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
Mariners recalled LHP Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma.
The Mariners play around with their 25-man roster often, and now it appears that they are in the market for a left handed reliever, which makes Luetge's name a popular option for a call up. Even though he is getting the call to the show, don't expect much fantasy value, as he figures to see no starts and no save opportunities. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Eduardo Rodriguez will start Wednesday at Fenway Park.
Combining the Red Sox ineptitude at the starting pitching spot so far this season with Rodriguez's dominance last night, it comes as no surprise that he will be given every opportunity to keep pitching in the bigs going forward. Considering how well Rodriguez looked last night, he might be worth a pickup for Wednesday if you have an extra roster spot. He certainly is a high demand player in AL only leagues. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Falcons have waived Prince Shembo.
Easy move after hearing the news today that he allegedly murdered his ex-girlfriend's dog. He may get another job after all of this news is sorted out and he gets exonerated, but if not, he can kiss his NFL career goodbye. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Tom Brady’s appeal hearing will be held June 23rd.
It's tough to tell if Brady will get his suspension reduced at this point, but he would be stupid not to try. The last time the Pats had to take an extended period of time without their fearless leader was in 2008, where they went 11-5 with Matt Cassel at the helm. This is not to trivialize the importance of arguably the best QB of all-time, but I'm sure coach Bill has a plan if the suspension doesn't get reduced. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Manager Craig Counsell confirms Tyler Wagner will start Sunday.
Wagner is making a huge jump from Double-A to the bigs, but the good news for Brewers fans is that he was pretty dominant in Double-A so far this season. Coach Counsell has high hopes for Wagner, so it leaves me inclined to feel the same way in terms of fantasy production. Give Wagner a chance on Sunday in daily leagues if you are in the market for a cheap starting pitching option. Analysis: Dom Murtha