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  • Workman falls to 1-10 with loss to Pirates
    Brandon Workman watched his record drop to 1-10 with a loss on Thursday after allowing three runs (two earned) in five innings against the Pirates.

    Advice: Workman allowed plenty of base runners, as the Pirates racked up seven hits and three walks in the right-hander's five innings. One of the hits was a solo home run by Starling Marte. Workman will bring a 5.17 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and a 70/36 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's home start against the Rays, in which he'll search for his second win of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:26 pm
  • Cole's 7 strong frames lead Pirates to a win
    Gerrit Cole picked up his 10th win of the season after limiting the Red Sox to two runs in seven innings on Thursday.

    Advice: Cole's effort helped the Pirates maintain their foothold on the second Wild Card slot and keep them within arm's reach of first place in the NL Central, polishing off a sweep of the lowly Red Sox. The right-hander scattered six hits with no walks and seven strikeouts. Now with a 3.85 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 118/38 K/BB ratio, Cole will look to keep it going on Tuesday in Atlanta against the Braves. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:22 pm
     
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Bos
  • Gonzalez's strong effort results in his 9th W
    Gio Gonzalez pitched well on Thursday, holding the Marlins to two runs over seven innings as the Nationals went on to win 6-2.

    Advice: Gonzalez was initially slated for Wednesday's start, but he was given an extra day of rest as the team had clinched the division on Tuesday. It seemed to benefit the lefty, as he yielded six hits with no walks and five strikeouts. Gonzalez rolls into a home start against the Mets on Wednesday with a 9-10 record, a 3.74 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a 150/54 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:19 pm
  • Hand struggles, suffers eighth loss vs. Nats
    Brad Hand suffered his eighth loss of the season after allowing six runs (five earned) over five innings on Thursday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Hand was around the zone a lot, throwing 55 of 76 pitches for strikes, but the Nationals were able to take advantage of it. The lefty allowed eight hits, struck out four, and didn't issue a walk. Hand will take a 4.59 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 65/36 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start at home against the Phillies. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:16 pm
     
    L, 6-2 vs ^ Was
  • Sonny Gray takes loss to Rangers
    Sonny Gray surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in five innings to take a loss to the Rangers on Thursday.

    Advice: Gray gave up five singles in the first, four of them coming consecutively with two outs in the frame. Those and a passed ball accounted for the first four runs. The fifth run scored in the fifth, courtesy of a walk, a single and a fielder's choice. Gray certainly could have had a better day with some luck, though with the way the A's were playing, it probably would have been a loss just the same. Gray is 0-2 in his last five starts and 1-6 in his last 10. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:19 pm
     
    L, 7-2 vs ^ Tex
  • Jason Hammel strikes out four in relief
    Jason Hammel pitched three scoreless innings, striking out four, to finish off Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: The A's had already announced that Hammel won't start Saturday to attend the birth of his child. At least he got a little work in before he left. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:17 pm
  • Daniel Hudson shut down for season
    The Diamondbacks have decided to shut Daniel Hudson down for the season.

    Advice: Hudson isn't injured, but rather the club just doesn't want to push him after he made the long trek back from a second Tommy John surgery. The righty allowed four runs over 2 2/3 relief innings across three appearances. Hudson will compete for a rotation spot in spring training. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:00 pm
  • Fernandez (elbow) to have checkup Thursday
    Jose Fernandez (elbow) will have a checkup Thursday.

    Advice: If all goes well, he should begin a throwing program on October 1. Fernandez underwent Tommy John surgery in mid-May and will likely miss most of the first half next season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:18 pm
     
    Disabled List
    L, 6-2 vs Was
  • Taijuan Walker to start Friday versus Astros
    Taijuan Walker will start for the Mariners on Friday night against the Astros.

    Advice: He'll be filling in for Roenis Elias, who is likely done for the season with elbow troubles. Walker owns a 2.96 ERA and 21/15 K/BB ratio in 24 1/3 innings (three starts and three relief appearances) this season for the Mariners and makes for an intriguing fantasy streamer against the punchless 'Stros. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:09 am
  • Holland continues to excel since DL return
    Derek Holland had another quality start in Wednesday's no-decision against the A's, surrendering just one run on four hits over 6 1/3 innings.

    Advice: He struck out five and walked three. Holland has been sensational since returning from knee surgery. He has a 0.99 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 22/3 K/BB ratio across 27 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep the momentum going on Monday versus Houston. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Samardzija works 8 shutout innings in ND
    Jeff Samardzija shut out the Rangers for eight innings on Wednesday, striking out 10, but he was left with a no-decision when the bullpen imploded in a 6-1 loss.

