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Amazing Mets 2016 (ID# 53916)
  • Jordan Zimmermann could start this weekend
    Jordan Zimmermann could start Saturday at Atlanta.

    Advice: Zimmermann looked sharp in a three-inning relief appearance Sunday versus the Royals, yielding one run while striking out four. He threw 30 of his 35 pitches for strikes. It was the first appearance since September 10 for the 30-year-old right-hander, who has been battling lat trouble since late June. Saturday's game is setting up as a must-win for Detroit. Zimmermann is a risky fantasy play, even against the lowly Braves, because of his limited recent workload. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:53 am
  • Jake Thompson done for the season
    Jake Thompson has been shut down for the year.

    Advice: Thompson allowed three earned runs over four innings Sunday in the Phillies' 17-0 blowout loss to the Mets, leaving him with a 5.70 ERA in 53 2/3 innings for the season. The young right-hander did show some promise in his first taste of the majors -- if you look beyond the ugly overall numbers -- and he should open the 2017 campaign as a member of the Philadelphia starting rotation assuming all goes smoothly next spring. Acquired from the Rangers in last year's Cole Hamels trade, Thompson has a bright future ahead. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:58 am
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  • Rob Zastryzny to start Thursday vs. Bucs
    Rob Zastryzny will make his first major league start this Thursday against the Pirates.

    Advice: It'll be part of a bullpen game for the National League Central-champion Cubs, with Zastryzny probably covering the first 2-3 innings. The 24-year-old southpaw has registered an impressive 1.46 ERA with 13 strikeouts over his first 12 1/3 major league frames. He could make the 25-man postseason roster as a lefty relief specialist. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:55 am
  • Jon Lester dominates Cardinals to win 19th
    Jon Lester was brilliant in Sunday night's victory over the Cardinals, racking up seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings of shutout baseball.

    Advice: The veteran southpaw scattered just three hits and a walk on the masterful evening. He has been absolutely outstanding down the stretch and has built up a very strong case for the National League Cy Young Award. Now 19-4 on the season, he'll carry a 2.28 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 191/49 K/BB ration into his final regular season tune-up against the Reds in Cincinnati on Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:28 pm
  • Brandon McCarthy pitches well in no-decision
    Brandon McCarthy pitched well in a no-decision against the Rockies on Sunday, allowing two runs on four hits over his 5 1/3 innings.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander punched out six on the afternoon and walked just one. It was a nice return to the rotation for McCarthy, who was thrust into emergency duty when the club pushed Rich Hill's next start back. He could stick in the rotation to make another start next week, and would be worth a look as a streaming option in that case. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:19 pm
  • Glasnow allows four runs in loss to Nats
    Tyler Glasnow gave up four runs -- three earned -- over three innings Sunday in the Pirates' loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: It was the third major league start for Glasnow, who had been operating out of the Bucs' bullpen since his early-September return from a shoulder injury. He gave up seven hits and walked one. It's not clear if there is another start in store for the youngster. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:49 pm
  • E-Rod strikes out 13, BoSox win 11th straight
    Eduardo Rodriguez struck out a career-high 13 over 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball, netting a no-decision in Sunday's 3-2 extra-innings win over the Rays.

    Advice: It was a record-setting day for the Red Sox, as Rodriguez combined with the bullpen to strike out 21 Rays batters over the first nine innings. The left-hander lost out on a win when Tampa knotted things up in the eighth inning, but much more important is that E-Rod is hitting his stride as the playoffs near with a 2.03 ERA over his last eight starts. Boston is playing its best baseball of the year, as well, with 11 straight victories. Rodriguez will close out his regular season at home against the Blue Jays. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:22 pm
  • Jake Odorizzi lasts just three innings
    Jake Odorizzi had his shortest outing of the season Sunday, lasting just three innings while allowing two runs in a no-decision versus the Red Sox.

