Starting Pitcher Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
David Price, SP, DET4/27/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Tigers starter David Price allowed three runs Monday versus Minnesota.
Insight: He went 6 1/3 innings snd gave up six hits and two walks while striking out seven. Price should be one of the top pitchers in the AL for the remainder of the season.
Cole Hamels, SP, PHI4/27/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels pitched very well Monday against the Cardinals.
Insight: He went seven innings and allowed one run on four hits and four walks while striking out nine. Hamels left in line for the win and now owns a 3.23 ERA this season.
John Lackey, SP, STL4/27/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter John Lackey allowed three runs Monday against the Phillies.
Insight: All three runs were given up in the seventh after Lackey had a 1-0 lead. He gave up nine hits and one walk while striking out one.
Vance Worley, SP, PIT4/27/2015 9:59:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Vance Worley allowed four runs Monday against the Cubs.
Insight: He went six innings and gave up nine hits and one walk while striking out three. Worley now has a 4.50 ERA this season.
Tommy Milone, SP, MIN4/27/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Twins starter Tommy Milone allowed five runs over just four innings of work.
Insight: Milone gave up eight hits and two walks while striking out two. He now has a 4.76 ERA this season.
Jason Marquis, SP, CIN4/27/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Jason Marquis had a strong outing Monday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: He allowed just two runs on seven hits and two walks over eight innings. Marquis struck out three and now has a 5.48 ERA this season.
Eric Stults, SP, ATL4/27/2015 9:22:00 PM
Description: Braves lefthander Eric Stults allowed two runs Monday against the Nationals.
Insight: He went 6 1/3 innings and gave up four hits and three walks while striking out three. Stults has a 4.03 ERA in his first year with Atlanta.
Doug Fister, SP, WAS4/27/2015 9:20:00 PM
Description: Nationals starter Doug Fister was not sharp Momday versus Atlanta.
Insight: Fister gave up five runs (four earned) on 10 hits and two walks while striking out three over 5 2/3 innings of work. He left in line for the loss and now has a 3.28 ERA.
Dillon Gee, SP, NYM4/27/2015 8:55:00 PM
Description: Mets right-hander Dillon Gee allowed just one run Monday versus Miami.
Insight: He went 7 2/3 innings and gave up six hits while striking out three. Gee now has a 4.26 ERA this season.
Jarred Cosart, SP, MIA4/27/2015 8:54:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart pitched a gem Monday against the Mets.
Insight: He did not allow a run on two hits over eight innings. Cosart struck out two and left with a 1-0 lead, but Steve Cishek blew the save in the ninth, denying him the victory.
Joe Kelly, SP, BOS4/27/2015 8:43:00 PM
Description: Red Sox starter Joe Kelly pitched six innings Monday versus Toronto.
Insight: He gave up five runs on five hits and three walks, but did strike out 10. Kelly now owns a 4.94 ERA.
Jason Vargas, SP, KAN4/27/2015 8:34:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Jason Vargas went five innings Monday against the Indians.
Insight: He allowed two runs on three hits and five walks while striking out five. Vargas left in line for the win and now has a 5.95 ERA.
Corey Kluber, SP, CLE4/27/2015 8:28:00 PM
Description: Indians pitcher Corey Kluber allowed six runs Monday versus Kansas City.
Insight: He is still searching for his first win of the season. Kluber allowed the six runs on 10 hits and two walks. He struck out five and left trailing in the game.
Jimmy Nelson, SP, MIL4/27/2015 8:21:00 PM
Description: Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson could not get out of the third inning Monday against the Reds.
Insight: Nelson allowed seven runs on six hits and five walks while striking out one over 2 1/3 innings. He now has a 4.03 ERA this season.
Brandon McCarthy, SP, LOS4/27/2015 7:32:00 PM
Description: Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy has been diagnosed with a UCL tear and will need Tommy John surgery.
Insight: This is rough for both the Dodgers and McCarthy. Scott Baker will continue to hold down a spot in the starting rotation.
Homer Bailey, SP, CIN4/27/2015 7:00:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Homer Bailey has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow ligament sprain.
Insight: The move is retroactive to April 24, which should allow owners to hope he will need a minimum amount of time on the DL.
Adam Wainwright, SP, STL4/27/2015 5:50:00 PM
Description: Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will undergo season-ending surgery on Saturday.
Insight: Rehab for Achilles injuries are typically between nine and 12 months, so there is no guarantee Wainwright is ready to return at the beginning of the 2016 season.
Max Scherzer, SP, WAS4/27/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer ( sore thumb) has missed a couple of bullpen sessions and should be considered doubtful for his next start on Tuesday.
Insight: Scherzer is just 1-2 this season, but he's pitched well and has two tough luck losses. His ERA is 1.26 and his WHIP is 0.837 with 29 Ks in 28 2/3 IP.
Gio Gonzalez, SP, WAS4/26/2015 7:47:00 PM
Description: Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez was lit up Sunday versus Miami.
Insight: He did strike out eight but allowed six runs on 10 hits and one walk over five innings of work. Gonzalez is now 1-2 with a 5.01 ERA.
Kyle Gibson, SP, MIN4/26/2015 6:55:00 PM
Description: Twins starter Kyle Gibson gave up two runs Sunday versus Seattle.
Insight: He allowed those two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three ober seven innings. Gibson now has a 4.84 ERA.
Francisco Liriano, SP, PIT4/26/2015 6:36:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano walked six, but did not allow a run Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Liriano went 6 1/3 innings and allowed just two hits. Liriano struck out seven and now has a solid 2.22 ERA this season.
Scott Baker, SP, LOS4/26/2015 6:29:00 PM
Description: Dodgers pitcher Scott Baker went seven innings Sunday versus San Diego.
Insight: He pitched well allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six. He now has a 3.86 ERA this season.
Brandon Morrow, SP, SDP4/26/2015 6:22:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Brandon Morrow pitched well Sunday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Morrow allowed just one run on five hits and one walk while striking out four. He now owns a 2.67 ERA this season.
Jeremy Hellickson, SP, ARI4/26/2015 6:12:00 PM
Description: Arizona right-hander Jeremy Hellickson did not get out of the fifth inning Sunday against the Pirates.
Insight: He allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings. Hellickson did strike out six and now has a 5.24 ERA.
Roenis Elias, SP, SEA4/26/2015 6:11:00 PM
Description: Mariners left-hander Roenis Elias went 5 2/3 innings Sunday against the Twins.
Insight: He allowed two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out six. Elias now has a 3.18 ERA overall.
Drew Pomeranz, SP, OAK4/26/2015 6:09:00 PM
Description: Athletics pitcher Drew Pomeranz allowed three earned runs Sunday versus Houston.
Insight: Pomeranz allowed five total runs on six hits ands three walks. He struck out four over five innings of work and now owns a 4.50 ERA this season.
Nick Martinez, SP, TEX4/26/2015 6:05:00 PM
Description: Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez pitched well but took a no-decision Sunday against the Angels.
Insight: Martinez tossed six innings and allowed no runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two, however Anthony Bass gave up a two-run homer to Mike Trout in the seventh. Martinez is 2-0 with a 0.35 ERA.
Asher Wojciechowski, SP, HOU4/26/2015 5:55:00 PM
Description: Houston pitcher Asher Wojciechowski allowed five runs versus Oakland on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: Wojciechowski is not a relevant option. He pitched four innings and allowed five hits and two walks while striking out four. He now has a 7.31 ERA.
Edinson Volquez, SP, KAN4/26/2015 5:29:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Edinson Volquez allowed five runs, but one only was earned Sunday against the White Sox.
Insight: Volquez went 5 2/3 innings alloowing five hits and two walks while striking out six. He has a solid 1.91 ERA this season.
John Danks, SP, CWS4/26/2015 5:28:00 PM
Description: White Sox lefty John Danks struck out eight Sunday against the Royal.
Insight: Danks swent six innings and allowed three runs on five hits and one walk. He now has a 5.64 ERA.
Carlos Carrasco, SP, CLE4/26/2015 4:32:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Carlos Carrasco allowef ive runs in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.
Insight: He lasted just 4 1/3 innings and allowed those five runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out sive. Carrasco is 2-2 with a 4.60 ERA.
Kyle Lobstein, SP, DET4/26/2015 4:31:00 PM
Description: Tigers left-hander Kyle Lobstein picked up his second win of the season.
Insight: Lobstein allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four. He is now 2-1 with a 3.50 ERA.
Trevor Cahill, SP, ATL4/26/2015 4:27:00 PM
Description: Braves starter Trevor Cahill allowed four runs during Sunday's loss versus Philadelphia.
Insight: Cahill has gotten off to a rough start with his new team, and is now 0-3 with an ugly 8.03 ERA.
Jake Arrieta, SP, CHC4/26/2015 4:07:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Jake Arrieta won his third game of the season, allowing just two runs on four hits in six innings against the Reds on Sunday. Chicago won, 5-2.
Insight: Arrieta is 3-1 this season and is a better fantasy play than last year just solely based on the fact the Cubs are scoring runs. Arrieta's ERA is too shabby either at 2.03.
Chris Archer, SP, TAM4/26/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer threw seven shutout innings in the, 5-1, victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Insight: Archer is off to a really good start even though his record is just 3-2. His other numbers are 0.84 ERA, 0.74 WHIP, 37 strikeouts and six walks in 32 2/3 innings in five starts. It looks like Archer is ready to break out this season at 26 years old.
Max Scherzer, SP, WAS4/26/2015 11:47:00 AM
Description: Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer did not throw his scheduled bullpen session on Sunday due to a sore thumb according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Scherzer was originally supposed to throw in the bullpen on Saturday, but he pushed it back to Sunday. After missing it again, Scherzer is in danger of missing his next start. He hasn't been ruled out yet, so consider him day-to-day and check back before his scheduled start on Tuesday.
Adam Wainwright, SP, STL4/26/2015 11:43:00 AM
Description: Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is expected to miss the rest of the 2015 season with a left Achilles injury according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
Insight: Wainwright has not undergone an MRI yet, but the team is already preparing for the worse. Wainwright suffered the injury on his first step out of the batter's box during an at-bat in the fifth inning on Saturday. This would be a huge loss for the Cardinals and fantasy owners.
A.J. Burnett, SP, PIT4/26/2015 9:05:00 AM
Description: Pirates starter A.J. Burnett pitched well again, but he is still searching for his first win in the 2015 regular season.
Insight: Burnett is likely pleased that his team at least won this time as they scored a run in the top of the ninth and held on, 2-1, versus the Diamondbacks, but Burnett still doesn't have a win this season despite his 1.80 ERA. He pitched seven innings and allowed one run on five hits, throwing just 88 pitches.
Rubby De La Rosa, SP, ARI4/26/2015 9:02:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa pitched very well in a no decision against the Pirates on Saturday night.
Insight: De La Rosa threw seven inning and allowed just one run on four hits. He also struck out eight and walked none. De La Rosa is 2-1 with a 4.68 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 25 strikeouts and just five walks.
Wei-Yin Chen, SP, BAL4/25/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Orioles starter Wei-Yen Chen allowed just two runs on four hits in eight innings but settled for a no decision versus the Red Sox on Saturday.
Insight: Chen only allowed the two runs on a two-run homer from Mike Napoli in the second inning. He also struck out five and walked one. Chen left with the lead, but the Red Sox rallied to tie the game in the ninth. Boston, however, also blew a save chance as Koji Uehara allowed two runs in the 10th, and Baltimore won, 5-4.
Adam Wainwright, SP, STL4/25/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright left Saturday's start with a left foot injury according to Roto World.
Insight: Wainwright suffered the injury on his first step out of the batter's box in the fifth inning. He needed help getting off the field. Wainwright had a shutout going into the fourth when he left. Stay tuned for updates.
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP, SEA4/25/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma had an MRI and it revealed he has a Grade 1 lat strain, so he will miss two-to-four weeks according to MLB.com.
Insight: This injury should tell owners why Iwakuma hasn't pitched well this season. He has a 6.61 ERA, so hopefully he gets better when healthy. Stash him on a disabled list spot if you can.
Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS4/25/2015 7:47:00 PM
Description: Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg did not pitch well again on Saturday versus the Marlins.
Insight: Strasburg pitched six innings and allowed four runs on eight hits. He pitched well in his last start versus the Phillies, but the outing before he allowed five runs in 5 1/3 innings, so Strasburg has been inconsistent to start the year. He is 1-2 with a 4.88 ERA and 1.63 WHIP.
Dan Haren, SP, MIA4/25/2015 7:46:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Dan Haren picked up his second win of the season.
Insight: He allowed two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out three over five innings. Haren is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA.
CC Sabathia, SP, NYY4/25/2015 7:18:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia continues to be a shell of his former self.
Insight: Sabathia pitched well against the tough Detroit Tigers offense on Monday, giving fantasy owners some hope that maybe he could be a servicable option, but he allowed seven runs in five innings and struck out just two versus the Mets on Saturday. Sabathia tossed up three home runs to Lucas Duda, Eric Campbell and Kevin Plawecki. Sabathia is 0-4 with a 5.96 ERA in four starts this season.
Matt Harvey, SP, NYM4/25/2015 7:06:00 PM
Description: Mets right-hander Matt Harvey won the battle of New York against Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia, pitching 8 2/3 innings and allowing just two runs on five hits in the, 8-2, victory on Saturday.
Insight: Harvey also struck out seven and walked two batters. His only real blemish was a solo home run from Mark Teixeira in the seventh. Harvey is 3-0 with a 3.04 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 31 strikeouts and three walks this season.
Alfredo Simon, SP, DETHot4/25/2015 4:35:00 PM
Description: Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon pitched 6 2/3 strong innings to win his fourth game of the season on Saturday against Cleveland.
Insight: Simon is now 4-0 with a 1.65 ERA and 0.95 WHIP. Tell me if you have seen this before. Simon got off to an All-Star start in 2014 (12-3, 2.70 ERA, 1.045 WHIP) before falling apart in the second half. Ride him until the streak ends and "sell high."
Trevor Bauer, SP, CLE4/25/2015 1:25:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Trevor Bauer will not pitch Saturday due to illness.
Insight: Bauer could return as soon as Sunday if he's feeling better. T.J. House, who was scheduled for Sunday, will get pushed up a day.
Chris Sale, SP, CWS4/25/2015 1:25:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Chris Sale gets a five-game suspension for his "work" in the latest altercation with the Royals.
