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  • Davis launches three-run homer as A's roll
    Khris Davis went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and three runs scored in Tuesday's 9-1 win over the Indians.

    Advice: Davis opened the scoring in style by swatting a three-run home run off Danny Salazar in the first inning. He also singled and walked in the contest. For the season, the 28-year-old slugger is slashing .257/.300/.530 with 33 homers and 82 RBI over 440 at-bats. He has homered four times in his last 10 games. 32 minutes ago
    W, 9-1 vs Cle
  • Manaea fans eight over seven innings in win
    Sean Manaea was superb in Tuesday's 9-1 win over the Indians, yielding one run on three hits over seven innings.

    Advice: Manaea induced eight strikeouts and walked two during this charmed outing. A Chris Gimenez solo home run in the sixth inning represented his only real spot of trouble. With the victory, Manaea improved to 5-8 with a 4.53 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. He will tango with the Astros on the road next time he toes the rubber. 41 minutes ago
    W, 9-1 vs Cle
  • Matt Kemp drives in three as Braves rally
    Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Kemp almost single-handedly rallied the Braves back from a 4-2 deficit. He started the comeback with a sacrifice fly in the fourth to cut the advantage to 4-3, then flipped the score completely with his two-run double with two outs in the top of the eighth inning. The veteran outfielder has picked up hits in nine of his last 10 games and is slashing .263/.296/.480 with 25 homers and 81 RBI. He has rocked at least 23 home runs in each of the last three seasons. 48 minutes ago
    W, 7-4 @Ari
  • Lamb's two-run double not enough for victory
    Jake Lamb went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Lamb drove in two with a ground rule double in the third inning. He finished the evening with a pair of two-baggers, giving him 24 for the season as a whole. In addition, Lamb is slashing a shiny .262/.338/.535 with 24 homers and 77 RBI across 409 at-bats. On the whole, it has been a brilliant breakout year for the 25-year-old infielder. 55 minutes ago
    L, 7-4 vs Atl
  • 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. Today, 10:36 pm
  • Whalen can't survive three innings vs. ARI
    Robert Whalen proved ineffective in Tuesday's no-decision against the Diamondbacks, yielding four runs on two hits over 2 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Woefully short start for Whalen, due mainly to the fact that he could not locate the ball. He walked four on the evening and threw just 34 of 65 pitches for strikes. The 22-year-old right-hander has allowed at least three runs in each of his first five major league starts. Holding a 6.57 ERA and 1.30 WHIP, he can be avoided for fantasy purposes until he starts to pitch more consistently. A road showdown with the Giants shows next on his schedule. Today, 10:35 pm
  • Addison Russell cranks two-run homer in win
    Addison Russell went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: Russell cranked a two-run home run off Padres starter Christian Friedrich in the fifth inning. The dinger was his 19th of the season. For the campaign as a whole, the 22-year-old shortstop is slashing .251/.336/.445 across 418 at-bats. He has homered in each of his last three games, including a two-homer effort against the Rockies on Sunday. Today, 10:34 pm
  • Late RBI single from Myers not enough for win
    Wil Myers went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Myers picked up an RBI base knock as part of a three-run ninth inning, but the Cubs held a 5-0 cushion to start the frame and managed to close out the win despite a few late rocky moments. For the season as a whole, the 25-year-old Myers is hitting .267/.343/.473 with 23 homers and 72 RBI. The overall numbers are fine, but he has struggled of late and entered Tuesday's game with just two hits in his last 23 at-bats. Today, 10:28 pm
    L, 5-3 vs ChC
  • Arrieta dazzles with two-hit gem against SD
    Jake Arrieta was phenomenal in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Padres, tossing eight innings of two-hit, shutout ball.

    Advice: Don't let the 5-3 final fool you. Arrieta was absolutely lights out and the three runs on the Padres' side of the ledger all scored in the ninth inning, after the ace right-hander had exited stage left. He struck out six and walked two on the evening, finishing out having thrown 99 pitches (59 strikes). It wasn't his most efficient outing in terms of his control, but eight innings of shutout ball is eight innings of shutout ball. Arrieta will bring a sharp 2.62 ERA and 1.04 WHIP into a home start against the Pirates next time out. Today, 10:22 pm
  • Yasmany Tomas exits with back stiffness
    Yasmany Tomas left Tuesday's game against the Braves due to mid-back stiffness.

