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Matt Szczur Headshot

Szczur went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI in Thursday's win over the Mets.

The 27-year-old was filling in for Manuel Margot (calf) on Thursday. With the former ruled out until Saturday at the earliest, Szczur should receive short stint of regular playing time in the interim. His .240/.339/.360 slash line likely keeps him out of the conversation in standard formats, but the veteran outfielder could make for a decent punt play in daily fantasy leagues when he starts.
5:00 am (EST)
Brad Hand Headshot

Hand picked up his second save of the season despite allowing a run in Thursday's 6-5 win over the Mets.

After converting his first save Wednesday, manager Andy Green expressed that Hand wasn't taking over for Brandon Maurer as the team's closer. Despite the skipper's reluctance to make an official change, the dominant southpaw appears to be the pitcher to own for saves in San Diego until the results prove otherwise. The 27-year-old owns a 2.00 ERA and 11.7 K/9 over 27 innings this season.
4:53 am (EST)
Juan Graterol Headshot

Graterol got a start behind the dish Thursday, going 1-for-3 in a loss to the Rays.

Graterol has been receiving a start or two per week backing up Martin Maldonado. He is slashing just .250/.250/.292 in 24 plate appearances, so even owners in two-catcher leagues would find it hard to justify a roster spot for the 28-year-old.
4:31 am (EST)
David Hernandez Headshot

Hernandez struck out a batter in his lone inning of work Thursday against the Rays.

The veteran reliever has pitched well since joining the Angels in April, posting a 3.00 ERA with a 12:1 K:BB ratio over 12 innings. Hernandez has converted five holds this season and should continue to see opportunities in a shaky Angels bullpen.
4:26 am (EST)
Deolis Guerra Headshot

Guerra pitched two scoreless innings in relief Thursday against the Rays.

Thursday's outing brought the 28-year-old's ERA back under four on the season. Guerra has done a good job of limiting baserunners (1.06 WHIP), but his propensity to surrender homer runs (2.2 HR/9) makes him a risky middle relief option.
4:20 am (EST)
Brandon Crawford Headshot

Crawford went 2-for-4 with his first stolen base of the season in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.

Crawford isn't known for his speed on the basepaths, but he will chip in a handful of steals over the course of the season and he provided owners with one Thursday. Despite a lack of counting stats early on, the veteran shortstop holds value due to his regular placement in the middle of the Giants' batting order.
4:12 am (EST)
Matt Murray Headshot

Murray made 27 saves as Pittsburgh advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals with a double-overtime, 3-2 Game 7 victory over the Senators.

Murray ended up serving as a spectator behind Marc-Andre Fleury for more than two full rounds after suffering a lower-body injury in warm-ups before Game 1 of the first round, but it looks like he'll be Pittsburgh's starter in the Stanley Cup Finals for the second consecutive season. He has allowed no more than two goals in any of his five appearances en route to a 1.35 GAA and .946 save percentage during the playoffs, so the 22-year-old seems no worse for the wear after sitting. Murray will have his work cut out for him against a Predators team that has dropped just four games in getting to this stage.
1:45 am (EST)
Craig Anderson Headshot

Anderson made 39 saves in Thursday's 3-2 double-overtime Game 7 loss to the Penguins.

Anderson was once again far busier than counterpart Matt Murray, who faced just 29 shots. While he did a terrific job of shutting down Pittsburgh's top forwards, Anderson surrendered two goals and an assist to 37-year-old Chris Kunitz of all people. His 2.34 GAA and .922 save percentage in 19 playoff games came tantalizingly close to earning a Stanley Cup Finals berth, but the 36-year-old veteran will end up a spectator just like everyone who doesn't play for the Penguins or Predators.
1:41 am (EST)
Justin Schultz Headshot

Schultz recorded a power-play goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-2 double-overtime Game 7 victory over the Senators.

Schultz's goal gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead with 8:16 remaining in the third, but they promptly coughed that advantage up when Ryan Dzingel lit the lamp for Ottawa just 2:57 later. The blueliner's impact in his return from a four-game injury-related absence didn't end there, as he earned an assist on Chris Kunitz's double-overtime winner. Schultz has carried over his offensive prowess from a 51-point regular season with three goals and seven assists in 15 appearances this postseason.
1:35 am (EST)
Ryan Dzingel Headshot

Dzingel scored a goal in Thursday's 3-2 double-overtime Game 7 loss to the Penguins.

Dzingel's second goal of the playoffs tied the game 2-2 with 5:19 to play, but it didn't end up being enough to earn a Stanley Cup Finals berth. He wasn't the only unlikely hero on this night, with all of the game's goal scorers having combined for just seven goals entering the night.
1:32 am (EST)
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