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  • Adam Jones has four-hit game in losing effort
    Adam Jones had a terrific night at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox, going 4-for-5 with a double, RBI and a run scored.

    Advice: Jones RBI single in the sixth inning increased the O's advantage to 5-0 at the time, but unfortunately that would be the extent of their offense in the game. He's off to a very strong start at the plate this season, slashing .313/.347/.448 with eight RBI.
    Today, 7:46 pm
    L, 6-5 @   Bos
  • Nicasio surrenders five runs against Phillies
    Juan Nicasio allowed five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits in a no-decision against the Phillies on Sunday.

    Advice: Nicasio served up home runs to Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard among his seven hits allowed. He's alternated good and bad starts thus far, owning a 4.30 ERA and 1.30 WHIP through four starts. He'll face another tough test Saturday against the Dodgers.
    Today, 6:13 pm
  • Collmenter derails in 6th inning vs. Dodgers
    Josh Collmenter allowed four runs, all in the sixth innings, over six innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.

    Advice: Collmenter threw five shutout innings before the four-run sixth marred the outing. It was two big hits in that inning -- a Carl Crawford triple and three-run homer by Yasiel Puig -- that did Collmenter in, and he finished with five hits and two walks allowed on the day. He should get better as he builds stamina. That process will continue Friday against the Phillies.
    Today, 5:27 pm
  • Villanueva hit hard again in loss Sunday
    Carlos Villanueva was hit hard again Sunday, giving up five runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Reds.

    Advice: Villanueva did punch out seven in the outing, but it's a shallow silver lining for an otherwise ugly showing. It leaves the right-hander with a 10.93 ERA and 2.14 WHIP for the year. With Jake Arrieta nearing a return -- possibly as soon as this weekend -- Villanueva's time in the rotation is short.
    Today, 4:03 pm
  • Valverde earns first win with scoreless 14th
    Jose Valverde earned his first win of the season after pitching a scoreless 14th inning on Sunday.

    Advice: After being removed from the closer's role on Saturday, Valverde was called on to keep the game tied Sunday afternoon. He allowed a single but was otherwise spotless, and he was rewarded for his work when the Mets pushed a run across in the bottom half of the inning. He'll need a lot more days like that before he inserts his name back into the Mets' closer discussion.
    Today, 3:10 pm
  • Hughes delivers quality start for first win
    Phil Hughes picked up a quality start against the Royals on Sunday, allowing three runs over six innings for his first Twins victory.

    Advice: Hughes wasn't perfect, giving up nine hits and a walk in his time, but his offense gave him more than enough support to pick up his first win of the season. The numbers still aren't pretty for the right-hander, as he now has a 6.43 ERA and 1.67 WHIP through four starts. His next will come Saturday against the Tigers.
    Today, 2:39 pm
  • Shelby Miller goes 5 1/3 scoreless vs. Nats
    Shelby Miller tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Miller walked five batters, but the Nationals bailed him out with some ugly at-bats in high-leverage situations and the 23-year-old right-hander wound up dropping his season ERA from 4.67 to 3.57. He'll have to be sharper in his next start at home against the Pirates. Miller does have a 1.77 career ERA at Busch Stadium.
    Today, 2:00 pm
  • Brett Lawrie's struggles continue
    Brett Lawrie went 0-for-4 with an RBI groundout in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Lawrie hit a grand slam last week and has three homers and 12 RBI for the season, but overall he's batting just .127/.182/.254. The 24-year-old is seemingly picked as a breakout candidate every year but has yet to show the consistency needed to take the next step.
    Today, 1:10 pm
    L, 6-4 @   Cle
  • Martin Prado not in D'Backs lineup
    Martin Prado is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a day of rest. Eric Chavez is playing third base Sunday in Prado's place. Chris Owings is also sitting out, as Cliff Pennington is covering shortstop.
    Today, 10:55 am
    L, 4-1 @   LAD
  • Matt Kemp not in Dodgers' lineup
    Matt Kemp is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just the odd man out for this one in the Dodgers' crowded outfield. Andre Ethier is handling center field Sunday and is being flanked by Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig.
    Today, 10:09 am
    W, 4-1 vs   Ari
  • Carlos Ruiz getting the day off
    Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest. Wil Nieves will catch Roberto Hernandez on Sunday.
    Today, 9:18 am
  • Anthony Rizzo back in Cubs' lineup
    Anthony Rizzo is back in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Rizzo left Saturday's game due to back spasms, but he tested things out Sunday morning and feels fine. He's hitting .333/.414/.500 with two homers and eight RBI for the Cubbies this season.
    Today, 8:28 am
    L, 8-2 vs   Cin
  • Cobb (oblique) targeting late May/early June
    Alex Cobb (oblique) said Sunday that he's feeling better and is targeting late May or early June for a return.

