Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed just one run on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts over 5.1 innings against the Marlins on Friday.
Despite being tagged with the loss on Friday night, Matsuzaka pitched well in his return to the starting lineup, allowing just one run over 5.1 innings. He is now the owner of a 3-1 record with a 2.68 ERA and 1.26 WHIP between the bullpen and the starting rotation, but will need to lower his walk rate (31 BB through 47.0 IP) before gaining any lasting fantasy value. Dice-K will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Pirates on Thursday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
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