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  • Dana Eveland returned to action on Friday August 22. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:19 am
  • Alvarez moves to 10-5 despite allowing 4 runs
    Henderson Alvarez gave up four runs in six innings of work on Friday.

    Advice: Alvarez was the beneficiary of thirteen runs by the Marlins. It was a shaky outing, as he allowed ten hits, two of which left the yard. Justin Morneau hit a two-run shot in the third and Corey Dickerson hit another two-run homer in the sixth. Still, Alvarez picked up the win. Despite the shaky outing, he's got a 2.57 ERA and 1.22 WHIP going, in addition to a 94/28 K/BB ratio. He'll try to improve on this outing when he faces the Angels in his next start. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:50 pm
  • Morales allows six runs in four innings
    Franklin Morales gave up six runs on eight hits over four innings on Friday.

    Advice: Morales was yanked from the game after he walked Casey McGehee to force in a run in the fifth inning with nobody out. Brooks Brown walked Jarrd Saltalamacchia one out later to finish off Morales' line. The lefty has struggled this season and currently sports a 5.32 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:45 pm
  • Milone receives no-decision in 20-6 win
    Tommy Milone allowed five runs (three earned) in four and a third innings against the Tigers on Friday.

    Advice: It's rare for a starting pitcher to be given double-digit run support and still not pick up the victory, but Milone pulled that off in the extreme against the Tigers, somehow managing a no-decision despite a whopping twenty runs plated by the Twins. He allowed ten hits and five runs (three earned) in his four-plus innings of work. It was his second awful start in a row, as he was shelled by the Royals last time out. Milone has been solid this season and despite the rough outings, he still holds a 4.08 ERA. He'll try to rebound when he faces the Royals in his next outing. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:14 pm
     
    10:10 am vs Det; 5:10 pm vs Det
  • Ray optioned to Triple-A
    Tigers optioned LHP Robbie Ray to Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Ray was shelled for six runs in just an inning and a third against the Twins. After the game, the Tigers sent him down to Triple-A to nurse his wounds. His numbers at the major league level are a bloated 7.09 ERA and 1.80 WHIP. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:06 pm
  • Ventura solid in six innings, allows one run
    Yordano Ventura pitched six innings of one-run ball against the Rangers on Friday.

    Advice: The win brought Ventura's record above .500, as he moved to 10-9 on the season. The youngster struck out six and walked three while scattering four hits. He holds a 3.40 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in addition to a 125/53 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Twins next time out. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Lewis allows four runs in six innings vs KC
    Colby Lewis gave up four runs on six hits over six innings of work on Friday.

    Advice: Lewis struck out two and didn't walk a batter in the outing. He was victimized by two home runs, though. Billy Butler hit a solo shot in a three-run second inning for the Royals. Josh Willingham then socked a solo homer against Lewis in the fourth inning. The loss dropped Lewis' record to 8-11. He's had a rough go of things in 2014, as his ERA now sits at 5.54, accompanied by an ugly 1.63 WHIP. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Gray enjoys another fine start, beats Angels
    Sonny Gray fired another gem, holding the Angels to three runs on six hits over 8 1/3 innings in Friday's 5-3 victory.

    Advice: Bob Melvin gave the youngster a short leash in his bid to work a complete game, hustling out of the dugout once he surpassed 100 pitches, and Sean Doolittle allowed one of the starter's runners to score, muddying his ledger a bit. Gray, who walked two and struck out five, has completed at least six innings in 22 out of 26 starts. The right-hander entered on a four-game losing streak (4.94 ERA); he had only lost two straight one time over his first 31 starts. Gray (13-7, 3.00 ERA, 1.21 WHIP) heads east to tangle with Houston next time around. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Santiago allows 1 ER in loss to the A's
    Hector Santiago allowed two runs (one earned) over five innings in Friday's no-decision to the A's.

    Advice: Santiago came in on a roll, undefeated over his last 11 trips to the mounds (eight starts, 2.45 ERA). Tonight, he struck out five and walked two to extend his streak. The left-hander, who was so bad earlier this year that he was banished to the bullpen and then to Triple-A, has bled his ERA all the way down to an emaciated 3.38. Santiago welcomes Miami to an AL venue next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Haren allows only 1 run in 7 frames, tops NYM
    Dan Haren pitched well over seven innings, allowing only a run on three hits, in a win against the Mets on Friday.

    Advice: This start of Haren's was moved up 24 hours to give Zack Greinke a few extra days off, but Monday's off-day meant the veteran remained on normal rest. This was his third consecutive quality start. Despite the recent success, he came into tonight 2-6 with a 7.26 ERA over his last eight outings. Haren improves to 11-10 with a 4.44 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Niese struggles in loss Dodgers on Friday
    Jon Niese allowed five runs (two earned) over six-plus innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Friday Friday.

    Advice: This wasn't an impressive outing, but we're pleased to report Niese kept the Dodgers in the yard. He came into the evening having coughed up five homers over his last 19 innings after yielding only five over the 65 2/3 frames before that. Niese, now 7-9 with a 3.47 ERA and 1.30 WHIP, gets the Braves next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Minor allows just one run in seven-plus IP
    Mike Minor pitched seven and two-thirds innings of one-run ball against the Reds on Friday.

    Advice: As the teams went extras, Minor did not factor into the decision. He was almost perfect in his time on the mound, allowing just one hit and striking out five. Really the only critique one could make of this start is that Minor walked four batters. Despite the stellar outing, Minor's numbers are still a little all over the place, as he boasts an ERA of 4.90 and a WHIP of 1.47. He will work on developing some consistency as he faces off with the Mets in his next start. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Latos allows one run in six innings vs Braves
    Mat Latos pitched six innings on Friday, allowing one run to the Braves.

    Advice: Latos gave up nine hits in his six innings of work, but he only walked two batters and was able to dance out of trouble when necessary. The lone run against Latos came on a Tommy La Stella RBI groundout. On the season, Latos holds a 2.99 ERA and a nice 1.08 WHIP. He'll face the Cubs in his next start. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Collmenter works 8+ frames in gem vs. Pads
    Josh Collmenter fired 8 1/3 innings of one-run ball (none earned), striking out eight, to baffle the Padres in a 5-1 win on Friday.

    Advice: He let only four runners grace the base paths, and they all came via singles. Two of them occurred in the ninth inning, with Alexi Amarista crossing home on a Miguel Montero passed ball after Collmenter was lifted for Matt Stites. This performance came out of left field, as it was the first time Collmenter has cracked six innings worked, allowed less than three earned runs, or earned a win in over a month. Collmenter is nothing special, but he's been an appreciated back-end starter in NL-only formats, going 9-7 with a 4.05 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Despaigne has another rocky outing
    Odrisamer Despaigne was touched up for four runs -- three earned -- over five innings in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: It's fair to wonder if Despaigne is turning into a pumpkin in front of our eyes. After all, he went 2-2 with a 1.66 ERA over his first six starts, and proceeded to allow three earned runs or more in four of his last five outings, with tonight's start the only time he's given up less than four. Despaigne gives hitters a lot of looks and a varied arsenal of pitches, but unfortunately his armaments don't singe bats, leaving him open to opponents who are ready for offerings without chomp. The hope is that Petco will mask his weaknesses long-term, making him a usable NL-only piece. Despaigne (3-4, 3.44 ERA) hosts Milwaukee next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Fister tagged for four runs in loss to Giants
    Doug Fister allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings against the Giants on Friday.

    Advice: In the game of Hot Potato that is any long winning streak, Fister was the pitcher who dropped the tuber. The Nationals had won ten in a row prior to Friday's defeat. The home run was Fister's undoing in this start, as he allowed a three-run shot to Joe Panik in the fourth and a solo tater to Buster Posey in the sixth. Despite the loss, Fister's still putting up a career year, posting a 2.38 ERA and 1.07 WHIP to go with his 12-4 record. He'll try to rebound against the Phillies next time out. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:54 pm
  • Fister has skin cancer removed from neck
    Doug Fister told media member Friday he had skin cancer removed from the right side of his neck "a couple days ago."

    Advice: Fister was sporting stitches on his neck from the procedure, and the right-hander made sure to specify that the issue didn't affect his pitching in Friday's game. "It had no effect tonight," Fister told reporters after allowing four runs over six innings of work. Fister said the minor issue won't affect him moving forward. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:49 pm
  • Locke walks six but stymies Brewers for win
    Jeff Locke issued six walks but held the Brewers largely under wraps, giving up two runs over six innings in a win on Friday.

