UPDATES & NEWS
Tim Lincecum fell to 5-5 on the year after allowing four runs on seven hits and a wlk with one strikeout over six innings against the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Lincecum recent struggles continued on Friday night, having now fallen to 1-2 over his last five starts. he is now sporting a 4.90 ERA and 1.48 WHIP through his first 15 starts with an unimpressive 77:35 K:BB rate through 82.2 innings. Although fantasy owners can live with his strikeout rate, the other areas of his game are far to inconsistent to make him worth starting on a regular basis. He will look to get back on track when he takes on the Padres next week. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Odubel Herrera will bat leadoff for the Phillies on Sunday.
The Phillies like his bat, which is why they made him a Rule 5 pick from Texas. He figures to play all three outfield positions as well as second base this spring. He will likely be a bench player out of camp if he can hit this spring. He did show some power development in the Venezuelan Winter League, but it remains to be seen if that is something that moves forward for him or not. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson