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  • Bud Norris returns to action on Saturday
    Bud Norris pitched the ninth inning of Saturday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: It was a non-save situation. Norris allowed one run on a solo homer by Marcell Ozuna and also issued a walk but was clean otherwise. This came one night after Norris was removed with a minor knee injury. He should be fine going forward. Today, 8:33 pm
  • Holland holds Tigers to one run in tough loss
    Derek Holland limited the Tigers to one run over six innings but took the loss in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

    Advice: Holland wasn't overly sharp, scattering seven hits and four walks, but he kept the Tigers in check for most of the evening. In fact, the one run they did manage to scrape across was on a solo homer by John Hicks. On the plus side, he did strike out eight, a season high. The southpaw has been very good as a member of the Sox, posting a 2.37 ERA and 1.24 WHIP through 10 starts this season. He'll have his shot at revenge Friday when the White Sox and Tigers get together again. Today, 7:38 pm
    W, 3-0 vs Det ; L, 4-3 vs Det
  • Holland gives up one run and loses game
    Derek Holland took a tough-luck loss on Saturday after allowing one run in six innings to the Tigers.

    Advice: A solo home run by John Hicks in the fourth inning was all the damage it took to send Holland home with a loss. The veteran left-hander allowed seven base hits and four walks while punching out eight batters. He falls to 4-4 despite a stellar 2.37 ERA in his first campaign with the White Sox. He will face the Tigers again on Friday. Today, 7:05 pm
    W, 3-0 vs Det ; L, 4-3 vs Det
  • Worley allows two runs over five vs. Angels
    Vance Worley allowed two runs over five innings in a loss to the Angels on Saturday.

    Advice: Worley gave up just two hits on the afternoon, but his Marlins teammates couldn't muster enough offense to keep the right-hander from suffering the loss. Still, it was a step forward from Worley's subpar debut against the Dodgers his last time out, lowering his ERA from 6.75 to 5.00. The 29-year-old will continue to search for his first win of the season Thursday when he faces the Diamondbacks. Today, 6:32 pm
    L, 5-2 vs LAA
  • Josh Lindblom (side) begins rehab assignment
    Josh Lindblom (side) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.

    Advice: Lindblom landed on the DL with side discomfort about a week ago and could be activated as soon as his 10 days are up. The right-hander holds a 7.94 ERA over four big league outings this year. Today, 6:09 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 5-4 vs NYM
  • Strasburg fans 15 in seven shutout frames
    Stephen Strasburg mowed down the Padres in epic fashion on Saturday, racking up 15 strikeouts while firing seven shutout innings in a 3-0 victory.

    Advice: He set a new career high in strikeouts. He struck out 14 in his first major league game back in 2010. This comes a day after Max Scherzer fanned 13 Padres in yesterday's game. Strasburg allowed just three base hits, all singles, and issued one free pass. He singled and scored the game's first run (and the only one he needed) in the third inning. His record improves to 6-1 with a 2.94 ERA through 10 starts. He has amassed 74 strikeouts against just 18 walks in 67 1/3 innings. He is now tied for seventh in the majors in strikeouts. Today, 5:22 pm
  • Richard allows three runs in six innings Sat.
    Clayton Richard turned in a quality start but was saddled with a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

    Advice: He gave up three runs in six innings but saw his offense get shut out by Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals' bullpen. Richard gave up 10 base hits, including a two-run homer by Michael Taylor in the sixth inning. He falls to 3-6 with a mediocre 4.33 ERA and even worse 1.43 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts in 68 2/3 innings spread over 11 starts. Today, 4:56 pm
  • Eickhoff allows three runs in 5 1/3 vs Reds
    Jerad Eickhoff allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings while taking a no-decision against the Reds on Saturday.

