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Roberto Luongo Headshot

Luongo (lower body) stopped all eight shots he faced Tuesday against the Predators.

Luongo displayed a strong performance, and more importantly, he's back to full health again. The veteran backstop will have to continue this performance if he wants to fend off fellow-goalie James Reimer, who posted a .920 save percentage and 2.53 GAA last season. Luongo posted similar numbers of .915 and 2.68 last season, respectively, but he's a goalie in a 38-year-old body, which is part of the reason he was left exposed to Vegas this summer. He's still expected to receive a majority of the workload, but that is projected to be around 50 starts, which is tough to build a fantasy roster around.
11:33 pm (EST)
Adam Jones (R) Headshot

X-rays on Jones' hand came back negative Tuesday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Jones was hit by a pitch on his hand during the ninth inning of Tuesday's game, but the veteran outfielder was able to shrug it off and remain in the contest. He underwent precautionary tests following the game which fortunately revealed no structural damage. Jones' hand may have some lingering soreness Wednesday, but it shouldn't cause him to miss any time.
11:32 pm (EST)
Giovani Bernard Headshot

Bernard caught two of four targets for 16 yards and added 10 yards on the ground in Thursday's 13-9 loss to the Texans.

After leading the Bengals' rushing corps in yards in Week 1, Bernard took a step back against Houston. Joe Mixon again led the team in touches with 10 followed by Bernard and Jeremy Hill with seven apiece. The Bengals fired their offensive coordinator, Ken Zampese, after Thursday's game and replaced him with Bill Lazor. The promotion of Lazor may make carries harder to come by in Cincinnati. In Lazor's last full season as an offensive coordinator, 2014 in Miami, the team ran the ball 40.1 percent of the time as compared to 43.3-percent league average that season. The Bengals ran the ball 43.9 percent of the time under Zampese since the beginning of 2016.
11:25 pm (EST)
Ender Inciarte (L) Headshot

Tests performed on Inciarte's injured left thumb revealed no structural damage Tuesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Inciarte exited Tuesday's contest early after aggravating his left thumb injury during an at-bat in the fourth inning. Postgame tests revealed no significant damage, but the center fielder will likely be withheld from the starting lineup Wednesday nonetheless. He's a true day-to-day case moving forward.
11:23 pm (EST)
Lucas Giolito (R) Headshot

Giolito (2-3) allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk over 6.2 innings Tuesday against the Astros. He struck out three and was saddled with the loss.

Giolito pitched well Tuesday but was stuck with the loss after the White Sox's offense was only able to muster up one run on the night. After appearing overmatched at the big-league level with the Nationals last season (6.75 ERA over 21.1 IP), the young righty has looked much more composed with his new organization in 2017, as he now holds a 2.58 ERA in his six starts since being recalled on Aug. 22. He lines up for a start against the Royals on Sunday.
11:19 pm (EST)
Vincent Trocheck Headshot

Trocheck suffered an upper-body injury Tuesday against the Predators, Jameson Coop of the Panthers' official site reports.

The 24-year-old center is coming off of back-to-back 50-plus point seasons, and with Jaromir Jagr gone, Trocheck's presence on power play will be even more important. Trocheck will be reevaluated Wednesday, and his next opportunity to play in the preseason will be Sunday.
11:18 pm (EST)
Collin McHugh (R) Headshot

McHugh (3-2) picked up the win after allowing just one run on five hits and a walk while striking out five over five innings in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

McHugh was sharp in his first start back after suffering a detached fingernail during his Sept. 8 appearance. He struck out four batters over the first two frames and allowed just one extra-base hit in his five innings of work before departing with a 2-1 lead after throwing 87 pitches (56 for strikes). The effective outing lowered his ERA to 3.44, a figure he'll look to improve upon in his upcoming matchup with the Angels on Sunday.
11:13 pm (EST)
Daniel Murphy (L) Headshot

Manager Dusty Baker announced Tuesday that Murphy (hamstring) will likely be back in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Braves, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Murphy's hamstring tightened up during pregame warmups Tuesday, so Dusty Baker decided to withhold his star second baseman from the lineup. After a night of rest, the manager is confident that the 32-year-old will be ready to re-enter the lineup Wednesday.
11:10 pm (EST)
Sean Doolittle (L) Headshot

Doolittle struck out one in a clean ninth inning to pick up his 22nd save of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Braves.

Doolittle needed only 12 pitches to retire three Braves hitters en route to his 21st consecutive converted save opportunity. The lefty's last blown save came all the way back on April 15 with the A's. The 30-year-old should continue to be a consistent source of saves over the final weeks of the regular season.
11:06 pm (EST)
Luiz Gohara (L) Headshot

Gohara (1-2) took the loss against the Nationals on Tuesday after allowing four runs on 11 hits over 6.1 innings. He struck out four.

Gohara bested the Nationals six days ago, but wasn't able to replicate that success this time around. The first four hitters in the Nationals' lineup accounted for a majority of the damage Tuesday, collecting eight of the 11 hits off Gohara and driving in all four of the runs off of the 21-year-old. The southpaw has now allowed 11 earned runs in his first three big-league starts and will look to rebound in his upcoming outing against the Phillies on Sunday.
11:05 pm (EST)
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