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Justin Turner went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in the Dodgers 8-6 win over the Padres on Tuesday night. 

Tuner has now started three straight games for the Dodgers, going 4-for-11 with three RBI and two runs scored in that stretch as he continues to do a good job while splitting the hot corner with Juan Uribe. He is now slashing .308/.380/.425 with three home runs and 27 RBI through 214 at-bats, but does not produce enough outside of the batting average category to warrant fantasy consideration.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

20 Aug, 02:31 AM

Carl Crawford was perfect Tuesday night going 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, three runs scored, a walk and a stolen base in the Dodgers win over the Padres. 

Crawford is now 8-for-20 (.400 BA) with a home run, four RBI, five runs scored and five stolen bases over his last six games as he tries to salvage what is left of another down season. His performance in August (.344 BA) has given fantasy owners some hope that maybe he will be able to finish the year on a high note, especially considering his production he has had recently on the base paths. Until he cools off, Crawford belongs in starting lineups no matter the format down the stretch.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

20 Aug, 02:28 AM

Kenley Jansen allowed one run on two hits and a walk but was able to pick up his 35th save of the season on Tuesday night against the Padres. 

It wasn't pretty but Jansen was able to escape Tuesday night's game with his 35th save out of his first 39 attempts. He is now sitting on a 2.98 ERA and 1.17 WHIP while owning a solid 81:14 K:BB rate over 51.1 innings. Although he may be allowing more base runners than we would like to see this season, he has still managed to be one of the most dominating options at his position and will play a big role down the stretch for the Dodgers.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

20 Aug, 02:26 AM

Kevin Correia allowed four runs on eight hits and one walk with six strikeouts but was still able to pick up the win in a shootout against the Padres on Tuesday night. 

Correia improved to 2-0 since joining the Dodgers earlier in the month as he does a respectable job while awaiting the return of Hyun-Jin Ryu. The 33-year-old righty has looked much better on the mound since leaving the Twin Cities, but is still only relevant in NL-only leagues considering he is sitting on a 4.87 ERA, 1.45 WHIP with a 72:34 K:BB rate over 140.1 innings. He will look to stay perfect since changing zip codes when he takes on Mets on Sunday.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

20 Aug, 02:24 AM

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Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a losing effort against the Dodgers on Tuesday night. 

Despite hitting a mere .203 on the season, Gyorko has actually performed very well in the second half, slashing .312/.369/.532 with four home runs, 20 RBI and nine runs scored over his last 77 at-bats, with two of those home runs coming over his last seven games. He was likely dropped after his miserable start (.162 BA through first 204 AB), but if he is sitting on the waiver wire he makes for a nice pickup for the stretch run as he appears to have put it all together to make the best of a down year.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

20 Aug, 02:21 AM

Ian Kennedy fell to 9-11 after allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out five batters over five innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday night. 

After surrendering three runs or less in seven of his last nine starts, Kennedy reverted back to his old ways in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers. He is now sitting with a 3.72 ERA and 1.26 WHIP through 26 starts while managing a solid 168:54 K:BB rate over 157.1 innings. Even if he produces a rough outing like this every once and a while his high strikeout upside make him worthy of ownership in all but the shallowest of leagues the rest of the way, especially when taking his pitcher-friendly home ballpark into consideration. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

20 Aug, 02:19 AM

Ben Zorbist went 2-for-3 with a RBI, two walks and two runs scored in the Ray's loss to the TIgers on Tuesday night. 

Zobrist is having himself a nice run in the month of August, slashing .333/.410/.431 with seven extra-base hits, eight RBI, 13 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases. Although he is a far cry form a 20 home run hitter like in the past, he still makes for a solid fantasy option in all league formats when taking into consideration his multiple position eligibility.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

20 Aug, 02:16 AM

Grant Balfour did not record a out while giving up three runs in the top of the eleventh on one hit and three walks falling to 1-5 on the season for the Ray's.

Balfour continues to have a tough time on the mound since returning to the Rays this past offseason and is now sitting on a 5.48 ERA and 1.64 WHIP through 47.2 innings of relief. He has not been in the closer role for quite some time now and considering now well Jake McGee has adapted to the ninth inning there is little chance he ever gains back the role ever again while with the Rays.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

20 Aug, 02:14 AM

James Loney had a big day at the plate going 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the Ray's loss to the Tigers on Tuesday night. 

Loney has now logged four multi-hit games over his last six contests, owning a .400 average with two home runs and eight RBI in that stretch. Although Loney is not your typical power-hitting first baseman, he has managed to own a respectable batting average (.288 BA) while driving in 59 RBI through 475 at-bast this season. He remains a nice complimentary piece for those in deep leagues looking for help in batting average, which is his most productive fantasy category.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

20 Aug, 02:09 AM

Chris Archer allowed four runs (one earned) on five hits and five walks with six strikeouts over 5.2 innings in a no decision against the Tigers on Tuesday night. 

Archer settled for a no-decision on Tuesday night despite allowing just one earned run. His performance marked the third time over his last three starts in which he allowed only one earned run, but has just one win in that stretch to show for it. Now sitting 8-6 with a 3.17 ERA and 1.30 WHIP through 25 starts, Archer has solidified himself as a must-own fantasy option in all formats, especially while owning a 8.44 K/9 through 150.1 innings. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

20 Aug, 02:06 AM

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