Ervin Santana allowed one unearned run on six hits and two walks with one strikeout over seven innings against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Big Erv got his swerve on for the first time in about exactly a month, as Saturday marked the first time Santana had held an opponent to less than three runs since the 10th of May. At this point it has become too difficult to trust Santana, especially considering his strikeout rate has fallen off a cliff as he has failed to strikeout more than six batters over that span and has punched out three or fewer in five of his last five outings. If you own Erv try and use this outing to flip him as fast as you can because his next start, on Thursday, will be in Colorado against the Rockies. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett