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  • Chris Tillman unlikely to need a rehab start
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Saturday that Chris Tillman (shoulder) is unlikely to require a minor league rehab start before rejoining the club's rotation.

    Advice: Tillman was placed on the disabled list earlier in the week due to shoulder inflammation, but he's hoping to return as soon as he's eligible. The O's ace has won 15 games this season while compiling a 3.76 ERA and 126/58 K/BB ratio across 153 innings this season. Ubaldo Jimenez is holding down his spot in the rotation in the meantime. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:50 am
    15-Day DL
    10:05 am @NYY
     
  • Orioles option Mike Wright back to Triple-A
    Orioles optioned RHP Mike Wright to Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: He'll spend a couple of days down on the farm before returning once rosters expand for September. The 26-year-old right-hander owns a disappointing 5.89 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 50/26 K/BB ratio over 73 1/3 innings with the O's this year. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:32 am
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  • Joe Ross (shoulder) begins rehab on Sunday
    Joe Ross (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday.

    Advice: He's likely to need at least a couple of starts, but could be ready to rejoin the Nationals rotation in early September. Prior to landing on the shelf, Ross posted a 3.49 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 79/26 K/BB ratio over 95 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:16 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 vs Col
     
  • Yankees flop Sabathia and Pineda in rotation
    The Yankees announced Saturday that C.C. Sabathia and Michael Pineda will flop places in the starting rotation, with Sabathia working on Sunday against the Orioles.

    Advice: That means that Pineda will pitch on Monday against the Royals in Kansas City and is now lined up for two starts next week. Given Pineda's propensity to give up the long ball, pitching him on the road instead of Yankee Stadium certainly makes sense. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:14 am
  • Mike Montgomery strikes out five Dodgers
    Mike Montgomery gave up three runs in five innings Friday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Montgomery kept the Cubs in the game despite allowing six hits, walking four and hitting a batter. It's unclear whether he'll get another start next week. We'd rather see Montgomery in the bullpen than in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:06 pm
  • Bud Norris solid versus Cubs
    Bud Norris yielded two runs in five innings Friday against the Cubs.

    Advice: It was a decent bounce-back outing for Norris, who struggled last week in his first start off the DL and then pitched in relief Monday. He might be a swingman throughout September, depending on how the Dodgers' injured starters fare. If he pitches on four days' rest next time out, he'll be facing the Rockies at Coors, which is a matchup fantasy leaguers should want no part of. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:04 pm
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  • Braden Shipley effective versus Reds
    Braden Shipley pitched seven innings of one-run ball Friday against the Reds.

    Advice: Shipley had the nice night despite walking four and striking out just one. He's made seven big-league starts now. In the four good ones, he's allowed a total of three runs. In the other three, he's given up 20 runs in 15 2/3 innings. He's still too risky to be considered in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Brandon Finnegan fans 12 Diamondbacks
    Brandon Finnegan struck out 12 while allowing two runs in six innings Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: This makes five quality starts in six outings for Finnegan, who, despite his recent success, entered the night as the NL leader in homers and walks allowed. He's making it tough on the Reds as they try to decide how to handle him in September. On the one hand, he's doing his best work of the season. On the other, he's thrown 40 more innings than he did last year. It's probably in his best interests to curtail his workload some. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Jeff Samardzija goes seven scoreless for win
    Jeff Samardzija scattered seven hits over seven innings in the Giants' 7-0 win over the Braves on Friday.

    Advice: Samardzija struck out six and walked three in improving to 11-9 on the season. If he keeps it up, he'll finish with a winning record for the first time in his ifve years as a starter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Colome gives up back-to-back HRs vs. Astros
    Alex Colome gave up back-to-back homers to blow a save and take the loss Friday against the Astros.

    Advice: It was a night to forget for Colome. The Rays pulled ahead in the top of the ninth inning when Mikie Mahtook slugged a solo homer off Ken Giles, but Colome failed to retire a batter in the bottom of the frame. He gave up a leadoff homer to Carlos Correa to tie things up before Evan Gattis followed that up with a long walk-off homer. This was just Colome’s second blown save in 30 chances this season. He hadn’t allowed a run since July 23, so his job is secure. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Fiers allows three runs in no-decision
    Mike Fiers allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday.

