Cole Hamels struggled again on Tuesday allowing five runs on 10 hits, including two home runs, and a walk with six strikeouts over six innings of the no-decision.
Hamels' early season struggles continued on Tuesday night having now allowed 11 earned runs over his last two starts, falling to 0-2 with a 7.02 ERA and 1.86 WHIP through his first three trips to the mound. While it is still far too early to write this former all-star off, fantasy owners have to be concerned with his early season ground ball-to-fly ball rate (0.77 GB/FB Rate), which is on pace to be a career-worst. He will look to get back on track when he takes on the Mets on Sunday. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Michael Brantley (back) has returned to the Indians' lineup Sunday.
Brantley was out of the lineup as precaution and now seems to be 100 percent healthy. Brantley was one of the most improved players last season, which has greatly increased his fantasy value as some people are drafting him in the second or third round in fantasy drafts. He'll have to have another strong season in order to return value on that high of a draft pick. Analysis: Mark Kaplan