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Update: Cole Hamels was claimed off waivers by the Cubs.
Well now this should be a very interesting deal to negotiate because the Cubs have a lot of extremely talented youth in the organization. Given the age of Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins, the Phillies would like as for their pick of Stalin Castro, Javier Baez or Addison Russell. Stay tuned. This could also be nothing as the two teams fail to consummate a deal and this eager speculation is all for naught.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Kendrys Morales went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, and five RBI on Friday night.
Morales has been more than the Mariners could have asked for so far this season, as he is sporting a very formidable .305 average and has clocked six dingers so far this season. His 37 RBI are also impressive for someone who many thought was finished a couple of seasons ago, as his health has been more than serviceable during this 2015 campaign. It might be unfair to expect him to finish the season above .300, but 20+ home runs are not out of the question for the switch-hitting DH. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Lance Lynn allowed five runs on 10 hits across five innings on Friday night.
Lynn didn’t look like himself on Friday night, as even though he lasted six innings, he allowed 11 baserunners and five runs. He also struggled to strikeout four batters, which is also something that is uncharacteristic for the 28-year-old right hander. This appears to be a blip in an otherwise solid campaign so far this season, so don’t put too much stock into the subpar outing on Friday night. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Chris Young pitched a shutout across six innings on Friday night.
As a spot starter, Young has been very impressive, allowing only three runs across two outings so far this season. Unless he is getting the start, he holds little fantasy value, and even then, his low strikeout rate will limit what he can offer, but if you are in desperate need of a run stopper, Young might just be the guy to enlist going forward. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Phil Hughes allowed two runs on eight hits across seven innings on Friday night.
The former Yankees blue-chip prospect was very impressive on Friday night, as he managed to allow only two runs across seven innings, while only needing 89 pitches to make it through seven. Unfortunately the offense wasn’t able to get the job done in order to allow Hughes to pick up the win, but he more than deserved it. Hughes did a fine job in building off his previous start, and hopefully can string together a few more quality starts going forward. Analysis: Dom Murtha