    Advice: A crushing loss for the A's, who gave up six runs in the top of the ninth inning against a 58-92 team. The heartbreaker allowed the Angels to clinch the AL West for the first time since 2009. As for Samardzija, he must feel like he's pitching for the Cubs again. He's hurled 15 shutout innings over his past two starts and emerged with a pair of no-decisions. Overall, he's 6-12 with a 2.98 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • Hamels dominates Padres, allows 1 ER in 7 IP
    Cole Hamels painted seven innings of one-run ball as the Phillies sunk the Padres 5-2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hamels struck out nine, walked one and scattered seven hits. Only Cameron Maybin's RBI single in the fourth, which gave San Diego a 1-0 lead, did any damage. Fortunately for Hamels, his teammates had his back and scored four runs in the top half of the next frame. Hamels, who improved to 9-7 with a 2.47 ERA, will be in Miami next time around. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Stults doesn't reach the 5th inning in defeat
    Eric Stults allowed four runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: This outing was the norm earlier in the season, but odds are that it will annoy some fantasy owners perusing box scores online on Thursday morning. Consider: On July 27, the left-hander sat at 3-13 with a 5.22 ERA. Not even Rotoworld could have predicted what happened next: Stults went 4-3 with a 2.81 ERA in his next eight starts entering play today. If you decided to play with fire in the fantasy playoffs, you just got burned. The 34-year-old hosts the Rockies in a decent matchup on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Wilson gives up 1 hit over 7 shutout frames
    C.J. Wilson fired seven shutout innings and yielded only one hit in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Mariners.

    Advice: The Angels magic number to win the AL West has dropped to 1. Wilson whiffed seven and walked three in this gem, the lefty's third straight victory, a trick he pulled off for the first time this season. You shouldn't take that to mean he'd pitched particularly well prior to tonight, however, as Wilson allowed six runs (five earned) over 11 1/3 frames in the first two wins but received 23 runs of support. He didn't need much help tonight. Now 13-9 with a 4.42 ERA, Wilson has a pivotal matchup against the A's on deck. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Paxton strikes out 8 over 6+ frames in loss
    James Paxton worked 6 2/3 innings and allowed three runs in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Paxton matched Angels starter C.J. Wilson frame by scoreless frame until the seventh, when everything unraveled, though it looked worse on the box score than it was in reality. The left-hander induced a pop out in foul territory from Albert Pujols and then yielded a pair of singles. A throwing error allowed a run in and left a runner on second, so Paxton intentionally walked Erick Aybar. He got Chris Iannetta looking, but then Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon inserted Danny Farquhar. The reliever promptly gave up a homer. Paxton might forgive McClendon for not allowing him to clean his own mess, as the skipper has had kind words to say about Paxton recently, including calling him "the glue to this rotation." Paxton (6-3, 2.03 ERA) pitches north of the border in Toronto on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Gio Gonzalez scratched from Wednesday's start
    Gio Gonzalez has been scratched from Wednesday's start against the Braves.

    Advice: The Nationals clinched the National League East Tuesday, so they'll give the ball to Blake Treinen Wednesday and give Gonzalez some extra rest. The Nats will also undoubtedly have many backups in the lineup, which is good news for Braves starter Alex Wood. Gonzalez will now presumably get the ball on Thursday in Miami instead. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:53 am
  • Hammel to miss next start for child's birth
    Jason Hammel will miss his scheduled start on Saturday in order to attend the birth of his child.

    Advice: Drew Pomeranz will fill in against the Phillies. Hammel will rejoin the rotation next week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:04 pm
  • Sonny Gray goes eight strong
    Sonny Gray pitched eight innings of two-run ball Saturday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Gray held serve with Hernandez, even outlasting King Felix by an inning. It wasn't enough to get him a decision, but it helped the A's get a much-needed win in the 10th. Gray remains just 1-5 in his last nine starts, which is partly due to a decline in performance but also because the A's just aren't scoring runs. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:58 pm
     
    L, 7-2 vs ^ Tex
  • C.J. Wilson strikes out six in win
    C.J. Wilson surrendered three runs -- two earned -- in five innings Friday in a victory over the Astros.

