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Amazing Mets 2016 (ID# 53916)
  • Seth Smith crushes two-run homer in win
    Seth Smith went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Smith launched a Chris Tillman offering deep into the night in the fifth inning, helping to break open a 1-0 game in the process. For the season, he is slashing .263/.361/.404 with seven homers and 29 RBI over 198 at-bats. If he can catch a little hot streak in the second half of the season, he would have a shot at matching or surpassing the career-best 17 homers he posted with the Rockies in 2010. Rotoworld.com 43 minutes ago
    W, 5-3 vs ^ Bal
     
  • Hyun Soo Kim homers, drives in two in loss
    Hyun Soo Kim went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Kim cracked a solo home run off Mariners starter Taijuan Walker to lead off the seventh inning. One inning later, he notched an RBI single. The 28-year-old rookie has been used as a part-time piece this season and is hitting a crisp .344/.433/.484 with eight doubles, three homers and 11 RBI across 122 at-bats. Rotoworld.com 49 minutes ago
    L, 5-3 ^ @Sea
     
  • Walker (foot) frustrates Orioles into seventh
    Taijuan Walker (foot) pitched well in Thursday's win over the Orioles, yielding just one run on four hits over 6 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Walker was skipped last time through the rotation, as he is dealing with a bout of tendinitis in the arch of his right foot. The nagging injury has forced him out of two starts this month, but he showed no signs of discomfort in Thursday's win. The 23-year-old right-hander struck out five without walking a batter. The lone blemish on his line came when Hyun-soo Kim rocked a solo home run to lead off the seventh inning. Foot injuries can linger given mankind's bipedal nature, but unless the Mariners indicate otherwise, fantasy owners can safely start Walker when he takes his 3.29 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 75/17 K/BB ratio (82 innings) into a road start against the Astros next time out. Rotoworld.com 56 minutes ago
  • Tillman can't make it through fifth vs M's
    Chris Tillman struggled in Thursday's loss to the Mariners, surrendering four runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings.

    Advice: In general, this was just a drag of a start for Tillman. He walked three and struck out three on the evening, with Seth Smith accounting for half of the damage on his line with a two-run homer in the fifth inning. Tillman still holds a serviceable 3.71 ERA and 1.25 WHIP, but has allowed at least four runs in each of his last three starts. He will try to put an end to that trend in his final start before the All-Star Break, a road date with the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:19 pm
  • D'Arnaud's bat, legs lead Braves past Marlins
    Chase d'Arnaud went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base in the Braves' 8-5 win over the Marlins on Thursday.

    Advice: D'Arnaud scored the first run of the game for the Braves in the third inning, motoring around from first base on Freddie Freeman's triple, and he added RBI hits in the sixth and eighth innings. The 29-year-old, who has played five different positions for the Braves this year, is batting a respectable .276/.349/.366 in 42 games. He's not much to look at, but those in deep NL-only leagues may want to take notice. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:14 pm
    W, 8-5 vs ^ Mia
     
  • Chen gives up four runs in loss to Braves
    Wei-Yin Chen allowed eight hits and four runs over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Chen's struggles this season continue, as his ERA climbed to 5.11 with a 1.32 WHIP through 16 starts following Thursday's outing. Some good fortune has his record at 4-3, but Chen's earned run average has grown in each of his three months thus far this season. The southpaw will try to buck that trend starting Tuesday against the Mets. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:03 pm
  • Flowers has three doubles in win over Marlins
    Tyler Flowers went 3-for-4 with three doubles, an RBI and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Flowers had five doubles in 46 games coming into the contest before nearly doubling -- pun very much intended -- that total in one game. The backstop has split time with A.J. Pierzynski this season while hitting .252/.337/.400 with five home runs and 16 RBI overall. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:58 pm
  • Maybin's three-run double caps crazy comeback
    Cameron Maybin went 3-for-4 with four RBI, including a three-run double in the ninth inning that capped an eight-run inning for the visitors, as the Tigers beat the Rays 10-7 on Thursday.

