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  • Volquez drops appeal of five-game suspension
    Edinson Volquez has dropped the appeal of his five-game suspension.

    Advice: Volquez was given the five-game sentence Saturday for his role in last Thursday's benches-clearing brawl with the White Sox, during which the right-hander landed a punch on an unsuspecting Chicago player. Volquez is eligible to return to the rotaiton May 2.
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  • Colome (pneumonia) goes six strong in rehab
    Alex Colome (illness) tossed six innings of one-run ball Sunday at Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Colome yielded only four hits and walked none while striking out six. He threw 45 of his 63 pitches for strikes. The 26-year-old right-hander arrived late to Rays camp this spring due to visa issues and then caught a bad case of pneumonia once he did finally make it to Florida. Colome finally appears ready to join the Tampa Bay rotation and could be worth a look in some deeper fantasy formats.
    Today, 6:05 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Eovaldi hit hard by Mets in no-decision
    Nathan Eovaldi was hit hard in a no-decision against the Mets on Sunday, allowing four runs on seven hits in just 4 1/3 innings of work.

    Advice: The hard-throwing right-hander did manage to rack up six strikeouts on the night without issuing a free pass, but couldn't get himself out of a jam in the fifth inning to earn a potential victory. While he owns an impressive 20/5 K/BB ratio through 21 2/3 innings on the season, Eovaldi will carry a 4.15 and worrisome 1.66 WHIP into Sunday's matchup against the Red Sox in Boston.
    Yesterday, 7:54 pm
  • Santiago pitches into sixth, allows two runs
    Hector Santiago surrendered two runs (one earned) over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Santiago hit Rougned Odor with the bases loaded to force in a run in the second inning, then gave up a sacrifice fly to Mitch Mooreland in the third. Those would be the only runs the Rangers would manage off Santiago. Impressive in its way, that he held them to just two runs, as Santiago walked six batters in the contest. It could have been much, much worse. It should be noted that Santiago had just six walks total coming into the game. His control isn't perfect, but it's not nearly as bad as it looked on Sunday. The southpaw now holds a 2.28 ERA and 1.23 WHIP and has a road date with the defending champion Giants in his next start.
    Yesterday, 6:10 pm
  • Martinez pitches six innings of shutout ball
    Nick Martinez did not allow a run in Sunday's extra-innings win over the Angels.

    Advice: Over his six innings on the mound, Martinez scattered seven hits and walked two. He added a pair of strikeouts to complete the line. This was Martinez's second shutout outing of the season. He wouldn't factor into the decision, though, as the Rangers would need extras to cap off the 5-4 win. Through four starts, Martinez holds a microscopic ERA of 0.35, a slightly more visible WHIP of 1.12 and an 11/8 K/BB ratio covering 26 innings. These numbers are not sustainable, but we'll let him enjoy it while it lasts. He'll try to continue to baffle the universe when he takes on the A's at home in his next start.
    Yesterday, 6:01 pm
  • Gibson allows just two runs in seven innings
    Kyle Gibson pitched a great game on Sunday, surrendering two runs over seven innings in an extra-innings win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Gibson struck out three and walked three in the contest. Both of the Mariner runs off Gibson came in the fourth inning, when Seth Smith hit a solo homer and Logan Morrison managed an RBI grounder. Gibson recovered to make it through seven innings, though he would not factor into the decision. Despite the great start, Gibson's overall numbers are troubling. He boasts a 5/12 K/BB ratio over 22 1/3 innings and a 1.70 WHIP. Predictably, his ERA is close to 5.00. Gibson strikes out so few batters that he absolutely has to show pinpoint control, and that has rarely been the case this season. Until he improves his control, he's not usable in mixed leagues. He'll try to build off of Sunday's start when the White Sox waltz to town next weekend.
    Yesterday, 5:04 pm
  • Liriano whiffs seven in win over Diamondbacks
    Francisco Liriano delivered a strong performance in Sunday's victory over the Diamondbacks, whiffing six over 6 1/3 scoreless innings.

    Advice: In typical Liriano fashion, the hard-throwing southpaw allowed just two hits but issued six walks, giving the Diamondbacks ample scoring chances. He was able to make big pitches in key situations though and came through the outing unscathed. He now sports a 2.22 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 30/12 K/BB ratio across 24 1/3 frames on the season. He'll look to replicate this effort when he does battle against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Saturday.
    Yesterday, 4:36 pm
  • Morrow superb over seven innings vs. LAD
    Brandon Morrow pitched a gem against the Dodgers on Sunday, allowing just one run over seven innings.

    Advice: This is the third time in four starts that Morrow has pitched seven innings (he went six innings in his other start). Pretty impressive for a guy who had to win the No. 5 spot in the rotation out of spring training. Against the Dodgers on Sunday, he struck out four, scattered five hits, and walked just one. Morrow's only mistake came on a solo home run by Alex Guerrero in the fifth inning. Otherwise, everything came up aces. Through 27 innings, he holds a 2.67 ERA and a 19/6 K/BB ratio. And he has the talent to keep it rolling as long as he stays healthy. Morrow will look to continue his sparkling run next Saturday at home against the Rockies.
    Yesterday, 3:53 pm
  • Baker pitches competently in loss to Padres
    Scott Baker allowed three runs in seven innings in a loss to the Padres on Sunday.

    Advice: Considering that Baker had been toiling away for Triple-A Oklahoma City prior to the game, this was a pretty impressive start. He lasted seven innings and struck out six while allowing just four hits and three runs. If Baker continues throwing well, there's no reason why the Dodgers wouldn't keep him in the rotation, especially given the tenuous nature of the team's pitching staff. Brandon McCarthy (elbow) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) are both out for the foreseeable future and on top of that, the Dodgers are about to embark on a 17-game stretch without a day off. Long-time Twin Baker struggled in 2014, posting a 5.47 ERA in 80 2/3 innings for the Rangers, but the move to the NL should benefit the 33-year-old right-hander. He could be worth a look as a streaming option.
    Yesterday, 3:42 pm
  • Volquez pitches into sixth allowing five runs
    Edinson Volquez allowed five runs (one earned), all in the sixth inning, in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Outside of a rough sixth inning, Volquez pitched well, striking out six and walking just two while holding the White Sox to five hits. Only one run in that sixth frame was earned, as it was Mike Moustakas' run-scoring fielding error with runners on first and third which opened the floodgates. Volquez proceeded to serve up three singles to bring in an additional three runs. The fifth run would score on a single after the right-hander was lifted from the game. Because just one of the runs was earned, Volquez's ERA actually dropped in the contest. He has been absolutely superb the first month of the season, boasting a 0.85 WHIP and a 1.91 ERA over 27 1/3 innings. He'll be pushed back a day in the rotation as he serves a five-game suspension for his part in a Thursday melee with the White Sox, which puts him in line to start against the Tigers on an upcoming homestand.
    Yesterday, 3:08 pm
  • Steven Matz sharp Saturday for Las Vegas
    Mets prospect Steven Matz took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday for Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: After the game Matz claimed he shook off catcher Dan Rohlfing only once in seven innings. He allowed two hits in the seventh but stranded the runners on first and third. The 23-year-old has been a difference maker for Las Vegas, recording a minuscule 2.01 ERA in 22 1/3 innings of work. ranked Matz the third-best prospect in the Mets' system.
    Yesterday, 2:17 pm
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    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Miley surrenders six runs in limited innings
    Wade Miley was absolutely pulverized by the Orioles on Sunday, allowing seven runs (six earned) in just 2 1/3 innings.

    Advice: All six of the earned runs came in a monster third inning for Baltimore, as Miley slowly and methodically melted down. After a pair of singles and a walk, he lost the strike zone against Adam Jones and forced in a run. The Orioles then proceeded to hit two RBI singles and an RBI double and Miley was pulled from the game. By the end of the inning, the score was 7-0 Orioles (they would go on to score 18 runs for the game). Miley has now allowed 13 earned runs in his last 10 1/3 innings and the 28-year-old lefty probably would do best to avoid looking at the stat sheet any time soon, as he currently holds an 8.62 ERA and 1.79 WHIP over just 15 2/3 innings. He'll have to do better than that when he faces the rival Yankees in his next start.
    Yesterday, 1:53 pm
  • Justin Nicolino puts up all zeros on Saturday
    Marlins prospect Justin Nicolino kept his scoreless streak going with six shutout frames Saturday in a start for Double-A New Orleans.

    Advice: The left-hander hasn't allowed an earned run since April 9. Nicolino, who was acquired from the Blue Jays two years ago in the Jose Reyes trade, has won his last two starts after opening the year with consecutive no-decisions. The 23-year-old went against former Cy Young winner Barry Zito on Saturday. Nicolino is the Marlins' fourth-ranked prospect according to
    Yesterday, 1:33 pm
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    4:10 pm vs NYM
  • Lobstein goes seven as Tigers beat Tribe
    Kyle Lobstein yielded three earned runs over seven innings but the Tigers topped the Indians on Sunday.

