Jonathan Broxton pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save of the season as the Reds defeated the Pirates 5-2 on Wednesday.
Broxton has yet to allow a run in his first four appearances of the season and has converted all three of his save opportunities thus far.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Tommy Hunter pitched 2/3 of an inning for the save on Saturday.
Tommy Hunter made a splash as a Chicago Cub saving the game on Saturday. With Jason Motte giving up another run and Hector Rondon needing a day off, Joe Maddon turned to Tommy Hunter for the save. Hunter responded with a clean inning but this should not signal any change to the ever fluid Cub closer situation. Hector Rondon seems to be back in the role but Hunter could push his way into a more prominent role in setup going forward. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Anthony Rizzo was 2-for-4 with a three run home run on Saturday.
Anthony Rizzo is halfway home to a major league record with his fourth consecutive game with a home run on Saturday. For the season, Rizzo now has 20 home runs and 60 RBI while hitting .290 for Chicago. For daily fantasy, Rizzo is hitting over .330 in Miller Park over his last 18 games there with 10 home runs and 23 RBI. Add in that he is 11-for-24 (.458) versus Kyle Lohse in his career with two doubles and a home run and Rizzo is well worth the $3800 price tag on Sunday at FanDuel. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Kyle Schwarber was 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk and two runs scored on Saturday.
Kyle Schwarber continues to be a fantasy factor at catcher with two more hits including his fourth home run on Saturday in Milwaukee. Through 22 games, Schwarber has a .338 average with 14 runs and 13 RBI for the Cubs. His ceiling is tempered by the fact that he is eligible to play only three out of five days per pitching cycle but look for him to be in the lineup against Kyle Lohse. Schwarber could be a bargain at catcher on FanDuel at only $2900 on Sunday. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Adam Lind was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
Adam Lind continues to shine in Milwaukee this year. Saturday marked his 97th game played which surpasses last years 96 in Toronto. Lind is hitting .278/.356/.485 with 16 home runs and 60 RBI this season. Due to his back issues and the Cubs starting a left handed pitcher, look for Lind to get the day off on Sunday. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Khris Davis was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI on Saturday.
Khris Davis provided one of the Brewers two runs on Saturday with an RBI single. But in a season riddled with injuries, Davis has not been able to build upon last years success. After 64 games, Davis is only hitting .237 with seven home runs and 23 RBI. With plenty of playing time available due to trades, Davis will look to improve in the second half. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Cesar Hernandez was 2-for-5 with a run and a double on Saturday.
Cesar Hernandez is now hitting .283 for the season with 39 runs, one home run, 24 RBI and 15 stolen bases for Philadelphia. Although Chase Utley will be on rehab assignment on Sunday, Hernandez has played his way into the lineup and should be the second baseman for the second half for the Phillies. Teams needing speed should look his way. Analysis: Greg Jewett