Insight: Apparently, fighting is OK for starting pitchers as Jeff Samardzija and Edison Volquez also got five-gamers which means they won't miss a start. Sale has a 2-0 record with a 2.37 ERA.
Edinson Volquez, SP, KAN4/25/2015 1:21:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Edinson Volquez was handed a five-game suspension for his role in the brawl with the Chicago White Sox.
Insight: Five games for a pitcher means he doesn't miss a start, just gets it pushed back. He is 2-1 with a 1.99 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 17 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings.
Jeff Samardzija, SP, CWS4/25/2015 1:16:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija was handed a five-game suspension for his actions in the fight with Kansas City.
Insight: Samardzija shouldn't miss a start, just have it pushed back a day or two. He's 1-1 with a 3.33 ERA and 1.222 WHIP.
Yordano Ventura, SP, KAN4/25/2015 1:14:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura has been suspended for seven games after his latest altercation with the White Sox.
Insight: Ventura should only miss one start. He's 2-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 1.045 WHIP.
Matt Garza, SP, MIL4/24/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza allowed three runs Friday versus St. Louis.
Insight: Garza went six innings and allowed the three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six. He now has a 5.16 ERA.
Danny Salazar, SP, CLE4/24/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Danny Salazar was great on Friday night.
Insight: He struck out 11 Tigers, and now has 21 strikeouts over his past two starts. Salazar went seven innings and allowed one run on six hits and three walks. He has a 2.08 ERA this season.
Michael Pineda, SP, NYY4/24/2015 9:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda pitched very well Friday against the Mets.
Insight: He left with a 6-1 lead after going 7 2/3 innings and allowing just one run one five hits. Pineada struck out seven and now has a 3.86 ERA this season.
Aaron Harang, SP, PHI4/24/2015 9:28:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Aaron Harang pitched a gem on Friday versus Atlanta.
Insight: The good news is Harang did not allow a run on two hits and one walk while striking out six over eight innings. The bad news is he left the game tied 0-0. Harang now has an impressive 1.37 ERA.
Mike Leake, SP, CIN4/24/2015 9:27:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Mike Leake struck out nine Friday against the Cubs.
Insight: Leake also allowed three runs on four hits and one walk over seven innings of work. He now has a 3.90 ERA this season.
Rick Porcello, SP, BOS4/24/2015 9:24:00 PM
Description: Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello allowed four runs Friday against the Orioles.
Insight: Porcello went six innings and allowed six hits and two walks while striking out seven. He now owns a 6.48 ERA.
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP, SEA4/24/2015 9:18:00 PM
Description: Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: He is dealing with a strainedlat muscle, and hopefully that us the reason for his ugly 6.61 ERA and 1.40 WHIP this season.
Jon Lester, SP, CHC4/24/2015 9:15:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Jon Lester is still looking for his first win as a member of his new team.
Insight: Lester was solid on Friday, going six innings and allowed three runs on five hits and one walk. He did strike out 10, but still has a 6.23 ERA this season.
Miguel Gonzalez, SP, BAL4/24/2015 9:08:00 PM
Description: Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez failed to record a quality start Friday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Gonzalez allowed four runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out one over six innings of work. He now has a 3.42 ERA this season.
Jordan Zimmermann, SP, WAS4/24/2015 9:07:00 PM
Description: Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann allowed two runs over six innings Friday versus Miami.
Insight: Zimmermann gave up six hits and struck out four, and now owns a 5.23 ERA. He left with the game tied 2-2.
Mat Latos, SP, MIA4/24/2015 9:02:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Mat Latos allowed two runs Friday against the Nationals.
Insight: He went 6 1/3 innings and allowed those two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four. Latos still has an ugly 7.31 ERA this season.
Jacob deGrom, SP, NYM4/24/2015 8:55:00 PM
Description: Mets rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom had a rough game Friday against the Yankees.
Insight: He allowed six runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings of work. deGrom still has a 2.96 ERA this season.
Alex Wood, SP, ATL4/24/2015 8:51:00 PM
Description: Braves left-hander Alex Wood did not allow a run on Friday night.
Insight: He was not able to get out of the sixth inning due to throwing over 100 pitches, but Wood allowed just five hits and two walks, while striking out one. He now has a 3.00 ERA.
Drew Smyly, SP, TAM4/24/2015 8:44:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Drew Smyly pitched well in his season debut.
Insight: He was on a pitch count, and lasted 4 2/3 innings. Smyly allowed two runs on four hits, while striking out five.
R.A. Dickey, SP, TOR4/24/2015 8:43:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey had a rough outing Friday versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: He allowed six earned runs on nine hits and one walk over 4 1/3 innings of work. Dickey did not strike out a batter, and now owns a 4.94 ERA.
Yordano Ventura, SP, KAN4/23/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura allowed two runs Thursday against the White Sox.
Insight: Ventura went seven innings and allowed those two runs on five hits and one walk, while striking out eight. He now owns a 4.09 ERA this season.
Chris Sale, SP, CWS4/23/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Chris Sale pitched very well Thursday versus Kansas City.
Insight: He went seven innings and allowed two runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out two. Sale now has a 2.37 ERA. He left with the score tied 2-2.
Drew Hutchison, SP, TOR4/23/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison went eight innings Thursday against the Orioles.
Insight: Hutchison struck out seven and allowed two runs on four hits over eight innings of work. He now has a 5.48 ERA, but owners should expect that to continue to improve.
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS4/23/2015 9:31:00 PM
Description: Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz struck out 10 Rays on Thursday night.
Insight: He went six innings and allowed just one run one two hits and three walks. Buchholz now has a 4.84 ERA.
Jesse Chavez, SP, OAK4/23/2015 9:18:00 PM
Description: Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez threw well Thursday against the Angels.
Insight: Chavez allowed one earned run on one hit and three walks while striking out four over six innings of work. He now owns an impressive 0.71 ERA this season.
Jake Odorizzi, SP, TAM4/23/2015 9:17:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Jake Odorizzi allowed just one run Thursday versus Boston.
Insight: He went 6 2/3 innings and also allowed three hits and three walks, while triking out three. Odorizzi now has a solid 1.65 ERA overall.
Nick Tropeano, SP, ANA4/23/2015 8:53:00 PM
Description: Angels pitcher Nick Tropeano pitched very well Thursday against the Athletics.
Insight: He went six innings and allowed no runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five in his first start of the season.
Chris Tillman, SP, BAL4/23/2015 8:40:00 PM
Description: Orioles starter Chris Tillman was not sharp Thursday versus Toronto.
Insight: He gave up seven runs on five hits and five walks over 4 1/3 innings of work. Tillman struck out three and now has a 7.58 ERA.
Michael Wacha, SP, STL4/23/2015 6:17:00 PM
Description: Cardinals righty Michael Wacha pitched a gem Thursday against the Nationals.
Insight: Wacha allowed one run on five hits and two walks while striking out six over seven innings of work. He now has a 1.33 ERA this season.
Max Scherzer, SP, WAS4/23/2015 6:00:00 PM
Description: Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer allowed two runs Thursday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Scherzer left in line for the loss after going seven innins and allowing six hits while striking out four. He owns a solid 1.26 ERA still.
