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  • Paul Clemens handcuffs Dodgers over 5 IP
    Paul Clemens pitched well in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers, surrendering one run on three hits over five innings.

    Advice: Chase Utley burned Clemens for a solo home run in the third inning, but he kept the scoreboard clean otherwise. This was the 28-year-old right-hander's final start of the 2016 season. He finishes out holding a 4.27 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 46/29 K/BB ratio over 65 1/3 innings (16 appearances, 12 starts). Today, 10:46 pm
    W, 7-1 vs LAD
  • Maeda surrenders three runs over four innings
    Kenta Maeda allowed three runs on three hits over four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Maeda struck out five and walked one on the evening. All three runs on his line came home courtesy of a three-run homer by Hunter Renfroe in the first inning. He wouldn't allow another run the rest of the way. While this might outwardly seem like a short start, the Dodgers are already preparing for the playoffs, with Maeda slated to start in Game 3 of the NLDS -- no need to push his arm. First up, though, the 28-year-old right-hander will take the ball against the Giants on Sunday, in the regular-season finale. He will carry a 3.28 ERA and 1.09 WHIP (31 starts) into that one. Expect a similarly truncated outing. Today, 10:44 pm
  • Matt Moore fans 11 as Giants roll Rockies
    Matt Moore was phenomenal in Tuesday's 12-3 romp-of-a-win against the Rockies, striking out 11 while allowing one run on six hits over 7 2/3 innings.

    Advice: This was peak Matt Moore. Not only did he strike out 11, he failed to walk a batter in the win. Moore had the luxury of an offensive surge from the Giants and held a 6-1 advantage after five innings. That lead would only grow as the game wandered into the later innings. Since coming over to the Giants from the Rays at the trade deadline, Moore has been something of a mixed bag, pitching to a mediocre 4.48 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 60 1/3 innings, but counteracting that by degrees with several brilliant starts in the vain of Tuesday's. He is currently scheduled to start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Dodgers. Today, 10:24 pm
  • Cobb struggles early and often in loss to Sox
    Alex Cobb allowed eight runs on eight hits over three innings in a loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: Cobb didn't discriminate with his awfulness, allowing at least two runs in each of his three innings of work. That included a pair of homers, a two-run job in the first inning and a three-run shot in the third. After posting a nice 3.06 ERA through his first three starts back from Tommy John surgery, Cobb has now allowed 15 runs in his last 4 1/3 innings. He'll get one more chance to get some work in during the 2016 season on Sunday, when the Rays travel to take on the Rangers. Today, 10:23 pm
  • German Marquez schooled for six runs in loss
    German Marquez was hit hard in Tuesday's loss to the Giants, surrendering six runs on 12 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Oh dear. The Giants scored solitary runs off Marquez in the first and third innings before finally busting through for a big frame in the fifth. Among the damage in the frame, back-to-back solo home runs by Buster Posey and Hunter Pence. Prior to Tuesday's meltdown, the 21-year-old right-hander had pitched well enough in his first taste of major league ball, allowing four runs on 10 hits over 10 1/3 innings. He remains a work-in-progress. As currently scheduled, Marquez will have one little sip of October air when he starts against the Brewers in Sunday's regular-season finale. Today, 10:22 pm
  • Sale holds Rays to three runs for 17th win
    Chris Sale allowed three runs over seven innings against the Rays on Tuesday to earn his 17th win of the season.

    Advice: Sale gave up eight hits while striking out seven in the victory. The southpaw is seventh in the American League with his 3.21 ERA and ranks third with his 227 strikeouts, and with the Cy Young race being wide open it's conceivable that Sale could find his name at or near the top of a lot of writers' lists when it's all said and done. The 27-year-old will have one more shot at making a good impression when he faces off against the Twins on Sunday. Today, 10:20 pm
  • Julio Teheran roughed up by Phillies
    Julio Teheran yielded six runs over four frames but escaped with a no-decision in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Teheran blinked and was down 4-0, as Ryan Howard launched a grand slam off of him in the first inning. The score was 6-0 when a rain delay arrived and the Braves then scored seven unanswered runs the rest of the way. Teheran has been a little hit-or-miss since returning from a lat injury last month. He'll finish off his season on Sunday versus the Tigers. Today, 10:05 pm
  • Jerad Eickhoff pitches well before rain delay
    Jerad Eickhoff tossed four innings of one-run ball before exiting following a rain delay Tuesday versus the Braves.

    Advice: It's too bad for Eickhoff's fantasy owners, as he had struck out five while yielding only a Freddie Freeman solo shot before the skies opened up. It was surely set to be the righty's seventh straight quality start. Eickhoff's season will conclude against the Mets on Sunday. Today, 10:00 pm
  • Jim Johnson nails down 18th save Tuesday
    Jim Johnson had a 1-2-3 inning to record his 18th save of the season Tuesday versus the Phillies.

    Advice: The Braves erased a 6-0 deficit in this one, completing the comeback following a rain delay with two runs in the bottom of the eighth. Johnson then closed things out with ease. The veteran reliever could be helping out a contender right now, but at least he gets to improve his resume as he enters free agency. Johnson boasts a 2.92 ERA and is striking out over a batter per inning for the first time in his career. Today, 9:57 pm
  • Waino gets win despite 10 hits, five runs
    Adam Wainwright got the win Tuesday despite allowing 10 hits and five runs over 5 2/3 innings against the Reds.

    Advice: That's sort of been the story for Wainwright in recent starts -- in four of his past five outings, the right-hander has failed to get out of the sixth inning while allowing at least four runs, and yet he's 4-1 in his last five starts. That doesn't mean he's pitching well, though, and the Cardinals will need him to be better if they're still in the playoff hunt when he takes the mound Sunday against the Pirates. The 35-year-old will carry a 4.67 ERA and 1.40 WHIP into that contest. Today, 9:53 pm
  • Nolasco sharp over eight innings vs. A's
    Ricky Nolasco was on point in Tuesday's win over the A's, surrendering just one run (none earned) on five hits over eight innings.

    Advice: Nolasco struck out four and walked two on the evening. The only run to score on his watch came when Ryon Healy picked up an RBI double in the sixth inning. The veteran right-hander has finished out the season nicely, with Tuesday's run the first he has surrendered in his last three outings. For the season as a whole, he pitched to a 4.42 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 144/44 K/BB ratio over 197 2/3 innings (32 starts between the Twins and Angels). Today, 9:53 pm
  • Stephenson falls apart late against Cardinals
    Robert Stephenson allowed five runs on five hits over four innings of work in a loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

    Advice: Stephenson got through the first two innings without issue and allowed a solo homer in the third, but it was a four-run fourth inning that spelled his doom. All four runs came on one swing by Aledmys Diaz. The 23-year-old fell to 2-3 with a 6.27 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in seven starts, and he'll have one more start in 2016 when he squares off with the Cubs in Sunday's regular season finale. Today, 9:49 pm
  • Angels crush Daniel Mengden for eight runs
    Daniel Mengden was demolished in Tuesday's loss to the Angels, yielding eight runs on nine hits over three-plus innings.

    Advice: Mengden surrendered one run in the first inning. The fourth would prove considerably worse. That is when the seven other runs on his line touched home, the key blow coming via a grand slam by Jefry Marte. Alas, Mengden will have no further chances for redemption this season, as Tuesday's outing served as his final start of 2016. The 23-year-old right-hander has mostly struggled in his first season in the bigs, pitching to a 6.50 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 71/33 K/BB ratio over 72 innings. Today, 9:45 pm
  • Felix allows 10 hits, four earned to Astros
    Felix Hernandez gave up 10 hits and eight runs -- four earned -- over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: King Felix allowed two runs out of the gate but settled in after that, hurling four scoreless frames before the fateful six-run sixth inning. Hernandez got himself into some trouble in that inning, but a two-out error by first baseman Adam Lind prolonged the inning and paved the way for four more unearned runs to cross the plate before the bleeding stopped. The loss dropped the 30-year-old to 11-7 with a 3.71 ERA through 24 starts. His last start of the 2016 season will come Sunday against the Athletics. Today, 9:29 pm
  • Fiers gives up eight hits, four runs to M's
    Mike Fiers allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings Tuesday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Fiers struggled early, giving up runs in each of the first three innings, before settling down to toss two scoreless frames to end his outing. He didn't walk a batter and struck out five in the no-decision. Fiers had some ups and downs in 2016, but he finishes with an 11-8 mark, 4.48 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 31 games, including 30 starts. The Astros will have to decide this winter whether those numbers are good enough to earn him a look at a rotation spot next spring. Today, 9:24 pm
    W, 8-4 vs Sea
  • Kennedy yields three runs over five to Twins
    Ian Kennedy allowed three runs over five innings Tuesday against the Twins.