    Advice: Lobstein gave up six hits, walked two, and struck out four Cleveland batters in the solid outing. He's done a nice job of eating innings for the Tigers with Justin Verlander (triceps) on the shelf, boasting a 2-1 record and 3.50 ERA through 18 innings (three starts). A road date with the Royals is next.
    Yesterday, 1:30 pm
  • Carrasco hammered for five earned in loss
    Carlos Carrasco was hammered for five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Sunday as the Indians fell to the Tigers.

    Advice: Carrasco had to be pulled from his last start after just 60 pitches due to general body tightness and he looked off from the jump on Sunday afternoon in Detroit, yielding two runs in the first inning, one run in the third inning, and two more in the fifth. Carrasco was struck in the face by a Melky Cabrera comebacker two weeks ago. Maybe he's dealing with some lingering effects, both mental and physical. The right-hander faces the Blue Jays at home next.
    Yesterday, 1:23 pm
  • Chris Archer brilliant again in Rays' victory
    Chris Archer kept rolling along Sunday, yielding just two hits and one walk while striking out seven across seven shutout frames in a 5-1 win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Archer allowed two of the first four hitters he faced to reach base and then just one got on the rest of the way. The young right-hander is on some kind of streak, as he hasn't allowed an earned run in his last four outings after a so-so Opening Day start. He already has three starts this season where he's given up two hits or fewer and no runs across seven innings. Archer will take on the Orioles in Baltimore next weekend.
    Yesterday, 1:12 pm
  • Haren pitches well, Fish win fifth straight
    Dan Haren limited the Nationals to two runs over five innings Sunday in the Marlins' 6-2 victory.

    Advice: Haren gave up a bomb to Bryce Harper in the top of the second inning but otherwise looked strong, yielding only three total hits and whiffing three Nationals. He was reluctant to join the Marlins this offseason, but the 34-year-old right-hander owns an impressive 3.38 ERA and 0.92 WHIP through 24 innings. He'll try to keep it all rolling next time out against the Phillies.
    Yesterday, 1:05 pm
  • Gio allows six earned, Nats drop 5th straight
    Gio Gonzalez gave up six earned runs in five innings Sunday as the Nationals fell to the Marlins.

    Advice: Gonzalez struck out eight and walked just one, but Miami's offense pounded him for 10 hits -- including three triples. Gio now has a rough 1-2 record, 5.01 ERA, and 1.71 WHIP in 23 1/3 innings this season and the Nationals have lost five straight games. Gonzalez will try to get on the right track next weekend against the Phillies.
    Yesterday, 12:57 pm
  • Giants/Rockies postponed because to rain
    Sunday's game between the Giants and Rockies has been postponed due to rain.

    Advice: No makeup date has been announced yet. Scheduled starters Tim Lincecum and Tyler Matzek will presumably be pushed back a day.
    Yesterday, 10:52 am
    7:10 pm ^ @LAD
  • Scott Baker called up from Triple-A
    Dodgers purchased the contract of RHP Scott Baker from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: He'll get the ball on Sunday against the Padres. With Brandon McCarthy (elbow) presumably out for a while and Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) still on the shelf, Baker could stick around for a bit if he pitches well. He came within one pitch of a seven-inning perfect game for Oklahoma City his last time out.
    Yesterday, 10:07 am
  • Mo confirms Waino (Achilles) likely done
    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak confirmed in an interview on KMOX 1120 AM on Sunday that Adam Wainwright (Achilles) is likely done for the season.

    Advice: "I would imagine that with this injury he will not pitch again this season, but we want to wait for the reports Monday," the GM said. It's confirmation of an earlier report from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal as well as what others had speculated. Losing Wainwright is obviously a major hit to the Cards as they seek their third straight division title and fifth straight playoff appearance.
    Yesterday, 9:46 am
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Phi
  • Kendall Graveman optioned to Triple-A
    Athletics optioned RHP Kendall Graveman to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: There was some buzz surrounding Graveman following a great spring training, but he then went out and posted an 8.27 ERA and 2.02 WHIP over his first four starts. Jesse Chavez was terrific in a spot start last week and will presumably slide into Graveman's spot in the rotation, at least until Jarrod Parker (elbow) is ready.
    Yesterday, 9:02 am
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  • Trevor Bauer (illness) could play catch Sun.
    Trevor Bauer (illness) could try to play catch on Sunday.

    Advice: Bauer had to be scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday due to food poisoning. He's currently slated to take the ball on Tuesday, but it's possible he'll be pushed back again if he's not feeling up to it yet.
    Yesterday, 8:43 am
  • Ross Ohlendorf (groin) returns to action
    Ross Ohlendorf (groin) pitched a scoreless inning Wednesday in his season debut with Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Ohlendorf has battled a right groin injury since mid-March. He'll be stretched out to where he can comfortably handle two innings before the Rangers consider adding him to their bullpen.
    Yesterday, 8:05 am
    Not Active
    5:05 pm vs Sea
  • Adam Wainwright (Achilles) placed on DL
    Cardinals placed RHP Adam Wainwright on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle and Achilles injury.

