle while exercising in his hotel room on July 6. If everything goes smoothly from here, the right-hander could rejoin the Padres' rotation around mid-September. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:05 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Steven Wright (shoulder) expected back Fri.
    Steven Wright (shoulder) threw a 60-pitch bullpen session Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

    Advice: "Obviously see how [Wednesday] goes, but today, to get through that, it’s big," he said after the workout. "It’s still a little achy, but when I get out on the mound it doesn’t really bother me. I think it’s just something from not throwing consistently like I have been." Wright has been cleared to return to the Red Sox rotation this Friday against the Royals. The knuckleballer holds an impressive 3.01 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 123/51 K/BB ratio in 146 2/3 innings this season with Boston. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:56 pm
    4:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Nats believe Strasburg's elbow not serious
    Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Monday that he believes Stephen Strasburg's elbow is structurally sound.

    Advice: For what it's worth, Rizzo is basing part of his assessment on Strasburg's pre-extension physical earlier this season. Nationals manager Dusty Baker indicated Monday that Strasburg will likely go for an MRI soon, but the team doesn't appear overly concerned about the situation, at least publicly. We should know more about his status in the next few days. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:55 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Col
     
  • Wright (shoulder) on track to start Friday
    Steven Wright (shoulder) will start Friday against the Royals if all goes well in his bullpen session Tuesday.

    Advice: Wright threw off a mound on Sunday and said Monday that he's now pain-free. The knuckleballer hasn't pitched since his three-hit shutout against the Dodgers back on August 5. Clay Buchholz is expected to move back to the bullpen assuming Wright is cleared to return this weekend. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:18 pm
    4:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Stephen Strasburg elbow issue not structural
    According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Stephen Strasburg's elbow issue is "not structural" and the Nationals believe he could pitch through it if this were the postseason.

    Advice: Strasburg was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with soreness in his right elbow after posting a 14.66 ERA over his last three starts, including a nine-run drubbing last Wednesday versus the Rockies. There are red flags everywhere on this one, but the Nats are maintaining that he only needs a couple weeks of rest. For now anyway. A.J. Cole will start in Strasburg's place on Monday night against the Orioles. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:58 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Col
     
  • Nationals place Strasburg (elbow) on the DL
    Nationals placed RHP Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right elbow.

    Advice: Strasburg got lit up for nine earned runs over just 1 2/3 innings in his last start Wednesday versus the Rockies, but he claimed to be feeling fine after the career-worst outing. Obviously that wasn't entirely true. A.J. Cole will step in and start Monday versus the Orioles. It's not clear how long Strasburg might be sidelined. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:32 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Col
     
  • Buchholz to start for Red Sox on Tuesday
    Clay Buchholz will make another start for the injured Steven Wright on Tuesday.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander has actually done a decent job filling in this time around and could be worth a look as a streaming option in mixed leagues. He's slated to return to the bullpen once Wight returns over the weekend however. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:38 pm
  • Zimmermann (lat) slated for rehab start Fri.
    Jordan Zimmermann (lat) is on track to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

    Advice: Zimmermann got through a simulated game Sunday with no issues and is slated for another bullpen session Wednesday. The veteran right-hander is expected to make three rehab starts for the Mud Hens, so he's still about three weeks away from rejoining the Tigers' rotation. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:09 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs LAA
     
  • Norris surrenders three runs in five innings
    Daniel Norris surrendered three runs on eight hits in his five innings of work and took a loss to the Red Sox on Saturday.

    Advice: He fanned four batters and allowed two walks. The deciding blow was a two-run home run by David Ortiz. Norris is now 1-2 with a 3.81 ERA after six starts. The 23-year-old has yet to establish himself as a bonafide major leaguer but is likely to have a nice career as a mid-rotation starter. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:19 pm
  • Peralta gives up four runs in six innings
    Wily Peralta surrendered four runs on eight hits across six innings in a loss to the Mariners on Saturday.

    Advice: He managed only one strikeout and issued two free passes in the game. His record falls to 5-9 with an ugly 6.00 ERA. He had been pitching well since being recalled from the minors two weeks ago but regressed tonight. He has a poor 54 to 33 strikeout to walk ratio in 84 innings. He is too risky to use in standard mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:40 pm
  • Ray whiffs 13, yields one run in seven frames
    Robbie Ray was dominant for seven innings, punching out 13 batters while allowing only one hit and one walk in a 2-1 victory over the Padres on Saturday.