    Advice: Kennedy gave up five hits, including his 32nd home run allowed this year, and also walked three in the outing. The Royals won in 11 innings, so neither Kennedy nor Twins starter Jose Berrios figured in the decision. It hasn't always been pretty for the 31-year-old, but Kennedy has posted a respectable 3.69 ERA while going 11-10 in 32 starts this year, and he's 10th in the American League in strikeouts with 181. His last start will come in the Royals' season finale Sunday against the Indians. Today, 8:15 pm
  • Tyler Clippard nets shaky save Tuesday
    Tyler Clippard yielded a hit and a walk but hung on to record a save Tuesday versus the Red Sox.

    Advice: Dellin Betances has struggled of late and had pitched the last two days, so the Yankees turned to Clippard to protect a two-run lead. He yielded a out-out double to Andrew Benintendi and then walked Dustin Pedroia to bring the go-ahead run to the plate. However, Clippard then buckled down and got Xander Bogaerts to pop out and David Ortiz to strike out to end it. He's pitched well since joining the Yanks with a 2.66 ERA and a strikeout per inning. Today, 8:06 pm
  • Max Scherzer whiffs 10, picks up win No. 19
    Max Scherzer struck out 10 batters and held the Diamondbacks to two runs over six frames to earn his 19th win of the season in a 4-2 victory.

    Advice: Scherzer served up a home run to Jean Segura to lead off the game and then yielded an RBI double to Welington Castillo in the third. He settled in after that, though, and the Nationals' offense finally went to work in the sixth inning with four runs. Scherzer hasn't lost since August 9. The right-hander will have one final tune-up on Sunday before starting Game 1 of the NLDS versus the Dodgers on October 7. Today, 7:10 pm
    W, 4-2 vs Ari
  • Kluber down 7-10 days with quadriceps strain
    Corey Kluber has been diagnosed with a mild quadriceps strain and is expected to miss 7-10 days.

    Advice: Kluber left his start Monday against the Tigers with what was originally described as a groin injury. He won't take another turn in the rotation before the end of the regular season, but his final start this weekend was probably going to be an abbreviated one anyway. This diagnosis is mostly positive news for the American League Central-champion Indians, as Kluber should be fine -- or something close to fine -- for the ALDS. Game 1 is nine days away. Today, 7:06 pm
    L, 12-0 @Det
  • Giants DFA right-hander Matt Reynolds
    Giants designated RHP Matt Reynolds for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Tony Sanchez, who joined the Giants as an emergency backup catcher on Tuesday. Reynolds allowed five earned runs on seven hits and five walks in six innings this season out of the San Francisco bullpen. Today, 5:04 pm
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    W, 12-3 vs Col
  • Tyson Ross could need surgery on shoulder
    Tyson Ross could need surgery to repair his injured right shoulder.

    Advice: Ross was limited to just one start in 2016 -- back on April 4 -- due to ongoing shoulder discomfort. He's undergone multiple tests and received several different medical opinions, but nothing has worked. This has become a nightmare for the 29-year-old right-hander, who is eligible for salary arbitration for the final time leading into 2017. He had a 3.07 ERA and 526 strikeouts in 516 2/3 innings between 2013-2015. Today, 4:53 pm
    60-Day DL
    W, 7-1 vs LAD
  • Wade Miley (paternity) excused from O's
    Wade Miley has been excused from the Orioles following the birth of his son.

