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  • Bonilla yields three runs in five innings Wed
    Lisalverto Bonilla gave up three runs in five innings during his start versus the Indians on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was in line to take a loss until the Reds came back and won in the ninth inning. He gave up six hits and three walks while striking out two. Two of the runs he allowed came on a Carlos Santana bomb in the third inning. Bonilla has a 6.17 ERA in 23 1/3 innings. The Reds' rotation is wide open due to injuries and poor performances but Bonilla will need to make some improvements if he wants to stick around. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Mike Leake goes eight to beat Dodgers
    Mike Leake limited the Dodgers to one run over eight innings to win Wednesday.

    Advice: Mike Leake brought his ERA back under 2.00 to 1.91 tonight. He's allowed just 47 hits and four homers in 61 1/3 innings. In his first year in St. Louis, he had similar strikeout and walk rates to what he does now, but he gave up 203 hits and 20 homers in 176 2/3 innings. Maybe he remains above average, but he's a definite sell-high candidate. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Allen blows save, takes loss versus Reds
    Cody Allen gave up two runs in the ninth inning to absorb a loss and a blown save against the Reds on Wednesday.

    Advice: Asked to protect a one-run lead in the ninth inning, he allowed singles to the first two batters of the inning. The Reds gave him a free out by bunting into a fielder's choice to retire the lead runner at third. Allen then got speedster Billy Hamilton to ground into a fielder's choice. But then Zack Cozart smoked a single to left that plated the tying and go-ahead runs. It was Allen's first blown save and second loss of the season. Allen's numbers are still excellent despite the poor game today. He has 13 saves with a 2.29 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Rich Hill walks seven in loss to Cardinals
    Rich Hill walked seven and allowed five runs in four-plus innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Just 40 of Hill's 82 pitches were strikes, which makes one wonder if his finger issues creeped back up. Manager Dave Roberts wasn't willing to comment about that immediately following the game. Most likely, we'll be hearing more about it tomorrow. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Bauer allows two runs in 5 1/3 innings Wed.
    Trevor Bauer took a no-decision after allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Reds on Wednesday.

    Advice: He left the game with a lead but the bullpen blew it in the ninth inning. The two runs Bauer allowed came on a two-run blast by Adam Duvall. He gave up four hits and two walks while punching out six. This was one of Bauer's best outings of the season and lowers his ERA to 6.30 through nine starts. His nice 59/18 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 50 innings indicates better things could be in store as the season unfolds. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Hand survives stressful ninth for save Wed.
    Brad Hand escaped a bases-loaded situation in the ninth inning to earn a save versus the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: After closer Brandon Maurer pitched a clean eighth inning, Hand was brought in to protect a one-run lead in the ninth. He promptly surrendered a single, a walk and another single to load the bases with nobody out. He was able to punch out the next two batters before getting Juan Lagares to fly out to end the game and notch his first save of the season. It is possible this game indicates the Padres have promoted Hand into the closer role to replace Maurer. Today's results were a mixed bag for Hand. He was able to close out the game without allowing a run but pushed everything to the breaking point in the process. Hand has a 1.73 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 26 innings compared to Maurer's 6.50 ERA. Much of that disparity is explained by Maurer's .400 BABIP compared to Hand's .222 BABIP. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Trevor Williams gives up three runs to Braves
    Trevor Williams pitched five-plus innings and yielded three runs Wednesday against the Braves.

    Advice: All three runs came in the sixth after Williams gave up three straight singles to open the frame and was pulled. The Pirates seem pretty content with mediocrity lately, so Williams, who has given up 13 earned runs over 18 2/3 innings in his four starts, will probably get additional opportunities. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Julio Teheran strikes out six Pirates
    Julio Teheran allowed three unearned runs over six innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Pirates.

    Advice: Teheran couldn't bail out his defense after Jace Peterson's error with one out in the second, but he was strong over the rest of the outing, giving up just two hits over the other five innings. He lowered his ERA from 5.47 to 4.88. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • Jose Ramirez blows save for Braves
    Given a save chance with Jim Johnson needing the day off, Jose Ramirez gave up two runs in the ninth to blow a save Wednesday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Both Johnson and Arodys Vizcaino had worked the last two days and four of the previous five days, so Ramirez got the call. An overturned call gave the Pirates an infield single to open the inning, and they got another single, a walk and a two-run single afterwards to tie the game. Ramirez probably won't get any additional save chances in the near future. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Josh Collmenter gives up seven runs in 10th
    Josh Collmenter was blasted for seven runs in the 10th to take a loss Wednesday against the Pirates.