Ryan Vogelsong, SP, SFG4/23/2015 5:46:00 PM
Description: Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong posted a quality start on Thursday.
Insight: He went six innings and allowed two runs on three hits and one walk, while striking out five. Vogelson is still not a relevant option.
Tyson Ross, SP, SDP4/23/2015 5:40:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross allowed two runs Thursday versus Colorado.
Insight: Ross went five innings and allowed two runs on six hits and four walks while striking out seven. He now has a 3.97 ERA.
Bartolo Colon, SP, NYM4/23/2015 4:32:00 PM
Description: Mets starter Bartolo Colon is the first four-game winner in baseball this season.
Insight: Colon defeated the Braves by pitching six innings and allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out five. He is 4-0 with a 2.77 ERA. We would recommend selling high.
Julio Teheran, SP, ATL4/23/2015 4:31:00 PM
Description: Braves starter Julio Teheran was not very sharp during Thursday's loss to the Mets.
Insight: Teheran last only 4 1/3 innings and allowed four runs on three hits and five walks, while striking out five. He is now 2-1 with a 4.64 ERA.
Anibal Sanchez, SP, DET4/23/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez allowed only one run and one hit during Wednesday's no-decision against the Yankees.
Insight: Detroit lost the game 2-1, but that was no fault of Sanchez's. He went 6 1/3 innings and struck out eight. He now has a 5,96 ERA. Tom Gorzelanny took the loss.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP, NYY4/23/2015 4:21:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka pitched well in a no-decision Thursday against the Tigers.
Insight: Tanaka went 6 1/3 innings and allowed just one run on three hits and two walks, while striking out six. Dellin Betances picked up the win in relief, while Tanaka now has a 3.22 ERA. Andrew Miller closed the door for his sixth save of the season.
Homer Bailey, SP, CIN4/23/2015 4:13:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Homer Bailey allowed two runs in a no-decision Thursday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: Bailey went 5 2/3 inings and allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out three. Kevin Gregg took the loss, and Bailey now owns a 5.56 ERA overall.
Kyle Lohse, SP, MIL4/23/2015 4:11:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse picked up his first win of the season.
Insight: Lohse was dreadful in his first three starts of the year, but found his groove on Thursday against the Reds. He went seven innings and allowed two runs on three hits and one walk, while striking out four. He is now 1-3 with a 7.94 ERA.
James Shields, SP, SDP4/22/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields allowed three runs Wednesday against the Rockies.
Insight: Shields allowed those three runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out sive over six innings of work. He now has a 3.24 ERA in his first season with the Padres.
Jimmy Nelson, SP, MIL4/22/2015 10:21:00 PM
Description: Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson had a very solid outing Wednesday versus Cincinnati.
Insight: If Nelson is still available in your leagues, pick him up. He went eight innings and allowed only one run on three hits and two walk while striking out five. Nelson now has a 1.35 ERA overall.
Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN4/22/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto was fantastic Wednesday against the Brewers.
Insight: Cueto allowed just one run on five hits and two walks, while striking out eight ovr eight innings of work. He now owns a 1.86 ERA on the season.
Jeremy Guthrie, SP, KAN4/22/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie allowed three runs Wednesday against the Twins.
Insight: He did so over five innings and also gave up six hits and six walks, while striking out three. Guthrie has a 5.50 ERA so far this season.
Eric Stults, SP, ATL4/22/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Braves lefthander Eric Stults pitched well Wednesday against the Mets.
Insight: He gave up just one run on four hits over six innings of work. Stults will not get a decision and also had five strikeouts on the night.
Dillon Gee, SP, NYM4/22/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Mets right-hander Dillon Gee allowed two runs Wednesday against the Braves.
Insight: Gee will get a no-decision after he went seven innings and allowed those two runs on eight hits and one walk, while striking out three. He now has a 5.60 ERA.
Doug Fister, SP, WAS4/22/2015 9:23:00 PM
Description: Nationals starter Doug Fister allowed five runs Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Fisster allowef four earned runs on seven hits and two walks, while striking out three. He left with a no-decision and now owns a 2.37 ERA.
Matt Harvey, SP, NYM4/22/2015 9:17:00 PM
Description: Mets right-hander Matt Harvey has a mild left ankle sprain, but is not expected to miss any time.
Insight: Keep an eye on him, but expect Harvey to be a go for Saturday's start against the Yankees.
Ubaldo Jimenez, SP, BAL4/22/2015 9:13:00 PM
Description: Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez allowed four runs Wednesday versus Toronto.
Insight: Jimenez went sive innings, allowing six hits and three walks, while striking out six. He still has a solid 2.30 ERA overall.
Joe Kelly, SP, BOS4/22/2015 9:11:00 PM
Description: Red Sox starter Joe Kelly went five innings Wednesday against the Rays.
Insight: He allowed five runs on eight hits and one walk, while striking out seven. Kelly has a 4.08 ERA overall.
Vance Worley, SP, PIT4/22/2015 9:10:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Vance Worley pitched very well Wednesday against the Cubs.
Insight: He did not allow an earned run on six hits and two walks over 5 2/3 innings of work. Worley struck out five and now owns a 4.00 ERA.
Jason Hammel, SP, CHC4/22/2015 9:08:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Jason Hammel allowed four runs (three earned) Wednesday versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: Hammel pitched five innings and allowed the four runs on six hits, while striking out five. He now has a 5.19 ERA.
Jarred Cosart, SP, MIA4/22/2015 9:06:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart had a strong outing Wednesday against the Phillies.
Insight: He went six innings and allowed one run on four hits and struck out four. Cosart left the game in line for the victory and now has a 3.63 ERA on the season.
John Lackey, SP, STL4/22/2015 9:04:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter John Lackey allowed five runs Wednesday versus Washington.
Insight: Lackey had a 5-1 lead but could not hold it. He went 5 2/3 innings and allowed eight hits and one walk, while striking out four.
David Price, SP, DET4/22/2015 8:51:00 PM
Description: Tigers starter David Price was lit up Wednesday against the Yankees.
Insight: He allowed eight runs on 10 hits and three walks in just 2 1/3 innings of work. Price struck out two and now has a 3.28 ERA overall.
Cole Hamels, SP, PHI4/22/2015 8:44:00 PM
Description: Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels pitched very well Wednesday versus Miami.
Insight: He allowed just an unearned run over six innings of work. Hamels gave up five hits and three walks, while striking out five. He left with the score tied 1-1.
Corey Kluber, SP, CLE4/22/2015 5:51:00 PM
Description: Indians pitcher Corey Kluber allowed six runs during Wednesday's loss to the White Sox.
Insight: It was an ugly afternoon for Kluber, who went six innings and allowed those six runs on 13 hits and one walk. He struck out six and is now 0-2 with a 3.90 ERA.
Jeff Samardzija, SP, CWS4/22/2015 5:50:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija picked up his first win with the team.
Insight: Samardzija pitch well, going six and innings and allowing no runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out three. He is now 1-1 with a 3.33 ERA.
Carlos Carrasco, SP, CLE4/22/2015 2:24:00 PM
Description: Indians manager Terry Francona admitted he took starter Carlos Carrasco out of Tuesday's game after just 60 pitches because Carrasco was "tight" according to cleveland.com.
