• Hit hard in spot start
    Parsons (0-1) took the loss Sunday against the Rays after allowing nine runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out three over four innings.

    Advice: Parsons allowed a run in the opening frame before the Rays tagged him for seven more in the second, highlighted by a grand slam off the bat of Jonathan Aranda. He wound up surrendering a second home run to Manuel Margot in the fourth before his day was done. Parsons has struggled with every major league opportunity he's received since debuting in 2018 and did not fare well at Triple-A Buffalo either, posting a 4.52 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 98:45 K:BB over 81.2 innings. Rotowire.com Today, 12:41 am
  • Posts three hits, two steals
    Tapia went 3-for-5 with two steals and a run scored in Sunday's 12-8 win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Tapia's three hits Sunday were his first and only hits for the Rays in five games since he was called up Sept. 23. It's certainly possible the team opts to keep Tapia on their playoff roster as a depth option with multiple field players currently sidelined due to injury. Rotowire.com Today, 12:36 am
  • Homers in regular season finale
    Margot went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Margot's home run was came in the fourth inning off Will Parsons. It was his first home run in 43 games since June 15. The 28-year-old finished with at least a hit in nine of his last 10 games and finishes the regular season slashing .264/.310/.376 with four homers, 38 RBI, 39 runs, nine steals and an 18:55 BB:K in 336 plate appearances. He'll hold down a depth role in the outfield for the Rays' upcoming playoff run. Rotowire.com Today, 12:31 am
  • Hits first major league home run
    Caminero went 2-for-6 with a solo homer, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 12-8 win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Caminero got an RBI-single in the second and then launched an opposite field home run off Tim Mayza in the fifth for his first big league blast. The 19-year-old phenom slashed .235/.278/.353 with seven RBI, four runs and a 2:8 BB:K in 36 plate appearances since he was called up and should be in the mix to make the postseason roster for the Rays. Rotowire.com Today, 12:27 am
  • Smashes grand slam in win
    Aranda went 2-for-6 with a grand slam, a double and six RBI in Sunday's 12-8 win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Aranda kicked things off with an RBI-single in the first and followed up with a grand slam off Wes Parsons in the second. He added an RBI-double later on for his sixth run driven in of the day. Aranda only had seven RBI and one home run through 33 games coming into Sunday and finishes the year slashing .230/.340/.368. Overall, the 25-year-old struggled at the plate in limited action, but it was certainly encouraging to see him end the regular season on a high note as he looks to help the Rays make a postseason run. Rotowire.com Today, 12:22 am
     
  • Surrenders six runs in spot start
    Lopez (1-0) got the win Sunday over the Blue Jays but allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out four over 5.1 innings.

    Advice: Lopez threw an easy 1-2-3 first inning but put two runners on to begin the second and gave up a two-run triple to Tyler Heineman before allowing him to score on a wild pitch. He kept the Blue Jays off the board for the next three innings but could not escape trouble in the sixth and wound up giving up three more runs before being pulled. Sunday was his longest major league outing this year but was also his worst showing. He posted solid minor league numbers in 2023 and will look to compete for a spot on the team's 40-man roster next year. Rotowire.com Today, 12:17 am
  • Finishes with 39 saves
    Bednar picked up the save in Sunday's 3-0 victory over the Marlins, striking out two over a perfect inning.

    Advice: It was a fitting way for Bednar to wrap up the campaign, striking out his final two batters to close out a 3-0 Pirates' victory. Since Aug. 30, the 28-year-old Bednar pitched to a 1.35 ERA over 13.1 innings while converting 16 straight save chances. He'll end the year with 39 saves, tied for second most in the majors, with a 2.00 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 80 strikeouts over 67.1 innings. Rotowire.com Today, 12:03 am
  • Goes four innings in finale
    Miller did not factor into the decision Sunday, allowing one hit and one walk over four scoreless innings against the Giants. He struck out four.

    Advice: Miller finished the regular season strong, allowing just four runs over his final three starts (17 innings) while issuing just two walks and striking out 20 in that span. The 24-year-old right-hander will wrap up his rookie campaign with an 11-4 record, 3.76 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 119 strikeouts over 22 starts (124.1 innings). Miller has established himself as a fixture in the Dodgers' rotation -- he's currently slated to make his playoff debut in Game 2 of the Divisional Series against either Arizona or Milwaukee. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:58 pm
  • Notches 24th save
    Phillips picked up the save in Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Giants, striking out one over a perfect inning.

    Advice: Phillips will wrap up the regular season having allowed just one earned run in his last 18.1 innings, going 9-for-10 in save opportunities in that span. While the Dodgers employed a committee at times this season, the 29-year-old Phillips emerged as their top closing option in the second half. He'll wrap up the campaign with a 2.05 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, 66:13 K:BB across 61.1 innings while converting 24 of 27 save chances. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:51 pm