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  • Diamondbacks send Haniger to minors
    Diamondbacks optioned OF Mitch Haniger to Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: Haniger has received 34 at-bats with the big league club and was hitting .265/.333/.382 with two doubles and a triple prior to being sent down on Thursday. He should see a return call to the bigs in a few days once rosters expand on September 1. Today, 10:49 pm
  • Joe Panik launches two-run homer in win
    Joe Panik went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and two walks in Thursday's win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Panik connected for a two-run blast off Ross Stripling in the fourth inning. The dinger was his eighth of the season. In addition, the 25-year-old second baseman is slashing .248/.327/.389 and has driven in 46 runs over 355 at-bats. Today, 10:44 pm
  • 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. Today, 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. Today, 10:20 pm
  • Beckham rocks RBI double in win over ARI
    Gordon Beckham went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The double was Beckham's 11th of the season. He picked up the RBI two-bagger in the sixth inning to boost the Braves to a 3-0 lead. The 29-year-old infielder holds no fantasy intrigue and is hitting just .210/.300/.335 with four homers and 24 RBI over an even 200 at-bats. Today, 9:54 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. Today, 9:39 pm
  • Nieuwenhuis hits 12th homer against Pirates
    Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a two-run home run, his 12th of the season, in Thursday's loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Nieuwenhuis thwarted Chad Kuhl's shutout bid with the two-run dong in the seventh inning. Keon Broxton's resurgence, coupled with Hernan Perez' emergence and the presence of Ryan Braun in left field, has left Nieuwenhuis as sort of the odd man out in the Brewers' outfield lately, but he's still found plenty of at-bats with Braun's injury issues. The 29-year-old is hitting .214/.327/.405 in 109 games overall. Today, 9:24 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. Today, 9:20 pm
    W, 3-2 @Mil
  • 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. Today, 9:17 pm
    L, 3-2 vs Pit
  • Werth hammers 17th homer in win over Orioles
    Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Werth's solo homer in the fourth inning got the Nats on the board, and it ended up being all starter Max Scherzer would need. The homer was Werth's 17th of the year, giving him 56 RBI and 68 runs scored. The 37-year-old is hitting .251/.347/.436 overall. Today, 7:43 pm
    W, 4-0 vs Bal
  • Danny Santana goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Danny Santana went 0-for-4 on Thursday and is 1-for-18 over the Twins' last five games.

    Advice: Yes, the Twins' last five games. He's started them all, for some bizarre reason. Santana is hitting .240 with 14 extra-base hits and 12 walks in 229 at-bats, yet he's an everyday player at the moment, mostly starting in the outfield corners. Before he played center today, each of his previous 12 starts had been in left or right. Today, 1:41 pm
    L, 8-5 vs Det
  • Fish designate Oswaldo Arcia for assignment
    Marlins designated OF Oswaldo Arcia for assignment.

    Advice: Arcia made it just one game with the Fish, getting the boot Thursday to clear a roster spot for new outfielder Jeff Francoeur after being claimed off waivers from the Rays on Tuesday. Arcia has batted just .226/.299/.390 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 177 plate appearances this season between Minnesota, Tampa Bay, and Miami. Today, 12:36 pm
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    L, 5-2 vs KC
  • Red Sox recall Marco Hernandez from AAA
    Red Sox recalled INF Marco Hernandez from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: He'll provide depth for the Boston bench with Andrew Benintendi (knee, ankle) landing on the disabled list Thursday. Hernandez is 13-for-44 this year in the majors. Today, 8:21 am
  • Tim Beckham (hamstring) remains out Thurs.
    Tim Beckham (hamstring) remains out of the Rays' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon.

    Advice: Beckham made an early exit Tuesday after experiencing tightness in his left hamstring and did not play Wednesday. He usually starts somewhere when the Rays face a left-handed pitcher, but the versatile 26-year-old is on the bench Thursday versus Red Sox southpaw Drew Pomeranz. Today, 7:39 am
    W, 2-1 vs Bos
  • Randal Grichuk homers, doubles
    Batting seventh, Randal Grichuk homered, doubled and walked against the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: It certainly helps when Mike Matheny hits Grichuk somewhere other than eighth in front of the pitcher. It's just a terrible spot for someone with his ample power and subpar plate discipline. Hitting in front of an actual hitter will get him something to hit once in a while, as it did tonight. Yesterday, 9:24 pm
    L, 10-6 vs NYM
  • 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. Yesterday, 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. Tuesday, 11:52 pm
  • Beckham leaves game with tight hamstring
    Tim Beckham left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with a tight left hamstring.

    Advice: He was replaced in the lineup by Richie Shaffer before the top of the eighth inning, finishing the night 1-for-3 with a single. Beckham will be reevaluated by the Rays' medical team on Wednesday. Tuesday, 7:11 pm
    W, 2-1 vs Bos
  • 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. Tuesday, 6:43 pm
  • Marlins claim OF Oswaldo Arcia off waivers
    Marlins claimed OF Oswaldo Arcia off waivers from the Rays.