    Advice: He's expected to return to the club in a couple days and will either start Friday or Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Miley delivered 8 2/3 innings of one-run ball in his last start against the Diamondbacks, striking out 11. It was his best outing of the year, and one of the best outings of his career. Today, 3:51 pm
  • Dillon Gee (lungs, shoulder) done for year
    Dillon Gee has been shut down for the season due to blood clots in his lung and shoulder.

    Advice: Gee experienced shortness of breath following an appearance Sunday in Detroit and had to be hospitalized overnight. He's feeling better now, but the Royals are going to play it safe with the 30-year-old right-hander for obvious reasons. Gee finishes 2016 with a 4.68 ERA in 14 starts and 19 relief appearances. Today, 1:25 pm
    W, 4-3 vs Min
  • Corey Kluber (groin) to be sent for MRI
    Indians president Chris Antonetti said on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM on Tuesday that Corey Kluber (groin) will undergo an MRI.

    Advice: Kluber was forced to make an early exit from Monday's start against the Tigers due to right groin tightness, but Antonetti is optimistic that it's nothing serious. We should know for sure soon. The Indians' rotation has already taken multiple hits down the stretch, so obviously it would be a tremendous blow if he also needs to miss some time. Today, 12:10 pm
    L, 12-0 @Det
  • Maeda starting Tuesday, De Leon on Wednesday
    Kenta Maeda has been moved up to start Tuesday against the Padres.

    Advice: He'll swap spots with rookie Jose De Leon, who will be pushed back to Wednesday. Maeda allowed two runs (one earned) over five innings in his most recent start last Wednesday against the Giants and owns a 3.20 ERA over 30 starts in his first year in MLB. Today, 10:26 am
  • Jered Weaver (back) plans to start Sunday
    Jered Weaver (back) plans to start as scheduled Sunday against the Astros.

    Advice: Weaver was forced to leave Monday's start against the Athletics after five scoreless innings due to lower back tightness, but it won't stop him from making perhaps his final start with the Angels. The veteran right-hander thinks he can pitch next season, but he has yet to make a final decision about his future. Weaver has an ugly 5.06 ERA in 31 starts this season. Today, 7:49 am
    W, 8-1 vs Oak
  • Francona downplays Kluber's groin injury
    Indians manager Terry Francona downplayed Corey Kluber's groin injury after Monday's game.

    Advice: Kluber was forced to exit his start against the Tigers on Monday after four innings due to what was described as right groin tightness. He declined to discuss the injury as the Indians clinched the American League Central, but more should be known on his status on Tuesday. "He's good, but he has a groin thing that he's fighting," said Francona. "It started getting him in the third and again in the fourth, so I grabbed him. I told him we need to find a way to win a game, but we aren't going far without him, so we need to get him healthy and let him do what he does." Today, 5:50 am
    L, 12-0 @Det
  • James Shields picks up win over Rays
    James Shields held the Rays to one run in six innings Monday to improve to 6-18 on the season.

    Advice: It won't be a 20-loss season for Shields, thanks in part to the Rays starting four-ninths of a major league lineup tonight. Seriously. Catcher Curt Casali, who has hit .147 in 143 at-bats against right-handers this season, was the designated hitter. The designated hitter! Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Jered Weaver exits with lower back tightness
    Jered Weaver exited Monday's start against the Athletics after five scoreless due to lower back tightness.

    Advice: Weaver allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out three. The veteran right-hander lowered his ERA to 5.06 with the start. Assuming the issue doesn't linger, he lines up to start the season finale against the Astros on Sunday. Yesterday, 8:45 pm
    W, 8-1 vs Oak
  • Kluber exits start with right groin tightness
    Corey Kluber exited Monday's start against the Tigers with right groin tightness.

    Advice: Kluber allowed two runs on five hits and one walk over four innings before leaving the ballgame. The Indians' rotation has already taken multiple hits down the stretch, so this isn't an encouraging development. We should know more about the severity soon. Yesterday, 6:09 pm
    L, 12-0 @Det
  • Kluber pulled after four innings
    Corey Kluber was pulled from Monday's start against the Tigers after four innings.

