Player Notes

  • Jalen Beeks gets win in relief vs. Nationals
    Jalen Beeks fired 1 1/3 scoreless innings on Saturday to record a win in relief against the Nationals.

    Advice: Beeks came on to record the final out of the eighth inning with the Rockies trailing by two runs at the time before coming out to spin a flawless ninth inning as well. Colorado’s lineup responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame to give the veteran southpaw his fourth victory of the season. The 30-year-old lefty has excelled this year in his Rockies debut with six saves to accompany a serviceable 3.38 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 29/16 K/BB ratio across 37 1/3 innings (33 appearances). Rotoworld Today, 3:16 am
  • Kyle Finnegan melts down in blown save vs. Rockies
    Kyle Finnegan was charged with two runs and failed to record an out on Saturday in an ugly blown save against the Rockies.

    Advice: Finnegan was saddled with a loss in the ninth inning after failing to hold a one-run lead at Coors Field. It was his first blown save since May 18. He gave up four consecutive hits to open the frame, including a game-tying single to Brenton Doyle, before handing out a bases-loaded free pass to Ryan McMahon to push across the game-winning run. It was a pretty legendary meltdown, but fantasy managers should overlook it considering the environment and how solid Finnegan has been overall this year. Rotoworld Today, 3:16 am
  • Roughed up by Mariners
    Anderson (0-2) took the loss against Seattle on Saturday, allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits and no walks while striking out three batters over 3.1 innings.

    Advice: Anderson fell behind 2-0 after one inning but was able to bounce back with a pair of scoreless frames. Things really fell apart for him in the fourth, though, as the Mariners opened the inning with four straight hits and chased Anderson with one out in the frame. The right-hander got the start Saturday due to Jesus Luzardo landing on the injured list with a back injury, but it's not certain he'll be called upon to be Luzardo's replacement for additional turns through the rotation. Anderson hasn't really earned that role given his 11.42 ERA and 2.77 WHIP through 8.2 innings on the season. Yesterday, 11:38 pm
  • Solid five innings in rehab outing
    Perez (groin) allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and no walks while striking out four across five innings in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.

    Advice: It was Perez's first rehab outing since landing on the injured list May 28 and he threw 63 pitches. That was slightly below his goal of 75 entering the appearance, though he likely did enough to prove he's ready to be activated for his next turn through the rotation. The earliest he'd return is Friday at Atlanta. Yesterday, 11:23 pm
  • Records final outs in win
    Kopech allowed one hit and walked one while striking out two across a scoreless ninth inning Saturday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Kopech entered the game with a four-run lead and allowed consecutive batters to reach base with two outs. He managed to escape to turn in his second consecutive scoreless appearance, though he's still allowed eight earned runs across his last 8.1 frames. Those struggles have called Kopech's role as closer into question, though he did enter Saturday's game after John Brebbia. Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Notches quality start Saturday
    Montas allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four batters over six innings in a no-decision against Boston on Saturday.

    Advice: Montas held the Red Sox scoreless through four frames before giving up one run in each of the fifth and sixth innings. He still departed in line for the win but settled for a no-decision due to an eighth-inning Boston rally. Montas recorded his fifth quality start of the campaign and his third over his past five outings. He's registered a 4.48 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 53:27 K:BB through 66.1 innings on the season. Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Secures 14th save
    Jansen earned a a save against the Reds on Saturday, allowing one hit in a scoreless inning.

    Advice: Jansen worked around a two-out single to close out his 10th straight successful save. The veteran closer has posted a 22:3 K:BB over 18.2 innings during that span while posting a 2.41 ERA. Jansen continues to get the job done in his 15th MLB season -- he's converted 14 of 15 save opportunities while registering a 2.49 ERA and 1.07 WHIP over 25.1 frames. Yesterday, 10:47 pm
  • Allows three runs in 4.1 frames
    Pivetta took a no-decision Saturday against Cincinnati, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out five batters over 4.1 innings.

    Advice: All three of the runs allowed by Pivetta came via the long ball -- Spencer Steer tagged him for a two-run homer in the first inning, and Elly De La Cruz launched a solo shot in the third. Pivetta didn't damage his ERA too dramatically, but he exited after 4.1 innings after racking up 96 pitches. It was the third time over his past six starts that he's failed to complete five frames, though the right-hander also has a pair of seven-inning quality starts during that span. Yesterday, 10:38 pm
  • In midst of throwing program
    Speier (shoulder) has started his throwing program and will soon progress to throwing bullpen sessions, reports.

    Advice: Speier has apparently moved through his catch sessions without setbacks thus far, so the next phase of his recovery could be imminent. Once Speier has thrown some bullpen sessions without issue, he'll be sent on a rehab assignment of yet-to-be-determined duration. Yesterday, 9:22 pm