Insight: Francona didn't say what body part was tight, but he did also say he might have overreacted in taking him out. Carrasco should make his next start, but fantasy owners should double check in the next couple of days just to make sure.
Tim Lincecum, SP, SFG4/22/2015 10:03:00 AM
Description: Giants starter Tim Lincecum pitched six innings and allowed one run on five hits in the, 6-2, victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Insight: Lincecum also had five strikeouts and three walks. He is 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA, 14 strikeouts and 1.22 WHIP in 18 innings this season.
Carlos Carrasco, SP, CLE4/22/2015 9:09:00 AM
Description: Indians starter Carlos Carrasco pitched five innings and allowed one run on four hits in his second victory of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: Carrasco also struck out eight and walked none. He is 2-1 with a 2.38 ERA.
Lance Lynn, SP, STL4/21/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter Lance Lynn pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits with seven strikeouts and four walks in the no decision versus the Nationals on Tuesday.
Insight: Washington won the game, 2-1, on a walkoff home run in the 10th. Lynn is off to a solid start this season with a 1-1 record and 1.56 ERA in three starts. He also has a 1.10 WHIP in 17 1/3 innings.
Gio Gonzalez, SP, WAS4/21/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez did not allow a run, but also did not factor into the decision Tuesday versus St. Louis.
Insight: He went six innings and allowed eight hits and four walks while striking out four. Gonzalez left with a 1-0 lead, but the Nationals needed extras to win 2-1 in 10 innings.
Kyle Lobstein, SP, DET4/21/2015 10:29:00 PM
Description: Tigers left-hander Kyle Lobstein pitched well Tuesday against the Yankees.
Insight: Lobstein went six innings and allowed onr un on three hits and four walks, while striking out three. He now has a 3.27 ERA.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP, NYY4/21/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi allowed just one run Tuesday versus Detroit.
Insight: He went seven innings and also allowed eight hits and one walk, while striking out four. Eovaldi has a solid 3.12 ERA through three starts.
Chris Archer, SP, TAM4/21/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up just one unearned run on seven hits versus the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Insight: Archer got some really bad luck on Tuesday as he didn't allow an earned run and didn't get any run support. The Rays lost, 1-0. Archer is 2-2 despite having a 1.07 ERA this season.
Wade Miley, SP, BOS4/21/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Red Sox Wade Miley pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings in the, 1-0, victory over the Rays on Tuesday.
Insight: Miley only gave up three hits, but he did walk four batters. He also struck out three in the victory. Miley is 1-1 this season.
Mark Buehrle, SP, TOR4/21/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle picked up his third victory of the season.
Insight: He went six innings and allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk, while striking out two. Buehrle has 4.00 ERA this season.
Bud Norris, SP, BAL4/21/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Orioles starter Bud Norris was demolished yet again on Tuesday night versus Toronto.
Insight: Norris let up nine runs on six hits and three walks over just 2 1/3 innings of work. He is 0-2 with a dreadful 17.42 ERA.
Trevor Cahill, SP, ATL4/21/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Braves starter Trevor Cahill has not gotten off to a good start with his new team.
Insight: Cahill allowed four runs (three earned) over just four innings Tuesday against the Mets. He is now 0-2 with an ugly 9.95 ERA.
Jon Niese, SP, NYM4/21/2015 9:56:00 PM
Description: Mets starter Jonathon Niese defeated Atlanta on Tuesday night.
Insight: Niese went 6 2/3 innings and allowed just one run on four hits and four walks, while striking out five. He is now 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA.
Drew Smyly, SP, TAM4/21/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Drew Smyly (shoulder) said he is ready to return to action.
Insight: Smyly pitched 3 2/3 innings in his latest Double-A start, and deemed himself good to go. He should be owned everywhere.
Carlos Carrasco, SP, CLE4/21/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Indians starter Carlos Carrasco was forced to leave Tuesday's game after being hit with a line drive in the face, but is probable for Tuesday's scheduled start against the Chicago White Sox.
Insight: Carrasco is 1-1 this season with a 2.84 ERA and 0.947 WHIP. He's continued to produce at the top level he showed us last season and should be back in all fantasy lineups.
Edinson Volquez, SP, KAN4/20/2015 11:00:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Edinson Volquez pitched well again, allowing just one run on five hits in seven innings against the Twins on Monday.
Insight: Volquez has been impressive with the Royals this season. He is 2-1 with a 1.99 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 17 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings. Owners in standard leagues should give him a look.
Jake Arrieta, SP, CHC4/20/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Jake Arrieta pitched seven innings and allowed one run on four hits with seven stikeouts and no walks as Chicago beat Pittsburgh, 5-2.
Insight: Arrieta has been solid for fantasy owners this season. He is 2-1 with a 1.74 ERA ad 0.87 WHIP with 19 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings this season.
A.J. Burnett, SP, PIT4/20/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter A.J. Burnett pitched well again, but he is still searching for his first win in the 2015 regular season.
Insight: Burnett allowed one run on eight hits in six innings on Monday versus the Cubs, but the Pirates only scored one run before the ninth inning. The bullpen took the loss as they allowed three runs in the seventh and another in the eighth. Burnett is 0-1 with a 2.00 ERA.
Anthony DeSclafani, SP, CIN4/20/2015 9:56:00 PM
Description: Red starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani pitched eight shutout innings as he won his second game of the season, 6-1, versus the Brewers.
Insight: DeSclafani has extremely well this season, posting a 0.86 ERA in three starts. He allowed just two hits in his last start against the Cubs, and he again yielded just two hits on Monday. He is 2-0 with 16 strikeouts and 0.62 WHIP in 21 innings this season.
CC Sabathia, SP, NYY4/20/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia dropped to 0-3 on the season Monday, but he pitched very well against one of the best offenses in the American League.
Insight: Sabathia actually earned the rare complete game loss as he went eight innings in the road lost at Comerica Park. Sabathia allowed two runs on seven hits in his eight frames. He did walk three, but this was clearly his best start of the season. Sabathia has a 4.35 ERA and 1.26 WHIP to go with his 0-3 record this season.
Alfredo Simon, SP, DET4/20/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon pitched 7 1/3 strong innings to win his third game of the season on Monday versus the Yankees.
Insight: Simon was really sharp once again, striking out seven and walking none. He did allow seven hits, but fantasy owners will take it. The only run he gave up was a solo home to Mark Teixeira. Simon is 3-0 with a 1.74 ERA.
Justin Verlander, SP, DET4/20/2015 4:55:00 PM
Description: Tigers starter Justin Verlander had an MRI last Thursday, which confirmed he is dealing with a right triceps strain according to MLB.com.
Insight: Verlander pitched a simulated game last Wednesday and had to cut it short due to fatigue. Verlander is not expected to begin throwing again until his pain subsides, so there is no timetable for his return. Kyle Lobstein will be in the Tigers rotation until Verlander returns.
Ricky Nolasco, SP, MINCold4/20/2015 11:31:00 AM
Description: Twins starter Ricky Nolasco (sore elbow) is headed out on a rehab assignment, according to Twins general manager Terry Ryan.
Insight: Nolasco wasn't fantasy relevant last season (6-12, 5.38 ERA, 1.516 WHIP) and his first start in 2015 was just ugly. Take a wait and see attitude before adding Nolasco to your roster.
