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  • Seth Lugo posts quality start, win
    Seth Lugo allowed four runs - three earned - and eight hits with no walks and a strikeout over six innings in a win Tuesday in San Diego.

    Advice: The former Centenary College Gentleman has rattled off three consecutive quality starts and he hasn't lost since being lit up on the Fourth of July in Washington. He isn't a high-strikeout pitcher, but he has been consistent lately and he is picking up wins. He'll look to keep it rolling Sunday in a tough matchup with the red-hot James Paxton in Seattle. Yesterday, 11:47 pm
  • Patrick Corbin has big numbers vs. Atlanta
    Patrick Corbin is the scheduled starter for Wednesday's series finale against the Braves.

    Advice: Corbin has struggled this season, but perhaps he'll close out the homestand on a high note. He is 3-0 with a 0.59 ERA across four starts and two relief appearances against the Braves in his career. Yesterday, 11:20 pm
    12:40 pm vs Atl
  • Michael Foltynewicz picks up another victory
    Michael Foltynewicz allowed two earned runs, five hits and three walks with nine strikeouts over six innings in a win Tuesday at Arizona.

    Advice: The Braves are a perfect 9-0 over his past nine starts, and he is 6-0 with a 3.00 ERA over his past 10 outings since the starts of June. His last loss came May 27 in San Francisco, and since then he has managed seven quality starts. He'll take his next turn in the rotation Monday afternoon in Philadelphia. Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Jesse Chavez crushed in no-decision Tuesday
    Jesse Chavez was crushed in a no-decision against the Indians on Tuesday, surrendering seven runs on five hits in 2 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Chavez also walked four on the night while striking out three. All seven runs against him came in the second inning, with the big blow coming on a grand slam from Bradley Zimmer. The right-hander will bring an uninspiring 5.35 ERA and 1.42 WHIP into Sunday's start against the Blue Jays in Toronto. Yesterday, 8:53 pm
  • Dan Straily gets crushed in loss to Rangers
    Dan Straily was crushed in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers, surrendering six runs on 10 hits over his four innings.

    Advice: Straily walked one and struck out two in the outing. He had difficulty keeping the ball in the yard on Tuesday, serving up a pair of solo homers to Joey Gallo and another to Mike Napoli. He'll look to get back on track on Sunday against the Reds. Yesterday, 8:08 pm
  • Wade Miley gives up five runs in loss to Rays
    Wade Miley struggled in Tuesday's loss to the Rays, allowing five runs on five hits over his six frames.

    Advice: Miley punched out four on the night while issuing three free passes. All of the damage against him came during a five-run uprising in the second inning, capped off by a three-run homer from Tim Beckham. He settled in nicely after that, but the damage had already been done. He'll look to improve upon a troublesome 5.69 ERA and 1.79 WHIP when he takes on the Royals at home on Monday. Yesterday, 7:26 pm
  • Charlie Morton goes seven scoreless in Philly
    Charlie Morton notched nine strikeouts across seven scoreless innings in Tuesday’s 5-0 victory over the Phillies.

    Advice: The Phils managed just three base knocks off of the right-hander, and Morton walked only one batter to go along with his nine punchouts. It’s the third time this season that he’s gone seven innings and the fourth time that Morton has recorded at least nine strikeouts. Morton has pitched quite well, but his rotation spot could be vulnerable with Dallas Keuchel (neck) due back this weekend. Yesterday, 7:16 pm
  • Brock Stewart to start for LAD on Wednesday
    Brock Stewart will start for the Dodgers on Wednesday night against the Twins.

    Advice: Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he expects to get 50-60 pitches out of Stewart, who worked as a reliever for Los Angeles in June. The 25-year-old right-hander could stick around for a while if Wednesday's outing goes well. Yesterday, 4:36 pm
    7:10 pm vs Min
  • Chacin scratched Tuesday with tight back
    Jhoulys Chacin has been scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday against the Mets due to back tightness.

    Advice: The hope is that he will be able to start on Wednesday. Kyle Lloyd is set to take the mound in Chacin's place Tuesday in what will be the 26-year-old right-hander's major league debut. Yesterday, 3:30 pm
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Meyer (shoulder) to return quickly from DL?
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he expects Alex Meyer (shoulder) to return "relatively quickly."

    Advice: Meyer was placed on the disabled list late Monday night with a right shoulder injury, but an MRI taken Tuesday showed no major structural damage. The 27-year-old has posted a 3.74 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 75/42 K/BB ratio in 67 1/3 innings this season out of the Angels' starting rotation. Yesterday, 2:09 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Cle
  • A's activate, option RHP Chris Bassitt
    Athletics activated RHP Chris Bassitt from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Bassitt has been pitching in the minors for nearly a month as he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery. He should join the A's bullpen at some point before the end of the 2017 regular season. Yesterday, 1:11 pm
    Not Active
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Phillies recall RHP Thompson from Triple-A
    Phillies recalled RHP Jake Thompson from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Thompson will give the Phillies a fresh arm for their bullpen. The 23-year-old has allowed five runs in five innings over three appearances in the majors this season. Yesterday, 12:28 pm
  • Cahill to make first start for KC on Saturday
    Trevor Cahill will make his Royals debut on Saturday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Cahill was acquired from the Padres on Monday as part of a six-player deal. The resurgent 29-year-old has posted a 3.69 ERA and 72/24 K/BB ratio in 61 innings over 11 starts this season while also missing time with a shoulder injury. It's a tough first matchup, but the Royals are hoping he can be a stabilizing force for their rotation down the stretch. Yesterday, 12:01 pm
  • Bartolo Colon holds his own vs. Dodgers
    Bartolo Colon allowed three earned runs, eight hits and no walks over five innings with two strikeouts in a no-decision Monday in a road start against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Colon threw 44 of his 64 pitches for strikes, pitching slightly better than his team debut against the Yankees last Tuesday. Still, he owns a rough 7.00 ERA over his first two starts since signing with Minnesota. Since the Twins are in contention, it's hard to see them giving him many more chances until he shows dramatic improvement soon. Yesterday, 7:56 am
  • Clayton Richard tattooed by the Mets
    Clayton Richard allowed five earned runs, 12 hits and two walks with eight strikeouts over eight innings in a loss against the Mets.

    Advice: Richard overcame some early shakiness to go deep into the game, eventually racking up 123 pitches. His biggest mistake was a solo homer to Wilmer Flores in the second inning. He allowed just two runs over his final five frames. His next scheduled outing is set for Sunday against the Pirates opposite Gerrit Cole. Yesterday, 2:07 am
  • Alex Meyer (shoulder) placed on disabled list
    Angels placed RHP Alex Meyer on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 20, with right shoulder inflammation.

    Advice: Meyer certainly didn't show any signs of being injured in his last outing, surrendering just one hit over seven shutout innings versus the Nationals. Unfortunately, the tall right-hander has a history of shoulder issues, so this obviously isn't a good sign. Meyer has continued to struggle with his control this season (42 walks), but he holds a 3.74 ERA with 75 strikeouts over 67 1/3 innings. Monday, 8:48 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Cle
  • Royals getting Cahill, Maurer from Padres
    Royals acquired RHPs Trevor Cahill and Brandon Maurer and LHP Ryan Buchter from the Padres in exchange for LHPs Matt Strahm and Travis Wood and INF Esteury Ruiz.

    Advice: Robert Murray of FanRag Sports first reported the deal and it is now official. Cahill has experienced a big bounce-back season in 2017, posting a 3.69 ERA and 72/24 K/BB ratio over 61 innings. He'll give the Royals some more reliable innings out of the back-end of their rotation. Meanwhile, Maurer and Buchter will supplement Kansas City's relief corps. Monday, 3:30 pm
  • Trevor Cahill struggles versus Giants
    Trevor Cahill gave up six runs -- five earned -- in 3 2/3 innings Friday versus the Giants.

    Advice: The Padres are looking to trade Cahill before the deadline, so this was a very disappointing result for them. Cahill ended up walking four and throwing exactly have of his 86 pitches for strikes. He's due to face the Mets next if he's still a member of the Padres organization. Friday, 11:17 pm
  • Jhoulys Chacin gives up two runs in victory
    Jhoulys Chacin surrendered two runs on four hits over six innings in Thursday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Chacin struck out four and walked one in the outing. Outside of RBI singles allowed to Denard Span and Eduardo Nunez in the sixth inning, he kept the scoreboard clean. Chacin will bring a 4.26 ERA and 1.29 WHIP into a home start against the Mets next time out. Thursday, 10:25 pm
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Folty pitches into seventh as ATL tops LAD
    Michael Foltynewicz allowed three runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings in Thursday's win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Folty struck out five and walked two on the evening. Two of the three runs on his line came when he coughed up a two-run homer to Yasmani Grandal in the sixth inning. Up next on the docket, a road start against the Diamondbacks. Foltynewicz will bring a 3.87 ERA and 1.39 WHIP to bear in that contest. Thursday, 10:11 pm
  • Miley gives up five runs in no-decision
    Wade Miley allowed five runs on seven hits over five innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Miley was in line to be the goat until the Orioles blitzed Cole Hamels, letting Miley off the hook. Still, it was yet another disappointing turn, with the 30-year-old registering more walks (four) than strikeouts (three). Miley now has a 5.58 ERA and 1.82 WHIP through his 20 starts. His next start will come Tuesday against the Rays. Thursday, 7:43 pm
  • Patrick Corbin works into eighth in win
    Patrick Corbin allowed just one run over 7 1/3 innings in pitching the Diamondbacks past the Reds on Thursday.