    Advice: Maybin led off the ninth inning with a single, and five runs later, he finished off the Rays with a bases-loaded double that put the Tigers ahead for good. During a modest six-game hitting streak, Maybin is 11-for-24 with three doubles, seven RBI and five runs scored. He's got 20 RBI and 25 runs scored in 39 games total, and the 29-year-old is hitting .359/.413/.428 on the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:51 pm
  • Forsythe enjoys three-hit night versus Tigers
    Logan Forsythe went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored Thursday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Forsythe's RBI single in the eighth inning stretched the Rays' lead to 7-2, a lead they surely thought would stand up with three outs to get. It wouldn't, of course, but that's not to take anything away from Forsythe's night, as he's now 12-for-26 (.461) with four doubles, a home run, four RBI and five runs scored in his last six games. The blazing hot week has his overall line up to .308/.372/.503. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:47 pm
    L, 10-7 vs ^ Det
     
  • K-Rod works scoreless frame for 22nd save
    Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Rays on Thursday to earn his 22nd save.

    Advice: K-Rod almost certainly didn't expect to be pitching the ninth inning when the Tigers entered the inning down 7-2, but eight runs later he was called on to protect a three-run lead. He did so by allowing a solitary hit but no further damage. He's now got 22 saves in 24 chances to go with a 3.14 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 29/10 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings of work this year. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:43 pm
  • Zimmermann gives up nine hits, five runs
    Jordan Zimmermann allowed nine hits and five runs -- four earned -- over six innings Thursday against the Rays.

    Advice: Zimmermann certainly wasn't sharp and left on the hook for his fifth loss before the Tigers' epic comeback in the ninth inning. As it is, the right-hander remains 9-4 with a 3.95 ERA and 1.24 WHIP through 15 starts. He's gotten progressively worse as the year has gone on, posting a 6.43 ERA in six June starts after allowing just two runs in the month of April. Zimmermann will hope July offers some solace when he faces the Indians on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:37 pm
  • Zimmerman has three RBI, three runs scored
    Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored Thursday against the Reds.

    Advice: Zimmerman got on the board with a three-run home run in the first inning, his 11th home run of the season. The big night helped salvage what was a pretty bad month for the 31-year-old, who is hitting just .227/.287/.412 on the year. Perhaps a good end to June will bode well for Zimmerman's July prospects. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:24 pm
  • Finnegan lasts just 2 1/3 innings versus Nats
    Brandon Finnegan wasn't long for Thursday's beatdown at the hands of the Nationals, allowing eight runs over 2 1/3 innings before exiting.

    Advice: Finnegan was a combination of bad and wild that saw three of the Nationals' five hits go for extra bases, including two home runs, with five walks allowed as well. The loss was his third in a row to drop him to 3-7, and his ERA has risen from 3.61 to 4.48 with those three losses. If an easy matchup is what Finnegan needs to get back on track, it's not what he'll get, as the Reds will travel to face the Cubs on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:21 pm
  • Gio fans nine, allows four runs against Reds
    Gio Gonzalez struck out nine while allowing four runs over six innings in Thursday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Desperately needing something to show Nationals manager Dusty Baker and company that he's still an effective starter, Gonzalez took a step in the right direction with the nine-strikeout performance. It still wasn't perfect -- he gave up six hits, including a home run, and walked four -- but Rome wasn't built in a day. The southpaw is now 4-7 with a 4.81 ERA and 1.39 WHIP through 16 starts. He'll look to build off that momentum Tuesday against the Brewers. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:17 pm
  • Peralta has two hits, homer in loss to Royals
    Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-4 with a home run in a loss to the Royals on Thursday.

    Advice: The home run was Peralta's third in 20 games thus far this season. He's got 10 RBI and eight runs scored in those 20 games but is hitting just .232/.267/.415 after missing the first two months of the season following thumb surgery. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:09 pm
    L, 4-2 vs ^ KC
     
  • Flowers gets run for arguing balls and strikes
    Tyler Flowers was ejected from Thursday's game against the Marlins for arguing balls and strikes.