    Advice: He was lucky to permit just the two runs, as Odorizzi yielded four hits and three walked while throwing a whopping 84 pitches over his three frames. It's a hard one for his fantasy owners to swollen as they come down the stretch, but the matchup was certainly a difficult one. Odorizzi has been excellent overall in the second half (2.81 ERA) and should be better next weekend in Texas. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:16 pm
  • Bundy goes five strong in win over D'Backs
    Dylan Bundy worked five innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Orioles' 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Bundy yielded just three hits -- two singles and a double -- while walking one and whiffing five. It was a promising bounceback outing from the 23-year-old right-hander, who had struggled in his previous three starts. He owns a 4.02 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 109 2/3 innings this season for Baltimore. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:29 pm
  • Jarred Cosart (elbow) undergoes MRI, X-ray
    Jarred Cosart has undergone an MRI and X-ray on his right elbow.

    Advice: Cosart exited Saturday's start versus the Giants with what the Padres think is a bone spur in the righty's elbow. He's almost surely done for the season. Cosart holds an ugly 6.00 ERA over 13 starts this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:18 pm
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  • Sonny Gray (forearm) to start on Wednesday
    Sonny Gray (forearm) will start on Wednesday against the Angels.

    Advice: Gray has been on the shelf since early August with inflammation in his right forearm, but he's been throwing off a mound for a couple weeks and is ready to test things out in a game. He's expected to go only 1-2 innings in the outing and can be safely avoided in fantasy leagues for the final week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:06 am
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  • Gray (forearm) likely to start this week
    Sonny Gray (forearm) said he "threw everything I had and wasn’t holding back" in a 48-pitch live batting practice session Saturday.

    Advice: A's manager Bob Melvin said of Gray that the "fit him in somewhere" this week provided that he feels fine Sunday. The skipped indicated that an appearance from Gray in the final week would be as a starter. Gray holds a 5.74 ERA in 116 innings this season and should be avoided in fantasy leagues this week, but it looks like the righty will be able to go into the winter feeling positive about his health. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 am
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  • Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident
    Andy Slater of 940-AM WINZ reports that Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident.

    Advice: He was one of three people killed in a crash off of Miami Beach. The Marlins have cancelled Sunday's game against the Braves following this unfathomably tragic news. Fernandez turned just 24 at the end of July and, of course, had already been through plenty with what he experienced in defecting from Cuba. Our thoughts go out to Fernandez's family and the Marlins during this horrific tragedy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:50 am
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  • Bettis pounded for seven runs in 4 2/3 frames
    Chad Bettis was demolished for seven runs -- five earned -- over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

    Advice: He can't blame this one on Coors Field either. He struggled to throw strikes, walking four on 105 pitches in the short and ugly outing. He gave up eight hits and struck out three. Bettis gave up four runs in the second inning, two more in the fourth and was chased after giving up an RBI single to opposing pitcher Clayton Kershaw in the fifth. His record falls to 13-8 with a 4.92 ERA in 179 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:52 pm
  • Straily limits Brewers to one run in 14th win
    Dan Straily held the Brewers to one run over 6 2/3 innings in a win Saturday.

    Advice: Straily yielded five hits and issued two free passes in the victory, his third in a row and 14th on the year. Anybody who said they saw this coming from the 27-year-old is a liar. Straily is now 14-8 with a 3.74 ERA and 1.18 WHIP through 33 games -- including 30 starts -- this season, and he's cemented a spot in the Reds' rotation heading into next year. Straily will make his final start of this season Thursday against the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:45 pm
  • Ramos fans two Braves to earn 39th save
    A.J. Ramos struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Saturday against the Braves to earn his 39th save.

    Advice: Ramos had little trouble with the bottom of the Braves order and leadoff hitter Ender Inciarte, who struck out to end the game. His 39 saves are fourth-most in the National League and a single-season high for Ramos. The right-hander owns a 2.90 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 70/33 K/BB ratio over 62 innings this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:19 pm
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  • Cosart exits with right elbow inflammation
    Jarred Cosart (elbow) left Saturday's game against the Giants with right elbow inflammation.

    Advice: He didn't look right from the start, allowing three hits, two walks and three earned runs before exiting with two outs in the first inning. Only 13 of his 28 pitches went for strikes. With only a week left in the regular season, it's likely that Cosart has thrown his final pitch of 2016. The right-hander is winless in 13 starts with a 6.04 ERA. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:34 pm
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  • Jose Fernandez pushed back to Monday
    Jose Fernandez will have his start pushed back to Monday.

    Advice: He was slated to get the ball Sunday versus Atlanta but now he'll start against the Mets on Monday. Fernandez has already logged 182 1/3 innings this year and there's a good chance the Marlins will shut him down after his next start. Adam Conley will toe the rubber in Sunday's series finale. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:24 pm
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  • Sonny Gray (forearm) to face live hitters
    Sonny Gray (forearm) is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session on Saturday.

    Advice: The right-hander has been sidelined since early August due to inflammation in his right forearm, but has yet to give up hope on a return this season. He could make a start in the final week of the season, though he's probably best avoided for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:59 am
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  • Dodgers activate Brandon McCarthy from DL
    Dodgers activated RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: McCarthy made it through a five-inning simulated game on Tuesday without any issues. It's unclear if he'll work out of the bullpen upon his return or if he'll have a shot to return to the starting rotation. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:14 am
  • Zimmermann to throw sim game on Monday
    Jordan Zimmermann is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Monday.

    Advice: He's still trying to correct his ills on the side without effecting the Tigers in live game action. Until he gets his mechanics back in order, it would be surprising to see him make another start for the Tigers as they push for a wild card berth. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:52 am
  • Tyler Glasnow to start for Pirates on Sunday
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced Friday that Tyler Glasnow will start for the Pirates on Sunday against the Nationals.

    Advice: It will be the third start of the right-hander's young career. The 23-year-old hurler owns a 4.11 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 15/8 K/BB ratio across 15 1/3 innings with the big league club this season. He's worth a look as a streaming option. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:35 am
  • Jordan Zimmermann says he feels 'good'
    Jordan Zimmermann said Thursday that he feels "good" but admitted he's "a little inconsistent" when throwing out of the windup.

    Advice: Zimmermann has thrown a couple simulated games as he tries to get his mechanics in order. "I feel good," he said. "My body and everything feels good. I feel really good out of the stretch. The wind-up is the only thing, and I still throw pretty well out of the wind-up. It’s just a little inconsistent, which I guess is expected when I got down three times and build back up three times." Zimmermann added that he feels like "I can go out there and compete and pitch," but the Tigers will have him throw another simulated game Monday. It's possible he could make a start in Atlanta during the final weekend of the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:14 am
  • Dylan Bundy to start for O's on Sunday
    Dylan Bundy will start for the Orioles on Sunday in place of Kevin Gausman.

    Advice: Gausman is having his next start pushed back due to a minor intercostal strain. The O's had planned to give Bundy a little bit of extra rest and have him pitch on Tuesday or Wednesday, but he'll take the ball on Sunday against the Diamondbacks instead. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:55 pm
  • Jordan Zimmermann set for another sim game
    Jordan Zimmermann is scheduled to throw another simulated game on Monday.

    Advice: Zimmermann hasn't looked sharp in his last two sim games, and he might have to really impress in this one Monday to get an appearance in the final week. The right-hander missed all of July and most of August with a lat injury and he gave up six runs in one official inning September 10 against the Orioles. That was his last outing for Detroit. He's made just one other appearance (August 4) since June 30. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:14 am
  • Jake Thompson labors but picks up win
    It wasn't pretty but Jake Thompson picked up a victory Tuesday, yielding three runs over five innings in a 7-6 win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Thompson had trouble controlling his offspeed stuff, and it cost him in the third inning when he hung a changeup to Melky Cabrera and the outfielder hit it into the seats for a three-run homer. Those were the only runs he allowed, but he walked three on the night and struck out just one. Thompson will take the win but will hope he pitches better Sunday in New York versus the Mets. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:14 pm
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  • Lester fires another gem to improve to 18-4
    Jon Lester was brilliant again Tuesday, yielding a lone run over seven innings in a 6-1 win over the Reds.

    Advice: Lester scattered six hits while striking out five and not walking a batter on the night. The win was his ninth in a row to improve him to 18-4 on the year, and the southpaw owns a sparkling 2.36 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 184/48 K/BB ratio through 30 starts. He'll continue stating his Cy Young case Monday at the Pirates. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:46 pm
  • Eduardo Rodriguez terrific over 6 1/3 Tuesday
    Eduardo Rodriguez struck out seven while holding the Orioles to two runs across 6 1/3 innings in a 5-2 victory Tuesday.

