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  • Gio Gonzalez scratched from Wednesday's start
    Gio Gonzalez has been scratched from Wednesday's start against the Braves.

    Advice: The Nationals clinched the National League East Tuesday, so they'll give the ball to Blake Treinen Wednesday and give Gonzalez some extra rest. The Nats will also undoubtedly have many backups in the lineup, which is good news for Braves starter Alex Wood. Gonzalez will now presumably get the ball on Thursday in Miami instead. Rotoworld.com
    57 minutes ago
  • Blaine Boyer (shoulder) to throw 'pen session
    Blaine Boyer (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

    Advice: Boyer hasn't pitched since September 4 due to right shoulder fatigue, but he could be cleared to return soon if Wednesday's session goes well. He's been a nice find for the Padres this season, holding a 3.05 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 relief innings. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:31 am
  • Brad Peacock (back) to rejoin rotation Friday
    Brad Peacock (back) will rejoin the Astros' rotation on Friday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Peacock had Monday's scheduled outing pushed back due to lower back tightness, but he's recovered nicely since then, throwing a successful bullpen session Tuesday. "I felt really good actually," Peacock said. "I let it go and it felt good, so they're putting me in on Friday." Peacock holds a 2.90 ERA with 29 strikeouts over 31 innings across his last six starts. He's worth using in AL-only formats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:15 am
  • Carroll (fingernail) expected to make start
    Scott Carroll (fingernail) is expected to be OK to make his next scheduled start on Tuesday.

    Advice: Carroll dealt with a cracked fingernail in his last outing, but White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday that the righty "looks OK." If it turns out Carroll can't go, it's possible the club will move up Chris Sale to start, which would give him an extra outing as he pursues the AL Cy Young award. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:32 am
  • Francisco Cervelli returns to the lineup
    Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-3 at the plate Tuesday in his return to the lineup.

    Advice: Cervelli had been out since September 2 because of migraine headaches. They shouldn't be an issue moving forward. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:40 am
  • Charlie Morton was activated from the DL on Tuesday September 16. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:40 am
  • Rookie OF Liriano has 3 hits against Phillies
    Rymer Liriano finished 3-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's win against the Phillies.

    Advice: This was only Liriano's fourth multi-hit game in 31 big league contests, and it set his new career-high for hits in a game. The 23-year-old's tools are evident in games, but the production hasn't been nearly good enough to guarantee him an Opening Day start next spring. Liriano is slashing .228/.294/.283 with a homer, four steals, and a 28/7 K/BB ratio. He'd whiffed in nine of his last 10 games, but managed to avoid a punch out this evening. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • SP Burnett coughs up 4 ER to Padres in loss
    A.J. Burnett coughed up five runs -- four earned -- in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday as the Phillies fell to the Padres.

    Advice: Burnett struck out four, walked four, and gave up eight hits, one of which was a two-run homer by Alexi Amarista. For whatever reason, Burnett had all kinds of trouble with San Diego's slap-hitting infielder. This start was actually a bit better than his most recent work, as the veteran had gone 2-7 with a 5.68 ERA in his last nine starts. Burnett's next outing takes place in Oakland on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Tepesch allows 3 runs, hangs on to beat A's
    Nick Tepesch yielded three earned runs in six innings Tuesday in a victory over the A's.

    Advice: Tepesch wasn't impressive -- striking out one and walking two -- but Scott Kazmir languished across the way, allowing him to hang in there for a victory. He hadn't secured one of those since August 6, a string of six starts. Tepesch's overall numbers remain poor (5-11, 4.47 ERA), but he had a 3.89 ERA in seven starts since the beginning of August entering tonight's game. The 25-year-old squares off against the Angels this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Rodriguez closes out Cardinals for 42nd save
    Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless 12th inning to earn the save against the Cardinals Tuesday.

    Advice: K-Rod was asked to retire Matt Adams, Jhonny Peralta and Yadier Molina, and he needed just 11 pitches to accomplish the feat. His 42 saves are the most in a season since he saved 62 games in 2008. The 32-year-old owns a 3.14 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 72/17 K/BB ratio over 66 innings this year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • C Posey's homer helps to sink the Snakes
    Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with a homer in the Giants' 2-1 win against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: If you're one of those owners with a meticulous nature, you may have known that Posey against Arizona starter Josh Collmenter was one of the best matchups on the board tonight. Long story short, it cashed, and Posey is now 11-for-18 (.611) with three home runs and a double lifetime against Collmenter. Posey also came into tonight batting .408 with 12 RBI in his last 13 games at Chase Field. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Dickerson has homer, four RBI to rout Dodgers
    Corey Dickerson went 2-for-4 with a triple, home run and four RBI in the Rockies' 10-4 rout of the Dodgers on Tuesday.

