UPDATES & NEWS
Adam Wainwright has been named starting pitcher for the National League All-Star team.
Personally, I would of picked Clayton Kershaw but when you're manager makes the decisions, there really is no fighting it. It isn't like Wainwright isn't deserving with his 1.83 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and 115/27 K/BB ratio in 138 innings this season but just Kershaw has been outstanding and with a no-hitter under his belt. Felix Hernandez has been named the American League starter. ANALYST: Drew Phelps
Matt Andriese gave up four runs over 3 1/3 innings as the Rays lost to the Yankees 5-3 on Sunday.
The Yanks hit Andriese up pretty good on Sunday, but it wasn’t like they absolutely shelled him. Four runs on eight hits over 3 1/3 innings isn’t pretty, but it also isn’t catastrophic. In any case, manager Kevin Cash decided to pull the 25-year-old right-hander after only 63 pitches, leaving the rest of the game up to the bullpen. He now appears to have a spot in this Ray’s rotation, so he needs to work on stretching himself out and keeping the ball on the ground, rather than getting hit hard or getting into deep counts. As of now, he’s not worth a fantasy roster spot, so look for starting pitching help somewhere else on the waiver wire. Analysis: Dom Murtha