    Advice: Wilson walked three, but two of those were intentional free passes to Chris Carter. He struck out six. Wilson really hasn't turned in a dominant effort in months, but with the way the Angels offense is clicking, he hasn't needed to. He's currently 12-9 despite a 4.61 ERA. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:26 pm
  • James Paxton beats A's for sixth win
    James Paxton yielded two runs -- one earned -- in six innings Friday in a win over the A's.

    Advice: Paxton struck out eight in improving to 6-2 on the year. He walked three, but that wasn't much of an issue against a punchless A's lineup. Oakland ended up with six hits on the night, none of which went for extra bases. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:17 pm
  • Jason Hammel gives up three runs in loss
    Jason Hammel dropped to 2-6 for the A's after allowing three runs in five innings Friday against the Mariners.

    Advice: There's no real hope of the A's offense bailing out the starter when he gives up three runs these days. Hammel struck out six and walked just one, but two of the four hits he allowed were homers, dooming him to a loss. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:14 pm
  • Derek Holland shines again in no-decision
    Derek Holland was tremendous in Friday's no-decision against the Braves, surrendering just one run on eight hits over seven innings.

    Advice: Holland struck out six on the evening without issuing a free pass. He has been outstanding since returning from the disabled list, compiling a 0.86 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 17/0 K/BB ratio in 21 innings. He'll look to keep it rolling when he takes on the Athletics in Oakland on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:06 pm
  • Cole allows three runs in win over Cubs
    Gerrit Cole improved to 9-5 on the year after allowing three runs over six innings Friday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Cole allowed five hits (including a pair of solo homers) and one walk while striking out six. He also hit a batter. The young right-hander has now won consecutive starts for the first time since early June. He'll try to make it three in a row when he faces the Red Sox at home next week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:05 pm
     
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Bos
  • Cole Hamels strikes out six in no-decision
    Cole Hamels racked up six strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday.

    Advice: Hamels surrendered just one run on nine hits and a walk in his seven frames. As anticipated, the veteran southpaw has bounced back in a huge way after a disappointing 2013 campaign, and now sports a 2.51 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 178/56 K/BB ratio over 182 2/3 innings. He'll again look to earn his ninth victory when he takes on the Padres in San Diego on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:38 pm
  • Gonzalez takes loss against Mets
    Gio Gonzalez fell to 8-10 after giving four runs (three earned) over 6 2/3 innings Friday against the Mets.

    Advice: It was his first loss since August 10. Gonzalez allowed six hits and one walk, with the big blow coming on Travis d'Arnaud doubled which plated three runs (one of them on an error). The southpaw fanned seven and walked one in the loss and now has a 3.79 ERA and 145/54 K/BB ratio in 144 2/3 innings over 25 starts. He'll try to get back in the win column next week with a road start against the Braves. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:32 pm
  • Jeff Samardzija goes seven scoreless
    Jeff Samardzija blanked the White Sox for seven innings on Wednesday, only to come away with a no-decision.

    Advice: Samardzija must feel like he's still pitching for the Cubs. He left with a 1-0 lead tonight, only to see that thrown away in a very sloppy eighth inning. Samardzija has a 3.41 ERA and a strong 0.97 WHIP for the A's, but all it's gotten him is a 4-5 record. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:46 pm
  • Workman allows six runs in loss to Orioles
    Brandon Workman allowed six runs -- five earned -- over three innings Wednesday in a loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: Workman made it through the first two frames unscathed, but the O's poured on six runs in the top of the third to take a commanding lead in the matinee. Workman is now 1-9 on the year with a 5.27 ERA. He will take on the Pirates at PNC Park next time out. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:02 pm
  • Sonny Gray allows four hits over seven frames
    Sonny Gray allowed three runs -- two earned -- and four hits over seven innings Monday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Though the trainer came out to look at Gray late in the outing, the right-hander was allowed to continue and didn't seem to be laboring at all. Gray ended up leaving with a one-run lead, but that was blown in the ninth. He's won just one of his eight stats since the trade deadline, but that's hardly all his fault. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:01 pm
     
    L, 7-2 vs ^ Tex
  • Hammel fans seven over 6 2/3 vs. Astros
    Jason Hammel struck out seven while allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Astros on Sunday.

    Advice: Hammel held the Astros scoreless until the seventh, when they plated both their runs against the right-hander. He gave up five hits and a walk on the day. It was another good start for Hammel after a rough beginning with the A's. He's now got a 4.70 ERA in the American League, and he'll look to improve on those numbers Friday at the Mariners. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 5:45 am
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