UPDATES & NEWS
Corey Kluber allowed just one run (unearned) on two hits and no walks while striking out 10 batters over ninth innings against the Royals on Thursday.
Kluber held up his end of the deal on Thursday, but got o run support from his offense, resulting in a no-decision. He is now 10-6 with a 2.77 ERA and 1.13 WHIP through 22 starts while maintaining an impressive 162:33 K:BB rate through 149.1 innings. The Indians still have a shot at making a playoff push, and a lot of the credit should be given the Kluber's great season as he remains one of the best pitchers to own in the American League. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Mariners his next time on the mound. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Wandy Rodriguez allowed just one run on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts over five innings against the Angels on Friday.
Sigh. He’s like that bad penny you just can’t get rid of, no matter how hard you try. Just when you think Major League teams have had enough of him and his boring mediocrity, someone goes and brings good ol’ Wandy back from the dead. It’s difficult to imagine that he’ll last long with the Rangers, especially with the number of home runs he normally allows, but consider this the warning to stay away. This start may not look bad on the surface, but it’s just setting you up for something downright horrible in the future. He’ll get another start next week against the Mariners, but we cannot, in good conscience, recommend using him. Analysis: Howard Bender