Wacha is in a serious funk. The young right-hander has now retired just 12 batters in each of his last three starts while watching his ERA balloon from 3.12 to an ugly 5.04. Across those last 12 innings, he has allowed 20 runs (16 earned) on 24 hits and eight walks. It will be really tough to keep rolling with Wacha in almost any fantasy league until he gets back on track. He is set to face a tough Nationals’ lineup Sunday afternoon.
After taking his first loss of the season this past Thursday in Milwaukee, Hammel improved to 6-1 with this outstanding effort against the Cardinals. The veteran righty has now given up one run or less in 6-of-9 starts so far this year, resulting in his excellent 2.17 ERA across 54 innings. As evidenced Tuesday night, Hammel is backed up by an incredibly strong lineup and is currently performing at an All-Star level. He will look to keep it going Monday afternoon against the Dodgers.