Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a pair of runs scored against the Phillies on Friday.
While this game extended Heyward's hit streak to eight and his multi-hit game streak to four, this was his first home run since June 15, a span of 28 games. The under-achieving outfielder started to come out of his shell towards the end of the first half, but the lack of power has been a little troubling for fantasy owners. If he can start hitting for more power in the second half then perhaps he salvages some of what has been yet another lost season, but you'll have to go in with cautious optimism. Between the injury history and the years of disappointing play, you just can't assume that he's suddenly going to break out finally.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Roberto Osuna (back) is available out of the bullpen Monday.
Osuna was complaining about some lower back pain after coming on in relief Sunday, but says he will be available if needed. Osuna has been outstanding this year and could be the solution to the Blue Jays' closer issue. He owns a 2.02 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 42 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings and is in the top 30 of the majors in strikeout rate with a 43:10 K/BB ratio. Analysis: Zack Carpenter
Dodgers transfer LHP Paco Rodriguez to the 60-day disabled list.
This move allows the Dodgers to bring up Eric Surkamp for tonight's bullpen game. Rodriguez, who last pitched for the Dodgers on May 29, will be out at least 8-10 weeks until September after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs in his left elbow. He pitched four scoreless innings in a recent rehab assignment but suffered a setback and will now be sidelined even longer than expected. He has a 2.61 ERA in 10 1/3 innings. Analysis: Zack Carpenter