    Advice: The Braves decided not to further tax their bullpen tonight, so Collmenter was left in to finish the inning after giving up three homers. He had a 2.00 ERA in nine innings during April, but he's given up 15 earned runs in eight innings since. He's probably in danger of being DFA'd. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Gsellman gives up three runs in six innings
    Robert Gsellman allowed three runs in six innings and did not get a decision against the Padres on Wednesday.

    Advice: Yangervis Solarte did all the damage, driving in one run in the third inning and two more in the fifth. Gsellman surrendered six hits and one walk while fanning three batters in the quality start. The Mets skipped his last start but gave him another chance today. He 2-3 record remains unchanged to go with a 6.45 ERA in 10 games, including seven starts. He has 33 strikeouts and 15 walks in 44 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Chatwood allows one hit in seven innings
    Tyler Chatwood allowed just one base hit and struck out eight batters in seven shutout innings to beat the Phillies 7-2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: He carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning when catcher Andrew Knapp singled. Chatwood walked four batters and picked one of them off base. He threw 112 pitches and had to be pulled after seven innings. His record improves to 4-6 with a 4.50 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. He will face the Mariners and Padres in a two-start week coming up next. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Kyle Hendricks goes seven in victory
    Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings of two-run ball in a victory over the Giants on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's the first time this year that he's completed seven innings. The velocity is still down, but Hendricks has a 1.94 ERA in his last six starts after coming in at 6.19 in his first three. We'd still be a whole lot more confident about him over the rest of the season if he were throwing a couple mph harder. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • Wade Davis gives up homer, gets save
    Wade Davis gave up his first homer in two years Wednesday, but he still closed out the Giants for his 10th save.

    Advice: The two-run shot Davis surrendered to Mac Williamson was just the fourth homer Davis has allowed in 201 innings since he became a full-time reliever in 2014. He hadn't allowed an earned run in 17 1/3 innings to open this season, but his ERA stands at 0.98 now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:58 pm
  • Sam Dyson gives up five runs
    Sam Dyson took his fifth loss after failing to retire any of the seven Red Sox he faced Wednesday.

    Advice: Yes, seven batters. Dyson entered this one with a 3-1 lead, and Jeff Banister didn't take him out until the Red Sox were up 8-3. That's practically criminal from Banister; Dyson had been a lot better since coming off the DL, but he still entered this one with a 9.42 ERA. The lone leash just didn't make any sense at all. Whatever ground Dyson had made up these last few weeks is all given back now. He was charged with five runs, four of which were earned. His ERA is back up to 11.93. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:46 pm
  • Allen closes out Astros to earn 12th save
    Cody Allen gave up a single but nothing more Saturday against the Astros, earning his 12th save of the season.

    Advice: George Springer led off the inning with a single and Josh Reddick stung the ball, but he hit it straight at right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall, who doubled off Springer to negate the threat. Allen is prone to some high-wire acts, but it's hard to argue with a 1.53 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 28/7 K/BB ratio over 17 2/3 innings of work this year. His 12 saves are most in the American League. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:26 pm
  • Bauer gives up three runs in win over Astros
    Trevor Bauer gave up three runs over 5 2/3 innings in a victory over the Astros on Friday.

    Advice: Bauer gave up five hits (including home runs to Josh Reddick and Carlos Correa) and one walk while striking out a season-high nine batters. He trailed early before the Indians pulled away in the middle innings. The club’s dominant bullpen made the lead hold up. Bauer has now allowed 10 home runs in 44 2/3 innings this season to go along with a 6.65 ERA. He can’t be trusted in mixed fantasy leagues at this time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:51 pm
  • Allen converts 11th save Friday
    Cody Allen converted his 11th save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Astros on Friday.

    Advice: Allen breezed through the frame in just six pitches. The 28-year-old has had a couple of shaky appearances recently, but he’s still a perfect 11-for-11 in save chances this season and owns a stingy 1.62 ERA with 28 strikeouts over 16 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:50 pm
  • Bonilla hit hard in loss to Rockies on Friday
    Lisalverto Bonilla was hit hard in Friday's loss to the Rockies, allowing six runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings of work.

    Advice: The right-hander walked three and struck out three on the night. The Rockies scratched out a pair of runs in the first inning then Bonilla was able to keep them off the board until an uprising in sixth. There, a three-run homer by Alexi Amarista provided the bulk of the damage. He'll carry a 6.38 ERA and 1.36 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Indians in Cleveland. He should be avoided for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:53 pm
  • Williams gives up three runs in loss
    Trevor Williams yielded three runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Phillies on Friday.

    Advice: The Pirates gave Williams an early lead, but he coughed it up in his final frame before being pulled. He gave up four hits and walked a pair while failing to strike out any of the 23 batters he faced. The 25-year-old has allowed 10 runs in 13 2/3 innings in three starts since joining the Pirates’ rotation. He’s not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:16 pm
  • Teheran serves up three homers against Jays
    Julio Teheran allowed nine runs, including three home runs, over three innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Thursday.