    Advice: He went 3-for-4 with three doubles before getting tossed with two outs in the ninth inning. Flowers took exception to a ball called by home plate umpire Larry Vanover. A.J. Pierzynski finished out the game at catcher. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:03 pm
  • Francisco Rodriguez records save No. 21
    Francisco Rodriguez nailed down his 21st save of the season with a scoreless frame in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: K-Rod yielded a two-out walk to Derek Dietrich but got a flyout to end it and preserve the three-run lead. The veteran closer has converted 19-of-21 save chances this season and has been excellent since the beginning of May. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:13 pm
  • Taijuan Walker will start for M's on Thursday
    Taijuan Walker (foot) will start against the Orioles on Thursday.

    Advice: Walker was skipped his last trip through the rotation due to tendinitis in the arch of his right foot. The hard-throwing right-hander will bring a 3.45 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 70/17 K/BB ratio into that matchup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:22 pm
  • Tyler Flowers belts homer in loss to Tribe
    Tyler Flowers smacked a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Flowers' blast off of Trevor Bauer in the fourth inning pulled the Braves to within two at the time, but it proved inconsequential after the Tribe's offense extended the lead late. The catcher has five dingers on the season as he shares starts with A.J. Pierzynski. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:58 pm
  • Taijuan Walker (foot) expected to return Thursday
    The Mariners are "leaning toward" having Taijuan Walker (foot) start Thursday against the Orioles.

    Advice: He was skipped last time through the rotation after being diagnosed with tendinitis in the arch of his right foot. Walker threw a bullpen session on Sunday and reported no issues. The right-hander holds a respectable 3.45 ERA in 14 starts this year. Unfortunately he's been plagued by a severe lack of run support and only has three victories. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:08 am
  • Ryan Zimmerman sitting out on Sunday
    Ryan Zimmerman is absent from the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's one of a few Nationals regulars getting a day off, as Wilson Ramos and Danny Espinosa are also on the bench. The Nats have Clint Robinson at first base, Jose Lobaton at catcher and Stephen Drew at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:25 am
  • Tillman allows 10 hits, six runs in nightcap
    Chris Tillman allowed 10 hits and six runs over five innings in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rays.

    Advice: Tillman had a rough night, as his 10 hits and six runs given up were both season highs. He also walked two while striking out two. Even when he stumbles, Tillman can't seem to lose, as he's still 10-1 in 16 starts this year. The right-hander will carry a 3.52 ERA into Friday's start at the Mariners. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:42 pm
  • Baker not dropping Gio from starting rotation
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Gio Gonzalez will remain in the starting rotation despite another poor outing Saturday against the Brewers.

    Advice: The wheels have fallen off for Gonzalez over his last seven starts (0-6, 8.44 ERA) but Baker plans to let him pitch through the slump. "You worry about his confidence and he has to get that third out," said Baker. "We have to stop them from getting that two-out hit." Washington needs Gonzalez to rebound quickly. The Nats have lost seven straight and it looks like ace Stephen Strasburg (back) could be headed to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:46 pm
  • Zimmerman has RBI, two runs against Brewers
    Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Zimmerman had a sacrifice fly RBI in the seventh inning and scored following a single and a walk in two other innings. The 31-year-old has 33 RBI and 38 runs scored to go with a disappointing .230/.288/.410 line through 64 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:57 pm
  • Gio takes sixth straight loss against Brewers
    Gio Gonzalez allowed six runs over three innings in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Gio has now lost six straight decisions, and the Nats are 0-7 in his past seven outings. And Saturday was arguably his worst start of those seven, as he gave up six hits, including a home run, while walking one and striking out five. Something is clearly off about the 30-year-old, as he's now got a 4.73 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 15 starts overall. Gonzalez will try to stop the slide Thursday against the Reds. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:24 pm
  • Finnegan whiffs eight in quality-start loss
    Brandon Finnegan struck out eight while allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Padres on Saturday.