    Advice: Rodriguez had a no-hitter with two outs in the fifth inning until Trey Mancinci broke that up with a solo home run. The left-hander yielded only four hits and one walk on the night to go along with his seven punchouts. The inconsistency with Rodriguez can be frustrating, but he's mostly been very good since the beginning of August with a 3.26 ERA. He'll face the Rays in Tampa on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:18 pm
  • Jose Fernandez whiffs 12 in eight-inning gem
    Jose Fernandez was dominant Tuesday, striking out 12 while allowing only three hits across eight scoreless innings in a 1-0 win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Tanner Roark pitched well himself in this one, but Fernandez wasn't going to be denied. The big righty didn't walk anyone and allowed just one runner to reach second base through his first seven frames. He pitched out of a jam in his last inning with runners on the corners and one out, getting a strikeout and groundout. Fernandez now has nine 11-plus strikeout games this season and an absurd 253 strikeouts over 182 1/3 innings on the year. The Marlins could shut him down after Sunday's start against the Braves if they fall out of contention next week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:40 pm
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  • Zimmermann did not look sharp in sim game
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus offered an underwhelming review of Jordan Zimmermann's simulated game Tuesday afternoon at Target Field.

    Advice: "About the same as the other day," said Ausmus. "He feels fine, he feels healthy, he just feels inconsistent with his mechanics. I think he’s a little frustrated that he can’t get his mechanics working more consistently." Zimmermann allowed six runs in one official inning of work September 10 against the Orioles after missing all of July and most of August with a lat injury. It doesn't sound like he'll be cleared to rejoin the Tigers' rotation anytime soon. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:09 pm
  • McCarthy (hip) throws simulated game
    Brandon McCarthy (hip) threw a five-inning simulated game on Tuesday afternoon.

    Advice: It lasted about 75 pitches. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he'll wait until Wednesday to see how McCarthy feels before revealing the next course of action for the rehabbing right-hander. McCarthy struggled badly with his control in August before landing back on the disabled list with a hip injury. He's been limited to eight MLB starts in 2016, largely due to his recovery from Tommy John elbow surgery. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:46 pm
  • Gray (forearm) throws 48-pitch 'pen session
    Sonny Gray (forearm) threw a 48-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.

    Advice: Gray is now scheduled to face live hitters over the weekend. He could make a start for the A's in the final week of the regular season, but the right-hander will be on a pitch count in that one and not worth using in a down-to-the-wire fantasy league. Gray, out since early August with forearm inflammation, holds an ugly 5.74 ERA in 116 innings this year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:23 pm
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  • Jordan Zimmermann throws sim. game
    Jordan Zimmermann threw a successful 68-pitch simulated game on Tuesday afternoon.

    Advice: He retired the final six batters he faced, three via strikeout. Zimmermann was lit up for six runs in one official inning of work September 10 against the Orioles and hasn't appeared in a live game since. It's not clear what the plan is next, though there is some chatter about him making a start this weekend against the Royals. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:17 pm
  • Fernandez preparing for two more starts
    Jose Fernandez said Monday that he's preparing for two more starts.

    Advice: The Marlins have wanted to keep Fernandez in the range of 180 innings in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery and he's currently sitting at 174 1/3 innings for the year. As of now, he's lined up to start Tuesday against the Nationals and Sunday against the Braves. The Marlins are back at .500 and sit four games back in the Wild Card race, so he could be ready to go for the final week of the season if they make a late push. He's likely to be shut down for the final week if they are officially eliminated. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:07 am
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  • A.J. Ramos nails down save No. 38
    A.J. Ramos notched his 38th save of the season in Monday's win over the Nationals.

