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
The Astros optioned Matt Dominguez to minor-league camp on Sunday
After playing in the majors each of the last two seasons with the Marlins and the Astros it appears he will have to prove to his team that he is still a big league caliber player. At best, Dominguez can provide the long ball for desperate owners if he makes it back to the big leagues, but his batting average (career .233 BA) is hard to live with if that situation arises. Analysis: Matthew Beck