    Advice: Finnegan gave up five hits and walked three, and it was his counterpart, Drew Pomeranz, who delivered most of the damage with a solo home run and an RBI single. The loss dropped Finnegan to 3-6 despite a passable 3.83 ERA in 16 starts. He's still walking too many batters but the 23-year-old has flashed some of the promise that made the Reds covet him in the Johnny Cueto deal a year ago. Finnegan will next take on the Nationals on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:02 pm
  • Zimmermann gets banged around for seven runs
    Jordan Zimmermann was charged with seven runs and a loss in his 3 2/3 innings of work against the Indians on Friday.

    Advice: He managed to strike out three batters without walking anyone. The Indians tripled four times against Zimmermann in his brief outing. His ERA rose from 3.24 all the way to 3.81 tonight. Zimmermann's strikeout rate has plummeted to a career-low 5.65 K/9. His record falls to 9-4 on the season as he prepares for his next start Thursday at Tampa Bay. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:02 pm
  • Maybin nets three hits but Tigers lose
    Cameron Maybin continued his hot hitting with a 3-for-4 night at the plate on Friday.

    Advice: All three hits were singles. He also drew a walk. Maybin has hit only one home run in 34 games, but his .821 OPS is by far the best of his career. He is now batting .352/.413/.408 in his first season in the American League since his brief debut with the Tigers in 2007. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:52 pm
  • Chen fans seven, allows two runs versus Cubs
    Wei-Yin Chen struck out seven while allowing two runs over seven innings Thursday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Chen allowed just five hits, including a solo homer to David Ross, without issuing a walk. It was a promising showing after Chen had struggled in his previous three starts. He didn't factor in the decision, keeping him at 4-2 on the year, and the 30-year-old owns a 5.00 ERA and 1.29 WHIP through 15 starts. An interleague date with the Tigers is on tap for Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:57 pm
  • Cameron Maybin getting day off Thursday
    Cameron Maybin is sitting out Thursday.

    Advice: Andrew Romine will start in center field and bat ninth versus Mariners right-hander Adrian Sampson. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:57 am
  • Taijuan Walker (foot) won't start on Friday
    Taijuan Walker (foot) won't start against the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: That is the bad news. The good news? GM Jerry Dipoto said that a trip to the disabled list is unlikely. After undergoing an MRI earlier in the week, Walker was diagnosed with tendinitis in the arch of his right foot. No structural damage was found in that MRI, though, probably why the Mariners aren't eager to drop him onto the disabled list. The team expects him to start at some point next week, though the exact date and opponent haven't been locked into place as of yet. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:02 pm
  • Taijuan Walker diagnosed with foot tendinitis
    Taijuan Walker has been diagnosed with tendinitis in the arch of his right foot.

    Advice: Walker has made early exits from his last two outings due to right foot discomfort, and he is doubtful to take his next turn Friday against the Cardinals. Mariners skipper Scott Servais suggested it could be a bullpen game. A trip to the disabled list may be coming for Walker if he doesn't show enough progress by the weekend. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:14 pm
  • Maybin has two-run triple against Mariners
    Cameron Maybin went 2-for-5 with a two-run triple and a run scored Monday against the Mariners.

    Advice: The fourth-inning triple was surprisingly the first of the year for the speedy Maybin, who now has 25 for his career. He's got 13 RBI and 19 runs scored in 30 games since coming off the disabled list, and the 29-year-old is batting a cool .354/.411/.416. If he keeps his spot near the top of the Tigers order, those counting stats should continue to swell as the season wears on. Rotoworld.com Jun 20, 9:02 pm
  • Taijuan Walker headed for MRI on right foot
    Taijuan Walker is headed back to Seattle to have an MRI on his right foot.

    Advice: Walker has been bothered by discomfort in the arch of his foot in back-to-back starts, and the Mariners want to get an idea of what exactly he's dealing with. It's believed to be a minor tendon issue. Friday's rotation turn against the Cardinals is to-be-determined. Rotoworld.com Jun 20, 12:56 pm
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