    Advice: Wainwright will undergo an MRI on Monday, but the feeling is that he blew out his Achilles on Saturday and will need season-ending surgery. Tyler Lyons and Tim Cooney are the most likely options to take his spot in the rotation later this week.
    Yesterday, 7:51 am
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Phi
  • Report: Waino (Achilles) likely done for 2015
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the "expectation" is that Adam Wainwright will miss the rest of the season with a left Achilles injury.

    Advice: He's yet to undergo an MRI (that comes Monday), but the Cardinals don't appear to be optimistic about a diagnosis. It's obviously a massive blow for St. Louis, as Wainwright had allayed some concerns about his elbow with a strong start (1.44 ERA) to the season. The club does at least have some depth to fall back on with Marco Gonzales at Triple-A, although he's currently out with a shoulder/pectoral issue. Gonzales and Jaime Garcia (shoulder) are the likely long-term options to replace Waino in the rotation, but for now the club is likely to go with Tyler Lyons or Tim Cooney. They could also consider moving Carlos Villanueva from the bullpen to the rotation.
    Yesterday, 6:14 am
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Phi
  • C.J. Wilson strong for 5 2/3 in Angels' win
    C.J. Wilson pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball in the Angels' 4-1 victory over the Rangers on Saturday.

    Advice: Unfortunately, Wilson needed one more out in order put himself in position for the victory; the Angels were down 1-0 when he left, but then scored three times in the bottom of the sixth. Wilson has pitched well in three of his four starts, albeit not against the toughest of competition. We want to see more strikeouts before we consider recommending him in mixed leagues.
    Saturday, 9:50 pm
  • Ian Kennedy torched for eight runs
    Ian Kennedy was blasted for eight runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Dodgers in his return from the disabled list Saturday.

    Advice: Kennedy, who didn't make a rehab start during his brief time on the DL, gave up three homers in a start for the first time since Aug. 16, 2013. Expect a better showing next week in a home start against the Rockies.
    Saturday, 9:36 pm
  • De La Rosa fans seven in second start
    Jorge De La Rosa struck out seven Giants on Saturday, allowing two runs on four hits.

    Advice: De La Rosa missed most of April with a groin injury. His first start, on April 20th against the Padres, was a nine-run disaster, but the pitcher showed improvement on Saturday. De La Rosa put up respectable numbers for the Rockies last season, posting a 4.10 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 184 1/3 innings. He'll try to give up fewer than nine runs when he faces the Padres again in his next start.
    Saturday, 9:09 pm
  • Wainwright: 'Thought I got hit by something'
    Adam Wainwright acknowledged after Saturday's game that the injury is to the back of his left ankle.

    Advice: In other words, it's his Achilles tendon. And if he ruptured it, the ace right-hander could be done for the rest of the 2015 season. "I thought I got hit by something," said Wainwright, who pulled up lame after a fifth-inning pop-out on Saturday night in Milwaukee. "If you look at the replay, I get out of the box and I looked back to think the catcher’s mask must have hit me or the bat must have hit me, something must have hit me."
    Saturday, 8:08 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Phi
  • Trevor Bauer in line to pitch Tuesday vs. KC
    Trevor Bauer will start Tuesday's game against the Royals.

    Advice: Food poisoning forced him to miss Saturday's start. Bauer has looked sharp all year, limiting opponents to a .125 batting average. The 24-year-old has collected at least seven strikeouts in each of his three starts.
    Saturday, 7:58 pm
  • Waino leaves with apparent Achilles injury
    Adam Wainwright was lifted from Saturday's game against the Brewers with an apparent left foot injury.

    Advice: Wainwright pulled up lame on his first step out of the batter's box following a fifth-inning pop-out and could barely make his way off the field. It looked like an Achilles injury, though the Cardinals are calling it a "left ankle injury" for now. Wainwright had tossed four scoreless innings against Milwaukee, lowering his season ERA to 1.44. He'll be reevaluated back in St. Louis.
    Saturday, 5:19 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Phi
  • Graveman hammered for six runs by 'Stros
    Kendall Graveman was hammered for six earned runs in 4 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Graveman gave up nine hits and struck out only one in another ugly start. He tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings against this same Astros team on April 14, but the 24-year-old right-hander even had some issues in that outing. Graveman now has an 8.27 ERA and 2.02 WHIP in 16 1/3 frames this season. It may be time for the A's to install Jesse Chavez as their fifth starter.
    Saturday, 4:21 pm
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  • Pads activate Ian Kennedy for Saturday start
    Padres activated RHP Ian Kennedy from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Kennedy missed his first few turns through the rotation because of a strained hamstring. He opted for extended spring training instead of a minor league rehab assignment and will make his 2015 debut on Saturday night against the Dodgers. The 30-year-old workhorse led San Diego in wins, innings pitched, and strikeouts last season. Lefty reliever Frank Garces was sent down to Triple-A El Paso in the corresponding roster move.
    Saturday, 1:53 pm
  • Alex Colome to make one more rehab start
    Alex Colome (illness) is slated to make one more minor league rehab start before rejoining the Rays rotation.

