The Chicago Cubs became the first team to hand Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka a loss in 43 professional starts dating back to Aug. 19, 2012 after Tuesday's 6-1 loss in Wrigley.
No this is not a joke, it was indeed the Cubs who handed Tanaka his first loss in 43 professional starts as the Yankees offense was held in check by Jason Hammel. Tanaka's final line Tuesday read: four runs (three earned) on eight hits and a walk with seven punch outs over six innings. Tanaka will look to start a new winning streak in his next start on Sunday on the road versus the White Sox who will be without their home run leader Jose Abreu who is currently on the disabled list.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Addison Russell was 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Sunday.
Top prospect Addison Russell had his timetable to the majors sped up this season with the Cubs and has responded admirably. Russell has played 87 games with 33 runs, seven home runs, 27 RBI and two stolen bases with a .237 average. Signs point to a better year in 2016 but for this year, Russell will put up stats but is a batting average risk. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Adam Morgan tossed five innings in Sunday’s 6-2 loss to the Braves, surrendering four runs on seven hits and three walks while recording just one strikeout.
After holding the struggling Braves scoreless over the first four frames of Sundays outing, Morgan ran into big trouble in the fifth. The young lefty did finish out the inning, but not before being tagged for four runs. Morgans first two starts in the bigs, which came on June 21st and July 3rd respectively, were impressive and left some fantasy players feeling that he could become a deep-league option for the second half, especially in N.L.-only formats. However, over his last five turns in the Phillies rotation Morgan has provided a mixed bag of results. ultimately pitching to a 5.61 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 3.5 K/9 across 25 2/3 innings. He is expected to be back on the bump Saturday night in San Diego. Analysis: Nate Miller