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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.