    Advice: Brandon Drury pinch-hit for Tomas midway through Tuesday's contest, as apparently Tomas' back stiffened up on him during the proceedings. He was waylaid by a stiff neck earlier this month, but no word as of yet whether his current back ailment is in any way related. For the time being, Tomas should be considered day-to-day. He will be reevaluated on Wednesday. Today, 10:16 pm
    L, 7-4 vs Atl
  • Friedrich proves ineffective in loss to Cubs
    Christian Friedrich failed to impress in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs, surrendering five runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Friedrich struck out just two while walking four. Three of the five runs on his line came home via the home run, with Kris Bryant cracking a solo shot in the third and Addison Russell mashing a two-run shot as part of a three-run fifth. Friedrich will carry a limp 4.89 ERA and 1.49 WHIP into a road start against the Braves next time he toes the rubber. Today, 10:09 pm
  • Ellsbury clocks two-run home run in win
    Jacoby Ellsbury went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Ellsbury connected for a two-run shot off Taijuan Walker in the fifth inning, snapping a 1-1 tie in the process. The Mariners wouldn't score again as the Bombers cruised to an easy 5-1 victory. For his part, the speedy Ellsbury is hitting .262/.321/.368 with six homers, 42 RBI and 18 steals over 432 at-bats. He simply hasn't provided a ton of spark this season in terms of fantasy production. Today, 10:08 pm
  • Cano singles twice in loss to former team
    Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: As a team, the Mariners managed just four hits on the evening. Cano was the only player to pick up more than one. The All-Star second baseman is in the midst of a fantastic campaign and is currently slashing .295/.349/.522 with 28 homers and 79 RBI across 508 at-bats. Fantasy second basemen don't get much better than that. Today, 10:03 pm
  • Sabathia limits M's to three hits over 7 IP
    CC Sabathia was fantastic in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Mariners, firing seven innings of three-hit, one-run ball.

    Advice: Sabathia struck out seven and walked just one in what was one of his stronger starts of the season. The only run to score on his watch came in the third inning, when Ketel Marte picked up an RBI single off the veteran southpaw. The shiny outing must have felt all the sweeter for what came before, as Sabathia was shelled for seven runs by the Blue Jays last time out. He will try to replicate Tuesday's results when he brings his 4.33 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 117/52 K/BB ratio (137 1/3 innings) into a road date with the Royals next time he toes the rubber. Today, 9:58 pm
  • Walker fails to notch quality start in return
    Making his return to the big league mound in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees, Taijuan Walker allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Walker made a trio of starts for Triple-A Tacoma after being bombed by the Angels for six runs following a DL-stint for foot tendinitis. He was called up for Tuesday's start against the Yankees and pitched a serviceable -- if unspectacular -- game. The 24-year-old right-hander struck out five and walked three while allowing a run in the second inning, two in the fifth and one final run in the sixth. He will take a 4.14 ERA and 1.21 WHIP into a road start against the White Sox as he tries to ease back into the major league flow. Today, 9:57 pm
  • Mets recall Goeddel after Niese injury
    Mets recalled RHP Erik Goeddel from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Goeddel was just sent down on Saturday, but the Mets recalled him with Jon Niese landing on the disabled list due to a left knee injury. In 28 bullpen innings with the Mets this season, Goeddel held a 4.18 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 27/7 K/BB ratio. His is a serviceable filler arm out of the pen, but there is no fantasy intrigue here. Today, 9:56 pm
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    W, 7-4 @StL
  • Molina picks up three hits in loss to Mets
    Yadier Molina finished 3-for-5 with an RBI double in a loss to the Mets on Tuesday.

