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Jordan Farmar started the 2nd half Tuesday in place of Kendall Marshall.

Matt Cain allowed four runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out three batters over six innings against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Cain has had himself an up and down since since returning from the disabled list as he has now allowed four or more runs in three of his first five starts as he now sits 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and a 23:7 K:BB rate through 28 innings. At this point it is highly unlikely he will ever regain the value he had pre-2013 but if he can find a way to lower his .275 BAA there is a chance for improvement in the final two months of the season. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Braves on Monday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Francisco Rodriguez earned his 23rd save of the season after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Giants on Tuesday.

Rodriguez has now converted all 23 of his save chances this season while sitting on a 1.50 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and a 40:9 K:BB rate through 36 appearances. With the Brewers practically out of the playoff picture there is a chance K-Rod could be moved prior to the trade deadline, but if a team was to take him on they would have to also take on his rather unattractive salary for the next couple seasons. Analysis: Matthew Beck

Wily Peralta allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three batters over six innings against the Giants on Tuesday.

Peralta was stellar in his first game since May 22 as he managed to pick up his second win of the season ending the Brewers' three-game losing streak. He is now sitting 2-5 with a 3.90 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and a 38:16 K:BB rate through 60 innings (8 starts) so unless he figures out a way to lower his .291 BAA his fantasy outlook doesn't look all that promising at this point in the season. Peralta will look to keep up the pace when he takes on the Padres on Monday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Adam Lind went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI against the Giants on Tuesday.

Lind has been a pleasant surprise for the Brewers this season as he is now slashing .285/.364/.498 with 16 home runs, 60 RBI and 41 runs scored through 319 at-bats. He has recently been dealing with a minor back injury which held him out of both Sunday's and Monday's games, but now that he has returned to the starting lineup he is a safe play in all fantasy formats.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Gerrardo Parra went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored against the Giants on Tuesday.

Parra continues to be a hot name floating around the the league with the trade deadline approaching as he is now slashing .324/.365/.517 with nine home runs, 31 RBI and 52 runs scored through 315 at-bats. There is little doubt that he won't be traded prior to Friday's deadline, but hopefully for his fantasy owners where ever he lands he continues to receive everyday at-bats.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Brett Anderson allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out two batters over seven innings against the Athletics on Tuesday.

Anderson was out-dueled by Sonny Gray on Tuesday night but did managed to toss his best game since July 1 as he allowed only two runs over seven innings. He is now sitting 5-6 with a 3.29 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and a 81:31 K:BB rate through 20 starts so at the very least he is a solid starter in deep league formats. Anderson will take the mound next against the Phillies on Tuesday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Sonny Gray tossed a complete game shutout allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out nine batters against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Gray was outstanding against the Dodgers on Tuesday night as he needed only 110 pitches to log his second complete game shutout of the season. He is now sitting 11-4 with a 2.16 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and a 124:36 K;BB rate through 21 starts and considering he is supporting a .200 BAA, even a little regression isn't going to hurt him that bad. The Athletics' ace will look to keep the ball rolling when he takes on the Indians on Sunday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Josh Reddick went 3-for-4 smacking his 13th home run of the season against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

After a disappointing 2014 campaign Reddick has certainly bounced back in style as he is now slashing .287/.341/.467 with 13 home runs and 57 RBI in the middle of the Athletics' lineup. However, Reddick has never finished with a batting average over .280, so fantasy owners should expect some regression in that area but as long as he keep up his power stroke there is very little fantasy owners need to worry about moving forward.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

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