Ian Kennedy, SP, SDP4/20/2015 10:57:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy (hamstring) is expected to throw 75-90 pitched in an extended spring training game on Monday, according to San Diego beat writer Corey Brock.
Insight: If all goes well he could start for the Padres on Saturday, April 25, against the Dodgers. Kennedy hasn't put together a great won-loss record for a few seasons, but he did strike out 207 batters in 201 innings last season.
Jorge De La Rosa, SP, COL4/20/2015 10:30:00 AM
Description: Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa (groin) will make the start on Monday.
Insight: De La Rosa has posted a winning record the past two seasons, though his ERA (3.81) and WHIP (1.307) are above what fantasy owners would prefer.
Patrick Corbin, SP, ARI4/20/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Arizona starter Patrick Corbin will throw batting practice on Tuesday, according to beat writer Nick Piecoro
Insight: Corbin had Tommy John surgery on last March and is targeting a June return. This is the next step. He produced a 14-8 season in 2013 with a 3.41 ERA and 1.166 WHIP.
Adam Wainwright, SP, STL4/19/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright pitched eight innings, allowing just one run on seven hits in his second victory of the season on Sunday.
Insight: Wainwright also struck out four and walked two in the, 2-1, victory over the Reds. He has looked great in his three starts as Wainwright is 2-1 with a 1.71 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 14 strikeouts.
Jon Lester, SP, CHC4/19/2015 6:28:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Jon Lester continues to struggle in his Chicago uniform as he allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings and took the lost on Sunday to the Padres.
Insight: Lester allowed six hits, two walks and struck out four. He tossed up a home run to Will Middlebrooks in the second that tied the game at two. Lester is 0-2 this season with a 6.89 ERA. Still, there's no need to panic yet.
Andrew Cashner, SP, SDP4/19/2015 6:26:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner won his first game of the season as he again didn't allow an earned run on Sunday.
Insight: In his last two starts, Cashner hasn't allowed an earned run, but he has allowed lots of hits and unearned runs. Luckily on Sunday, the Padres were able to score enough to make up for their errors. Cashner is 1-2 with a 2.65 ERA, 20 strikeouts and 1.53 WHIP n 17 innings this season.
Matt Garza, SP, MIL4/19/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza allowed five runs during Sunday's loss versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: Garza went six innings and allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks, while striking out three. He is now 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA.
Gerrit Cole, SP, PIT4/19/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole picked up his second win Sunday against the Brewers.
Insight: He went six innings and allowed tow runs on five hits and one walk, while striking out six. Cole is now 2-0 with a 3.18 ERA.
Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS4/19/2015 4:03:00 PM
Description: Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg baffled Phillies' hitters on Sunday.
Insight: Strasburg went 7 1/3 innings and allowed just one run on fice hits and two walks, while striking out seven. He now owns a 4.50 ERA.
Jose Quintana, SP, CWS4/19/2015 3:55:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana was lit up by Detroit on Sunday.
Insight: He allowed nine runs on 10 hits and one walk, and struck out only one. Quntana now has an ugly 8.40 ERA this season.
Michael Pineda, SP, NYY4/19/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda went 5 2/3 innings Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: He allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk, while striking out five. Pineda now has a 5.00 ERA.
Matt Harvey, SP, NYM4/19/2015 3:51:00 PM
Description: Mets right-hander Matt Harvey allowed our runs Sunday against the Marlins.
Insight: Harvey went six innings and allowed those four runs on eight hits, while striking out seven. He now has a 3.50 ERA.
Zack Greinke, SP, LOS4/19/2015 9:02:00 AM
Description: Dodgers starter Zack Greinke picked up his second wi of the season.
Insight: He defeated the Dodgers on Saturday night bu pitching 6 2/3 innings and allowing three runs on five hits and one walk, while striking out three. He is now 2-0 with a 1.83 ERA.
Colby Lewis, SP, TEX4/19/2015 9:00:00 AM
Description: Rangers starter Colby Lewis took the loss Saturday against the Mariners.
Insight: Lewis allowed three runs on 10 hits and two walks, while striking out two over 5 2/3 innings of work. He is 1-1 with a 3.79 ERA.
Felix Hernandez, SP, SEA4/19/2015 8:58:00 AM
Description: Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was dominant Saturday against the Rangers.
Insight: Hernandez went seven innings and allowed just one run on two hits and one walk, while striking out 12. He is now 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP, NYY4/18/2015 10:47:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka pitched very well Saturday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Tanaka went seven inning and allowed no runs on two hits, while striking out eight. He is now 2-1 with a 3.94 ERA.
Jeff Locke, SP, PIT4/18/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke defeated the Brewers on Saturday.
Insight: Locke was great, going eight innings and allowing only one run on four hits, while striking out six. He is now 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA.
Dallas Keuchel, SP, HOU4/18/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Astros starter Dallas Keuchel pitched very well Saturday against the Angels.
Insight: He went six innings and allowed no runs on just two hits and three walks. Keuchel has an impressive 0.90 ERA this season.
C.J. Wilson, SP, ANA4/18/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Angels starter C.J. Wilson allowed two runs Saturday against Houston.
Insight: He pitched well over 6 2/3 innings of work, and allowed just t hree hits, but did walk four while striking out eight. Wilson left down 2-0.
Jacob deGrom, SP, NYM4/18/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Mets rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom does not appear to be heading toward a sophomore slump.
Insight: He has a 0.93 ERA this season, and on Saturday deGrom went seven innings and allowed no runs on six hits, while striking out eight.
Kyle Lohse, SP, MIL4/18/2015 9:28:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse was awful yet again on Saturday night.
Insight: Lohse has an ugly 10.34 ERA through three starts. He went six innings on Saturday and allowed six runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out four.
Yordano Ventura, SP, KAN4/18/2015 9:12:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura was ejected Saturday against Oakland.
Insight: He intentionally threw at Brett Lawrie in the fourth and was immediately thrown out. Venturea went 3 1/3 innings and allowed five runs.
Zach Britton, SP, BAL4/18/2015 7:34:00 PM
Description: Orioles closer Zach Britton picked up his fourth save of the season.
Insight: He shut the door for Chris Tillman, and had two strikeouts in the ninth. Britton has a 1.42 ERA so far this season.
Jake Peavy, SP, SFG4/18/2015 6:42:00 PM
Description: Giants starter Jake Peavy was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a back strain.
Insight: Yusmeiro Petit will likely fill the spot in the rotation, with Matt Cain already sidelined.
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS4/18/2015 6:39:00 PM
Description: Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz allowed two runs Saturday against the Orioles.
Insight: He pitched six innings and allowed 11 hits and one walk, while striking out seven. Duchholz has a 6.06 ERA this season.
Chris Tillman, SP, BAL4/18/2015 6:37:00 PM
Description: Orioles starter Chris Tillman pitched well Saturday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Tillman went 5 1/3 innings and allowed one run on six hits and two walks, while striking out five. He totaled 105 pitches and now has a 5.52 ERA.
Phil Hughes, SP, MIN4/18/2015 4:39:00 PM
Description: Twins starter Phil Hughes allowed four runs Saturday versus Cleveland.
Insight: Hughes continues to be an irrelevant fantasy option. He went 6 2/3 innings and allowed four runs on eight hits and one walk, while strking out three. He has a 5.30 ERA through three starts.