    Advice: It would be on the long end of the previously projected 4-6 week timetable, but that's no surprise since the Rays are notoriously cautious with injuries. It's not clear when Cobb will be cleared to throw again, but it probably won't happen before the end of the month.
    Today, 8:08 am
    Disabled List
    L, 5-1 vs   NYY
  • Bryce Harper back in lineup Sunday
    Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Harper was pulled from Saturday's game for not running out a grounder, but he's back in there a day later. The 21-year-old is batting .295/.348/.426 with one homer and five RBI in the early going.
    Today, 7:43 am
    W, 3-2 vs   StL
  • Shortstop Alex Gonzalez released by Tigers
    Tigers released SS Alex Gonzalez.

    Advice: Well, that didn't last long. Desperate for a replacement for Jose Iglesias, the Tigers traded Steve Lombardozzi for Gonzalez in a late-spring deal. The veteran infielder wound up lasting just three weeks, as he hit just .167/.219/.233 while showing diminished range in the field. The Tigers will go with Andrew Romine and Danny Worth at shortstop.
    Today, 7:32 am
    Not Active
    W, 2-1 vs   LAA
  • Mets expected to make a change at closer
    According to ESPN New York's Adam Rubin, the Mets are likely to make a change at closer.

    Advice: Valverde surrendered three runs Saturday against the Braves in his latest of a string of rough outings. Mets manager Terry Collins said he would address his players before making an official announcement to the media. Vic Black has been putting up zeroes at Triple-A, but his control is still an issue. The Mets might go with a committee.
    Yesterday, 7:51 pm
  • Rizzo pulled Saturday with back spasms
    Anthony Rizzo was pulled from Saturday's game against the Reds because of back spasms.

    Advice: "It just started barking on me in the fifth or sixth, and once we took the four-run lead, I [decided to] play with more caution than go up there, get another at-bat and go out on the field and hurt it even more," Rizzo said. He is hoping to start on Sunday.
    Yesterday, 3:59 pm
    L, 8-2 vs   Cin
  • Harper removed Saturday for 'lack of hustle'
    Bryce Harper was pulled from Saturday's loss to the Cardinals for not running out a groundball.

    Advice: Nationals manager Matt Williams called it a "lack of hustle." Harper has been bothered for over a week by quad discomfort, so you can understand why he might be taking it easy on routine groundouts. This is a truly odd situation, but one that should ultimately blow over. "I respect what he did," Harper told the media.
    Yesterday, 1:08 pm
    W, 3-2 vs   StL
  • Carlos Ruiz hitless Friday against Rockies
    Carlos Ruiz went 0-for-3 with a run scored Friday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Ruiz reached base on an error by Nolan Arenado in the fifth inning and scored the only run of the evening for Philadelphia. The 35-year-old backstop owns a healthy .345 on-base percentage through 13 games, but he's hitting just .217 and has yet to drive in a run. Those in two-catcher mixed leagues can likely do better these days.
    Friday, 10:25 pm
  • Anthony Rizzo has two hits in loss to Reds
    Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Reds.