    Advice: He can't get back soon enough as the Rays are currently dealing with trotting out the likes of Erasmo Ramirez every fifth day. With Alex Cobb working his way back, Colome's time in the rotation could also be short lived.
    Saturday, 12:33 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Trevor Bauer a late scratch due to illness
    Trevor Bauer was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday due to illness.

    Advice: T.J. House, who had been scheduled to go Sunday, will start in his place against the Tigers. Bauer could work on Sunday if he's feeling better.
    Saturday, 10:12 am
  • Edinson Volquez suspended for five games
    Edinson Volquez was suspended five games for his role in Thursday's altercation with the White Sox.

    Advice: Volquez attempted to land a punch on an unsuspecting White Sox player during the fracas. He'll have his next start pushed back a day, otherwise the suspension won't affect his fantasy value.
    Saturday, 9:32 am
  • Scott Baker to start for Dodgers on Sunday
    Scott Baker will be called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City to make a spot start for the Dodgers on Sunday against the Padres.

    Advice: With a tough schedule coming up where the team plays on 17 consecutive days, the Dodgers want to give their regular starters an extra day of rest while they have the chance. It had been reported that the club would give Joe Wieland a start, but they've decided to go with Baker instead. The 33-year-old came within one pitch of a seven-inning perfect game for Oklahoma City his last time out. He could be worth a look as a streaming option.
    Saturday, 5:59 am
  • Wilson not concerned by elbow injury
    C.J. Wilson (elbow) indicated that he was not concerned by the elbow stiffness he's currently feeling.

    Advice: Wilson's being pushed back from Thursday's intended start with elbow stiffness. Nick Tropeano will start in his place on Thursday. Wilson is slated to go on Saturday, now. Manager Mike Scioscia said that the injury wasn't considered serious and that he's just giving Wilson a few extra days of rest. We'll see if anything more comes from this, but with both manager and pitcher unconcerned, it appears to be relatively minor.
    Thursday, 1:11 pm
  • Ian Kennedy (hamstring) will return Saturday
    Padres manager Bud Black announced Thursday that Ian Kennedy (hamstring) will return to the Padres' starting rotation Saturday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Kennedy suffered a left hamstring strain in his first start of the 2015 season, but he only wound up missing two turns. The 30-year-old right-hander struck out 207 batters in 201 innings last season alongside a 3.63 ERA and is pitching for a big contract in his walk year. Odrisamer Despaigne is headed back to the bullpen.
    Thursday, 10:03 am
  • Wilson pushed back due to elbow stiffness
    C.J. Wilson's next start was pushed back to Saturday because of elbow stiffness.

    Advice: Angels manager Mike Scioscia said it's nothing too serious, the team just wanted to give him a few extra days of rest. Nick Tropeano will start Thursday and Garrett Richards will start on normal rest Friday.
    Wednesday, 4:34 pm
  • Kennedy (hamstring) throws side session Wed.
    Ian Kennedy (hamstring) threw a side session Wednesday.

    Advice: Kennedy said the session went well. The right-hander continues to work his way back from a left hamstring strain suffered in his first start of the season. Kennedy will likely be activated and start Saturday against the Dodgers.
    Wednesday, 4:12 pm
  • Carrasco pulled early because he was 'tight'
    Indians manager Terry Francona revealed that Carlos Carrasco was pulled from Tuesday's start after just 60 pitches because he was "tight."

