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  • Brandon McCarthy gives up six runs in relief
    Brandon McCarthy was charged with six runs without retiring a batter in relief Friday against the Giants.

    Advice: Ouch. McCarthy did pretty well in a no-decision as a starter Sunday (two runs in 5 1/3 innings), but he gave up five hits and a walk while throwing just 27 pitches tonight. The poor outing would certainly seem to take him out of contention for a spot in the NLDS roster, though he was already a long shot anyway. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Anderson finishes double shy of cycle vs. MIN
    Tim Anderson went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Friday’s win over the Twins.

    Advice: Anderson finished a double shy of the cycle. He had a chance to get there in the bottom of the eighth inning, but he grounded out. The rookie shortstop has showed an alarming lack of plate discipline with a 113/12 K/BB ratio, but he has helped in fantasy leagues anyway by batting .284 with 36 extra-base hits (including nine homers), 30 RBI, 10 stolen bases, and 57 runs scored over 97 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Duffey knocked around for five runs in loss
    Tyler Duffey was knocked around for five runs in two-plus innings Friday in a loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Duffey allowed two runs in the first inning and was chased after giving up a two-run homer and an RBI double in the third. The 25-year-old surprised with a 3.10 ERA in 10 starts last season, but he’ll finish this year with a brutal 6.18 ERA across 25 starts. That’s easily the highest ERA of any MLB pitcher with at least 130 innings pitched. In fact, nobody else is above 6.00. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Polanco has RBI single in loss
    Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a loss to the White Sox on Friday.

    Advice: Polanco has received an opportunity to serve as the starting shortstop down the stretch and has posted a solid .283/.336/.418 batting line for the year. The big question is whether he has shown enough defensively to stick there. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Raul Alcantara gives up four homers
    Raul Alcantara was lit up for four homers and five runs in two-plus innings by the Mariners on Friday.

    Advice: At least in a starting role, Alcantara's stuff isn't good enough to retire major league hitters consistently. Maybe if his fastball picks up in relief, he'll prove moderately useful. He finished his September rotation audition 1-3 with a 7.24 ERA and nine homers allowed in 22 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Daniel Wright earns first victory
    Daniel Wright finally notched a win in his last try by holding the Astros to one run in six innings Friday.

    Advice: Wright, who had been 0-5, struck out five and walked none in this one. He ended up with a 5.61 ERA in his five starts for the Angels after posting a 7.62 ERA in two starts and two relief appearances for the Reds. It's quite possible he'll be bumped from the 40-man roster this winter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Brad Peacock loses to Angels
    Brad Peacock surrendered seven runs -- five earned -- in 4 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Peacock had a nice outing against the Angels five days ago, but the rematch turned ugly, erasing a lot of the good he did in his first four starts after joining the Astros rotation this month (2.25 ERA in 20 IP). He'll make next to nothing next year, so the Astros will probably keep him around as an option for the fifth spot in their rotation. Still, they do have greater talents to pick from. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Jake Marisnick goes 0-for-3 in loss
    Jake Marisnick went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Friday in the loss to the Angels.

    Advice: The Astros were hoping Marisnick would step it up when they let Carlos Gomez go, but he's been miserable offensively while continuing to play very good defense in center field. Not only is he batting just .204, but he has a hideous 81/16 K/BB ratio in 280 at-bats. The Astros won't be penciling him in as a 2017 regular. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Braden Shipley allows three runs in finale
    Braden Shipley yielded three runs in five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Padres.

