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Tim Hudson was hammered for eight earned runs on six hits while walking two and striking out one over 3.2 innings in the Giants 11-2 loss to the Rockies on Sunday.

This was certainly not the start Hudson was hoping for as the eight earned runs ballooned his ERA to 5.04 on the season. In what has already been hinted to as Hudson's last season before retiring the 16 year veteran will look to right the ship when he takes the mound again next Saturday against the Braves. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Nick Hundley went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and one run scored in the Rockies 11-2 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Hundley is thoroughly enjoying his season in Coors as all four home runs and 13 of his 15 RBI on the season coming at home. The Rockies have no desire to start Wilin Rosario at catcher which gives Hundley great job security and those that play in daily leagues will want to give him a good hard look when the Rockies are in Coors due to his production. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Nolan Arenado went 4-for-5 with a home run, a triple, four RBI and three runs scored in the Rockies 11-2 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Arenado has struggled average wise this month, hitting just .253 but the home run on Sunday was his fifth of the month and eighth of the season. Arenado had a breakout 2014 where he hit .287 with 18 home runs and 61 RBI but was limited to 111 games due to injury. With a full season of health in 2015 many expect Arenado to take another leap forward to becoming one of baseballs best young third basemen.  Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Chad Bettis turned in his best performance of the season on Sunday, allowing two earned runs on six hits while walking two and striking out seven over 8.1 innings in the Rockies 11-2 win over the Giants.

Bettis was impressive on Sunday which likely had to do with the Rockies offense giving him such a big lead he felt comfortable attacking the strike zone which is something some pitchers struggle with for the fear of giving up runs. Bettis has now made three appearances this season, earning quality starts in his last two and he will look to make it three in a row when he takes the mound next Saturday against the Phillies.  Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Chris Coghlan went 1-for-2 with a home run, two RBI and one run scored in the Cubs 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

The home run was Coghlan's seventh of the season but he is hitting just .208 with a miserable .283 OBP. Coghlan finds himself in a platoon with Junior Lake who hits well against left handed pitching which is something Coghlan struggles with. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Miguel Montero went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cubs 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Montero hit his fifth home run of the season on Sunday and has had his role even more solidified thanks to the Cubs trading Wellington Castillo who was the third catcher on the Cubs roster. Montero should be starting nearly everyday with the exception coming when Jon Lester is on the mound as David Ross is his personal catcher. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Jason Hammel allowed four earned runs on five hits while walking one and striking out nine over seven innings in the Cubs 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Though it didn't technically qualify as a "quality start" Hammel turned in another solid performance Sunday as he did not allow a hit following a rough third inning. His ERA on the year stands at 2.98 to go with an impressive 0.91 WHIP and he will look to continue his solid 2015 when he takes the mound on Saturday against the Royals. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and one run scored in the Diamondbacks 4-3 win over the Cubs on Sunday.

Goldschmidt continues to mash as the home run was his 12th of the season to go with a .333 average, 34 runs, 38 RBI and eight stolen bases. Goldschmidt swiped just nine bags over 109 games in 2014 but with eight already through 42 games in 2015 his career high of 18 appears to be in jeopardy which could help him finish as the No.1 overall fantasy player this season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Brad Ziegler picked up his second save of the season on Sunday after pitching a scoreless ninth innings in the Diamondbacks 4-3 win over the Cubs.

Ziegler has earned a save in each of his last two opportunities and looks to be entrenched as the Diamondbacks closer following the removal of Addison Reed from that role earlier this month. Ziegler has closer experience dating back to 2013 where he saved 13 games for the Diamondbacks. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Jeremy Hellickson allowed three earned runs on four hits while walking one and striking out four over 6.2 innings in the Diamondbacks 4-3 win over the Cubs on Sunday.

It has been a rough first season in Arizona for Hellickson, going 2-3 with a 5.33 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP but Sunday could be a sign that better days are on the way as he tossed his second straight quality start. He will look to make it three in a row when he takes he mound next Saturday against the Brewers. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Brian McCann said he expects to play Monday.

McCann left Sunday's game after the eighth inning with a right foot injury, but it does not sound serious. If McCann does miss any time, John Ryan Murphy would take over behind the plate for the Yankees.  Analysis: Steve Pimental

Adam Rosales went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI on Sunday night.

Rosales’ slash line is an abomination so far this season (.214/.279/.375), and his measly three home runs and seven RBI don’t help his case much either. Do not consider him a legitimate option at second base in any fantasy format.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Shawn Tolleson picked up his third save of the season on Sunday night.

It looks like Tolleson is starting to grab a hold of the Rangers closer role, as he has now converted their last three save opportunities, and hasn’t given up a run in several weeks. He should be owned in all formats.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Chris Capuano went 4 1/3 innings, allowed two earned runs on eight hits, and struck out four batters on Sunday night vs the Rangers.

Capuano is doing his best to fill in for the Yankees during their time of desperate need, but at this point, the talent level just doesn’t appear to be there. He doesn’t go deep into games, gives up too many runs, and strikes out very few, so consider him an untouchable option for the rest of the way.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Yovanni Gallardo went six innings, allowed two runs, and struck out six batters on Sunday night in win vs the Yankees.

Gallardo pitched a solid six innings on Sunday night, lowering his ERA to 4.13, by allowing only two runs and striking out six Yankees. For the most part, what you see is what you get with the veteran right-hander, as he is a middle of the road starting pitcher with mediocre strikeout potential. Depending on the matchup, he might be worth a look in daily leagues, but other than that, he should not be considered a top tier option going forward.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

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