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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
Teams have begun to eye Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller.
What a shock. Suddenly teams are interested in a 24-year old who is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 43:16 K:BB over 54.0 innings. Never saw that coming. The Braves did a nice job not only acquiring Miller, but also in developing him more. His use of a new cutter is increasing his ground ball rate and he is inducing a lot more weak contact. As a result, strikeouts are up, walks are down and Miller looks like a tremendous asset.Expect teams to make pitches for Miller, but don't expect the Braves to bite. Analysis: Howard Bender