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  • Jasob Turner to make first start Wednesday
    Jacob Turner will replace Edwin Jackson in the rotation make his first start for the Cubs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jackson's turn actually comes up Tuesday, but Travis Wood will be able to pitch on normal rest then. Turner will be facing the Giants in his first start, which would seem to be a pretty tasty matchup at the moment. Still, he's merely a borderline play in NL-only leagues. In 12 starts for the Marlins, he had a 6.03 ERA. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:53 am
  • Giants RHP prospect Blackburn fans 9
    Giants right-handed pitching prospect Clayton Blackburn struck out nine batters over seven shutout innings, scattering six hits and two walks for Double-A Richmond on Friday.

    Advice: Blackburn has been electric over his last two starts, holding opposing batters to a .173/.204/.212 line with a 12.0 K/9 over 15 shutout innings. The 21-year old was a 16th round pick out of high school in 2011, and has the potential to be a solid No. 3 pitcher. He should make his major league debut in mid-2015. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:49 am
     
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  • Doug Fister pitches after skin-cancer removal
    After pitching Friday night with stitches on his neck, Doug Fister revealed that he had "some skin cancer removed a couple of days ago."

    Advice: Fister declined to elaborate further, and he said the procedure had nothing to do with his rare off night on the mound (he gave up four runs in six innings in a loss to the Giants). He's expected to make his next start against the Phillies on normal rest. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:12 am
  • Mets RHP prospect Syndergaard fans 8
    Mets right-handed pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard struck out eight over six innings pitched, allowing six runs (five earned), eight hits, one walk, and one hit batsman for Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Syndergaard had a rough start to the game, allowing two singles and two doubles to the first four batters of the game, got two outs, then another double and another single before striking out Andrew Heaney to end the inning. After that he pitched well, striking out seven over five innings while scattering four hits, one walk, and one hit batsman and permitting only one unearned run. Syndergaard has had an up-and-down year, and should make his major league debut in early 2015, though the Mets may need to make a few trades to clear a spot for him. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:26 am
     
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  • Marlins LHP prospect Heaney knocked around
    Marlins left-handed pitching prospect Andrew Heaney allowed six runs (four earned) over 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits and three walks while striking out five batters for Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Heaney looked good over his past three starts, and it is easy to ignore this start as it was in the hitter-haven in Las Vegas. He is likely to return to the majors in September, and will likely start 2015 in the rotation for good. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:19 am
     
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Heaney stays hot with eight shutout innings
    Marlins prospect LHP Andrew Heaney was dominant on Sunday for Triple-A New Orleans, striking out nine batters and allowing two hits over eight scoreless innings.

    Advice: The left-hander walked two batters in the outing. Heaney, 23, struggled in July after a demotion from the major leagues, with a 5.03 ERA in 19 2/3 innings over four starts. However, he's certainly righted the ship over his last three turns in the rotation, evidenced by his 1.71 ERA, .139 BAA and 24-6 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 21 innings during that span. Heaney will almost definitely rejoin the Marlins in September, as he'll look to improve upon the 6.53 ERA he previously registered over four starts in the major leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:21 pm
     
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Giants RHP prospect BLackburn fans 11
    Giants right-handed pitching prospect Clayton Blackburn struck out 11 while scattering three hits over eight shutout innings for Double-A Richmond on Saturday.

    Advice: Blackburn threw 71 of his 96 pitches for strikes (74.0 percent) in what was his best start of the season. He lacks the raw talent to be more than a No. 3 pitcher at his peak, but he could be a solid No. 4 pitcher who logs innings and provides more real-world value than fantasy value. He should make his major league debut in mid-2015. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:43 am
     
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Syndergaard has strong outing
    Mets prospect RHP Noah Syndergaard allowed three earned runs on five over six innings on Tuesday for Triple-A Las Vegas, striking out eight batters against two walks.

    Advice: The 21-year-old's strong outing comes just two days after the Mets announced he was unlikely to reach the major leagues before 2015. Syndergaard's command and execution has been challenged this season in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, which accounts for his 5.31 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, .303 BAA and 11.0 H/9 in 79 2/3 innings. Beyond that, however, the right-hander has posted an impressive strikeout-to-walk ratio of 82-23 and is once again inducing groundball outs at a favorable rate. Syndergaard went through a rough patch during June and early July, but he's since put together a run of six solid outings during which he owns a 3.48 ERA with 37 strikeouts over 33 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:47 am
     
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