UPDATES & NEWS
Jose Fernandez gave up six runs (five earned) on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts over five innings against the Padres on Friday.
It was an uncharacteristic start from the Marlins hurler on Friday night, taking his second loss of the season after surrendering five or more runs in a game for just the second time. He is now 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA and 0.95 WHIP through eight starts while averaging well over one strikeout per inning pitched (12.19 K/9). Look for him to get back on track when he takes on the Dodgers on Wednesday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in the Royals 7-1 win over the Twins on Monday.
Morales is raking to start the season, hitting .358 with 12 runs, two home runs and nine RBI as the Royals everyday DH and cleanup hitter. 2014 was a lost year for Morales as he struggled to find a role with the Mariners and Twins but he showed capable of being a productive player over the two seasons prior where he hits a combined 45 home runs over the two years. Morales was one of the more promising offensive players in the league before a devastating ankle injury nearly ended his career in 2010 but if his hot start is any indication of things to come those who took a chance on Kendrys could be in for a solid season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba