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Mike Minor pitched seven innings of one run ball allowing three walks and striking out seven Reds on the way to his fourth win of the season in the Braves 7-2 victory Wednesday.
The only damage allowed by Mike Minor was a solo-home run to the Reds Zack Cozart. Minor has been plagued by the long-ball of late having allowed five home runs in his last three starts, but overall his peripherals suggest he is taking a minor step forward from the respectable first full-season he put together last year and is on his way to fulfilling his pre-draft sleeper hype.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Matt Andriese gave up four runs over 3 1/3 innings as the Rays lost to the Yankees 5-3 on Sunday.
The Yanks hit Andriese up pretty good on Sunday, but it wasn’t like they absolutely shelled him. Four runs on eight hits over 3 1/3 innings isn’t pretty, but it also isn’t catastrophic. In any case, manager Kevin Cash decided to pull the 25-year-old right-hander after only 63 pitches, leaving the rest of the game up to the bullpen. He now appears to have a spot in this Ray’s rotation, so he needs to work on stretching himself out and keeping the ball on the ground, rather than getting hit hard or getting into deep counts. As of now, he’s not worth a fantasy roster spot, so look for starting pitching help somewhere else on the waiver wire. Analysis: Dom Murtha