    Advice: Walks were Locke's biggest problem last season, and he's now walked 12 batters in his last three starts. Despite the control issues, Locke was good enough to win his third straight decision, keeping the Brewers to just two hits. The southpaw owns a 5-3 record and 3.69 ERA through 15 starts. He'll next square off with the Cardinals on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:37 pm
  • White Sox option LHP Surkamp to Triple-A
    White Sox optioned LHP Eric Surkamp to Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Surkamp pitched in three straight games after being recalled on August 16, allowing one run over 1 2/3 innings. The Sox will make a corresponding move to bring back Javy Guerra on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:16 pm
     
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  • Carrasco strikes out eight, earns no-decision
    Carlos Carrasco struck out eight batters and allowed one run in six innings of work against the Astros on Friday.

    Advice: Carrasco's WHIP has been threatening to drop below 1.00 because of outings like this, which lowered it to 1.04. He only surrendered two hits, to go with two walks. The only damage on his line came in the form of a solo Marwin Gonzalez home run in the sixth inning. He left the game after throwing 90 pitches. The Indians will continue to stretch Carrasco. This marks Carrasco's third straight outing in the rotation. He has only allowed one run over those three starts. He has a 3.14 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 79/20 K/BB ratio this season. Unfortunately, Cody Allen allowed four runs in the ninth inning, depriving Carrasco of a deserved win. Carrasco will try to keep rolling against the White Sox next time out. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:32 pm
  • Peacock sharp in injury-shortened start
    Brad Peacock allowed one run in five innings before leaving Friday's start against the Indians with an injury.

    Advice: Through five innings, Peacock had only allowed two hits. He struck out four and didn't issue a walk. He was on his way to one of his strongest starts of the season before the undisclosed injury derailed him. Prior to this start, he had allowed fourteen runs in fourteen-plus August innings (three starts). Peacock holds an ERA of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.64 on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:22 pm
  • Kendrick overcomes three-run first for win
    Kyle Kendrick allowed three runs in the first inning but settled down to defeat the Cardinals on Friday, allowing four runs over 6 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Kendrick's first-inning struggles are well documented, but the right-hander bounced back nicely to hold the Cardinals to one run over the next 5 1/3 innings. Kendrick allowed eight hits and a walk in all, striking out four. The win was his first since July 25. He'll look to make it a streak when he takes on the Nationals on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:04 pm
  • Peacock leaves with undisclosed injury Friday
    Brad Peacock left Friday's start against the Indians with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: Peacock had been pretty good, holding the Indians to one run on two hits over five innings, before leaving with assistant athletic trainer Rex Jones before the bottom of the sixth inning. Peacock had thrown only 62 pitches before exiting. The Astros should provide an update shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:46 pm
  • Garrett Richards undergoes left knee surgery
    Garrett Richards underwent successful surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his left knee Friday.

    Advice: Richards is done for the season. He'll look to be ready for the beginning of the 2015 season, but with a six to nine month recovery period it's no guarantee. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:23 pm
     
    Disabled List
    6:05 pm @Oak
  • Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) resumes throwing
    Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) threw on flat ground Friday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's done any throwing since he landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a strained right pectoral muscle. Sanchez will play catch again on Saturday and eventually progress to mound work, though it's not clear when that will take place. He's not expected back until mid-September. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:24 pm
     
    Disabled List
    10:10 am @Min; 5:10 pm @Min
  • Kershaw K's 10 over 8 IP in victory over SDP
    Clayton Kershaw pitched eight innings of one-run ball to earn his 15th win of the year as the Dodgers topped the Padres 2-1 on Thursday.

    Advice: San Diego nickel-and-dimed Kershaw for a run in the seventh, culminating in Rene Rivera singling home Abraham Almonte, but was otherwise helpless against the best pitcher in the world. Kershaw was originally scheduled to start tomorrow in the series opener against the Mets, but Zack Greinke was pushed back a few days to give his sore elbow some rest, and the Dodgers took advantage of Monday's off day to keep Kershaw on regular rest. Kershaw "struggled" to the tune of a 4.08 ERA in May. He allowed one run in a start in March, missed April, had a 0.82 ERA in June, a 1.07 ERA in July, and owns a 2.25 ERA so far in August. Overall, he's 15-3 with a 1.82 ERA, numbers he takes into a date in Arizona on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:58 pm
  • Ross done in by Turner's 2-run dinger
    Tyson Ross held the Dodgers to two runs over eight innings in a tough-luck loss on Thursday.

    Advice: Outside of Justin Turner's two-run homer in the eighth inning, Ross was superb. He struck out six, walked two, and had given up just two hits prior to Carl Crawford reaching on an infield single and Turner blasting him home immediately thereafter. Ross has given up more than two earned runs only once since June 16. Now 11-12 with a 2.68 ERA, Ross hosts Milwaukee on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:47 pm
     
    Player Note
    Tyson Ross SD - SP,RP
    5:10 pm @Ari
  • MRI shows Richards tore patellar tendon
    Angels placed RHP Garrett Richards on the 60-day disabled list with a torn left patellar tendon.

    Advice: Thursday's MRI results on Richards' knee revealed a torn patellar tendon. This was the worst case scenario, but it was also expected. Richards was shaken to the core after the gruesome injury -- suffered when he attempted to cover second base on Wednesday and his knee gave out -- and you can understand why: Richards was a darkhorse Cy Young candidate, entering Wednesday's start 13-4 with a 2.53 ERA, collecting 164 strikeouts in 167 innings. "Surgery is tentatively scheduled for next week," the Angels twitter feed passes along. "Richards is anticipated to miss 6 to 9 months." Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:56 pm
     
    Disabled List
    6:05 pm @Oak
  • Richards suffers a left knee patellar injury
    Garrett Richards suffered a left knee patellar injury in Wednesday's game.

    Advice: Richards was running to cover first base in the second inning when his left knee gave out. He had to be placed on a stretcher and carted off the field. While the Angels haven't given any idea as to his timetable, the right-hander is likely done for the year. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:56 pm
     
    Disabled List
    6:05 pm @Oak
  • Haren moved to Friday with Greinke ailing
    Dan Haren's next scheduled start was moved up to Friday to give Zack Greinke a few extra days off.

    Advice: Haren was originally scheduled to start Saturday, with Greinke going Thursday and Clayton Kershaw pitching Friday, but some elbow tenderness caused the Dodgers to reshuffle their rotation. Kershaw will instead pitch the series finale against the Padres on Thursday, and Haren will lead off the Mets series on Friday. Haren last started on Sunday, so he will be on regular rest for the Friday tilt. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:31 pm
  • Richards leaves start with right knee injury
    Garrett Richards left Wednesday's start against the Red Sox with a potentially serious right knee injury.

    Advice: Richards was covering first base when his knee buckled, and he remained on the ground for several minutes. He was eventually carted off the field, an ominous sign. Richards had allowed five hits and two runs in his 1 2/3 innings of work before exiting. The Angels should update his status soon, but it would be a devastating blow if he's lost for a substantial period of time. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:59 pm
     
    Disabled List
    6:05 pm @Oak
  • Kershaw's next start bumped up to Thursday
    Clayton Kershaw's next start has been moved to Thursday against the Padres.

    Advice: Kershaw was originally slated to go Friday for the series opener against the Mets, but Zack Greinke was pushed back a few days to give his sore elbow a little rest. Kershaw will be on regular rest for the start, so there should be no concern about his effectiveness. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:32 pm
  • Robbie Ray to start Friday versus the Twins
    Robbie Ray will start Friday against the Twins.

    Advice: Ray has struggled in two outings since being recalled on August 12 and owns a rough 5.33 ERA and 1.66 WHIP across 25 1/3 total innings this season. The left-hander is not a good fantasy play, even against the Twins. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:54 pm
  • Dana Eveland gets injection in elbow
    Dana Eveland will be unavailable until at least Friday after receiving a cortisone injection in his ailing left elbow.

    Advice: The Mets are hoping it's not a disabled list situation, but it's not a given. Eveland has pitched surprisingly well for the Mets, posting a 3.09 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 21/5 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 relief innings. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:15 am
  • Minor fans seven in victory over Athletics
    Mike Minor racked up seven strikeouts over seven innings of two-run ball in Sunday's victory over the Athletics.

    Advice: The hard-throwing southpaw surrendered just four hits and a pair of walks on the evening. The only damage against him came on a pair of solo home runs off the bat of Nate Freiman. Now 5-8 on the season, he'll carry a 5.16 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 101/32 K/BB ratio into Friday's start against the Reds in Cincinnati. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:05 pm
  • Latos lasts only five in no-decision vs. COL
    Mat Latos got a no-decision, allowing three runs in five innings as the Reds were victims of the Rockies' 10-9 walk-off victory in the first game of Sunday's double-header.

    Advice: The Rockies got to Latos early, scoring twice in the first and once more in the second. Latos was able to correct himself over his final three innings. Overall, he allowed eight hits, walked three, and struck out seven. The right-hander now owns a 3.10 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, and a 54/21 K/BB ratio. He'll go up against the Braves at home on Friday next. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:52 pm
  • Milone torched by the Royals, exits in 2nd
    Tommy Milone failed to make it out of the second inning, giving up seven runs (six earned) in 1 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Milone was solid in his first start with the Twins on Monday, but Sunday's effort was a nightmare. The lefty allowed all seven runs in the second inning and had to be yanked with one out. Overall, he gave up four hits and walked two while striking out one. Including his time with the Athletics, Milone has a 3.99 ERA and a 67/31 K/BB ratio. His next start will come on Friday at home against the Tigers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:38 pm
     
    10:10 am vs Det; 5:10 pm vs Det
  • Santiago strong vs. LAA, but gets no-decision
    Hector Santiago got a no-decision, allowing one run over six innings as the Angels lost 3-2 in walk-off fashion to the Rangers on Sunday.

    Advice: Santiago pitched well, giving up the lone run on Rougned Odor's RBI single in the fifth. He was in line for the win until Huston Street blew the save in the ninth. Santiago limited the Rangers to four hits and a walk while striking out five. The lefty hasn't been much of an innings-eater, but has otherwise had a strong season, sporting a 3.46 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and an 83/37 K/BB ratio. He will take the hill on Friday in Oakland against the Athletics next. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:06 pm
  • Despaigne allows five runs in loss to Cards
    Odrisamer Despaigne gave up five earned runs in four innings Sunday in a loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: The Cardinals weren't fooled at all buy Despaigne's sometimes-deceptive stuff, pounding him for five singles and a home run. The right-hander has been really good at times this year, but he's a risky fantasy bet going forward. A date with the Diamondbacks is next. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:14 pm
  • Locke locks down Nationals for five innings
    Jeff Locke did not allow a run over five and two-thirds innings of work in Pittsburgh's 4-3 loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

    Advice: Locke struck out six, walked two and allowed just four hits. While you'd like to see at least six or seven innings consistently, this was one of Locke's better starts of the season. On the year, Locke boasts a 3.98 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP and a 57/17 K/BB ratio over 86 innings pitched. He'll face the Brewers next time out. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:04 pm
  • Clayton Kershaw strikes out 11 in loss
    Clayton Kershaw took a complete-game loss after giving up three runs and striking out 11 in nine innings against the Brewers on Saturday.

    Advice: Kershaw gave up two homers for the first time since last Sept. 8, but he was his typical, dominant self otherwise, allowing just three other hits and walking none in the 97-pitch outing. The loss was his first since May 28. Outside of that one disastrous start against the Diamondbacks on May 17 (7 ER in 1 2/3 IP), he still hasn't allowed more than three runs in an outing this season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:58 pm
  • Colby Lewis strikes out 10 in loss
    Colby Lewis fanned 10 for the first time this year Saturday, but still lost after giving up five runs in six innings against the Angels.

    Advice: Lewis allowed 10 hits, including a pair of homers. His home run rate is actually down from his usual levels this year, with 15 surrendered in 122 1/3 innings, but he has a 5.52 ERA anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:28 pm
  • Niese tosses quality start in win over CHC
    Jon Niese pitched six innings of three-run ball in the Mets 7-3 win over the Cubs on Saturday.

    Advice: Niese allowed seven hits, walked two and struck out six over his six innings of work. The win pushed his record to 7-8. These are the sorts of boringly quality starts we've come to expect from Niese, who generally occupies the creamy middle of allowing three to five runs an outing. Niese doesn't generally do worse than five, but you'd be pleasantly surprised if he allowed less than three. All of this adds out to a perfectly serviceable 3.50 ERA and 1.28 WHIP, along with a 96/37 K/BB ratio over 135+ innings. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:28 pm
  • Gray allows four runs in loss to the Braves
    Sonny Gray surrendered four earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Saturday as the A's lost to the Braves.

    Advice: Gray only walked one batter and he struck out five, but the Atlanta offense wore him out with seven singles and a double. He's now been average or worse in three straight outings, but the 24-year-old right-hander still owns a sparkling 2.99 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 138/57 K/BB ratio in 162 2/3 innings this season. A date with the Angels is next. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:29 pm
  • Alvarez goes seven, allows one in win vs ARI
    Henderson Alvarez pitched seven innings of one-run baseball on Saturday, striking out six and walking one.