    Advice: Could this be a breakout game for the young left-hander? He has been fanning batters at an elite rate all year but does not have the wins and ERA to match. He is a must-own in all leagues despite his 7-11 record and 4.31 ERA. The 24-year-old is poised for better things. He has 174 strikeouts and 50 walks in 140 innings. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:19 pm
  • Tomlin rocked for six runs by Blue Jays
    Josh Tomlin allowed six runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.

    Advice: Tomlin served up three homers among the nine hits, as he's now given up at least one homer in 21 of 23 starts this year. That was alright when he was winning, but the right-hander has now lost four straight to fall to 11-7 with a 4.39 ERA. He's never missed a lot of bats, so some regression was always in the cards. He'll try to stop the bleeding Thursday against the Rangers. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:46 pm
  • Scherzer give up four runs in 6 1/3 in win
    Max Scherzer was charged with four runs in 6 1/3 innings but still earned a win, striking out six and walking three as the Nationals beat the Braves 11-9 on Saturday.

    Advice: He gave up three runs in the second inning. He was relieved in the seventh inning with a runner on base that later came around to score on a Blake Treinen wild pitch. It was not one of Scherzer's best outings but he got the win nonetheless as the Nationals' offense erupted for 11 runs. Scherzer helped himself in that regard, going 2-for-4 at the plate while driving in two runs and scoring another. He now has a 13-7 record with a 3.05 ERA and continues to lead the majors with 217 strikeouts in 174 innings. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:34 pm
    4:05 pm vs Col
     
  • Tyson Ross (shoulder) looks 'ready'
    Tyson Ross (shoulder, ankle) threw a live batting practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Teammate Adam Rosales said Ross "looked ready" and called him "the toughest pitcher [he's] faced all year." Ross used his full repertoire during the 40-pitch session. His fastball topped out at 94 mph. It's unclear if Ross will throw another live session or advance immediately to a rehab assignment. Regardless, it looks like he'll be back in the Padres' rotation at some point next month. Shoulder inflammation and a sprained ankle have sidelined Ross since April. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:03 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Kuhl suffers first MLB loss against Marlins
    Chad Kuhl allowed three runs -- two earned -- over six innings against the Marlins on Saturday, taking the first loss of his MLB career.

    Advice: Kuhl was 3-0 in six major league starts coming into the game, and he pitched well enough Saturday to stay unbeaten. Unfortunately for Kuhl, his offense couldn't must enough support to spare him his first loss. The right-hander gave up five hits, including a home run, without issuing a walk or registering a strikeout in the outing. Through seven starts, Kuhl owns a 3.62 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. The 23-year-old will look to get back in the win column Thursday against the Brewers. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:00 pm
  • Wright will throw off a mound on Sunday
    Steven Wright (shoulder) will throw off a mound on Sunday.

    Advice: He'll do the same thing on Tuesday and if all goes well, he'll be ready to return to the starting rotation. Wright injured his shoulder after pinch-running for David Ortiz in a game earlier this month. Clay Buchholz will move back to the pen when Wright is healthy. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:43 pm
    4:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Matt Moore drops to 0-3 with Giants
    Matt Moore fell flat in Saturday's loss to the Mets, allowing three runs on five hits over five innings of work.

    Advice: He registered three strikeouts and also issued three walks. Yoenis Cespedes feasted off Moore with an RBI double in the first inning and a solo blast in the third. Moore is now winless with a 4.70 ERA in four starts for the Giants. He'll aim for his first W Thursday against the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:31 pm
  • Wade LeBlanc earns win over Brewers
    Wade LeBlanc moved to 3-0 for the Mariners after allowing three runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday against the Brewers.

    Advice: LeBlanc yielded three homers, but he had sufficient support from the Mariners' offense to overcome it. It's likely that LeBlanc's status at the back of the Seattle rotation will be evaluated after each one of his starts. He should get another turn next week, but ideally, he'd be replaced by Taijuan Walker pretty soon. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:37 pm
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    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Cole Hamels strikes out 10 in win over Rays
    Cole Hamels was brilliant in Saturday's victory over the Rays, piling up 10 strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball.

    Advice: The star southpaw scattered just three hits and a pair of walks on the night. He carried a bid for a shutout into the eighth inning until Steven Souza uncorked a solo homer. Hamels has been terrific atop the Rangers rotation, compiling a 13-4 record, 2.80 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 159/61 K/BB ratio over 160 2/3 innings. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he does battle against the Reds in Cincinnati on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:22 pm
    5:05 pm vs Cle
     
  • Steven Wright (shoulder) unlikely for Tuesday
    Steven Wright (shoulder) will not rejoin the Red Sox' rotation on Tuesday as initially hoped.

    Advice: Wright continues to feel better, but the decision has been made to have him throw another flat ground session this weekend rather than a bullpen session. It appears that Clay Buchholz will get another start in his place. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:57 pm
    4:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Ross Stripling optioned to Triple-A
    Dodgers optioned RHP Ross Stripling to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Stripling fared pretty well in his three recent starts with the Dodgers, but they don't need him now with Bud Norris (back) back from the disabled list. He'll return next month. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:29 pm
  • Colby Lewis (lat) making rehab start
    Colby Lewis (lat) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Wednesday.

    Advice: He'll throw three innings in his first rehab start, so Lewis will need at least one more after that before rejoining the Rangers' rotation. The veteran right-hander has been on the disabled list since late June because of a strained lat muscle. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:51 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs Cle
     
  • Wright (shoulder) to throw off mound Sunday
    Steven Wright (shoulder) is slated to throw a bullpen session on Sunday.

    Advice: He played catch again Thursday with no issues. Assuming Wright gets through his bullpen session Sunday without any problems, he'll rejoin the Red Sox' rotation on Tuesday in Tampa Bay. "Even over the past couple days he’s commented about further improvement, the way he’s feeling, so we’re still targeting Tuesday (as his next start)," manager John Farrell said. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:52 am
    4:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Bradley knocked for five runs in no-decision
    Archie Bradley had a rough go of it in Thursday's no-decision against the Padres, yielding five runs (four runs) on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Bradley has now failed to make it to the sixth inning in three of his last four starts. On Thursday, he allowed one run in the first on an RBI groundout by Yangervis Solarte, but it was the third inning which truly set him back. The 24-year-old right-hander allowed three runs on a pair of RBI singles, with Jean Segura making a fielding error to score the unearned run on Bradley's line. It has been that kind of year for Bradley, who will carry a 5.04 ERA and 1.55 WHIP into a home start against the Braves next time out. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:13 pm
  • Giants rock deGrom for eight runs in 5 IP
    Jacob deGrom was shelled in Thursday's 10-7 loss to the Giants, surrendering eight runs on 13 hits over five innings.

    Advice: After tossing three scoreless frames, deGrom ran into trouble and then some. He coughed up five runs in the fourth inning and another three in the fifth before his evening was mercifully ended. The start bumped his ERA from 2.30 to a still-respectable 2.73 mark. DeGrom also holds a 1.11 WHIP and 134/30 K/BB ratio across 22 starts. Thursday's result wasn't particularly appealing, but sometimes you just don't have it. He will try to rebound in a road date with the Cardinals next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:51 pm
    4:10 pm vs Phi
     
  • Lopez fans 11 Braves over seven strong frames
    Reynaldo Lopez struck out 11 while allowing two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings in the Nationals' 8-1 win over the Braves on Thursday.

    Advice: Lopez gave up four hits and issued two free passes in the dominant outing. Most impressive was the strikeout total after he's fanned 15 in his first 15 2/3 innings this year. It speaks to the kind of upside possessed by the 22-year-old, who improved to 2-1 with a 4.37 ERA in the victory. He should only get better as he continues to get settled in at the big league level. His next assignment is a tough one, as the Nationals travel to Baltimore for an interleague matchup with the Orioles on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:59 pm
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    4:05 pm vs Col
     
  • Stripling allows three runs over five vs. PHI
    Ross Stripling gave up three runs -- two earned -- over five innings Thursday against the Phillies.

    Advice: It was a decent start for the right-hander, and he left in line for his fourth win before the bullpen gave away the lead. He did manage to lower his ERA slightly to 4.04. With the rash of injuries to starters, Stripling has been pressed into duty, and he should remain in the rotation for the near future. The 26-year-old's next start will come Tuesday against the Giants. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:46 pm
  • Tomlin (family emergency) to return Saturday
    Josh Tomllin (family emergency) will make his scheduled start Saturday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Tomlin left the team Wednesday to deal with a family medical emergency back home in Texas but he'll return to the team Friday and will take the mound a day later. The 31-year-old got off to a booming start this year but has faded quickly in the second half with a 5.84 ERA in six starts since the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:49 pm
  • Clay Buchholz strong for six innings
    Clay Buchholz pitched six innings of one-run ball Thursday in a no-decision against the Tigers.

