Masahiro Tanaka tossed eight scoreless innings and allowed just two hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts against the Cubs on Wednesday.
Tanaka was outstanding Wednesday and looked exactly like the pitcher everyone touted before they started railing him for signing with the Yankees. He stayed ahead in the count most of the day and threw a total of 107 pitches (76 strikes) to get through the eighth frames. The two hits he allowed were harmless bunt singles and he struck out 10 for the second consecutive outing. You can happily expect more of the same when he faces the Rays his next time out. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Doug McDermott (back) did not practice Tuesday.
It was reported on Saturday that McDermott suffered a setback on Saturday which caused him to miss a game. It looks like now, it could be more than a one game setback. He has not been a consistent part of the rotation, so his absence won't have many fantasy implications. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Dion Waiters (foot) did not practice Tuesday.
RIght now, Waiters should be considered questionable for the Thunder's Wednesday night match up against the Mavericks. Coach Brooks said his foot is feeling better but still not 100%. Andre Roberson has already been ruled out, which means Anthony Morrow could be in line for all the minutes he can handle if Waiters is unable to play. Analysis: Drew Phelps