    Advice: Rizzo's two knocks accounted for a third of the teams total against Alfredo Simon and company in this one. The 24-year-old has been on a tear at the plate during the first month of the season, slashing .345/.409/.517 with two homers and eight RBI.
    Friday, 3:38 pm
    L, 8-2 vs   Cin
  • Matt Kemp goes hitless again
    Matt Kemp went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Thursday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Kemp has three home runs over his first 10 games, but he's done very little otherwise, batting just .171/.310/.486 overall. He'll be in center field most days, but with four starting-worthy outfielders, the Dodgers can afford to rest him when his bat is cold.
    Thursday, 4:46 pm
    W, 4-1 vs   Ari
  • Harper (quad) back in Nationals lineup Thurs.
    Bryce Harper (quad) is back in the Nationals' starting lineup Thursday night against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Harper sat out Wednesday with tightness in his left quad. It obviously wasn't a serious issue. He'll hit second and playing left field against Adam Wainwright.
    Thursday, 12:13 pm
    W, 3-2 vs   StL
  • Mets skipper sticking with Valverde as closer
    Mets manager Terry Collins said he's sticking with Jose Valverde as his closer.

    Advice: Collins was pressed about his closer situation after Valverde allowed two home runs in the ninth inning of Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks. It was the second straight outing in which Valverde served up a homer, and he's allowed five runs over his past two appearances. The 36-year-old may still be the go-to guy for now, but his leash can't be too terribly long at this point.
    Wednesday, 5:10 pm
  • Valverde serves up two dingers in relief Wed.
    Jose Valverde allowed two solo home runs in a non-save situation during Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Called on to protect a five-run lead, the closer promptly served up back-to-back jacks to Aaron Hill and Paul Goldschmidt before escaping without further damage. The idea that he wasn't sharp because it wasn't a save situation might apply under different circumstances, but Valverde was beat up by the Angels his last time out as well. This carriage might be quickly turning back into a pumpkin.
    Wednesday, 4:20 pm
  • Prado collects three hits in loss to Mets
    Martin Prado went 3-for-4 in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: Prado had just two hits in his previous 20 at-bats coming into the game. The third baseman didn't cross the plate, as the scuffling Diamondbacks' offense registered only two solo home runs on the day, but he's still scored 10 runs through the team's first 18 games.
    Wednesday, 4:06 pm
    L, 4-1 @   LAD
  • Harper scratched due to left quad tightness
    Bryce Harper was scratched from the Nationals' lineup Wednesday due to left quad tightness.

    Advice: The Nationals say he's been dealing with tightness in the quad since Friday. It was bad enough that he was removed from Monday's game, so it's not an situation that should be taken too lightly. At this point he seems to be day-to-day, but the team may give him more rest over the next few days to get his legs right.
    Wednesday, 3:24 pm
    W, 3-2 vs   StL
  • Harper (quad) a late scratch on Wednesday
    Bryce Harper (quad) was a late scratch from the Nationals' lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

    Advice: Harper was originally in the lineup batting third, but he was removed from the lineup about an hour before first pitch. There's no indication what the reason is but he left Monday's game with quad tightness, so its likely connected to that. He was replaced in left field by Tyler Moore.
    Wednesday, 3:12 pm
    W, 3-2 vs   StL
  • Rizzo goes 2-for-4 in Cubs' loss to Yankees
    Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 in the Cubs' loss to the Yankees in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader.

    Advice: The Cubs only collected three total hits in the game -- Junior Lake had the other one -- and they were all singles. Rizzo is batting .333/.397/.490 on the year.
    Wednesday, 12:54 pm
    L, 8-2 vs   Cin
  • Adam Jones picks up a pair of hits
    Adam Jones went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Wednesday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: Neither of Jones' hits left the infield, as he bunted for a single in the fourth and then beat out a swinging bunt in the fifth that plated a run. The outfielder had been slated to sit out Tuesday's game due to illness before it was rained out, but he wound up not having to miss a contest.
    Wednesday, 12:42 pm
    L, 6-5 @   Bos
  • Adam Jones in Orioles' lineup Wednesday
    Adam Jones is in the Orioles' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Jones had been slated to sit out Tuesday's game due to illness before it was rained out, but he's feeling better now and won't have to miss any action after all. The outfielder is batting .240/.278/.380 with one homer and five RBI on the young season.
    Wednesday, 7:18 am
    L, 6-5 @   Bos
  • Nicasio allows two runs to beat the Padres
    Juan Nicasio surrendered two runs on six hits over six innings in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Padres.