Danny Salazar, SP, CLE4/18/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Danny Salazar pitched well Saturday against the Twins.
Insight: He struck out 10 and allowd two runs on six hits and two walks over six innings. Salazar has a 3.00 ERA this season.
Tyson Ross, SP, SDP4/18/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross struck out nine Saturday against the Cubs.
Insight: He did so over 5 2/3 innings of work and allowed three runs on five hits and five walks. Ross has a 4.08 ERA this season.
Homer Bailey, SP, CIN4/18/2015 4:21:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Homer Bailey had a rough outing Saturday against the Cardinals.
Insight: He allowed five runs on nine hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings of work. Bailey did no record a strikeout either.
Chris Sale, SP, CWS4/18/2015 4:18:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Chris Sale picked up his second straight victory.
Insight: He defeated the Tigers by going six innings and allowing two runs on four hits and one walk, while striking out six. Sale is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA.
Anibal Sanchez, SP, DET4/18/2015 4:17:00 PM
Description: Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez was abysmal Saturday against the White Sox.
Insight: Sanchez allowed nine runs on nine hits and two walks, while striking out two over just 3 1/3 innings of work. He is now 1-2 with a 7.71 ERA.
Jordan Zimmermann, SP, WAS4/18/2015 4:10:00 PM
Description: Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann allowed just two earned runs, but took the loss Saturday versus Philadelphia.
Insight: Zimmermann allowed four total runs on four hits and four walks over 6 1/3 innings of work. He is now 1-2 with an ugly 6.14 ERA.
Aaron Harang, SP, PHI4/18/2015 4:09:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Aaron Harang had his third straight quality start.
Insight: He got the win, and went six innings allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks, while striking out six. Harang is now 2-1 with a solid 1.96 ERA.
Michael Wacha, SP, STL4/17/2015 11:33:00 PM
Description: Cardinals righty Michael Wacha pitched seven solid innings in his second victory of the season.
Insight: Wacha allowed just one run on five hits in seven frames as he improved to 2-0. He also had four strikeouts and one walk. The only run he allowed was a solo home run to Joey Votto as the Cardinals won, 6-1.
Bartolo Colon, SP, NYM4/17/2015 11:03:00 PM
Description: Mets starter Bartolo Colon pitched well again, throwing seven innings and allowing one run on Friday versus the Marlins.
Insight: Colon is a perfect 3-0 and has allowed just five runs in 20 innings. On Friday, the only run he yielded was a solo home run to Giancarlo Stanton. He also struck out five and walked none. Colon just continues to defy father time.
Ubaldo Jimenez, SP, BAL4/17/2015 10:39:00 PM
Description: Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez his no-hit bid versus the Red Sox end due to an ejection in the fourth inning.
Insight: Jimenez didn't allow a hit in his 3 2/3 innings, but the home plate umpire claimed he nailed Pablo Sandoval with a pitch on purpose, and therefore was ejected from the game. Jimenez allegedly hit Sandoval in retaliation for his dirty slide into second base earlier in the game. Jimenez left with two strikeouts and three walks in addition to the no hits.
Max Scherzer, SP, WAS4/17/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer won his first game in Washington, pitching eight innings and allowing one run against the Phillies on Friday.
Insight: Scherzer yielded the one run on four hits, struck out nine and walked none. His season ERA is now 0.83, but Scherzer is only 1-1.
James Shields, SP, SDP4/17/2015 5:36:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields didn't pitch great, but he and his team won in Chicago on Friday.
Insight: Shields allowed four runs, three earned on five hits in six innings versus the Cubs. He also struck out nine and walked two. Wil Myers bailed him out, though, as he hit a three-run homer in the seventh to give the Padres a, 5-4, lead. The San Diego bullpen shut the door from there. Shields is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in three starts.
David Price, SP, DETHot4/17/2015 5:06:00 PM
Description: Tigers starter David Price finally allowed his first earned run of the season on Friday.
Insight: In his last start, Price committed an error which led to three runs and spoiled his own start. He pitched eighth innings and only allowed a solo home run to Avisail Garcia on Friday. He also allowed four hits, two walks and struck out nine. Price has a 0.40 ERA in three starts this season.
Jeff Samardzija, SP, CWS4/17/2015 5:02:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija had his first very good start of the season, but it wasn't enough against Tigers ace David Price.
Insight: Samardzija only allowed a solo home run to Yoenis Cespedes in his eight innings of work on Friday. He was able to pitch out of jams in the first, third, fifth and seventh to strand runners in scoring position. Samardzija also had seven strikeouts and no walks. As we said after his two previous rough outings, Samardzija would be fine. He has allowed just one run in his last 13 innings of work.
Chris Archer, SP, TAM4/16/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer pitched seven shutout innings, allowing two hits, walking two batters and striking out 11.
Insight: It was a very impressive night for Archer, who now supports a 1.37 ERA in three starts this season. He hasn't allowed a run in 14 innings as he pitched seven shutout innings in his last start as well. Fantasy owners who drafted Archer late are looking pretty smart right now.
Cole Hamels, SP, PHI4/16/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels allowed five runs and walked four batters in six innings against the Nationals on Saturday.
Insight: Hamels fell victim to the long ball again, allowing home runs to Yunel Escobar and Ryan Zimmerman. He did strike out seven batters, but the four walks cancels them out in any leagues with K/BB as a category. Hamels supports a 5.00 ERA in 18.0 innings this season.
Doug Fister, SP, WASHot4/16/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Nationals starter Doug Fister pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits as Washington beat Philadelphia, 5-2.
Insight: Fister unfortunately did walk four batters as well as strike out four. The victory was his first this season, and fantasy owners have to love the 0.69 ERA.
John Lackey, SP, STL4/16/2015 5:25:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter John Lackey pitched seven shutout innings on Thursday against the Brewers.
Insight: Lackey allowed just five hits, struck out eight and walked one. He is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in two starts this season.
Francisco Liriano, SP, PIT4/15/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano pitched very well, allowing just a solo home run versus the Tigers, but Pittsburgh lost, 1-0, on Wednesday.
Insight: Liriano was lifted after six innings for a pinch hitter otherwise he probably would have kept pitching. The Pirates have given their pitchers no run support the last two games. Pittsburgh hasn't scored a run in the last 20 innings.
Alfredo Simon, SP, DET4/15/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon threw eight shutout innings on Wednesday against the Pirates,
Insight: Simon allowed just two hits in his eight innings of work and struck out three. The Tigers have been very impressive this season. First, they led the league in offense the first week, going 6-0 against the Twins and Indians. Then, they beat the Pirates in Pittsburgh in two pitcher duels this week.
Felix Hernandez, SP, SEA4/15/2015 7:04:00 PM
Description: Mariners ace Felix Hernandez will make his usual start on Saturday versus the Rangers.
Insight: Hernandez left his start with tightness in his quad on Sunday, but he appears fine for Saturday. Fantasy owners should not be concerned and all. Leave King Felix in the lineup.
Gio Gonzalez, SP, WAS4/15/2015 4:50:00 PM
Description: Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez wpicked up his first win of the season, but still allowed five runs (four earned) Wednesday versus Boston.
Insight: Gonzalez went six innings and allowed six hits and two walks, while striking out six. He is 1-1 with a 5.11 ERA.