    Advice: In the fourth inning, Dickerson connected for a two-run shot, his 23rd home run of the season, off Dodgers starter Dan Haren. He added a two-run triple in the eighth inning, his fifth triple of the season. The 25-year-old has emerged as an offensive star this season, batting .307/.360/.566 with 73 RBI and 70 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Puig connects for first homer since July 31
    Yasiel Puig went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in a loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Puig had two of the Dodgers' 16 hits on the night, but the two-run shot in the ninth inning gave them just four runs to show for it. The homer was an important one for Puig, who hadn't homered since July 31 before the blast. He's now got 14 home runs and 62 RBI for the year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Stubbs scores three times in win over Dodgers
    Drew Stubbs had a hit, two walks and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Stubbs scored on a fourth inning home run by Corey Dickerson, also crossing the plate in the sixth and eighth innings. The 29-year-old has 63 runs scored this year to go with a .288/.338/.481 line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:15 pm
  • Morneau has two hits, scores twice vs. LAD
    Justin Morneau went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in the Rockies' win over the Dodgers Tuesday.

    Advice: Morneau drove in a run with a groundout in the first inning, singling and scoring in the sixth. He later doubled and scored in the eighth as well, his first double since late August as he's managed an intercostal injury. Morneau is looking to finish strong after a really nice rebound year for the 33-year-old, who is hitting .316/.361/.486 with 73 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Morton fires 5 shutout frames in his return
    Charlie Morton returned to the Pirates' rotation and hurled five shutout innings in Tuesday's 4-0 defeat of the Red Sox.

    Advice: Morton had missed a month dealing with a sports hernia but didn't seem too bothered by it against the Red Sox. The right-hander scattered four hits and a pair of walks while striking out six. He'll go into the latter half of September with a 3.72 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 126/57 K/BB ratio. Morton will make a home start against the Brewers on Sunday in his next outing. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:49 pm
  • Posey drives in a run in loss to the Snakes
    Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Giants fell to the Diamondbacks 6-2 on Monday.

    Advice: He has hit safely in six straight. Posey has knocked in 27 of his 86 RBI in his last 23 games. He's been particularly hot in the season's final month, going 22-for-49 (.449) with two homers and 14 RBI in September. The catcher typically feasts on Rattler pitchers, coming into this one hitting .375 with 17 RBI in his last 18 against Arizona. He's slashing .311/.362/.488 with 20 homers. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:45 pm
  • Yasiel Puig reaches three times in win
    Yasiel Puig had another nice game in a rout Monday, going 2-for-5 with a double, a walk and two runs scored.

    Advice: Puig is 7-for-17 with two doubles and two walks the last four days. He still hasn't homered since July 31, but things seem to be getting better. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:36 pm
  • Morneau (intercostal) back in Monday's lineup
    Justin Morneau (intercostal) is back in Monday's lineup against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Morneau exited Friday's game with left intercostal soreness, but it's not a major concern. The veteran first baseman is hitting .315 on the year, just two points behind Pittsburgh's Josh Harrison for the National League lead. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:46 pm
  • Brad Peacock sidelined with back injury
    Brad Peacock will not make his scheduled start on Monday against the Indians due to lower back tightness.

    Advice: He could rejoin the rotation at some point in the final weeks, but there's no timetable for his return. The Astros had been going with six starters, so they'll just return to a regular five-starter setup for now. Collin McHugh will move up to start on Monday and is now in line for a two-start week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:04 am
  • Charlie Morton to rejoin rotation on Tuesday
    Charlie Morton (sports hernia) will rejoin the Pirates' rotation on Tuesday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Morton is dealing with a sports hernia that will require surgery after the season, but he'll try to gut it out in the final weeks. Vance Worley will move to the bullpen to accommodate him. Morton holds a 3.84 ERA and 1.27 WHIP across 25 starts this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:11 am
  • Blaine Boyer (shoulder) to throw 'pen session
    Blaine Boyer (shoulder) could throw a bullpen session this week.

    Advice: Boyer hasn't pitched since September 4 due to right shoulder fatigue. He's hoping to make it back before the end of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:06 am
  • Morneau (intercostal) expected to return soon
    Justin Morneau (intercostal) is expected to return to the lineup soon.

    Advice: Morneau exited Friday's game with what the Rockies called left intercostal soreness, but trainer Keith Dugger admitted Saturday that the club was "not 100 percent sure it's an intercostal (injury). It's kind of sore behind his left lat. He just has a little soreness. It's not a huge (injury). It's not like an oblique type of soreness. We aren't overly concerned, but we want to make sure he's right before we send him out there." Ben Paulsen started at first base Saturday and should remain there until Morneau is ready. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:35 am
  • Cervelli (migraines) close to returning
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that Francisco Cervelli (migraine headaches) is "getting closer" to returning to action.