    Advice: Tito didn't specify which part of the body was tight, but he also didn't sound concerned at all about the right-hander. "It's a little ambiguous," Francona said. "I might have overreacted." Carrasco should be fine for his next scheduled start, but check back on his status later in the week just to make sure.
    Wednesday, 9:58 am
  • Lincecum hurls six solid frames as Giants win
    Tim Lincecum allowed just one run over six innings to help lead the Giants past the Dodgers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Lincecum worked around five hits and three walks, relenting just once in the fifth inning when Alex Guerrero plated a run with a double. The right-hander struck out five on the evening as he picked up his first win. It's been a while since Lincecum was an effective starting pitcher, but he has been solid in his first three starts, owning a 2.00 ERA with a 1.22 WHIP, and a 14/7 K/BB ratio in 18 innings. Lincecum will face the Rockies at Coors Field in his next outing, which may prove to be a troublesome endeavor.
    Tuesday, 10:47 pm
    7:10 pm ^ @LAD
  • Santiago tosses six effective innings for win
    Hector Santiago picked up the win, giving up one run over six innings, as the Angels routed the Athletics 14-1 on Tuesday.

    Advice: The left-hander got way more run support than he actually needed, as he had little difficulty holding down the Athletics' often-troublesome offense. Santiago allowed only three hits and three walks while striking out eight. He allowed his only home run in the third inning when Billy Butler took him deep. Santiago stands with a 2.45 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 17/6 K/BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings. He'll match up against the Rangers at home next.
    Tuesday, 10:42 pm
  • Martinez solid over 6 innings in no-decision
    Nick Martinez was solid in a start against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, giving up one run in six innings, but took a no-decision in the Rangers' win.

    Advice: Martinez scattered five hits and a walk while striking out three. The D'Backs scored their only run in the second inning on a Nick Ahmed ground out to plate Yasmany Tomas. Martinez has been a bright spot for the Rangers. Over his first three starts, he has a 0.45 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP and a 9/6 K/BB ratio in 20 innings. Martinez will have to deal with a tough Mariners lineup at home in his next start.
    Tuesday, 9:53 pm
  • Morrow serves up five runs in a no-decision
    Brandon Morrow yielded five runs in six innings in a no-decision as the Padres beat the Rockies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Morrow allowed six hits and a walk but the Rockies were able to arrange them well enough to plate five runs. Morrow struck out three on the evening in what was the worst of his three starts to begin the season. The right-hander has a 3.15 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP, and a 15/5 K/BB ratio in 20 innings. Morrow still hasn't gotten a decision; he'll hope for a win against the Dodgers on Sunday.
    Tuesday, 9:00 pm
  • Carlos Carrasco earns win in return to mound
    Carlos Carrasco struck out eight while allowing one run over five innings in the Indians' 6-2 win over the White Sox Tuesday.

    Advice: Carrasco gave up just four hits without walking a batter on the evening. The lone damage against him was a first inning solo homer by Jose Abreu. With some lingering concerns about his health -- the start was his first since getting hit in the jaw by a comebacker last week -- the Indians limited him to 60 pitches, but he was dominant enough that he could have gone deeper. He should go deeper his next time out, which will come Monday against the Royals.
    Tuesday, 8:49 pm
  • Lobstein takes loss despite six solid innings
    Kyle Lobstein pitched well over six innings, allowing just one run, but took the loss on Tuesday versus the Yankees.

    Advice: Lobstein allowed the one run on a first-inning RBI double to Mark Teixeira. He might have lucked into a no-decision had reliever Ian Krol not allowed three runs in the top of the seventh, rendering the two the Tigers scored between the seventh and ninth innings useless. Lobstein yielded three hits and four walks while striking out three on the evening. If Lobstein makes the next trip through the rotation, he'll start next at home against the Indians.
    Tuesday, 8:14 pm
  • Eovaldi's 7 strong innings lead Yanks to win
    Nathan Eovaldi held the Tigers to one run over seven innings to record his first win of the season on Tuesday.

    Advice: Eovaldi scattered eight hits and a walk while striking out four on the evening. The Tigers entered the game boasting one of the American League's top offenses, so holding it to a run is a feat. The only run came in Eovaldi's final inning, when Yoenis Cespedes hit a sacrifice fly. Now with a 3.12 ERA, Eovaldi will look for his second win of the season in his next start at home against the Mets.
    Tuesday, 8:11 pm
  • Gonzalez takes no-decision in 6 IP vs. Cards
    Gio Gonzalez tossed six shutout innings in a no-decision as the Nationals beat the Cardinals 2-1 in 10 innings on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gonzalez allowed 12 base runners -- eight on hits, four on walks -- but the Cardinals couldn't bring any of them home against the lefty. Gonzalez struck out four on the evening. Though Tuesday's results are good, Gonzalez's continued issue with walks is concerning. He has walked 10 in 18 1/3 innings to begin the season. He'll try to right his ship in his next start in Miami against the Marlins.
    Tuesday, 8:06 pm
  • Liriano strikes out nine Cubs in five innings
    Francisco Liriano allowed three runs in five innings, getting a no-decision as the Pirates lost late to the Cubs on Tuesday.