    Advice: He gave up a two-run blast to Zack Cozart in the first inning, then kept the Reds off the board until the sixth inning when he allowed his third and final run. He surrendered eight hits and one walk while notching four strikeouts in the contest. Eickhoff has yet to win a game through 10 starts this season. He has five losses and a 4.74 ERA with 51 strikeouts in 57 innings. His fantasy owners should see better results in wins and ERA moving forward. Today, 4:44 pm
  • Fresh off shutout, Sox send Johnson to AAA
    Red Sox optioned LHP Brian Johnson to Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: That's life in the big leagues for you. Less than an hour after hurling nine shutout innings in a win over the Mariners, Johnson is already on his way back to the minors. Boston finally has a full rotation with David Price due back on Monday, but Johnson should get another shot later this summer. Today, 4:22 pm
  • Brian Johnson shuts out Seattle at Fenway
    Making his Fenway Park debut, Brian Johnson yielded just five hits over nine scoreless frames for his first career shutout Saturday in the Red Sox’s 6-0 win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Wow. This was only Johnson’s second career start but he looked like a seasoned vet with his masterful command of the strike zone. The 26-year-old left-hander struck out eight and didn’t walk anyone. Johnson’s fastball only sat in the mid to high 80s but he attacked the Mariners by throwing 85 of his 109 pitches for strikes and also benefited from a number of stellar defensive plays from Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts. Johnson probably isn’t long for the rotation with David Price due back next week but this was an afternoon he’ll never forget. Johnson’s gem was the first complete game thrown by a Red Sox pitcher this year. Today, 3:59 pm
  • Odorizzi allows two runs in 5 2/3 innings Sat
    Jake Odorizzi gave up two runs on seven hits and took a no-decision in Saturday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: The first run scored on a sacrifice fly in the second inning, and the second run scored on an Eddie Rosario solo shot in the fourth frame. Odorizzi burned through a lot of pitches while walking four and fanning four, and had to be lifted from the game after throwing 118 pitches. He has a cool 3.14 ERA with 41 strikeouts and 14 walks in 48 2/3 innings spread over nine starts. Today, 2:56 pm
  • Estrada yields Rangers one run in six innings
    Marco Estrada beat the Rangers on Saturday by allowing just one run in six innings of work.

    Advice: He allowed a home run to the first batter of the game but was lights out from then on. He surrendered only four hits and one walk in the game and punched out eight batters. His excellent 78/17 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 68 2/3 innings has led to a fine 3.15 ERA in eleven starts. He will put his 4-2 record on the line against the Yankees on Thursday. Today, 1:45 pm
  • Rangers move Tyson Ross to 60-day DL
    Rangers transferred RHP Tyson Ross to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: This was done merely as a procedural move to free up a spot on the 40-man roster. Ross is slated to make a minor league rehab start on Monday and could be activated as soon as next weekend against the Reds. Today, 12:02 pm
    60-Day DL
    L, 3-1 @Tor
  • Rangers recall Dillon Gee from Triple-A
    Rangers recalled RHP Dillon Gee from Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: He's taking the place of the injured A.J. Griffin on the Rangers' roster. It's unclear if he'll also take his spot in the starting rotation, or if Tyson Ross will be doing that upon his return next weekend. Today, 11:03 am
  • Rangers place A.J. Griffin on 10-day DL
    Rangers placed RHP A.J. Griffin on the 10-day disabled list with a left intercostal strain.

    Advice: Griffin suffered the injury during Friday's disaster of a start against the Blue Jays. There's no clear timetable for his return at the moment, look for him to miss at least two starts though. Today, 11:02 am
    10-Day DL
    L, 3-1 @Tor
  • Bud Norris says he's good to go on Saturday
    Bud Norris (knee) played catch on Saturday without issue and said afterwards that he feels like he could pitch if needed.

    Advice: It remains to be seen if manager Mike Scioscia will call upon his closer a day after he was removed due to soreness in his right knee. It does sound as if he'll avoid the disabled list though and should return to action soon. Today, 10:12 am
  • Tyson Ross to make rehab start on Monday
    Rangers manager Jeff Bannister said Saturday that Tyson Ross (shoulder) will make another minor league rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

    Advice: If all goes well in that outing, he could return to the Rangers' rotation next weekend against the Astros. The veteran right-hander has worked his way back from thoracic outlet surgery, but it may be best to watch a couple of starts before inserting him back into fantasy lineups. Today, 8:49 am
    60-Day DL
    L, 3-1 @Tor
  • Twins designate Adam Wilk for assignment
    Twins designated LHP Adam Wilk for assignment.

