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R.A Dickey allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits and two walks while striking out seven batters over 7.2 innings against the Reds on Sunday.
Dickey suffered his second consecutive loss on Sunday, having now allowed seven runs over his last two stats. Now sitting 6-6 with a 4.04 ERA and 1.40 WHIP, Dickey is still work owning in all but the shallowest of leagues, although he needs to work on both his home runs allowed (12 HR) and walks (42 BB) before being labeled a must-start every time he takes the mound. He will look to bounce back when he takes on the White Sox on Friday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Astros purchased the contract of Preston Tucker from Triple-A Fresno
Tucker will be called up in lieu of the Astros placing George Springer on the disabled list. Tucker has been mashing in Triple-A Fresno, to the tune of a .320 average with 10 home runs. Tucker could see some time in the outfield, or the Astros could elect to let Evan Gattis play some left field. However, with Gattis' poor defensive play, it would be more than likely that Gattis will remain in the DH spot. Analysis: Colby Conway
Astros placed George Springer (head) on the 7-day disabled list.
Springer crashed into the outfield wall on Tuesday and he has been evaluated for a concussion. Preston Tucker was called up on Wednesday, indicating that he will likely spend some time on the DL. While the batting average isn't where owners want it to be, it's hard to complain when he already has four homers and 10 stolen bases on the season. Analysis: Colby Conway