    Advice: The multi-hit game was Molina's fifth in his last 10 contests. He hasn't displayed the power he once did, swatting just four homers to date, but the 34-year-old owns a respectable .284/.345/.387 line with 39 RBI and 40 runs scored on the year. Today, 9:55 pm
  • Cabrera collects three more hits since return
    Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base Tuesday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Garcia now has two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in four games since being activated from the disabled list on August 19. He's 6-for-16 in those four games, raising his overall line to .260/.310/.414 with 13 homers, 35 RBI and 43 runs scored. The stolen base, swiped against the great Yadier Molina as part of a double steal, was just Cabrera's second on the year. Today, 9:52 pm
  • Reyes has three hits, three runs versus Cards
    Jose Reyes went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, a stolen base and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Reyes scored nearly half of the Mets' runs in the game, accounting for three of the team's seven. He did it with three singles, giving him 15 hits in his last 38 at-bats. After a slow start, the 33-year-old is now hitting .284/.336/.477 with three homers, 12 RBI, 18 runs scored and six steals in 26 games. Today, 9:48 pm
    W, 7-4 @StL
  • Garcia shelled for six runs over four innings
    Jaime Garcia was touched up for six runs on seven hits over four innings Tuesday, taking the loss against the Mets.

    Advice: Garcia was in a three-run hole by the fourth batter of the game, but his offense was able to back him up with three runs of their own in the bottom half of the frame. Undaunted by his team's show of solidarity, Garcia proceeded to surrender two more runs in the second inning and a run in the fourth for good measure. Two of those seven hits left the yard, a troubling trend for the southpaw who has now given up six homers in his last three starts. Amazingly, he'd been on a three-game winning streak prior to Tuesday, dropping to 10-9 with a 4.37 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with the loss. An interleague date with the Athletics is on tap for Sunday. Today, 9:45 pm
  • Gsellman earns first MLB win against Cards
    Robert Gsellman earned his first major league win Tuesday, tossing 3 2/3 scoreless innings in relief against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Gsellman was thrust into a difficult position for his first MLB appearance, asked to take over for injured starter Jon Niese after Niese faced just four batters. The 23-year-old answered the bell, though, holding the Cardinals to two hits and three walks while striking out two in his debut. He was rewarded with the win for his efforts, another first. Gsellman was recalled on Monday as a likely bullpen arm, but if Niese or starter Steven Matz is forced to miss a turn it will likely be Gsellman who is asked to take the ball instead. Today, 9:40 pm
  • Perez' two-run triple leads Brewers past Rox
    Hernan Perez hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning to help the Brewers get past the Rockies 6-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: The hit was Perez' only one in four at-bats, but it was a big one. With two outs and an 0-2 count, Perez slashed a Carlos Estevez pitch down the right field line and into the corner, plating both Jonathan Villar and Ryan Braun to give the Brewers a late lead. It was just the latest noteworthy performance for the 25-year-old this year, who's hitting .282/.308/.458 with 11 homers, 43 RBI, 35 runs scored and 23 steals in 87 games played. Today, 9:34 pm
    W, 6-4 vs Col
  • Arenado hits three-run jack against Brewers
    Nolan Arenado hit a three-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Arenado leads the National League with 33 home runs and 107 RBI, and he's second in the league with 91 runs scored. There's just not a lot else to say about the 25-year-old superstar besides he's one of the best in the game in almost every facet. Offensively, which is what matters in our game, Arenado is hitting .286/.357/.564 through 124 games. Today, 9:30 pm
  • Gray fans 10 over six innings against Brewers
    Jon Gray struck out 10 while allowing two runs over six innings against the Brewers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gray gave up just four hits and walked three, but he didn't factor in the decision. Even so, it was a promising turn for the 24-year-old, who hadn't struck out more than six in a game in his previous five starts before Tuesday. It's been an up and down year for the rookie, who owns a 4.61 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 142/46 K/BB ratio over 23 starts. Gray will next take on the Dodgers on Monday. Today, 9:23 pm
    L, 6-4 @Mil
  • V-Mart homers, scores three runs vs. Twins
    Victor Martinez finished 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in Tuesday's 8-3 win over the Twins.

