Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitching: Week 13
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Justin Verlander lasted 4.2 innings in Sunday’s 9-3 loss to the Indians, surrendering eight runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out five.

After posting an excellent 2.34 ERA while allowing four runs or less in each of his previous nine starts, Verlander just simply came apart in the fifth inning of Sunday’s game. In that frame alone, the Indians drove four baseballs out of the yard, plating six total runs. Given how good Verlander has been over the past several weeks, this meltdown should be chalked up to just an inning that totally got away from him. The six-time All-Star had only surrendered four homers in a game, much less an inning, one time in his career prior to this outing. He will look to rebound in Tampa Bay on Saturday.
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Victor Martinez went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Sunday’s 9-3 loss to the Indians.

Well, the last couple of weeks would have been completely forgettable from Martinez if it were not for a three-homer game back on June 16th and Sunday’s two-homer performance. The switch-hitting veteran has gone just 11-for-43 (.256) with five RBI over the last 11 games, but it is incredibly difficult to complain from a fantasy standpoint due to the five home runs. Martinez is having an outstanding season overall, as evidenced by his .896 OPS and 14 roundtrippers through 73 games.
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Josh Tomlin worked a solid eight innings in Sunday’s 9-3 win over the Tigers, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three.

Tomlin just keeps on rolling for the Tribe, as he now stands at an impressive 9-1 for the year following Sunday’s victory. The 31-year-old righty enjoyed an outstanding June, posting a 2.60 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 19-to-2 K/BB ratio across 34.2 innings over five starts. Tomlin has been pitching great for sure, but he may well indeed be a nice sell-high candidate right now in fantasy leagues, as at least a small amount of regression seems likely going forward. He will take the mound in Toronto on Friday afternoon.
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Kris Medlen (shoulder) isn’t ready to return to the team yet, manager Ned Yost said Sunday, and he is slated for more rehab starts.

Although Ian Kennedy had a strong start on Sunday, both Edinson Volquez and Chris Young were knocked around this weekend. Medlen reached 4.2 innings in his last rehab start but needs more time prior to returning to the majors. When Medlen does, he is on the same pitching day as Chris Young and could take his spot in the second half.
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DJ LeMahieu has a knee contusion.

When fantasy owners of D.J. LeMahieu read about him leaving the Rockies game on Sunday, they had to be nervous. But it appears the news regarding his knee injury is positive as it is listed as a contusion. It may cost LeMahieu a game or two but once the swelling subsides he should return to the field.
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