    Advice: The first two runs scored on wild pitches. The Astros had the lead when he was pulled in the seventh inning, but Michael Feliz immediately gave up a game-tying RBI double to Corey Dickerson. Fiers walked one and struck out five in the no-decision. He’ll bring a 4.40 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into a start against the Athletics next week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Smyly goes six innings in no-decision
    Drew Smyly yielded three runs (two earned) over six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Astros.

    Advice: Smyly gave up a two-spot in the first inning before Jake Marisnick took him deep in the second inning. He fanned eight and walked a pair in the no-decision and has now gone at least six innings in seven consecutive starts. The southpaw has posted a disappointing 4.80 ERA this season, but he has been pretty solid during the second half. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Mets will skip Jacob deGrom's next start
    Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed Friday that the club will skip Jacob deGrom's scheduled start on Monday.

    Advice: The right-hander has been knocked around in each of his last two starts and the Mets believe they have found a mechanical flaw that can be blamed for his struggles. They'll give him a nice extended rest while attempting to fix the issue before he rejoins the rotation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Phelps struggles Friday against Padres
    David Phelps was chased after giving up four runs (three earned) in 3 2/3 innings Friday against the Padres.

    Advice: After turning in four straight promising starts since his return to the rotation, Phelps delivered a dud on Friday. He actually held the Padres hitless (with two walks) over the first three innings before things fell apart for him in a 24-pitch fourth inning. It was a disappointing performance for the 29-year-old considering the promising matchup, but he has the Mets and Phillies coming up next. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Cosart goes five innings in no-decision
    Jarred Cosart allowed two runs (one earned) in five innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday.

    Advice: Facing his former team, Cosart gave up five hits and walked a pair while striking out three. He left the game in position for the victory, but the bullpen coughed up the lead in the eighth and the Marlins went on to win the game in the ninth. Cosart has allowed one earned run or fewer in three straight starts, but he’s still in search for his first win this season. Maybe next time. He lines up for a start against the Dodgers next week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Leake scratched from start due to shingles
    Mike Leake was scratched from his scheduled start against the Athletics on Saturday due to shingles.

    Advice: It's unclear at the moment how much time the right-hander may miss. Rookie right-hander Alex Reyes will start in his place on Saturday and would likely occupy his rotation spot for as long as Leake is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:15 pm vs Oak
     
  • Alex Reyes to start for Cardinals on Saturday
    Alex Reyes will make his first major league start on Saturday in place of Mike Leake, who is dealing with shingles.

    Advice: The 21-year-old right-hander has been impressive in his time out of the Cardinals bullpen, posting a 13/4 K/BB ratio over 9 1/3 scoreless innings. He's worthy of a look in all formats for as long as he's in the rotation. He'll get the Athletics at home Saturday in a relatively juicy matchup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
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  • Ross Detwiler gives up three runs in loss
    Ross Detwiler gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Since going eight scoreless against the Orioles on Aug. 10, Detwiler has given up 14 earned runs over 14 innings. The A's don't have anyone else they want to go to, so he'll remain in the rotation for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:38 pm
  • Martin Perez knocked around in loss to Tribe
    Martin Perez was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Indians, surrendering six runs on 10 hits over his 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Perez struck out two and didn't walk a batter in the ballgame. The Indians scratched out a few early runs against him, then scratched out three more in the sixth to put the game away. The left-hander has really struggled this season, compiling a 4.45 ERA and 1.42 WHIP across 163 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back on track on Wednesday against the Mariners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:25 pm
  • Kennedy gives up two runs in victory
    Ian Kennedy yielded two runs in 5 1/3 innings in Friday's 6-3 win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: While it wasn't quite as good on paper as his previous five starts, Kennedy still managed to limit the damage against the powerful Boston lineup. He gave up nine hits in all while walking a pair and striking out eight. With three straight wins under his belt, he's now 9-9 on the year to go along with a 3.57 ERA. He'll try to keep the streak going next week against the Yankees at home. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:50 pm
  • Gallardo rocked in loss to Yankees
    Yovani Gallardo lasted just 1 1/3 innings and was rocked for eight runs (seven earned) in a loss to the Yankees on Friday.

    Advice: It was the shortest start of his major league career. Gallardo surrendered a two-run homer to Mark Teixeira in the first inning before six straight hitters reached base against him in the second inning. All of them eventually came around to score, the final one after Gallardo was pulled from the game. The veteran right-hander saw his ERA jump to 5.69 with the shellacking. It goes without saying that he’s not a fantasy option at this point, but we’ll say it anyway. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:19 pm
  • Hector Santiago (thumb) to start on Monday
    Hector Santiago (thumb) will start on Monday against the Indians.