    Advice: It wasn't without a sweat, as Ramos allowed a leadoff double while trying to protect a one-run lead. However, the closer was then able to induce a fielder's choice to cut down the runner at third base followed by a couple flyouts. Ramos has allowed only one run over 10 appearances this month. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:19 pm
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  • Dylan Bundy struggles against Red Sox
    Dylan Bundy was touched up for five runs over five innings of work in Monday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: He gave up six hits and walked a pair, needing a career-high 99 pitches to get through his five frames. Both David Ortiz and Mookie Betts took Bundy deep. Not surprisingly for a guy who's pitched so little the last couple years, Bundy appears to have hit a wall with a 6.62 ERA and 21 walks over his last 34 innings. He'll try to rebound this weekend versus the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:54 pm
  • McCarthy to throw sim. game on Tuesday
    Brandon McCarthy (elbow) will throw 75 pitches in a simulated game on Tuesday.

    Advice: McCarthy struggled with his control in a three-start stretch with the Dodgers in August before landing on the DL with hip soreness. He was hit hard in a minor league rehab start from there, but there were positive reports coming out of a simulated game last week. The Dodgers haven't ruled him out from returning, but it's unclear what role he could have down the stretch or doing the postseason. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:39 pm
  • Sonny Gray (forearm) set for bullpen Tue.
    Sonny Gray (forearm) is scheduled to throw 30 pitches in his bullpen session on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Athletics haven't officially ruled him out for the year, but he won't be worth adding in fantasy leagues even if he manages to return. Gray has been out since early August with a muscle strain and inflammation in his forearm. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:42 pm
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  • Chad Bettis defeats Padres to win 13th game
    Chad Bettis picked up his 13th victory of the season on Sunday, limiting the Padres to three runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Bettis punched out three and issued just one walk on the afternoon. He allowed just a solo home run to Adam Rosales through the first five innings, then the Padres tacked on a pair while chasing him in the sixth. He'll carry a 4.79 ERA and 1.37 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 4:36 pm
  • Jarred Cosart hit hard in loss at Coors Field
    Jarred Cosart was hit hard in a losing effort against the Rockies at Coors Field on Sunday, allowing five runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings.

    Advice: The right-hander walked four and struck out four in the ballgame. He navigated through the first three innings without any difficulty, but the Rockies broke through with five runs in the fourth to chase him, including a two-run homer by Mark Reynolds. Cosart will continue to take his turn in the rotation despite a very disappointing 5.63 ERA and 1.70 WHIP. He should be ignored for Saturday's start against the Giants. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 4:32 pm
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  • A.J. Ramos records 37th save
    A.J. Ramos bounced back from Friday's loss to pitch a scoreless ninth for his 37th save Sunday.

    Advice: The Marlins have been leaning heavily on Ramos lately; he's thrown 86 pitches the last six days. If they have a save chance tomorrow, it could go to David Phelps or Fernando Rodney. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:27 pm
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  • Odorizzi goes six strong versus Orioles
    Jake Odorizzi tossed six innings of one-run ball Sunday in a no-decision against the Orioles.

    Advice: Odorizzi did his part, yielding just five hits and walking none while striking out three. The one run he gave up came on a Manny Machado solo shot in the bottom of the sixth inning. Odorizzi left with the game tied 1-1 and then Mark Trumbo put the O's ahead for good with a dinger in the bottom of the eighth. It's been a very good second half for the 26-year-old right-hander, who gets the Red Sox at home next. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:46 pm
  • Tyler Glasnow goes three scoreless in relief
    Tyler Glasnow pitched three scoreless innings, striking out four, in relief of Ivan Nova against the Reds on Sunday.

    Advice: The Pirates haven't ruled out giving Glasnow another start this season, and the fact that he threw 55 pitches today probably helps his case. Still, he's not on the schedule right now. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:12 pm
  • Sonny Gray (forearm) to throw off mound
    Sonny Gray (forearm) will throw another bullpen session Tuesday.

    Advice: Gray has been on the shelf since early August with a muscle strain and inflammation in his forearm, but he's not giving up hope for a late-season return. However, given how poorly he pitched before being hurt, fantasy owners have no incentive to wait around for the righty. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 11:01 am
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  • Jordan Zimmermann to throw another sim game
    Jordan Zimmermann will throw another 80-pitch simulated game on Tuesday.

    Advice: Zimmermann was rocked by the Orioles a week ago and the Tigers have held him out of the rotation since then. It's unclear when he'll be given another start, but it could be next weekend if Tuesday's simulated game goes well. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 7:55 am
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