    Advice: Buchholz made his case to remain in the rotation following Steven Wright's return from the disabled list. He might head back to the bullpen anyway, but it would likely be just temporary; he'll be needed to make more starts in September. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:45 pm
  • Rockies pound Strasburg for nine earned runs
    Stephen Strasburg was obliterated in Wednesday's 12-10 loss to the Rockies, yielding nine runs on nine hits over 1 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Seven of the nine runs on Strasburg's line came home in a nightmare first inning. One run scored in the frame courtesy of a Nolan Arenado RBI single, while the other six came on a trio of RBI doubles by Gerardo Parra, Tony Walters and opposing pitcher Jon Gray. We will just chalk this up as an aberration for Strasburg -- though he has struggled by degrees in each of his last three starts. Even after Wednesday's debacle, he still holds a 3.59 season ERA. A road showdown with the Orioles is next on his schedule. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:37 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Col
     
  • Indians place Josh Tomlin on emergency leave
    Indians placed RHP Josh Tomlin on the family medical emergency list.

    Advice: Tomlin is returning to his home in Tyler, Texas, to deal with a personal matter. He will be allowed to spend up to five days away from the team. With Danny Salazar not set for activation from the disabled list until Thursday, the Tribe will be working with a 24-man roster for a day. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:03 pm
  • Happ yields four runs but records 17th win
    J.A. Happ yielded four earned runs over 7 1/3 innings Wednesday in a win over the Yankees.

    Advice: Happ wasn't at his sharpest, surrendering three home runs, but he did strike out nine and he managed to collect his 17th win of the season with the help of the Blue Jays' offensive attack. Happ's ERA is back up in the 3.00s (3.05) after dipping down to 2.96 following his six scoreless innings of work last week against the Rays. He is probably going to get some Cy Young votes if he can finish the season strong. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:07 pm
  • Colby Lewis (lat) throws 41-pitch bullpener
    Colby Lewis (lat) threw a 41-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's scheduled for live batting practice on Friday and could begin a rehab assignment on August 24 if that goes well. Lewis has been on the disabled list since late June because of a strained lat muscle. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:01 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs Cle
     
  • Zimmermann (lat) throws 20-pitch 'pen session
    Jordan Zimmermann (lat) threw a successful 20-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.

    Advice: He'll do a similar workout on Thursday before advancing to a simulated outing on Sunday. Zimmermann has been on the disabled list since August 6 because of a strained lat muscle. He probably won't be back in the Tigers' starting rotation until early September, even though his rehab appears to be moving swiftly. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:27 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs LAA
     
  • Tyson Ross (shoulder, ankle) throws live BP
    Tyson Ross (shoulder, ankle) threw 30 pitches of live batting practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: A nice step in the right direction for Ross, who has been out since April 9 because of a shoulder issue. He then tweaked his ankle while exercising in his hotel room on July 6, though that injury has already healed. It's all about building up arm strength now. Ross could make some starts for San Diego in September. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:17 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Matt Moore gives up five runs in loss
    Matt Moore surrendered five runs in six innings Monday in a loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Moore was solid in his first two starts for the Giants, though he was often pitching around walks. He wasn't as successful tonight, giving up as many hits (six) as he did in the first two outings combined and walking three more batters. He's walked 14 in 18 innings for the Giants after totaling 40 in 130 innings for the Rays. He needs to solve those control problems quickly. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:25 pm
  • Robbie Ray picks up win over Mets
    Robbie Ray yielded two runs -- one earned -- in five innings Monday in a win over the Mets.

    Advice: Ray allowed eight hits, walked two and threw 107 pitches to get his 15 outs, so it wasn't exactly a stellar outing. Even with his 161 strikeouts in 133 innings for the season, he's been quite a disappointment. He's 6-11 with a 4.47 ERA. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:06 pm
  • Max Scherzer struggles at Coors
    Max Scherzer struggled through four innings Monday, allowing four runs and seven hits in a no-decision against the Rockies.

    Advice: It's Scherzer's shortest start in almost exactly a year; he gave up six runs in three innings Aug. 14, 2015 against the Giants. In his previous 24 starts this year, he had gone at least six innings 22 times and five innings the other two outings. Fortunately, the Nationals pen picked him up tonight in what turned out to be a 5-4 win. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:29 pm
    4:05 pm vs Col
     
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