    Advice: Liriano allowed only three hits and two walks while striking out nine on the evening. He wasn't helped in the third inning as Corey Hart made an error at first base, leading to two runs in the third inning. Still winless, Liriano will bring his 3.00 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, and 23/6 K/BB ratio in 18 innings into a road start against the Diamondbacks next.
    Tuesday, 7:47 pm
  • Miley blanks Rays over 5 2/3 innings in win
    Wade Miley held the Rays scoreless over 5 2/3 innings as the Red Sox shut out the Rays 1-0 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Miley worked around three hits and four walks on the evening, striking out three. It was a nice change from his last start in which he allowed seven runs over 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the Nationals. The southpaw owns an ugly 6.07 ERA and 1.83 WHIP through three starts. He'll look to carry over Tuesday's success when he faces the Orioles at OPACY Sunday.
    Tuesday, 7:15 pm
  • Archer strikes out nine in tough-luck loss
    Chris Archer struck out nine over 5 2/3 innings, allowing only an unearned run, but he took the loss against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: Archer scattered seven hits and a walk during the outing, with a throwing error in the third inning accounting for the Red Sox' only run. Archer has now struck out 30 batters over 25 1/3 innings this year, owning a 1.07 ERA and 0.83 WHIP through four starts. The Blue Jays' hitters are Archer's next target, and the two sides will square off Sunday.
    Tuesday, 7:06 pm
  • Haren takes the loss with 6 IP vs. Phillies
    Dan Haren allowed the Phillies to score four times in his six innings of work, earning a loss on Tuesday.

    Advice: Haren pitched well in his first two starts, but hit a stumbling block against the Phillies as he allowed home runs to both Freddy Galvis and Ryan Howard. They accounted for two of the mere four hits he allowed on the night. He also walked three batters and struck out seven. Haren will bring his 3.32 ERA into his next start at home against the Nationals.
    Tuesday, 6:47 pm
  • Colome (illness) to continue rehab stint Tue.
    Alex Colome (illness) will continue his minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Colome, who is working his way back from pneumonia, allowed two runs in six innings across two rehab starts with High-A Charlotte. He's slated to throw four or five innings Tuesday and the next step could be for him to join the Rays' rotation.
    Tuesday, 7:28 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Graveman needs 73 pitches to get thru 3 IP
    Kendall Graveman was inefficient in a no-decision against the Angels on Monday, throwing 73 pitches while allowing three runs (two earned) in three-plus innings.

    Advice: Graveman issued back-to-back walks to start the fourth inning before he was replaced by Dan Otero. The right-hander allowed four hits in total along with three walks and two strikeouts. Despite a strong spring showing, Graveman has not looked good in two of his three starts thus far. He'll try to improve on his 6.94 ERA in his next start against the Astros at home.
    Monday, 10:15 pm
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  • De La Rosa hammered in return to the mound
    Jorge De La Rosa's season debut didn't go well, as the lefty was hammered for nine runs (seven earned) in two innings in a loss to the Padres on Monday.

    Advice: De La Rosa missed the first two weeks of the season with a groin injury. The Padres had no issues squaring him up, as the lefty yielded nine hits and a walk while striking out three. The nine runs were split up with five in the first inning and four in the second. De La Rosa will try to bounce back in his next start at home against the Giants.
    Monday, 8:57 pm
  • Bauer tosses 7 shutout frames in no-decision
    Trevor Bauer continued to impress, hurling seven scoreless frames, but took a no-decision as the Indians lost 4-3 on Monday.

    Advice: Bauer allowed just four hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven. Considered by many to be a breakout candidate for the 2015 season, Bauer has bolted out to a 2-0 record with a 0.95 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, and a 26/11 K/BB ratio in 19 innings. He'll need to have the command he showed on Monday if his success is going to last over a full season. Bauer matches up against the Tigers in Detroit next.
    Monday, 8:35 pm
  • Gibson struggles over five innings in a loss
    Kyle Gibson took the loss on Monday against the Royals, serving up four runs (three earned) over five innings.

    Advice: Gibson has shown subpar command and a severe inability to miss bats in two of three starts to begin the season. The right-hander allowed only four hits to the Royals, but issued four walks and recorded zero strikeouts -- his second zero-strikeout start already. Gibson will bring a 5.87 ERA, a 1.96 WHIP, and a 3/9 K/BB ratio over 15 1/3 innings into his next start against the Mariners in Seattle.
    Monday, 8:13 pm
  • Volquez dominates Twins over seven innings
    Edinson Volquez was superb again on Monday, holding the Twins to one run over seven innings en route to a win.

    Advice: The Twins' only run scored in the second inning on a throwing error by Eric Hosmer. Volquez allowed five hits and a walk while striking out five, giving him three excellent starts to begin the regular season following a miserable spring. He's 2-1 with a 1.99 ERA, a 0.75 WHIP, and a 17/3 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings. Volquez will look to keep it going over the weekend on the road against the White Sox.
    Monday, 8:11 pm
  • Kennedy 'looked good' in extended spring game
    Padres manager Bud Black said that Ian Kennedy (hamstring) "looked good" during an 81-pitch appearance in an extended spring training game Monday.

    Advice: "He looked good, [threw] all his pitches," Black said. "He had a few strikeouts. They nicked him for a couple runs, but overall he's throwing the ball good, no issues with the hamstring." Black wouldn't officially confirm that Kennedy was slated to rejoin the rotation on Saturday against the Dodgers when first eligible, but all signs point to it happening. Odrisamer Despaigne will head back to the bullpen.
    Monday, 7:10 pm
  • Jorge De La Rosa activated from disabled list
    Rockies activated LHP Jorge De La Rosa from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He'll make his season debut on Monday against the Padres after getting a late start to the season due to a groin ailment. De La Rosa has fared pretty well in his career at Coors Field (3.98 ERA), but he's a risky play in this one against a good Padres lineup.
    Monday, 2:48 pm
  • Scott Baker nearly perfect for Oklahoma City
    Scott Baker lost a perfect game in the seventh inning Monday in a start for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Addison Russell broke it up with a two-out single. Baker held on for the shutout, lowering his ERA to 1.06 in the process. With the Dodgers in need of a starter, Baker could get the call Saturday against San Diego. David Huff got first dibs at the No. 5 spot but was quickly sent down to Triple-A after a tough outing on April 14.
    Monday, 1:36 pm
  • De La Rosa (groin) to debut Monday vs. SD
    Jorge De La Rosa (groin) will make his 2015 season debut on Monday night versus the Padres.

    Advice: De La Rosa missed the first two weeks of the regular season with a groin injury that bothered him throughout spring training. The 34-year-old left-hander pitched pretty well in a pair of minor league rehab starts, but he's not a great fantasy bet against a good Padres offense Monday at Coors Field. De La Rosa posted a 4.10 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 139/67 K/BB ratio in 184 1/3 innings last season for Colorado.
    Apr 20, 11:14 am
  • Wainwright outstanding in victory over Reds
    Adam Wainwright was outstanding in Sunday's victory over the Reds, allowing just one run on seven hits over eight strong frames.

    Advice: Wainwright punched out four on the evening while walking two. The only damage against him came on a two-out bloop RBI single off the bat of Brandon Phillips in the third inning. He went toe-to-toe with Mike Leake who was terrific on the other side as well and was eventually able to scratch out the win. He'll carry an impressive 1.71 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 14/3 K/BB ratio into Saturday's matchup against the Brewers in Milwaukee.
    Apr 19, 7:13 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Phi
  • Carlos Carrasco to start on Tuesday instead
    Carlos Carrasco (jaw) has had his next start pushed back from Monday to Tuesday.

    Advice: He hasn't had a setback with his bruised jaw, but rather the Indians have just decided to keep Trevor Bauer on regular rest and flip-flop the order of the two. Carrasco, of course, had to leave his last outing after being hit in the side of the face with a comebacker, but he escaped serious injury.
    Apr 19, 8:05 am
  • Wilson pitches well in loss to Astros
    C.J. Wilson posted a strong start against the Astros on Saturday, allowing two earned runs over 6 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Up, down, up. That's how Wilson's season has started. He did not allow a run to the Mariners in his first start, then allowed six earned runs against the Royals, then pitched very well against the Astros. In the contest, he struck out eight and allowed just three hits, though he did walk four. The only direct damage on his line came on a solo homer by George Springer in the sixth. The veteran lefty is more liable to allow big innings than he was in his prime, but he still has enough talent left in the arm that starts like Saturday's are not complete aberrations. Wilson will try to break his pattern of good and bad starts when he returns home to pitch against the A's.
    Apr 18, 8:38 pm
  • Kennedy (hamstring) to appear in ext. spring
    Ian Kennedy (hamstring) will throw 75-90 pitches in an extended spring training game on Monday.

    Advice: He was cleared for game action after getting through a bullpen session Friday with no issues. That the Padres have decided to give him an extended spring training start rather than send him on an official rehab assignment should be irrelevant. Kennedy will be eligible for activation five days after Monday's appearance and should be penciled in to rejoin the rotation on April 25 versus the Dodgers.
    Apr 17, 9:13 am
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