• Strong in no-decision
    Peralta allowed two hits and two walks while striking out eight over six scoreless innings in a no-decision versus the Twins on Saturday.

    Advice: Peralta posted his third scoreless outing of the season. He's limited opponents to four hits or fewer in five of his last six starts, though this was just his third quality start in that span. The veteran right-hander is now at a 3.88 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 138:38 K:BB through 109 innings over 20 starts this season. His next outing is projected to be a favorable home start versus the Marlins. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • No help in loss
    Hendricks (2-8) allowed three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out two over five innings to take the loss Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Hendricks served up a solo shot to Alek Thomas and a two-run home run to Corbin Carroll in the fifth inning, and that was all for the scoring Saturday. This was just the second time Hendricks has given up a homer in six starts since he returned to the Cubs' rotation, but both instances have seen him yield two long balls. The right-hander is carrying a 6.69 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 52:24 K:BB through 75.1 innings over 18 appearances (13 starts) this year. He's projected for a road outing at Kansas City in his next appearance. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 9:30 pm
     
  • Wild in win
    Gallen (7-5) allowed three hits and six walks while striking out four over five shutout innings, earning the win Saturday over the Cubs.

    Advice: Gallen was unusually lacking in command and control -- this was the second time in five starts he's walked multiple batters, and it's the first time all year he's walked more batters than he's struck out. The Cubs were unable to punish his wildness, and the Diamondbacks' bullpen went on to yield just one hit over four scoreless innings to preserve a 3-0 lead. Gallen is now at a 3.64 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 80:27 K:BB through 81.2 innings across 16 starts this year. The right-hander's next start is projected to be at home versus the Pirates. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 9:15 pm
  • Dominant in Saturday's win
    Cease (9-8) allowed one hit and one walk while striking out 10 over seven shutout innings to earn the win Saturday over the Guardians.

    Advice: In three of his last five starts, Cease has delivered one-hit ball, though this was arguably his most dominant outing of the season. It was also his fourth start of the year with double-digit strikeouts. Cease is now at a 3.76 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 159:37 K:BB through 122 innings over 21 starts. He's projected for a road start versus Washington next week, though that could become a more challenging assignment at Baltimore if the Padres opt to call up a fifth starter for their first time through the rotation after the All-Star break. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:56 pm
  • Actually starting Thursday
    Correcting a previous report, Kershaw (shoulder) will start Thursday's game against the Giants, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Advice: Manager Dave Roberts accidentally stated Kershaw would start Wednesday and Tyler Glasnow (back) would start Thursday, prompting the Dodgers to issue a correction. Kershaw has yet to make his 2024 debut after enduring a pair of setbacks in his recovery from an offseason shoulder surgery. Still, he's made two rehab starts in July, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts across seven innings. He got up to 67 pitches in his last rehab appearance, so it's expected he'll be on some sort of pitch count Thursday. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:53 pm
     
  • Takes second loss
    Williams (0-2) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over 3.2 innings, taking the loss Saturday versus the Padres.

    Advice: The Guardians mustered just two baserunners, giving Williams next to nothing for support. He had a particularly rough fourth inning, loading the bases and allowing all three runs on his line in that frame on three hits, two walks and a hit-by-pitch. This was the shortest of four starts for Williams so far, and it looks like he's still shaking off some rust after missing the first three months of the year with an elbow injury. Williams has a 4.50 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 14:8 K:BB over 18 innings this season. The right-hander's next start is projected to come at home versus the Tigers. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:52 pm
  • Confirmed for Wednesday return
    Manager Dave Roberts said Saturday that Kershaw (shoulder) will start Wednesday's game against the Giants, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Advice: Kershaw had been rumored to start at some point during the Dodgers' four-game home series against the Giants, and Roberts confirmed that the veteran lefty will make his season debut Wednesday. In his latest rehab outing, Kershaw threw four innings and 67 pitches for Triple-A Oklahoma City, so he'll likely be under some sort of pitch count Wednesday. Since resuming his rehab assignment July 13, Kershaw has made two starts, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over seven innings. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:33 pm
     
  • Clayton Kershaw to make ’24 debut on Thursday
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed after Saturday’s victory that Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) will make his season debut on Thursday against the Giants.

    Advice: Kershaw would have been in line to start on Wednesday, but Tyler Glasnow is already scheduled to make his return that day. The 36-year-old southpaw has made three minor league rehab starts, posting a 3.60 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and a 12/2 K/BB ratio over 10 innings. Expect him to be limited to around 80 pitches his first time out. Fantasy managers shouldn’t be afraid to unleash him in his first start back, though the limited pitch count could potentially cost him a shot at a victory. Rotoworld Yesterday, 8:25 pm
     
  • López holds Brewers to one run, doesn’t get win
    Pablo López allowed one run over seven innings with seven strikeouts against the Brewers on Saturday, but didn’t pick up a decision.

    Advice: That’s a rough one. López allowed an RBI single in the third to Jackson Chourio, and that was it. Unfortunately for him, the Brew Crew and fantasy managers who roster him, that was one more run than Freddy Peralta allowed Saturday. While it comes without a win, it’s an excellent outing for the 28-year-old in what can best be described as an (extremely) uneven year for the right-hander. He’ll look to build on this — and get some run support — Friday against the Tigers. Rotoworld Yesterday, 8:18 pm