    Advice: Shipley's stuff simply isn't what it was a couple of years ago, and he largely failed to impress in his first major league audition this year, going 4-5 with a 5.27 ERA and a 43/28 K/BB ratio over 70 innings. He should be viewed strictly as a fallback for Arizona's 2017 rotation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Edwin Jackson gives up five runs in loss
    Edwin Jackson was tagged for five runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Jackson turned in some nice outings for the Padres, but the end result was still a 5.89 ERA in 13 starts. He'll have to settle for a minor league contract as a free agent this winter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Ryan Schimpf hits 20th homer
    Ryan Schimpf hit homer No. 20 in a losing cause Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Schimpf had been stuck on 19 homers for 16 days, far and away his longest drought since he went his first 18 days in the majors without one. He's hitting just .221 in his 87 games, but he's slugging a very robust .540. It should ensure that he enters next year with a starting job, probably at second base. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Glasnow goes five innings in loss to Cards
    Tyler Glasnow fired five innings of one-run ball in a loss to the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: Glasgow only gave up one hit, but it was a big one, as Jedd Gyorko slugged a solo homer in the third inning. It was enough to put him in line for the loss. Glasgow walked four batters and threw 42 out of 79 pitches for strikes, but he also struck out four batters and showed improved velocity. The 23-year-old posted a 4.24 ERA and 24/13 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings in his first taste of the majors this season. He’s an intriguing talent for the long-term, but the control remains a concern. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Gyorko socks his 29th homer Friday
    Jedd Gyorko socked a solo homer and drew a walk in Friday’s win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Gyorko was acquired from the Padres over the winter to serve in a utility infielder role this season, but he leads the Cardinals with 29 homers. 22 of them have come in the second half. Only Brian Dozier has hit more homers in that time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    10:05 am vs Pit
     
  • Ventura allows four runs in loss
    Yordano Ventura fell to 11-12 after allowing four runs over six innings Friday versus the Indians.

    Advice: Things fell apart for Ventura in the third inning, as he gave up four runs on four hits and a walk. He allowed six hits in all on the day while walking three and striking out eight. He also hit Francisco Lindor, apparently in retaliation for him celebrating after hitting a double in his previous at-bat. Ventura remains a frustrating talent in many ways. He took a step back this year, posting a 4.45 ERA over 32 starts while seeing an increase in his walk percentage and a decrease in his strikeout percentage. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Merritt notches first major league victory
    Ryan Merritt notched his first major league win on Friday after tossing five innings of one-run ball against the Royals.

    Advice: Expectations were low for the assignment, as Merritt was simply filling in with Corey Kluber sidelined, but he was brilliant in his first major league start. The former 16th round pick held the Royals to just three hits while walking none and striking out four. He kept them off the board after an RBI single from Eric Hosmer in the first inning and retired the final 13 batters he faced. The Indians couldn’t have asked for much better. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Gyorko belts 28th home run in win over Reds
    Jedd Gyorko hit his 28th homer of the season in Thursday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Gyorko connected with a Dan Straily pitch in the second inning for the solo dong, his only hit in four at-bats. The hit was just his second in his last 20 at-bats, as the 28-year-old has fallen into a bit of a slump as the season draws to a close. Even so, it will go down as a career year for Gyorko, who is hitting .238/.300/.482 with those 28 homers, 56 RBI and 54 runs scored in 125 games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:03 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    10:05 am vs Pit
     
  • Anderson has homer, three RBI in Sox' rout
    Tim Anderson went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and two runs scored in the White Sox' 13-6 beatdown of the Rays on Tuesday.

    Advice: Anderson did damage with each of his three hits, collecting an RBI single in the first inning before swatting a run-scoring double in the second. He then capped it off with a solo shot, his eighth of the season, in the eighth inning. It's been a successful rookie campaign for the 23-year-old, who is hitting .278/.300/.411 with those eight homers, 28 RBI, 54 runs scored and 10 steals in 94 games overall. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:42 pm
  • Brandon McCarthy pitches well in no-decision
    Brandon McCarthy pitched well in a no-decision against the Rockies on Sunday, allowing two runs on four hits over his 5 1/3 innings.

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

    Advice: It was the third major league start for Glasnow, who had been operating out of the Bucs' bullpen since his early-September return from a shoulder injury. He gave up seven hits and walked one. It's not clear if there is another start in store for the youngster. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:49 pm
  • Peacock yields one run in five innings Sat.
    Brad Peacock held the Angels to one run in five innings, allowing only one hit and two walks while striking out seven batters on Saturday but had to settle for a no-decision.

    Advice: His bullpen got hammered to blow the game in the late innings. The only hit he allowed was an RBI double to Albert Pujols with Mike Trout aboard. He pitched very well but was removed after only 69 pitches. This was just his fifth start and the Astros didn't want to push him too hard. He owns a great 2.67 ERA after 27 innings. He has yet to earn a win or a loss this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:17 pm
  • Duffey yields two run in seven frames in win
    Tyler Duffey turned in a rare good start, holding the Mariners to two runs in seven innings during the Twins' 3-2 victory on Saturday.