    Advice: Martinez had three of the Tigers' 14 hits on the evening, including a two-run blast in the seventh. The homer was No. 23 for V-Mart, who now has 73 RBI and 52 runs scored. After enduring a cold July, the 37-year-old is hitting .305 with six homers, 13 RBI and 12 runs scored this month. Today, 9:02 pm
  • Mariners recall Taijuan Walker to start Tues.
    Mariners recalled RHP Taijuan Walker from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Cody Martin was sent down in the corresponding move. Walker will get the ball Tuesday against the Yankees following a short stint in the minors. The right-hander got off to a strong start this year but began to stall after a midseason foot injury hindered his effectiveness. For what it's worth, he looked good in the minors with a 3.60 ERA in three starts for Tacoma. Today, 11:56 am
  • Khris Davis fans four times
    Khris Davis struck out all four times he was up in Monday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Davis now has a career high in strikeouts (125) to go along with his highs in homers (32) and RBI (79) this season. He has just 20 walks and 18 doubles in 469 plate appearances, so he's not doing much when he isn't homering. Still, he's homering enough to make up for it. Yesterday, 9:57 pm
    W, 9-1 vs Cle
  • Walker expected to start Tuesday vs. Yankees
    Taijuan Walker is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to start Tuesday against the Yankees.

    Advice: The Mariners have yet to make an official announcement, but Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune hears from club officials that Walker is the likely choice. The 24-year-old is coming off 6 1/3 scoreless innings in his most recent start at Triple-A. He'd be worth using in mixed leagues again if he shows signs of progress Tuesday. Yesterday, 6:11 pm
  • Mets recall RHP Gsellman from Triple-A
    Mets recalled RHP Robert Gsellman from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: This confirms a report from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Gsellman is probably the Mets' most advanced pitching prospect at this point, but he's expected to pitch out of the bullpen for now. Though given the questions surrounding Steven Matz (shoulder) and the back-end of the rotation in general, look for him to eventually get a chance in the rotation. Yesterday, 1:56 pm
  • Mets promoting RHP Robert Gsellman from AAA
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets are promoting prospect right-hander Robert Gsellman from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: This comes after Betsy Helfand of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Gsellman was scratched from his start Monday in Triple-A. According to Rosenthal, the plan is for him to pitch out of the bullpen initially, though he figures to eventually see some starts down the stretch. The 23-year-old has posted a 4.54 ERA with 6.9 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 over 20 starts this year between Double- and Triple-A. Yesterday, 1:08 pm
  • Arenado goes 4-for-5 with two homers, six RBI
    Nolan Arenado finished 4-for-5 with six RBI in the Rockies' 11-4 rout of the Cubs on Sunday.

    Advice: Arenado opened the game's scoring with a three-run shot in the bottom of the first inning before adding another three-run blast in the bottom of the fourth. He also singled twice. The 25-year-old third baseman is up to 104 RBI for the year, which leads all of MLB, and only Mark Trumbo and Edwin Encarnacion have more homers. Sunday, 4:26 pm
  • Russell hits pair of solo shots in Colorado
    Addison Russell hit a pair of solo homers Sunday in the Cubs' loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: He got to Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa in both the top of the fifth and the top of the seventh, but Colorado's offense produced 11 runs on 14 hits to take an 11-4 win. Russell finished the day 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. He's up to 17 homers and 78 RBI for the year. Sunday, 4:20 pm
  • Khris Davis launches 32nd home run of '16
    Khris Davis slugged his 32nd home run of the season on Sunday against the White Sox.

    Advice: It was a two-run shot in the top of the fourth inning off White Sox starter Jose Quintana and gave the A's their only runs of the game. Davis is batting just .257 with a .299 on-base percentage, but the 28-year-old slugger is on pace for 42 home runs and 103 RBI. Sunday, 3:19 pm
    W, 9-1 vs Cle
  • Taijuan Walker could start on Tuesday
    Taijuan Walker is a candidate to start Tuesday versus the Yankees.

    Advice: Wade LeBlanc is another option, although he would be taking the ball on three days' rest. Walker has put up a 3.60 ERA over three starts for Triple-A Tacoma since being sent down, although it's come along with a 6/8 K/BB ratio over 15 innings. Sunday, 11:27 am
  • Victor Martinez getting a day off Sunday
    Victor Martinez is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Miguel Cabrera is in the designated hitter spot Sunday, with Jarrod Saltalamacchia getting a start at first base. Sunday, 9:13 am
  • Mets option Erik Goeddel back to Triple-A
    Mets optioned RHP Erik Goeddel to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Goeddel was sent out to make room on the roster for Jim Henderson who is returning from the disabled list on Saturday. The 27-year-old registered a 4.18 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 27/7 K/BB ratio over 28 innings out of the Mets bullpen. He'll surely return once rosters expand in September. Saturday, 10:42 am
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    W, 7-4 @StL
  • Jacoby Ellsbury goes 3-for-5, homers
    Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-5 and homered Friday against the Angels.