    Advice: Nicasio struck out six in each of his first two outings and fell off to three tonight, but everything else was encouraging. He issued only one free pass. The right-hander has sandwiched two quality starts around last week's rough outing against the White Sox. Add it all up and he's 2-0 with a 3.50 ERA and 1.22 WHIP through three outings. He'll face off against the Phillies at home on Sunday.
    Tuesday, 10:42 pm
  • Lawrie slams Blue Jays to 9-3 win over Twins
    Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to extend the lead, and the Blue Jays finished off the Twins 9-3 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Lawrie's only hit of the game was a big one, as he sent a Jared Burton fastball deep into the Minnesota night to give the Jays some insurance runs. The homer was his third this season. Lawrie also had an RBI sacrifice fly earlier in the game, giving him five RBI total on the evening, and the five-RBI night was his first ever in the majors.
    Tuesday, 9:18 pm
    L, 6-4 @   Cle
  • Hughes gives up eight hits, four runs in loss
    Phil Hughes allowed four runs on eight hits over five-plus innings against the Blue Jays and was saddled with his first loss in a Twins uniform Tuesday.

    Advice: Hughes was rolling right along until the sixth inning, when he allowed the first four batters to reach base. All four came around to score -- two after Hughes had exited the game -- marring what had been an otherwise positive performance for the right-hander. The fact that it was Hughes' first loss as a member of the Twins speaks less to his prior effectiveness as it does to his run support in those outings, though, as it was his third straight start allowing four runs. On a brighter note, he did strike out seven batters over his five innings, giving him a 17/5 K/BB ratio over 15 innings thus far. Hughes will continue looking for his first win of the season in Sunday's tilt at the Royals.
    Tuesday, 8:52 pm
  • Miller holds Brewers to one run in 6-1 win
    Shelby Miller allowed only an Aramis Ramirez solo home run over seven innings of work in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Miller took the loss in each of his first two outings, carrying a 6.35 ERA and 7/6 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's start. In Milwaukee, though, the young right-hander found the success he enjoyed for much of last year, striking out seven while allowing just three hits and three walks. It was a promising return to form for the 23-year-old, and he'll try to maintain that form Sunday at the Nationals.
    Tuesday, 8:08 pm
  • Adam Jones (illness) not in Tuesday's lineup
    Adam Jones (illness) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rays.

    Advice: David Lough will make the start in center field. It's worth noting that there's nasty weather in the Baltimore area, so the game could potentially be postponed. Jones should be good to go in a day or two.
    Tuesday, 12:59 pm
    L, 6-5 @   Bos
  • Bryce Harper (quad) in Nats' lineup Tuesday
    Bryce Harper (quad) is in the Nationals' starting lineup Tuesday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Harper left Monday's game with quad tightness, but the Nationals had a big lead at the time and were just being cautious. He's hitting second Tuesday vs. Miami.
    Tuesday, 12:39 pm
    W, 3-2 vs   StL
  • Collmenter struggles in return to rotation
    In his first start since 2012, Josh Collmenter surrendered three runs on five hits over four innings of a loss on Monday against the Mets.

    Advice: He whiffed three and walked one. Collmenter replaced Randall Delgado in the rotation, but he didn't fare much better than the struggling right-hander in this one. He threw only 73 pitches, but you can expect Kirk Gibson to ramp up his limit going forward. Collmenter gets the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Sunday.
    Monday, 9:58 pm