DFS MLB Playbook: May 27 Cover Image
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Carlos Martínez Headshot

Martinez (3-4) gave up three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out nine over 7.1 innings in Friday's 10-0 loss to the Rockies.

The right-hander's strong effort in Coors Field got wasted as the Cards' offense couldn't take advantage of its surroundings, and the bullpen fell apart as soon as Martinez left the game. He's now delivered six straight quality starts, and he'll try to extend that streak to seven Wednesday at home against the Dodgers.
8:06 am (EST)
Chris Iannetta Headshot

Iannetta went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Friday's 4-2 extra-inning win over the Brewers.

A concussion has left Iannetta on the sidelines more often than not over the last couple of weeks, but he's now popped a homer in three of his last four starts dating back to May 12. With neither Chris Herrmann nor Jeff Mathis supplying much offense, expect Iannetta to begin reclaiming his starting role soon enough.
8:01 am (EST)
Jake Lamb Headshot

Lamb went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and two RBI in Friday's 4-2 extra-inning win over the Brewers.

His fourth-inning solo shot off Junior Guerra got the D-backs on the board, and Lamb's 10th-inning double plated their final run. The third baseman now has three homers in his last four games, seven in his last 10 and 14 on the year, driving a career-best .284/.374/.591 slash line.
7:55 am (EST)
Fernando Rodney Headshot

Rodney gave up a hit in a scoreless 10th inning Friday to notch his 13th save of the season in a 4-2 win over the Brewers.

The 40-year-old remains unscored upon in May, converting seven straight save chances on the month. Rodney's 5:3 K:BB in 8.2 innings during that stretch doesn't exactly inspire confidence, but as long as he's posting goose eggs he's worth rostering in any fantasy format that rewards saves.
7:52 am (EST)
Maikel Franco Headshot

Manager Pete Mackanin said there has been no discussion of sending Franco to the minors, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

Franco is hitting just .215/.272/.362 with six homers in 163 at-bats this season. The Phillies seem content to let him work through his issues in the majors rather then giving him some time at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. That said, Franco could sit a bit more frequently after Howie Kendrick comes off the disabled list next week as the Phils will be looking to move the veteran around the field to get him some starts.
7:50 am (EST)
Zack Godley Headshot

Godley (1-1) tossed six scoreless innings Friday, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out six, but had to settle for a no-decision in a 4-2 win over the Brewers.

The Diamondbacks bullpen couldn't hold a 1-0 lead once Godley left the game after throwing 84 pitches (51 strikes), costing him a win. The 27-year-old has now delivered four straight quality starts, giving him a 1.99 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 26:11 K:BB through 31.2 big-league innings, and he'll look to keep rolling in his next outing Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
7:49 am (EST)
César Hernández Headshot

Hernandez (groin) said he intends to return to the lineup Saturday, Marc Narducci of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Hernandez has been dealing with a groin pull for the past 10 days, so manager Pete Mackanin gave him a day off Friday. Hernandez said he still feels some discomfort, but thinks he can play through it.
7:45 am (EST)
Carlos Beltrán Headshot

Beltran batted sixth for the first time this season and went 1-for-4 with a home run in Friday's 2-0 win over the Orioles.

Beltran has not been the impact bat Houston thought it was getting when the team signed him during the offseason. Hence, manager A.J. Hinch's decision to drop Beltran to the six-hole after he'd previously hit second, fourth or fifth. After a night off Thursday, Beltran returned to the lineup Friday with a .234/.278/.373 slash line in 158 at-bats. Opportunities out of the six-hole will be fewer than if Beltran were comfortably ensconced with Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, but he has a proven track record as a hitter and could earn his way back up the order.
7:44 am (EST)
Kevin Kiermaier Headshot

Kiermaier went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Friday's 5-2 win over the Twins.

The center fielder is enjoying his best stretch of the season with the bat, slashing .333/.393/.569 with three home runs, eight RBI, eight runs and three stolen bases over his last 14 games. Kiermaier's .678 OPS on the year still lags behind his previous seasons, but it could rise quickly if he remains locked in.
7:42 am (EST)
Logan Morrison Headshot

Morrison went 1-for-3 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Friday's 5-2 win over the Twins.

His batting average has returned to a level typical for Morrison, as he hasn't had a multi-hit game since May 6, but when he is making contact he's doing it with authority -- 11 of his 14 hits since then have gone for extra bases (five doubles, six homers), giving the first baseman a .237/.324/.627 slash line over those 17 games to go along with 16 RBI and nine runs.
7:37 am (EST)
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