    Advice: He had been slated to take the ball Wednesday, but the Twins' rotation shakeup has altered things. Santiago missed his last outing with a bruised left thumb and holds a 10.89 ERA in his four starts since joining Minnesota. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:26 pm
    Day-to-Day
    10:07 am @Tor
     
  • Mets likely to skip Jacob deGrom's next start
    Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that there's a good chance the club will skip Jacob deGrom's next start.

    Advice: Collins had previous mentioned the possibility of deGrom's next outing being pushed back, but it appears he'll get even more rest. The righty has been lit up for 13 runs over his last two starts, so a little break would probably do him some good. Sean Gilmartin, Gabriel Ynoa, Logan Verrett, Rafael Montero and Seth Lugo on short rest are possibilities to start in deGrom's spot on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:16 pm
  • Brandon Morrow goes on paternity leave
    Padres placed RHP Brandon Morrow on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Morrow and his wife are expecting their first child. He's being replaced on the roster by Buddy Baumann. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:20 am
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  • Ross' (shoulder) first rehab start goes badly
    Tyson Ross (shoulder, ankle) gave up four runs while lasting just two-thirds of an inning in his first rehab start with High-A Lake Elsinore on Thursday.

    Advice: Ross was supposed to throw 45 pitches in his first start since April, but he was pulled after throwing 28 in a rough first inning. "Pitching is not like riding a bicycle," Ross said. "You either execute or you don’t. It’s black or white. It’s binary code. I had a lot of non-executed pitches today." Ross is expected to make one more rehab start before rejoining the Padres' rotation. He'll be limited to 3-5 innings initially with the Pads as he eases back into things, but the goal is to get him feeling confident in his health heading into the offseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:56 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Moore loses no-hitter with two outs in ninth
    Matt Moore came within one out of a no-hitter in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Moore struck out seven and walked three on the evening. Manager Bruce Bochy was noticeably agitated in the dugout as the 27-year-old southpaw's pitch count began to balloon in a 24-pitch eighth inning. Moore had thrown 120 total pitches by the end of that frame, but despite the high count, Bochy decided to trot him out for the ninth. He retired Kike Hernandez on a sinking liner to start the frame -- Denard Span made a spectacular sliding catch on that one -- then induced a ground out from Howie Kendrick. Corey Seager would break up the near no-no via a flare single to right with two outs in the frame. Ouch. He finished the game having thrown 133 pitches (88 strikes). Since coming over to the Giants at the trade deadline, Moore has pitched to a 3.41 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 29/20 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings (five starts). He will look to build off of Thursday's stellar outing in a home start against the Diamondbacks next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:31 pm
  • Tillman expected to throw on flat ground Tuesday
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) is expected to throw on flat ground on Tuesday.

    Advice: Shoulder inflammation sent Tillman to the disabled list earlier this week but he's hoping to return after the minimum 15 days. The right-hander has easily been Baltimore's best starting pitcher this year with 15 wins and a respectable 3.76 ERA over 26 outings. Ubaldo Jimenez has absorbed Tillman's spot in the starting rotation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:58 pm
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    10:05 am @NYY
     
  • Joe Ross close to beginning rehab assignment
    Joe Ross (shoulder) threw another bullpen session on Thursday.

    Advice: Manager Dusty Baker said he isn't far off from a rehab assignment. Ross has yet to pitch in the second half while recovering from shoulder inflammation. It sounds like he could be back in the Nats' rotation early next month. Washington's pitching is going to be an embarrassment of riches when Ross and Stephen Strasburg (elbow) both get healthy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:30 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 vs Col
     
  • Collins thinks deGrom looks 'run down'
    The Mets are considering pushing back Jacob deGrom's next start.

    Advice: Manager Terry Collins said the right-hander looks "run down." DeGrom seems to have hit a wall over his last two starts, going 0-2 during that stretch with a miserable 12.10 ERA. If Steven Matz (shoulder) returns from the disabled list on Tuesday as expected, the Mets can probably push deGrom back a day. Including the playoffs, deGrom has logged 359 innings since the start of 2015. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:40 pm
  • Hector Santiago (thumb) expected back Wed.
    Hector Santiago (thumb) is expected to return to the Twins' rotation next Wednesday in Cleveland.