    Advice: Wilk was claimed off of waivers from the Mets earlier in the month. He registered a 3.86 ERA, 1.86 WHIP and 4/5 K/BB ratio over seven innings with the Twins. There's a chance that he could once again attract interest on waivers. Today, 7:47 am
    Not Active
    W, 5-3 vs TB
  • Red Sox recall Brian Johnson from Triple-A
    Red Sox recalled LHP Brian Johnson from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: He's making a spot start for the Red Sox on Saturday against the Mariners. He struggled in a similar spot against the Blue Jays last month, allowing four runs on seven hits over five innings. He isn't a recommended streaming option. Today, 7:42 am
  • Athletics place Jesse Hahn on 10-day DL
    Athletics placed RHP Jesse Hahn on the 10-day disabled list with a right triceps strain.

    Advice: Hahn was injured during Tuesday's start against the Marlins, but was able to avoid significant injury. An MRI on his ailing triceps came back negative, but he'll still need to be shut down for a few days. Jharel Cotton was recalled from Triple-A to start in his place on Saturday. Today, 5:05 am
    10-Day DL
    L, 3-2 @NYY
  • Matt Boyd struggles again in loss to ChiSox
    Matt Boyd struggled again in Friday's loss to the White Sox, surrendering three runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings.

    Advice: The left-hander also walked two while striking out three on the night. All of the damage against him came in the third inning where Avisail Garcia delivered a three-run double. He now sits at 2-5 on the year with an uninspiring 5.40 ERA and 1.74 WHIP. The Tigers don't really have a better option to take the ball every fifth day though, so he'll remain in the rotation to work through his issues. He should be avoided for fantasy purposes despite a nice matchup against the Royals in Kansas City on Wednesday. Yesterday, 11:46 pm
  • Jaime Garcia sharp in Friday's road win
    Jaime Garcia allowed four hits and two walks over 6 2/3 scoreless innings with five strikeouts in Friday's win at San Francisco.

    Advice: Garcia posted his second straight quality start, but it was his first victory in the month of May. He is 1-2 with a 3.12 ERA across 26 innings over four starts in the month, and he has chopped more than two runs (5.73 to 3.58) off his ERA in seven starts dating back to April 12. Yesterday, 11:05 pm
  • Jake Arrieta falls in Los Angeles
    Jake Arrieta allowed four earned runs, five hits and a walk with nine strikeouts over six innings in a loss Friday at L.A. Dodgers.

    Advice: He has a very un-Arrieta-like 4.92 ERA. After starting out 3-0 with a 3.65 ERA over his first four starts he is now just 2-4 with a 5.88 ERA over his past six outings. He has been an even bigger nightmare on the road, going 1-4 with a 7.62 ERA in his past five assignments away from the Friendly Confines. Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Antonio Senzatela goes eight scoreless
    Antonio Senzatela shut out the Cardinals for eight innings to win in Coors Field on Friday.

    Advice: Senzatela is the NL Rookie of the Year to date, unless it's his rotationmate Kyle Freeland. Senzatela is tied for the major league lead with seven wins, and he has a 3.19 ERA. His peripherals aren't as impressive, but while he shouldn't be this good going forward, there's also little reason to think he'll fall apart. Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Chris Archer strikes out 11 in win
    Chris Archer fanned 11 while allowing two runs over 7 2/3 innings Friday in a victory over the Twins.

    Advice: That's four games this month with 11 or 12 strikeouts for Archer. He's had some days this year in which his command has let him down and he hasn't been very efficient in hi stronger outings, but 4-3 with a 3.61 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 11 starts has still made him pretty valuable from a fantasy perspective. Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Eduardo Rodriguez goes six scoreless in win
    Eduardo Rodriguez allowed five hits over six innings and combined with three relievers on a shutout of the Mariners on Friday.

    Advice: This makes seven straight quality starts for Rodriguez, who is showing real consistency for the first time in his career. He's 4-1 with a 2.77 ERA and a 59/21 K/BB ratio in 55 1/3 innings. Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Godley tosses six scoreless frames vs. MIL
    Zack Godley spun six scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Friday.

    Advice: Yet another strong outing from Godley, who gave up five hits and walked one while striking out six. He exited the game in position for the victory, but the Brewers took the lead against the bullpen before the Diamondbacks tied things up in the ninth and won in the 10th. Godley has compiled a 1.99 ERA through five starts with a 26/11 K/BB ratio in 31 2/3 innings. He has issued just two walks in 13 innings across his last two starts and continues to build momentum as a fantasy option. Yesterday, 9:32 pm
    Player Note
    Zack Godley Ari - SP,RP
    L, 6-1 @Mil
  • Guerra strong in return from DL
    Junior Guerra was strong in his return from the disabled list Friday, giving up one run over 5 2/3 innings against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Out since Opening Day with a calf strain, Guerra gave up three hits and three walks in his return, with the only run scoring when Jake Lamb took him deep in the third inning. He struck out five and induced 15 swinging strikes in his 98 pitches. The 32-year-old surprised with a 2.81 ERA in 20 starts last season and while we’re not expecting a repeat, he’s capable of being a factor in mixed leagues. Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Chavez gives up five runs in loss
    Jesse Chavez was knocked around for five runs over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins on Friday.

    Advice: It was his shortest start of the season. Chavez gave up eight hits, including a long two-run homer to Giancarlo Stanton and a solo blast to J.T. Realmuto. He has now allowed 13 home runs in just 58 1/3 innings this season to go along with a 5.09 ERA. His fantasy appeal continues to be limited. Yesterday, 9:07 pm
    W, 5-2 @Mia
  • Straily gives up three runs in win over LAA
    Dan Straily yielded three runs over 5 1/3 innings in an 8-5 win over the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: Straily was pulled after giving up a two-run homer to Martin Maldonado in the sixth inning. He struck out six and walked a pair for his second straight victory and now sits at 3-3 with a 3.83 ERA and 54/24 K/BB ratio in 54 innings across 10 starts. He has an appealing matchup against the Phillies up next. Yesterday, 9:07 pm
    L, 5-2 vs LAA
  • Bud Norris day-to-day with knee soreness
    Bud Norris is considered day-to-day with soreness in his right knee.

    Advice: The injury forced the veteran right-hander to leave Friday's game against the Marlins. It doesn't sound like he'll require a trip to the disabled list, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him held out through the rest of the weekend as a precautionary measure. Yesterday, 8:56 pm
  • Griffin leaves start with intercostal strain
    A.J. Griffin was lifted from Friday's start against the Blue Jays due to a left intercostal strain.

    Advice: The good news, is that it isn't the dreaded oblique issue. It sounds as though this could still force Griffin to the disabled list though, or at the very least to miss one start. He has been clobbered in each of his last two outings and isn't a recommended fantasy option anyways. Yesterday, 5:19 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 3-1 @Tor
  • AJ Griffin leaves start with apparent injury
    A.J. Griffin was forced to leave Friday's start in the second inning due to an apparent injury.

    Advice: The tram trainer came out and looked at Griffin's side before he was lifted. Before leaving, he did some damage to the ratios of his fantasy owners, serving up a grand slam homer to Devon Travis. Look for an update on his status shortly. Yesterday, 4:55 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 3-1 @Tor
  • Jesse Hahn's (triceps) MRI comes back clean
    An MRI on Jesse Hahn's ailing right triceps came back negative.

    Advice: He's still going to be placed on the disabled list, but it looks like Hahn has avoided a serious injury. The right-hander was hurt during Tuesday's start versus the Marlins. It's unclear at this point how long he might be sidelined. Yesterday, 2:19 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 3-2 @NYY
  • Junior Guerra activated for Friday's start
    Brewers activated RHP Junior Guerra from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Guerra will rejoin the Brewers' rotation on Friday versus the Diamondbacks after missing about seven weeks with a strained calf. The right-hander might be on a bit of a pitch count Friday and doesn't have a great matchup, so he's not the best streaming option. Yesterday, 11:00 am
  • Johnson to start against Mariners Saturday
    Brian Johnson will start Saturday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Injuries have forced the Red Sox to mix and match in the starting rotation, though Johnson should be one-and-done with David Price (elbow) set to come off the disabled list next week. Johnson scattered seven hits, four runs and three walks over five innings in a spot start against the Blue Jays last month. It will be hard to trust him for streaming purposes. Thursday, 8:27 pm
  • Lindblom (side) threw bullpen session Wed.
    Josh Lindblom (side) threw a successful bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon.

    Advice: It sounds like Lindblom will be ready for activation from the 10-day disabled list when first eligible next Tuesday, but he might be sent back to Triple-A Indianapolis soon after. The 29-year-old right-hander has posted a 7.84 ERA and 2.03 WHIP in 10 1/3 innings this season at the major league level. Thursday, 6:10 am
    10-Day DL
    W, 5-4 vs NYM
  • Tyson Ross may make TEX debut next week
    Tyson Ross (shoulder) could make his Rangers debut next weekend against the Astros.