    Advice: The homer was his first of the second half. He entered the night hitting .224/.272/.267 with just one steal in 116 at-bats since the All-Star break. Still, the Yankees haven't used his struggles as an excuse to move him down in the lineup or to give him less playing time. Friday, 11:24 pm
  • Khris Davis slugs homer No. 31 in win
    Khris Davis went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and four runs scored in Friday’s win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Davis also singled and doubled in the victory. He’s now up to 31 homers on the year. Only Edwin Encarnacion and Mark Trumbo have hit more in MLB. Friday, 8:05 pm
    W, 9-1 vs Cle
  • Mets activate Asdrubal Cabrera from 15-day DL
    Mets activated INF Asdrubal Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He's back in the lineup on Friday night, as is lineup-mate Yoenis Cespedes. Cabrera returns to a .255/.308/.410 slash line on the season, where he has been a solid performer and capable run producer. His bat has been sorely missed in the Mets lineup. Friday, 5:16 pm
  • 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. Thursday, 11:13 pm
  • Cano cracks solo home run in loss to Angels
    Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Cano whacked a solo home run off Angels starter Matt Shoemaker in the first inning for his lone hit of the game. The dinger was his 27th of the season and pushed his RBI total to 75. The 27 homers are the most he has hit since he launched the same number with the Yankees in 2013. With about a month-and-a-half remaining in the season, the star second baseman needs six more home runs to tie the career-best 33 he notched four seasons ago. Thursday, 10:30 pm
  • Whalen registers quality start against Nats
    Robert Whalen allowed three runs -- one earned -- over six innings in a loss to the Nationals on Thursday.

    Advice: Whalen yielded just three hits and three walks in the start, but he wasn't done any favors by a two-run error in the first inning. Even with the poor result, the start was still easily the best of the four Whalen has made this year. The right-hander has a 5.73 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in those four starts, with his next scheduled to come Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. Thursday, 9:55 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) to be activated Friday
    The Mets will activate Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) from the 15-day disabled list on Friday.

    Advice: Yoenis Cespedes (quad) will also come off the DL on Friday. The Mets were originally planning to activate Cabrera on Thursday but they decided to wait another 24 hours. Cabrera missed a couple weeks with a strained patellar tendon. He sports a pedestrian .255/.308/.410 slash line over 373 at-bats this season. Thursday, 5:12 pm
  • Jake Arrieta walks seven in rough outing
    Despite allowing five runs in 5 2/3 innings, Jake Arrieta notched his 15th win Thursday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Arrieta was incredibly sloppy in this one, walking seven batters and allowing a couple of homers. It seems like a setback for him after he pitched well in his previous three starts. Still, it's just one day, and it's hard to imagine him walking seven batters again next time out against the Padres. Thursday, 2:57 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) returning Thursday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) will be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

    Advice: Cabrera wound up missing a little over two weeks with a strained patellar tendon in his left knee. He went 2-for-6 with two doubles and two RBI in a two-game minor league rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie. Thursday, 5:56 am
  • Tomas hits two homers, nets six RBI in rout
    Yasmany Tomas had two homers, a triple, six RBI and a walk Wednesday as the Diamondbacks crushed the Mets 13-5.

    Advice: Tomas has four two-homer games just since the All-Star break, and he's hit 25 homers overall. That he hardly ever walks remains an issue, but he's always maintained a decent batting average and power stroke as a major leaguer. It seems like he'll be a respectable, if potentially overrated, fantasy regular going forward. Wednesday, 10:18 pm
    L, 7-4 vs Atl
  • Sean Manaea gives up five runs in loss
    Sean Manaea was charged with five runs in six-plus innings Wednesday in a loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Manaea had the quality start after six, but he was sent back out to give up two singles -- the second being a bunt single -- to start the seventh. After he was lifted, both runners came around to score. It marked the first time Manaea has given up so many earned runs since July 5. Wednesday, 8:56 pm
    W, 9-1 vs Cle
  • V-Mart cracks solo homer in Wednesday's loss
    Victor Martinez hit a solo home run that provided the only scoring the Tigers could muster in a tough loss to the Royals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Detroit squandered a no-hit bid by Anibal Sanchez. The home run was the 22nd time Martinez has gone deep this year. He is batting .303 with 70 RBI as a 37-year-old. He has lost the catcher eligibility that made him a fantasy star for a decade but his bat is plenty good enough to devote a UTIL slot to him day in and day out. Wednesday, 7:17 pm
  • Jon Gray hit up for four runs by Nationals
    Jon Gray surrendered four runs on six hits over four innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Nationals.

