UPDATES & NEWS
Tim Lincecum followed up his no-hitter with eight shutout innings against the Cardinals on Tuesday. He allowed just four hits and two walks with six strikeouts.
Lincecum has been outstanding over his last two starts, allowed just four hit sand three walks in his last 17.0 innings pitched, while striking out 12 batters in that span. The Freak is now sitting 7-5 with a 4.06 ERA and 1.29 WHIP through 17 starts in 2014, has yet to gain back the trust of his prospective fantasy owners after a shaky start.If his recent production is a sign of things to come int he second half, then now is the time to jump on board before his value reaches highs that we have yet to see since his Cy Young years. He will look to keep up the pace when he takes on the Padres on Sunday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva