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  • Weaver picks up 18th win with 7 strong frames
    Jered Weaver improved to 18-8, scattering one run over seven innings as the Angels felled the Rangers by an 8-5 score on Saturday.

    Advice: Weaver seems to be in post-season shape, as he now sports a 1.91 ERA over his last five starts. Against the Rangers, he allowed just five hits and a walk while fanning seven. He'll take a 3.43 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 164/63 K/BB ratio into his final start of the regular season on Friday in Seattle against the Mariners. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:15 pm
  • Lewis hammered, Rangers fall to the Angels
    Colby Lewis was hammered for eight runs (seven earned) in five innings en route to a loss against the Angels on Saturday.

    Advice: Lewis gave up three home runs, pushing his season total to 25. He allowed nine hits in total while walking one and striking out three. With one more start to go, Lewis sits on a 5.34 ERA with a 1.52 WHIP and a 126/43 K/BB ratio. Lewis will make his final start at home on Thursday against the Athletics. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • House allows two runs in five innings vs MIN
    T.J. House scattered six hits and allowed two runs over five innings in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Twins.

    Advice: This was a much needed win for the Indians, as they desperately attempt to cling to life in the Wild Card race heading into the final week. They're currently 3.5 back of the final playoff slot. House wasn't spectacular, but he mostly held the Twins at bay during his time on the mound. Both of the runs on his line came off of RBI grounders and he was able to limit the damage to singular runs. In addition to the six hits allowed, House walked one and struck out five. In September, House has allowed just three runs in 19 innings. He holds a 3.43 ERA and 1.34 WHIP overall. By the time he takes the mound for his final start of the regular season against the Rays next weekend, House and the Indians should know whether they have any shot at the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • Petit allows 2 ER in 5 1/3 IP in loss to SD
    Yusmeiro Petit suffered his fifth loss of the season on Saturday, allowing three runs (two earned) in 5 1/3 innings as the Giants were defeated 3-2.

    Advice: For the first eight innings, it didn't look like there was any way the Giants would score against Andrew Cashner, so Petit was stuck between a rock and a hard place. He yielded four hits and three walks while striking out seven. Four of Petit's last five starts have been decent, and he now has a 3.63 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP and a 125/21 K/BB ratio. Petit gets the Padres again, this time at home, to wrap up his regular season on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:43 pm
  • Volquez magnificent in a no-decision vs. MIL
    Edinson Volquez was handed a no-decision Saturday despite tossing seven scoreless innings against the Brewers.

    Advice: Following Saturday's outing, Volquez has managed to lower his ERA by 76 points since the beginning of August. The right-hander yielded three hits and three walks while striking out six in the effort. He'll take a 3.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and a 130/70 K/BB ratio into his final start of the season on Thursday in Atlanta against the Braves. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:47 pm
  • Niese lasts into eighth in win over Braves
    John Niese allowed two runs in 8 1/3 innings in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Braves.

    Advice: Niese struck out five and walked one, scattering seven hits over his eight and a third innings. Freddie Freeman hit a two-run single in the eighth to put a dent in Niese's line, but otherwise he held the Braves down. This season, Niese has been serviceable in a slightly-above-average way for the Mets. His ERA sits at 3.50 and his WHIP at 1.29. Batters are hitting .271 against the lefty. He'll take those numbers into a showdown with the Astros next weekend in his final start of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:31 pm
  • Hale pitches three innings after Minor injury
    David Hale pitched three innings and allowed five hits and two runs in relief of Mike Minor on Saturday.

    Advice: Hale had to warm early on Saturday, as Mike Minor lasted just one inning against the Mets before exiting with an apparent left shoulder injury. Hale came on to start the second. He allowed a Dilson Herrera two-run home run with out in the inning, but settled in after that. The rest of his time on the mound was relatively uneventful. Over three innings, he gave up five hits, walked two and struck out one. Hale's made the occasional spot start for the Braves, while working mostly long relief out of the pen. He holds a 3.27 ERA and 1.44 WHIP this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:23 pm
     
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  • Young shelled in blowout loss to Astros
    Chris Young allowed seven runs on eight hits in just three innings in the Mariners' 10-1 loss to the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: The Astros were batting Young around from the start in this one. They put up four runs in the first frame thanks to two-run homers by Chris Carter and Alex Presley and an RBI single to Jose Altuve in the second. When Young gave up back-to-back solo home runs to Matt Dominguez and Carlos Corporan to start the fourth, he was promptly yanked. In the end, he managed to last just three innings, striking out three, walking one and surrendering eight hits. The loss comes at a bad time for the M's, who are in a tight race with Oakland and Kansas City for the final two wildcard spots. Young's been a rock in the Mariner rotation, but he has been slightly more hittable since the All Star Break (3.15 ERA/.208 BAA in first half, 3.73 ERA/.264 BAA in second half) and this outing won't help those numbers. He'll take a 3.65 ERA into his last start of the season against the Blue Jays. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:56 pm
  • Matt Garza gets ejected in fifth inning
    Matt Garza was ejected from Saturday's game in the fifth inning for hitting Andrew McCutchen with a pitch after warnings were issued.

    Advice: McCutchen was originally hit in the third, and Edinson Volquez appeared to retaliate when he took aim at Ryan Braun in the fourth, though he missed him. Warnings were issued then, and while Garza probably didn't want to hit McCutchen again in the fifth, umpire Marty Foster tossed him anyway. Garza had thrown 4 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out six at that point, though since he was already at 86 pitches, he probably wasn't going to last beyond the sixth tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:21 pm
  • Pomeranz hurls 5 shutout inn. in no-decision
    Drew Pomeranz blanked the Phillies over five innings but took a no-decision on Saturday as the Athletics suffered a loss.

    Advice: Pomeranz was making a spot start in place of Jason Hammel and the results were good: the lefty allowed just one hit while walking two and striking out six. Pomeranz has been solid when called upon by the A's, as he has a 2.35 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 64/26 K/BB ratio in 10 starts and 10 relief appearances this season. He isn't expected to start again before the regular season expires. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:19 pm
  • Hernandez gives up two runs in no-decision
    Roberto Hernandez allowed two runs over four-plus innings Saturday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Hernandez was pulled after allowing a double and a walk to begin the bottom of the fifth inning. His line could have been worse, but Paco Rodriguez managed to get out of the jam without a run scoring. He struck out four and walked two and now owns a 4.74 ERA and 27/14 K/BB ratio in 36 innings across eight starts with the Dodgers. He'll make his final start of the season next weekend against the Rockies at home, though fantasy owners can do better. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:59 pm
  • Bauer takes no-decision vs. Twins
    Trevor Bauer was handed a no-decision after giving up three runs in six-plus innings against the Twins on Friday.

    Advice: Bauer allowed four hits (including two home runs) while striking out six and walking none. He was in line for the victory before Cody Allen blew a save in the bottom of the ninth inning. Bauer has struggled with consistency this season, posting a 4.06 ERA and 141/57 K/BB ratio in 148 2/3 innings over 25 starts. He'll hope to finish the year strong next week against the Royals. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:41 pm
  • Verlander tops Royals to pick up 14th victory
    Justin Verlander earned his 14th victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Royals to just one run on seven hits over 7 1/3 innings.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander struck out four on the evening without issuing a free pass. In what has been a hugely disappointing season for Verlander, he'll carry a 4.68 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 153/65 K/BB ratio into his final regular season tuneup against the White Sox on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:39 pm
  • Jason Vargas destroyed in loss to Tigers
    Jason Vargas was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Tigers, allowing five runs on nine hits over just 3 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Vargas struck out one and didn't issue a walk in the abbreviated outing. The Tigers jumped on him early in this one, pushing three runs across in the first, one in the second and another in the fourth to eventually chase the veteran southpaw. He has been a valuable member of the Royals rotation, registering a 3.59 ERA and 1.26 WHIP over 183 innings. He'll do battle against the Indians in Cleveland in his final regular season start on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:28 pm
  • Holmberg gives up two runs in loss
    David Holmberg allowed two runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Holmberg was done in by back-to-back homers to Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday in the first inning. All told, he gave up five hits and three walks while striking out three. The 23-year-old southpaw has a 5.25 ERA and 16/15 K/BB ratio in 24 innings over four starts and two relief appearances this season. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:06 pm
  • Angels could use three-man rotation in ALDS
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia indicated Friday that the team could utilize a three-man rotation in the American League Division Series.

    Advice: Assuming Matt Shoemaker makes it back healthy, it would presumably be he, C.J. Wilson and Jered Weaver, with Weaver getting the call to work on short rest. Given the critical importance of those games and the uncertainty surrounding the rest of the rotation, it certainly seems like a viable strategy on the Halos end. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:27 pm
  • Jered Weaver to start on Saturday
    Jered Weaver will start on Saturday against the Rangers.

    Advice: The Angels pushed him back from Thursday so that they could set him up for the playoffs. After Saturday's start, Weaver will now get the ball next Friday and then in Game 1 of the ALDS. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:11 pm
  • Jered Weaver scratched from Thursday's start
    Jered Weaver has been scratched from Thursday's start against the Mariners.

    Advice: It's not injury-related, as the Angels wrapped up the division Wednesday night and will give him a day to rest after the celebration. It will also allow them to line him up as they want for the postseason. Wade LeBlanc will start instead Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:09 pm
  • Drew Pomeranz to make spot start Saturday
    Drew Pomeranz will make a spot start on Saturday versus the Phillies.

    Advice: He's filling in for Jason Hammel, who will be away to attend the birth of his child. Pomeranz has put up a 2.85 ERA in nine starts this season and isn't a bad streaming option this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:05 pm
  • Verlander (blister) says he'll be fine
    Justin Verlander (blister) threw a bullpen session Tuesday and said he'll be fine for his next start.

    Advice: The Tigers have delayed an announcement of their starters for the weekend series against the Royals while they waited to see how Verlander's blister was, but it sounds like he'll be fine. He'll likely start on either Friday or Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:07 pm
  • Roberto Hernandez pulled in fourth
    Roberto Hernandez surrendered two runs in 3 2/3 innings before being removed from Monday's start against the Rockies.

    Advice: The Dodgers decided to give Hernandez one more try as a starter, but he certainly didn't do much with it. Perhaps he'll trade spots with Kevin Correia now. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:37 pm
  • Verlander says blister 'flared up' on Sunday
    Justin Verlander acknowledged after his start Sunday that a blister "flared up" on his right hand.

    Advice: Verlander allowed three earned runs on six hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings, but the Tigers were able to pull out a 6-4 victory against the Indians. Verlander said he doesn't expect the blister to be a major issue going forward. He's 13-12 this season with a 4.81 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 190 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:54 am
  • Petit surrenders four runs in loss to Dodgers
    Yusmeiro Petit surrendered four runs -- three earned -- over seven innings in a loss to the Dodgers Sunday.

    Advice: Petit wasn't on his game, giving up eight hits including a Matt Kemp two-run homer. He did strike out eight in the loss. Petit has switched between starting and relieving this year, but it's still impressive that the loss was his first since May. Petit will try to get back in the right side of the decision Saturday at the Padres. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 6:24 pm
  • Young allows two runs over six, takes loss
    Chris Young allowed just two runs over six innings but took the loss against the Athletics Sunday.

    Advice: Young limited the A's to just four hits, with a pair of solo home runs serving as the two runs to cross the plate on Young's watch. He dropped to 12-8 with the loss, but Young has a 3.33 ERA on the year. He'll try to get back in the win column Friday at the Astros. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 5:15 pm
  • Lewis limits Braves to one run over seven
    Colby Lewis limited the Braves to one run over seven innings in a win Sunday.

    Advice: Lewis scattered five hits, with Ryan Doumit's solo homer counting as the only run against him. The start was the first time he's allowed fewer than three runs since a complete game shutout on August 5. The win moved him to 10-13, the first time he's reached double-digit wins since 2011 and just the fourth time he's done it in his career. Lewis will look for his 11th win Saturday at the Angels. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 4:34 pm
  • Vargas falters late in loss against Red Sox
    Jason Vargas allowed five runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Sunday.

    Advice: Two big swings, only one of which came while Vargas was still in the game, proved the difference. Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer off Vargas in the third inning, and after allowing two hits in the sixth Vargas exited ahead of a Daniel Nava grand slam. It was an unfortunate result on what was an otherwise good day for Vargas -- he struck out eight while giving up just four hits all day. Vargas will take on the Tigers on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 3:40 pm
  • Garza holds Reds to one run in win Sunday
    Matt Garza held the Reds to one run over six innings in a win Sunday.

    Advice: Garza allowed just four hits while walking three, with Todd Frazier's solo home run serving as the Reds' only run against him. He also struck out six over his six innings. Between injury and ineffectiveness, the win was Garza's first since July 24. The right-hander is 8-8 with a 3.74 ERA, and he'll square off with the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 3:02 pm
  • Edinson Volquez earns 12th win against Cubs
    Edinson Volquez gave up three runs -- one earned -- over seven innings in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Volquez fell in a hole early after an error led to two Cubs runs in the second inning. He gave up another in the third, but he settled down to keep them off the board after that. He walked five, an issue for Volquez his entire career, while striking out five as well. The win was his 12th of the year, his highest single-season total since 2008. Volquez will take on the Brewers on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 1:32 pm
  • Jon Niese suffers hard-luck loss
    Jon Niese was terrific Sunday but was saddled with a loss, going seven innings and allowing two runs against the Nationals.

    Advice: Niese cruised through six scoreless frames, but the Nats finally got to him in the seventh with an infield single and a Wilson Ramos home run. The left-hander struck out seven on the day while yielded six hits and no walks. Niese will take a 3.55 ERA into Atlanta next weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 1:09 pm
  • Indians to skip T.J. House's next turn
    The Indians will skip T.J. House's next turn in the rotation following last week's rainout.

    Advice: House holds a 0.86 ERA over his last three outings, but they can make this move in order to limit his innings a bit and also set him up to start against the Twins, who he has a 1.56 ERA in three starts against this season. "We wanted to stay right-handed against Houston," said manager Terry Francona. "Then when we get to Minnesota, we'll insert T.J. Rather than push guys back that don't need to be pushed back, we'll let him pitch against a team that maybe matches up better against him. It's all because of the double header." Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 7:29 am
  • Jered Weaver strikes out 12 in victory
    Jered Weaver won for the 17th time this season by limiting the Astros to one run in seven innings and striking out 12 on Saturday.

    Advice: Weaver fell three strikeouts short of his career high, but it's just the third time in his career that he's gotten to 12 and the first time since April 6, 2012 that he's even reached double figures. He's previous season high was nine against the White Sox in June. Weaver ended up throwing 101 pitches, 76 of them strikes. Even though his home run and walk rates are up this year, he's the AL leader in wins and he has a 3.50 ERA. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 13, 10:23 pm
  • Holmberg earns first MLB win, Reds top MIL
    David Holmberg tossed six innings of one-run ball in Saturday's 5-1 defeat of the Brewers.

    Advice: It was the first major league victory for Holmberg, who limited the Brewers to two hits and two walks while fanning four. The only run Milwaukee scored the whole night was on a solo homer from Aramis Ramirez in the bottom of the fourth. Holmberg should get another start next week, but the 23-year-old is a poor bet to replicate this type of success. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 13, 7:28 pm
  • T.J. House goes seven scoreless in win
    T.J. House allowed four hits over seven innings as the Indians beat the Twins 2-0 in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader.

    Advice: The Indians swept the doubleheader, outscoring the Twins 10-2 on the day. House has gone seven innings in three straight outings after never doing so in his first 13 starts of the year, and he's lowered his ERA from 4.18 to 3.42 during the span. Mixed leaguers might want to give him a try when he faces the Astros next week. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 11, 3:11 pm
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