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  • Dereck Rodriguez strikes out six in win
    Dereck Rodriguez allowed three earned runs, seven hits and no walks with six strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Rodriguez threw just 60 of his 92 pitches for strikes, exhibiting a lack of control. He also hit two batters and threw first-pitch strikes to just 12 of the 24 batters he faced. He'll look to atone in his next scheduled start in a head-to-head rookie battle with southpaw Eric Lauer and the Padres at AT&T Park on Sunday. Rotoworld.com 14 minutes ago
  • Eric Lauer solid in Tuesday's no-decision
    Eric Lauer allowed one unearned run, three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over six innings Tuesday in a no-decision against the Athletics.

    Advice: Lauer threw 63 of his 96 pitches for strikes in the quality start, including 15 of 22 first-pitch strikes. One of his walks were also of the intentional variety. He also made up for his other walk with a free pass of his own in two plate appearances. Lauer tied a career high with his six innings, and it was the second time he has exited without yielding an earned run. Next up for the lefty is a battle Sunday in San Francisco opposite fellow rookie Dereck Rodriguez. Rotoworld.com 31 minutes ago
  • Blake Treinen strikes out the side
    Blake Treinen worked around a single while striking out the side in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday in San Diego for his 16th save.

    Advice: Treinen has been lights out, as he just continues to pound the strike zone. He threw 13 of his 16 pitches for strikes, lowering his ERA to 1.03. He has converted 16 of his 18 save chances, and he is likely going to be rewarded with an All-Star appearance at this rate. Treinen has yielded just two earned runs over his past 23 innings across 20 appearances. Rotoworld.com 43 minutes ago
  • Paul Blackburn posts no-decision on road
    Paul Blackburn allowed two earned runs, four hits and two walks with four strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Tuesday in San Diego.

    Advice: Blackburn was much better than his last time out, but he still recorded just 11 first-pitch strikes to the 21 batters he faced. He is tentatively scheduled to work next Sunday on the road against the White Sox, but he remains an extremely shaky fantasy option despite the seemingly favorable matchup. Rotoworld.com 47 minutes ago
  • Blake Parker shaky in two-inning save
    Blake Parker allowed two earned runs and two hits with no walks and four strikeouts over two innings in a save Tuesday against Arizona.

    Advice: Parker served up a two-run homer to the red-hot Paul Goldschmidt, but other than that he was pretty decent in the six-out save chance. He threw 20 of his 31 pitches for strikes and he threw first-pitch strikes to seven of the eight batters he faced. Parker has converted eight of his 10 save chances in the back-end of Mike Scioscia's shaky bullpen, but he is still a risky fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:22 pm
  • Felix Pena wild in home no-decision
    Felix Pena allowed just one earned run, two hits and three walks with six strikeouts over four innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Pena limited the damage despite throwing just 48 of his 74 pitches for strikes while registering two wild pitches and a hit batsman. He might continue to rack up starts while Garrett Richards (hamstring) and Nick Tropeano (shoulder) are on the shelf, but Pena is still not a recommended fantasy option until he starts to go deeper into games and exhibits a little more control. If he continues to start his next scheduled outing would be Monday in Kansas City. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:17 pm
  • Matt Koch roughed up in Southern California
    Matt Koch allowed five earned runs, seven hits and two walks with no strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a loss on the road against the Angels on Tuesday.

    Advice: Koch was a bit wild in this one, throwing first-pitch strikes to 17 of the 27 batters he faced and he was charged with a pair of wild pitches, too. It was his first loss in four decisions dating back to his last setback on May 22. He was due for a stinker. Koch will look to bounce back on Monday night in Miami to kick off a two-start week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:56 pm
  • German Marquez works six innings vs. NYM
    German Marquez allowed four earned runs, six hits and two walks with four strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Mets.

    Advice: Marquez threw 62 of his 95 pitches for strikes in the so-so outing, throwing first-pitch strikes to 13 of the 24 batters he faced while also uncorking a wild pitch. He has been a disaster at home, going 1-4 with a 7.45 ERA across eight outings at Coors Field while posting a 3-3 record and respectable 3.07 ERA in seven starts on the road. Opponents are hitting just .214 against him away from home, too. Unfortunately for his fantasy owners he'll be back home on Sunday against Miami. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Bochy: Dyson to be primary fill-in at closer
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday night that Sam Dyson will serve as the team's primary closer for now.

    Advice: Hunter Strickland broke his right (pitching) hand when he punched a door out of frustration following a blown save Monday against the Marlins and is expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks. Dyson earned the first save in Strickland's absence on Tuesday versus Miami, inducing a game-ending double play from Brian Anderson after Will Smith issued a walk to Yadiel Rivera and struck out Derek Dietrich to begin the top of the ninth inning. Dyson holds an impressive 2.45 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in 33 innings this season. Mark Melancon and Tony Watson also make for good stashes in mixed fantasy leagues in case Dyson can't keep it going. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Jason Vargas hammered at Coors Field
    Jason Vargas allowed seven earned runs, nine hits and no walks with no strikeouts over 2 1/3 innings in a loss Tuesday in Colorado.