    Advice: Gray's team won the game, but his lack of length prevented him from qualifying for the victory. He struck out three and walked one on the afternoon. The 24-year-old right-hander has survived life at Coors Field, kind of, sporting a 4.69 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. He had been in a really promising groove leading into August. A road start against the Brewers shows next on his schedule. Wednesday, 5:06 pm
    L, 6-4 @Mil
  • Sabathia strikes out 12 but yields seven ER
    CC Sabathia gave up seven earned runs in six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Sabathia struck out 12 and issued only one walk, but the Jays pounded him for nine hits, including a Melvin Upton three-run homer in the top of the fifth inning. Sabathia is the first American League pitcher to allow seven-plus earned runs and whiff a dozen batters since Randy Johnson in 1998. The big left-hander will carry a 7-10 record and 4.49 ERA into his next start on the road against the Mariners. Wednesday, 1:04 pm
  • Friedrich takes loss versus Tampa Bay
    Christian Friedrich surrendered two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Friedrich got zero support from the Padres offense, which has been a pretty common theme all year. He struck out five and walked just one, but Brad Miller slugged a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning and that's all the firepower Tampa Bay needed. Friedrich will carry a 4-9 record and 4.69 ERA into his next start at home against the Cubs. Wednesday, 12:46 pm
  • Ellsbury getting the day off Wednesday
    Jacoby Ellsbury is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: Aaron Hicks will start in center field and bat ninth versus Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ. The left-handed Ellsbury owns a disappointing .263/.326/.361 batting line in 110 games this season with New York. Wednesday, 7:39 am
  • Garcia yields three homers in win over Astros
    Jaime Garcia allowed five runs, including three home runs, over five innings Tuesday but got the win against the Astros.

    Advice: In case you haven't heard, the win is a meaningless stat, with Garcia's "victory" serving as Exhibit T. The southpaw gave up seven hits, including the three home runs, and walked three on the evening, but eight runs of support were enough to get Garcia his 10th win of the season. It was also his third consecutive win, improving him to 10-8, and Garcia has a 4.11 ERA and 1.32 WHIP through 24 starts. He'll try to run his winning streak to four in a row Tuesday against the Mets. Tuesday, 10:11 pm
  • Perez hits 10th homer in loss against Cubs
    Hernan Perez went 2-for-4 with his 10th home run of the season in Tuesday's nightcap against the Cubs.

    Advice: Perez hit what seemed like a meaningless homer with two outs in the ninth inning of a four-run game, but the Brewers put together a small rally to bring the tying run to the plate before Aroldis Chapman snuffed out the comeback attempt. The homer was the 10th for Perez in what is shaping up to be a breakout year for the 25-year-old. He's hitting .286/.312/.456 with 21 steals to go along with those 10 homers. Tuesday, 9:02 pm
    W, 6-4 vs Col
  • Cabrera (knee) to begin rehab stint Tuesday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) will indeed begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A St. Lucie.

    Advice: Cabrera, who is working his way back from a strained patellar tendon in his left knee, will be eased in as the designated hitter before returning to shortstop. The Mets are hoping he'll be able to return this weekend in San Francisco. Aug 15, 5:37 pm
  • Davis clubs 30th home run in loss Sunday
    Khris Davis clubbed his 30th home run on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Athletics to victory over the Mariners.

    Advice: Davis' two-run shot in the sixth inning pulled the A's to within four runs at 7-3. He finished the afternoon 2-for-4 and is now slashing .254/.294/.516 with the aforementioned 30 bombs and 75 RBI. While the on-base percentage isn't optimal, he's one of the top sources of right-handed power in all of baseball. Aug 14, 4:05 pm
    W, 9-1 vs Cle
  • Cano slugs two-run homer on Saturday
    Robinson Cano slugged a key two-run homer to lift the Mariners over the Athletics on Saturday.