    Advice: Kluber allowed two runs on five hits and one walk before exiting. He was only at 60 pitches at the time, so it was a surprise to see him leave this early. And given the Indians' recent injury issues, obviously not ideal. We should get an update on his status soon. Yesterday, 5:58 pm
    L, 12-0 @Det
  • Miley fans 11 in near complete game victory
    Wade Miley struck out 11 and fell an out shy of a complete game Saturday, allowing a lone run in the Orioles' 6-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Miley gave up seven hits without allowing a walk, and the 11 strikeouts were a season high. An RBI double by Brandon Drury with two outs in the ninth ended Miley's night just shy of the complete game, but it was still an impressive turn for the 29-year-old. Miley is 9-13 with a 5.40 ERA in 29 starts overall, and he'll make his final start of the year Friday against the Yankees. Saturday, 8:26 pm
  • Matt Reynolds gives up four runs
    Matt Reynolds gave up four runs without retiring a batter after entering Friday's game against the Padres.

    Advice: How could Bruce Bochy let this happen? He plugged in one of his weakest relievers down 3-2 in the fifth and allowed five straight batters to reach (one in the middle was intentionally walked) before finally making the move to the vastly superior George Kontos. It was another big mishap from a manager who has struggled mightily in running a bullpen lately. Friday, 11:59 pm
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    W, 12-3 vs Col
  • Mike Fiers fans nine as Astros fall to Angels
    Mike Fiers took the tough-luck loss in Thursday's game against the Angels, striking out nine while allowing two runs over 6 1/3 innings.

    Advice: The nine strikeouts were a season-best for Fiers, who scattered four hits over his 6 1/3 innings of work. One of those four hits went for a two-run home run courtesy of Albert Pujols in the first inning. Fiers' final outing of the season is currently scheduled to come at home against the Mariners. He will carry a 4.40 ERA and 1.35 WHIP (163 2/3 innings) into that outing. Thursday, 8:15 pm
    W, 8-4 vs Sea
  • Nolasco blanks Astros over seven innings
    Ricky Nolasco was fantastic in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Astros, firing seven innings of shutout ball.

    Advice: Nolasco has not allowed a run in either of his past two starts, a span of 13 innings. On Thursday, he struck out five, walked one and scattered five hits over seven frames. The veteran right-hander finished out having thrown 97 pitches (61 strikes). Even with his recent shutout ways, Nolasco still holds an unappealing 4.60 ERA. His final start of the 2016 campaign will come at home against the A's. Thursday, 8:15 pm
  • Kenta Maeda earns 16th victory
    Kenta Maeda picked up his 16th win after allowing two runs -- one earned -- in five innings Wednesday against the Giants.

    Advice: Maeda struck out six and walked two before leaving after 88 pitches. The Dodgers are handling him increasingly carefully; he's gotten between 15 and 19 outs in each of his last 11 starts, never throwing more than 104 pitches in that span. It's worked out well; he's 8-2 during the stretch. Wednesday, 10:31 pm
  • Matt Moore pounded by Dodgers
    Matt Moore was lit up for six runs in one-plus innings by the Dodgers on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was a disaster; Moore faced 11 batters and nine reaches base safely (seven hits, one walk, one HBP). It was also the polar opposite of his previous outing at Dodger Stadium, when he came within one out of a no-hitter on Aug. 25. As per usual, he's been up and down since joining the Giants. In his 10 starts, he's allowed two runs or fewer six times and five runs or more three times. Wednesday, 10:27 pm
  • Stephenson coughs up four in 3 2/3 frames
    Robert Stephenson was charged with four runs in just 3 2/3 innings during a loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Cubs got to him early with two runs in the first. He gave up eight hits but seven of them were singles. He served up a solo shot to Dexter Fowler in the fourth inning. Stephenson fanned two and walked two. Free passes have been a problem for Stephenson throughout his minor league career. Despite his huge potential he can't be recommended as a fantasy option until he develops the ability to throw strikes. The rookie is 2-2 with a 5.59 ERA in six starts. Wednesday, 9:49 pm
  • Kluber holds Royals to two runs over 6 1/3
    Corey Kluber gave up two runs over 6 1/3 innings to lead the Indians to a 4-3 victory over the Royals on Wednesday.