    Advice: The only mistake he made came on a Nelson Cruz two-run blast in the fourth inning. Duffey gave up just four hits and no walks while fanning four in the game. He has pitched poorly all year long but maybe this effort will generate some positive vibes in the offseason. He improves to 9-11 with a 6.18 ERA in 131 innings. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:08 pm
  • Alcantara can't solve Andrus in Saturday's loss
    Raul Alcantara scattered seven hits and four runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: He finished with six strikeouts and one walk. Elvis Andrus was his Kryptonite, taking him deep twice with two-run shots in the second and sixth innings. Alcantara was extremely efficient, throwing 58 of his 79 pitches for strikes. The right-hander now holds a 5.75 ERA in four starts since his call-up three weeks ago. He'll make his last start of the year Friday against Seattle. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:22 pm
  • Ventura leaves start with back tightness
    Yordano Ventura was removed from Saturday's start against the Tigers due to tightness in his lower back.

    Advice: Prior to his departure, Ventura allowed three runs on 10 hits in his four-plus innings of work. It's unclear how much time the right-hander may miss, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the Royals shut him down for the remainder of the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:19 pm
  • Dodgers activate Brandon McCarthy from DL
    Dodgers activated RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: McCarthy made it through a five-inning simulated game on Tuesday without any issues. It's unclear if he'll work out of the bullpen upon his return or if he'll have a shot to return to the starting rotation. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:14 am
  • Tyler Glasnow to start for Pirates on Sunday
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced Friday that Tyler Glasnow will start for the Pirates on Sunday against the Nationals.

    Advice: It will be the third start of the right-hander's young career. The 23-year-old hurler owns a 4.11 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 15/8 K/BB ratio across 15 1/3 innings with the big league club this season. He's worth a look as a streaming option. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:35 am
  • Edwin Jackson earns win over Giants
    Edwin Jackson beat the Giants on Friday after allowing two runs in six innings.

    Advice: The Giants struggled to get to Jackson even though he walked five batters. It was a carbon copy of Jackson's first start for the Padres on July 17, when he allowed two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings in defeating the Giants. He walked five in that one, too. Jackson is 5-5 with a 5.75 ERA in 12 starts for the Padres. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:03 am
  • Gyorko lifts off for 27th homer of the season
    Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in a win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gyorko assaulted a Jorge De La Rosa 3-0 offering in the fourth inning, hitting it out to straight-away center. The homer was Gyorko's 27th of the year, continuing to up his single-season record, and he's got 54 RBI and 53 runs scored to go with a .246/.309/.495 line. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:44 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    10:05 am vs Pit
     
  • Wright struggles again in loss to Rangers
    Daniel Wright had a hard time again Tuesday, allowing nine hits and five runs over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: The 25-year-old wasn't very good as a member of the Reds, so it's unclear why the Angels saw him on waivers and said, "Yeah, sign us up." Wright now has a 7.48 ERA and 1.81 WHIP in 27 2/3 innings, including five starts. Wright draws the Astros next. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:11 pm
  • McCarthy (hip) throws simulated game
    Brandon McCarthy (hip) threw a five-inning simulated game on Tuesday afternoon.

    Advice: It lasted about 75 pitches. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he'll wait until Wednesday to see how McCarthy feels before revealing the next course of action for the rehabbing right-hander. McCarthy struggled badly with his control in August before landing back on the disabled list with a hip injury. He's been limited to eight MLB starts in 2016, largely due to his recovery from Tommy John elbow surgery. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:46 pm
  • Braden Shipley loses to Padres
    Making his return to the rotation, Braden Shipley allowed three runs -- two earned -- over four innings Monday against the Padres.

    Advice: Shipley made his previous two appearances in long relief after Rubby De La Rosa's brief starts. He's been thoroughly unimpressive of late, giving up 14 earned runs and 28 hits in 17 1/3 innings this month. His stuff just isn't what it was a couple of years ago, and his upside seems fairly limited at this point. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:24 pm
  • Brad Peacock solid versus A's
    Brad Peacock allowed two runs and three hits over 5 1/3 innings Monday against the A's.

    Advice: Unfortunately, two of the three hits were homers. Still, it was a decent outing against an offense that has been scorching recently. Peacock will get the Angels at home next, making him a decent streaming option. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:15 pm
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