    Advice: This was Alvarez's first start since being placed on the DL with right shoulder inflammation. Alvarez only missed the minimum fifteen games and appeared no worse for wear on Saturday. The Marlins won 2-1 thanks to a Cliff Pennington error, moving Alvarez's record to 9-6 on the season. Alvarez lowered his ERA to 2.43 with the effort. He has a 89/28 K/BB ratio this season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:05 pm
  • Carrasco dominant over seven innings vs. O's
    Carlos Carrasco pitched seven innings of scoreless baseball against the Orioles in Saturday's 6-0 win.

    Advice: Carrasco only allowed six hits in the game. He struck out four and did not walk a batter. Carrasco has always been a pitcher who has had the "stuff," but he's finally putting up a season befitting of his talent. The Indians have used Carrasco in both the rotation and the bullpen. Saturday's was Carrasco's second straight start, as the Indians don't have many options and want to see if Carrasco's sub-3.00 bullpen ERA might finally translate over to rotation gold. On the season, Carrasco's ERA is 3.36 to go with a stellar 1.04 WHIP. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:57 pm
  • Ventura allows three runs in loss to Twins
    Yordano Ventura allowed three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings Saturday as the Royals lost to the Twins.

    Advice: Ventura pitched into the seventh inning and gave up only four hits, but he issued six walks in the mostly-shaky outing. The young right-hander also struggled with his control Monday against the A's and may be hitting a bit of a wall here in mid-August. He'll carry a 9-9 record, 3.48 ERA, and 1.31 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Rangers. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:51 pm
  • White Sox bring back Surkamp from Triple-A
    White Sox recalled LHP Eric Surkamp from Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Surkamp will fill the void of Javy Guerra in the bullpen after he was placed on the bereavement list on Saturday. He has struggled in his time with the White Sox this season, posting a 7.11 ERA over his 12 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:36 pm
     
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  • Ross gives up three ruins in loss to Cards
    Tyson Ross dropped to 11-11 on the year after giving up three runs over six innings against the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: This was the first time since June 16 that he allowed more than two earned runs in a start, snapping a streak of 10 starts. Ross put himself in an early hole by giving up two runs in the first inning and his offense failed to get much done against Lance Lynn and company. He walked four and struck out just two in the loss. Ross will bring a 2.70 ERA into a start against the Dodgers on the road next week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:07 pm
     
    Player Note
    Tyson Ross SD - SP,RP
    5:10 pm @Ari
  • Garrett Richards tops Rangers to net 13th win
    Garrett Richards picked up his 13th victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Rangers to just two runs on seven hits over 7 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Richards racked up seven strikeouts on the night without issuing a walk. He has been dominant for the Halos this season, compiling a 2.53 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 164/50 K/BB ratio over his 167 innings of work. He'll look to keep things rolling when he does battle against the A's in Oakland on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:41 pm
     
    Disabled List
    6:05 pm @Oak
  • Marlins activate Henderson Alvarez from DL
    Marlins activated RHP Henderson Alvarez from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: The All-Star hurler spent just over the minimum amount of time required on the disabled list due to his right shoulder inflammation. He will rejoin the Marlins rotation on Saturday against the Diamondbacks, returning to a 2.48 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 83/27 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:03 pm
  • Franklin Morales scratched from start
    Franklin Morales has been scratched from Friday's scheduled start versus the Reds.

    Advice: Morales is expecting the birth of his child. Matt Belisle will start in his place and will be followed by a host of relievers. Morales has not been placed on paternity leave. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:56 pm
  • Despaigne paints 7 shutout frames to beat Rox
    Odrisamer Despaigne fired seven shutout innings, scattering five hits, Tuesday in a victory over the Rockies.

    Advice: Despaigne turned back the clock in striking out eight. The Cuban defector snuck up on the league while posting a 1.31 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP through his first five starts, but he had struggled with a 7.20 ERA over his last three outings. He won his first two career starts, but had gone 0-3 with a 4.04 ERA in his six starts since. Despaigne's soft but varied arsenal is a good fit in Petco, making him a matchup play in mixed leagues. He gets the Cardinals next time around, on Sunday in St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:23 pm
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