    Advice: He rang up nine strikeouts against two walks and six base hits, none of which left the yard. He gave up both runs in the third inning to fall behind 2-1 but he was able to put up zeroes until the Indians retook the lead and went on to victory. Kluber moves to 18-9 with a 3.11 ERA. He owns 224 strikeouts in 211 innings. He will likely get just one more start before the regular season ends. Wednesday, 9:25 pm
    L, 12-0 @Det
  • Kennedy gives up three runs in 5 2/3 innings
    Ian Kennedy gave up 10 hits and three runs in 5 2/3 innings to absorb a loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

    Advice: He had given up only one run through four innings before allowing a pair of RBI doubles in the fifth frame. He struck out four and walked two in the ballgame. The veteran journeyman has been quite solid this season. He is 11-10 with a 3.64 ERA through 31 starts. He has 176 punchouts and 61 walks in 183 innings. Wednesday, 9:18 pm
  • Johnson earns shaky save vs Mets on Wed.
    Jim Johnson earned the save in a 4-3 victory over the Mets on Wednesday but needed an outfielder to leap over the wall and pull back a home run to avoid a loss.

    Advice: Johnson allowed a leadoff single to Brandon Nimmo before striking out Jay Bruce. He then walked Travis d'Arnaud to put the winning run aboard. Johnson got Asdrubal Cabrera to fly out to bring Yoenis Cespedes to the plate. Cespedes launched a deep drive to right-center field but Ender Inciarte scaled the wall to prevent the home run and end the game. Johnson now has 17 saves and a 2.97 ERA in 60 2/3 innings. Wednesday, 8:58 pm
  • Scherzer gives up three runs in 6 2/3 frames
    Max Scherzer punched out eight batters over 6 2/3 innings while letting in three runs to earn an 8-3 victory over the Marlins on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was spotless through six innings before giving up a pair of home runs in the seventh. He now has 267 strikeouts on the season and leads the majors in that category. His record improves to 18-7 with a magnificent 2.82 ERA. The Cy Young candidate will take the mound for what is likely his final start of the regular season on Tuesday versus the Diamondbacks. Wednesday, 8:26 pm
    W, 4-2 vs Ari
  • Cobb gets shucked by Yankees on Wednesday
    Alex Cobb got taken out behind the woodshed on Wednesday as he was whipped for seven runs in just 1 1/3 innings in a loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: New York's batters had no trouble squaring up his pitches tonight. He gave up nine hits and a walk while retiring only four batters -- two via the strikeout. He was making his fourth start of the season. He entered the game with a 3.06 ERA and doubled it in a hurry, departing with a 6.16 ERA. He missed all of last year and most of this year recovering from arm surgery. Wednesday, 7:45 pm
  • Eickhoff wins with quality start vs White Sox
    Jerad Eickhoff was quality on Wednesday, giving up three runs on six hits in seven innings of work in an 8-3 victory over the White Sox.

    Advice: He allowed a home run to the first batter of the game and then posted zeroes until the seventh inning when he gave up two more solo homers. He registered six punchouts against only one walk. The win improves his record to 11-14 with a 3.75 ERA in his first full season in the majors. Wednesday, 7:16 pm
  • Sale falls apart in loss to Philies Wednesday
    Chris Sale got whacked for six runs in four innings and was charged with a loss to the Phillies in Wednesday's interleague matchup.

    Advice: He struck out five and didn't walk anybody, but he allowed seven base hits and beaned two batters. Six of those runners ended up touching the plate. It was a rare bad outing for Sale, who falls to 16-9 with a 3.23 ERA. He will get at least one and maybe two more shots to match his career high of 17 wins in a season. His velocity and strikeout rate fell noticeably this year but he remains one of the best pitchers in baseball. Wednesday, 7:13 pm
  • Felix Hernandez blanks Blue Jays over seven
    Felix Hernandez took a no-decision but pitched stupendously in Wednesday's 2-1, 12-inning win over the Blue Jays, firing seven innings of two-hit, shutout ball.

