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  • Straily chased out early by 6 Angels' runs
    Dan Straily was blasted for six runs on seven hits and a walk over 3 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: He whiffed three and coughed up a two-run fourth inning homer to Kole Calhoun. Straily (1-2, 5.40 ERA) was coming off back-to-back quality outings to begin the campaign, so one off night can be forgiven. Something to keep an eye on, however: Despite pitching in three pitcher's parks (and against a manageable slate in the Mariners, Twins and Angels), he's given up at least one homer in each start and four total. That better change quickly with the Rangers coming to town on Monday. Rotoworld.com
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    7:05 pm @   LAA
  • Richards coughs up five runs in no-decision
    Garrett Richards allowed five runs on eight hits over seven innings against the A's in a no-decision Tuesday.

    Advice: Richards ran into trouble during a three-run third in which he may have been lucky to escape without further damage, and then sailed until he gave up a couple cheapies in his last frame of work on a walk, two singles and a wild pitch. Richards, now 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA and 1.16 WHIP, will get to wield a bat in his next appearance as the Angels square off in Washington against the Nationals on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    54 minutes ago
     
    7:05 pm vs   Oak
  • Nicasio allows two runs to beat the Padres
    Juan Nicasio surrendered two runs on six hits over six innings in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Padres.

    Advice: Nicasio struck out six in each of his first two outings and fell off to three tonight, but everything else was encouraging. He issued only one free pass. The right-hander has sandwiched two quality starts around last week's rough outing against the White Sox. Add it all up and he's 2-0 with a 3.50 ERA and 1.22 WHIP through three outings. He'll face off against the Phillies at home on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Erlin takes loss despite whiffing 7 Rockies
    Robbie Erlin fanned seven but lasted only 4 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 3-2 loss against the Rockies.

    Advice: He coughed up three runs on six hits and a walk. During Erlin's last frame, home plate umpire Jeff Nelson's strike zone drew the ire of San Diego hitting coach Phil Plantier, who was promptly kicked out of the game. Erlin, 1-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 0.97 WHIP, has an impressive 14/1 K/BB rate over his first 11 1/3 innings. The 23-year-old southpaw faces Tim Lincecum and the Giants in San Diego on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Jenrry Mejia has 'one hell of a blister'
    Mets manager Terry Collins said after Tuesday's game that Jenrry Mejia has "one hell of a blister."

    Advice: Collins added that Mejia "tore it up completely" during Tuesday's start and that there is "concern" about the righty. That said, he also didn't rule out Mejia making his next start. The Mets are off Thursday, so the club could give Mejia an extra day of rest. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Arroyo (9.95 ERA) flogged for 9 runs by Mets
    Bronson Arroyo was lit up by the Mets for nine runs on 10 hits over 3 1/3 innings of a 9-0 loss on Tuesday.

    Advice: He threw 64 batting practice pitches, basically. It's bad enough that GM Kevin Towers is already feeling buyer's remorse three starts into Arroyo's Arizona career without considering that the rest of the rotation has done their best pitching machine impersonations thus far as well. Arroyo now owns a 9.95 ERA, while the Snakes staff as a whole has posted a 7.71 ERA. This is why Arizona is 4-13 overall, and 1-10 at the launching pad known as Chase Field. This Diamondbacks squad is taking on water, and it'll be interesting to see how Towers decides to go about draining the hull. Either way, even against the Cubs, you want nothing to do with Arroyo even in an All-Bronson league next time out. Make him prove it first. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Lucas Harrell designated for assignment
    Astros designated RHP Lucas Harrell for assignment.

    Advice: Harrell surprisingly cracked the Opening Day rotation, but he floundered with a 9.49 ERA over his first three starts. The Astros could move Jerome Williams in from the bullpen to take Harrell's rotation spot. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:32 pm
     
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    5:10 pm vs   KC
  • Johnson solid, but takes home a no-decision
    Erik Johnson allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings during Tuesday's start against the Red Sox, but was handed a no-decision.

    Advice: Johnson's only mistake came on a fourth-inning solo homer to Daniel Nava. Overall, Johnson allowed three hits, walked two, and struck out nine. He had shaky results in his first two starts of the season, so it was a welcome sight to see him dominate the Red Sox. Johnson will face the Rangers next. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:58 pm
     
    5:10 pm vs   Bos
  • Hughes gives up eight hits, four runs in loss
    Phil Hughes allowed four runs on eight hits over five-plus innings against the Blue Jays and was saddled with his first loss in a Twins uniform Tuesday.