    Advice: Vargas threw just 30 of his 52 pitches for strikes, including just seven first-pitch strikes to the 16 batters he faced, and he hit a batter while serving up three homers. All three of the blasts came in a disastrous third inning. His ERA has been north of 7.39 for the entire season, and it currently sits at 8.60. There is absolutely no reason for fantasy owners to look his way until he pieces together a few quality starts. He hasn't lasted longer than five innings in nine outings this season, so he has a long way to go to respectability. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Keone Kela earns 17th save
    Keone Kela pitched a perfect ninth for his 17th save Tuesday against the Royals.

    Advice: Kela has taken three losses and his 3.76 ERA is nothing special, but he remains perfect in his save chances. In spite of his youth and success, he could be a trade candidate this summer. He does have a fair injury history, after all. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:21 pm
  • Sal Romano goes seven scoreless in win
    Sal Romano blanked the Tigers for seven innings Tuesday in the Reds' 9-5 win.

    Advice: Romano probably wishes he pitched in the American League after seeing the Royals and Tigers offenses his last two times out. He's allowed one run over 15 innings in those two starts, dropping his ERA from 6.23 to 5.18. Romano still looks like a poor bet from here. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:05 pm
  • Jameson Taillon labors through five
    Jameson Taillon labored through five innings Tuesday, yielding three runs on seven hits and a walk in the Pirates’ loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Taillon managed to punch out seven batters, but he needed a whopping 100 pitches to cover his five frames. Jesus Aguilar was his main nemesis, as Taillon served up a two-run homer and RBI double to the big first baseman. The right-hander has been alternating good and bad starts lately, which is fitting for a guy who has battled inconsistency this season. Taillon will aim for better results on Sunday at home versus the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:04 pm
  • Wandy Peralta gives up five runs in relief
    Wandy Peralta was charged with five runs without retiring a batter Tuesday against the Tigers.

    Advice: The Reds had a shutout going into the ninth before Peralta gave up four hits and a walk to the five batters he faced. Fortunately, he had a nine-run lead to work with, though he likely would have been spared the excess ERA hit had he entered a closer game. Peralta had a nice rookie season in the Reds pen last year, but he has a 6.14 ERA and a 21/25 K/BB ratio in 29 1/3 innings this year. He should be in the minors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:04 pm
  • David Hess can’t get through five
    David Hess started strong but hit a wall Tuesday, allowing five runs over just 4 2/3 innings in the Orioles' loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Hess yielded just a solo home run and one walk through the first four frames, but things quickly fell apart in the fifth. He permitted four hits, two walks and four runs to eight hitters before finally being pulled. Hess has now posted two straight clunkers and can’t be trusted in fantasy leagues, especially since he’s not missing bats. He’s lined up to face the Braves on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:26 pm
  • Davies (shoulder) struggles in rehab debut
    Zach Davies (shoulder) threw 31 pitches over 1 2/3 innings in his first minor league rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: Davies allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in the short outing. The 25-year-old right-hander has thrown just 43 innings this season at the major league level because of shoulder issues and he is expected to make at least two more minor league rehab starts to prove his health. We wouldn't expect to see him back in the Brewers' rotation before early July. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:41 pm
    10-Day DL
  • Stumpf (elbow) set for begin rehab assignment
    Daniel Stumpf (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday night with Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Stumpf is scheduled to make two rehab appearances and should be back in the Tigers' bullpen this weekend if both of them go smoothly. The 27-year-old left-hander has been on the disabled list since May 29 with ulnar nerve irritation in his pitching elbow. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:13 pm
    10-Day DL
  • Morrow unavailable Tuesday with tight back
    Brandon Morrow was unavailable Tuesday afternoon against the Dodgers due to back tightness.

    Advice: And he also won't be available for the nightcap of Tuesday's doubleheader. Justin Wilson blew a save in Morrow's place in the early game as the Cubs fell 4-3. This doesn't sound like it will be a DL situation for Morrow, who boasts a 1.59 ERA and 16 saves this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:10 pm
    Day-to-Day
  • Maeda lasts just 3 2/3 in no-decision vs Cubs
    Kenta Maeda surrendered three earned runs over just 3 2/3 innings Tuesday in a no-decision against the Cubs.

    Advice: Maeda walked five batters and gave up five hits as his pitch count shot up quickly, but the Dodgers rallied to win this one 4-3. The 30-year-old right-hander will carry a 3.84 ERA and 1.39 WHIP into his next start at home against this same Cubs team. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:04 pm
  • Report: Interest building for Jays' Tepera
    Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that trade interest is "building" for Blue Jays reliever Ryan Tepera.

    Advice: Morosi notes that Tepera is under team control through 2021, so the Blue Jays don't have a sense of urgency to move him. Still, it makes sense to at least listen. Tepera, 30, owns an impressive 2.75 ERA and 38/12 K/BB ratio over 36 innings this season. He recently took over as the Jays' closer with Roberto Osuna away from the club following his arrest for allegedly assaulting a woman. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:58 am
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