    Advice: King Felix wasn't striking out batters left and right (he finished with four whiffs on the afternoon) and he struggled with his control at times (he walked three), but no matter. This was a clutch performance in a big spot as the Mariners cling to hope for a late Wild Card run. The veteran hurler finished his seven innings of work having thrown 112 pitches, 64 for strikes. Hernandez holds a 3.61 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 116/63 K/BB ratio across 144 2/3 innings for the season as a whole. Up next on the docket is a potentially huge road date with the Astros. Wednesday, 5:13 pm
  • Daniel Mengden surrenders four runs to Astros
    Daniel Mengden couldn't quite supply a quality start in Wednesday's loss to the Astros, yielding four runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Mengden struck out seven and walked two on the afternoon. The Astros burned him for one run in the fifth inning, then drove him from the game completely with a three-run sixth. The key blow in that frame was a two-run home run off the bat of Evan Gattis. Mengden, 23, will carry a tough 5.74 ERA and 1.54 WHIP into a road start against the Angels next time out. That will likely be his final start of the season. Wednesday, 3:51 pm
  • German Marquez goes five strong vs. STL
    German Marquez tossed five innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Marquez was handed a big early lead and was able to run with it, yielding just four hits and a walk while striking out three. It was the first-ever major league start for the 21-year-old right-hander, who could be a big part of the Rockies' future. If he stays on turn, Marquez will get the Giants at AT&T Park next. Wednesday, 3:11 pm
  • Clemens pitches well outside of home run
    Paul Clemens kept the Diamondbacks at bay in Tuesday's win, yielding two runs (none earned) on three hits over 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Clemens couldn't quite manage a quality start, but it was a nice start nonetheless. Paul Goldschmidt burned him for a two-run home run in the sixth inning for his lone spot of trouble. The 28-year-old right-hander will carry a 4.48 ERA and 1.56 WHIP into a home start against the Dodgers next time he toes the rubber. As currently scheduled, that would be his last start of the 2016 campaign. Tuesday, 11:25 pm
    W, 7-1 vs LAD
  • Wainwright's arm, bat lead Cards past Rockies
    Adam Wainwright allowed four runs -- including three home runs -- over 5 1/3 innings in a win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Wainwright surrendered seven hits, including three solo homers to Daniel Descalso, Charlie Blackmon and Gerardo Parra, and he also walked two on the night. Fortunately for Wainwright, pitchers get a chance to help their own cause in the National League, and he did so with a two-run double in the second inning and a two-RBI single in the fifth. The 35-year-old will take the wins any way he can get them at this stage of his career, and he moved to 12-9 with a 4.57 ERA and 1.38 with Tuesday's victory. Wainwright will go for two in a row when he squares off with the Reds on Monday. Tuesday, 9:35 pm
  • James Shields rocked by Phillies Tuesday
    James Shields was torched for seven runs -- six earned -- over 5 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Another clunker from the veteran right-hander. Shields served up a two-run home run to Odubel Herrera in the first inning and things didn't get much better after that, as he allowed tallies in the third, fifth and sixth before finally getting pulled. Shields had put up two straight quality starts, but it's back to the drawing board again. He'll get his former team, the Rays, next. Tuesday, 9:08 pm
  • Teheran goes seven frames of one-run ball
    Julio Teheran continued to torment the Mets on Tuesday, tossing seven innings of one-run ball in a 5-4 victory.

    Advice: Teheran yielded an RBI double to Asdrubal Cabrera with no one out in the third inning, but he then retired 15 of the final 16 batters he faced. It wasn't a dominant out with just one strikeout, but Teheran now boasts a career 2.36 ERA against the Mets. He'll take on the Marlins in Miami on Sunday. Tuesday, 8:47 pm
  • Jim Johnson records 16th save Tuesday
    Jim Johnson pitched around a two-out single to record his 16th save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: Johnson yielded a two-out single to Asdrubal Cabrera to bring Yoenis Cespedes to the plate as the winning run, but he got the slugger swinging at a two-strike curveball to end it. The veteran reliever has had a nice bounce-back season with a 3.02 ERA and 62/19 K/BB ratio over 59 2/3 frames. Tuesday, 8:34 pm
  • Miley (back) feeling better Monday
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Monday that Wade Miley (back) is feeling better.