    Advice: Hughes was rolling right along until the sixth inning, when he allowed the first four batters to reach base. All four came around to score -- two after Hughes had exited the game -- marring what had been an otherwise positive performance for the right-hander. The fact that it was Hughes' first loss as a member of the Twins speaks less to his prior effectiveness as it does to his run support in those outings, though, as it was his third straight start allowing four runs. On a brighter note, he did strike out seven batters over his five innings, giving him a 17/5 K/BB ratio over 15 innings thus far. Hughes will continue looking for his first win of the season in Sunday's tilt at the Royals. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:52 pm
     
    5:10 pm vs   Tor
  • Jenrry Mejia exits start due to blister
    Jenrry Mejia left Tuesday's start against the Diamondbacks after five scoreless innings due to a torn blister on his right middle finger.

    Advice: Mejia was cruising along, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out three. He had thrown just 77 pitches, so he surely had at least another couple innings in him before the blister issue cropped up. Mejia seems likely to be OK for his next outing since the blister has already popped, but we'll have to see what the Mets say after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:47 pm
  • Morrow lasts 3 2/3 innings in ND versus Twins
    Brandon Morrow needed 98 pitches to get through 3 2/3 innings Tuesday, taking a no-decision in the Blue Jays' win over the Twins.

    Advice: It was a frustrating outing for Morrow after he flashed some serious promise his last time out against the Astros. On Tuesday, he walked four batters and allowed four hits but gave up just two runs, a problem of efficiency more than anything else. It's a shame, too, as Aaron Loup, the pitcher who replaced Morrow, earned the win instead. Morrow will try to last longer Sunday when the Jays travel to take on the Indians. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:47 pm
  • Ventura earns first major league win vs. HOU
    Yordano Ventura allowed two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings of work Tuesday, striking out seven in the Royals' 4-2 win over the Astros.

    Advice: Ventura limited the Astros to just four hits while walking three over his seven frames. He wasn't quite as dominant as he was in a no-decision against Tampa his first time out, but the hard-throwing right-hander was effective enough to pick up his first major league victory. He's got a great shot at win No. 2 on Sunday when the Twins come to visit. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:37 pm
  • Report: Josh Johnson could need TJ surgery
    Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that the Padres are worried that Josh Johnson might need Tommy John surgery.

    Advice: Johnson's elbow hasn't been getting any better and will be sent to the infamous Dr. James Andrews next week for a second opinion. It would be Johnson's second Tommy John surgery and the second operation on his elbow in the last six months, as he had bone spurs removed over the offseason. The Padres have a $4 million option on Johnson for 2015 if he starts fewer than seven games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:32 pm
     
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs   Col
  • Harrell struggles again in loss to Royals
    Lucas Harrell struggled again on Tuesday, allowing four runs in five innings in a loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Harrell allowed five hits, including an Omar Infante home run, and walked three in the contest. He also struck out four. The subpar outing moved him to 0-3 with a 9.49 ERA and 2.27 WHIP, and it gets increasingly harder to see how Astros manager Bo Porter will continue running him out there every fifth day for much longer. For now, he'll next take the hill Sunday at the Athletics. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:18 pm
     
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    5:10 pm vs   KC
  • Estrada earns quality start in loss to Cards
    Marco Estrada earned a quality start in a losing effort Tuesday, allowing three runs on five hits over six innings against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Estrada was outdueled by Cardinals starter Shelby Miller, but the right-hander was decent for a third consecutive start to begin the year. Estrada walked only one while striking out three in the loss, and he's got a 3.06 ERA and 1.13 WHIP through three starts. Estrada will look to continue his string of strong outings Sunday when the Brewers visit the Pirates. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:59 pm
  • Cole takes the loss with shaky outing vs Reds
    Gerrit Cole was hammered for five runs over six innings and took the loss in Tuesday's start against the Reds.

    Advice: Cole pitched reasonably well through five innings, but allowed two home runs in the sixth inning to fork over the lead. Overall, he allowed nine hits and walked three while striking out three. His results have been all over the place to start the season, but he'll try to right the ship on Sunday against the Brewers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:44 pm
     
    9:35 am @   Cin
  • Koehler dominates as Marlins blow out Nats
    Tom Koehler was effective in Tuesday's start against the Nationals, earning the win with seven shutout innings in the Marlins' 11-2 victory.

