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22 Aug, 01:42 AMSource

Daisuke Matsuzaka threw five shutout innings, striking out seven, allowing just two hits for Short-Season Class-A Brooklyn on Thursday.

Matsuzaka has been out of action since going down with an elbow injury back on Just 24, but continues to inch closer to making his return to the Mets pitching staff. Through 74.1 innings between the starting rotation and the bullpen, Dice-K is sitting on a 3.87 ER and 1.33 WHIP while owning a sub-par 71:44 K:BB rate. Depending on how the Mets plan on using him down the stretch will weigh in on his potential fantasy value, so for now just wait for news to be released from the team in the upcoming days.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

21 Aug, 11:53 PMSource

Garrett Richards will undergo left knee surgery on Friday, Angels have announced.

Richards will be out 6-9 months following a knee injury suffered on Wednesday night, which has ended his season with a 12-4 record while maintaining a 2.61 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and a 164:51 K:BB rate over 168.2 innings. Barring any setbacks along the way, Richards is expected to be ready for the start of the 2015 season.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

21 Aug, 11:27 PMSource

Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with three RBI, one run scored and a walk against the Reds on Thursday.

Upton has been hot of late, slashing .409/.480/.818 with three home urns, nine RBI and seven runs scored over his last seven games. There is no doubt Upton is going to be considered among the MVP voting in the National League as he is now sitting on 24 home runs and 81 RBI through 442 at-bats. As long as he doesn't suffer a bad injury down the stretch, Upton should be able to reach 30-plus home runs for the first time since 2011.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

21 Aug, 11:19 PM

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with one RBI, two runs scored and a walk during the Braves' 8-0 win over the Reds on Thursday.

Heyward is now hitting .310 with five RBI and six runs scored over his last seven games as he continues to do a good job atop the Braves lineup. Although he has yet to live up to his full potential, since moving to the leadoff spot Heyward has been able to utilize his solid on-base percentage (.335) and turn it into stolen bases (14). As long as he continues to show patience, he makes for a nice fantasy piece even if the power stats aren't there to back him up.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

21 Aug, 11:17 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored against the Reds on Thursday.

Simmons logged one hit on Thursday, but made it count as he is now sitting on a .249 average with seven home runs and 43 RBI through 425 at-bats. The Braves shortstop has shown promise at times each of the bast two seasons, although he will need to be more consistent before gaining must-own status from the shortstop position.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

21 Aug, 11:13 PM

Julio Teheran tossed six scoreless innings and gave up just four hits with no walks and three strikeouts as the Braves beat the Reds 8-0 on Thursday.

Teheran was able to cruise through six innings on Thursday night, as he has now allowed just two runs over his last two starts. He is sitting 12-9 with a 2.96 ERA and 1.08 WHIP through 27 starts, while owning an impressive 156:41 K:BB rate over 182.2 innings. Unless he falls completely off in the upcoming weeks, he is a must start every time he toes the rubber. He will draw the Mets in his start early next week.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

21 Aug, 11:10 PM

In his first appearance on the mound after dealing with shoulder soreness, Aroldis Chapman threw a perfect inning with two strikeouts against the Braves on Thursday.

Chapman has been out of action since allowed four walks in his outing on Sunday, but did not show any side effects from his shoulder soreness. He has converted 26 of his 28 chances in 2014 while maintaining a 2.75 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 76 strikeouts over 39.1 innings. Expect his role to be back to normal in the upcoming days.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

21 Aug, 11:04 PM

David Holmberg was blasted for six runs on five hits and four walks with two strikeouts over just 2.2 innings against the Braves on Thursday.

Since being promoted to join the Res starting rotation, Holmberg has now allowed 11 runs over 5.1 innings of work while serving up four home runs in that stretch. It is unlikely he will get another shot at staying in the big leagues after another meltdown, so it is safe to forget the name "Holmberg" for a while.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

21 Aug, 11:01 PM

Josh Hamilton went 1-for-4 with a double and one RBI during the Angels' 2-0 win over the Red Sox on Thursday.

Hamilton is now 3-for-10 with two doubles and four RBI since returning to the starting lineup for the Angels after the team gave him a couple days off to clear his head. The Angles high-paid outfielder is slashing .222/.281/.361 with three home runs and 12 RBI over 108 at-bats since returning from the All-Star break as his struggles continue since moving to Hollywood. For now, fantasy owners should explore other options until he gets back on track.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

21 Aug, 10:56 PM

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