UPDATES & NEWS
David Murphy went 5-for-6 with three doubles, five RBI, and two runs scored as the Indians beat the Blue Jays 15-4 on Wednesday.
After going 1-for-15 over his last four games, Murphy posted his best performance of the season, finishing with more hits on Wednesday night than he has in his previous eight starts. He is now sitting on a .273 average with two homers and 24 RBI in his first season with the Tribe as he continues to dominate right-handed opposition (.307 BA). There is a chance he is still sitting on the waiver wire after a slow start, so if in search of outfield depth Murphy is a solid add while hitting at a high clip. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Wandy Rodriguez allowed just one run on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts over five innings against the Angels on Friday.
Sigh. He’s like that bad penny you just can’t get rid of, no matter how hard you try. Just when you think Major League teams have had enough of him and his boring mediocrity, someone goes and brings good ol’ Wandy back from the dead. It’s difficult to imagine that he’ll last long with the Rangers, especially with the number of home runs he normally allows, but consider this the warning to stay away. This start may not look bad on the surface, but it’s just setting you up for something downright horrible in the future. He’ll get another start next week against the Mariners, but we cannot, in good conscience, recommend using him. Analysis: Howard Bender