    Advice: Cervelli hasn't played since September 2 due to migraine headaches but has been catching in the bullpen. It's been an injury-shortened season for the 28-year-old, as Cervelli missed nearly two months earlier this year with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:44 am
  • Yasiel Puig goes 3-for-5 in rout
    Yasiel Puig had three hits and three runs scored in Saturday's drubbing of the Giants.

    Advice: Sure, everyone had a nice game for the Dodgers tonight, but it's still an important step forward for Puig, who was in a 10-for-73 slump since his last three-hit game on Aug. 15. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:36 pm
  • Morneau removed with left intercostal injury
    Justin Morneau was removed from Friday's game against the Cardinals due to left side intercostal soreness.

    Advice: Morneau is considered day-to-day and should return to the Rockies lineup at some point over the weekend. He is enjoying a fine season at the dish, slashing .315/.359/.485 with 15 homers and 72 RBI in 124 contests. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:41 pm
  • Gonzalez takes loss against Mets
    Gio Gonzalez fell to 8-10 after giving four runs (three earned) over 6 2/3 innings Friday against the Mets.

    Advice: It was his first loss since August 10. Gonzalez allowed six hits and one walk, with the big blow coming on Travis d'Arnaud doubled which plated three runs (one of them on an error). The southpaw fanned seven and walked one in the loss and now has a 3.79 ERA and 145/54 K/BB ratio in 144 2/3 innings over 25 starts. He'll try to get back in the win column next week with a road start against the Braves. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:32 pm
  • Francisco earns 41st save in win vs. Marlins
    Francisco Rodriguez worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning, earning his 41st save of the season as the Brewers emerged victorious over the Marlins on Thursday.

    Advice: Rodriguez has struggled recently, but he had no problems cutting through the bottom of the Marlins' order on Thursday, fanning pinch-hitter John Baker to end the contest. K-Rod is 41-for-46 in save opportunities with a 3.23 ERA and a 71/15 K/BB ratio in 64 innings this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:14 pm
  • Burnett shaky in 6th, results in 16th loss
    A.J. Burnett fell to 8-16 after yielding four runs over six innings as the Phillies were defeated by the Pirates on Thursday.

    Advice: Burnett becomes the first Phillies pitcher to lose 16 games since Mark Leiter lost 17 in 1997. He was fine until he tired in the sixth inning, relenting three runs. Overall, Burnett gave up six hits and three walks while fanning seven. It's been a forgettable year for the 37-year-old, as he now owns a 4.34 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 176/83 K/BB ratio. Burnett will take on the Padres in San Diego on Tuesday next. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:48 pm
  • Buster Posey propels Giants to win
    Buster Posey went 3-for-5 with an RBI as the Giants beat the Diamondbacks 6-2 on Thursday.

    Advice: It would have been a four-hit day if not for a nice play in the eighth. Even so, Posey is hitting .472 in 36 at-bats this month and .371 with eight homers and 28 RBI in 143 at-bats since the beginning of August. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:26 pm
  • Francisco Rodriguez notches 40th save
    Francisco Rodriguez bounced back from Tuesday's meltdown to pitch a scoreless ninth and pick up his 40th save on Wednesday.

    Advice: Rodriguez becomes just the third pitcher ever with five 40-save seasons. Of course, the other two, Trevor Hoffman and Mariano Rivera, both have nine apiece. Still, it's a pretty impressive feat, and at age 32, K-Rod might have one or two more such campaigns left in him. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:40 pm
  • Puig batting leadoff for Dodgers Wednesday
    Yasiel Puig is batting leadoff for the Dodgers on Wednesday night against the Padres.

    Advice: Puig is an extended slump and hit seventh on Tuesday night, but manager Don Mattingly has decided to give him the bump in the hope that it provides a spark. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:53 pm
  • Morton (sports hernia) throws simulated game
    Charlie Morton (sports hernia) threw a five-inning, 86-pitch simulated game Tuesday.