    Advice: Koehler walked five, but allowed only one hit and struck out three. Not exactly the most impressive one-hitter, but the Marlins will take it. Koehler has now notched three consecutive quality starts to start the season. He'll look to keep it going on Monday in Atlanta against the Braves. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:20 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs   Was
  • Strasburg hit around by the Marlins
    Stephen Strasburg struggled and took the loss in Tuesday's start against the Marlins, allowing six runs over four innings.

    Advice: It was an off-night for the talented right-hander. The big blow came on Giancarlo Stanton's 457-foot three-run home run in the first inning, but the Marlins were relentless all night. Overall, Strasburg allowed eight hits, walked three, and struck out five. Strasburg has been a touch inconsistent with his control, as he is now up to nine walks in 21 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:17 pm
  • Dr. Andrews to examine Josh Johnson's arm
    Josh Johnson will have his right forearm examined by Dr. James Andrews next week.

    Advice: Well, that's never a good sign. Johnson began the season on the DL with a strained flexor muscle, and he's yet to show any notable improvement. Padres general manager Josh Byrnes admitted Tuesday that he's "not sure" whether the right-hander will pitch this season. More will obviously be known after his exam next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:04 pm
     
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs   Col
  • Walker (shoulder) scratched from rehab start
    Taijuan Walker was scratched from Tuesday's rehab start with Triple-A Tacoma due to stiffness in his throwing shoulder.

    Advice: Uh oh. Walker had trouble loosening up in the bullpen prior to the game, which in and of itself doesn't sound too bad, but it is when you consider he's already had numerous starts and stops during his recovery. Tuesday's outing was supposed to be Walker's final rehab start before rejoining the rotation, but obviously that's not going to happen now. He'll be re-evaluated Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:56 pm
     
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @   Tex
  • Kershaw makes progress in bullpen session
    Clayton Kershaw (back) showed his best velocity since getting injured during a bullpen session Tuesday.

    Advice: Kershaw threw 26 pitches, with Dodgers manager Don Mattingly standing in as an imaginary batter at one point. The left-hander said after the session that he was getting close, though he offered no potential timetable. More will be known about his potential return date once he's facing hitters. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:30 pm
     
    Disabled List
    7:15 pm @   SF
  • Billingsley to get MRI after another setback
    Chad Billingsley has been sent for a dye-MRI on his right elbow after a bullpen session Tuesday was cut short due to renewed discomfort.

    Advice: It's the second setback he's had recently, as Billingsley felt something in his elbow just over a week ago during his first rehab start. He was cleared of any structural damage the first time around, but the Dodgers are injecting dye into his elbow this time to get a better look. Obviously the odds of him returning as hoped in early May are totally up in the air. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:13 pm
     
    Disabled List
    7:15 pm @   SF
  • David Hale to be skipped in Braves' rotation
    David Hale will be skipped in the Braves' rotation.

    Advice: Hale was scheduled to pitch against the Phillies on Tuesday, but the game was postponed due to rain. Julio Teheran will stay on his normal schedule and pitch Wednesday, and Alex Wood will start Thursday's series finale. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:53 pm
     
    4:05 pm @   Phi
  • Rays vs. Orioles postponed Tuesday by rain
    Tuesday night's game between the Rays and Orioles has been postponed due to rain in Baltimore.

    Advice: Miguel Gonzalez was scheduled to pitch for the host Orioles and Brandon Gomes was supposed to fill in for Jake Odorizzi on the Rays' side of things because Odorizzi is sick. No makeup date has been announced. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:26 pm
  • SP Stults struggles against Rockies in ND
    Eric Stults coughed up four runs -- three earned -- on nine hits over five innings in a 5-4 no-decision win against the Rockies on Monday.

    Advice: It was another blah outing for the southpaw, who is now 0-2 with a 5.52 ERA and 1.77 WHIP through three starts. There's nothing fluky going on here, as evidenced by his 7/5 K/BB rate and three homers allowed over 14 2/3 innings (Wilin Rosario got him tonight). Nobody should want any part of Stults when he toes the rubber in San Diego against the Giants this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:48 pm
     
    7:10 pm vs   Col
  • Chavez hurls third consecutive quality start
    Jesse Chavez continued his eye-opening start to the 2014 season, striking out nine and allowing only one earned run (two total) on four hits in a tough-luck no-decision against the Angels on Monday.

