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Patrick Beverley missed practice  Tuesday with an illness.

Nothing seem to keep this guy off the court as Beverly played Game 1 with a torn right meniscus and he sprained the same knee. I don't see any way he doesn't play on Wednesday night. Beverly's defensive ability is a huge asset for the Rockets in this crazy western showdown with the Blazers.ANALYST: Drew Phelps

Jason Grilli struck out two en route to his 22nd save on Wednesday in a scoreless in inning of work.

After two straight games of giving up a run, Grilli bounced back with a positive outing to pick up his 22nd save of the season in 24 chances. He will still get the chances unless something drastic happens as his 38 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings of work are a nice total for an end of the game closer. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Matt Wisler threw 5 1/3 innings of one-hit baseball while strikring out six, but surrendered five walks in Wednesday's win over the Nationals.

Wisler was effectively wild on Wednesday, limiting the Nats to one hit, but still allowing seven baserunners in his start. Compared to his first two starts, it was compeltely uncommon for the wildness, with zero walks in those games. He was still able to pick up the win making him 2-1 on the season, but has yet to crack the 90-pitch threshold so his length into games is still unknown. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Juan Uribe went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Wednesday against the Nationals.

Uribe now has a hit in our straight games, including three home runs, all of the solo variety. He has been a nice add for the Braves after cooling down a bit to the tune of a .279 AVG in 183 AB. He does support a .741 OPS, however, with a .332 OBP. Analysis: Rob Trayah

A.J. Pierzynski went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the Braves' 4-1 win over the Nationals.

The veteran has a hit in four straight games and 7-of-8, but picked up his first RBI in his last ten with a two-run shot. He had started out, but has cooled down to the point of a .267 AVG and .725 OPS in 52 GP. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Doug Fister went six innings and gave up seven hits and four runs while striking out four on Wednesday against the Braves.

Fister got no offensive help from the Nats and slipped to 3-4 in ten stars this season. He hasn't been able to string a few good starts in a row this season, but it was just his third start since coming off the DL June 18. He has a 4.34 ERA with a 1.36 WHIP on the season, but needs to improve his GB:FB ratio as he is now working down in the zone and has given up eight homers already this season, well above his usual mark. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Alfredo Simon was battered for 15 hits and six runs while striking out seven in 5 2/3 innings of work in the Tigers' 9-3 loss to the Pirates.

Simon saw every Pirate collect a hit in this game as he did a great job of limiting Pittsburgh to just the six runs after giving up a season-high 15 hits. After a nice start to the season, Simon has fallen straight down to Earth with three straight clunkers in a row, allowing at least five earned runs and a home run in each while going 0-2 over the stretch and falling to 7-5 on the season. Analysis: Rob Trayah

James McCann went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Tigers' 9-3 loss to the Pirates.

McCann has quietly been a solid fill in for Alex Avila, hitting his fourth home run of the season in 179 AB. He has 17 RBI and a .724 OPS to boot. He has gone 7-for-14 in his last three games with two homers, a double, four runs and three RBI while bumping his AVG up to .268 on the year. Analysis: Rob Trayah

A.J. Burnett was rock solid Wednesday night, going seven inning and giving up just two runs on seven hits while striking out four.

Burnett continues his magical season with another quality start, his fifth straight. The win brings him up to 7-3 on the season with a 1.22 WHIP and 2.05 ERA. He has 90 strikeouts in 105 1/3 innings of work while holding batters to a .255 BAA. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, double, and two RBI in Wednesday's win over the Tigers.

Alvarez notched his first home run since June 10 while providing his seventh hit in the last four games started. He has a hit in seven straight games started with an RBI in five fo those contests as he continues to showcase his pop with 11 homers in 226 AB. Analysis: Rob Trayah

David Peralta went 1-for-3 connecting on his seventh home run of the season against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Peralta is now slashing .266/.339/.454 with seven home runs, 33 RBI and 30 runs scored through 207 at-bats as he continues to leave his mark on the Diamondbacks outfield situation. As long as he continues to see regular at-bats he is a solid investment in deep league formats while being a solid contributor in the RBI category.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Starlin Marte was 4-for-5 with a solo home run and a double on Wednesday against the Tigers.

The young outfielder now has a seven game hitting streak and is ninth in the NL with 47 RBI. It was his first home run in his last 82 AB, but has not affected his batting average. Marte is now up to .285 on the season with 15 stolen bases and an .804 OPS. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Aaron Hill went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Hill has been far from a fantasy asset up to this point in the season as he is now slashing .224/.284/.333 with just four home runs and 20 RBI through 165 at-bats. Unless he catches fire as the All-Star game approaches he should remain on the waiver wire in all leagues outside of the NL-only variety.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Robbie Ray coughed up four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six batters over six innings against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Ray has now allowed four runs in two of his last three starts as he continues to struggle after a solid start to the season. He is now sitting 2-4 with a 2.55 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and a 34:11 K:BB rate through seven starts but will need to show more consistency before being taken serious outside of NL-only leagues. Ray will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Rangers on Tuesday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Neil Walker went 4-for-6 with two home runs, three RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base in the Pirates' 9-3 win over the Tigers.

Walker has started to turn around his season after a dismal two month start. He has hits in five straight with a total of nine hits in that stretch. The second baseman has six homers and 27 RBI and has gotten his AVG up to a respectable .268 clip while slugging at .410. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Kenley Jansen allowed one run on two hits while striking out two batters but managed to escape with his 13th save against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Despite escaping with the save on Wednesday night Jansen has now allowed runs in back-to-back games for the first time this season. However, he is still sitting on a 1.53 ERA, 0.51 WHIP and a 30:1 K:BB rate through 17 2/3 innings, so fantasy owners have little to worry about while he is going through a rough patch.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

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