    Advice: Ross looked excellent in his first rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Round Rock, yielding only two hits over five scoreless innings. He'll start for Round Rock again on Monday, with the goal of making it six innings, and then we should see the right-hander back in the bigs for the first time since Opening Day in 2016. Ross is a worthwhile stash in deeper mixed fantasy leagues coming off October 2016 surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. He registered a 3.07 ERA and 526 strikeouts in 516 2/3 innings with the Padres between 2013-2015. Wednesday, 12:12 pm
    60-Day DL
    L, 3-1 @Tor
  • Jesse Hahn diagnosed with strained triceps
    Jesse Hahn has been diagnosed with a right triceps strain.

    Advice: Hahn suffered the injury in the third inning of his start Tuesday night against the Marlins and departed the game with a trainer. He was charged with five earned runs, lifting his season ERA from 3.02 to 3.81. A trip to the 10-day disabled list is probably coming. Tuesday, 8:35 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 3-2 @NYY
  • Hahn removed from start with apparent injury
    Jesse Hahn left his start Tuesday against the Marlins after suffering an apparent injury.

    Advice: Hahn exited with a trainer after throwing a 90 mph fastball to Marcell Ozuna in the top of the third inning. Look for a status update within the next hour. The right-hander had allowed four earned runs on seven hits and departed the game with the A's trailing 4-1. Tuesday, 7:58 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 3-2 @NYY
  • Tyson Ross goes five scoreless in rehab
    Tyson Ross (shoulder) threw five scoreless innings Tuesday in a rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Ross needed just 73 pitches to make it through those five shutout innings, yielding only two hits. The right-hander could be cleared to join the Rangers' starting rotation after just two more minor league appearances, assuming they go as smoothly as his start on Tuesday. He last pitched in a major league game on Opening Day in 2016. Tuesday, 6:58 pm
    60-Day DL
    L, 3-1 @Tor
  • Junior Guerra (calf) preparing to return Fri.
    Junior Guerra (calf) told reporters that he is preparing to start Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Guerra allowed nine runs -- five earned -- on 17 hits and five walks over 11 1/3 innings on his two-game minor league rehab assignment between Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Colorado Springs. He was very good for the Brewers in 2016, but the jury is still out on what kind of long-term major league starter he can be. Guerra strained his right calf on Opening Day this season and has been on the disabled list since. Tuesday, 2:13 pm
  • Brian Johnson could start Saturday vs. M's
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said Brian Johnson is a "strong candidate" to start Saturday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Johnson struggled in his one start this season at the major league level, but the 26-year-old left-hander owns a decent 2.82 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 37/17 K/BB ratio over 44 2/3 innings (seven starts) this season with Triple-A Pawtucket. He's been in the minors since April 19. Tuesday, 1:43 pm
  • Bud Norris picks up save against Rays
    Bud Norris recorded four outs in a one-run game for his fourth save Monday against the Rays.

    Advice: Norris struck out three of the six hitters he faced. The Angels had him enter in the eighth tonight even though he had just thrown an inning Sunday. He might be unavailable Tuesday, which could lead to a save chance for David Hernandez. Monday, 8:42 pm
  • Jake Odorizzi strikes out eight Angels
    Jake Odorizzi gave up two runs in six innings Monday in a no-decision against the Angels.

    Advice: Odorizzi struck out a season-high eight. Excepting the one-inning start in which he was hurt, Odorizzi has given up a homer all seven times out this year. Still, he has a 3.14 ERA anyway, which is pretty impressive. Monday, 8:40 pm
  • Jerad Eickhoff gives up four runs in loss
    Jerad Eickhoff fell to 0-5 after giving up four runs in six innings Monday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Eickhoff was really unlucky in going 0-1 with a 2.55 ERA over his last four starts, but he has a 6.67 ERA while going 0-3 in the last five. Overall, the Phillies are 1-8 in his starts. A Triple-A stint still doesn't seem necessary, but with the Phillies perhaps looking to shake things up, he can't take anything for granted right now. Monday, 7:50 pm
  • Guerra (calf) to return from DL this week
    Junior Guerra (calf) is expected to be activated from the disabled list this week.

    Advice: Good news for the first-place Brewers. Guerra, who went down on Opening Day with a right calf strain, allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings with six strikeouts and two walks in his second rehab start Saturday with Triple-A Colorado Springs. The Brewers haven't pinpointed a specific day, but he should return during the team's four-game series against the Diamondbacks later this week. Guerra was the team's best starter last season, putting up a 2.81 ERA over 20 starts. Monday, 8:54 am
  • Matt Boyd struggles in loss to Rangers Sunday
    Matt Boyd struggled in a losing effort against the Rangers on Sunday night in Motown, surrendering four runs on 12 hits over 5 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Boyd struck out three on the night and didn't issue a walk. He played with fire through the first four innings, allowing nine hits, but only a pair of runs. The Rangers added on solo homers by Mike Napoli in the fifth and Pete Kozma in the sixth to complete the damage. Boyd now sits at 2-4 on the season with a disappointing 5.36 ERA and 1.68 WHIP. He'll hope for better results when he takes on the White Sox in Chicago on Friday. Sunday, 8:47 pm
  • Richard flummoxes D-Backs in complete game
    Clayton Richard was marvelous in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks, surrendering just one run on five hits while tossing a complete game.

    Advice: Outside of a Chris Iannetta solo home run in the third inning, Richard kept the Diamondbacks off the scoreboard. He struck out six without walking a batter in the contest. While this was a very strong performance, consistency has not been Richard's forte of late. He has allowed at least five runs in three of his last six starts, but just four total runs in his other three outings combined over that period. On the whole, he holds a 4.31 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over the course of 10 starts. A tough home showdown with the Nationals awaits him next time he takes to the mound. Sunday, 4:59 pm
  • Godley pitches well in losing effort vs. SDP
    Zack Godley surrendered three runs on eight hits over seven innings in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: All three runs on Godley's line scored in the fifth inning, but he was otherwise able to keep his team in the ballgame. He struck out one and walked one on the afternoon. Through four starts covering 25 2/3 innings, the 27-year-old right-hander has posted a crisp 2.45 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 20/10 K/BB ratio. He will try to keep up this strong beginning to his season in a road showdown with the Brewers next time he toes the rubber. Sunday, 4:57 pm
    Player Note
    Zack Godley Ari - SP,RP
    L, 6-1 @Mil
  • Eduardo Rodriguez tosses eight sharp innings
    Eduardo Rodriguez surrendered three runs on six hits over eight innings in Sunday's win over the A's.

    Advice: Rodriguez struck out eight and walked one in the contest. He gave up an RBI single to Josh Phegley in the second inning and a two-run home run to Chad Pinder in the fourth, but settled in to toss up goose eggs over his final four innings of work. The southpaw will bring a 3.10 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 55/18 K/BB ratio (49 1/3 innings) into a home start against the Mariners next time he toes the rubber. Sunday, 4:35 pm
  • Worley surrenders three runs in four frames
    Vance Worley yielded three runs on six hits over four innings in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Worley surrendered two of the three runs on his line in the first inning, when he coughed up a two-run double to Adrian Gonzalez. Joc Pederson would polish off the scoring on his line with a solo home run in the fourth inning. For the afternoon as a whole, the 29-year-old right-hander struck out just two while walking one. This was Worley's first start with the Marlins since they signed him to a minor league contract on April 2. He is next scheduled to start at home against the Angels. There is little fantasy intrigue, here, as Worley had been pitching to a 4.43 ERA in eight starts down at Triple-A New Orleans prior to being called up for Sunday's start. Sunday, 4:16 pm
    L, 5-2 vs LAA
  • Holland allows one run over eight frames
    Derek Holland fired off eight innings of one-run ball in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Holland scattered six hits while striking out six and walking two in the strong outing. He threw 105 pitches (70 for strikes) on the afternoon. This was his first start pitching into the eighth inning in nine tries. With this outing in the books, Holland will carry a 2.47 ERA and 1.17 WHIP into a home date with the Tigers next time he takes to the mound. Sunday, 4:03 pm
    W, 3-0 vs Det ; L, 4-3 vs Det
  • Arrieta holds Brewers at bay over six innings
    Jake Arrieta surrendered one run (none earned) on five hits over six innings in Sunday's win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Arrieta had surrendered 13 runs on 16 hits over his last two starts, but he locked in against the Brew Crew, striking out six and walking one on the day. He finished up having thrown 111 pitches (71 for strikes). This nice little outing dropped his ERA from 5.44 to 4.80. He will try to use this as a springboard toward further respectability when he takes to the road for a showdown with the Dodgers next time he toes the rubber. Sunday, 2:55 pm
  • Archer allows three runs in loss to Yankees
    Chris Archer allowed three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: Archer struck out 12 batters and made it into the seventh inning, but he issued two walks and gave up six hits (including a two-run homer to Brett Gardner). Archer stands 3-3 on the year with a 3.76 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 77/24 K/BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings. He'll get the Twins on the road next. Sunday, 1:59 pm
  • Chavez earns win despite allowing 5 ER
    Jesse Chavez got a win Sunday despite allowing five earned runs over 5 2/3 innings versus the Mets.

    Advice: Chavez struck out four and didn't issue a walk, but he surrendered seven hits -- including three home runs -- while failing to make it out of the sixth inning. He was backed by 12 runs from the Anaheim offense. Chavez will carry a 4-5 record and 4.61 ERA into his next start on the road versus the Marlins. Sunday, 1:45 pm
    W, 5-2 @Mia
  • Stephen Strasburg fans 11 in win over Braves
    Stephen Strasburg earned his fifth victory of the season on Sunday, limiting the Braves to two runs on five hits over 7 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Strasburg racked up 11 strikeouts on the afternoon while issuing only one free pass. He carried a shutout bid into the eighth inning where Dansby Swanson's two-out, two-run double delivered the only damage against him and forced Strasburg from the outing. He now sports a 3.28 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 59/17 K/BB ratio through 60 1/3 innings on the season. Hell take on the Padres his next time out at home on Friday. Sunday, 1:33 pm
  • Jaime Garcia pitches well in loss to Nats
    Jaime Garcia delivered a strong start in Sunday's loss to the Nationals, allowing three runs (one earned) on seven hits over eight innings of work.

    Advice: The veteran southpaw racked up eight strikeouts on the afternoon and didn't walk a batter. Daniel Murphy clubbed a solo homer off of him in the second inning and the Nats pushed across a pair of unearned runs in the third, but Garcia was dynamite otherwise. Now 1-3 on the season, he'll carry a 4.07 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into Friday's start against the Giants in San Francisco. Sunday, 1:33 pm
  • Estrada fans 12 in dominant start versus O's
    Marco Estrada was dominant on Sunday in Baltimore, holding the Orioles to one run while striking out 12 batters in the Blue Jays' 3-1 victory.

    Advice: The one run he gave up came on a solo shot by Adam Jones in the bottom of the fourth inning. Estrada yielded just five hits in all and issued only one walk. He stands 3-2 with a 3.30 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 70/16 K/BB ratio over 62 2/3 innings (10 starts) this season. Next up is a start at home versus the Rangers. Sunday, 1:24 pm
  • Robbie Ray sharp in Saturday's victory
    Robbie Ray allowed just two hits and three walks over 7 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out six batters in a win Saturday against the Padres.

    Advice: The southpaw is 3-3 with a 3.91 ERA and 1.32 WHIP overall on the season, striking out 65 batters over 53 innings. He has been especially tough against divisional opponents, going 3-1 with a 2.84 ERA in six starts against NL West foes. Ray has recorded at least six strikeouts in eight of his nine outings and that's his biggest contribution for fantasy owners. Sunday, 1:27 am
    L, 5-2 vs LAA
  • Dan Straily sharp in Saturday's victory
    Dan Straily (forearm) was able to make his start Saturday at L.A. Dodgers, allowing three earned runs, four hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a win.

    Advice: Straily didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning until Kike Hernandez belted a two-run homer. It was his first victory in seven starts dating back to April 11, his only previous win. He'll look to build a winning streak in his next schedule outing on Friday against the Angels. Sunday, 12:53 am
    L, 5-2 vs LAA
  • A.J. Griffin suffers first loss of 2017
    A.J. Griffin was tagged for nine runs, nine hits and a walk while striking out just three batters over 3 1/3 innings in a loss Saturday in Detroit.