    Advice: Corbin has turned in three straight quality starts and five in six outings. It's helped a bunch that he's faced a light schedule during that stretch (really, he's faced a light one all year), but anyone who remained patient with him is reaping the rewards. Thursday, 12:53 pm
    12:40 pm vs Atl
  • Seth Lugo holds Cardinals to one run
    Seth Lugo held the Cardinals to one run over 6 2/3 innings on Thursday.

    Advice: Lugo allowed four hits, walked one and struck out five. It's his fifth quality start in seven tries this year. It remains to be seen whether his elbow will hold up, but he's at least a streaming option in mixed leagues at the moment and he has a nice matchup against the Padres coming up. Thursday, 12:35 pm
  • Alex Meyer shuts down Nationals in win
    Alex Meyer allowed just one hit in seven innings versus the team that drafted him as the Angels beat the Nationals 7-0 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Meyer was the Nationals’ first-round pick in 2011 before being traded to the Twins for Denard Span a year and a half later. He went on to reach the majors with Minnesota, but the Angels picked him up along with Ricky Nolasco in a four-player deal at last year’s trade deadline. This makes three of his last five outings in which Meyer has allowed no runs. Unfortunately, he’s given up five runs in the other two in that span. Consistency isn’t likely to come soon, but the Angels have to be pleased with his progress overall; he’s a very respectable 4-5 with a 3.74 ERA. Wednesday, 10:13 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Cle
  • Clayton Richard shelled for 11 runs vs. COL
    Clayton Richard was rocked in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies, surrendering 11 runs on 14 hits over 3 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Oh dear goodness. The Rockies scored in all four innings Richard was on the mound, posting three runs in the first inning, one in the second and two in the third before blowing the game open with six runs (five on Richard's line) in the fourth. Those 11 total runs allowed tied a team record. The terrible outing also predictably did a number on his ERA, jumping it from 4.75 to 5.43. He will try for sharper results in a home start against the Mets next time out -- it can't get much worse. Wednesday, 3:45 pm
  • Angels bring up Alex Meyer for start
    Angels recalled RHP Alex Meyer from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Meyer will draw the start against the Nationals on Wednesday now that he has been called up. He had been pitching to a 4.18 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 68/41 K/BB ratio across 60 1/3 frames prior to a scheduling demotion on July 4. Opposing Meyer on the mound for the Nationals will be Gio Gonzalez. Wednesday, 3:33 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Cle
  • Morton allows four earned in loss to SEA
    Charlie Morton gave up four earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Morton was perfect for the first three innings, but Ben Gamel launched a two-run homer in the top of the fourth and Seattle added on two more runs between the sixth and seventh. Morton allowed six total hits, though he walked none and struck out five and he did work into the top of the seventh inning. The right-hander has surrendered 10 runs in 17 2/3 innings since returning from the disabled list July 7. Wednesday, 2:06 pm
  • Report: Colon not quite ready for retirement
    Jesse Sanchez of hears that Bartolo Colon is "focused on pitching for the Twins."

    Advice: Colon, himself, told ESPN's Marly Rivera that he is kicking around potentially retiring, but Sanchez passes along that Colon is not dead-set on the notion. The 44-year-old right-hander is next scheduled to start against the Dodgers. He has struggled to an 8.19 ERA in 14 appearances this season and surrendered four runs on eight hits across four-plus innings against the Yankees in his Twins debut on Tuesday. Wednesday, 1:22 pm
  • Straily allows four earned in loss to Phils
    Dan Straily allowed four earned runs over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Straily suffered a bruised right thumb in his last start Friday against the Dodgers and it may have been bothering him in this one. He walked four and gave up nine hits for one of his worst pitching lines of the season. The 28-year-old right-hander still has a nice 3.57 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 105/32 K/BB ratio in 113 1/3 innings overall, and he did strike out seven in Wednesday's defeat. Wednesday, 1:16 pm
  • Bartolo Colon says he's considered retirement
    Bartolo Colon told ESPN's Marly Rivera that he is considering retirement.

    Advice: Colon will make his second start in a Twins uniform early next week against the Dodgers, but if it doesn't go so well the 44-year-old right-hander might hang up his cleats for good. Colon allowed four earned runs on eight hits over four-plus innings Tuesday in his Minnesota debut. He has an 8.19 ERA in 14 total appearances this season. Wednesday, 9:56 am
  • Jesse Chavez holds own against Nats
    Jesse Chavez allowed two earned runs, eight hits and no walks with five strikeouts across six innings in a no-decision against the Nationals on Tuesday.

    Advice: The 33-year-old right-hander has been rather dependable at home, and Tuesday was no exception. He is 3-4 with a 3.74 ERA across nine starts and one relief appearance at the Big A. That's impressive compared to his ugly 2-6 record and 6.10 ERA in 10 road outings. The good news for Chavez is he will be back home Sunday against Rick Porcello and the Red Sox. Wednesday, 2:36 am
  • Bartolo Colon gives up four runs in loss
    Bartolo Colon yielded four runs and eight hits in four-plus innings Tuesday in a loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: It was one run through four innings, but Colon gave up a single and two doubles to start the fifth and was pulled. Colon wasn't promised anything beyond the start tonight, so it's unclear whether he'll get a chance to stick in the Twins rotation. Justin Haley is probably next in line. Tuesday, 9:05 pm
  • Alex Meyer to start Wednesday vs. Nats
    Alex Meyer will be called up to start for the Angels on Wednesday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Meyer was optioned to the minors on July 4 after registering a 4.18 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, and 68/41 K/BB ratio in 60 1/3 innings. The 27-year-old right-hander is not a recommended fantasy streamer versus the first place team in the National League East. Tuesday, 4:23 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Cle
  • Twins call up Bartolo Colon for Tuesday debut
    Twins purchased the contract of RHP Bartolo Colon from Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Colon will make his Twins debut on Tuesday night against the Yankees despite struggling in his one appearance with Rochester and posting a brutal 8.14 ERA over 13 starts earlier this season with Atlanta. The veteran right-hander should be avoided for fantasy purposes. Tuesday, 1:27 pm
  • Dan Straily (thumb) on track for Wednesday
    Dan Straily (thumb) is expected to be fine to make his scheduled start Wednesday.

    Advice: Straily bruised his right thumb when he got jammed during an at-bat in his last outing, but he threw his regular between-starts bullpen session with no issues. He'll carry a 3.32 ERA into Wednesday's matchup with Philly. Tuesday, 8:25 am
  • Trevor Cahill flummoxes Giants into seventh
    Trevor Cahill allowed one run on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings in Sunday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Cahill was hittable in this one, but the Giants were able to do next-to-nothing in terms of run-scoring output. The lone run to score on his watch came when Brandon Crawford burned him for an RBI double in the second inning. Outside of that hit, he kept the scoreboard free-and-clear of damage. The right-hander struck out eight and walked one on the afternoon. Cahill will carry a 3.14 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into a road date with these same Giants next time he takes to the mound. Jul 16, 4:31 pm
  • Jhoulys Chacin sharp in no-decision
    Jhoulys Chacin allowed three earned runs while scattering six hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Saturday.

    Advice: Chacin walked four and struck out four in the 102-pitch quality start. He hasn't lost in three starts in the month of July, posting a 2-0 record and 2.08 ERA while striking out 16 batters over 17 1/3 innings. If he can cut down on his walks he could be an effective option in mixed formats, but for now he is best used in NL-only play. Jul 15, 11:27 pm
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Trevor Cahill readies for visit from Giants
    Trevor Cahill is listed as the probable starter for Sunday's series finale against the Giants.

    Advice: Cahill has been awful on the road and tremendous at home. It's a good thing Sunday's start comes at Petco Park. The veteran right-hander is 3-0 with a 0.49 ERA across 18 1/3 innings in three home outings with the opposition hitting just .115 against him. Jul 15, 11:25 pm
  • Foltynewicz yields three runs in 5 1/3 frames
    Michael Foltynewicz let in three runs in 5 1/3 innings and came away with a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

    Advice: He struck out six batters against three walks and was able to keep the ball in the yard despite allowing eight hits. He gave up a run in the first inning and then settled down to hold the Diamondbacks without another run until yielding two in the sixth. The 25-year-old right-hander has done a good job of solidifying the rotation for a Braves team that has been better than expected. He has a 7-5 record with a 3.84 ERA and 87 strikeouts in 98 1/3 innings. Jul 15, 9:09 pm
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