    Advice: The Pirates will meet next Monday to decide what to do with Morton. They could bring him back as a reliever, but manager Clint Hurdle has indicated that he prefers to keep Morton in reserve as a starter should a need arise in the rotation. "Charlie wants to be a part of it. [We'll] keep an active, live arm that might get to a point where he can give us five innings, can throw 85 pitches," Hurdle said. "You can lose a pitcher in a day. You can lose two pitchers in two days. If it gets to a point where the pain plateaus and he starts feeling better, then we'll have another option." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:02 am
  • Posey drives in a pair of runs in 5-1 victory
    Buster Posey finished 0-for-4 but still drove in a pair of runs in the Giants' 5-1 win against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: He grounded into an RBI fielder's choice in the second inning, and lifted a sacrifice fly to left in the sixth to score Angel Pagan. Posey adores Arizona pitching. Even though he didn't hit safely tonight, he came into this game batting .390 with three homers and 14 RBI in his last 15 games versus the Snakes. It wasn't a surprise he scratched out an RBI against Wade Miley, against whom he entered 9-for-20 with a homer and three doubles lifetime. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:57 pm
  • K-Rod implodes, takes fifth loss vs. Marlins
    Francisco Rodriguez suffered a major meltdown Tuesday, serving up two home runs and allowing three runs in a loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: K-Rod was tasked with keeping it a tie game in the ninth inning, and he got two outs before walking Giancarlo Stanton. Casey McGehee followed with a two-run home run, and the next batter, Marcell Ozuna, went yard as well. Rodriguez has now surrendered 14 home runs in 62 innings this year, the most homers he's allowed in a single season. He's also allowed runs in four of his last six outings. The Brewers are fading fast in the National League playoff race, and with K-Rod being a free agent after the season it's worth monitoring how manager Ron Roenicke handles the ninth inning over the final three weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:44 pm
  • Peacock holds Seattle scoreless for 5 innings
    Brad Peacock hurled five shutout innings in a Monday no-decision against the Mariners.

    Advice: Peacock struck out six, walked two and scattered four hits. Unfortunately, he was pitching across from Felix Hernandez, so the game was tied 0-0 when Peacock made his way through the Safeco Field bowels to the shower area. The right-hander exorcised his Mariners demons tonight. Peacock came into the night having coughed up eight runs over 11 1/3 innings in two appearances against Seattle this year. Peacock is scheduled to take on the Indians next Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:56 pm
  • Blaine Boyer nursing fatigued shoulder
    Blaine Boyer hasn't pitched since Thursday's due to right shoulder fatigue.

    Advice: He hasn't thrown a ball since then, but Boyer thinks he'll be back soon. "I think we all came to the conclusion that it's just fatigue, fatigue in the back part of my shoulder," Boyer said. "The strength is still there, everything else is fine. It's just a matter of fatigue, as simple as that. The rest has helped. We're doing a lot of treatment." Boyer has been a nice surprise for the Padres this season, posting a 3.05 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 relief innings. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:55 pm
  • Morneau not in Monday's lineup
    Justin Morneau is not in Monday's lineup against the Mets.

    Advice: He's presumably getting the night off. Michael Cuddyer will make the start at first base Monday and is likely being eased back into action after his hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:42 pm
  • Puig (stomach) goes 0-for-2 in return Sunday
    Yasiel Puig (stomach) finished 0-for-2 with a walk in his return to the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Puig was held out of action on Saturday with a minor stomach problem. An IV did the trick, but the struggling 23-year-old basically seems to be splitting time in center field at this point with Joc Pederson. It's all very poor timing for Puig's fantasy owners. He had a .959 OPS on August 3. That's now down to .861. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 12:57 am
  • Gio holds Phillies to one earned in victory
    Gio Gonzalez held the Phillies to two runs -- one earned -- over six innings in a win Sunday.

    Advice: Gio gave up just five hits on the day while striking out three. Most importantly, he didn't walk a batter for the first time all season. The win moved him to 8-9 with a 3.78 ERA overall this season. He'll look to pull his record even when the Nationals visit the Mets on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:18 pm
  • Scott Carroll pitches well in loss
    Scott Carroll took a tough-luck loss Sunday, going seven frames and allowing two runs versus the Indians.

    Advice: Carroll allowed seven hits (six singles) while walking one and striking out one, but he was bested by Carlos Carrasco. The nice effort was Carroll's first quality start since late July. He'll try to keep it going next weekend at home against the Twins. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 1:07 pm
  • Justin Morneau goes 4-for-6, homers
    Justin Morneau went 4-for-6 and hit his 15th homer Saturday in the Rockies' 7-6 win over the Padres.

    Advice: Drew Stubbs singled through a five-man infield to win the game in the 12th. Morneau upped his average to .314 with the performance, while teammate Corey Dickerson went 3-for-6 and stands at .313. Those two are very much in the running for the batting title with Josh Harrison (.315), Ben Revere (.314) and Buster Posey (.310). Dickerson, though, is iffy to finish with enough plate appearances to qualify. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 6, 10:18 pm
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