Cole Hamels threw seven scoreless innings and allowed just five hits and two walks with six strikeouts against the Braves on Monday.
Hamels has been one of the best pitchers of late, having through three consecutive shutouts despite logging only one win over that time frame. The Phillies offense has not done him any favors during his hot streak as he remains with a 2-3 record, but he has now struck out 76 batters over 74.1 innings, which has increased his fantasy value significantly. Even if he cools off some as the season progresses, Hamels will be a great fantasy asset while his health continues to hold up. He will look for win No. 3 when he takes on the Cardinals on Saturday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Hector Sanchez left Thursday's game after taking a foul tip to the neck.
We should get a better idea on Friday if this injury is serious or not, but even a brief absence could set Sanchez back in his roster battle with Andrew Susac. Susac is younger, and a better hitter and he could be useful in NL-only or if the Giants decide to play Buster Posey more at first base. Sanchez will never have much fantasy value regardless of role though he would probably be better for San Francisco's pitchers. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Ross Ohlendorf left Thursday's game with tightness in his right groin.
This isn't good news for Ohlendorf, especially after he's pitched so well this spring. Given his success, it seems as though the only way that he will be left off of the Rangers' Opening Day roster is if he is out for an extended period of time or has a setback. He will likely fill a long reliever role for Texas with the chance to make an occasional spot start. Analysis: David Kerr