    Advice: The Rangers entered the game 6-0 over Griffin's first six outings of 2017. Griffin's ERA ballooned from 3.15 to 5.02 after the atrocious outing, as he threw just 61 of his 88 pitches for strikes. When he did put it over the plate, it was up in the zone and the Tigers teed off on him for four home runs. He'll look to bounce back against the struggling Blue Jays in Toronto next Friday. Saturday, 8:05 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 3-1 @Tor
  • Vance Worley called up for Sunday's start
    Marlins recalled RHP Vance Worley from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: He's getting the start Sunday against the Dodgers. The 29-year-old journeyman hasn't been overly impressive in the minors this year, contributing a 2-5 record with a 4.43 ERA in eight starts for New Orleans. The Vanimal has compiled a 3.89 ERA in 85 big league starts. Saturday, 6:21 pm
    L, 5-2 vs LAA
  • Senzatela's struggles continue against Reds
    Antonio Senzatela allowed four runs over five innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Reds.

    Advice: Senzatela gave up a solo homer among his five hits allowed, and he also walked a season-high four in the contest. He's gone steadily downhill as the season has gone on, as his earned run average has risen with each of his last five starts. As it is, the 22-year-old still owns an attractive 3.67 ERA and decent 1.22 WHIP, but the writing is on the wall here. We'll see how Senzatela handles a forgettable Phillies lineup on Thursday. Saturday, 5:35 pm
  • Tyson Ross (shoulder) headed to Round Rock
    Tyson Ross (shoulder) made it through a successful bullpen session on Saturday.

    Advice: He's on track to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday. Ross got a late start this year after undergoing thoracic outlet surgery last October. He's slated to join the Rangers' rotation sometime next month. Saturday, 4:33 pm
    60-Day DL
    L, 3-1 @Tor
  • Worley likely to start for Marlins on Sunday
    Vance Worley is expected to be recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to start for the Marlins on Sunday.

    Advice: Nothing has been made official yet, but the expectation is that Odrisamer Despaigne will be optioned out to create the roster spot. Worley owns a 4.43 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 22/11 K/BB ratio over 44 2/3 innings at Triple-A this season. He can be avoided for streaming purposes. Saturday, 12:48 pm
    L, 5-2 vs LAA
  • Pirates place Josh Lindblom on 10-day DL
    Pirates placed RHP Josh Lindblom on the 10-day disabled list with left side discomfort.

    Advice: The 29-year-old hurler has really struggled in his limited time with the Pirates this season, compiling a 7.84 ERA, 2.03 WHIP and 10/3 K/BB ratio across 10 1/3 innings. There's no clear timetable for his return at the moment, but it should be at some point in June. Saturday, 10:20 am
    10-Day DL
    W, 5-4 vs NYM
  • Cubs and Brewers postponed due to rain
    Saturday's game between the Brewers and Cubs at Wrigley Field has been postponed due to rain.

    Advice: The game will be made up on July 6, a mutual off-day for the two clubs. Saturday's scheduled starters, Jake Arrieta and Chase Anderson will work instead on Sunday. Saturday, 10:01 am
  • Ross (shoulder) poised to begin rehab games
    Tyson Ross (shoulder) is on track to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday.

    Advice: Ross got through another extended spring training game on Thursday with no issues, which looks to be the last step before he begins "official" game action. The righty figures to need a lengthy rehab assignment before being an option for the Rangers' rotation, so it might not be well into June before we see him in the majors. Friday, 3:04 pm
    60-Day DL
    L, 3-1 @Tor
  • Jesse Hahn strikes out six in loss
    Jesse Hahn was charged with four runs -- three earned -- in five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: It can hardly be held against Hahn that the A's tonight played what should be the worst outfield any team puts on the field this year; Khris Davis in left, Mark Canha in center and Matt Joyce in right. Hahn, who struck out six, probably would have done just fine had he been blessed with any range behind him, and he certainly would have been able to work deeper into the game if not for the extra pitches he was forced to throw. Wednesday, 10:10 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 3-2 @NYY
  • Boyd hammered for seven earned runs
    Matt Boyd was hammered for seven earned runs over just 2 1/3 innings Tuesday in the Tigers' loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: Boyd carried some fantasy hype into the 2017 regular season after an impressive showing in the Grapefruit League, but he's sitting on a 5.18 ERA and 1.61 WHIP through eight starts. The 26-year-old left-hander will face a hot Rangers team next time out. Tuesday, 9:39 pm
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