Clay Buchholz threw a complete-game, three-hit shutout and struck out 12 to beat the Astros 11-0 on Sunday.
Just a spectacular outing for Buchholz. Absolutely spectacular. But let's pump the brakes for a moment here and not get carried away into thinking he's someone he's not. Does he have talent? Yes, of course he does. But let's not forget everything else he's done this season. The outing brought this ERA down to a 5.42 which, if you play fantasy, you know that's not good. His strikeout rate is still middle-of-the-road, he still gives up too many home runs, his command can be very spotty, and when he loses it against a team, which happens regularly, he blows up pretty badly. It was a great outing here, but if you expect to see that from him on even a remotely consistent basis, you're fooling yourself and destined to see your ratios blown to bits.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles lineup on Tuesday.
A day off for the Catcher who is still working his way back from Tommy John Surgery. He has not been able to catch in back-to-back games save for one time this season. Wieters has also been rumored to be being potentially shopped by Baltimore but nothing has yet to come out of those rumors. Analysis: Matt Selz
Melvin Upton is not in the Padres lineup on Tuesday.
This appears to be a day of rest for the veteran outfielder who has actually, for him, been on a hot streak in his last 15 games hitting .273. Will Venable will lead off and play Center for San Diego with Kemp in Right and Justin Upton in Left batting third and fourth respectively. Analysis: Matt Selz
Dee Gordon has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
A dislocated thumb on the last day before the All-Star break kept the speedster not only out of the mid-summer classic but out of the first week and a half of games since. Gordon is back to leading off for the fish as they take on Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals Tuesday. Gordon is currently on pace for 80+ steals, a feat that hasn't happened in a couple of decades in the majors. Analysis: Matt Selz
Donovan Solano has been placed on paternity list.
First of all congratulations to Solano on the new arrival. Solano will miss a couple of games as he and his family welcome the new addition. The backup infielder has not seen much action this season as Dee Gordon and Martin Prado have locked down second and third respectively for the fish. Analysis: Matt Selz
Jose Reyes will be in a Rockies uniform for Wednesday's game.
Colorado acquired Reyes in the Tulowitzki trade that happened very late Monday night and so it will take the major pieces involved a day or so to catch-up with their new teams. Reyes should slot right in as the starting Shortstop for the Rox in place of Brandon Barnes who came in for Tulowitzki late in the game Monday. Analysis: Matt Selz