Joe Kelly (hamstring) is expected to join the Cardinals on this road trip. Kelly has been playing loss toss and testing his leg with some light running. His next step would be to start throwing off the mound again.
Kelly has been sidelined the last two weeks following a hamstring injury but is inching closer to a return to the Cardinals starting rotation. Once healthy he will take over for Tyler Lyons, who has been a respectable replacement in his absence (0-2 w/ 4.50 ERA). Kelly will look to build off of his strong start in which he went 1-1 with a 0.59 ERA and 1.24 WHIP through three starts prior to going down with a hamstring injury.He is expected back at some point in the month of May. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jonathan Gray is expected to start for the Rockies Tuesday.
Gray was the third overall pick in 2013, but his minor league numbers have not exactly lived up to his lofty draft status. In 21 games at Triple-A this season, Gray has a 4.33 ERA, 3.89 FIP and 2.68 K/BB rate. While he probably needs to be owned in deeper leagues and keeper leagues, it is going to be awfully hard to feel confident starting him in Coors until he has some big league success. He could be a sneaky tournament play for DFS Tuesday against the strikeout-prone Mariners, but Gray could easily give up five home runs as well. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run against the Nationals on Sunday.
Duda is absolutely on fire and is a must-start until he shows signs of slowing down. He became the first Mets player in franchise history to hit nine home runs in an eight-game span after his 21st bomb of the season tonight. Duda was middling around this summer until coming on strong this past week. In his last eight games he has nine homers, 11 hits and a ridiculous 1.393 slugging percentage. This is obviously something Duda won’t be able to keep up, but until he drops off keep him in your lineup. Analysis: Zack Carpenter