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
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