    Advice: Santiago had to be scratched from his scheduled start this Friday night against the Blue Jays because of a bruised left thumb. He has an awful 10.89 ERA in 19 innings (four starts) for the Twins since being acquired from the Angels at the August 1 trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:58 am
    Day-to-Day
    10:07 am @Tor
     
  • Jacob deGrom gives up five runs in loss
    Jacob deGrom surrendered five runs and 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: DeGrom has followed up a couple of awesome months with a pair of ugly starts the last six days. He gave up three homers tonight after allowing a total of 12 in 22 starts coming in. It doesn't seem like his stuff has fallen off suddenly, so let's assume he'll bounce back next time out when he faces the Marlins. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:29 pm
  • Twins to skip Santiago (thumb) on Friday
    Hector Santiago (thumb) has been scratched from his scheduled Friday start against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Santiago is dealing with a bruised left thumb. He was shelled by the Royals in his last start, but there has been no word that the thumb injury was the cause for the eight runs he surrendered over 4 2/3 frames. Pat Dean will start in his place on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:52 pm
    Day-to-Day
    10:07 am @Tor
     
  • Orioles recall Mike Wright from Norfolk
    Orioles recalled RHP Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Wright has registered a 5.97 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 48/26 K/BB ratio in 69 1/3 innings (12 starts, two relief appearances) this season for Baltimore. He is not fantasy relevant, no matter what role he fills. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:28 pm
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  • O's place Chris Tillman (shoulder) on the DL
    Orioles placed RHP Chris Tillman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 21, with right shoulder inflammation.

    Advice: He is eligible to return from the disabled list September 5 and the O's are hoping he will be ready on that date. Tillman missed a start one week ago after complaining of shoulder discomfort and then got lit up for six earned runs over just two innings Saturday versus the Astros. That blunder aside, he has been the Orioles' most reliable pitcher in 2016 by far. Ubaldo Jimenez and his 6.94 ERA will start in Tillman's place Thursday versus the Nationals. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:33 am
    15-Day DL
    10:05 am @NYY
     
  • Sabathia limits M's to three hits over 7 IP
    CC Sabathia was fantastic in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Mariners, firing seven innings of three-hit, one-run ball.

    Advice: Sabathia struck out seven and walked just one in what was one of his stronger starts of the season. The only run to score on his watch came in the third inning, when Ketel Marte picked up an RBI single off the veteran southpaw. The shiny outing must have felt all the sweeter for what came before, as Sabathia was shelled for seven runs by the Blue Jays last time out. He will try to replicate Tuesday's results when he brings his 4.33 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 117/52 K/BB ratio (137 1/3 innings) into a road date with the Royals next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:58 pm
  • Tillman (shoulder) likely headed to 15-day DL
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that Chris Tillman (shoulder) is likely headed to the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Tillman has been bothered by shoulder discomfort for over a week and had a bad day of side work on Tuesday. He definitely won't be making his next scheduled start Thursday against the Nationals. Look for something more official out of Baltimore on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:42 pm
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    10:05 am @NYY
     
  • Tyson Ross (shoulder) ready for rehab outing
    Tyson Ross (shoulder, ankle) is set to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with High-A Lake Elsinore.

    Advice: Ross won't be allowed to go beyond 45 pitches in that outing. He landed on the disabled list the second week of April with a shoulder injury and then sprained his ankle while exercising in his hotel room on July 6. If everything goes smoothly from here, the right-hander could rejoin the Padres' rotation around mid-September. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:05 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Tillman (shoulder) questionable for Thursday
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) is now questionable for his Thursday start against the Nationals.

    Advice: Tillman has been bothered by shoulder discomfort for the last few weeks and apparently had a bad between-starts workout on Tuesday afternoon. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he'll make a decision about the scheduled Thursday start on Wednesday. There probably won't be an update before then. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:32 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:05 am @NYY
     
  • Ross (shoulder) throws bullpen session Tues.
    Joe Ross (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's the first bullpen session Ross has thrown since being pulled off his rehab assignment earlier this month. Ross got off to a hot start this year but has yet to pitch in the second half because of a nagging shoulder injury. The Nats need as many reinforcements as they can get with Stephen Strasburg sidelined by elbow soreness, but Ross isn't particularly close to returning. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:51 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 vs Col
     
  • Ross (shoulder) could return as reliever
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Monday that he has spoken to Joe Ross (shoulder) about returning as a reliever.

    Advice: The minor league season is winding down, so Ross is simply running out of time to make it back as a starter this season. The 23-year-old has been out since the start of July with a shoulder injury. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:08 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 vs Col
     
  • Jeff Samardzija flirts with no-hitter in loss
    Jeff Samardzija carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning on Sunday night, but wound up losing to the Mets, surrendering two runs on three hits in seven frames.

    Advice: Samardzija racked up seven strikeouts on the night while walking one. He had allowed just one walk heading into the seventh inning, where Curtis Granderson broke up the no-hitter with a leadoff double. Yoenis Cespedes followed with a two-run homer, which proved to be the only offense in the ballgame. Now 10-9 on the season, Samardzija will carry a 4.17 ERA and 1.20 WHIP into Friday's start against the Braves. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:37 pm
  • Yovani Gallardo logs quality start in loss
    Yovani Gallardo logged a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Astros, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits over his seven innings of work.

    Advice: Gallardo walked three and struck out three on the night. It was actually one of the stronger starts that the veteran right-hander has had this year. He'll look to further improve upon his 5.08 ERA and 1.59 WHIP when he does battle against the Yankees in New York on Friday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:45 pm
  • Braden Shipley crushed in loss to Padres
    Braden Shipley was crushed in Sunday's loss to the Padres, surrendering seven runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

    Advice: The rookie right-hander punched out five on the afternoon while walking only one. The Padres victimized him with a pair of long balls in the contest, Travis Jankowski belting a two-run shot in the third inning and Alex Dickerson adding a solo shot in the sixth. It's the second straight brutal outing for Shipley who now owns a troublesome 5.45 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season. He'll take on the Reds his next time out at home on Friday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:25 pm
  • Smyly picks up win despite allowing four runs
    Drew Smyly improved to 6-11 in Sunday's win over the Rangers, surrendering four runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Smyly was victimized by a pair of home runs in this one, with Delino DeShields notching a two-run shot in the first inning and Drew Stubbs smacking a solo shot in the fifth. The 27-year-old southpaw finished the afternoon with seven strikeouts against one walk. Sunday's outing wasn't a disaster by any means and Smyly has pitched well of late, entering his showdown with the Rangers holding a 2.25 WHIP and 0.94 WHIP over his last five starts. A road date with the Astros shows next on his schedule. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:39 pm
  • Martin Perez rocked for six runs by Rays
    Martin Perez struggled in Sunday's loss to the Rays, surrendering six runs on five hits over six innings.

    Advice: Perez struck out five and walked three on the afternoon. Evan Longoria burned him for an RBI double in the third inning to open the scoring. Five more runs would come home in the next frame, highlighted by a three-run home run off the bat of Logan Forsythe. Perez will try for better results when he brings his 4.27 ERA and 1.41 WHIP into a home start against the Indians next time out. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:30 pm
  • Leake dominates with seven scoreless vs. PHI
    Mike Leake fired seven scoreless innings Sunday in the Cardinals' rout of the Phillies.

    Advice: Leake gave up seven hits but they were all singles. He struck out eight and walked just one. This has been a very up and down first season with St. Louis for Leake, who will carry a 4.56 ERA and 1.27 WHIP into his next start at home against the Athletics. He's been good in stretches. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:00 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:15 pm vs Oak
     
  • Montgomery allows one run over 4 1/3 innings
    Mike Montgomery held the Rockies to one run over 4 1/3 innings Saturday.

    Advice: Montgomery, joining the rotation with John Lackey on the shelf, struck out five and allowed just one hit, a solo homer in the fifth inning. He threw 60 pitches and was given the hook for pitch count reasons, certainly not because he was ineffective. With Lackey still sidelined, Montgomery will likely get at least one more turn in the rotation, which is slated to come Friday against the Dodgers. He's not a great streaming option, given the pitch-count limitations and opponent, but desperate owners may take a flyer. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:37 pm
  • Finnegan carries no-no into seventh, Reds win
    Brandon Finnegan took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and settled for throwing seven shutout innings of work in an 11-1 beatdown of the Dodgers on Saturday.

    Advice: Finnegan walked two and struck out eight, with Adrian Gonzalez' leadoff single in the seventh inning scuttling any chances of seeing history. Still, it was a dominant performance from a pitcher who has shown at points that he can be dominant as a major league starter. The win improved Finnegan to 8-9 with a 4.32 ERA and 1.37 WHIP through 25 starts. The southpaw will look for an encore performance Friday against the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:23 pm
  • Santiago battered again, this time by Royals
    Hector Santiago got knocked around again Saturday, giving up 11 hits and eight runs over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Santiago's issue on Saturday -- well, one of his issues -- was homers, as he served up three to Royals hitters. He's now given up seven home runs in four starts since joining the Twins, all losses. His struggles are in stark contrast to the run he was on before the trade, as Santiago had rattled off six straight wins prior to being dealt from the Angels. There's just not much nice to say about Santiago these days. The southpaw will carry a 10-8 record, 5.16 ERA and 1.40 WHIP into Friday's start against the Blue Jays. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:03 pm
    Day-to-Day
    10:07 am @Tor
     
  • Fiers yields one run in seven frames in win
    Mike Fiers held the Orioles to one run in seven innings while striking out seven as the Astros won 12-2 on Saturday.

    Advice: The only run Fiers surrendered came on a Chris Davis solo blast in the fourth inning. He yielded just five hits and issued one free pass in the ballgame. He needed a good outing like this one after getting knocked around in his last two starts. Fiers' record improves to 9-6 with a 4.48 ERA. He has 103 strikeouts and 31 walks in 132 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:02 pm
  • Tillman coughs up six runs in two innings
    Chris Tillman walked five batters on the way to giving up six earned runs in just two innings in a loss to the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: He couldn't find the plate and failed to strike anyone out. He gave up a two-run homer to the second batter of the game. He pitched into the third inning but was pulled after hitting the first batter and walking the next three to bring in a run without a bat ever hitting the ball. Tillman was pitching on nine days rest after being pushed back due to a tender shoulder. He has been very effective this year after a down season last year. Tillman now has a 15-5 record and 3.76 ERA. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:59 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:05 am @NYY
     
  • Kennedy shuts out Twins over eight innings
    Ian Kennedy allowed four hits, all singles, while striking out six over eight shutout innings Saturday against the Twins.

    Advice: Kennedy kept the Twins off balance all game in turning in his longest start of the year to date. It was the latest in a string of impressive turns for the 31-year-old, who has allowed one run or fewer in each of his last five starts. With Saturday's win, Kennedy improved to 8-9 with a 3.58 ERA and 1.15 WHIP through 25 starts. He'll try to keep the mojo working Friday against the Red Sox. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:59 pm
  • Detwiler rocked for 10 hits, six runs by Sox
    Ross Detwiler was knocked around again Saturday, allowing 10 hits and six runs over four innings in a loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: After an unexpectedly impressive A's debut on August 10, he's been hit hard in his two subsequent starts. That's more in line with what was expected of the 30-year-old journeyman, who spent most of the first part of the season in the Indians' minor leagues. Detwiler now owns a 5.91 ERA over 10 appearances, including three starts, this season. An interleague date with the Cardinals is on tap for Friday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:19 pm
  • Phelps fans nine Bucs over six scoreless
    David Phelps struck out nine over six scoreless innings in a 3-1 Marlins victory over the Pirates on Saturday.

    Advice: Phelps yielded just two hits while walking two in the contest, leaving the Pirates offense without an answer for most of the evening. The right-hander has now allowed just three runs in four starts since moving to the rotation in the beginning of August, lowering his season ERA to 2.28. Phelps has always been a slightly intriguing pitcher for his strikeout ability, and he can't be overlooked in deeper mixed leagues given recent results. Phelps will next take on the Padres on Friday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 pm
  • Tyson Ross (shoulder) looks 'ready'
    Tyson Ross (shoulder, ankle) threw a live batting practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Teammate Adam Rosales said Ross "looked ready" and called him "the toughest pitcher [he's] faced all year." Ross used his full repertoire during the 40-pitch session. His fastball topped out at 94 mph. It's unclear if Ross will throw another live session or advance immediately to a rehab assignment. Regardless, it looks like he'll be back in the Padres' rotation at some point next month. Shoulder inflammation and a sprained ankle have sidelined Ross since April. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:03 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Matt Moore drops to 0-3 with Giants
    Matt Moore fell flat in Saturday's loss to the Mets, allowing three runs on five hits over five innings of work.

    Advice: He registered three strikeouts and also issued three walks. Yoenis Cespedes feasted off Moore with an RBI double in the first inning and a solo blast in the third. Moore is now winless with a 4.70 ERA in four starts for the Giants. He'll aim for his first W Thursday against the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:31 pm
  • Norris struggles in return from DL
    Bud Norris was far from sharp in his return from the disabled list on Friday against the Reds, giving up six runs in 3 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Norris has been out all month with a mid-back strain. The veteran right-hander gave up seven hits (including a three-run homer to Joey Votto) and walked four. He was at 94 pitches before being pulled in the fourth inning. Norris has generally been up and down since being acquired from the Braves at the end of June. He’ll try to bounce back next week in an important matchup against the Giants. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:56 pm
    1:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Bud Norris activated for Friday start
    Dodgers activated RHP Bud Norris from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Norris will rejoin the rotation on Friday against the Reds. He missed a couple weeks of action with a back injury but threw 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball during a rehab start to gain clearance to return to the majors. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:25 pm
    1:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Giants rock deGrom for eight runs in 5 IP
    Jacob deGrom was shelled in Thursday's 10-7 loss to the Giants, surrendering eight runs on 13 hits over five innings.

    Advice: After tossing three scoreless frames, deGrom ran into trouble and then some. He coughed up five runs in the fourth inning and another three in the fifth before his evening was mercifully ended. The start bumped his ERA from 2.30 to a still-respectable 2.73 mark. DeGrom also holds a 1.11 WHIP and 134/30 K/BB ratio across 22 starts. Thursday's result wasn't particularly appealing, but sometimes you just don't have it. He will try to rebound in a road date with the Cardinals next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:51 pm
  • Tillman (shoulder) to start Saturday vs. HOU
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) has been confirmed as the starter for Saturday's game against the Astros.

    Advice: Tillman had his start pushed back a few days because of shoulder discomfort but he threw off flat ground on Thursday and appears to be a go for Saturday. The 28-year-old has easily been the Orioles' best starter this year, going 15-4 with a 3.46 ERA in 25 outings. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:42 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:05 am @NYY
     
  • Chris Tillman (shoulder) ready for Sat. start
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) said that he expects to start against the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: Tillman tossed seven innings of two-run ball against the A's in his last start, but felt discomfort in his shoulder after the outing. He had been scheduled to start versus the Red Sox on Wednesday. Saturday against the Astros is the new plan and barring an unexpected setback, the 28-year-old right-hander sounds as though he will be able to make that one. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:10 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:05 am @NYY
     
  • Sabathia strikes out 12 but yields seven ER
    CC Sabathia gave up seven earned runs in six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Sabathia struck out 12 and issued only one walk, but the Jays pounded him for nine hits, including a Melvin Upton three-run homer in the top of the fifth inning. Sabathia is the first American League pitcher to allow seven-plus earned runs and whiff a dozen batters since Randy Johnson in 1998. The big left-hander will carry a 7-10 record and 4.49 ERA into his next start on the road against the Mariners. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:04 pm
  • Samardzija keeps Pirates in check over 6 IP
    Jeff Samardzija proved serviceable in Tuesday's no-decision against the Pirates, surrendering three runs on six hits over six innings.

    Advice: In a stirring moment of synchronicity, Samardzija and opposing starter Jameson Taillon finished with identical pitching lines. Both gentlemen surrendered three runs on five hits over six innings while striking out five and walking one. The damage on Samardzija's line came in the form of solitary runs allowed in the first, second and sixth innings. The veteran right-hander will carry a 4.24 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into a home start against the Mets next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:54 pm
  • Shipley roughed up for seven runs in five IP
    Braden Shipley struggled in Tuesday's loss to the Mets, surrendering seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits over five-plus innings.

    Advice: Shipley blanked the Mets over seven frames last time out, but the story was a far different one on Tuesday. He failed to strike out a batter on the evening, with the Metropolitans striking for four runs in the fifth inning and three runs in the sixth. Through five starts, the 24-year-old right-hander holds a 4.30 ERA and 1.47 WHIP. The overall numbers might not look great, but 13 of the 15 runs he has allowed have scored in just two starts. He has pitched well outside of those outings. He will try to rebound from Tuesday's mess in a scheduled road date with the Padres this weekend. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:09 pm
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