Anibal Sanchez was not sharp over 6.1 innings as he gave up five runs on 11 hits with four strikeouts and one walk in the win over the Diamondbacks Wednesday afternoon.
This marks the second poor start in a row by Sanchez, as he gave up four runs over six innings last time out. The Tigers' starter has been hitting a rough patch in the season lately, as he has a 5.79 ERA in his last four starts. On the bright side he only walked one man in the start, though a two-run home run by Did Gregorious spoiled the outing. ANALYST: Ben Diamond
Back to back rough outings for Sanchez who was tagged for four runs over six innings in his previous start against Cleveland. Overall on the season Sanchez is 7-4 with a 3.45 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. His next start will come at home against the White Sox who scored three runs off Sanchez over six innings handing him the loss back on April 21st. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Addison Russell was 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Sunday.
Top prospect Addison Russell had his timetable to the majors sped up this season with the Cubs and has responded admirably. Russell has played 87 games with 33 runs, seven home runs, 27 RBI and two stolen bases with a .237 average. Signs point to a better year in 2016 but for this year, Russell will put up stats but is a batting average risk. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Adam Morgan tossed five innings in Sunday’s 6-2 loss to the Braves, surrendering four runs on seven hits and three walks while recording just one strikeout.
After holding the struggling Braves scoreless over the first four frames of Sundays outing, Morgan ran into big trouble in the fifth. The young lefty did finish out the inning, but not before being tagged for four runs. Morgans first two starts in the bigs, which came on June 21st and July 3rd respectively, were impressive and left some fantasy players feeling that he could become a deep-league option for the second half, especially in N.L.-only formats. However, over his last five turns in the Phillies rotation Morgan has provided a mixed bag of results. ultimately pitching to a 5.61 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 3.5 K/9 across 25 2/3 innings. He is expected to be back on the bump Saturday night in San Diego. Analysis: Nate Miller