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Jarrett Parker went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and one run scored against the Padres on Tuesday.

As Hunter Pence’s replacement tonight, Parker homered and plated two runs. He’s a low-end option where his only fantasy value comes in DFS when he attracts a start. Playing time isn’t guaranteed, which is exactly why he isn’t worth adding in seasonal leagues at this juncture.
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Brandon Crawford went 2-for-3 with a triple, a walks, four RBI and one run scored on Tuesday against the Padres.

After going 0-for-7 in his last two games, Crawford had a great outing today. He tripled and drove in four runs in the contest. Crawford has started the season off rather slow, but things should be coming around for the slick-fielding shortstop. Continue to roll with him in all formats. He is 3-for-8 with one home run in his career off tomorrow’s starter James Shields.
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Jeff Samardzija allowed one earned run on six hits and three walks while striking out seven in 6.2 innings against the Padres on Tuesday.

Samardzija is the latest pitcher to stymie the worse-than-anemic San Diego offense. His last two starts have come against the Padres, and Shark has allowed just two earned runs while posting a 15:3 K/BB ratio. The right-hander is pitching very well this season, to the tune of a 2.54 ERA. He seems comfortable with the Giants and if he continues to pitch like this, owners who drafted him will have received quite the return on investment. His next start will come on Monday against the Atlanta Braves.
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Andrew Cashner allowed three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out one in six innings against the Giants on Tuesday.

Cashner was activated from the disabled list to start tonight’s game, and if you ask me, the start was just as expected. He dealt with some rust and didn’t strike out a bunch of guys. He did record his fourth quality start of the season, but the San Diego offense struggled to get him the run support he needed. He’s a low-end, back of the rotation arm moving forward. His next start will come on Monday against the Seattle Mariners.
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Jon Jay went 1-for-3 with a home run, one RBI and one run scored against the Giants on Tuesday.

Jay is mired in a little 4-for-23 slump, but he made the most of tonight’s lone hit. He homered off Jeff Samardzija tonight, running his season total up to a whopping two. He’s playing well atop the San Diego batting order, making his case for an OF4 or OF5. He makes for a quality play in DFS tomorrow against Jake Peavy.
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Hanley Ramirez said he will be in the lineup Wednesday.

Ramirez left Tuesday's game with a right toe bruise, and while it is nice that Hanley expects to play, it would mean more coming from his manager. In any event, it sounds like Ramirez has avoided a major injury. If Ramirez is unable to play Wednesday, Travis Shaw would likely move to first base with Josh Rutledge starting at third.
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R.A. Dickey worked 6.2 innings in Tuesday’s 6-0 loss to the Yankees, allowing four runs on five hits and two walks while racking up seven strikeouts.

Dickey had the knuckler working until the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday night. The veteran hurler allowed just two runs through his first six frames, but got tagged for two more in the seventh and ultimately fell to 2-6 on the year. Of course, it did not help running up against a sensational performance from Yankees’ righty Nathan Eovaldi. Dickey struggled to a 6.75 ERA in April, but he has actually been pitching well for the most part this month. Over five starts in May, he has posted a nice 2.91 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 25-to-8 K/BB ratio across 34 innings. Dickey has a tough matchup with the Red Sox coming up on Sunday.
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Nathan Eovaldi tossed six-plus scoreless innings in Tuesday’s 6-0 win over the Blue Jays, giving up just two hits and three walks while striking out five.

Eovaldi had a forgetful start at Boston back on May 1st, but aside from that outing, he has been outstanding on the mound this month. Over his last four starts, the rocket-armed righty has posted a 2.16 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 19-to-5 K/BB ratio across 25 innings. Eovaldi now stands at 5-2 on the year and is pushing his way up the fantasy rankings in mixed formats. He will take the mound in Tampa Bay on Sunday.
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