This is some strange news considering the fact Sims has been a full participant at practice all week. He reportedly passed the concussion protocol but it seems that hasn't happened quite yet. The Dolphins will be thin at tight end this week with Jordan Cameron and Sims out this week.
The homer was Reynolds' sixth on the road this season (third on the road this month). He has 19 long balls in total to go with 60 RBI (third most in the National League), as he continues to post ridiculous numbers at home. It seems like regression is inevitable given his track record, but Reynolds' home park and the lineup around him should continue to buoy his fantasy floor.
This is about as good as it gets for the modern-day version of Cain. He has five quality starts in 16 turns this year, and just three since the end of April. Cain has managed more than three strikeouts just once in his last 11 starts, and home runs are a mounting concern. He's a high-risk, low-reward fantasy option.
He was in line for the win when he exited the game, but the Rockies' bullpen squandered the lead and San Francisco ended up winning in 14 innings. Regardless, it was a strong bounce-back effort for Hoffman, who was rocked for nine earned runs against the Diamondbacks at Coors Field his last time out. Most will want to avoid him at home after that disaster, but Hoffman has appeal in a wide variety of formats as a matchups-based play.
Johnson has now converted five of his last six save opportunities, after being charged with two blown saves in a span of four appearances about a month ago. While he seems to be secure in his role with his current club, Johnson could be dealt before the deadline, and it's far from a lock that he'd close for a contending team. Arodys Vizcaino would presumably take over as the closer in Atlanta if Johnson were to be traded.
Despite the loss, it was a strong effort from Chacin, who continues to post excellent numbers at home (1.83 ERA). His ERA is over 9.00 on the road, but Chacin is a viable streamer as his heavy groundball tendencies have proven to be a nice fit at Petco Park.
With six scoreless frames in his first career road start, Newcomb now sits with a sparkling 1.48 ERA and 1.07 WHIP through four major-league outings (24.1 innings). The most impressive (and surprising) part of this has been his control -- Newcomb did have four walks in one start, but he's issued a total of four walks in his other three starts combined spanning 18.1 innings. He posted a 5.2 BB/9 with Triple-A Gwinnett prior to his promotion. Newcomb lines up to start Sunday at Oakland.
The home run was Segura's first since May 18, and just his fourth extra-base hit since that date (19 games). Segura, who is 7-for-13 on stolen-base attempts this season, has not attempted a steal since returning from an ankle injury last week.
It was Franco's 10th home run of the season and third in his last nine games. Franco hasn't exactly been raking this month following talk of a possible demotion in late May, but his 8:5 BB:K over his last 15 games is encouraging.
He set a new season high in strikeouts, which helped mitigate the damage from the four free passes. Nola finishes the month of June with a 35:11 in 33:1 innings, and he's completed at least six innings in four of his last five starts. The 24-year-old seems to have turned the page on the back issue that put him on the DL earlier in the season.
The lefty looked more like himself in this one, especially in the early going, as he struck out six over his first three innings while sitting comfortably in the upper 90s with his fastball. He wasn't quite as sharp later in the game, and Maikel Franco's homer in the seventh ultimately sent Paxton to his third straight loss, but he matched a season high with the nine strikeouts. Paxton has been adamant in recent weeks that he is fine physically, but he felt his mechanics were off.
The long ball, a sixth-inning shot off Jose Alvarez, was his first home run off a lefty this season. Pederson had just one home run against a southpaw all of last year, and he came into Tuesday batting .219/.200/.419 against left-handed pitching for the season. The 25-year-old is now up to five homers since his return from the DL on June 13.
Chavez blanked the Dodgers over the first five innings, and both runs charged to him came around to score after he was pulled from the game. The 33-year-old only threw 54 of his 100 pitches for strikes, but he induced nine swinging strikes and kept the ball in the yard, breaking a streak of 13 consecutive appearances with at least one home run allowed. It was a nice bounce-back effort against a good lineup, but Chavez's propensity for giving up the long ball and declining strikeout rate make him a dicey streaming option in mixed leagues.
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