    Advice: Teheran may have allowed his emotions to get the best of him, as he made it a point to plunk Jose Bautista in the game's first inning as payback for Freddie Freeman's fractured wrist suffered the night before. It's hard to say, but after that HBP he allowed a single and two doubles before the inning ended, and things only got worse from there. Teheran even yielded a solo homer to opposing pitcher Marcus Stroman. He's been prone to some ugly lines this year, many aided by multiple homers allowed, and it all adds up to a disappointing 5.47 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in nine starts. He'll try to get back on the right track Tuesday against the Pirates. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:34 pm
  • Chatwood walks five in five innings of work
    Tyler Chatwood allowed just two runs but walked five and gave up five hits over five innings in a loss to the Twins in Thursday's nightcap.

    Advice: Chatwood did well to limit the Twins' scoring, but his 105 pitches over five innings forced his exit after five. It's not an uncommon theme for the right-hander -- he's failed to get through the sixth inning in five of his nine starts this year. Much of that has been due to ineffectiveness, and after Thursday Chatwood owns a 5.09 ERA and 1.42 WHIP through 53 innings overall. The 27-year-old will take on the Phillies next. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:28 pm
  • Hendricks gives up two runs in six innings
    Kyle Hendricks gave up two runs in six innings in a 7-5 victory over the Reds on Wednesday.

    Advice: He allowed six hits and two walks while striking out four in the ballgame. He surrendered a solo homer to Reds shortstop Zack Cozart in the third inning. Hendricks has been smooth and steady with no frills and no ills through his eight starts. He improves to 3-2 with a 3.35 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings. He lines up for two starts next week -- at home versus the Giants and on the road versus the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:04 pm
  • Davis hurls spotless ninth for a save vs Reds
    Wade Davis struck out one batter in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save versus the Reds on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was protecting a two-run lead and did nothing to make Cubs fans nervous in the outing. Davis had a terrible spring training but has been spectacular since the regular season started. He has nine saves in nine chances and has yet to allow an earned run this season. He has 22 strikeouts and five walks in 17 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:58 pm
  • Mike Leake gives up two runs to Red Sox
    Mike Leake wasn't involved in the decision after allowing two runs in seven innings Wednesday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Leake is still sitting pretty with a 2.03 ERA, but he has given up four homers in his last three starts after going without one in his first five. We all know Leake isn't really a 2.00-ERA kind of guy. His owners should just hope he remains a respectable mixed-league SP the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:53 pm
  • Rich Hill (blister) tosses five sharp innings
    Rich Hill (blister) yielded one run on six hits over five innings while taking a no-decision in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Hill made his last start exactly a month before his Tuesday showing against the Giants. An ever-pesky blister issue sidelined him from action for four weeks. In his return to the mound, he struck out six and did not walk a batter. He threw 82 pitches (53 strikes) in the outing. Brandon Belt took him deep for a short home run to right, one which required a replay to confirm, but Hill was otherwise able to keep the rival Giants off the scoreboard over his five innings of work. He figures to have a longer leash pitch-count-wise next time out, in a home start against the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:05 pm
  • Gsellman to be skipped on his next turn
    Robert Gsellman will indeed be skipped on his next scheduled turn in the Mets' rotation.

    Advice: Upcoming off days give the Mets the ability to roll with four starters for a bit, and they'll do just that with Gsellman sitting on an ugly 7.07 ERA through 35 2/3 innings this season. Gsellman will work in long relief until the Mets need him back in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:02 pm
  • Dodgers activate Rich Hill off the 10-day DL
    Dodgers activated LHP Rich Hill from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Hill has been sidelined for a month due to his ongoing blister issues, but he's slated to make his return Tuesday against the Giants. How long he'll be able to stick around is the lingering question, but he's capable of big things if he can stay on the field. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:27 pm
  • Cody Allen notches save Monday versus TB
    Cody Allen notched his 10th save of the season Monday in the Indians' 8-7 win over the Rays.

    Advice: Allen gave up a two-out solo homer in the top of the ninth to pinch-hitter Peter Bourjos, but the Cleveland closer induced a foul pop-out from Derek Norris to end the game. Allen is 10-for-10 in save opportunities in 2017 with a 1.72 ERA and 28/7 K/BB ratio in 15 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:01 pm
  • Mets likely to skip Robert Gsellman
    Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets are considering skipping Robert Gsellman's next turn in the rotation.

    Advice: They can easily do it with off days coming up Thursday and next Monday. Gsellman would pitch out of the bullpen a couple times before his next start in hopes that it might help get him back on track but also to fortify a tired bullpen. The young righty holds an ugly 7.07 ERA. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:51 pm
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