    Advice: The blast was his 26th of the season. He is batting .294 with 73 RBI and 75 runs scored. His .872 OPS is his best since joining the Mariners in 2014. Aug 13, 10:23 pm
  • Myers connects for clutch homer against Mets
    Wil Myers hit his 23rd home run of the year in Saturday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: It was going to be a loss anyway before Myers turned around a 97 mph fastball from closer Jeurys Familia to tie the game with two outs in the ninth inning. The homer was Myers' only hit in four at-bats. The 25-year-old has settled in with the Padres and is enjoying a breakout offensive year, batting .276/.354/.500 with 23 homers, 70 RBI, 77 runs and 21 stolen bases through 113 games. Aug 13, 9:10 pm
    L, 5-3 vs ChC
  • Bradley gives up six runs in loss to Red Sox
    Archie Bradley allowed six runs -- four earned -- over 5 1/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Bradley was somehow worse than Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz, which has been a feat for any pitcher this season. The 24-year-old surrendered seven hits, including two home runs, and walked two while striking out four. The loss dropped Bradley to 4-8 with a 4.91 ERA and 1.52 WHIP through 17 starts this year. The right-hander has a softer date with the Padres on tap for Thursday. Aug 13, 8:29 pm
  • Whalen coughs up six runs in five innings
    Robert Whalen got smacked around for six runs in five innings and took a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

    Advice: He gave up six hits and five of them went for extra bases -- three triples and two homers. On the good side he managed to strike out five batters without issuing any free passes. He has a 7.31 ERA with 17 strikeouts and five walks in 16 innings in his first three starts. Despite the beatdown today Whalen could end up being a useful fantasy starter. The 22-year-old put up a 2.40 ERA in 120 minor-league innings before getting the call to the majors last week. Aug 13, 7:59 pm
  • Tomas (neck) returns from four-game absence
    Yasmany Tomas (neck) is back in the Diamondbacks' lineup Saturday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Tomas had missed the previous four games with a stiff neck. He'll play left field and bat sixth against Boston starter Clay Buchholz. Tomas has been on a tear since the All-Star break, hitting .342 with eight homers in the second half. Aug 13, 1:53 pm
    L, 7-4 vs Atl
  • Asdrubal (knee) could begin rehab on Tuesday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) could begin a rehab assignment as early as Tuesday.

    Advice: Tuesday is actually when Cabrera is first eligible to come off the disabled list but it looks like he'll need a couple games in the minors to dust off the cobwebs. Cabrera was sent to the DL on August 1 with a strained patellar tendon in his left knee. Jose Reyes will handle shortstop during Cabrera's absence. Aug 13, 1:28 pm
  • Mets activate Jose Reyes from 15-day DL
    Mets activated INF Jose Reyes from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Starving for offense, Reyes will slot back in nicely at third base and as a catalyst atop the metse lineup. He has been sidelined since July 27 to to an intercostal strain, but had no issues on a minor league rehab assignment the past two days. Aug 13, 12:17 pm
    W, 7-4 @StL
  • Sean Manaea picks up win over Mariners
    Sean Manaea pitched six innings and allowed three runs Friday as the A's topped the Mariners 6-3.

    Advice: Manaea needed just 75 pitches to get through six, but since all three of the runs he allowed came in the fifth and sixth innings, the A's opted to go to the bullpen for the seventh. Manaea moved to 4-8 with a 4.57 ERA. He has a 2.84 ERA in his last seven outings. Aug 12, 10:56 pm
    W, 9-1 vs Cle
  • Gray hit hard in loss to Phillies
    Jon Gray took the loss Friday after being touched up for seven runs (six earned) over 4 1/3 innings.

    Advice: And it wasn’t even a start at Coors Field. Gray gave up six hits and walked four, with the big blow coming on a go-ahead grand slam off the bat of Ryan Howard in the in the fifth inning. Gray fell to 8-6 on the year and saw his ERA jump from 4.26 to 4.55 on the year. He’ll try to bounce back against the Nationals next week in another road outing. Aug 12, 9:21 pm
    L, 6-4 @Mil
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