    Advice: Miley was forced to exit Sunday's start against the Rays after four innings due to upper back cramps, but it's a good sign that he was able to throw on Monday. It doesn't sound overly serious, but more should be known about his status in the next day or so. Sep 19, 1:41 pm
  • Wade Miley exits start with back cramps
    Wade Miley was lifted from Sunday's start versus the Rays after four innings with upper back cramps.

    Advice: It's a shame, as Miley was in the midst of his best start in a while with four shutout frames. The Orioles should have more on his status after the game. Sep 18, 12:17 pm
  • Nolasco hurls six shutout frames to beat Jays
    Ricky Nolasco turned in six shutout frames to lead the Angels to a 6-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

    Advice: He rang up seven strikeouts while walking two and allowing five base hits. The nice outing improves his unsightly record to 6-14 with a 4.78 ERA. He has accumulated an uninspiring 135 punchouts in 182 2/3 innings. The 33-year-old veteran is nothing more than an innings-eater on a bad team and is not a recommended option for the fantasy playoffs despite pitching well tonight. Sep 17, 11:00 pm
  • Fiers fires six shutout frames in Sat. win
    Mike Fiers earned a 2-1 win over the Mariners by firing six innings of shutout baseball on Saturday.

    Advice: He surrendered only three hits and one base-on-balls while ringing up four strikeouts. The win advances his record to 11-7 with a 4.46 ERA in 157 1/3 innings. This was a nice bounce-back effort after getting pounded by the Cubs in his last outing. He has not been able to match his performance of the last two seasons, largely due to an elevated home run rate and a depressed strikeout rate. He has a juicy matchup with the Angels on tap next. Sep 17, 10:17 pm
    W, 8-4 vs Sea
  • Tyson Ross (shoulder) unlikely to return in 2016
    Padres manager Andy Green said it's unlikely Tyson Ross (shoulder) will return before the end of the regular season.

    Advice: "It’s probably, most likely a real long shot to see him pitch for us at some point in time this season," he admitted. "It’s been a tough, trying season for him." Ross has missed most of the season with shoulder inflammation and still has a lot of hurdles to clear before making his return. He's still doing some light throwing but the Padres will probably shut him down at some point. Sep 17, 6:37 pm
    60-Day DL
    W, 7-1 vs LAD
  • Marquez to start Wednesday vs. Cards
    German Marquez is scheduled to start Wednesday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: It's going to be his first big league start. Marquez made a rapid ascension through the Rockies' system, advancing all way to the majors after beginning the year in Double-A. The 21-year-old has pitched to a 5.06 ERA in three relief outings since his call-up earlier this month. Sep 17, 5:39 pm
  • Matt Moore picks up win over Cards
    Matt Moore allowed two runs over five innings Friday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: It's nothing special, but it was good enough for a win after the Giants exploded for six runs in the third tonight. Moore allowed seven hits, walked three and struck out four. He's 11-11 with a 4.06 ERA overall. He'll get the Dodgers next. Sep 16, 11:08 pm
  • Felix Hernandez gives up six runs in loss
    Felix Hernandez had an off night Friday, giving up six runs -- five earned -- in 4 1/3 innings against the Astros.

    Advice: There's no good time to give up six runs, but that the Mariners were shut out completely tonight suggests they were going to lose this one even if Hernandez pitched reasonably well. Unfortunately, Hernandez is making a habit of giving up six runs; he's done so in three of his last four starts, taking his ERA from 3.14 to 3.79. The Mariners are going to need him to step it up. Sep 16, 10:58 pm
  • Kenta Maeda picks up 15th win
    Kenta Maeda yielded one run in five innings Friday in a victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Maeda struck out six in earning his 15th win of the year. In most seasons, he'd be a Rookie of the Year favorite with that many victories and a 3.24 ERA. In 2016, though, he's going to get trounced by a teammate in the balloting. Sep 16, 10:47 pm
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