    Advice: The right-hander walked zero over seven innings for the second consecutive outing. There's no other way to put it: Chavez's luck this season has been rotten. He's allowed only one earned run apiece in all three starts, totaling 20 innings, and has precisely zero wins to show for it despite Oakland's three victories. He owns a spectacular 1.35 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 22/2 K/BB rate thus far. Chavez's slate hasn't been overly difficult -- Mariners, Twins and Angels -- but these results demand mixed league attention. Not for nothing, Chavez has a spectacular matchup this weekend against the Astros. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:08 pm
     
    7:05 pm @   LAA
  • Lance Lynn fans 11 in win over Brewers
    Lance Lynn fanned 11 over seven innings and combined with Carlos Martinez on a shutout of the Brewers on Monday.

    Advice: Lynn pretty much dominated a team that had won nine straight games, striking out at least 10 for the seventh time in his young career. Three of those 10-strikeout games have come against the Brewers. Lynn is now 11-0 with a 2.68 ERA in 12 career starts in April. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:27 pm
     
    10:10 am @   Mil
  • Colby Lewis loses to Mariners
    Colby Lewis lost in his return to the majors after allowing four runs -- three earned -- in 5 1/3 innings Monday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Lewis doesn't have his old stuff back yet after shoulder surgery, so left-handers figure to give him fits. That's a problem against the Mariners lineup. Lewis will get a couple of more starts to prove himself before the Rangers figure out how to fit Matt Harrison into their rotation, with the White Sox next on the docket. He's not an option in AL-only leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:02 pm
     
    5:05 pm vs   Sea
  • Rangers call up Lewis to start Monday vs. M's
    Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Colby Lewis from Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Lewis allowed four runs -- two earned -- over four innings last Sunday in his lone start in Triple-A. The 34-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since surgery in June of 2012 to repair a torn flexor tendon in his elbow. He's worth a look in AL-only leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:28 pm
     
    5:05 pm vs   Sea
  • Josh Johnson to be re-evaluated this week
    Josh Johnson (forearm) will be re-evaluated this week.

    Advice: The Padres are growing concerned that the oft-injured hurler isn't improving quickly enough. He was given an initial timeframe of five weeks, but it's beginning to look like it could extend beyond that mark. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:44 pm
     
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs   Col
  • Billingsley cleared to throw bullpen Tuesday
    Chad Billingsley (elbow) has been cleared to throw his first bullpen session on Tuesday.

    Advice: He has been throwing on flat ground throughout the weekend without any difficulty. He's still striving to return in the early part of May, and as long as he avoids any setbacks, that timetable could be realistic. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:34 pm
     
    Disabled List
    7:15 pm @   SF
  • Colby Lewis to start on Monday for Rangers
    Colby Lewis will start on Monday against the Mariners.

    Advice: That's assuming Sunday's game against the Astros isn't rained out, which is a possibility. Adrian Beltre (quad) is likely headed to the DL, which would create roster space for Lewis. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:51 am
     
    5:05 pm vs   Sea
  • Walker (shoulder) to make another rehab start
    Taijuan Walker (shoulder) will make another rehab start next week at Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Walker struck out 10 batters over five scoreless innings at Double-A Jackson on Wednesday and the thought was that it was going to be his final rehab start. But the Mariners don't want to rush their top pitching prospect. "He needs to continue to get stronger," manager Lloyd McClendon said Saturday. "He needs to continue to command all of his pitches. He's progressing well. We're very pleased with where he is at this point." Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:53 pm
     
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @   Tex
  • Clayton Kershaw (back) throws off a mound
    Clayton Kershaw (back) threw off a mound Saturday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

    Advice: MLB.com's Ken Gurnick says Kershaw "wasn't lobbing" the ball, so it would appear that the left-handed ace has been taken off his submaximal throwing program. There is no timetable yet for Kershaw's return to the Dodgers' starting rotation, but throwing off a mound is obviously a significant step in the right direction. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:28 pm
     
    Disabled List
    7:15 pm @   SF
  • Clayton Kershaw was activated from the DL on Sunday March 30. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:34 pm
     
    Disabled List
    7:15 pm @   SF
  • Clayton Kershaw was activated from the DL on Sunday March 30. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:15 pm
     
    Disabled List
    7:15 pm @   SF