Justin Verlander, SP, DET4/15/2015 4:50:00 PM
Description: Tigers starter Justin Verlander said he cut his simulated game on Wednesday short because he felt tired according to MLive.com.
Insight: Verlander threw all his pitches during a 45-pitch simulated game, but he described his triceps as feeling "achy". This probably really frustrates Tigers fans and fantasy owners because Verlander's recovery seems to be moving at snails pace. There is no timetable for his return.
John Danks, SP, CWS4/15/2015 3:14:00 PM
Description: White Sox lefty John Danks allowed four runs (three earned) during Wednesday's loss to the Indians.
Insight: Danks struck out three and allowed six hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings. He is now 0-2 on the season.
Trevor Bauer, SP, CLE4/15/2015 3:12:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Trevor Bauer struck out eight in a win over the White Sox.
Insight: Bauer went six innings and allowed two runs on four hits and four walks. He is now 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA.
Eric Stults, SP, ATL4/15/2015 2:41:00 PM
Description: Braves lefthander Eric Stults allowed four runs in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins.
Insight: He went five innings and allowed five hits and two walks, while striking out two. Stults is now 0-1 with a 6.30 ERA.
Dan Haren, SP, MIA4/15/2015 2:38:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Dan Haren went seven strong innings during Wednesday's victory against the Braves.
Insight: He allowed two runs on just three hits and two walks, while striking out five. Haren is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in two starts with Miami.
Matt Harvey, SP, NYM4/14/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Mets right-hander Matt Harvey defeated Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
Insight: He is now 2-0 after going six innings and allowing three runs on five hits, while striking out eight. Harvey has a 2.25 ERA through two starts.
Jose Quintana, SP, CWS4/14/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana picked up a win Tuesday versus Cleveland.
Insight: He went six innings and allowed one run (zero earned) on just three hits and two walks, while striking out six. Quintana is 1-0 with a 4.09 ERA.
A.J. Burnett, SP, PIT4/14/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter A.J. Burnett pitched very well in his return in a Pirates uniform at PNC Park, but Tigers starter Shane Greene spoiled it.
Insight: Greene threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing just one run on seven hits, struck out eight and walked two, but Greene pitched eight shutout inning as the Tigers won, 2-0. Burnett's two walks in the seventh led to the Tigers first run. Burnett is 0-1 but has pitched very well and supports a 2.25 ERA in two starts this season.
Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS4/14/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg had his second straight rough outing to begin the 2015 season.
Insight: Strasburg threw 5 1/3 versus the Red Sox on Tuesday and allowed five runs on 10 hits. He did strike out five and walk none, but his ERA through two starts is 6.75. It's still too early to worry though.
Miguel Gonzalez, SP, BAL4/14/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez defeated the Yankees on Tuesday night.
Insight: Gonzalez pitched well and allowed just one run on four hits and one walk, while stirking out 10. He is now 1-1 with a 1.42 ERA.
CC Sabathia, SP, NYY4/14/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia took the loss Tuesday versus Baltimore.
Insight: He did not pitch poorly, but did allow four runs on seven hits and one walk over seven innings of work. Sabathia also had seven strikeouts and threw 91 pitches. He is 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA.
Carlos Carrasco, SP, CLE4/14/2015 7:32:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Carlos Carrasco was forced to leave Tuesday's game after being hit with a line drive in the face.
Insight: First off, we wish Carrasco the best and a speedy recovery. He had to be carted off after taking the drive in his left cheek. Zach McAllister took over. Stay tuned.
Francisco Liriano, SP, PIT4/14/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano will make the start on Wednesday after taking time off for the birth of his daughter.
Insight: He pitched well in his first start, but earned a ND after pitching seven innings and yielding two hits.
Michael Pineda, SP, NYY4/13/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda allowed five runs Monday against the Orioles.
Insight: He wen 6 1/3 innings and allowed the five runs on nine hits, but did strike out nine. Pineda has a 5.11 ERA through two starts this season.
Jake Odorizzi, SP, TAM4/13/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Jake Odorizzi had a strong outing Monday versus Toronto.
Insight: Odorizzi went eight innings and allowed just one run one two hits and three walks, while striking out three. He left with a 2-1 lead after throwing 103 pitches.
R.A. Dickey, SP, TOR4/13/2015 9:21:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey pitched well for the second consecutive start.
Insight: He left in line for the loss, but allowed just two runs on three hits and five walks, while striking out six over six innings of work. Dickey has a solid 2.19 ERA so far this season.
Wei-Yin Chen, SP, BAL4/13/2015 9:18:00 PM
Description: Orioles starter Wei-Yen Chen pitched well Monday against the Yankees.
Insight: Chen went six innings and allowed two runs on four hits and one walk, while striking out four. He threw 89 pitches and left with a 4-2 lead.
Adam Wainwright, SP, STL4/13/2015 7:08:00 PM
Description: Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright gave up five runs Monday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: The good thing for fantasy owners is that only three were earned. Wainwright went seven innings and also allowed eight hits and one walk, while striking out four.
Matt Garza, SP, MIL4/13/2015 6:30:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza pitched well Monday against the Cardinals.
Insight: He rebounded from a poor opening start, and went 5 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run on six hits and five walks, while striking out four. Garza left with a 3-2 lead.
Rick Porcello, SP, BOS4/13/2015 6:12:00 PM
Description: Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello had his second straight quality start.
Insight: He pitched eight innings and allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and one walk, while striking out six. Porcello threw 112 pitches and left with a 9-4 lead.
Jordan Zimmermann, SP, WAS4/13/2015 4:40:00 PM
Description: Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann was lit up Monday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Zimmermann lasted just 2 1/3 innings and allowed eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits and one walk. He did not strike out a batter and left the game trailing 8-0. Look for Zimmermann to respond next time out.
Aaron Harang, SP, PHI4/13/2015 4:32:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Aaron Harang pitched well, but took the loss Monday against the Mets.
Insight: Harang allowed just one run on four hits and two walks over six innings of work. However, Philadelphia was unable to get a run across. He is now 1-1 with a solid 0.73 ERA through two starts.
Jacob deGrom, SP, NYM4/13/2015 4:28:00 PM
Description: Mets rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom was fantastic during Monday's victory against the Phillies.
Insight: He went 6 1/3 innings and allowed no runs on seven hits and one walk, while striking out three. deGrom is now 1-1 with a healthy 1.46 ERA.
Anibal Sanchez, SP, DET4/13/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez allowed five runs during Monday's loss to the Pirates.
Insight: After not allowing a run in his first start, Sanchez was not as fortunate this time out. He went 6 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits and five runs, includng three homers. Sanchez did strike out nine to help fantasy owners out a bit.
Gerrit Cole, SP, PIT4/13/2015 4:23:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole struck out eight in a win over Detroit on Monday afternoon.
Insight: In Pittsburgh's home opener Cole shined, going six innings and allowed just one run on three hits and two walks. He is 1-0 with a 3.27 ERA through two starts this season.
Henderson Alvarez, SP, MIA4/13/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a right shoulder injury.
Insight: The Marlins are now missing their top-two starters in Jose Fernandez and Alvarez. Alvarez went 12-7 with a 2.65 ERA last season. There is no announced timetable for his return.

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