    Advice: The Rays designated him for assignment on Friday. This will be the third team Arcia has played for in 2016. The 25-year-old hasn't hit much this year (.229 with six homers in 157 at-bats) but he'll give the Marlins some outfield depth while Giancarlo Stanton recovers from a strained groin. Tuesday, 12:15 pm
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    L, 5-2 vs KC
  • 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. Saturday, 9:40 pm
    L, 3-2 vs Pit
  • 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. Saturday, 7:00 pm
    W, 3-2 @Mil
  • 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. Saturday, 5:31 pm
  • Panik scores three runs in win over Mets
    Joe Panik went 1-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored against the Mets on Friday.

    Advice: Panik singled in the third before coming around to score and was intentionally walked in a two-run seventh before later reaching on an error in a five-run eighth. The 25-year-old struggled miserably after returning from his concussion late last month, but he has shown some signs of progress in recent days by hitting .333 (10-for-30) with four doubles. Friday, 10:26 pm
  • Grichuk helps Cardinals win in extras
    Randal Grichuk slugged a solo homer and later hit a go-ahead RBI double in the 11th inning as the Cardinals topped the Phillies 4-3 on Friday.

    Advice: Grichuk went 3-for-5 on the night as his hot hitting continues. He’s now batting .385 (10-for-26) with three homers, five doubles, one triple, and nine RBI in seven games since returning from the minors. Strikeouts are an issue for him, so the batting average won’t last, but his power makes him an intriguing pickup in mixed fantasy leagues. Friday, 9:28 pm
    L, 10-6 vs NYM
  • 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. Friday, 1:29 pm
  • Rays designate Oswaldo Arcia for assignment
    Rays activated OF Oswaldo Arcia from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

    Advice: The 25-year-old got off to a hot start after the Rays acquired him in a trade, but he wound up batting just .259/.328/.444 over 61 plate appearances. Arcia will get another shot somewhere, but the former top prospect has certainly been a bust after a promising start to his career. Friday, 12:34 pm
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    L, 5-2 vs KC
  • 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. Thursday, 8:46 pm
  • Kirk Nieuwenhuis homers, doubles in loss
    Kirk Nieuwenhuis collected a three-run homer and a double in Thursday's loss.

    Advice: Of course he did; he was facing the Cubs. He's batting .353 and has hit five of his 11 homers against the Cubs this year. Nieuwenhuis is probably due less playing time going forward, since the Brewers want to see what they have in Keon Broxton in center field. Still, there are seven more games coming up against the Cubs next month... Thursday, 2:52 pm
  • Red Sox option Marco Hernandez to AAA
    Red Sox optioned INF Marco Hernandez to Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Hernandez was only in the majors for a couple days this time around and did not see a plate appearance. He is 13-for-44 this season at the major league level. Thursday, 7:28 am
  • Haniger drives in three runs in MLB debut
    Making his major league debut, Mitch Haniger went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple and three total RBI.

    Advice: Not too shabby for young Mr. Haniger, who came through with a two-run triple in the sixth inning and an RBI double in the seventh. He had just earned the call to the bigs earlier on Tuesday. Splitting time between Double- and Triple-A prior to the promotion, he held a sweet .325/.423/.588 triple-slash to pair with 24 home runs, 86 RBI and 10 steals over 119 games. He is worth a speculative flier in deeper NL-only formats and could achieve deep mixed-league relevance if he begins to see extended at-bats. Tuesday, 10:20 pm
  • Diamondbacks promote OF Mitch Haniger
    Diamondbacks purchased the contract of OF Mitch Haniger from Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: Haniger was batting .325/.423/.588 with 24 home runs, 86 RBI, 10 stolen bases, and 74 runs scored in 119 games this season between Double-A and Triple-A. The 25-year-old former supplemental first-round pick could carry deep-league fantasy value if he finds regular playing time in the Arizona outfield. Tuesday, 1:46 pm
  • 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. Aug 15, 11:25 pm
  • Jayson Werth hits 16th homer
    Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 and hit his 16th homer Monday in leading the Nationals to a 5-4 win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Werth reached base for the 43rd straight game, tying Ryan Zimmerman's Nationals (post-Expos) record. He seemed likely to continue last year's fade and turn into a part-time player as 2016 went along, but he's turned out to be quite the reliable regular. Aug 15, 9:31 pm
    W, 4-0 vs Bal
  • Red Sox recall Marco Hernandez from AAA
    Red Sox recalled INF Marco Hernandez from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Hernandez is 13-for-44 (.295) this season at the major league level. He'll be a bench player for Boston. Aug 15, 7:47 am
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